Patents by Inventor Kojiro TAGUCHI

Kojiro TAGUCHI 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: 11865462
    Abstract: Exemplary communication system 1 includes game devices 10, communication terminals 20, and game support server 30. Game devices 10 enable users to perform a multi-play activity. Each of communication terminals 20 runs an application associated with corresponding game device 10. Game support server 30 divides communication terminals 20 into separate communication groups in accordance with a situation of the multi-play activity performed by game devices 10 so that communication terminals 20 belonging to a same communication group can communicate with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: NINTENDO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Daisuke Nakamura, Masashi Seiki, Yosuke Fujino, Miki Murakami, Hideaki Tanabe, Sho Onuma, Naoya Hirota, Kojiro Taguchi, Daisuke Tsujimura
  • Publication number: 20230191256
    Abstract: An example of a server receives first event data from an information processing apparatus. The server stores therein event management data including event state information that indicates whether a second event has already occurred or has not yet occurred. When receiving a request from the information processing apparatus, the server transmits at least one piece of second event data to the information processing apparatus. The at least one piece of second event data includes second event data based on event management data in which the event state information indicates that the second event has already occurred and/or second event data to be transmitted when the second event data stored in the first storage area is insufficient. Upon receiving the third event data indicating that the second event has occurred, the server updates the event state information so as to indicate that the second event has already occurred.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2022
    Publication date: June 22, 2023
    Applicants: Nintendo Co., Ltd., The Pokémon Company
    Inventors: Shinnosuke MIKI, Noritaka OTSUKA, Kazuto SHIMIZU, Kojiro TAGUCHI
  • Publication number: 20220280876
    Abstract: Exemplary communication system 1 includes game devices 10, communication terminals 20, and game support server 30. Game devices 10 enable users to perform a multi-play activity. Each of communication terminals 20 runs an application associated with corresponding game device 10. Game support server 30 divides communication terminals 20 into separate communication groups in accordance with a situation of the multi-play activity performed by game devices 10 so that communication terminals 20 belonging to a same communication group can communicate with each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2022
    Publication date: September 8, 2022
    Inventors: Daisuke NAKAMURA, Masashi SEIKI, Yosuke FUJINO, Miki MURAKAMI, Hideaki TANABE, Sho ONUMA, Naoya HIROTA, Kojiro TAGUCHI, Daisuke TSUJIMURA
  • Patent number: 11369886
    Abstract: Exemplary communication system 1 includes game devices 10, communication terminals 20, and game support server 30. Game devices 10 enable users to perform a multi-play activity. Each of communication terminals 20 runs an application associated with corresponding game device 10. Game support server 30 divides communication terminals 20 into separate communication groups in accordance with a situation of the multi-play activity performed by game devices 10 so that communication terminals 20 belonging to a same communication group can communicate with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: NINTENDO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Daisuke Nakamura, Masashi Seiki, Yosuke Fujino, Miki Murakami, Hideaki Tanabe, Sho Onuma, Naoya Hirota, Kojiro Taguchi, Daisuke Tsujimura
  • Publication number: 20200179814
    Abstract: Exemplary communication system 1 includes game devices 10, communication terminals 20, and game support server 30. Game devices 10 enable users to perform a multi-play activity. Each of communication terminals 20 runs an application associated with corresponding game device 10. Game support server 30 divides communication terminals 20 into separate communication groups in accordance with a situation of the multi-play activity performed by game devices 10 so that communication terminals 20 belonging to a same communication group can communicate with each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2020
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Inventors: Daisuke NAKAMURA, Masashi SEIKI, Yosuke FUJINO, Miki MURAKAMI, Hideaki TANABE, Sho ONUMA, Naoya HIROTA, Kojiro TAGUCHI, Daisuke TSUJIMURA
  • Patent number: 10596473
    Abstract: Exemplary communication system 1 includes game devices 10, communication terminals 20, and game support server 30. Game devices 10 enable users to perform a multi-play activity. Each of communication terminals 20 runs an application associated with corresponding game device 10. Game support server 30 divides communication terminals 20 into separate communication groups in accordance with a situation of the multi-play activity performed by game devices 10 so that communication terminals 20 belonging to a same communication group can communicate with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: NINTENDO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Daisuke Nakamura, Masashi Seiki, Yosuke Fujino, Miki Murakami, Hideaki Tanabe, Sho Onuma, Naoya Hirota, Kojiro Taguchi, Daisuke Tsujimura
  • Publication number: 20180353866
    Abstract: Exemplary communication system 1 includes game devices 10, communication terminals 20, and game support server 30. Game devices 10 enable users to perform a multi-play activity. Each of communication terminals 20 runs an application associated with corresponding game device 10. Game support server 30 divides communication terminals 20 into separate communication groups in accordance with a situation of the multi-play activity performed by game devices 10 so that communication terminals 20 belonging to a same communication group can communicate with each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2018
    Publication date: December 13, 2018
    Inventors: Daisuke Nakamura, Masashi Seiki, Yosuke Fujino, Miki Murakami, Hideaki Tanabe, Sho Onuma, Naoya Hirota, Kojiro Taguchi, Daisuke Tsujimura
  • Publication number: 20180353860
    Abstract: Communication system 1 includes communication terminal 20A and game support server 30. Communication terminal 20A runs a game support program associated with game device 10A, to send invitation information to invite user B of game device 10B to a room enabling user A of game device 10A to perform a multi-play activity. Game support server 30, on receiving the invitation information sent from communication terminal 20A, or an invitation acceptance notice sent from communication terminal 20B running a game support program associated with game device 10B, which terminal has received the invitation information, enables users A and B to perform a multi-play activity in the room.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2018
    Publication date: December 13, 2018
    Inventors: Daisuke NAKAMURA, Masashi SEIKI, Yosuke FUJINO, Miki MURAKAMI, Hideaki TANABE, Sho ONUMA, Kojiro TAGUCHI, Naoya HIROTA, Yasuhiko MATSUZAKI, Daisuke TSUJIMURA
  • Patent number: 9654457
    Abstract: A non-limiting example game system includes a game apparatus which is stored with various kinds of application programs. When an application program for a specific service such as a television program guide (program guide program) is started, prior to an acquisition of a content (webpage), an authentication of the game apparatus is performed, and a white list which records a domain name accessible by the game apparatus (the program guide program) is acquired from a managing server which is controlled by a provider of the television program guide. In the program guide program, it is determined whether or not a domain name described in URL of the webpage appears in the white list when a request to send the webpage is to be sent. If not appeared in the white list, the program guide program is suspended, and a web browser is activated to send the request to send the webpage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: NINTENDO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoji Kamikawa, Taiyo Hara, Makoto Takano, Kojiro Taguchi, Hirokazu Shimaoka, Yuya Ono
  • Publication number: 20140143832
    Abstract: A non-limiting example game system includes a game apparatus which is stored with various kinds of application programs. When an application program for a specific service such as a television program guide (program guide program) is started, prior to an acquisition of a content (webpage), an authentication of the game apparatus is performed, and a white list which records a domain name accessible by the game apparatus (the program guide program) is acquired from a managing server which is controlled by a provider of the television program guide. In the program guide program, it is determined whether or not a domain name described in URL of the webpage appears in the white list when a request to send the webpage is to be sent. If not appeared in the white list, the program guide program is suspended, and a web browser is activated to send the request to send the webpage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2013
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Applicant: NINTENDO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoji KAMIKAWA, Taiyo HARA, Makoto TAKANO, Kojiro TAGUCHI, Hirokazu SHIMAOKA, Yuya ONO