Patents by Inventor Junki HIRAI

Junki HIRAI 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: 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
  • 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: 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
  • Publication number: 20220132186
    Abstract: A program recorded on a computer-readable recording medium causes a processor of a server apparatus communicable with a game apparatus capable of executing a game and delivering a video to a terminal apparatus, to perform a method of: acquiring, from a game apparatus that executes a game, video information indicating a game video of the game; and delivering, to the terminal apparatus, the game video indicated by the video information. The delivering includes, with the game apparatus having generated specific information indicating that the game video is a specific video, delivering to the terminal apparatus a specific advertisement for a specific commercial item associated with the specific video in response to acquiring the video information and the specific information from the game apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2022
    Publication date: April 28, 2022
    Applicant: Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Akira SAKAI, Shigeru CHIBA, Kai INOUE, Junki HIRAI, Jun MURAI