Patents by Inventor Tatsuo Nomura

Tatsuo Nomura 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: 11229846
    Abstract: A shared virtual experience is provided to players of a location-based game. The virtual location of a player in the game is based on the real world location of the player's client device. If a player's location in the game is within an interaction distance of a virtual element, in indication that a shared virtual experience is available may be provided. Player input is received requesting participation in the shared virtual experience and the player is added to a lobby including a specified start time. At the specified time, the shared virtual experience begins and includes interaction with other players who were in the lobby. An update to game data is sent based on an outcome of the shared virtual experience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: Niantic, Inc.
    Inventors: Tatsuo Nomura, Dennis Hwang, Edward Wu, Kevin Doo, Naoyuki Ishitsuka, Calin Matney, David Hollin
  • Publication number: 20200330874
    Abstract: A shared virtual experience is provided to players of a location-based game. The virtual location of a player in the game is based on the real world location of the player's client device. If a player's location in the game is within an interaction distance of a virtual element, in indication that a shared virtual experience is available may be provided. Player input is received requesting participation in the shared virtual experience and the player is added to a lobby including a specified start time. At the specified time, the shared virtual experience begins and includes interaction with other players who were in the lobby. An update to game data is sent based on an outcome of the shared virtual experience.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2020
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Inventors: Tatsuo Nomura, Dennis Hwang, Edward Wu, Kevin Doo, Naoyuki Ishitsuka, Calin Matney, David Hollin
  • Publication number: 20200298126
    Abstract: Systems and methods for linking real world activity, such as real world commercial activity or real world data collection activity, with a location-based parallel reality game are provided. In particular, a game server hosting a parallel reality game can modify, update, or add to game data stored in a game database associated with the parallel reality game to include certain game features in the parallel reality game linked with real world activity in the real world. The game features can be linked with activities in the real world such that player actions associated with the game features in the virtual world can lead to or encourage activity in the real world, such as commercial activity and/or data collection activity in the real world. A one-time password may be used to validate a player's location in the real world and to enable controlled access to game features in the virtual world.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2020
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Inventors: David Kornmann, Bill Kilday, Michael Steranka, Edward Wu, John Hanke, Phillip Craig Keslin, Tatsuo Nomura, Raza Ahmad, Kento Suga, Mike Quigley
  • Patent number: 10737178
    Abstract: A shared virtual experience is provided to players of a location-based game. The virtual location of a player in the game is based on the real world location of the player's client device. If a player's location in the game is within an interaction distance of a virtual element, in indication that a shared virtual experience is available may be provided. Player input is received requesting participation in the shared virtual experience and the player is added to a lobby including a specified start time. At the specified time, the shared virtual experience begins and includes interaction with other players who were in the lobby. An update to game data is sent based on an outcome of the shared virtual experience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Niantic, Inc.
    Inventors: Tatsuo Nomura, Dennis Hwang, Edward Wu, Kevin Doo, Naoyuki Ishitsuka, Calin Matney, David Hollin
  • Patent number: 10717005
    Abstract: Systems and methods for linking real world activity, such as real world commercial activity or real world data collection activity, with a location-based parallel reality game are provided. In particular, a game server hosting a parallel reality game can modify, update, or add to game data stored in a game database associated with the parallel reality game to include certain game features in the parallel reality game linked with real world activity in the real world. The game features can be linked with activities in the real world such that player actions associated with the game features in the virtual world can lead to or encourage activity in the real world, such as commercial activity and/or data collection activity in the real world. A one-time password may be used to validate a player's location in the real world and to enable controlled access to game features in the virtual world.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Niantic, Inc.
    Inventors: David Kornmann, Bill Kilday, Michael Steranka, Edward Wu, John Hanke, Phillip Craig Keslin, Tatsuo Nomura, Raza Ahmad, Kento Suga, Mike Quigley
  • Publication number: 20190022530
    Abstract: Systems and methods for linking real world activity, such as real world commercial activity or real world data collection activity, with a location-based parallel reality game are provided. In particular, a game server hosting a parallel reality game can modify, update, or add to game data stored in a game database associated with the parallel reality game to include certain game features in the parallel reality game linked with real world activity in the real world. The game features can be linked with activities in the real world such that player actions associated with the game features in the virtual world can lead to or encourage activity in the real world, such as commercial activity and/or data collection activity in the real world. A one-time password may be used to validate a player's location in the real world and to enable controlled access to game features in the virtual world.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2018
    Publication date: January 24, 2019
    Inventors: David Kornmann, Bill Kilday, Michael Steranka, Edward Wu, John Hanke, Phillip Craig Keslin, Tatsuo Nomura, Raza Ahmad, Kento Suga, Mike Quigley
  • Publication number: 20180361248
    Abstract: A shared virtual experience is provided to players of a location-based game. The virtual location of a player in the game is based on the real world location of the player's client device. If a player's location in the game is within an interaction distance of a virtual element, in indication that a shared virtual experience is available may be provided. Player input is received requesting participation in the shared virtual experience and the player is added to a lobby including a specified start time. At the specified time, the shared virtual experience begins and includes interaction with other players who were in the lobby. An update to game data is sent based on an outcome of the shared virtual experience.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2018
    Publication date: December 20, 2018
    Inventors: Tatsuo Nomura, Dennis Hwang, Edward Wu, Kevin Doo, Naoyuki Ishitsuka, Calin Matney, David Hollin
  • Patent number: 10027834
    Abstract: An image processing device comprises an image data input means 2, an image data storage means 12 for storing the image data being input, an image data processing means 6 having multiple processing modes for outputting the stored image data, and a image data erasing means for erasing the image data stored in the storage means 12. The device further comprises erase count control means 8, 14 for controlling the number of times for erasing image data capable of having the number of times of erase set arbitrarily according to the security level required for each mode, and capable of having the set number of times of erase changed in mid-flow. Confidentiality is protected by performing erase operations repeatedly to the region storing the unnecessary image data according to the security level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Atsuhiko Fukushima, Yuji Okamoto, Toshihiro Yamanaka, Toshihiko Fukuhara, Shuhji Fujii, Tatsuo Nomura, Syouichirou Yoshiura, Tsutomu Yoshimoto
  • Patent number: 9514551
    Abstract: A first digital map is displayed in a viewport at an initial position. When a user gesture that communicates motion to the viewport is detected, a trajectory of the viewport from the initial position to a target position is determined based on kinematic quantities of the communicated motion. Map data for displaying a second digital map in the viewport at the target position is retrieved from a first memory, prior to the viewport reaching the target position. The retrieved map data is stored in a second memory having a higher speed of access than the first memory. The second memory is retrieved for display via the user interface when the viewport is at the target position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: GOOGLE INC.
    Inventors: Maneesh Dewan, Tatsuo Nomura, Zhaoyang Xu, Paul Vincent Byrne
  • Publication number: 20140347697
    Abstract: An image processing device comprises an image data input means 2, an image data storage means 12 for storing the image data being input, an image data processing means 6 having multiple processing modes for outputting the stored image data, and a image data erasing means for erasing the image data stored in the storage means 12. The device further comprises erase count control means 8, 14 for controlling the number of times for erasing image data capable of having the number of times of erase set arbitrarily according to the security level required for each mode, and capable of having the set number of times of erase changed in mid-flow. Confidentiality is protected by performing erase operations repeatedly to the region storing the unnecessary image data according to the security level.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2014
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Inventors: Atsuhiko Fukushima, Yuji Okamoto, Toshihiro Yamanaka, Toshihiko Fukuhara, Shuhji Fujii, Tatsuo Nomura, Syouichirou Yoshiura, Tsutomu Yoshimoto
  • Publication number: 20140340304
    Abstract: A first digital map is displayed in a viewport at an initial position. When a user gesture that communicates motion to the viewport is detected, a trajectory of the viewport from the initial position to a target position is determined based on kinematic quantities of the communicated motion. Map data for displaying a second digital map in the viewport at the target position is retrieved from a first memory, prior to the viewport reaching the target position. The retrieved map data is stored in a second memory having a higher speed of access than the first memory. The second memory is retrieved for display via the user interface when the viewport is at the target position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2014
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Applicant: GOOGLE INC.
    Inventors: Maneesh Dewan, Tatsuo Nomura, Zhaoyang Xu, Paul Vincent Byrne
  • Patent number: 8879109
    Abstract: An image processing device comprises an image data input means 2, an image data storage means 12 for storing the image data being input, an image data processing means 6 having multiple processing modes for outputting the stored image data, and a image data erasing means for erasing the image data stored in the storage means 12. The device further comprises erase count control means 8, 14 for controlling the number of times for erasing image data capable of having the number of times of erase set arbitrarily according to the security level required for each mode, and capable of having the set number of times of erase changed in mid-flow. Confidentiality is protected by performing erase operations repeatedly to the region storing the unnecessary image data according to the security level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Atsuhiko Fukushima, Yuji Okamoto, Toshihiro Yamanaka, Toshihiko Fukuhara, Shuhji Fujii, Tatsuo Nomura, Syouichirou Yoshiura, Tsutomu Yoshimoto
  • Patent number: 8842326
    Abstract: An image processing device comprises an image data input means 2, an image data storage means 12 for storing the image data being input, an image data processing means 6 having multiple processing modes for outputting the stored image data, and a image data erasing means for erasing the image data stored in the storage means 12. The device further comprises erase count control means 8, 14 for controlling the number of times for erasing image data capable of having the number of times of erase set arbitrarily according to the security level required for each mode, and capable of having the set number of times of erase changed in mid-flow. Confidentiality is protected by performing erase operations repeatedly to the region storing the unnecessary image data according to the security level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Atsuhiko Fukushima, Yuji Okamoto, Toshihiro Yamanaka, Toshihiko Fukuhara, Shuhji Fujii, Tatsuo Nomura, Syouichirou Yoshiura, Tsutomu Yoshimoto
  • Patent number: 8769666
    Abstract: An image processing device includes a plurality of printers (Pr1, Pr2, Pr3, Pr4, . . . ) and a plurality of client machines (PC1, PC2, PC3, PC4, PC5, . . . ). When requesting an image data processing to a printer other than the printer to which an image data processing has been requested firstly, the client machine checks the security level of the other printer to which the image data processing is to be requested before requesting the image data distribution processing to the other printer. When selecting another printer to which the image data distribution processing is to be requested, the security level in each printer is sufficiently considered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Tatsuo Nomura, Katsuyoshi Fujiwara, Yuji Okamoto, Naofumi Ueda, Syoichiro Yoshiura
  • Publication number: 20140153034
    Abstract: An image processing device comprises an image data input means 2, an image data storage means 12 for storing the image data being input, an image data processing means 6 having multiple processing modes for outputting the stored image data, and a image data erasing means for erasing the image data stored in the storage means 12. The device further comprises erase count control means 8, 14 for controlling the number of times for erasing image data capable of having the number of times of erase set arbitrarily according to the security level required for each mode, and capable of having the set number of times of erase changed in mid-flow. Confidentiality is protected by performing erase operations repeatedly to the region storing the unnecessary image data according to the security level.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2014
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Applicant: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Atsuhiko Fukushima, Yuji Okamoto, Toshihiro Yamanaka, Toshihiko Fukuhara, Shuhji Fujii, Tatsuo Nomura, Syouichirou Yoshiura, Tsutomu Yoshimoto
  • Publication number: 20140153035
    Abstract: An image processing device comprises an image data input means 2, an image data storage means 12 for storing the image data being input, an image data processing means 6 having multiple processing modes for outputting the stored image data, and a image data erasing means for erasing the image data stored in the storage means 12. The device further comprises erase count control means 8, 14 for controlling the number of times for erasing image data capable of having the number of times of erase set arbitrarily according to the security level required for each mode, and capable of having the set number of times of erase changed in mid-flow. Confidentiality is protected by performing erase operations repeatedly to the region storing the unnecessary image data according to the security level.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2014
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Applicant: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Atsuhiko Fukushima, Yuji Okamoto, Toshihiro Yamanaka, Toshihiko Fukuhara, Shuhji Fujii, Tatsuo Nomura, Syouichirou Yoshiura, Tsutomu Yoshimoto
  • Publication number: 20140153036
    Abstract: An image processing device comprises an image data input means 2, an image data storage means 12 for storing the image data being input, an image data processing means 6 having multiple processing modes for outputting the stored image data, and a image data erasing means for erasing the image data stored in the storage means 12. The device further comprises erase count control means 8, 14 for controlling the number of times for erasing image data capable of having the number of times of erase set arbitrarily according to the security level required for each mode, and capable of having the set number of times of erase changed in mid-flow. Confidentiality is protected by performing erase operations repeatedly to the region storing the unnecessary image data according to the security level.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2014
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Applicant: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Atsuhiko Fukushima, Yuji Okamoto, Toshihiro Yamanaka, Toshihiko Fukuhara, Shuhji Fujii, Tatsuo Nomura, Syouichirou Yoshiura, Tsutomu Yoshimoto
  • Patent number: 8705075
    Abstract: An image processing device comprises an image data input means 2, an image data storage means 12 for storing the image data being input, an image data processing means 6 having multiple processing modes for outputting the stored image data, and a image data erasing means for erasing the image data stored in the storage means 12. The device further comprises erase count control means 8, 14 for controlling the number of times for erasing image data capable of having the number of times of erase set arbitrarily according to the security level required for each mode, and capable of having the set number of times of erase changed in mid-flow. Confidentiality is protected by performing erase operations repeatedly to the region storing the unnecessary image data according to the security level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Atsuhiko Fukushima, Yuji Okamoto, Toshihiro Yamanaka, Toshihiko Fukuhara, Shuhji Fujii, Tatsuo Nomura, Syouichirou Yoshiura, Tsutomu Yoshimoto
  • Patent number: 8373886
    Abstract: An image processing device comprises an image data input means 2, an image data storage means 12 for storing the image data being input, an image data processing means 6 having multiple processing modes for outputting the stored image data, and a image data erasing means for erasing the image data stored in the storage means 12. The device further comprises erase count control means 8, 14 for controlling the number of times for erasing image data capable of having the number of times of erase set arbitrarily according to the security level required for each mode, and capable of having the set number of times of erase changed in mid-flow. Confidentiality is protected by performing erase operations repeatedly to the region storing the unnecessary image data according to the security level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2013
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Atsuhiko Murakami, Yuji Okamoto, Toshihiro Yamanaka, Toshihiko Fukuhara, Shuhji Fujii, Tatsuo Nomura, Syouichirou Yoshiura, Tsutomu Yoshimoto
  • Publication number: 20120281249
    Abstract: An image processing device comprises an image data input means 2, an image data storage means 12 for storing the image data being input, an image data processing means 6 having multiple processing modes for outputting the stored image data, and a image data erasing means for erasing the image data stored in the storage means 12. The device further comprises erase count control means 8, 14 for controlling the number of times for erasing image data capable of having the number of times of erase set arbitrarily according to the security level required for each mode, and capable of having the set number of times of erase changed in mid-flow. Confidentiality is protected by performing erase operations repeatedly to the region storing the unnecessary image data according to the security level.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2012
    Publication date: November 8, 2012
    Inventors: Atsuhiko Murakami, Yuji Okamoto, Toshihiro Yamanaka, Toshihiko Fukuhara, Shuhji Fujii, Tatsuo Nomura, Syouichirou Yoshiura, Tsutomu Yoshimoto