Patents by Inventor Claude Comair

Claude Comair has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 10004981
    Abstract: A vehicle simulation such as for example a driving game can be provided by displaying an image of a steering wheel on a touch sensitive screen. Touch inputs are used to control the rotational orientation of displayed steering wheel. The rotational orientation of the displayed steering wheel is used to apply course correction effects to a simulated vehicle. Selective application of driver assist and different scaling of touch inputs may be provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: Nintendo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Robert Champagne, Shigeki Yamashiro, Shigeru Miyamoto, Claude Comair
  • Publication number: 20180085664
    Abstract: A vehicle simulation such as for example a driving game can be provided by displaying an image of a steering wheel on a touch sensitive screen. Touch inputs are used to control the rotational orientation of displayed steering wheel. The rotational orientation of the displayed steering wheel is used to apply course correction effects to a simulated vehicle. Selective application of driver assist and different scaling of touch inputs may be provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2017
    Publication date: March 29, 2018
    Inventors: Robert CHAMPAGNE, Shigeki Yamashiro, Shigeru Miyamoto, Claude Comair
  • Patent number: 9861888
    Abstract: A vehicle simulation such as for example a driving game can be provided by displaying an image of a steering wheel on a touch sensitive screen. Touch inputs are used to control the rotational orientation of displayed steering wheel. The rotational orientation of the displayed steering wheel is used to apply course correction effects to a simulated vehicle. Selective application of driver assist and different scaling of touch inputs may be provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: Nintendo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Robert Champagne, Shigeki Yamashiro, Shigeru Miyamoto, Claude Comair
  • Publication number: 20170087451
    Abstract: A vehicle simulation such as for example a driving game can be provided by displaying an image of a steering wheel on a touch sensitive screen. Touch inputs are used to control the rotational orientation of displayed steering wheel. The rotational orientation of the displayed steering wheel is used to apply course correction effects to a simulated vehicle. Selective application of driver assist and different scaling of touch inputs may be provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2016
    Publication date: March 30, 2017
    Inventors: Robert CHAMPAGNE, Shigeki YAMASHIRO, Shigeru MIYAMOTO, Claude COMAIR
  • Patent number: 9533223
    Abstract: A vehicle simulation such as for example a driving game can be provided by displaying an image of a steering wheel on a touch sensitive screen. Touch inputs are used to control the rotational orientation of displayed steering wheel. The rotational orientation of the displayed steering wheel is used to apply course correction effects to a simulated vehicle. Selective application of driver assist and different scaling of touch inputs may be provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: NINTENDO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Robert Champagne, Shigeki Yamashiro, Shigeru Miyamoto, Claude Comair
  • Patent number: 9457266
    Abstract: An example portable electronic device includes a display; user controls; a camera for capturing images; wireless communication circuitry for mobile communication; memory; and a processing system for controlling the portable electronic device. The processing system controls the portable electronic device to permit composing of an outgoing message and to permit viewing of an incoming message. An image captured by the camera and displayed on the display is stored in memory in response to an input to the user controls. The wireless communication circuitry, under control of the processing system, transmits the outgoing message and receives the incoming message. The processing system controls the display to concurrently display content of the received message and a linear arrangement of icons.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: Nintendo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Charles P. Eck, Hiroshi Kamada, Claude Comair
  • Patent number: 9342918
    Abstract: Water surface and other effects are efficiently simulated to provide real time or near real time imaging on low-capacity computer graphics computation platforms. Water and other surfaces are modeled using multiple independent layers can be dynamically adjusted in response to real time events. The number of layers used in a given area can be adjusted to reduce computational loading as needed. Different algorithms can be employed on different layers to give different effects. The multiple layer modeling is preferably converted to polygons using an adaptive polygon mesh generator based on camera location and direction in the 3D world to provide automatic level of detailing and generating a minimal number of polygons. The visual effects of water droplets and other coatings on see-through surfaces can be modeled and provided using indirect texturing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignee: NINTENDO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Claude Comair, Sun Tjen Fam, Prasanna Ghali, Jonathan J. Johnson
  • Publication number: 20150306506
    Abstract: A vehicle simulation such as for example a driving game can be provided by displaying an image of a steering wheel on a touch sensitive screen. Touch inputs are used to control the rotational orientation of displayed steering wheel. The rotational orientation of the displayed steering wheel is used to apply course correction effects to a simulated vehicle. Selective application of driver assist and different scaling of touch inputs may be provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2015
    Publication date: October 29, 2015
    Inventors: Robert CHAMPAGNE, Shigeki YAMASHIRO, Shigeru MIYAMOTO, Claude COMAIR
  • Patent number: 9101827
    Abstract: A vehicle simulation such as for example a driving game can be provided by displaying an image of a steering wheel on a touch sensitive screen. Touch inputs are used to control the rotational orientation of displayed steering wheel. The rotational orientation of the displayed steering wheel is used to apply course correction effects to a simulated vehicle. Selective application of driver assist and different scaling of touch inputs may be provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Assignee: NINTENDO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Robert Champagne, Shigeki Yamashiro, Shigeru Miyamoto, Claude Comair
  • Publication number: 20150109291
    Abstract: Water surface and other effects are efficiently simulated to provide real time or near real time imaging on low-capacity computer graphics computation platforms. Water and other surfaces are modeled using multiple independent layers can be dynamically adjusted in response to real time events. The number of layers used in a given area can be adjusted to reduce computational loading as needed. Different algorithms can be employed on different layers to give different effects. The multiple layer modeling is preferably converted to polygons using an adaptive polygon mesh generator based on camera location and direction in the 3D world to provide automatic level of detailing and generating a minimal number of polygons. The visual effects of water droplets and other coatings on see-through surfaces can be modeled and provided using indirect texturing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventors: Claude COMAIR, Sun Tjen FAM, Prasanna GHALI, Jonathan J. JOHNSON
  • Patent number: 8972230
    Abstract: Water surface and other effects are efficiently simulated to provide real time or near real time imaging on low-capacity computer graphics computation platforms. Water and other surfaces are modeled using multiple independent layers can be dynamically adjusted in response to real time events. The number of layers used in a given area can be adjusted to reduce computational loading as needed. Different algorithms can be employed on different layers to give different effects. The multiple layer modeling is preferably converted to polygons using an adaptive polygon mesh generator based on camera location and direction in the 3D world to provide automatic level of detailing and generating a minimal number of polygons. The visual effects of water droplets and other coatings on see-through surfaces can be modeled and provided using indirect texturing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Nintendo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Claude Comair, Sun Tjen Fam, Prasanna Ghali, Jonathan J. Johnson
  • Patent number: 8961320
    Abstract: A portable, handholdable device includes global positioning system (GPS) circuitry, a camera, a user interface configured to receive user inputs, the user interface including a display; wireless communication circuitry for mobile wireless communications, and a processing system configured to execute a program using a position determined by the GPS circuitry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Nintendo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Charles P. Eck, Hiroshi Kamada, Claude Comair
  • Publication number: 20140248957
    Abstract: An example portable electronic device includes a display; user controls; a camera for capturing images; wireless communication circuitry for mobile communication; memory; and a processing system for controlling the portable electronic device. The processing system controls the portable electronic device to permit composing of an outgoing message and to permit viewing of an incoming message. An image captured by the camera and displayed on the display is stored in memory in response to an input to the user controls. The wireless communication circuitry, under control of the processing system, transmits the outgoing message and receives the incoming message. The processing system controls the display to concurrently display content of the received message and a linear arrangement of icons.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2014
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Applicant: NINTENDO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Charles P. ECK, Hiroshi KAMADA, Claude COMAIR
  • Publication number: 20140228116
    Abstract: An example portable electronic device includes user controls; a display; a camera configured to capture images; wireless communication circuitry for mobile wireless communications; and a processing system configured to control the display to display images captured by the camera. An image displayed on the display is stored in memory in response to an input to the user controls, and the wireless communication circuitry, under control of the processing system, transmits the image stored in the memory while the processing system executes a program.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2014
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Applicant: Nintendo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Charles P. ECK, Hiroshi KAMADA, Claude COMAIR
  • Publication number: 20140004946
    Abstract: A vehicle simulation such as for example a driving game can be provided by displaying an image of a steering wheel on a touch sensitive screen. Touch inputs are used to control the rotational orientation of displayed steering wheel. The rotational orientation of the displayed steering wheel is used to apply course correction effects to a simulated vehicle. Selective application of driver assist and different scaling of touch inputs may be provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2013
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
    Inventors: Robert CHAMPAGNE, Shigeki YAMASHIRO, Shigeru MIYAMOTO, Claude COMAIR
  • Publication number: 20130281205
    Abstract: A portable, handholdable device includes global positioning system (GPS) circuitry, a camera, a user interface configured to receive user inputs, the user interface including a display; wireless communication circuitry for mobile wireless communications, and a processing system configured to execute a program using a position determined by the GPS circuitry.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2013
    Publication date: October 24, 2013
    Inventors: Charles P. ECK, Hiroshi KAMADA, Claude COMAIR
  • Patent number: 8540573
    Abstract: A vehicle simulation such as for example a driving game can be provided by displaying an image of a steering wheel on a touch sensitive screen. Touch inputs are used to control the rotational orientation of displayed steering wheel. The rotational orientation of the displayed steering wheel is used to apply course correction effects to a simulated vehicle. Selective application of driver assist and different scaling of touch inputs may be provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Assignee: Nintendo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Robert Champagne, Shigeki Yamashiro, Shigeru Miyamoto, Claude Comair
  • Patent number: 8469817
    Abstract: A video game machine is provided with wireless functionality. The wireless functionality may be built-into the video game machine or may be provided by a device that is removably attachable to the video game machine. The wireless functionality enables, among other things, enhanced multi-player capabilities, the ability to receive video game updates, new game levels and new games.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2013
    Assignee: Nintendo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Charles P. Eck, Hiroshi Kamada, Claude Comair
  • Patent number: 8317617
    Abstract: Pictorial characters are used to replace one or more words or even one or more full sentences of a message for communication to one or more people. In the context of an electronic communication device, a person (“sending party”) can use pictorial characters to “encode” words or sentences of a message to be sent to another person (“receiving party”). The receiving party, upon receiving the message, decodes the coded message and, if appropriate or desired, replies to the message. The communication devices used by the sending and receiving parties can be provided with various pictorial character-related features. For example, the communication devices may be provided with processing circuitry that conditions the use of a particular pictorial character for sending messages upon prior entry of a valid authorization (unlocking) code for that character.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Nintendo, Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Claude Comair
  • Publication number: 20120231861
    Abstract: A vehicle simulation such as for example a driving game can be provided by displaying an image of a steering wheel on a touch sensitive screen. Touch inputs are used to control the rotational orientation of displayed steering wheel. The rotational orientation of the displayed steering wheel is used to apply course correction effects to a simulated vehicle. Selective application of driver assist and different scaling of touch inputs may be provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2012
    Publication date: September 13, 2012
    Applicant: NINTENDO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Robert Champagne, Shigeki Yamashiro, Shigeru Miyamoto, Claude Comair