Internet application system for entrance examinations

  • January 22, 2021

#patent

In the Intellectual Property industry where we are, patent application, design registration application, trademark registration application would come to our mind when we use the word “application”. However, in the general society, many people may think of the procedure of mailing the application forms and surveys to take an examination for high school or university. Recently, Internet applications have become more common in applying for entrance examinations.

Under such circumstances, the invention “Matching method of application data and survey report data”, which focused on improving the business of sending the survey report of the examinee from the entry school to the applying school and accepting the survey report, was registered last year in June and August. It was registered as Japanese Patent Registration No. 6715423 and Japanese Patent Registration No. 6752480 (Patent holder: At System Co., Ltd.) With these inventions, it is possible to shorten the working hours of teachers and school clerical staff, as well as preventing data entry errors during transcription work.

From the viewpoint of patent application procedure, it is noteworthy that these two patent applications are subject to the exception of loss of novelty for the presentation before filing and for request for accelerated examination. Therefore, Japanese Patent Registration No. 6715423 was registered in about 7 months after filing, and Japanese Patent Registration No. 6752480 was registered only in about 4 months after filing. According to the patentee’s homepage (URL below), it seems that the system has already been adopted by many schools.

The examination season is coming soon. If any of the students who are viewing this blog are taking the exam, be careful of your physical condition and do your best. (Conan)

https://www.atsystem.jp/
(At System Co., Ltd. Homepage (Japanese))
https://www.ckip.jp/top/
(Website for Internet application system, school operation support system (Japanese))

Glasses that don’t hang on your nose

  • January 13, 2021

#patent

The other day, when I stopped by at the Gozaisho service area, I saw a photo signboard. It seems the temples, not the nose, tuck the sides of the face to support the glasses. I thought this was very good because the nose pad would leave marks on my face and remove my makeup.

The sign says “Patent pending”, so I looked it up on J-PlatPat, and there was a patent filed by iZone Japan Co., Ltd., the original seller of the product.
(Japanese Patent Publication No. 2020-95243, Japanese Patent No. 6749712)

The patent was published in 2020, and it had already been registered by then, so when checking the progress information, it seems that it was the subject of super accelerated examination.

If you meet the requirements of (1) and (2), an application will be subject to the super accelerated examination.
(1) Being both an “implementation-related application” and a “foreign-related application”, or being both an application by a venture company and being an “implementation-related application”
(2) The application must be an online procedure for all procedures performed after 4 weeks before the application for super accelerated examination.

For details on Super Accelerated Examination, please refer to “Procedures for Super Accelerated Examination” on the JPO website. (Marron)

https://www.jpo.go.jp/system/laws/rule/guideline/patent/document/index/supersoukisinsa.pdf
(Japanese only)

https://translate.google.com/translate?sl=ja&tl=en&u=https://www.jpo.go.jp/faq/yokuaru/patent/super_souki_qa.html
(Q & A about Super Accelerated Examination by Google translation)

Shika-senbei (Biscuits for Deer)

  • January 6, 2021

#trademark

The other day, I went to Nara, the ancient city of Japan, for the first time.
Because I spent my childhood abroad, I never had a chance to visit there.
The popular sites to visit in Nara I thought were the Great Buddha and deer in Nara park, so I went to Todaiji Temple and Nara Park.
In and around Nara Park where many deer inhabit, Shika-senbei (Biscuits for Deer) were sold in various places.
I wanted to interact with the deer, so I purchased one. It was bundled with a stamped sheet and it was written “Trademark Registration No.23863885”.

I searched it on J-Plat Pat and found that the characters “Shika-senbei” were registered as Japanese trademark. The right holder was the “The Nara Deer Preservation Foundation” and the registration date was February 28, 1992. The deer, which is also designated as a protected species, is an animal that is protected and loved in many ways. (Rabbit)

“Inventor of the Edo period, Igashichi Iizuka”

  • December 28, 2020

I will introduce an inventor who is closely related to today (December 24th). The person I would like to introduce is Igashichi Iizuka, the inventor of the late Edo period. Today in 1836 is the day Igashichi died.

As an inventor of the same Edo period, Hiraga Gennai, who introduced the Dutch-made static electricity generator Elekiter, is famous, but his evaluation as an inventor is controversial.

On the other hand, Igashichi took the nickname of “Karakuri Iga”(mechanist Igashichi), and while being the village headman, he studied architecture, Japanese mathematics, Dutch, etc., made many karakuri(mechanism) and Japanese clocks, and there is even a theory that he had made the Elekiter himself.

Since he spent his life in Tsukuba-gun, Hitachi Province (currently Tsukuba City, Ibaraki Prefecture), when “Robot Town Tsukuba” was proposed in 2009, Igashichi Iizuka was introduced as the origin of “Robot Town Tsukuba”. It can also be said that he is the origin of Tsukuba Science City.

For details, please see the link below (Wikipedia in Japanese).
https://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E9%A3%AF%E5%A1%9A%E4%BC%8A%E8%B3%80%E4%B8%83

(blink)

Mobile rice ball

  • December 21, 2020

#utility model

The other day, I received a “mobile rice ball” from an insurance agent.
It was made from Alpha rice (processed quick-cooking rice) which can be stored for a long time. I also received an advice that the food included in the normal disaster prevention set is not enough in case of emergency.

“Japanese Utility Model Registration No. 3197867” was written on the back side of the package, so I looked it up with J-PlatPat. The title of the device was “container”, which means that the registration was not for the rice ball, but for the container.
By changing the form of “rice” to “rice ball”, chopsticks and spoons are not required, and you can eat while walking, but with this container, you can mold and eat the rice ball without touching directly with your hands. You can eat the rice ball without any hesitation even when it is difficult to keep your hands clean in certain situations.
It seems that it is used not only as a preserved food for emergencies, but also as a food to carry for outdoor activities such as mountain climbing and overseas travel.
I would like to add what I received this time to our stockpile, and hope that we will consume them in a non-emergency situation.
That is all from Cacao, who has the urge to try it.

Marmite

  • December 16, 2020

#trademark

I would like to introduce to you a certain food I encountered when I lived in England that shocked me.
It’s a smooth dark brown paste called Marmite. British people like to eat it with toast. The taste was salty-ish yet bitter-ish, and I couldn’t understand why it was liked by them because it has a really strong taste. However it had a natto-like sensation that we have in Japan, and it made me feel a sense of familiarity with the British people.

The package design has a strong impact and there is a unique presence like no other. Examining the actual raw materials and manufacturing method, it seems that it is made from yeast generated during the beer manufacturing process. It is nutritious and that is also similar to natto. Some traditional fish and chips are fried in beer, making beer and this Marmite an indispensable existence to Britain.
I would like to eat if I have a chance to go to England again someday.
When I looked up “Marmite” on J-PlatPat, I found 3 Japanese trademark registration. The most recent one was registered in September 2019. I was surprised that the trademark was registered in Japan as well. (Marigold)

Marmite Official Website (English):Marmite Spread Yeast Extract 250g | Marmite
Wikipedia:Marmite – Wikipedia

Tatami-rimmed bag ~Kimetsu no Yaiba (Demon Slayer)~

  • December 11, 2020

I received a handy bag (bag / tote bag) to put documents in.
This bag is very light, useful and can carry A4 size documents, as well as writing utensils and accessories.
The material of this bag is Tatami-Beri (the edge of the tatami mat).

In modern Japan, the use of chairs and flooring has become a culture, decreasing the number of tatami rooms in Japanese houses. However, this bag is made of Tatami-Beri.

The kimono pattern of this bag is from the characters appearing in Kimetsu no Yaiba. It is a collaboration between Tatami-Beri and Kimetsu no Yaiba.

To support tatami culture, we want to support such company. Total Concentration Breathing! (rice ball)
Homepage (Japanese): 髙田織物株式会社 (ohmiyaberi.co.jp)
About the company (English): TATAMI_E.eca (ohmiyaberi.co.jp)(PDF)

The idea twist! ~The world of automatic driving~

  • December 7, 2020

#patent

Wouldn’t you like to utilize such technology?
There are many surface processing technologies in the world that block electromagnetic waves that cause noise.
On the contrary, there is a rare value to a surface treatment technology which transmits the millimeter waves emitted by the millimeter wave radar, and is also blindfolded (blocks the eyesight), and the appearance is beautiful!
We can introduce to you a Japanese company that provides such rare and valuable technologies.
If you are interested, please contact us (Hattori & Partners).
“Millimeter wave radar” irradiates millimeter waves (wavelengths of electromagnetic waves is 1 to 10 mm) and It is widely used for automatic driving with a measuring device that measures the distance from an obstacle to the time it takes for it to reflect off an object and return. (rice ball)

Nagoya company collaboration product

  • December 4, 2020

The other day, I found a company collaboration product produced by Nagoya. A company collaboration product is a collaboration product jointly produced by multiple companies,

When we talk about collaborative products, we often see collaboration between manga, anime, movies, etc. and stationery or sweets, but since it is a collaboration between companies in Nagoya and food manufacturers, I felt the novelty.

The collaboration product which I found is a collaboration between “Ichibiki Co., Ltd”, a manufacturing company of miso, soy sauce, etc. and “Kasugai Confectionery Co., Ltd.”, a company famous for its bean sweets. The collaboration product is “Boiled Peanuts (chicken stock and pepper flavor)”. The deliciousness of “chicken stock and pepper flavor” and “boiled peanuts” was a real “inventive” collaboration.
For people in the Chubu region, both companies are manufacturers that we eat from time to time, so I’m sure the taste is familiar and nostalgic. (time)

PS5

  • November 27, 2020

#design #patent #trademark #utility model

Hello. This is Hiro.
The latest generation of PlayStation 5 (PS5), the home video game console, was released the other day (November 12, 2020). The number of people who wanted to purchase it exceeded that of the initial shipment, making it difficult to obtain. However, I was lucky enough to win the reservation lottery and got it on the release date.

High resolution and high frame rate image output, load time significantly shortened by adopting high-speed SSD, controller using high-precision haptic technology (tactile technology), 3D audio technology, and a lot of other latest technology are put in place, and the performance is greatly improved, compared to PlayStation 4 (PS4). Perhaps because I work on the patent field, I’m more interested in what kind of technology is currently used in game consoles and how far game-related technology has advanced, rather than playing the game itself. After playing with it for a while, I was particularly surprised by the haptic technology of the controller. The controller vibrates in various patterns and the repulsive force of the button changes according to the scene and situation in the game. It’s clearly different from the existing vibration technology. I felt that I could have an unprecedented gaming experience.

I searched patents and utility models on J-PlatPat by entering “Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.” (actually I could only type in up to 20 characters of the name due to the character number limit) in “Applicant / Right holder / Author Affiliation” column and 876 domestic documents were found (585 when narrowed down by “Registration date”). Some of the technologies described in these references may be used on the PS5.

Then, in the design search of J-PlatPat, when the same input was entered in the “Applicant / Right holder” field and searched, 55 domestic publications were found. The latest registration example (Design Registration No. 1671045) seems to be compatible with the wireless headset released on the same day as the PS5 main unit. In the future, there is a possibility that design registration and publication will be published for PS5 main units and controllers with innovative designs.

Furthermore, in the trademark search of J-PlatPat, when the same entry was made in the “Applicant / Right holder” field and the search was performed, 535 application / registration information was hit.

The “PS” logo (No. 4440718-2), “PS5” logo (Trademark application 2020-14898), and “PlayStation” (No. 5698539, etc.) are displayed on the right side from the center on the package front.

It can be seen that the “PS” logo (No. 4440718-2) is recognized as a well-known trademark because the same mark is registered as a defensive mark (No. 4440718-2 Protective No. 01, etc.).

Regarding the “PS5″ logo (trademark application 2020-14898), the trademark application was filed in Jamaica on December 2, 2019, secured a priority date, and then was filed in Japan on February 12, 2020, claiming the priority of the Paris Convention. This might have been done because when applying in Jamaica, it is difficult for the applied trademark to be known to the general public or others”, so that the “PS5” logo would not be known to the general public until the announcement date, outside Jamaica. Also, this is thought to be due to reasons such as preventing other people from preemptively applying for and registering in other countries. The “PS5” logo was announced at the consumer electronics trade fair “CES 2020” (Las Vegas, USA) on January 7, 2020, after the filing date for Jamaica and before the filing date for Japan.