Patents Assigned to DeNA Co., Ltd.
  • Patent number: 11902596
    Abstract: A system for distributing live videos includes: one or more computer processors that: distribute first live videos provided by a distributor to viewers; manage a value of a predetermined parameter associated with the distributor for each of the viewers, wherein for each of the viewers, the predetermined parameter increases as one or both of viewing time and a number of times of viewing of the first live videos increases; notify a start of distribution of a second live video provided by the distributor to one or more of the viewers whose predetermined parameter is less than a predetermined value, but not to the other viewers whose predetermined parameter is greater than or equal to the predetermined value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: DeNA Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kazuto Shibata
  • Patent number: 11882338
    Abstract: A video distribution server according to one embodiment of the present invention encourages communication among viewers of a live video, while strengthening the relationship between a distributor of the live video and each of the viewers. The server provides a live video distribution service for distributing and viewing live videos to users via user terminals. The server generates a combo when an input of an item by each of a plurality of viewers of the live video satisfies a predetermined combo condition, thus encouraging communication among the viewers of the live video. In addition, the benefit is given to the distributor upon the generation of the combo, which may strengthen the relationship between the distributor and each of the viewers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2024
    Assignee: DeNA Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Daisuke Mizuta, Mari Kurihara, Tomoya Hirano, Eri Matsuda
  • Patent number: 11818437
    Abstract: A video distribution server according to one embodiment of the present invention allows a distributor or viewers to be involved in giving rewards to other viewers, while encouraging viewers to continue viewing a live video. The server provides a live video distribution service for distributing and viewing live videos to users via user terminals. The server gives a predetermined reward to a viewer whose viewing duration of a live video provided by a distributor reaches the predetermined threshold, and the predetermined reward is given based on the attribute or action of the distributor or viewers. This may allow a distributor and viewers to be involved in giving rewards to other viewers, while encouraging viewers to continue viewing a live video.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2023
    Assignee: DeNA Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Daisuke Mizuta, Eri Matsuda
  • Patent number: 11750852
    Abstract: A video distribution server according to one embodiment of the present disclosure promotes entry of a new viewer into a live video distribution (live streaming) service. The server provides a user with the live video distribution service for distributing and viewing a video in real time via a user terminal. The server generates a message based on input information by a viewer of the video being distributed, and posts the message on an SNS by a distributor of the video, and thus allows a user of the SNS to know a situation and an atmosphere of live distribution in the video distribution service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2023
    Assignee: DeNA Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kazuto Shibata
  • Publication number: 20230132371
    Abstract: According to one embodiment of the present invention, a live video distribution server helps users appropriately perform the live video distribution. The server provides users with a live video distribution (e.g., live streaming) service for distributing and watching live videos via the user terminals. The server generates advice information to a distributor and displays the advice information on a distributor screen. This configuration may allow users to perform the live video distribution while referring to the advice information presented in real-time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2021
    Publication date: April 27, 2023
    Applicant: DeNA Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Daisuke Mizuta, Ryunosuke Hiruta
  • Patent number: 11589130
    Abstract: A video distribution system according to an embodiment of the present invention comprises a video distribution server and a user terminal, in which the server provides a live video distribution service for distributing and viewing live video to a user via the user terminal. The system is configured such that the distribution screen presented to the distributor of the live video has a comment display area for displaying at least part of the comment group including comments from viewers, and the display mode is based on at least the number of hidden subsequent comments whose order of posting is later than that of the displayed portion of the comment group displayed in that area. Therefore, when the distributor responds to a displayed comment, the distributor can obtain information based on the number of hidden subsequent comments whose order of posting is later than that of this comment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2023
    Assignee: DeNA Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazuto Shibata, ErĂ­ Matsuda
  • Publication number: 20230032057
    Abstract: A system for distributing live videos includes: one or more computer processors that: distribute first live videos provided by a distributor to viewers; manage a value of a predetermined parameter associated with the distributor for each of the viewers, wherein for each of the viewers, the predetermined parameter increases as one or both of viewing time and a number of times of viewing of the first live videos increases; notify a start of distribution of a second live video provided by the distributor to one or more of the viewers whose predetermined parameter is less than a predetermined value, but not to the other viewers whose predetermined parameter is greater than or equal to the predetermined value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2022
    Publication date: February 2, 2023
    Applicant: DeNA Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kazuto Shibata
  • Patent number: 11503346
    Abstract: A video distribution server according to one embodiment of the present invention promotes viewing of live video by a new viewer. The server provides a user with a live video distribution service for distributing and viewing live video via a user terminal communicably connected via a communication network. The server distributes live video provided by a specific distributor such that a viewer having a small value of a predetermined parameter corresponding to the specific distributor is prioritized, and thus a new viewer is prioritized over a regular viewer of the live video provided by the specific distributor. As a result, viewing of the live video by the new viewer is promoted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: DeNA Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kazuto Shibata
  • Publication number: 20220337918
    Abstract: A video distribution server according to an embodiment of the present invention supports the generation of content in consideration of the relationship between users. The server is communicably connected to a user terminal via a communication network and provides a video distribution service for distributing and viewing a video to a user via the user terminal. The server generates the message content including a plurality of messages for the distributor input by the viewer based on the value of the relationship parameter related to the relationship between the viewer and the distributor. Therefore, the generated message content takes the relationship between the viewer and the distributor into consideration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2022
    Publication date: October 20, 2022
    Applicant: DeNA Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kazuto Shibata
  • Publication number: 20220172241
    Abstract: A video distribution server according to an embodiment of the present invention promotes the strengthening of the relationship between a distributor and a viewer. The server is communicably connected to a user terminal via a communication network, and provides a video distribution service for distributing and viewing a video to the user via the user terminal. The server determines the grade of the viewer for the distributor on the basis of the satisfaction status of the grade condition, and assigns a reward to the distributor on the basis of the grade of each of the plurality of viewers. Therefore, for example, the upgrade of the viewer is a direct benefit to the distributor and the distributor is motivated to strengthen the relationship with the viewer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2021
    Publication date: June 2, 2022
    Applicant: DeNA Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kazuto Shibata
  • Publication number: 20220150551
    Abstract: According to one embodiment of the present invention, a live video distribution server helps users appropriately perform the live video distribution. The server provides users with a live video distribution (e.g., live streaming) service for distributing and watching live videos via the user terminals. The server generates advice information to a distributor and displays the advice information on a distributor screen. This configuration may allow users to perform the live video distribution while referring to the advice information presented in real-time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2021
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Applicant: DeNA Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Daisuke Mizuta, Ryunosuke Hiruta
  • Publication number: 20220141516
    Abstract: A video distribution server according to an embodiment of the present invention promotes the viewing of live videos. The server is communicably connected to a user terminal via a communication network and provides a live video distribution service for distributing and viewing a live video to the user via the user terminal. The server associates (adds) the tag input by the user who is viewing a live video with this live video and presents information on the live video being distributed based on the associated tag. Therefore, the user can know the current content (topic) of the live video being distributed from the information based on the tag input by the actual viewer. As a result, for example, a new user can comfortably start viewing the live video.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2022
    Publication date: May 5, 2022
    Applicant: DeNA Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kazuto Shibata
  • Publication number: 20220021939
    Abstract: A video distribution server according to one embodiment of the present invention allows a distributor or viewers to be involved in giving rewards to other viewers, while encouraging viewers to continue viewing a live video. The server provides a live video distribution service for distributing and viewing live videos to users via user terminals. The server gives a predetermined reward to a viewer whose viewing duration of a live video provided by a distributor reaches the predetermined threshold, and the predetermined reward is given based on the attribute or action of the distributor or viewers. This may allow a distributor and viewers to be involved in giving rewards to other viewers, while encouraging viewers to continue viewing a live video.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2021
    Publication date: January 20, 2022
    Applicant: DeNA Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Daisuke Mizuta, Eri Matsuda
  • Patent number: 11183014
    Abstract: A first lottery section performs a first lottery for specifying at least one presentation element among a plurality of presentation elements respectively associated with a plurality of content groups. A presentation section presents the presentation element specified by the first lottery, to a user. A second lottery section performs, in accordance with a user's instruction, a second lottery for specifying at least one content from the content group associated with the presentation element presented by the presentation section. A providing section provides the content drawn by the second lottery, to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignees: NINTENDO CO., LTD., DENA CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuyoshi Sensui, Masaki Yasuhara, Ai Takeuchi
  • Patent number: 11115684
    Abstract: A video distribution server according to an embodiment provides a live video distribution service for distributing and viewing live video to a user via a user terminal. This server determines the ranking of distributors on the basis of live video distribution performance, sets a base reward quantity for distributors on the basis of the determined ranking, and gives distributors rewards in a quantity based on the distribution duration of the live video and the base reward quantity, so even if a distributor is a novice, he can obtain a reward in a quantity based on the distribution duration and the base reward quantity by continuing to distribute live video.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: DeNA CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuto Shibata, Yasunori Beppu, Seiichiro Sumiyoshi, Yujiro Eto, Koji Murata
  • Publication number: 20210274259
    Abstract: A video distribution server according to one embodiment of the present invention encourages communication among viewers of a live video, while strengthening the relationship between a distributor of the live video and each of the viewers. The server provides a live video distribution service for distributing and viewing live videos to users via user terminals. The server generates a combo when an input of an item by each of a plurality of viewers of the live video satisfies a predetermined combo condition, thus encouraging communication among the viewers of the live video. In addition, the benefit is given to the distributor upon the generation of the combo, which may strengthen the relationship between the distributor and each of the viewers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2021
    Publication date: September 2, 2021
    Applicant: DeNA Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Daisuke Mizuta, Mari Kurihara, Tomoya Hirano, Eri Matsuda
  • Publication number: 20210152854
    Abstract: A video distribution server according to one embodiment of the present disclosure promotes entry of a new viewer into a live video distribution (live streaming) service. The server provides a user with the live video distribution service for distributing and viewing a video in real time via a user terminal. The server generates a message based on input information by a viewer of the video being distributed, and posts the message on an SNS by a distributor of the video, and thus allows a user of the SNS to know a situation and an atmosphere of live distribution in the video distribution service.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2020
    Publication date: May 20, 2021
    Applicant: DeNA Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kazuto Shibata
  • Publication number: 20210112286
    Abstract: A video distribution server according to one embodiment of the present invention promotes viewing of live video by a new viewer. The server provides a user with a live video distribution service for distributing and viewing live video via a user terminal communicably connected via a communication network. The server distributes live video provided by a specific distributor such that a viewer having a small value of a predetermined parameter corresponding to the specific distributor is prioritized, and thus a new viewer is prioritized over a regular viewer of the live video provided by the specific distributor. As a result, viewing of the live video by the new viewer is promoted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2020
    Publication date: April 15, 2021
    Applicant: DeNA Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kazuto Shibata
  • Patent number: 10872268
    Abstract: A body part point detection module detects multiple first body part points associated with a first person image contained in a first image and multiple second body part points associated with second person images contained in a second image. An identicality determination module calculates color differences between the color information of the pixels corresponding to the multiple first body part points of the first person image and the respective color information of the pixels corresponding to the multiple second body part points of the second person images, and uses the calculated color differences to calculate the degree of color similarity between the first person image and second person image and the degree of color similarity between the first person image and second person image. The identicality determination module uses the calculated degrees of color similarity to determine identicality between the first person image and second person images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: DeNA Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kohei Nishino, Tianqi Li
  • Patent number: 10839584
    Abstract: A contest providing system 10 according to an embodiment of the present invention has a function of providing a user of a user terminal 30 with a contest for an avatar image, and managing the evaluation of avatar images in this contest. This system 10 accepts the evaluation of the registered avatar image, while providing an avatar stamp corresponding to the avatar image on the basis of at least this evaluation. Therefore, even after the end of the contest in which the evaluation of the avatar image is performed, the user can continue to enjoy using the corresponding avatar stamp provided on the basis of the evaluation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: DeNA Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masatoshi Inagawa, Masayuki Nakano