Patents by Inventor Takahiro Otomo

Takahiro Otomo 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: 10898806
    Abstract: An information processing device includes a memory that stores character data of one or more first characters of a game and character data of one or more second characters owned by a user, a receiver that receives a game operation from the user, and a processor connected to the memory and the receiver. The processor updates character data of a third character selected from the one or more first characters, and outputs the updated character data to the memory. The processor extracts the same character as the third character from the one or more second characters based on reception of the game operation. The processor causes a display to display, to the user, a notification indicating that the character data of the same character has been updated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: SEGA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takahiro Otomo, Kensuke Arai, Hayato Hirai
  • Publication number: 20200360817
    Abstract: An information processing device includes: a receiver that receives a slide gesture input and a tap gesture input on a touch panel that displays a screen of the game; and a processor that, once a user completes a quest of the game, causes the touch panel to display a screen indicating contents and a confirmation button. Upon detecting the slide gesture input, the processor determines that desired contents have been continuously selected from the contents. The slide gesture input is based on a slide gesture by which the desired contents have been continuously touched. Upon detecting the tap gesture input, the processor determines that the desired contents have been confirmed to be selected. The tap gesture input is based on a tap gesture on the confirmation button. A space between each of the contents and the confirmation button is at least a size of each of the contents.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2020
    Publication date: November 19, 2020
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Sega Games doing business as Sega Game Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Takahiro Otomo
  • Publication number: 20200316471
    Abstract: It is an object of the present invention to allow reserved content to be used at the proper timing. The information processing device of the present invention comprises a trade information storage unit that stores trade information for each user in which trade-away content and trade-for content set in association with each other; a user information storage unit that stores user information in which a user's possessed content and reserved content are set; a selection unit that selects reserved content that is the same as the designated trade-for content and is not the same as the possessed content, from among the user's reserved content based on the user information, as a result of an operation performed by the user to designate trade-for content that the user wants to acquire in a trade; and a notification unit that notifies the user that the selected reserved content can be acquired without a trade.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2018
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA SEGA GAMES DOING BUSINESS AS SEGA GAMES CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Takahiro OTOMO
  • Publication number: 20190060763
    Abstract: An information processing device that executes a fusion game, includes: a content information storage that stores content information in which a plurality of resource contents, associated with each other in advance, are set corresponding to a fusion source content; a user information storage that stores user information including content associated with a user ID; a processor that: associates at least one of the plurality of contents, wherein the plurality of contents include any of the resource contents, with the user ID; when one of the resource contents is associated with the user ID, extracts: the fusion source content corresponding to the one resource content associated with the user ID and the resource contents corresponding to the extracted fusion source content, and sends a notification about the relationship between the extracted fusion source content and the extracted plurality of resource contents.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2018
    Publication date: February 28, 2019
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Sega Games doing business as Sega Games Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kensuke Arai, Hayato Hirai, Takahiro Otomo
  • Publication number: 20190060764
    Abstract: An information processing device includes: a screen display that displays a screen including one or a plurality of first contents, one or a plurality of second contents as fusion sources, and a third content that is different from the first contents and the second contents; and a processor that accepts a first operation input and a second operation input. The first operation input selects one of the first contents as a fusion resource of one of the second contents when a designated position on the screen moves between any of the first contents and any of the second contents on the screen, and ends at the one first content or the one second content on the screen. The second operation input selects the one first content as a selling object when the designated position on the screen moves between any of the first contents and the third content on the screen, and ends at the one first content or the third content on the screen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2018
    Publication date: February 28, 2019
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA SEGA Games doing business as SEGA Games Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Takahiro Otomo
  • Patent number: 10130069
    Abstract: A production method for animal excretion treatment material and a production device therefor, having a step in which a raw material is pulverized and a pulverized material is obtained and a step in which the pulverized material is granulized. In the step in which the pulverized material is obtained, the raw material is pulverized by a pulverizer and the pulverized material is obtained. The pulverizer has: an insertion port for the raw material; a pulverization chamber for the raw material; a pulverization mechanism provided inside the pulverization chamber; a mesh screen through which passes the raw material pulverized by the pulverization mechanism and having a plurality of openings; and a discharge port connected to the openings in the mesh screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Uni-Charm Corporation
    Inventors: Shotaro Mochizuki, Hidekazu Yamada, Takahiro Otomo, Tatsuya Sogo, Chiyo Takagi
  • Publication number: 20180280806
    Abstract: A game server connected to a plurality of game terminals via a communication network is disclosed including a receiver that receives a first request to register an invitation code for a game that is available for download, from a first game terminal operated by a first player, a memory, a processor connected to the memory and that causes the memory to register the invitation code in a state that allows acquisition from another game terminal, and a transmitter. The receiver receives a second request to acquire the invitation code from a second game terminal operated by a second player. The transmitter transmits the invitation code to the second game terminal in response to the reception of the second request. The processor causes the memory to register the invitation code based on the reception of the first request, regardless of whether or not the first player has a game play history.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA SEGA Games doing business as SEGA Games Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takahiro Otomo, Kensuke Arai
  • Publication number: 20180221768
    Abstract: An information processing device includes a memory that stores character data of one or more first characters of a game and character data of one or more second characters owned by a user, a receiver that receives a game operation from the user, and a processor connected to the memory and the receiver. The processor updates character data of a third character selected from the one or more first characters, and outputs the updated character data to the memory. The processor extracts the same character as the third character from the one or more second characters based on reception of the game operation. The processor causes a display to display, to the user, a notification indicating that the character data of the same character has been updated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Publication date: August 9, 2018
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA SEGA Games doing business as SEGA Games Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takahiro Otomo, Kensuke Arai, Hayato Hirai
  • Patent number: 9968912
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a granular excretion disposal material having a core portion and a covering layer that covers the core portion. The method includes: a granulating step of granulating the core portion by blending a core portion raw material containing pulp and highly absorbent resin, with water; a covering step of forming the covering layer by spraying a covering layer raw material containing pulp and highly absorbent resin, onto a surface of the core portion granulated in the granulating step; a drying step of drying a granular matter, in which the covering layer is formed in the covering step, with hot air; and a cooling step of cooling the granular matter dried in the drying step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: Unicharm Corporation
    Inventors: Shotaro Mochizuki, Hidekazu Yamada, Takahiro Otomo, Tatsuya Sogo, Chiyo Takagi
  • Patent number: 9854786
    Abstract: A production method for animal excrement treatment material and a production device therefor, having: a step in which a raw material is granulized and a granular material is obtained; and a step in which a coating material is coated on the granular material. The step in which the coating material is coated on the granular material has: a step in which the coating material is arranged on the granular material; and a step in which a vibration is applied to the granular material having the coating material arranged thereupon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: Uni-Charm Corporation
    Inventors: Shotaro Mochizuki, Hidekazu Yamada, Takahiro Otomo, Tatsuya Sogo, Chiyo Takagi
  • Patent number: 9757657
    Abstract: The information processing device relating to the present invention configures, in association with a stage where each of a plurality of players can engage in battle play, a player character owned by the player as a support character that provides support in a stage where another player engages in battle play, generates a game screen displaying a list view of support characters associated with the selected stage once a first player among the plurality of players performs an operation to select a stage, directs the selected support character and a player character belonging to the first player to engage in battle with an enemy character configured in the selected stage once the first player performs an operation to select a support character from the list, and provides benefits to a second player, from among the plurality of players, who owns the selected support character.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: DeNA Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Takahiro Otomo
  • Patent number: 9538722
    Abstract: Provided is an animal litter that is less liable to scatter and in which the depth of the solids is less liable to increase when a liquid such as urine has been absorbed. An animal litter composed of a plurality of particulates having water absorbency, wherein the particulates contain: long grains having a granularity of 4 mm or more and less than 10 mm, and a length that is greater than the diameter; and short grains having a granularity of 4 mm or more and less than 10 mm, and a length that is no more than the diameter. The long grains are provided with a core part primarily composed of pulp, and a coating layer containing highly water-absorbent resin and used for coating the core part. The weight ratio of the short grains in total of the long grains and the short grains is 10%-50%, inclusive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: Unicharm Corporation
    Inventors: Kenji Hiroshima, Tomoko Hirao, Shinya Kaneko, Hidekazu Yamada, Takahiro Otomo
  • Patent number: 9517409
    Abstract: A server device according to the present invention is connected with a player terminal through a network, displays, in the player terminal, a screen in which a plurality of types of playable games is listed, receives a reservation registration request of automatic play information in which a game and a start timing specified by the player are set, and perform reservation registration of the automatic play information of the player. The server device determines whether automatically starting a game play of the specified game at the specified start timing based on the automatic play information subjected to the reservation registration, and automatically starts the game play of the game at the start timing when the determination is affirmed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: DeNA CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hotaka Kawada, Takashi Ninjouji, Takahiro Otomo
  • Publication number: 20160144276
    Abstract: An information processing device is provided with a game content appearance module that determines a game content object, selected from among multiple game content objects based on the appearance probability associated with each one of the multiple game content objects, to be an appearing game content object that appears to a player; an appearance probability variation module that varies the appearance probability, when a specifying operation used to specify a game content object from among the multiple game content objects is performed by the player, so as to increase or decrease the frequency at which the specified game content object is determined to be an appearing game content object; and a parameter configuration module that configures the parameters of the specified game content object depending on whether the frequency of determination of said game content object as an appearing game content object is increased or decreased.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2015
    Publication date: May 26, 2016
    Inventors: Yuji UKAI, Takahiro OTOMO
  • Publication number: 20160106069
    Abstract: A production method for animal excrement treatment material and a production device therefor, having: a step in which a raw material is granulized and a granular material is obtained; and a step in which a coating material is coated on the granular material. The step in which the coating material is coated on the granular material has: a step in which the coating material is arranged on the granular material; and a step in which a vibration is applied to the granular material having the coating material arranged thereupon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2013
    Publication date: April 21, 2016
    Applicant: UNI-CHARM CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shotaro MOCHIZUKI, Hidekazu YAMADA, Takahiro OTOMO, Tatsuya SOGO, Chiyo TAKAGI
  • Publication number: 20160082416
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a granular excretion disposal material having a core portion and a covering layer that covers the core portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2014
    Publication date: March 24, 2016
    Applicant: UNICHARM CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shotaro MOCHIZUKI, Hidekazu YAMADA, Takahiro OTOMO, Tatsuya SOGO, Chiyo TAKAGI
  • Publication number: 20160044890
    Abstract: A production method for animal excretion treatment material and a production device therefor, having a step in which a raw material is pulverized and a pulverized material is obtained and a step in which the pulverized material is granulized. In the step in which the pulverized material is obtained, the raw material is pulverized by a pulverizer and the pulverized material is obtained. The pulverizer has: an insertion port for the raw material; a pulverization chamber for the raw material; a pulverization mechanism provided inside the pulverization chamber; a mesh screen through which passes the raw material pulverized by the pulverization mechanism and having a plurality of openings; and a discharge port connected to the openings in the mesh screen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2013
    Publication date: February 18, 2016
    Applicant: UNI-CHARM CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shotaro MOCHIZUKI, Hidekazu YAMADA, Takahiro OTOMO, Tatsuya SOGO, Chiyo TAKAGI
  • Publication number: 20160044889
    Abstract: A production method for animal excrement treatment material and a production device therefor, having: a step in which raw material is granulized and a granular material is obtained; and a step in which a coloring agent is applied to the granular material. The step in which the coloring agent is applied to the granular material has: a step in which the granular material is suspended; and a step in which the coloring agent is sprayed on the suspended granular material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2013
    Publication date: February 18, 2016
    Applicant: UNI-CHARM CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shotaro MOCHIZUKI, Hidekazu YAMADA, Takahiro OTOMO, Tatsuya SOGO, Chiyo TAKAGI
  • Publication number: 20150367240
    Abstract: The information processing device relating to the present invention configures, in association with a stage where each of a plurality of players can engage in battle play, a player character owned by the player as a support character that provides support in a stage where another player engages in battle play, generates a game screen displaying a list view of support characters associated with the selected stage once a first player among the plurality of players performs an operation to select a stage, directs the selected support character and a player character belonging to the first player to engage in battle with an enemy character configured in the selected stage once the first player performs an operation to select a support character from the list, and provides benefits to a second player, from among the plurality of players, who owns the selected support character.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2015
    Publication date: December 24, 2015
    Inventor: Takahiro OTOMO
  • Publication number: 20150351362
    Abstract: To provide animal toilet sand that allows easy recognition of an area where urine has been absorbed, easy observation of the color of urine, and suppression of odor of excreted urine. An animal toilet sand is composed of a plurality of particulates having a water absorbing property, wherein the particulates include: color change particles that are configured to include pulp and to change color upon absorbing moisture; and white particles that have a core portion which is configured to include pulp and a covering layer which is configured to include pulp, highly absorbent resin and fragrance, and to cover the core portion, the white particles not changing color upon absorbing moisture, and the color change particles are included at a higher ratio by weight than the white particles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2013
    Publication date: December 10, 2015
    Inventors: Kenji HIROSHIMA, Tatsuya SOGOU, Tomoko HIRAO, Shinya KANEKO, Hidekazu YAMADA, Takahiro OTOMO