Patents Assigned to The Pokémon Company
  • Publication number: 20240017176
    Abstract: A game system acquires the sleep information of a user and a game that uses the sleep information can be advanced even in a situation where the sleep information cannot be measured appropriately. The game system includes processing circuitry configured to acquire the sleep information of the user, generate modified sleep information with respect to at least a part of the sleep information by modifying the sleep information on the basis of sleep information having different content to the sleep information. When the modified sleep information has not been generated, the processing circuitry determines a first effect of the game on the basis of the sleep information, and when the modified sleep information has been generated, the processing circuitry determines a second effect, the second effect differing from the first effect, on the basis of the modified sleep information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2023
    Publication date: January 18, 2024
    Applicant: The Pokémon Company
    Inventors: Kaname KOSUGI, Yuki TERADA, Marie SHUTO, Koya NAKAHATA, Takumi TSUKADA, Keisuke MIYAGAWA
  • Publication number: 20230419465
    Abstract: An information processing device including processing circuitry. The information processing device, by the processing circuitry, is configured to register a designated image; receive a request for a combination image; acquire a context of the registered image by analyzing the image in response to the request; acquire parameter values related to the registered image among parameter values updated according to an activity of a user; determine an object from the acquired context and the acquired parameter values; and combine the determined object with the registered image and present a combination image to the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2023
    Publication date: December 28, 2023
    Applicant: The Pokémon Company
    Inventor: Yosuke OSHINO
  • Publication number: 20230356078
    Abstract: A non-limiting example content holding system includes a game apparatus and a server, which are connected to each other communicably via a network. Multiple types of games can be played on the game apparatus, and a character used in the game can be deposited with the server. In a case of depositing a character with the server, character data is converted into a format having a common area and an inherent area of a game. When keeping the character, the server updates, in withdrawal character data of the character, only common data and data of the inherent area used in the game. When withdrawing a deposited character, the game apparatus acquires, from withdrawal character data held on the server, the character data having the common area, and the inherent area of the game that uses the character to be withdrawn, and converts the acquired character data into a format to be used in the game, and saves the converted data while including in save data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2022
    Publication date: November 9, 2023
    Applicants: Nintendo Co., Ltd., The Pokémon Company
    Inventors: Hiroki TOGASHI, Nobuyuki OHTA
  • Patent number: 11782898
    Abstract: A server includes a content storage medium configured to store content data of content usable in different types of games. The server, upon a transmission request, sends content data to an information-processing device, and retains the sent content data in the content storage medium wherein sending the content data again is prohibited. The server, when the content data is sent from the information-processing device, receives the content data, assigns a new ID to the received content data in case the received content data lacks the ID, and stores the received content data in the content storage medium wherein sending the content data is allowed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2023
    Assignees: NINTENDO CO., LTD., THE POKÉMON COMPANY
    Inventors: Tsunekazu Ishihara, Takanori Sowa, Nobuyuki Ohta, Takahiro Ohnishi, Hiroki Togashi
  • Publication number: 20230294000
    Abstract: Provided is a program executed by a computer that includes a processor, wherein the program causes the processor to execute a step for acquiring daily sleep information from a user, a step for specifying a first parameter, which is a parameter to be used by the user to play a game, for each date by comparing sleep information of the user over a predetermined period with sleep information of the user for each date, and a step for advancing the game on each date by performing lottery processing using the first parameter corresponding to the date.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2023
    Publication date: September 21, 2023
    Applicant: The Pokémon Company
    Inventors: Kaname KOSUGI, Marie SHUTO, Yuki TERADA, Koya NAKAHATA, Takumi TSUKADA, Keisuke MIYAGAWA
  • Patent number: 11697063
    Abstract: In a case where a second camera operation through a third input unit using an inertial sensor is performed while a pointer operation process based on a pointer operation through a first input unit or a camera operation process based on a first camera operation through a second input unit is performed, an absolute value of a quantity of change in a position or an image capturing direction of a virtual camera based on the second camera operation is reduced as compared with a case where the second camera operation is performed when neither of the pointer operation process based on the pointer operation and the camera operation process based on the first camera operation are performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2023
    Assignees: NINTENDO CO., LTD., THE POKÉMON COMPANY
    Inventors: Kenichi Nakaguchi, Kazumasa Kitada
  • Patent number: 11684846
    Abstract: A system having a radio-frequency-identification (RFID) tag reader and a camera to map playing cards to RFID tag values. Each card is inserted into a sleeve that has an RFID tag. During or after insertion of a card into a sleeve, the camera captures an image of the card and the RFID reader captures an RFID tag value for the sleeve. The identity of the card is then determined from the captured image and mapped to the RFID tag value. This mapping information is generated for each card-sleeve pair in a card deck and utilized to track the movement of the cards during game play. The RFID tag value of each card-sleeve pair in the card deck is captured before and after a player draws a card from the deck. The missing RFID tag values are compared to the mapping information to identify which cards where drawn by the player.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2023
    Assignee: THE POKÉMON COMPANY INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventor: Paul Earl Grimes
  • Publication number: 20230191254
    Abstract: In an example of a game program, a ground boarding target object or an air boarding target objects is selected by a selecttion operation, and a player character is caused to board the selected boarding target object. If the player character aboard the air boarding target object moves toward the ground player character automatically changed to the state where the player character is aboard the ground boarding target object, and brought into the state where the player character can move on the ground.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2022
    Publication date: June 22, 2023
    Applicants: Nintendo Co., Ltd., The Pokémon Company
    Inventor: Kazumasa IWAO
  • Publication number: 20230191255
    Abstract: In a first mode, an aiming direction in a virtual space is determined based on a second operation input, and a player character is caused to launch, in the aiming direction, an item that affects a field character disposed on a field in the virtual space, based on a third operation input. In a second mode, the aiming direction is determined, based on the second operation input, and the player character is caused to launch, in the aiming direction, a fighting character that fights, based on the third operation input.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2022
    Publication date: June 22, 2023
    Applicants: Nintendo Co., Ltd., The Pokémon Company
    Inventor: Kazumasa IWAO
  • Publication number: 20230191256
    Abstract: An example of a server receives first event data from an information processing apparatus. The server stores therein event management data including event state information that indicates whether a second event has already occurred or has not yet occurred. When receiving a request from the information processing apparatus, the server transmits at least one piece of second event data to the information processing apparatus. The at least one piece of second event data includes second event data based on event management data in which the event state information indicates that the second event has already occurred and/or second event data to be transmitted when the second event data stored in the first storage area is insufficient. Upon receiving the third event data indicating that the second event has occurred, the server updates the event state information so as to indicate that the second event has already occurred.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2022
    Publication date: June 22, 2023
    Applicants: Nintendo Co., Ltd., The Pokémon Company
    Inventors: Shinnosuke MIKI, Noritaka OTSUKA, Kazuto SHIMIZU, Kojiro TAGUCHI
  • Publication number: 20230186737
    Abstract: A customer is provided with a superior shopping experience while realizing hygiene management by using a transparent display medium with a point-of-sale (POS) terminal. Processing circuitry is configured to receive input relating to payment for a product from a first party, and display an image of an effect corresponding to the input relating to payment on the transparent display medium disposed so as to separate the first party from a second party who is purchasing the product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2023
    Publication date: June 15, 2023
    Applicant: The Pokémon Company
    Inventors: Masao YOSHIDA, Yasuhiko TERAMOTO, Akira KYOZUKA, Wakana KISHI
  • Publication number: 20230186370
    Abstract: An information provision device includes processing circuitry for acquiring information relating to a customer, and for referring to at least the information relating to the customer in order to present the customer with information relating to characteristics given to a subject individual, which is one individual of a subject product to which characteristics are individually given so that individual differences exist between individuals of the same item.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2023
    Publication date: June 15, 2023
    Applicant: The Pokémon Company
    Inventors: Yusuke MIZUGUCHI, Shinya SATO, Mari TOMIOKA
  • Patent number: 11654369
    Abstract: A game system, a game method, and a game program, which allow the user to enjoy a game with peace of mind even if a bias is provided in predetermined parameters. The game system is configured to acquire, as available environment information indicating an available environment for a game to be executed on a user terminal used by the user, information indicating a type of an operating system (OS); and determine a parameter to be used to provide a content to the user each time the user performs an input operation on the basis of the information indicating the type of the OS associated with the user at the time of the input operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2023
    Assignee: THE POKEMON COMPANY
    Inventors: Takuya Hashimoto, Satoki Nakamura
  • Publication number: 20230107349
    Abstract: A walking support system including processing circuitry for determining a recommended route for a participant in a space where the participant can choose and walk along a route, and guiding the participant to the recommended route without restricting entry of the participant into a non-recommended route, which is a different route to the recommended route.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2022
    Publication date: April 6, 2023
    Applicant: The Pokémon Company
    Inventors: Taku KAWAMOTO, Kenji OKI
  • Publication number: 20230097998
    Abstract: A place designated by a player on a user interface is set according to an operation input. An item or character that the player is to transmit to another information processing apparatus for exchange is designated according to an operation input. In the exchange, information about the place and information about the item or character are transmitted as information about a thing to be exchanged to the another information processing apparatus. Information about the place designated by an exchanging partner and information about the item or character designated by the exchanging partner are received as information about a thing to be exchanged from the another information processing apparatus. The item or character that has been obtained as the thing to be exchanged from the exchanging partner by the exchange, is displayed on the user interface at the place designated by the exchanging partner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2022
    Publication date: March 30, 2023
    Applicants: Nintendo Co., Ltd., The Pokémon Company
    Inventors: Akira KINASHI, Junichi MASUDA, Yuichi UEDA
  • Publication number: 20230097406
    Abstract: A game that receives information about sleep of users maintains enjoyment of the game without placing an excessive load on a server. The game includes receiving an operation input from a user; setting a first time at which a game is to progress and making a predetermined notification at the first time when the operation input is not received before the first time arrives; changing a state of the notification based on the operation input of the user and accessing a server to progress the game; and distributing second times at which the computers of users are to access the server to progress the game.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2022
    Publication date: March 30, 2023
    Applicant: The Pokémon Company
    Inventors: Yuki TERADA, Keisuke MIYAGAWA
  • Publication number: 20230077898
    Abstract: An object is to provide a user with motivation to enjoy waking up in the morning and guide the user to sufficient awakening by generating a breeding event in a breeding game of a virtual life form when the user wakes up in the morning. A game server that manages progress of a breeding game of a virtual life form can provide a user with motivation to enjoy waking up in the morning and guide the user to sufficient awakening by generating a breeding event in a breeding game of a virtual life form when the user wakes up in the morning. The game server includes circuitry configured to acquire a wake-up time of a user; and a update the breeding game in accordance with the acquired wake-up time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2022
    Publication date: March 16, 2023
    Applicant: The Pokemon Company
    Inventors: Takayuki SHINDO, Satoshi OGAWA, Kaname KOSUGI, Marie SHUTO, Koya NAKAHATA
  • Publication number: 20230057252
    Abstract: An example of an information processing system displays a character based on a character model of a first type in a first scene in the game, and based on a character model of a second type in a second scene. In a third scene, a wearable item is selected in response to a selection instruction. In the third scene, the character based on the character model of the first type having the appearance of wearing the selected wearable item is displayed, and the character based on the character model of the second type having the appearance of wearing the wearable item is displayed. When a confirm instruction is given, settings regarding the appearance of the character are changed so as to reflect the wearable item on the appearance of the character in the first scene and the second scene.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2022
    Publication date: February 23, 2023
    Applicants: Nintendo Co., Ltd., The Pokémon Company
    Inventors: Junichi MASUDA, Yuichi UEDA
  • Publication number: 20230055446
    Abstract: An example of an information processing system sets a room in a virtual space based on an operation input provided by a player and places an item object in the room. If an item object is placed in a room by the player, the information processing system increases the appearance rate of a character of a type relating to the placed item object in accordance with the type of the placed item object and causes a character to appear in the virtual space based on the increased appearance rate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2022
    Publication date: February 23, 2023
    Applicants: Nintendo Co., Ltd., The Pokémon Company
    Inventors: Junichi MASUDA, Yuichi UEDA
  • Publication number: 20230056381
    Abstract: When a first user interface is chosen according to a choice instruction based on an operation input, a two-dimensional user interface object indicating an arrangement range of decorative items is displayed, and decorative items are disposed at locations in the range designated according to an operation input. When a second user interface is chosen, a three-dimensional user interface object indicating an arrangement range of decorative items is displayed, and decorative items are disposed at locations in the range designated according to an operation input. Types and arrangement of the decorative items on the two-dimensional object, or types and arrangement of the decorative items on the three-dimensional object, are stored into a storage medium according to a determination instruction based on an operation input.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2022
    Publication date: February 23, 2023
    Applicants: Nintendo Co., Ltd., The Pokémon Company
    Inventors: Junichi MASUDA, Yuichi UEDA