Patents by Inventor Masato Kuwahara

Masato Kuwahara 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: 10877583
    Abstract: A non-limiting example information processing apparatus comprises a housing, and a first portion of the housing is formed in an elliptical form when viewing from the front. A display panel and a touch panel constitute one main surface of the first portion. Holes are formed in left and right end portions of the display panel and the touch panel, and two operation sticks are provided through the two holes. When viewing the first portion from the front, an area except key tops of the operation sticks becomes a display area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Inventors: Masato Kuwahara, Tetsuya Akama, Kochi Kawai, Kazuhiko Koriyama, Hitoshi Tsuchiya
  • Patent number: 10518176
    Abstract: A wireless communication game system includes a plurality of mobile game apparatuses, which function as a parent device or a child device and are capable of making a communication with each other, and broadcasts from the parent device a parent device packet including a parent device PID, a user name UserName, a game name GameName, an OC flag, an E slot, a U slot, and a payload. All the parent device packets are received from the parent device existing within a communicationable range of a user's own apparatus, and the user's own apparatus creates a parent device list, and displays the parent device list on an LCD. Therefore, a user or a player of his own apparatus looks at the game name of the parent device list, for example, and operates a cross key included in an operation key so as to select one desired parent device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Nintendo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shoya Tanaka, Masato Kuwahara, Toru Oe, Teruyuki Yoshioka
  • Patent number: 10507384
    Abstract: A game system including a plurality of mobile game apparatuses, and a mobile game apparatus that can communicate with another game apparatus that exists within a communicable range by use of a radio communications unit. When a communicated state is established, exchanging conditions for exchanging game data are received and transmitted, and in a case the exchange conditions are coincident with each other, the game data are exchanged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: Nintendo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shoya Tanaka, Masato Kuwahara, Toru Oe, Teruyuki Yoshioka
  • Publication number: 20190289279
    Abstract: An example device includes first and second cameras and a touchscreen user interface configured to concurrently display first and second buttons and a real time image captured by the selected one of the cameras. The first button is operable for selecting between the first and second cameras, and the second button is operable for taking a picture using the selected one of the cameras.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2019
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Inventors: Masahiro IMAIZUMI, Takako MASAKI, Masato KUWAHARA, Kazunori KOSHIISHI, Yui EHARA
  • Patent number: 10086277
    Abstract: A wireless communication game system includes a plurality of mobile game apparatuses, which function as a parent device or a child device and are capable of making a communication with each other, and broadcasts from the parent device a parent device packet including a parent device PID, a user name UserName, a game name GameName, an OC flag, an E slot, a U slot, and a payload. All the parent device packets are received from the parent device existing within a communicationable range of a user's own apparatus, and the user's own apparatus creates a parent device list, and displays the parent device list on an LCD. Therefore, a user or a player of his own apparatus looks at the game name of the parent device list, for example, and operates a cross key included in an operation key so as to select one desired parent device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Nintendo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shoya Tanaka, Masato Kuwahara, Toru Oe, Teruyuki Yoshioka
  • Patent number: 10009186
    Abstract: A server device includes a storage unit that stores a database that records plural pairs of a user/device ID and a corresponding first parameter, the first parameter indicating an amount of data that the user or the device has a right to communicate via a predetermined network; a first obtaining unit that obtains a user/device ID and a corresponding retail ID from the information-processing device; an adding unit that performs, in a case that the first obtaining unit obtains a user/device ID and a retail ID, an adding process to add a predetermined second parameter to a first parameter corresponding to the user/device ID, from among the plurality of first parameters recorded in the database, the second parameter indicating an amount of data to be added; a second obtaining unit that obtains an amount of data in a communication performed by the information-processing device via the predetermined network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: NINTENDO CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Masato Kuwahara
  • Publication number: 20180167604
    Abstract: An example device includes first and second cameras and a touchscreen user interface configured to concurrently display first and second buttons and a real time image captured by the selected one of the cameras. The first button is operable for selecting between the first and second cameras, and the second button is operable for taking a picture using the selected one of the cameras.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2018
    Publication date: June 14, 2018
    Inventors: Masahiro IMAIZUMI, Takako MASAKI, Masato KUWAHARA, Kazunori KOSHIISHI, Yui EHARA
  • Patent number: 9981185
    Abstract: A server device includes: a receiving unit configured to receive, from each of a plurality of information-processing devices, location information showing a respective location of each information-processing device; a setting unit configured to set a condition showing that one information-processing device is close to another information-processing device, based on a predetermined parameter; a determining unit configured to determine whether a first information-processing device and a second information-processing device from among the plurality of information-processing devices satisfy the condition based on the location information received by the receiving unit; and a transmitting unit configured to transmit information determined at the determining unit to the first information-processing device and the second information-processing device, in a case that the determining unit determines that the first information-processing device and the second information-processing device satisfy the condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: NINTENDO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masato Kuwahara, Yutaka Murakami
  • Publication number: 20180104575
    Abstract: A game system including a plurality of mobile game apparatuses, and a mobile game apparatus that can communicate with another game apparatus that exists within a communicable range by use of a radio communications unit. When a communicated state is established, exchanging conditions for exchanging game data are received and transmitted, and in a case the exchange conditions are coincident with each other, the game data are exchanged.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2017
    Publication date: April 19, 2018
    Inventors: Shoya TANAKA, Masato KUWAHARA, Toru OE, Teruyuki YOSHIOKA
  • Patent number: 9894344
    Abstract: An example device includes first and second cameras and a touchscreen user interface configured to concurrently display first and second buttons and a real time image captured by the selected one of the cameras. The first button is operable for selecting between the first and second cameras, and the second button is operable for taking a picture using the selected one of the cameras.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: Nintendo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masahiro Imaizumi, Takako Masaki, Masato Kuwahara, Kazunori Koshiishi, Yui Ehara
  • Patent number: 9873041
    Abstract: A game system including a plurality of mobile game apparatuses, and a mobile game apparatus that can communicate with another game apparatus that exists within a communicable range by use of a radio communications unit. When a communicated state is established, exchanging conditions for exchanging game data are received and transmitted, and in a case the exchange conditions are coincident with each other, the game data are exchanged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: Nintendo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shoya Tanaka, Masato Kuwahara, Toru Oe, Teruyuki Yoshioka
  • Publication number: 20180008892
    Abstract: A wireless communication game system includes a plurality of mobile game apparatuses, which function as a parent device or a child device and are capable of making a communication with each other, and broadcasts from the parent device a parent device packet including a parent device PID, a user name UserName, a game name GameName, an OC flag, an E slot, a U slot, and a payload. All the parent device packets are received from the parent device existing within a communicationable range of a user's own apparatus, and the user's own apparatus creates a parent device list, and displays the parent device list on an LCD. Therefore, a user or a player of his own apparatus looks at the game name of the parent device list, for example, and operates a cross key included in an operation key so as to select one desired parent device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2017
    Publication date: January 11, 2018
    Inventors: Shoya TANAKA, Masato KUWAHARA, Toru OE, Teruyuki YOSHIOKA
  • Patent number: 9839841
    Abstract: A game system including a plurality of mobile game apparatuses, and a mobile game apparatus that can communicate with another game apparatus that exists within a communicable range by use of a radio communications unit. When a communicated state is established, exchanging conditions for exchanging game data are received and transmitted, and in a case the exchange conditions are coincident with each other, the game data are exchanged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: Nintendo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shoya Tanaka, Masato Kuwahara, Toru Oe, Teruyuki Yoshioka
  • Patent number: 9789398
    Abstract: A wireless communication game system includes a plurality of mobile game apparatuses, which function as a parent device or a child device and are capable of making a communication with each other, and broadcasts from the parent device a parent device packet including a parent device PID, a user name UserName, a game name GameName, an OC flag, an E slot, a U slot, and a payload. All the parent device packets are received from the parent device existing within a communicationable range of a user's own apparatus, and the user's own apparatus creates a parent device list, and displays the parent device list on an LCD. Therefore, a user or a player of his own apparatus looks at the game name of the parent device list, for example, and operates a cross key included in an operation key so as to select one desired parent device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: Nintendo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shoya Tanaka, Masato Kuwahara, Toru Oe, Teruyuki Yoshioka
  • Publication number: 20170113130
    Abstract: A game system including a plurality of mobile game apparatuses, and a mobile game apparatus that can communicate with another game apparatus that exists within a communicable range by use of a radio communications unit. When a communicated state is established, exchanging conditions for exchanging game data are received and transmitted, and in a case the exchange conditions are coincident with each other, the game data are exchanged.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2017
    Publication date: April 27, 2017
    Inventors: Shoya TANAKA, Masato KUWAHARA, Toru OE, Teruyuki YOSHIOKA
  • Patent number: 9630099
    Abstract: A game device according to the present embodiment includes a camera as image pick-up means. An inner camera is accommodated in an upper housing. In addition, a microphone hole is provided in an inner surface of the upper housing so as to sense external sound through a microphone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: NINTENDO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masato Kuwahara, Kazunori Koshiishi, Yui Ehara, Ryo Fukasawa
  • Publication number: 20170100663
    Abstract: A game system including a plurality of mobile game apparatuses, and a mobile game apparatus that can communicate with another game apparatus that exists within a communicable range by use of a radio communications unit. When a communicated state is established, exchanging conditions for exchanging game data are received and transmitted, and in a case the exchange conditions are coincident with each other, the game data are exchanged.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Publication date: April 13, 2017
    Inventors: Shoya TANAKA, Masato KUWAHARA, Toru OE, Teruyuki YOSHIOKA
  • Publication number: 20170065883
    Abstract: A wireless communication game system includes a plurality of mobile game apparatuses, which function as a parent device or a child device and are capable of making a communication with each other, and broadcasts from the parent device a parent device packet including a parent device PID, a user name UserName, a game name GameName, an OC flag, an E slot, a U slot, and a payload. All the parent device packets are received from the parent device existing within a communicationable range of a user's own apparatus, and the user's own apparatus creates a parent device list, and displays the parent device list on an LCD. Therefore, a user or a player of his own apparatus looks at the game name of the parent device list, for example, and operates a cross key included in an operation key so as to select one desired parent device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2016
    Publication date: March 9, 2017
    Inventors: Shoya TANAKA, Masato KUWAHARA, Toru OE, Teruyuki YOSHIOKA
  • Patent number: 9550117
    Abstract: A game system including a plurality of mobile game apparatuses, and a mobile game apparatus that can communicate with another game apparatus that exists within a communicable range by use of a radio communications unit. When a communicated state is established, exchanging conditions for exchanging game data are received and transmitted, and in a case the exchange conditions are coincident with each other, the game data are exchanged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignee: Nintendo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shoya Tanaka, Masato Kuwahara, Toru Oe, Teruyuki Yoshioka
  • Patent number: 9526986
    Abstract: A wireless communication game system includes a plurality of mobile game apparatuses, which function as a parent device or a child device and are capable of making a communication with each other, and broadcasts from the parent device a parent device packet including a parent device PID, a user name UserName, a game name GameName, an OC flag, an E slot, a U slot, and a payload. All the parent device packets are received from the parent device existing within a communicationable range of a user's own apparatus, and the user's own apparatus creates a parent device list, and displays the parent device list on an LCD. Therefore, a user or a player of his own apparatus looks at the game name of the parent device list, for example, and operates a cross key included in an operation key so as to select one desired parent device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: Nintendo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shoya Tanaka, Masato Kuwahara, Toru Oe, Teruyuki Yoshioka