Patents by Inventor Kazuhiro Maruyama

Kazuhiro Maruyama 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: 11013984
    Abstract: Based on first data transmitted from a game controller, a game apparatus executes game processing for catching a predetermined game character and transmits, to the game controller, second data corresponding to the game character as a target to be caught. Based on the transmitted second data, the game controller outputs a sound corresponding to the caught game character.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignees: NINTENDO CO., LTD., THE POKÉMON COMPANY
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Maruyama, Hiroyuki Takeuchi, Hiroki Soji, Kohei Odanaka, Masaya Takei, Tsunekazu Ishihara, Satoshi Ogawa
  • Publication number: 20210001213
    Abstract: An example game controller includes a spherical housing, a vibrator, an inertia sensor, an operation device, and a transmitter. The vibrator is inside the spherical housing and configured to generate a vibration to vibrate the spherical housing. The inertia sensor is at a position inside the spherical housing such that a distance from a center of the spherical housing to the inertial sensor is shorter than a distance from the center of the spherical housing to the vibrator. The operation section has an operation surface. The operation surface is capable of being depressed and is at the spherical housing on an opposite side from the vibrator with respect to the center of the spherical housing. The transmitter configured to transmit, to outside, information regarding an operation on the operation section and information output from the inertia sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2020
    Publication date: January 7, 2021
    Inventors: Masaya TAKEI, Shinta MINAGAWA, Kazuhiro MARUYAMA, Kohei ODANAKA
  • Patent number: 10843070
    Abstract: An example game controller includes a spherical housing, a vibrator, an inertia sensor, an operation device, and a transmitter. The vibrator is inside the spherical housing and configured to generate a vibration to vibrate the spherical housing. The inertia sensor is at a position inside the spherical housing such that a distance from a center of the spherical housing to the inertial sensor is shorter than a distance from the center of the spherical housing to the vibrator. The operation section has an operation surface. The operation surface is capable of being depressed and is at the spherical housing on an opposite side from the vibrator with respect to the center of the spherical housing. The transmitter configured to transmit, to outside, information regarding an operation on the operation section and information output from the inertia sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: NINTENDO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masaya Takei, Shinta Minagawa, Kazuhiro Maruyama, Kohei Odanaka
  • Patent number: 10835813
    Abstract: An example game controller includes a spherical housing, a joystick, an operation section, and a transmitter. The joystick protrudes from a surface of the spherical housing. The operation section includes an operation surface. The operation surface is capable of being depressed and is integral with the surface of the spherical housing. The transmitter transmits, to outside, information regarding an operation on the joystick and information regarding an operation on the operation section. Thus, it is possible to provide a game controller that allows for various types of operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: NINTENDO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masaya Takei, Shinta Minagawa, Kazuhiro Maruyama, Kohei Odanaka
  • Patent number: 10835814
    Abstract: An example game controller includes a housing, an operation section, a light-emitter, and a lightguide. The housing has an opening. At least a portion of the operation section is exposed through the opening. The light-emitter is inside the housing and configured to emit light. The lightguide includes a light-receiving surface configured to receive light generated from the light-emitter and a light-exiting surface configured to output light received via the light-receiving surface to outside the housing. The lightguide includes a surrounding portion and an extended portion. The surrounding portion has the light-exiting surface and surrounds a circumference of the operation section. The extended portion is extended from the surrounding portion and has the light-receiving surface at a tip portion thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: NINTENDO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Toshiaki Iwao, Masaya Takei, Shinta Minagawa, Kazuhiro Maruyama
  • Patent number: 10747333
    Abstract: A non-limiting example cover includes a first cover portion that is provided with a plurality of operation buttons. Each of key tops of the plurality of operation buttons is constituted by a key top portion, an actuator and a conductive member. A connection portion of a conductive sheet is provided between the key top portion and the actuator, and the connection portion is connected, via a coupling portion, to a body portion that is provided on an outside of an area arranged with the key tops. The connection portion is connected to a protrusion provided on a lower side of the key top. Resin plating is applied to the protrusion, and when the key top is depressed and thus a portion of the key top portion where the protrusion is provided is brought into contact to the conductive member, the conductive member and the conductive sheet are electrically connected to each other via the resin plating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: NINTENDO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kenichi Ikeda, Kazuhiro Maruyama, Kochi Kawai
  • Patent number: 10709590
    Abstract: A manufacturing method of a stent is disclosed which prevents a drug from being peeled off or separated due to stress concentration or distortion resulting from the expanding deformation of the stent so that the drug is further uniformly effective and further improved yields are expected when the stent is manufactured, and a coating device. The method has a non-coating portion forming process of preventing a bending portion from being coated with the drug by causing a nozzle to go past the bending portion when the nozzle reaches the bending portion and to move toward main strut portions. In the non-coating portion forming process, an adhesion amount of a coating solution is reduced while the nozzle is going past the bending portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: TERUMO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Maruyama, Yasuyuki Kuroda, Masaki Watanabe, Kazuyuki Takeda
  • Publication number: 20200114253
    Abstract: Based on first data transmitted from a game controller, a game apparatus executes game processing for catching a predetermined game character and transmits, to the game controller, second data corresponding to the game character as a target to be caught. Based on the transmitted second data, the game controller outputs a sound corresponding to the caught game character.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2019
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Inventors: Kazuhiro MARUYAMA, Hiroyuki TAKEUCHI, Hiroki SOJI, Kohei ODANAKA, Masaya TAKEI, Tsunekazu ISHIHARA, Satoshi OGAWA
  • Patent number: 10596457
    Abstract: An example game controller includes a spherical housing, a joystick, an operation button, a vibrator, and an antenna. The housing includes a first hemispherical portion and a second hemispherical portion. The joystick is on a boundary between the first hemispherical portion and the second hemispherical portion. The vibrator is inside the second hemispherical portion and configured to generate a vibration to vibrate the housing. The antenna is inside the first hemispherical portion, the antenna configured to transmit, to outside, information regarding an operation on the joystick and information regarding an operation of the operation button.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: NINTENDO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masaya Takei, Shinta Minagawa, Kazuhiro Maruyama, Kohei Odanaka
  • Patent number: 10596456
    Abstract: An example game controller includes a spherical housing, a joystick, an operation button, a vibrator, and an antenna. The housing includes a first hemispherical portion and a second hemispherical portion. The joystick is on a boundary between the first hemispherical portion and the second hemispherical portion. The vibrator is inside the second hemispherical portion and configured to generate a vibration to vibrate the housing. The antenna is inside the first hemispherical portion, the antenna configured to transmit, to outside, information regarding an operation on the joystick and information regarding an operation of the operation button.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: NINTENDO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masaya Takei, Shinta Minagawa, Kazuhiro Maruyama, Kohei Odanaka
  • Publication number: 20190358531
    Abstract: An example game controller includes a spherical housing, a vibrator, an inertia sensor, an operation device, and a transmitter. The vibrator is inside the spherical housing and configured to generate a vibration to vibrate the spherical housing. The inertia sensor is at a position inside the spherical housing such that a distance from a center of the spherical housing to the inertial sensor is shorter than a distance from the center of the spherical housing to the vibrator. The operation section has an operation surface. The operation surface is capable of being depressed and is at the spherical housing on an opposite side from the vibrator with respect to the center of the spherical housing. The transmitter configured to transmit, to outside, information regarding an operation on the operation section and information output from the inertia sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2019
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Inventors: Masaya TAKEI, Shinta MINAGAWA, Kazuhiro MARUYAMA, Kohei ODANAKA
  • Publication number: 20190358532
    Abstract: An example game controller includes a spherical housing, a joystick, an operation button, a vibrator, and an antenna. The housing includes a first hemispherical portion and a second hemispherical portion. The joystick is on a boundary between the first hemispherical portion and the second hemispherical portion. The vibrator is inside the second hemispherical portion and configured to generate a vibration to vibrate the housing. The antenna is inside the first hemispherical portion, the antenna configured to transmit, to outside, information regarding an operation on the joystick and information regarding an operation of the operation button.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2019
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Inventors: Masaya TAKEI, Shinta MINAGAWA, Kazuhiro MARUYAMA, Kohei ODANAKA
  • Publication number: 20190358530
    Abstract: An example game controller includes a housing, an operation section, a light-emitter, and a lightguide. The housing has an opening. At least a portion of the operation section is exposed through the opening. The light-emitter is inside the housing and configured to emit light. The lightguide includes a light-receiving surface configured to receive light generated from the light-emitter and a light-exiting surface configured to output light received via the light-receiving surface to outside the housing. The lightguide includes a surrounding portion and an extended portion. The surrounding portion has the light-exiting surface and surrounds a circumference of the operation section. The extended portion is extended from the surrounding portion and has the light-receiving surface at a tip portion thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2019
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Inventors: Toshiaki IWAO, Masaya TAKEI, Shinta MINAGAWA, Kazuhiro MARUYAMA
  • Publication number: 20190358529
    Abstract: An example game controller includes a spherical housing, a joystick, an operation section, and a transmitter. The joystick protrudes from a surface of the spherical housing. The operation section includes an operation surface. The operation surface is capable of being depressed and is integral with the surface of the spherical housing. The transmitter transmits, to outside, information regarding an operation on the joystick and information regarding an operation on the operation section. Thus, it is possible to provide a game controller that allows for various types of operations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2019
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Inventors: Masaya TAKEI, Shinta MINAGAWA, Kazuhiro MARUYAMA, Kohei ODANAKA
  • Publication number: 20190358533
    Abstract: An example game controller includes a spherical housing, a joystick, an operation button, a vibrator, and an antenna. The housing includes a first hemispherical portion and a second hemispherical portion. The joystick is on a boundary between the first hemispherical portion and the second hemispherical portion. The vibrator is inside the second hemispherical portion and configured to generate a vibration to vibrate the housing. The antenna is inside the first hemispherical portion, the antenna configured to transmit, to outside, information regarding an operation on the joystick and information regarding an operation of the operation button.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2019
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Inventors: Masaya TAKEI, Shinta MINAGAWA, Kazuhiro MARUYAMA, Kohei ODANAKA
  • Publication number: 20180361231
    Abstract: A non-limiting example portable apparatus comprises a housing, and the housing includes an accommodation member and a lid. A coupling member is provided with a main body and two protruding portions formed on a side surface of the main body, and is rotatably secured to the housing within a plane parallel to a rear surface of the housing (lid). Moreover, a ring-like member is formed of material capable of deforming more easily elastically than the housing and the coupling member, and has a shape that a part of a ring-like frame is cut out. Engaging portions are provided in end portions of the ring-like member, and the engaging portions are engaged with the protruding portions of the coupling member. Therefore, the ring-like member is joined to the coupling member rotatably in a direction that the ring-like member is tilted (opened) to the rear surface of the housing. A user holds or wears the portable apparatus by passing a finger through the ring-like member to use it.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2018
    Publication date: December 20, 2018
    Inventors: Kenichi IKEDA, Kazuhiro MARUYAMA
  • Publication number: 20180275769
    Abstract: A non-limiting example cover includes a first cover portion that is provided with a plurality of operation buttons. Each of key tops of the plurality of operation buttons is constituted by a key top portion, an actuator and a conductive member. A connection portion of a conductive sheet is provided between the key top portion and the actuator, and the connection portion is connected, via a coupling portion, to a body portion that is provided on an outside of an area arranged with the key tops. The connection portion is connected to a protrusion provided on a lower side of the key top. Resin plating is applied to the protrusion, and when the key top is depressed and thus a portion of the key top portion where the protrusion is provided is brought into contact to the conductive member, the conductive member and the conductive sheet are electrically connected to each other via the resin plating.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2018
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Inventors: Kenichi IKEDA, Kazuhiro MARUYAMA, Kochi KAWAI
  • Patent number: D899524
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Nintendo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Maruyama, Masaya Takei, Shinta Minagawa
  • Patent number: D928150
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: Nintendo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Maruyama, Wakana Ohori, Yuki Taniguchi, Yoshitaka Tamura, Masaya Takei
  • Patent number: D929990
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Nintendo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Maruyama, Wakana Ohori, Yuki Taniguchi, Yoshitaka Tamura, Masaya Takei