Patents by Inventor Hideo Kojima

Hideo Kojima 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).

  • Publication number: 20200038750
    Abstract: A method for connecting game plays between different players playing a video game. The method includes determining that a first character has accomplished a mission within a region of a virtual environment of the video game, wherein the first character is controlled by a first player playing the video game in a first game play. The method includes opening access by the first character to a regional inter-game communication medium in response to accomplishing the task. The method includes generating first data in the first game play. The method includes cross-pollinating the first data using the regional inter-game communication medium across a plurality of virtual environments of a plurality of asynchronous game plays of a plurality of players.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2019
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    Inventor: Hideo Kojima
  • Publication number: 20200038755
    Abstract: A method for controlling a character in a virtual environment of an interactive gaming application. The method including receiving characteristics of a virtual environment. The method including receiving a weight distribution profile for virtual objects carried by the character, the weight distribution profile causing an offset in a center of gravity of the character. The method including receiving input to move the character about the virtual environment, the input including a first component for moving the character along a path in the virtual environment, and a second component for providing a counter-force to reduce the offset to the center of gravity. The second component is applied when the character graphically appears to be out-of-balance while moving along the path in the virtual environment responsive to the first component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2019
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    Inventor: Hideo Kojima
  • Publication number: 20200038753
    Abstract: A method for influencing a gaming world of a video game. The method including cross-pollinating a first path using an inter-game communication medium across a plurality of virtual environments of a plurality of asynchronous game plays of a plurality of players playing the video game. The method including determining that a first path has been traversed one or more times by one or more characters of the plurality of players in the plurality of asynchronous game plays. The method including improving the first path based on a number of times the first path has been traversed by the one or more characters. The method including cross-pollinating the first path that has been improved across the plurality of virtual environments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2019
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    Inventor: Hideo Kojima
  • Patent number: 10494167
    Abstract: A dispenser for an aerosol container includes: a fixed platen, configured to be fitted to an aerosol container with two stems; a coupling member, provided with two coupling holes, through which contents dispensed from the two stems pass separately; a cover, which includes an inner tubular portion, configured to surround the two coupling holes and define passages for the contents, and an outer tubular portion, configured to cover the mounting cup; and an application member, which includes a dispensing port, through which the contents are dispensed from the inner tubular portion to outside. The cover includes at least one cut-out portion, formed by cutting part of the outer tubular portion, and the coupling member includes at least one first tab portion, configured to be accommodated in the cut-out portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignees: HOYU CO., LTD., YOSHINO KOGYOSHO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hisayuki Kojima, Yuji Kitabayashi, Hideo Uemura
  • Publication number: 20190359771
    Abstract: A complex that includes a metal fine particle dispersant including a branched polymer compound having an ammonium group and having a weight average molecular weight of 500 to 5,000,000; and a metal fine particle, wherein the metal fine particle includes platinum (Pt) or palladium (Pd), the metal fine particle dispersant includes a branched polymer compound of Formula (1):
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2019
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Inventors: Keisuke KOJIMA, Akihiro TANAKA, Keisuke ODOI, Hideo NAGASHIMA, Takashi SUE
  • Publication number: 20190203379
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a crystal of a nitride of a Group-13 metal on the Periodic Table which has good crystallinity and has no crystal strain, and to provide a production method for the crystal. The crystal of a nitride of a Group-13 metal on the Periodic Table of the present invention, comprises oxygen atom and hydrogen atom in the crystal and has a ratio of a hydrogen concentration to an oxygen concentration therein of from 0.5 to 4.5.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2019
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI CHEMICAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yutaka Mikawa, Hideo Namita, Hirotaka Ikeda, Kazunori Kamada, Hideo Fujisawa, Atsuhiko Kojima
  • Patent number: 10309038
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a crystal of a nitride of a Group-13 metal on the Periodic Table which has good crystallinity and has no crystal strain, and to provide a production method for the crystal. The crystal of a nitride of a Group-13 metal on the Periodic Table of the present invention, comprises oxygen atom and hydrogen atom in the crystal and has a ratio of a hydrogen concentration to an oxygen concentration therein of from 0.5 to 4.5.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI CHEMICAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yutaka Mikawa, Hideo Namita, Hirotaka Ikeda, Kazunori Kamada, Hideo Fujisawa, Atsuhiko Kojima
  • Patent number: 10124459
    Abstract: According to this lens-centering method, a state in which a lens is sandwiched at prescribed pressing force between a lens holder and a lens processing dish is brought about. Next, the lens-processing dish is rotated at slow speed about a rotation axis line that passes through the center and the spherical center of the lens-processing surface thereof, and is made to oscillate at a slight angle about the spherical center of the lens-processing surface as the center of oscillating action. The spherical center of a first lens spherical surface of the lens is guided to the spherical center of a lens-retaining surface of the lens holder, and the spherical center of a second lens spherical surface is guided to the spherical center of the lens-processing surface. A lens mounted in the spherical center-type processing machine can be set to an accurately centered state thereby.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Kojima Engineering Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hideo Kojima, Hiroshi Fukuzawa
  • Publication number: 20170182622
    Abstract: According to this lens-centering method, a state in which a lens is sandwiched at prescribed pressing force between a lens holder and a lens processing dish is brought about. Next, the lens-processing dish is rotated at slow speed about a rotation axis line that passes through the center and the spherical center of the lens-processing surface thereof, and is made to oscillate at a slight angle about the spherical center of the lens-processing surface as the center of oscillating action. The spherical center of a first lens spherical surface of the lens is guided to the spherical center of a lens-retaining surface of the lens holder, and the spherical center of a second lens spherical surface is guided to the spherical center of the lens-processing surface. A lens mounted in the spherical center-type processing machine can be set to an accurately centered state thereby.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2014
    Publication date: June 29, 2017
    Applicant: KOJIMA ENGINEERING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hideo KOJIMA, Hiroshi FUKUZAWA
  • Publication number: 20120289127
    Abstract: A spherical core type lens grinding device (1) performs an operation wherein a dish-shaped grindstone (8) provided with a spherical grindstone surface (8a) which is equipped with diamond abrasive grains, is pressed against a surface-to-be-ground (7a) of a lens blank (7) to be ground, and wherein the dish-shaped grindstone (8) is rotated and is simultaneously swung, resulting in said surface-to-be-ground (7a) being ground to a spherical surface. In an initial-stage grinding process, grinding is performed at first processing pressure and first rotational speed. In an intermediate-stage grinding process, grinding is performed at second processing pressure and second rotational speed. In a last-stage grinding process, grinding is performed at third processing pressure and third rotational speed. The second processing pressure is a pressure at which the spherical grindstone surface (8a) can bite into the lens blank (7).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2010
    Publication date: November 15, 2012
    Applicant: KOJIMA ENGINEERING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hideo Kojima, Hiroshi Fukuzawa, Yoshiyuki Otsuki
  • Patent number: 8298080
    Abstract: A setting unit sets a position of a viewpoint arranged in a virtual space, and a direction of a visual line extending from the viewpoint. A moving unit moves a player character in the virtual space according to an operation by a player. A generating unit generates an image representing the way the virtual space is viewed from the viewpoint toward the direction of the visual line. A display unit displays the generated image on a screen. Moreover, the setting unit sets a position of the viewpoint so that a relative position of the viewpoint to an object is fixed, sets a position of a target point included in a surface of a predetermined shape fixed relatively to the object at random, and sets a direction of the visual line so that an intersection point between the surface and the visual line gradually comes closer to the target point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hideo Kojima, Masao Tomosawa
  • Publication number: 20120071243
    Abstract: A terminal device (201) that provides a communication competition game wherein competition histories of players are stored in a memory unit (202), an exchange unit (203) exchanges competition histories with an opponent with whom a communication competition is to be started, a determination unit (204) determines whether or not the opponent's competition history obtained through exchange contradicts the opponent's competition history stored in the memory unit (202), and when there is a contradiction, a warning unit (205) gives a warning that there is a contradiction, and when the communication competition is finished, an update unit (206) updates oneself's competition history and the opponent's competition history that are store in the memory unit (202) based on the result of the finished communication competition, the determination result, and the competition histories obtained through exchange, and rewrites and updates the old competition histories of players other than oneself and the opponent with the new c
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2010
    Publication date: March 22, 2012
    Inventors: Hideo Kojima, Tsuyoshi Osada
  • Publication number: 20120045975
    Abstract: A lens processing device (1) is adapted such that a lens (11) is sucked and held by a lens holder (12) rotatably and rockably supported on the front end of a lens holder shaft (13) through a pivot bearing mechanism (14) and then such that a lens surface (11a) is processed by moving the lens (11) and a lens processing tool (31) relative to each other with the lens processing tool (31) pressed to the lens (11). The lens (11) can be moved along a desired trajectory on a vertical plane containing a Z-axis and an X-axis, which are perpendicular to each other, by controlling feeding of the lens holder (12) in the Z-axis and X-axis directions by means of a Z-axis movement mechanism (19) and an X-axis movement mechanism (15). Thus, the lens surface (11a) can be processed with the lens (11) horizontally pressed to a circular arc-shaped processing surface (31a) of the lens processing tool (31).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2009
    Publication date: February 23, 2012
    Applicant: Kojima Engineering Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hideo Kojima, Hiroshi Fukuzawa
  • Publication number: 20110039619
    Abstract: A setting unit sets a position of a viewpoint arranged in a virtual space, and a direction of a visual line extending from the viewpoint. A moving unit moves a player character in the virtual space according to an operation by a player. A generating unit generates an image representing the way the virtual space is viewed from the viewpoint toward the direction of the visual line. A display unit displays the generated image on a screen. Moreover, the setting unit sets a position of the viewpoint so that a relative position of the viewpoint to an object is fixed, sets a position of a target point included in a surface of a predetermined shape fixed relatively to the object at random, and sets a direction of the visual line so that an intersection point between the surface and the visual line gradually comes closer to the target point.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2010
    Publication date: February 17, 2011
    Applicant: KONAMI DIGITAL ENTERTAINMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hideo Kojima, Masao Tomosawa
  • Publication number: 20100234106
    Abstract: An object storage unit (220) stores object information, including that of a main character who wears a camouflage outfit. More specifically, the object storage unit (220) stores a standard texture (222) showing a standard camouflage pattern, an additional texture (223) showing a replaceable camouflage pattern, as well as a material properties parameter (224) that determines the material properties of the camouflage outfit. When the main character stops, a background specifying unit (232) specifies the object serving as the background of the main character by referring to a position information storage unit (240). In addition, a clothing changing unit (233) appropriate selects a combination of an additional texture (223) and a material properties parameter (224) according to the texture or other features of the specified object, thereby changing the appearance of the main character's camouflage outfit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2007
    Publication date: September 16, 2010
    Applicant: Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hideo Kojima, Takehiro Nomura, Hideki Sasaki, Mineshi Kimura, Hiroaki Yoshiike
  • Patent number: 7748052
    Abstract: A scanning probe microscope capable of preventing contact between the probe and a sample and a method of operating this microscope. The scanning probe microscope measures the topography of a surface of the sample by scanning the probe relative to the surface of the sample. A scanning reference position in the heightwise direction is updated in response to a maximum value of the height of the surface of the sample on the scan lines scanned so far. A limit value is set for motion of the probe in the heightwise direction relative to the scanning reference position. After the update, the next scan line is scanned. In this way, scanning is carried out along the successive scan lines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2010
    Assignee: JEOL Ltd.
    Inventor: Hideo Kojima
  • Patent number: 7635300
    Abstract: Game program has a procedure for renewing, for reducing a value of a life power parameter according to volume of damage received and for renewing it, a procedure for setting parameter value, for setting the value of the life power parameter reduced and renewed as a standard parameter value and for storing it in a memory, a procedure for recovering, for increasing the value of the life power parameter by a value of recovery parameter which is set on a recovery item which is instructed to be used by a player and for renewing it, a procedure for reducing, for reducing the value of the life power parameter in the memory which was increased and renewed at a predetermined reduction velocity with the passage of time and for renewing it.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2009
    Assignee: Konami Computer Entertainment Japan, Inc.
    Inventors: Hideo Kojima, Sadaaki Kaneyoshi
  • Publication number: 20070018097
    Abstract: A scanning probe microscope capable of preventing contact between the probe and a sample and a method of operating this microscope. The scanning probe microscope measures the topography of a surface of the sample by scanning the probe relative to the surface of the sample. A scanning reference position in the heightwise direction is updated in response to a maximum value of the height of the surface of the sample on the scan lines scanned so far. A limit value is set for motion of the probe in the heightwise direction relative to the scanning reference position. After the update, the next scan line is scanned. In this way, scanning is carried out along the successive scan lines.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2006
    Publication date: January 25, 2007
    Applicant: JEOL Ltd.
    Inventor: Hideo Kojima
  • Publication number: 20060124202
    Abstract: A pulse voltage having a frequency of 15 kHz is applied from a discharging power supply unit (48) to between a crankshaft (12) and an electrode plate (45) at a current density of 2.5 mA/cm2 to generate a glow discharge and an electric heater (34) is driven at a 40% output (64 kW/kg) to heat the crankshaft (12) to up to 400° C., and then heating is continued with the current density of a glow discharge set at 0.5 mA/cm2 and the output of the electric heater (34) set at 90% (144 kW/kg), thereby effecting nitriding at a desired nitriding temperature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2004
    Publication date: June 15, 2006
    Inventors: Yutaka Takeuchi, Hitoshi Karasawa, Hideo Kojima
  • Patent number: 7048632
    Abstract: A video game apparatus produces a image of a player character whose motion is operated by a player and a scene image which changes according to the motion of the player character, and displays the produced player character image and scene image on a display unit. The video game apparatus further produces sound effects according to the motion of the player character. The video game apparatus produces a first scene image subjectively viewed by the player character when the player character is stopped in a movable state, and a second scene image objectively viewing the motion of the player character when the player character is moved, and displays the produced one of the first and second scene images on the display unit. The video game apparatus produces different sound effects depending on which of the first and second scene images is displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2006
    Assignee: Konami Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hideo Kojima