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Fujitsu Assigned Twenty-Five Patents

Computer-readable recording medium storing search program and method, non-transitory computer-readable storage medium, information output method, and information processing, data analysis apparatus, method, and storage medium, storage access management, and non-transitory computer-readable storage medium for storing program, storage medium, encoding/decoding device, information processing and recording medium recording program, storage control device, and recording medium with execution command pausing or stopping, storage medium, data collecting device, active firmware replacement in storage and in storage controller, and computer-readable recording medium, storage, information processing, and non-transitory computer-readable storage medium for storing program, non-transitory computer-readable storage medium, and information processing, storage and data arrangement method for storage, storage management and non-transitory computer-readable recording medium having stored therein storage management program, evaluation and recording medium evaluating a line as start line of table, non-transitory computer-readable storage medium, generation, and information processing, storage medium, control method/device for changing setting values of wearable apparatus, multi-cloud operating, operation managing device, and storage medium, recording medium recording information output program, and information processing, storage control and storage control for deduplication, non-transitory computer readable recording medium, and alteration detection

Computer-readable recording medium storing search program and method
Fujitsu Ltd., Kawasaki, Japan, has been assigned a patent (11,176,177) developed by Ujibashi, Yoshifumi, and Noma, Yui, Kawasaki, Japan, for computer-readable recording medium storing search program and search method.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: “In a search apparatus, a processing unit obtains input data and output data and stores these data in a storage unit. The processing unit classifies a plurality of data conversion methods into a plurality of groups. With respect to each group, the processing unit produces intermediate data from the input data using the data conversion methods belonging to the group, and evaluates the intermediate data using an evaluation function corresponding to the group, in order to thereby search for a combination of data conversion methods within the group. The processing unit determines a combination of data conversion methods that is able to convert the input data into the output data on the basis of the search results obtained for the plurality of groups.

The patent application was filed on February 6, 2019 (16/268,839).

Non-transitory computer-readable storage medium, information output method, and information processing
Fujitsu Ltd., Kawasaki, Japan, has been assigned a patent (11,163,765) developed by Iwamoto, Kayoko, Kawasaki, Japan, and Takagi, Ryuichi, Nakano, Japan, for non-transitory compuyer-readable storage medium, information output method, and information processing apparatus.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: “A non-transitory computer-readable storage medium storing a program that causes a computer to execute a process, the process including receiving a search query, obtaining a first document containing a word included in the received search query from a storage device that stores a plurality of documents, extracting a plurality of words included in the first document, selecting one or more words from the plurality of extracted words, the one or more words having lower similarity to the word included in the received search query being specified in the specifying, obtaining a second document containing the selected one or more words, and outputting information corresponding to the second document.

The patent application was filed on April 10, 2018 (15/949,698).

Data analysis apparatus, method, and storage medium
Fujitsu Ltd., Kawasaki, Japan, has been assigned a patent (11,151,084) developed by Ogihara, Kazutaka, Hachioji, Japan, for data analysis apparatus, data analysis method, and storage medium.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: “A non-transitory computer-readable storage medium having stored therein a program executing a process includes when starting capture of data, acquiring a pair of first identification information and a file name, recording the pair and an acquisition time in management information, when it is detected that the first identification information included in the captured data is associated with a file name included in another data captured before the captured data, recording a pair of the first identification information and the file name and a capture time in the management information, when a reference request for the data is received, specifying a file name corresponding to first identification information and time information included in the reference request, the file name being specified by referring to the management information, converting the first identification information into the specified file name, the first identification information being included in the data, and outputting the data.

The patent application was filed on July 5, 2018 (16/027,427).

Storage access management, and non-transitory computer-readable storage medium for storing program
Fujitsu Ltd., Kawasaki, Japan, has been assigned a patent (11,144,234) developed by Imamura, Satoshi, Kawasaki, Japan, for apparatus, method for storage access management, and non-transitory computer-readable storage medium for storing program.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: “An apparatus includes: a memory, and a processor coupled to the memory, the processor being configured to execute an access processing that includes making access to a storage, execute a monitoring processing that includes monitoring a state of usage of the storage in given timing, and execute a control processing that includes changing an operating frequency of the processor performing the access processing according to a monitoring result of the monitoring processing.

The patent application was filed on March 22, 2019 (16/361,286).

Storage medium, encoding/decoding device
Fujitsu Ltd., Kawasaki, Japan, has been assigned a patent (11,128,873) developed by Katayama, Kentaro, Kawasaki, Japan, for storage medium, encoding device, decoding device, encoding method, and decoding method.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: “A storage medium storing a program that causes a processor to execute a process, the process includes calculating a prediction residual from a difference between a predicted image generated by intra-screen prediction or inter-screen prediction and the input image to be processed and performing orthogonal transformation processing and quantization processing on the prediction residual, and then performing entropy encoding processing, acquiring a quantization parameter used in the quantization processing, a signal including a quantization error occurring in the quantization processing, and an image including a prediction error occurring in the intra-screen prediction or the inter-screen prediction when encoding the input image to be processed, and acquiring an encoding distortion inferred by a filter unit by separately inputting the quantization parameter, the signal including the quantization error, and the image including the prediction error to the filter unit that has learned an encoding distortion generated, encoding an input image for learning.

The patent application was filed on April 24, 2020 (16/857,225).

Information processing and recording medium recording program
Fujitsu Ltd., Kawasaki, Japan, has been assigned a patent (11,126,514) developed by Nonaka, Takashi, Yokohama, Japan, Okagawa, Asuka, and Sugaya, Akihiro, Kawasaki, Japan, for information processing apparatus, information processing system, and recording medium recording program.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: “An information processing apparatus, includes a first nonvolatile storage device, and a processor coupled to the first nonvolatile storage device, wherein the processor is configured to suspend, when receiving a write request of data from an application, a write process for the write request in a case where second writing of the data into a second nonvolatile storage device of a different information processing apparatus fails while first writing of the data into the first nonvolatile storage device succeeds, record, after the write process is suspended, error information indicative of an error of the second writing, resume, after the error information is recorded, the write process and issue a notification of the application of completion of the write process, and isolate, after the notification of the completion of the write process is issued, a region of the second nonvolatile storage device which is used by the application.

The patent application was filed on September 28, 2018 (16/145,247).

Storage control device, and recording medium with execution command pausing or stopping
Fujitsu Ltd., Kawasaki, Japan, has been assigned a patent (11,113,003) developed by Muroyama, Tomohiko, Kawasaki, Japan, for storage apparatus, storage control device, and recording medium with execution command pausing or stopping.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: “A storage apparatus includes a non-volatile storage device configured to store data, a memory, and a processor coupled to the memory and configured to control access to the non-volatile storage device, the processor configured to: receive an instruction from external software as a task, generate a command set for controlling the non-volatile storage device, execute a command included in the generated command set, control firmware revision processing of the storage apparatus, and stop execution of the command after performing processing for suppressing abnormality detection of the external software at a timing at which the command is not executable during the firmware revision processing.

The patent application was filed on December 19, 2019 (16/720,815).

Storage medium, data collecting device, and method
Fujitsu Ltd., Kawasaki, Japan, has been assigned a patent (11,096,023) developed by Ikkaku, Kento, Kawasaki, Japan, for storage medium, data collecting device, and data collecting method.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: “A storage medium storing a data collecting program for making a process performed, the process includes identifying a data obtainment target period and a plurality of areas based on a request from a user, extracting a plurality of apparatuses present in each area in each time frame as a data obtainment unit of the period, assigning, for each set of the time frame and the area, an apparatus as a collection source of a data block corresponding to the set of the time frame and the area based on a given condition from among the extracted plurality of apparatuses, and collecting the data block from the apparatus assigned as the collection source for each set of the time frame and the area.

The patent application was filed on December 20, 2019 (16/722,065).

Active firmware replacement in storage and in storage controller, and computer-readable recording medium
Fujitsu Ltd., Kawasaki, Japan, has been assigned a patent (11,074,144) developed by Muroyama, Tomohiko, Yoshida, Masahiro, and Takakura, Atsushi, Kawasaki, Japan, for active firmware replacement in storage system and in storage controller, and computer-readable recording medium having stored therein program for active firmware replacement in controlling storage.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: “Before an active program replacement is carried out, a storage controller confirms a communication state between a redundant storage controller having a redundant configuration with the storage controller and the second storage device, and prohibits, in a case where an abnormality is detected in the communication state between the redundant storage controller and the second storage device, the active program replacement of the first storage controller. This inhibits occurrence of system down when active firmware replacement process is to be carried out in a storage system including multiple storage devices connected to one another.

The patent application was filed on October 29, 2018 (16/173,444).

Storage, information processing, and non-transitory computer-readable storage medium for storing program
Fujitsu Ltd., Kawasaki, Japan, has been assigned a patent (11,074,012) developed by Kuwamura, Shinya, Kawasaki, Japan, for storage device, information processing system, and non-transitory computer-readable storage medium for storing program.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: “A storage device includes: a semiconductor memory, and a memory controller coupled to the semiconductor memory and configured to control the semiconductor memory, wherein the memory controller is configured to store information for translating a logical address into a physical address, and execute a dividing process that includes dividing, upon receiving a computational command, the computational command into a plurality of commands based on the information.

The patent application was filed on March 29, 2019 (16/368,935).

Non-transitory computer-readable storage medium, and information processing
Fujitsu Ltd., Kawasaki, Japan, has been assigned a patent (11,074,000) developed by Miyamae, Takeshi, Kawasaki, Japan, and Honda, Takeo, Nagoya, Japan, for non-transitory computer-readable storage medium, and information processing device and method.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: “A non-transitory computer-readable storage medium storing a program that causes a first computer to execute a process, the process including, receiving an update request from a second computer, the update request including an identifier of data stored in a storage device, an arithmetic operator of a calculation for the data, and an argument value used for the calculation, the calculation being one of four arithmetic calculation and bit calculation, the data being stored in the storage device that denies an access from the second computer, executing the calculation for a value of the data based on the arithmetic operator and the argument value, the calculation executed by the first computer being limited to the four arithmetic calculation or the bit calculation, updating the value of the data to an output value of the executed calculation, and transmitting response information corresponding to the update request to the second computer.

The patent application was filed on December 22, 2017 (15/851,777).

Non-transitory computer-readable storage medium for storing position detection program
Fujitsu Ltd., Kawasaki, Japan, has been assigned a patent (11,069,086) developed by Yokota, Yasuto, and Suzuki, Kanata, Kawasaki, Japan, for non-transitory computer-readable storage medium for storing position detection program, position detection method, and position detection apparatus.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: “A non-transitory computer-readable storage medium storing a position detection program which causes a processor to perform processing for object recognition, the processing includes: acquiring a plurality of pieces of three-dimensional data of simple shapes that are not similar to each other, carrying out learning by using the plurality of acquired pieces of data, acquiring an image obtained by imaging by an imaging unit, and detecting a position of an object from the acquired image by using a first learning model generated based on the learning.

The patent application was filed on October 30, 2019 (16/668,708).

Storage and data arrangement method for storage
Fujitsu Ltd., Kawasaki, Japan, has been assigned a patent (11,068,190) developed by Ohtsuji, Hiroki, Yokohama, Japan, for storage apparatus and data arrangement method for storage apparatus.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: “A storage apparatus includes a plurality of storage devices, and a processor coupled to the plurality of storage devices and configured to generate, when detecting a failure of a storage device belonging to a first volume that is generated with the plurality of storage devices, a second volume having a remaining operating rate equal to or larger than an access frequency of the first volume and satisfying a required capacity of the first volume, with a storage device in an operating state of the plurality of storage devices, and move data arranged in the first volume to the second volume generated.

The patent application was filed on December 2, 2019 (16/699,785).

Storage management and non-transitory computer-readable recording medium having stored therein storage management program
Fujitsu Ltd., Kawasaki, Japan, has been assigned a patent (11,061,589) developed by Hibino, Tetsuya, Nagoya, Japan, for storage management apparatus, storage system, and non-transitory computer-readable recording medium having stored therein storage management program.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: “A storage management apparatus includes a memory configured to store configuration information regarding a configuration of a storage apparatus, first update information indicating an update status of the configuration information, and second update information pieces, the configuration information including information elements, the second update information pieces indicating respective update statuses of the information elements, and a processor configured to: obtain first update information from a storage controller that controls the storage apparatus, compare the obtained first update information with the first update information in the memory, send, to the storage controller, the second update information pieces in the memory, when both of the update information do not match, receive, from the storage controller, one or more information elements extracted in the storage controller based on the second update information pieces that are sent, and update the configuration information in the memory based on the received information elements.

The patent application was filed on February 25, 2019 (16/284,669).

Evaluation and recording medium evaluating line as start line of table
Fujitsu Ltd., Kawasaki, Japan, has been assigned a patent (11,055,477) developed by Onogi, Makio, Yokohama, Japan, Muramoto, Takahide, Zama, Japan, and Inoue, Takayuki, Kawasaki, Japan, for evaluation device, evaluation method, and recording medium evaluating a line as a start line of a table.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: “A non-transitory computer-readable recording medium stores therein an evaluation program that causes a computer to execute a process including: specifying, by referring to a storage that stores therein table information having a plurality of lines each of which includes a plurality of cells that are associated with characters or character strings, regarding each of the lines out of the plurality of lines, a combination of data classifications of the characters or the character strings associated with the plurality of cells that are included in each of the lines, acquiring a combination of the data classifications stored in the storage, comparing, regarding each of the lines out of the plurality of lines, the acquired combination of the data classifications with the specified combination of the data classifications, and evaluating, in accordance with comparison results, the line targeted for a comparison process.

The patent application was filed on October 30, 2018 (16/175,336).

Non-transitory computer-readable storage medium, generation, and information processing
Fujitsu Ltd., Kawasaki, Japan, has been assigned a patent (11,055,206) developed by Takoh, Yuichiroh, Machida, Japan, Kaneko, Atsushi, Kani, Japan, Shindo, Seiya, Mizunuma, Eiji, Yokohama, Japan, Fujii, Hisaya, Numazu, Japan, Suzuki, Yasuhiro, and Taniguchi, Kazutaka, Yokohama, Japan, for non-transitory computer-readable storage medium, generation method, and information processing apparatus.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: “A non-transitory computer-readable storage medium storing a program that causes a computer to execute a process, the process including executing one of a plurality of programs, acquiring a status of variation in an internal state of a memory occurred in response to the executing, determining whether a specified status pattern is stored in a storage device that stores a plurality of status patterns of variation in an internal state of the memory, the specified status pattern satisfying a predetermined criterion regarding a similarity with the acquired status, when the specified status pattern is stored in the storage device, generating a test scenario that is a combination of programs including the executed program, and when the specified status pattern is not stored in the storage device, suppressing the generating the test scenario.

The patent application was filed on October 2, 2018 (16/149,200).

Non-transitory computer-readable storage medium, information processing and method for detecting malware
Fujitsu Ltd., Kawasaki, Japan, has been assigned a patent (11,036,564) developed by Yoshimura, Kunihiko, Katsushika, Japan, Satomi, Toshitaka, Yamato, Japan, and Masuoka, Ryusuke, Setagaya, Japan, for non-transitory computer-readable storage medium, information processing apparatus and method for detecting malware.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: “A non-transitory computer-readable storage medium storing a program that causes an information processing apparatus to execute a process, the process includes executing a first program and a second program using a system including a kernel of an OS, acquiring first information regarding a first API call and second information regarding a second API call, executing a similarity judgment process in which a similarity between the first program and the second program is judged, wherein the first information is information indicating at least one of a type of the first API call, the number of executions of the first API call, and a call order of the first API call, the second information includes at least one of a type of the second API call, the second information includes the number of executions of the second API call, and a call order of the second API cal.

The patent application was filed on December 15, 2017 (15/844,189).

Storage medium, control method/device for changing setting values of wearable apparatus
Fujitsu Ltd., Kawasaki, Japan, has been assigned a patent (11,016,299) developed by Kuwabara, Hiroshi, Suginami, Japan, for storage medium, control method, and control device for changing setting values of a wearable apparatus.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: “A computer-readable storage medium having stored therein a program for causing a control device to execute receiving an instruction for changing a setting value of a wearable device and changing the setting value with a change width based on a difference between a current setting value and a maximum setting value or a change width based on a difference between a current setting value and a minimum setting value in response to the instruction.

The patent application was filed on November 20, 2018 (16/197,341).

Multi-cloud operating, operation managing device, and storage medium
Fujitsu Ltd., Kawasaki, Japan, has been assigned a patent (11,010,189) developed by Yoshida, Taketoshi, Kunitachi, Japan, for multi-cloud operating method, operation managing device, and storage medium.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: “A non-transitory computer-readable storage medium storing a program that causes a computer to execute a process, the process includes storing a port number of a first service used by a first virtual machine executed within a first cloud computing system in association with an identifier of the first virtual machine, when receiving a request to move the first virtual machine to a second cloud computing system, transmitting a confirmation request as to whether or not a second service corresponding to the port number of the first service is enabled to be used in the second cloud computing system to the second cloud computing system, the confirmation request specifying the port number of the first service, and moving the first virtual machine to the second cloud computing system when receiving a reply indicating that the second service is enabled to be used from the second cloud computing system.

The patent application was filed on June 24, 2019 (16/449,625).

Information processing and storage control
Fujitsu Ltd., Kawasaki, Japan, has been assigned a patent (11,010,081) developed by Oe, Kazuichi, Yokohama, Japan, for information processing apparatus and storage control method therefor.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: “An apparatus monitors an access load state of a plurality of logical volumes of a first storage device, and determines that an access load state of a subset of the plurality of logical volumes has changed from a high load state to a low load state. The apparatus migrates, when the subset of the plurality of logical volumes remains in a low load state after an elapsed setting time since the load state of the subset of the plurality of logical volumes changed from a high load state to a low load state, data stored in the subset of the plurality of logical volumes to a second storage device having an access rate lower than the first storage device.

The patent application was filed on March 14, 2018 (15/920,734).

Recording medium recording information output program, and information processing
Fujitsu Ltd., Kawasaki, Japan, has been assigned a patent (10,996,065) developed by Oe, Wang, Xin, Ota, Japan, Usui, Masahiro, and YuKi, Hiroko, Yokohama, Japan, for recording medium recording information output program, information output method, and information processing apparatus.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: “A recording medium recording a program causing a computer to execute processing includes: specifying a route related with a specific terminal based on a route search condition set at the specific terminal or a route search result with the route search condition, referring to location information on a shop or a facility in a storage device, specifying a first shop or a first facility around the route related with the specific terminal and a second shop or a second facility is not around the route related with the specific terminal, and allowing, in accordance with detection of a charge payment event corresponding to the specific terminal at the first shop or the first facility, a terminal corresponding to the first shop, a terminal corresponding to the first facility, the specific terminal, or a terminal associated with the specific terminal to output information on the second shop or the second facility.

The patent application was filed on September 24, 2018 (16/139,186).

Non-transitory computer-readable storage medium, record data processing, and record data processing
Fujitsu Ltd., Kawasaki, Japan, has been assigned a patent (10,990,604) developed by Oe, Ono, Toshiro, Nishinomiya, Japan, and Nishigaki, Masaki, Kobe, Japan, for non-transitory computer-readable storage medium, record data processing method, and record data processing apparatus.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: “A non-transitory computer-readable storage medium storing a program that causes a computer to execute a processing, the processing including identifying, by a plurality of processes, at least one candidate for a record separation point from text data in each of a plurality of divided files, detecting, from the text data in the plurality of divided files, a text region indicating one data value based on a detection result of predetermined format code, determining that the at least one candidate that is not included in the text region is a record separation point, and transmitting a plurality of partial texts corresponding to the pieces of record data to one or more processes that transforms the plurality of partial text into a record format data, each of the plurality of partial texts being extracted from the plurality of divided files based on the determined record separation point.

The patent application was filed on February 9, 2018 (15/892,845).

Storage control and storage control for deduplication
Fujitsu Ltd., Kawasaki, Japan, has been assigned a patent (10,990,535) developed by Oe, Takeda, Naohiro, Zushi, Japan, Kubota, Norihide, Konta, Yoshihito, Kawasaki, Japan, Kikuchi, Toshio, Sagamihara, Japan, Kurasawa, Yusuke, Nagano, Japan, Tanaka, Yuji, Inagi, Japan, Kajiyama, Marino, Yokohama, Japan, Suzuki, Yusuke, Shinozaki, Yoshinari, and Watanabe, Takeshi, Kawasaki, Japan, for storage control apparatus and storage control method for deduplication.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: “A storage control apparatus includes a memory to store meta-information associating a position of a logical area with a position of a physical area, and a processor to, when a first data block including data, a check code corresponding to the data, and first information related to a position within the logical area is stored in the physical area, and a second data block including the data, the check code, and second information related to a position within the logical area is written in the logical area, obtain a first position at which the first data block is present in the physical area, based on meta-information of the first data block in the meta-information, associate the first position as a position of the physical area in meta-information of the second data block in the meta-information with the position to which the second data block is written in the logical area.

The patent application was filed on April 17, 2018 (15/955,236).

Non-transitory computer readable recording medium, storage control , extraction , and extraction device
Fujitsu Ltd., Kawasaki, Japan, has been assigned a patent (10,957,076) developed by Kataoka, Masahiro, Kamakura, Japan, Komatsu, Ryouta, Yokohama, Japan, and Murakami, Iori, Ota, Japan, for non-transitory computer readable recording medium, storage control method, extraction method, storage control device, and extraction device.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: “A storage control device specifies, based on association information, blocks in each of which the boundary is included from among a plurality of blocks. The storage control device generates, for each of the specified blocks, first image data and second image data. The first image data is image data that includes a first object and that does not include a second object, whereas the second image data is image data that includes a second object. The storage control device stores the generated first image data and the second image data in a storage unit so as to be identifiable.

The patent application was filed on January 22, 2019 (16/253,933).

Non-transitory computer readable recording medium, and alteration detection
Fujitsu Ltd., Kawasaki, Japan, has been assigned a patent (10,956,599) developed by Kataoka, Masahiro, Kamakura, Japan, Hideshima, Gensai, Nishinomiya, Japan, and Suzuki, Yasuhiro, Yokohama, Japan, for non-transitory computer readable recording medium, alteration detection method, and alteration detection apparatus.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: “An alteration detection apparatus generates index information based on a document in a storage. The alteration detection apparatus acquires index information that is associated with information identifying a document. The alteration detection apparatus determines whether there is an alteration added to the acquired document based on a result of comparison between the generated index information and the acquired index information. The alteration detection apparatus detects, when there is an alteration, an altered part in the acquired document based on the result of comparison between the generated index information and the acquired index information.

The patent application was filed on October 26, 2018 (16/171,873).

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