Patents by Inventor Kiyoshi Mizuki

Kiyoshi Mizuki 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: 10350492
    Abstract: An exemplary server communicates with a first information processing device and communicates with a second information processing device. The server stores at least shared game data representing game content that can be used in a first game application that is compatible with the first information processing device and that can be used in a second game application that is compatible with the second information processing device. The server obtains game data generated by executing the first game application on the first information processing device and updates the shared game data based on the obtained game data. The server transmits at least a part of the shared game data updated based on the game data generated by executing the first game application to the second information processing device for being used by the second game application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Nintendo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yusuke Beppu, Yutaka Takehisa, Shinobu Fukumoto, Kiyoshi Mizuki
  • Patent number: 10315117
    Abstract: An exemplary posted information sharing system includes: a game processing unit configured to execute a multiplayer game application through a plurality of users each using a terminal; a group formation unit configured to form a playgroup for playing the game application, wherein the game processing unit includes: a group formation request unit configured to output, to the group formation unit, a playgroup formation request that specifies a group, according to input of the terminals, wherein the group formation unit is configured to form the users of terminals that specify the same group into a playgroup, based on the specified group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Nintendo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kiyoshi Mizuki, Hideki Konno, Hideto Yuzawa, Shunsaku Kato
  • Patent number: 10311447
    Abstract: When distribution of a content from a distribution server is started, a CPU carries out streaming-play of the received content. When reproduction of the content ends, the CPU determines whether a vote history brought in correspondence with a corresponding motion picture ID is stored in a flash memory or not. When the vote history brought in correspondence with the corresponding motion picture ID is not stored in the flash memory, the CPU causes a monitor to display a user evaluation input screen so as to accept evaluation of the content. A process does not proceed to next processing until evaluation is input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Nintendo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yusuke Beppu, Kiyoshi Mizuki
  • Patent number: 10245516
    Abstract: An example information-processing system includes: at least one processor; and an input device configured to receive an input operation performed by a user directed to posting information displayed by a display. The at least one processor is configured to: display first information that is displayed by executing an application on the display, and the posting information that is posted using a posting information sharing service, and that is associated with the application; and reflect the input operation received by the input device in the posting information sharing service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: NINTENDO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kiyoshi Mizuki, Hideto Yuzawa, Shunsaku Kato, Ryota Oiwa
  • Patent number: 10179284
    Abstract: An example of an information processing system includes one or more terminal apparatuses and a server. Each of the one or more terminal apparatuses transmits, to the server, action information indicating an action of a user regarding the terminal apparatus. The server receives the action information from the terminal apparatus. The server stores, for respective types of actions, pieces of history information, each indicating a numerical value corresponding to history of the action of the user. Based on the received action information, the server updates history information corresponding to the action information. Under the condition that a combination of the plurality of pieces of history information satisfies a predetermined combination condition, the server transmits provision information to a terminal apparatus that is the same as or different from the terminal apparatus as the transmission source of the action information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: Nintendo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kiyoshi Mizuki, Shinobu Fukumoto, Ichito Nagata, Tomo Tsubota, Kota Harada
  • Patent number: 10122826
    Abstract: An exemplary posted information sharing system includes: an information-processing system; and a server, wherein the information-processing device includes an executing unit that executes an application program, and an accessing unit that accesses an item of posted information depending on the application program that is being executed or whose execution is suspended, the posted information being stored on the server, and the server includes a providing unit that provides access to the posted information by the information-processing device, in response to a request from the accessing unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Nintendo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kiyoshi Mizuki, Hideto Yuzawa, Shunsaku Kato
  • Publication number: 20180147486
    Abstract: An exemplary server stores a first application that is compatible with a first information processing device and not compatible with a second information processing device having a platform of a second type different from the first type. The server transmits presentation information relating to the first application to the second information processing device. The server receives, from the second information processing device, instruction information representing an instruction relating to obtainment of the first application corresponding to the presentation information presented on the second information processing device. The server identifies a first information processing device that is to receive the first application relating to the received instruction information. The server transmits, to the identified first information processing device, the first application represented by the presentation information in response to the instruction information received from the second information processing device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2018
    Publication date: May 31, 2018
    Inventors: Yusuke BEPPU, Yutaka TAKEHISA, Shinobu FUKUMOTO, Kiyoshi MIZUKI
  • Publication number: 20180150537
    Abstract: An exemplary information processing system includes a first information processing device having a platform of a first type and a second information processing device having a platform of a second type different from the first type. The information processing system stores a basic user list that is a user list representing information of other uses registered while being associated with information of a subject user and that can be used by the first information processing device and the second information processing device. The information processing system changes the basic user list in response to a list change notification from the first information processing device. The information processing system sets, based on the basic user list, content of an application user list used in an application that is executed on the second information processing device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2018
    Publication date: May 31, 2018
    Inventors: Yusuke BEPPU, Yutaka TAKEHISA, Shinobu FUKUMOTO, Kiyoshi MIZUKI
  • Publication number: 20180147487
    Abstract: An exemplary server communicates with a first information processing device and communicates with a second information processing device. The server stores at least shared game data representing game content that can be used in a first game application that is compatible with the first information processing device and that can be used in a second game application that is compatible with the second information processing device. The server obtains game data generated by executing the first game application on the first information processing device and updates the shared game data based on the obtained game data. The server transmits at least a part of the shared game data updated based on the game data generated by executing the first game application to the second information processing device for being used by the second game application.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2018
    Publication date: May 31, 2018
    Inventors: Yusuke BEPPU, Yutaka TAKEHISA, Shinobu FUKUMOTO, Kiyoshi MIZUKI
  • Patent number: 9889379
    Abstract: An example information processing system includes a display controller configured to display a screen that includes a plurality of subjects and at least one content generated by a user, the at least one content satisfying a predetermined timing condition for each subject in a display, at least one content for a subject being included in a plurality of contents posted with regard to the subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: NINTENDO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hisashi Nogami, Kiyoshi Mizuki, Kouichi Kawamoto, Ryota Oiwa, Ichiro Suzuki, Wataru Tanaka, Hideto Yuzawa, Shunsaku Kato
  • Patent number: 9882977
    Abstract: An exemplary information-processing system includes: an executing unit that executes an application program; and a posted information sharing unit that receives and stores posted information and/or provides the posted information to users, wherein the posted information sharing unit includes: a posted information generating unit that generates the posted information; and a posted information storing unit that stores a plurality items of the posted information, each item of the posted information being stored along with identification information of an application program corresponding to the posted information, the executing unit includes a requesting unit that identifies identification information of an application program being executed and requests the posted information sharing unit to output the posted information, the posted information sharing unit further includes a posted information outputting unit that extracts at least one item of the posted information corresponding to the identified identificati
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: NINTENDO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kiyoshi Mizuki, Hideto Yuzawa, Shunsaku Kato
  • Patent number: 9849383
    Abstract: A computer generating a three-dimensional space and the images to be shown on a display: sets a first angle of view of the virtual camera; displays the image in accordance with the first angle of view; detects a position on the displayed image pointed to by the input device; calculates a straight line passing through the detected position and the virtual camera in the three-dimensional space; identifies an object intersecting the straight line; automatically sets a second angle of view of the virtual camera to zoom in and display the identified object, and displays the identified object using the display device from the perspective of the second angle of view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: Nintendo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tsutomu Kaneshige, Yoshitaka Ajioka, Kiyoshi Mizuki, Yasushi Ebisawa
  • Patent number: 9827497
    Abstract: A CPU shows animation in which an introduction character appears. In succession, the CPU has a profile of the introduction character displayed. Thereafter, the CPU has a substance of a content displayed, based on a title or the like included in motion picture information downloaded from a distribution server. Namely, the CPU causes a monitor to display the introduction character (a character object) based on obtained character information and outputs information for introducing a specific content in association with the introduction character (the character object) based on obtained content information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: Nintendo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kiyoshi Mizuki, Yusuke Beppu
  • Publication number: 20170302611
    Abstract: Receiving unit 111 of exemplary friend candidate management server 10 receives from a first information-processing device, identification information of another user registered by executing a first program. Storage unit 12 stores the received identification information of the other user. Sending unit 113, for presenting to a user by executing a second program different from the first program, sends to the first information-processing device or a second information-processing device different from the first information-processing device, the identification information of the other user stored in the storage unit or another item of identification information corresponding to the identification information of the other user. The identification information of the other user is registered in the first information-processing device as friend information of the user based on a mutual agreement between the user and the other user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2017
    Publication date: October 19, 2017
    Inventors: Kiyoshi MIZUKI, Kenichi TAKEMOTO
  • Publication number: 20170225081
    Abstract: An exemplary posted information sharing system includes: a game processing unit configured to execute a multiplayer game application through a plurality of users each using a terminal; a group formation unit configured to form a playgroup for playing the game application, wherein the game processing unit includes: a group formation request unit configured to output, to the group formation unit, a playgroup formation request that specifies a group, according to input of the terminals, wherein the group formation unit is configured to form the users of terminals that specify the same group into a playgroup, based on the specified group.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2017
    Publication date: August 10, 2017
    Applicant: Nintendo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kiyoshi MIZUKI, Hideki KONNO, Hideto YUZAWA, Shunsaku KATO
  • Publication number: 20170203209
    Abstract: An example of an information processing system includes one or more terminal apparatuses and a server. Each of the one or more terminal apparatuses transmits, to the server, action information indicating an action of a user regarding the terminal apparatus. The server receives the action information from the terminal apparatus. The server stores, for respective types of actions, pieces of history information, each indicating a numerical value corresponding to history of the action of the user. Based on the received action information, the server updates history information corresponding to the action information. Under the condition that a combination of the plurality of pieces of history information satisfies a predetermined combination condition, the server transmits provision information to a terminal apparatus that is the same as or different from the terminal apparatus as the transmission source of the action information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2016
    Publication date: July 20, 2017
    Inventors: Kiyoshi MIZUKI, Shinobu FUKUMOTO, Ichito NAGATA, Tomo TSUBOTA, Kota HARADA
  • Patent number: 9656178
    Abstract: An exemplary posted information sharing system includes: a game processing unit configured to execute a multiplayer game application through a plurality of users each using a terminal; a group formation unit configured to form a playgroup for playing the game application, wherein the game processing unit includes: a group formation request unit configured to output, to the group formation unit, a playgroup formation request that specifies a group, according to input of the terminals, wherein the group formation unit is configured to form the users of terminals that specify the same group into a playgroup, based on the specified group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: Nintendo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kiyoshi Mizuki, Hideki Konno, Hideto Yuzawa, Shunsaku Kato
  • Patent number: 9639810
    Abstract: An information processing device performs data communication with a server through a predetermined network, and transmits a result of reviewing a review target to the server. The information processing device executes, in accordance with an operation of a user, execution processing of any review target which is selected from a plurality of review targets, and updates and stores an execution history of the review target. The information processing device extracts a reviewable review target from the plurality of review targets based on the stored execution history of each review target. The information processing device generates review information reviewing at least one extracted review target in accordance with an operation of the user, and transmits the review information to the server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: Nintendo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Satoru Iwata, Kiyoshi Mizuki, Kei Uramoto
  • Patent number: 9553840
    Abstract: An example of an information sharing system includes at least one processor configured to: accept posting information on a content posted by each of a plurality of users; display the accepted posting information on a first screen; and display, on a second screen, the posting information, which is to be displayed on the first screen and which is posted by one of the plurality of users whose status satisfies a condition on usage of the content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignee: NINTENDO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kiyoshi Mizuki, Hideto Yuzawa, Ryota Oiwa
  • Patent number: 9492754
    Abstract: A CPU of a game device has a weekly calendar screen displayed. In this calendar screen, dates in one week are displayed separately. In the calendar screen, a content display field is provided, in which a thumbnail image or the like of a content brought in correspondence with each day is displayed. A time and day of start of availability and a time and day of end of availability are determined for each content such as a motion picture, and downloading of the content by a user is permitted during a period from the time and day of start of availability to the time and day of end of availability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: Nintendo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yusuke Beppu, Kiyoshi Mizuki