Patents Assigned to Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd.
  • Publication number: 20230021839
    Abstract: A non-transitory computer readable recording medium having recorded therein a program executed by a processor of a server apparatus, the program causing the processor to: receive a first user's input for a competitive video game that uses (i) card objects of the first user of a first terminal apparatus, and (ii) enemy card objects of a second user of a second terminal apparatus; place, on a first deck zone, a first type card object of the first user, place, on a second deck zone, a second type card object and a third type card object; in response to a first user's input; allow the first type card object to be placed on a first area on which placement of the enemy card objects is not allowed; allow the second type card object placed on the second deck zone to be placed on a second area on which placement of at least one of the enemy card objects is allowed; and allow the third type object card placed on the second deck zone to be placed on the first area or the second area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2022
    Publication date: January 26, 2023
    Applicant: Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hideyuki Takahashi, Hiromori Hattori, Hiroki Yamazaki
  • Patent number: 11562564
    Abstract: A program executed by a processor causes the processor to identify, based on a result of an image captured by a first camera configured to capture an image of a user in a real space, a position of the user; display, based on the result of the image captured by the first camera, on a display, a first image representative of the user; and display, at a position that is based on an identification result obtained by identifying the position of the user, a second image that corresponds to an object in the real space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2023
    Assignee: KONAMI DIGITAL ENTERTAINMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hideo Ueda, Takahiro Yoshida, Michio Horikiri
  • Publication number: 20230013365
    Abstract: In a video distribution system comprising a relay server that relays and distributes video to be viewed distributed from a predetermined distribution source to a user terminal device used by each of a plurality of users, a distribution base is set in the relay server as a unit for relaying and distributing video to the user terminal device after obtaining permission from the distribution source, and the video from the distribution source is relayed and distributed to the user terminal device of a user via the distribution base used by the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2022
    Publication date: January 19, 2023
    Applicant: KONAMI DIGITAL ENTERTAINMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shigeru CHIBA, Junki HIRAI, Kai INOUE, Akira SAKAI, Tsuguo SHINPO, Toshiaki KANAHARA, Yoshihiko NARITA
  • Publication number: 20230020020
    Abstract: An information processing system (1) includes: a first terminal (20) that controls progress of a game; and a second terminal (10) that is communicably connected with the first terminal (20) and that does not have a function to control progress of the game. The second terminal (10) includes a transmitting section (113) that transmits, in accordance with manipulation carried out by a user with respect to the second terminal (10), message information including at least a message. The first terminal (20) includes a receiving section (212) that receives the message information and a message output section (215) that provides the message via audio output in accordance with the message information during playing of the game.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2022
    Publication date: January 19, 2023
    Applicant: Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shigeru CHIBA, Kai INOUE, Junki HIRAI, Akira SAKAI, Tsuguo SHINPO, Toshiaki KANAHARA
  • Publication number: 20230018547
    Abstract: An information processing system (1) includes: a first terminal (20) that controls progress of a game; and a second terminal (10) that is communicably connected with the first terminal (20) and that does not have a function to control progress of the game. The second terminal (10) includes a transmitting section (113) that transmits, in accordance with manipulation carried out by a user with respect to the second terminal (10), message information including at least (i) a message and (ii) information indicating a scene which is included in a game space where the game progresses and in which the message is to be displayed. The first terminal (20) includes a receiving section (212) that receives the message information and a message display section (213) that displays the message in the scene in accordance with the message information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2022
    Publication date: January 19, 2023
    Applicant: Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shigeru CHIBA, Kai INOUE, Junki HIRAI, Akira SAKAI, Tsuguo SHINPO, Toshiaki KANAHARA
  • Publication number: 20230007353
    Abstract: Provided is a video distribution system with which it is possible to improve the motivation of participants with respect to an event that is distributed as a recorded video. A video distribution system is connected via a network to user terminal devices, and distributes a recorded video obtained by recording status of a game event in which a plurality of participants participating therein, to the user terminal devices. And the video distribution system increases the prize money amount set for the game event according to selection of an amount increase option executed by each user via the user terminal device so as to be associated with the recorded video, and decides the individual prize money amount to be awarded to a target participant P based on the prize money amount at the end of a predetermined period.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2022
    Publication date: January 5, 2023
    Applicant: Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Akira SAKAI, Shigeru CHIBA, Kai INOUE, Junki HIRAI, Tsuguo SHINPO, Toshiaki KANAHARA, Yoshihiko NARITA
  • Patent number: 11541304
    Abstract: A computer readable recording medium storing a program that is executed by a processor. The program causes the processor to acquire touch position information on a touch panel, identify a first position based on the touch position information, if the touch position is in a first input region for receiving an input instruction in a first operation direction in a touch period during which continuous touching of the touch panel is carried out, and the touch position satisfies a first condition, identify a second position based on the touch position information, if the touch position is in a second input region for receiving an input of an instruction in a second operation direction in the touch period, and the touch position satisfies a second condition, and determine positions of the first input region and the second input region, based on the first position and the second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Assignee: Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Noriaki Okamura
  • Patent number: 11484778
    Abstract: In a game tendency analysis system applied to a game in that a plurality of players compete against each other using an aggregate of a plurality of physical game media, and analyzing a tendency related to constitution of the aggregate used in the game, at least a part of the game media included in an aggregate, which is constituted to be used in the game by each player, is identified, an identification result thereof is separately recorded, as constitution example information which indicates a constitution example of the aggregate, in predetermined constitution example data for each of the aggregates, and a frequent-use media group, which is a combination of game media included in the aggregate with a relatively high frequency, is estimated as an element representing at least a part of the tendency, based on the constitution example data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Takahiro Yoshida
  • Patent number: 11471769
    Abstract: Provided is a game system or the like capable of setting a game field relatively wide. This game system provides a training game that progresses through a navigation character or a waiting character that moves in accordance with a user instruction in a game field of a monitor that displays a room screen including the game field. Further, for example, the game system specifies a position relationship between a waiting position and a guide position, when the user instructs the waiting character to move from the waiting position to the guide position in the game field, and changes a moving speed of the waiting character between a normal speed and a special speed in accordance with the specified position relationship, when the waiting character moves from the waiting position to the guide position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazuyasu Kawamura, Takanori Murayama, Mamoru Tanimoto
  • Patent number: 11475472
    Abstract: A management device includes: an application manager that manages a set of application-related information related to target applications subject to management. A first information acquisitor acquires a first information transmitted from a terminal in response to that any target application included in the target applications executed by the terminal. A first information notifier transmits, to the terminal, a second information upon receipt of a request based on a first target application executed by the terminal. A second information indicates at least one target application for which the first information has not been acquired from the terminal by the first information acquisitor. A reward processor performs a reward-granting process, based on that a second target application, included in the at least one target application which is indicated by the second information transmitted by the first information notifier, has been executed by the terminal or has become executable by the terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: KONAMI DIGITAL ENTERTAINMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoko Nakai, Daisuke Sato, Shinsaku Inukai, Masato Miyazaki
  • Publication number: 20220314130
    Abstract: A watching system by which a game video is distributed to display devices of a plurality of watching users has: a computer; the computer accepting viewer operations by the plurality of watching users; the computer evaluating a mutual relationship of input of the viewer operation by each of the plurality of watching users; and the computer controlling an operation effect corresponding to the viewer operation so as to change based on evaluation result of the mutual relationship.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2022
    Publication date: October 6, 2022
    Applicant: Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazuhiko UEHARA, Shigeru CHIBA, Junki HIRAI, Kai INOUE, Akira SAKAI, Tsuguo SHINPO, Toshiaki KANAHARA
  • Patent number: 11439892
    Abstract: A game progress information generation system for a game, in which players compete against each other while respectively arranging physical game media in a field, configured to generate progress information for specifying progress status of the game, and comprising: a medium information acquiring device acquiring medium information required for identification of the arranged game medium; a medium identification device identifying the arranged game medium based on the acquired medium information; an action information acquiring device acquiring action information required for identification of action of the player; an action identification device identifying the action of the player based on the acquired action information; and a progress information generation device repeatedly determining the progress status of the game while referring to an identification result of each of the medium identification device and the action identification device, and generating the progress information based on a determination
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: KONAMI DIGITAL ENTERTAINMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Takahiro Yoshida
  • Patent number: 11426658
    Abstract: Provided is a game system or the like capable of setting a game field relatively wide. This game system provides a training game that progresses through a navigation character or a waiting character that moves in accordance with a user instruction in a game field of a monitor that displays a room screen including the game field. Further, for example, the game system specifies a position relationship between a waiting position and a guide position, when the user instructs the waiting character to move from the waiting position to the guide position in the game field, and changes a moving speed of the waiting character between a normal speed and a special speed in accordance with the specified position relationship, when the waiting character moves from the waiting position to the guide position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazuyasu Kawamura, Takanori Murayama, Mamoru Tanimoto
  • Patent number: 11426652
    Abstract: A basic value setting unit (101) sets the basic value of the frame rate of a game screen, based on a setting operation by a user. A determination unit (110) determines as to the presence or absence of an operation relative to an operating unit while a game is being executed. A frame rate changing unit (120) changes the frame rate of the game screen, based on the result of determination by the determination unit (110), while the game is being executed. A frame rate changing unit (120) sets the frame rate to a value lower than the basic value when no operation relative to the operating unit (14) is performed while the game is being executed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: KONAMI DIGITAL ENTERTAINMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yukihiro Yamazaki
  • Patent number: 11430214
    Abstract: A program executed by a processor causes the processor to identify, based on a result of an image captured by a first camera configured to capture an image of a user in a real space, a position of the user; display, based on the result of the image captured by the first camera, on a display, a first image representative of the user; and display, at a position that is based on an identification result obtained by identifying the position of the user, a second image that corresponds to an object in the real space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: KONAMI DIGITAL ENTERTAINMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hideo Ueda, Takahiro Yoshida, Michio Horikiri
  • Publication number: 20220233960
    Abstract: A non-transitory computer-readable recording medium having instructions stored therein causes at least one processor of a game apparatus to: communicate with a distribution system configured to distribute videos to a plurality of terminal apparatuses; progress a computer game; generate, based on a progress of the computer game, video information that is used to play a video of the computer game indicating a state of a virtual space of the computer game; supply a distribution video based on the video information to the distribution system; acquire spectator information from the distribution system, the spectator information relating to at least one spectator apparatus that is a part of the plurality of terminal apparatuses, and receives the distribution video from the distribution system; and control content of an advertisement to be displayed in the virtual space, based on the spectator information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2022
    Publication date: July 28, 2022
    Applicant: Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shigeru CHIBA, Kai INOUE, Junki HIRAI, Toshiaki KANAHARA, Tsuguo SHINPO, Akira SAKAI
  • Publication number: 20220226726
    Abstract: A program according to the present invention causes a computer to function as: an information acquirer that acquires transmission information from a plurality of terminals every predetermined period of time, the transmission information including operation-related information that is generated by each of the plurality of terminals in the predetermined period of time according to a user operation, an information manager that saves the transmission information that follows a predetermined rule, among a plurality of pieces of the transmission information acquired in each predetermined period of time, and a transmission controller that transmits the transmission information that is saved, to a terminal requesting acquisition of information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2022
    Publication date: July 21, 2022
    Applicant: KONAMI DIGITAL ENTERTAINMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Keita KIKUCHI
  • Publication number: 20220219084
    Abstract: A non-transitory computer-readable recording medium having instructions stored therein causes at least one processor of a game apparatus to: communicate with a distribution system configured to distribute videos to a plurality of terminal apparatuses; progress a computer game; generate, based on a progress of the computer game, video information that is used to play a video of the computer game indicating a state of a virtual space of the computer game; supply the video information to the distribution system; acquire spectator apparatus information from the distribution system, the spectator apparatus information relating to at least one spectator apparatus that is a part of the plurality of terminal apparatus, and receives a video based on the video information from the distribution system; and control display of an advertisement in the virtual space, based on the spectator apparatus information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2022
    Publication date: July 14, 2022
    Applicant: Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Toshiaki KANAHARA, Shigeru Chiba, Kai Inoue, Junki Hirai, Tsuguo Shinpo, Akira Sakai
  • Publication number: 20220152506
    Abstract: A non-transitory computer readable recording medium having instructions stored therein that cause at least one processor of a game apparatus to: progress a video game; initiate a period for supporting to receive support for a specific object of the video game, when a game state of the video game that is progressed based on a user input corresponds to a specific game state; acquire support information from a terminal apparatus communicably connectable with the game apparatus in the period for supporting, the support information being based on a specific input made to the terminal apparatus; and change an ability associated with the specific object based on the support information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2022
    Publication date: May 19, 2022
    Applicant: Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shigeru CHIBA, Kai INOUE, Junki HIRAI, Akira SAKAI
  • Patent number: 11325038
    Abstract: A non-transitory computer readable recording medium having recorded thereon a program for a game device having a processor, in which the program causes the processor to: identify a game element in a virtual space, or a position of the game element in the virtual space, based on an indicated direction in the virtual space in accordance with an operation input made by a user; and generate first information to enable a position designation image to be displayed on a display unit, the position designation image being to representative of the position in the virtual space depending on an identification result obtained by identifying the game element or the position of the game element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: KONAMI DIGITAL ENTERTAINMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yota Tsutsumizaki, Yuji Kaine