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).

  • Publication number: 20140002456
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes a CPU, and viewpoint location data each of which is correlated with each plurality of operating objects different in size, which are stored in a main memory, for example. When the operating object appearing in a virtual three-dimensional space is selected based on an operation by a player, the viewpoint location data corresponding to the operating object is read, and a viewpoint location is set. The viewpoint location data is set in such a manner as to display the operating object approximately the same in size even if any operating object different in size is selected, for example. Then, based on this viewpoint location, a three-dimensional image including the operating object is displayed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2013
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
    Applicant: Nintendo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kiyoshi MIZUKI, Kenji YAMAMOTO
  • Patent number: 8619025
    Abstract: An input processing device comprises 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: September 23, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: Nintendo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hideki Konno, Yoshitaka Ajioka, Yasushi Ebisawa, Kiyoshi Mizuki
  • Publication number: 20130326382
    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: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: December 5, 2013
    Applicant: NINTENDO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hisashi NOGAMI, Kiyoshi Mizuki, Kouichi Kawamoto, Ryota Oiwa, Ichiro Suzuki, Wataru Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20130326011
    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: February 15, 2013
    Publication date: December 5, 2013
    Applicant: NINTENDO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kiyoshi MIZUKI, Hideto YUZAWA, Shunsaku KATO
  • Publication number: 20130325957
    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: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2013
    Publication date: December 5, 2013
    Applicant: Nintendo Co., Ltd.,
    Inventors: Kiyoshi Mizuki, Hideto Yuzawa, Shunsaku Kato
  • Publication number: 20130321451
    Abstract: An example information processing device includes: a first display controller that displays a plurality of first objects each corresponding to a content included in a plurality of contents; and a second display controller that displays a plurality of second objects each corresponding to a user associated with at least one content included in the plurality of contents, the user being included in a plurality of users which includes at least one registered user, wherein: a second object of a user is displayed in association with a first object corresponding to a content associated with the user; and a second object of the registered user is distinguishable from an appearance of a second object of an unregistered user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Publication date: December 5, 2013
    Applicant: NINTENDO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hisashi NOGAMI, Kiyoshi MIZUKI, Kouichi KAWAMOTO, Ryota OIWA, Ichiro SUZUKI, Wataru TANAKA
  • Publication number: 20130325958
    Abstract: An exemplary information-processing device includes: a first receiving unit that receives handwritten data input via an input device as posted information, the handwritten data showing an handwritten image; and a posting unit that posts the posted information received by the first receiving unit to a service that is provided to one or more communities.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2013
    Publication date: December 5, 2013
    Applicant: NINTENDO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kiyoshi MIZUKI, Kouichi KAWAMOTO, Hideto YUZAWA, Shunsaku KATO, Yasumasa NAKAI
  • Publication number: 20130325909
    Abstract: An exemplary server device includes: a storage unit configured to store a database containing information relating to at least one community corresponding to an application program for each of a plurality of application programs; a first receiving unit configured to receive program identification information identifying an application program; an inquiring unit configured to transmit, if a community corresponding to the application program identified by the program identification information received by the first receiving unit is not recorded in the database, an inquiry relating to the application program identified by the program identification information to another device; a second receiving unit configured to receive a response to the inquiry; and a recording unit configured to record into the database information relating to the community corresponding to the application program identified by the program identification information, based on the response received by the second receiving unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2013
    Publication date: December 5, 2013
    Applicant: NINTENDO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kiyoshi MIZUKI, Hideto YUZAWA, Shunsaku KATO
  • Publication number: 20130326409
    Abstract: An example information processing device includes: a first determination unit that determines a first group of contents including at least one of first contents usable by the information processing device without restriction; a second determination unit that determines a second group of contents including at least one of the first contents and at least one of second contents usable by the information processing device with a restriction; and a display controller that displays a first object corresponding to the first group of contents determined by the first determination unit and a second object corresponding to the second group of contents determined by the second determination unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: December 5, 2013
    Applicant: Nintendo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hisashi NOGAMI, Kiyoshi Mizuki, Kouichi Kawamoto, Ryota Oiwa, Ichiro Suzuki, Wataru Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20130324234
    Abstract: An example information processing device includes: a selection unit that selects at least one content from a plurality of contents using user information sets of a plurality of users constituting a predetermined group, each user information set describing a user; and an execution unit that executes a process to notify at least one of the plurality of users included in the group of the content selected by the selection unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Publication date: December 5, 2013
    Applicant: NINTENDO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hisashi NOGAMI, Kiyoshi MIZUKI, Ryota OIWA, Ichiro SUZUKI, Wataru TANAKA
  • Publication number: 20130324257
    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: January 16, 2013
    Publication date: December 5, 2013
    Applicant: NINTENDO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kiyoshi MIZUKI, Hideki KONNO, Hideto YUZAWA, Shunsaku KATO
  • Publication number: 20130324258
    Abstract: An exemplary game system including a plurality of terminal devices and a predetermined server, the plurality of terminal devices being respectively used by a user, the game system includes: a display control unit configured to performs processing for drawing a virtual space image which is an image representing a virtual space, and processing for compositing at least the posted information input by another user that is stored in the posted information storage unit, in the virtual space image in association with the virtual game character that is indicated by the identification information associated with the posted information, and presenting the composite image to the user in each terminal device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2013
    Publication date: December 5, 2013
    Applicant: NINTENDO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kiyoshi MIZUKI, Hideto YUZAWA, Shunsaku KATO
  • Publication number: 20130326410
    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: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: December 5, 2013
    Applicant: NINTENDO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hisashi NOGAMI, Kiyoshi Mizuki, Ryota Oiwa, Ichiro Suzuki, Wataru Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20130325999
    Abstract: An exemplary information-processing system includes: a storage unit configured to store identification information of one or more other users; an execution unit configured to execute at least one of a plurality of programs including a first program for accessing an information sharing service and a second program that differs from the first program; a first registration unit configured to register, in the storage unit, identification information of another user, through execution of the first program by the execution unit; and a second registration unit configured to register, in the storage unit, identification information of another user, through execution of the second program by the execution unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2013
    Publication date: December 5, 2013
    Applicant: NINTENDO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kiyoshi MIZUKI, Hideto YUZAWA, Shunsaku KATO
  • Publication number: 20130325925
    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: January 25, 2013
    Publication date: December 5, 2013
    Applicant: NINTENDO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kiyoshi MIZUKI, Hideto YUZAWA, Shunsaku KATO
  • Publication number: 20130326370
    Abstract: An example system includes: a first memory in which a plurality of first objects each corresponding to a content is stored; a posting management unit that generates information based on an input by a user and posts the generated information; a second memory in which the information posted by the posting management unit is stored such that a content for which the information is posted is identifiable; a first display controller that displays at least one or more first objects each corresponding to a content selected from the plurality of contents; and a second display controller that displays information adjacent to a first object corresponding to the content for which the information is posted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: December 5, 2013
    Applicant: NINTENDO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hisashi NOGAMI, Kiyoshi Mizuki, Kouichi Kawamoto, Ryota Oiwa, Ichiro Suzuki, Wataru Tanaka
  • Patent number: 8585498
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes a CPU, and viewpoint location data each of which is correlated with each plurality of operating objects different in size, which are stored in a main memory, for example. When the operating object appearing in a virtual three-dimensional space is selected based on an operation by a player, the viewpoint location data corresponding to the operating object is read, and a viewpoint location is set. The viewpoint location data is set in such a manner as to display the operating object approximately the same in size even if any operating object different in size is selected, for example. Then, based on this viewpoint location, a three-dimensional image including the operating object is displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: Nintendo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kiyoshi Mizuki, Kenji Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 8284159
    Abstract: An input processing device comprises 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: January 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: Nintendo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hideki Konno, Yoshitaka Ajioka, Yasushi Ebisawa, Kiyoshi Mizuki
  • Patent number: 8152611
    Abstract: A CPU core determines whether a stick is in contact with a touch panel based on an output signal from the touch panel; if not in contact, a gazing point of a virtual camera is moved to a collective center of masses for objects; on the other hand, if the stick is in contact with the touch panel, setting values for the camera are fixed, an operation target object is caused to appear at a position, in a game space, corresponding to touch coordinates, and, then, the operation target object is moved in accordance with a dragging operation from a player; the setting values for the camera are fixed until the stick detaches from the touch panel; and, accordingly, when the player moves an arbitrary object in the three dimensional game space by operating the touch panel, the player can accurately move the object to an intended point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Assignee: Nintendo Co. Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshitaka Ajioka, Yasushi Ebisawa, Kiyoshi Mizuki
  • Patent number: RE44658
    Abstract: An input processing device comprises 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: January 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2013
    Assignee: Nintendo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hideki Konno, Yoshitaka Ajioka, Yasushi Ebisawa, Kiyoshi Mizuki