Patents Assigned to Bandai Co., Ltd.
  • Publication number: 20190168117
    Abstract: A game device for playing a game includes a first display, a computing device, and a storage medium containing program instructions stored therein, execution of which by the computing device causes the game device to provide the functions of: obtaining item information including a game character which is used by the user in the video game, from a user item, receiving an input of an operation for the video game from the user, displaying a notification image for notifying the user of a timing of a first operation on the first display, while displaying a first animation that includes a plurality of frames, and in response to the reception of a first operation by the operation input unit during the displaying of the first animation, stopping displaying the rest of frames of the first animation after a timing at which the first operation is received.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2019
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Applicant: BANDAI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takahiro MIYAZAKI, Wataru HIGUCHI, Takashi IIDA
  • Publication number: 20190168113
    Abstract: A game device for playing a game includes a first display having a first display area, and being configured to display images for the game in the first display area, the first display area including an operation area on which a user item of a user is movably placeable, a computing device, and a storage medium containing program instructions stored therein, execution of which by the computing device causes the game device to provide the functions of: obtaining item information from the user item, the item information including a game character that is used by the user in the game, executing the game using the item information, and controlling displaying of the first display, by causing an associated image that is associated with the user item that has been movably placed on the operation area to display in the first display area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2019
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Applicant: BANDAI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takahiro MIYAZAKI, Wataru HIGUCHI, Takashi IIDA
  • Patent number: 10210354
    Abstract: An information processing system includes an information bearing medium and an information reading unit. The information bearing medium has a two-dimensional array of unit data zones. Marks are provided on some of the unit data zones so as to form a digital code. Mark patterns of any two Y-directional adjacent unit data zone strings based on the arrangement of marks in an X-direction differ from each other. The information reading unit generates a data string on the basis of a unit signal formed from a plurality of signals output from a group of detection units that detect the marks in synchronization and recognizes the digital code of the information bearing medium on the basis of a group of the data strings sequentially obtained from the array of the unit data zones.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: BANDAI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroki Matsui, Shinnosuke Terai, Hirotaka Hatayama, Haruhisa Saito
  • Patent number: 10022645
    Abstract: [Problem] To provide an educational toy which allows an observed action to be experienced artificially. [Solution] A toy system (900) is used by bringing a magnifying-glass type hand-held instrument (930) into contact with a page (912) of a main body portion (910) having a picture portion (914). The magnifying-glass type hand-held instrument (930) captures an image of the picture portion (914), and determines the location, within the image in said picture portion, that has been captured. From pre-stored image data of a picture image that is the same as the picture portion (914), image data for a part (a partial image) corresponding to the location being captured are then read out and are displayed on a touch panel (942). If the location being captured fulfills certain location conditions, one image element from image elements W41 to W49 is also selected as a special image and is displayed superimposed on the partial image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignees: BANDAI CO., LTD., Monokoto. Inc.
    Inventors: Kenichiro Kishi, Yasuhito Yanagi, Koichi Sano
  • Patent number: 10013586
    Abstract: An information processing system includes an information bearing medium and an information reading unit. The information bearing medium has a two-dimensional array of unit data zones. Marks are provided on some of the unit data zones so as to form a digital code. Mark patterns of any two Y-directional adjacent unit data zone strings based on the arrangement of marks in an X-direction differ from each other. The information reading unit generates a data string on the basis of a unit signal formed from a plurality of signals output from a group of detection units that detect the marks in synchronization and recognizes the digital code of the information bearing medium on the basis of a group of the data strings sequentially obtained from the array of the unit data zones.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Bandai Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroki Matsui, Shinnosuke Terai, Hirotaka Hatayama, Haruhisa Saito
  • Publication number: 20180024364
    Abstract: An image display device includes a transparent plate which may be disposed in an inclined manner with respect to a display section of a portable terminal provided with the display section. A display displayed on the display section may be reflected on the transparent plate. A space behind the transparent plate may be viewed through the transparent plate and, at the same time, an image on the display section of the portable terminal may also be viewed while being reflected on the transparent plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Publication date: January 25, 2018
    Applicant: BANDAI CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hyuma MIHARA
  • Patent number: 9849396
    Abstract: A shoulder joint structure of a doll body includes a first joint member housed inside a trunk of the doll body and connected to the trunk, a second joint member housed inside the trunk and connected to the first joint member, and a third joint member connected to the second joint member and an arm of the doll body through an opening formed in a shoulder of the trunk. The first joint member is rotatable about a first connecting portion between the trunk and the first joint member, so as to move the third joint member away from a trunk axis of the trunk in a shoulder width direction. The second joint member is rotatable about a second connecting portion between the first joint member and the second joint member, so as to move the third joint member away from the trunk axis in the shoulder width direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: BANDAI CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Satoshi Kimura
  • Patent number: 9804391
    Abstract: An image display device includes a transparent plate which may be disposed in an inclined manner with respect to a display section of a portable terminal provided with the display section. A display displayed on the display section may be reflected on the transparent plate. A space behind the transparent plate may be viewed through the transparent plate and, at the same time, an image on the display section of the portable terminal may also be viewed while being reflected on the transparent plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: BANDAI CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hyuma Mihara
  • Patent number: 9798905
    Abstract: An information processing system includes an information bearing medium and an information reading unit. The information bearing medium has a two-dimensional array of unit data zones. Marks are provided on some of the unit data zones so as to form a digital code. Mark patterns of any two Y-directional adjacent unit data zone strings based on the arrangement of marks in an X-direction differ from each other. The information reading unit generates a data string on the basis of a unit signal formed from a plurality of signals output from a group of detection units that detect the marks in synchronization and recognizes the digital code of the information bearing medium on the basis of a group of the data strings sequentially obtained from the array of the unit data zones.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: Bandai Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroki Matsui, Shinnosuke Terai, Hirotaka Hatayama, Haruhisa Saito
  • Patent number: 9511301
    Abstract: A model includes arm parts each including a rotational shaft portion, and a body part including a shaft supporting portion and being connected to and rotatable relative to the arm part. The arm part includes a projecting portion. The body part includes a recessed portion into which the projecting portion is fitted when the rotational shaft portion is inserted into the shaft supporting portion. The rotational shaft portion and the shaft supporting portion include respective locking members that are engageable with each other and limit the movement of the rotational shaft portion in an axial direction within a range between a first position where the projecting portion is fitted in the recessed portion and a second position where the projecting portion is out of the recessed portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: Bandai Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hideki Fukuchi, Yuki Sato, Yasuhiro Ishikawa, Yukihide Ide
  • Toy
    Patent number: D774599
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Assignee: BANDAI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tatsuhiko Shimoda, Hiroki Matsui, Shinnosuke Terai
  • Patent number: D776764
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Assignee: BANDAI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yukiko Kuramoto, Nakayuki Sato
  • Patent number: D784836
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: BANDAI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yukiko Kuramoto, Nakayuki Sato
  • Patent number: D784837
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: BANDAI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yukiko Kuramoto, Nakayuki Sato
  • Patent number: D784838
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: BANDAI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yukiko Kuramoto, Nakayuki Sato
  • Patent number: D785480
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: BANDAI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yukiko Kuramoto, Nakayuki Sato
  • Patent number: D785718
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: BANDAI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yukiko Kuramoto, Nakayuki Sato
  • Patent number: D795363
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: BANDAI CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Tsubasa Utsumi
  • Patent number: D796584
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: BANDAI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Keiji Okada, Yuzo Shimomura
  • Patent number: D803944
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignees: BANDAI CO., LTD., WIZ CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kaori Kitsugi, Daisuke Yanachi