Patents by Inventor Junichi Kogo

Junichi Kogo 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: 10201753
    Abstract: A gaming machine of the present invention operates such that when a plurality of positions are inputted, positional information is generated based on the plurality of positions and sign information, indicative of a sign passing across the plurality of positions, is generated based on the positional information upon which comparison is made between sign information, indicative of the signs passing across the plurality of positions, and preliminarily stored sign data to discriminate a correlation between the sign information and the sign data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: UNIVERSAL ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazumasa Yoshizawa, Junichi Kogo
  • Patent number: 10181235
    Abstract: A typing-game machine has a storage unit for storing a set of a video data item and a song data item for each song, a music playing unit for playing a song based on a song data item, a first image display unit for sequentially displaying a character string which is a part of lyrics of the song being played, a second image display unit for displaying a video image based on a video data item associated with the song being played, and a database making unit. A course of a game is controlled based on whether a character string inputted by typings of keys agrees with the character string displayed or not. The database making unit makes a database with respect to each song about the number of times a video image associated with a song is displayed along with a play of the song.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: UNIVERSAL ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION
    Inventor: Junichi Kogo
  • Patent number: 10118091
    Abstract: A gaming apparatus includes a display, a touch panel, and a controller. The display displays an image thereon. The touch panel is provided so as to cover a display screen of the display and outputs a position signal corresponding to a point touched by a player. The controller receives the position signal from the touch panel and changes the image in accordance with the number of position signals simultaneously received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: UNIVERSAL ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION
    Inventor: Junichi Kogo
  • Publication number: 20180243646
    Abstract: A gaming apparatus includes a display, a touch panel, and a controller. The display displays an image thereon. The touch panel is provided so as to cover a display screen of the display and outputs a position signal corresponding to a point touched by a player. The controller receives the position signal from the touch panel and changes the image in accordance with the number of position signals simultaneously received.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2018
    Publication date: August 30, 2018
    Inventor: Junichi Kogo
  • Patent number: 9996253
    Abstract: A display area of a selection image becomes larger when two locations corresponding to the selection image on a touch panel are pressed simultaneously by hands of a player and a space between the hands is widened while the hands maintain a state of contact to the touch panel. This enables touch panel operability to be diversified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: UNIVERSAL ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION
    Inventor: Junichi Kogo
  • Patent number: 9981181
    Abstract: A gaming apparatus includes a display, a touch panel, and a controller. The display displays an image thereon. The touch panel is provided so as to cover a display screen of the display and outputs a position signal corresponding to a point touched by a player. The controller receives the position signal from the touch panel and changes the image in accordance with the number of position signals simultaneously received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: UNIVERSAL ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION
    Inventor: Junichi Kogo
  • Patent number: 8029351
    Abstract: As a result of lottery using the roulette device 3, if the ball 27 enters in the bonus pocket 24 among the pockets formed on the wheel 22, the special bonus game using the WIN lamp 11 occurs and all credits betted to each station 4 in the present game are paid out (S15) to one station 4 which is determined based on the lottery (S123) by the server control CPU 81 that winning is obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2011
    Assignee: Universal Entertainment Corporation
    Inventors: Toshihiko Kosaka, Junichi Kogo, Kazumasa Yoshizawa, Yoichi Kato
  • Patent number: 7778590
    Abstract: Either a “list of song names” or a “list of artist names” is set (in a step S12) as a first display ordering which is to be a basic display ordering for songs, and, along with displaying (in steps S13 and S14) a song selection screen according to a display sequence setting table based on this first display ordering which has been set, particularly an appealing portion of a PV of a song which has been displayed in a song candidate display section and which has been selected with a music selection cursor is displayed in a selected PV display section; and furthermore (in steps S15, S20, S26, and S33) a appealing portion of the song is outputted via speakers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2010
    Assignee: Universal Entertainment Corporation
    Inventor: Junichi Kogo
  • Patent number: 7476154
    Abstract: A illumination device comprises a transparent member in which a lenticular lens of a cylindrical shape is disposed in a longitudinal direction; and light emitting members disposed in a vertical direction at prescribed intervals inside the transparent member; in which a visual illusion of existence of light emitting rings, respectively arrayed in a horizontal direction and respectively disposed in a vertical direction inside the transparent member, is created by light emitted from the various light emitting members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2009
    Assignee: Aruze Corp.
    Inventors: Junichi Kogo, Jun Hirato, Masato Ishikawa, Yasuaki Tanabe
  • Publication number: 20080132333
    Abstract: A display area of a selection image becomes larger when two locations corresponding to the selection image on a touch panel are pressed simultaneously by hands of a player and a space between the hands is widened while the hands maintain a state of contact to the touch panel. This enables touch panel operability to be diversified.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2007
    Publication date: June 5, 2008
    Applicant: Aruze Corp.
    Inventor: Junichi Kogo
  • Publication number: 20080102948
    Abstract: A gaming apparatus includes a display, a touch panel, and a controller. The touch panel is disposed so as to cover a display screen of the display, and outputs a position signal corresponding to a position touched by a player. The controller displays an image on the display, and moves the image based on the position signal on either one of conditions that the position signal is continuously received from the touch panel for a predetermined period of time and that the position signal is received from the touch panel a predetermined number of times.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2007
    Publication date: May 1, 2008
    Applicant: ARUZE CORP.
    Inventor: Junichi Kogo
  • Publication number: 20080088598
    Abstract: A gaming apparatus includes a display, a touch panel, and a controller. The display displays an image thereon. The touch panel is provided so as to cover a display screen of the display and outputs a position signal corresponding to a point touched by a player. The controller receives the position signal from the touch panel and changes the image in accordance with the number of position signals simultaneously received.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2007
    Publication date: April 17, 2008
    Applicant: ARUZE CORP.
    Inventor: Junichi Kogo
  • Publication number: 20070066400
    Abstract: A gaming system comprises a first gaming machine, a second gaming machine and a gaming management server. The first gaming machine can execute a game with gaming data, and the second gaming machine also can execute the game with the gaming data. The gaming management server is connected to the first gaming machine and the second gaming machine via a network. The gaming management server includes a processor managing the gaming data for each player, and executing an extending process to extend an expiration date of the gaming data when the gaming management server is accessed by the second gaming machine or when the gaming management server receives extension request data from the second gaming machine, and updating the expiration date of the gaming data processed with the extending process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2006
    Publication date: March 22, 2007
    Applicant: ARUZE CORP.
    Inventor: Junichi KOGO
  • Publication number: 20070060262
    Abstract: As a result of lottery using the roulette device 3, if the ball 27 enters in the bonus pocket 24 among the pockets formed on the wheel 22, the special bonus game using the WIN lamp 11 occurs and all credits betted to each station 4 in the present game are paid out (S15) to one station 4 which is determined based on the lottery (S123) by the server control CPU 81 that winning is obtained.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2006
    Publication date: March 15, 2007
    Applicant: ARUZE CORP.
    Inventors: Toshihiko Kosaka, Junichi Kogo, Kazumasa Yoshizawa, Yoichi Kato
  • Publication number: 20060293101
    Abstract: Either a “list of song names” or a “list of artist names” is set (in a step S12) as a first display ordering which is to be a basic display ordering for songs, and, along with displaying (in steps S13 and S14) a song selection screen according to a display sequence setting table based on this first display ordering which has been set, particularly an appealing portion of a PV of a song which has been displayed in a song candidate display section and which has been selected with a music selection cursor is displayed in a selected PV display section; and furthermore (in steps S15, S20, S26, and S33) a appealing portion of the song is outputted via speakers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2006
    Publication date: December 28, 2006
    Applicant: ARUZE CORP.
    Inventor: Junichi Kogo
  • Publication number: 20060227105
    Abstract: With a typing game apparatus, it is possible to select a desired difficulty level setting with a difficulty level selection procedure, and, when the execution of the typing game is started, determination is made in a correctness determination procedure as to whether keys which have been input via a keyboard are correct, and as to whether the input timing of those keys is correct. At this time, in an input time period setting procedure, an input time period is set according to the difficulty level which has been set in the difficulty level selection procedure, and the correctness determination of the timing of key input is performed by comparing the input time period which has been set and the timing of the key input.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2006
    Publication date: October 12, 2006
    Applicant: ARUZE CORP.
    Inventor: Junichi Kogo
  • Publication number: 20060205498
    Abstract: A illumination device comprises a transparent member in which a lenticular lens of a cylindrical shape is disposed in a longitudinal direction; and light emitting members disposed in a vertical direction at prescribed intervals inside the transparent member; in which a visual illusion of existence of light emitting rings, respectively arrayed in a horizontal direction and respectively disposed in a vertical direction inside the transparent member, is created by light emitted from the various light emitting members.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2006
    Publication date: September 14, 2006
    Inventors: Junichi Kogo, Jun Hirato, Masato Ishikawa, Yasuaki Tanabe
  • Publication number: 20060204941
    Abstract: A typing-game machine has a storage unit for storing a set of a video data item and a song data item for each song, a music playing unit for playing a song based on a song data item, a first image display unit for sequentially displaying a character string which is a part of lyrics of the song being played, a second image display unit for displaying a video image based on a video data item associated with the song being played, and a database making unit. A course of a game is controlled based on whether a character string inputted by typings of keys agrees with the character string displayed or not. The database making unit makes a database with respect to each song about the number of times a video image associated with a song is displayed along with a play of the song.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2006
    Publication date: September 14, 2006
    Applicant: ARUZE CORP.
    Inventor: Junichi Kogo
  • Publication number: 20060199156
    Abstract: If the portion of the lyrics of a song which is being reproduced is not the first verse and when the evaluation related to typing is in an unfavorable state, screen division is performed, and the display state of the image of a PV which is being displayed on a second liquid crystal display is made one step worse. On the other hand, if the portion of the lyrics of a song which is being reproduced is the first verse, then the image of the PV of this song is clearly displayed in a full screen on the second liquid crystal display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2006
    Publication date: September 7, 2006
    Applicant: Aruze Corp.
    Inventor: Junichi Kogo
  • Publication number: 20060199646
    Abstract: When a power supply of a typing game apparatus constituting a game system is turned on, the typing game apparatus requests a server to transmit ranking data. The server creates ranking data of song data from the number of times of use and the number of apparatuses using song data for each of the song data and transmits the ranking data to the typing game apparatus. On the other hand, the typing game apparatus having received the ranking data compares content stored in a song data storage area and the ranking data and retrieves three tunes among songs, which are not stored in the storing area, in order from the top of the ranking data as recommended download data. When an administrator of the typing game apparatus executes operation for requesting download, the recommended download data is delivered.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2006
    Publication date: September 7, 2006
    Applicant: ARUZE Corp.
    Inventor: Junichi Kogo