Patents by Inventor Norihito Ito

Norihito Ito 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: 11185782
    Abstract: The game system comprises: a first selection unit that performs a first selection in which a game character is selected; a strengthening unit that raises the skill level of the game character on condition that the game character selected in the first selection is already possessed by the user; an effect-enabling unit that enables the game character to be changed in appearance on condition that the game character selected in the first selection is an appearance changing character; an effect applying unit that changes the appearance of the game character that is enabled to be changed in appearance; and a second selection unit that performs a second selection in which an appearance changing ticket applicable to any game character possessed by the user can be selected when the skill level of all types of the game character reaches an upper limit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: Nintendo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Norihito Ito, Tomoya Masuda, Shotaro Ito
  • Patent number: 11158165
    Abstract: After a game is performed, a lottery process for selecting any content from among a plurality of contents by lot is executed. In accordance with the degree of rarity of the content selected by lot in the lottery process, the number of times of an operation to be performed by a user is set. Before a lottery result is displayed, lottery representation is performed, and in the lottery representation, a user is caused to perform the operation. In accordance with the fact that the number of times of the operation performed by the user reaches the set number of times of the operation, the lottery result is displayed on a display section. When the number of times of the operation performed by the user does not reach the set number of times of the operation, representation is changed in accordance with the user operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: NINTENDO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Norihito Ito, Hirokazu Matsuura, Yugo Hayashi
  • Publication number: 20200391117
    Abstract: The game system comprises: a first selection unit that performs a first selection in which a game character is selected; a strengthening unit that raises the skill level of the game character on condition that the game character selected in the first selection is already possessed by the user; an effect-enabling unit that enables the game character to be changed in appearance on condition that the game character selected in the first selection is an appearance changing character; an effect applying unit that changes the appearance of the game character that is enabled to be changed in appearance; and a second selection unit that performs a second selection in which an appearance changing ticket applicable to any game character possessed by the user can be selected when the skill level of all types of the game character reaches an upper limit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2020
    Publication date: December 17, 2020
    Inventors: Norihito ITO, Tomoya MASUDA, Shotaro ITO
  • Publication number: 20200242891
    Abstract: After a game is performed, a lottery process for selecting any content from among a plurality of contents by lot is executed. In accordance with the degree of rarity of the content selected by lot in the lottery process, the number of times of an operation to be performed by a user is set. Before a lottery result is displayed, lottery representation is performed, and in the lottery representation, a user is caused to perform the operation. In accordance with the fact that the number of times of the operation performed by the user reaches the set number of times of the operation, the lottery result is displayed on a display section. When the number of times of the operation performed by the user does not reach the set number of times of the operation, representation is changed in accordance with the user operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2020
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Inventors: Norihito ITO, Hirokazu MATSUURA, Yugo HAYASHI
  • Patent number: 10695676
    Abstract: An example of an information processing device generates a game field for each of a plurality of game stages. The information processing device executes a game process of controlling a player object in response to an operation by a user in a game stage for which the game field has been generated. The information processing device determines whether the user has cleared or failed to clear the game stage. In response to a determination that the user has cleared the game stage, the information processing device starts the game process for a next game stage while maintaining a state of the player object at the time of clearing. On the other hand, in response to a determination that the user has failed to clear the game stage, the information processing device starts the game process for a next game stage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Nintendo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shigeru Miyamoto, Takashi Tezuka, Norihito Ito, Yugo Hayashi
  • Patent number: 10665058
    Abstract: After a game is performed, a lottery process for selecting any content from among a plurality of contents by lot is executed. In accordance with the degree of rarity of the content selected by lot in the lottery process, the number of times of an operation to be performed by a user is set. Before a lottery result is displayed, lottery representation is performed, and in the lottery representation, a user is caused to perform the operation. In accordance with the fact that the number of times of the operation performed by the user reaches the set number of times of the operation, the lottery result is displayed on a display section. When the number of times of the operation performed by the user does not reach the set number of times of the operation, representation is changed in accordance with the user operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: NINTENDO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Norihito Ito, Hirokazu Matsuura, Yugo Hayashi
  • Patent number: 10289986
    Abstract: An exemplary embodiment provides a configuration allowing promotion of communication among users by making use of exchange of a virtual currency. An information processing system includes a providing module configured to provide a content created by a first user to a second user and a management module configured to manage a virtual currency in association with each of the first and second users. The management module makes change such that the entirety or a part of the virtual currency associated with the second user is associated with the first user in response to an instruction from the second user, as appreciation of the content created by the first user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: NINTENDO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Akiya Sakamoto, Takayoshi Sato, Norihito Ito, Stephen Mortimer
  • Patent number: 10252187
    Abstract: The ventilation pipe 60 having the openings at both the ceiling side and the bottom side is provided in the area where the rectification boards 50a to 50f are arranged, thereby nitrogen released from water (nitrogen released from water based on that gas dissolved in water is substituted by oxygen) can be moved to the ceiling side of the retainer body through the ventilation pipe 60. Thereby, nitrogen can be effectively exhausted from the exhaust opening 30a, thus it can be restrained that nitrogen is accumulated in the retainer body 10. Accordingly, it can be restrained that oxygen concentration (partial pressure) in the retainer body 10 decreases. Since oxygen quantity dissolved in water is increased, gas dissolved in water can be effectively substituted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: DAIEI SEISAKUSHO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuyoshi Kobayashi, Hideo Morita, Norihito Ito
  • Publication number: 20190043312
    Abstract: After a game is performed, a lottery process for selecting any content from among a plurality of contents by lot is executed. In accordance with the degree of rarity of the content selected by lot in the lottery process, the number of times of an operation to be performed by a user is set. Before a lottery result is displayed, lottery representation is performed, and in the lottery representation, a user is caused to perform the operation. In accordance with the fact that the number of times of the operation performed by the user reaches the set number of times of the operation, the lottery result is displayed on a display section. When the number of times of the operation performed by the user does not reach the set number of times of the operation, representation is changed in accordance with the user operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2018
    Publication date: February 7, 2019
    Inventors: Norihito ITO, Hirokazu MATSUURA, Yugo HAYASHI
  • Publication number: 20190030436
    Abstract: An example of an information processing device generates a game field for each of a plurality of game stages. The information processing device executes a game process of controlling a player object in response to an operation by a user in a game stage for which the game field has been generated. The information processing device determines whether the user has cleared or failed to clear the game stage. In response to a determination that the user has cleared the game stage, the information processing device starts the game process for a next game stage while maintaining a state of the player object at the time of clearing. On the other hand, in response to a determination that the user has failed to clear the game stage, the information processing device starts the game process for a next game stage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2018
    Publication date: January 31, 2019
    Inventors: Shigeru MIYAMOTO, Takashi TEZUKA, Norihito ITO, Yugo HAYASHI
  • Publication number: 20180154283
    Abstract: The ventilation pipe 60 having the openings at both the ceiling side and the bottom side is provided in the area where the rectification boards 50a to 50f are arranged, thereby nitrogen released from water (nitrogen released from water based on that gas dissolved in water is substituted by oxygen) can be moved to the ceiling side of the retainer body through the ventilation pipe 60. Thereby, nitrogen can be effectively exhausted from the exhaust opening 30a, thus it can be restrained that nitrogen is accumulated in the retainer body 10. Accordingly, it can be restrained that oxygen concentration (partial pressure) in the retainer body 10 decreases. Since oxygen quantity dissolved in water is increased, gas dissolved in water can be effectively substituted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2016
    Publication date: June 7, 2018
    Applicant: DAIEI SEISAKUSHO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuyoshi Kobayashi, Hideo Morita, Norihito Ito
  • Patent number: 9901814
    Abstract: A housing of a game controller is capable of being held with one hand of a player. A direction instruction section is provided in the housing for performing a direction instruction input. Movement detection means is means for detecting movement of the housing. Movement direction control means of a game apparatus is means for determining a movement direction of an object, which appears in a virtual game world, in accordance with an operation of the direction instruction section. Posture control means is means for determining a posture of the object in the virtual game world in accordance with detection by the movement detection means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: Nintendo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Toyokazu Nonaka, Toshiharu Izuno, Kentaro Nishimura, Kenta Tanaka, Norihito Ito, Masayuki Okada
  • Patent number: 9327192
    Abstract: A movement vector of an object which appears in a virtual game world is determined in accordance with an operation of a direction instruction section which is provided in a housing. The movement vector is corrected in accordance with a change in an orientation of the housing from a reference orientation or acceleration generated in the housing. Then, movement of the object in the virtual game world is controlled based on the corrected movement vector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: Nintendo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Toyokazu Nonaka, Toshiharu Izuno, Kentaro Nishimura, Kenta Tanaka, Norihito Ito, Masayuki Okada
  • Publication number: 20160034860
    Abstract: An exemplary embodiment provides a configuration allowing promotion of communication among users by making use of exchange of a virtual currency. An information processing system includes a providing module configured to provide a content created by a first user to a second user and a management module configured to manage a virtual currency in association with each of the first and second users. The management module makes change such that the entirety or a part of the virtual currency associated with the second user is associated with the first user in response to an instruction from the second user, as appreciation of the content created by the first user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2015
    Publication date: February 4, 2016
    Inventors: Akiya SAKAMOTO, Takayoshi SATO, Norihito ITO, Stephen MORTIMER
  • Publication number: 20140077189
    Abstract: An organic light-emitting device comprises an anode; a hole injection layer in contact with the anode; a light-emitting layer over the hole injection layer; and a cathode over the light-emitting layer, wherein the hole injection layer comprises an organic semiconductor material doped with a partially fluorinated fullerene such as C60. The dopant is present in the range of about 0.1-20 wt %, optionally 0.1-5 wt %. The organic semiconductor is preferably a polymer comprising repeat units of formula (I): wherein Ar1 and Ar2 in each occurrence are independently selected from optionally substituted aryl or heteroaryl groups; n is greater than or equal to 1, preferably 1 or 2; R is H or a substituent; any of Ar1, Ar2 and R may be linked by a direct bond or linking group; and x and y are each independently 1, 2 or 3.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2012
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Applicants: SUMITOMO CHEMICAL COMPANY LIMITED, CAMBRIDGE DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Thomas Kugler, Richard Wilson, Sarah M. Tyler, Shohgo Yamauchi, Masato Shakutsui, Tadashi Goda, Norihito Ito
  • Patent number: 8354287
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for manufacturing an organic EL device. When an organic EL element which is composed of a pair of electrodes in which at least one of the electrodes is transparent or translucent, and an organic EL layer which comprises a light-emitting layer held between the electrodes, and a sealing layer which includes at least one layer of inorganic film being in contact with the organic EL element and which seals the organic EL element are formed on a substrate, a first sealing film which is included in the sealing layer and in contact with the organic EL element is formed by the facing target sputtering method, and the other inorganic film which is included in the sealing layer is formed by any method other than the facing target sputtering method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2013
    Assignee: Sumitomo Chemical Company, Limited
    Inventors: Makoto Sasaki, Shinichi Morishima, Norihito Ito
  • Patent number: 8278126
    Abstract: The present invention is intended to provide a method for manufacturing an organic EL device, which method can form a film having high barrier properties to water vapor or oxygen, while suppressing damage to an organic EL element, during formation of the film including inorganic layers for sealing the organic EL element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: Sumitomo Chemical Company, Limited
    Inventors: Makoto Sasaki, Shinichi Morishima, Norihito Ito
  • Patent number: 8267735
    Abstract: There is provided a pattern formed object having an electroluminescent layer coating. The pattern formed object comprising a substrate, partition walls provided on the substrate, and a coating stacked on the substrate in its part between the partition walls, wherein the partition walls have a sloped liquid non-repellent surface and have a section form that, at least in the lower part of the partition wall, as the distance from the substrate increases, the size of the partition wall in a direction parallel to the substrate decreases, and in the coating, the ratio of the maximum thickness (Tmax) to the minimum thickness (Tmin), Tmax/Tmin, is not more than 130% as measured in the coating in its part between the lower ends of the partition walls adjacent to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Nobuyuki Ito, Norihito Ito
  • Publication number: 20120135803
    Abstract: An exemplary embodiment provides game device that stereoscopically displays a game image by utilizing parallax. The game device includes a display portion capable of providing stereoscopic display, an image pick-up portion, an object setting unit for setting a position of display of an object with respect to the display portion and arranging the object at a corresponding position in a virtual space, a display control unit for setting parallax based on the position of display of the object in a direction of depth of the display portion for causing the display portion to stereoscopically display the object, an indicated position calculation unit for calculating a relative position of an indicator with respect to the image pick-up portion based on an image of the indicator, and a game processing unit for performing game processing based on relation between the position of display of the object and the calculated relative position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2011
    Publication date: May 31, 2012
    Applicant: NINTENDO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Toyokazu NONAKA, Tomoyoshi Yamane, Norihito Ito
  • Patent number: 8017253
    Abstract: A main object of the present invention is to provide an organic EL element having members such as an organic EL layer formed highly precisely in a pattern with preferable light emission characteristic of the organic EL layer, and a photocatalyst containing coating solution to be used for the production thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2011
    Assignee: Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Iizumi, Kiyoshi Itoh, Yoshihiro Kobayashi, Norihito Ito