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: 9495074
    Abstract: An example information processing device includes: a selection unit that selects a predetermined number of contents including at least one of first contents available at an information processing device and at least one of second contents usable with restriction; a display controller that displays objects each corresponding to a content included in the selected at least one of first contents and the selected at least one of second contents; and an execution unit that executes a processing corresponding to an object included in the displayed objects in response to designation of the object by a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: NINTENDO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hisashi Nogami, Kiyoshi Mizuki, Ryota Oiwa, Ichiro Suzuki, Wataru Tanaka
  • Patent number: 9415302
    Abstract: A CPU accesses a content corresponding to a motion picture ID included in designated motion picture information, among contents uploaded to a distribution server. Then, when distribution of the content from the distribution server is started, the CPU carries out streaming-play of the received content. Thereafter, the CPU determines whether a sponsor is brought into correspondence with the reproduced content or not. When the sponsor is brought into correspondence with the reproduced content, the CPU downloads a sponsor content list from the distribution server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: Nintendo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yusuke Beppu, Kiyoshi Mizuki
  • Patent number: 9375645
    Abstract: An information-processing system includes: at least one processor configured to display posting information relevant to an application on a display, which information is shared by plural users. The application is started and executed in response to selection of an object in a vicinity of a first item of posting information, while items of posting information are displayed on the display, using conditional additional information of the first item of posting information corresponding to the selected object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: NINTENDO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kiyoshi Mizuki, Hideto Yuzawa, Shunsaku Kato, Ryota Oiwa
  • Publication number: 20160144282
    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: February 1, 2016
    Publication date: May 26, 2016
    Applicant: Nintendo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kiyoshi MIZUKI, Hideki KONNO, Hideto YUZAWA, Shunsaku KATO
  • Patent number: 9338198
    Abstract: An example system includes: a first memory in which a plurality of first objects each corresponding to a content included in a plurality of contents is stored; a second memory in which a plurality of second objects each corresponding to a user is stored; an association unit that associates a content with a second object; a first display controller that displays one or more first objects each corresponding to a content selected from the plurality of contents; and a second display controller that displays a second object adjacent to a first object corresponding to a content associated with the second object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: NINTENDO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hisashi Nogami, Kiyoshi Mizuki, Kouichi Kawamoto, Ryota Oiwa, Ichiro Suzuki, Wataru Tanaka
  • Patent number: 9283483
    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: January 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: Nintendo Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Kiyoshi Mizuki, Hideki Konno, Hideto Yuzawa, Shunsaku Kato
  • Publication number: 20160044379
    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: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2015
    Publication date: February 11, 2016
    Inventors: Kiyoshi MIZUKI, Yusuke Beppu
  • Publication number: 20160006834
    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: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2015
    Publication date: January 7, 2016
    Inventors: Kiyoshi MIZUKI, Hideto YUZAWA, Shunsaku KATO
  • Patent number: 9199171
    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: June 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: Nintendo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kiyoshi Mizuki, Yusuke Beppu
  • Patent number: 9185187
    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: February 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: NINTENDO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kiyoshi Mizuki, Hideto Yuzawa, Shunsaku Kato
  • Publication number: 20150249700
    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: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2015
    Publication date: September 3, 2015
    Inventors: Kiyoshi MIZUKI, Hideto YUZAWA, Shunsaku KATO
  • Publication number: 20150005065
    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: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2014
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Applicant: NINTENDO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kiyoshi MIZUKI, Hideto YUZAWA, Shunsaku KATO, Ryota OIWA
  • Publication number: 20140379802
    Abstract: An example information-processing system includes: at least one processor configured to: display posting information relevant to an application on a display, which information is shared by plural users; and execute, in response to a predetermined input operation performed by a user while the posting information is displayed on the display, the application based on additional information indicative of an execution condition of the application.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2014
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Applicant: NINTENDO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kiyoshi MIZUKI, Hideto YUZAWA, Shunsaku KATO, Ryota OIWA
  • Patent number: 8907896
    Abstract: An input processing device including a display screen and a pointing device for inputting corresponding 2-dimensional coordinates on the display screen. A 3-dimensional space is displayed on the display screen and the 2-dimensional coordinates inputted from the pointing device are detected. Next, shift amounts, per unit of time, of the detected 2-dimensional coordinates are calculated based on a predetermined calculation start condition. And the calculated shift amounts are converted to 3-dimensional coordinate shift amounts in the 3-dimensional space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Inventors: Hideki Konno, Yoshitaka Ajioka, Yasushi Ebisawa, Kiyoshi Mizuki
  • Publication number: 20140349749
    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: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2014
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Applicant: NINTENDO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hisashi NOGAMI, Kiyoshi MIZUKI, Kouichi KAWAMOTO, Ryota OIWA, Ichiro SUZUKI, Wataru TANAKA, Hideto YUZAWA, Shunsaku KATO
  • Publication number: 20140349759
    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: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2014
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Inventors: Tsutomu Kaneshige, Yoshitaka Ajioka, Kiyoshi Mizuki, Yasushi Ebisawa
  • Publication number: 20140330912
    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: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2014
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Applicant: NINTENDO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kiyoshi MIZUKI, Hideto YUZAWA, Ryota OIWA
  • Patent number: 8836639
    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: May 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Nintendo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tsutomu Kaneshige, Yoshitaka Ajioka, Kiyoshi Mizuki, Yasushi Ebisawa
  • Publication number: 20140043266
    Abstract: An input processing device including a display screen and a pointing device for inputting corresponding 2-dimensional coordinates on the display screen. A 3-dimensional space is displayed on the display screen and the 2-dimensional coordinates inputted from the pointing device are detected. Next, shift amounts, per unit of time, of the detected 2-dimensional coordinates are calculated based on a predetermined calculation start condition. And the calculated shift amounts are converted to 3-dimensional coordinate shift amounts in the 3-dimensional space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2013
    Publication date: February 13, 2014
    Applicant: Nintendo Co. Ltd.
    Inventors: Hideki KONNO, Yoshitaka AJIOKA, Yasushi EBISAWA, Kiyoshi MIZUKI
  • Patent number: D733721
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Assignee: Nintendo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hisashi Nogami, Kiyoshi Mizuki, Koichi Kawamoto, Ryota Oiwa, Seita Inoue