Patents by Inventor Tomoya Asano

Tomoya Asano 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).

  • Publication number: 20210086079
    Abstract: To provide a game program having sufficient strategy and taste. A game program progresses a game by calculating a sequence of actions of the plurality of characters when an action of a character is determined from the plurality of options, receiving determination of the action of the character, and causing the character to execute the action received.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2020
    Publication date: March 25, 2021
    Applicant: SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tomoya ASANO, Masashi TAKAHASHI, Natsumi MIWA
  • Publication number: 20190270012
    Abstract: Players are allowed to urge them to cooperate with each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2019
    Publication date: September 5, 2019
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA SQUARE ENIX (also trading as SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD.)
    Inventors: Tomoya ASANO, Masashi TAKAHASHI
  • Patent number: 10343057
    Abstract: A video game processing apparatus for controlling progress of a video game including a turn-based battle against an enemy character by displaying a player character on a display screen of a display device includes a profile information storage section for storing summon admissibility information in which a battle command used in the turn-based battle is associated with other player character that carries out an action corresponding to the battle command; receives the summon admissibility information from other video game processing apparatus in which the other player character is used as a main character; receives a summoning request indicating a usage request of the summon admissibility information in the turn-based battle; determines summon admissibility information to be used in a case where the summoning request is received; and summons the other player character indicated by the determined summon admissibility information to be caused to carry out the action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA SQUARE ENIX
    Inventors: Tomoya Asano, Masashi Takahashi
  • Publication number: 20140128154
    Abstract: A video game processing apparatus for controlling progress of a video game including a turn-based battle against an enemy character by displaying a player character on a display screen of a display device includes a profile information storage section for storing summon admissibility information in which a battle command used in the turn-based battle is associated with other player character that carries out an action corresponding to the battle command; receives the summon admissibility information from other video game processing apparatus in which the other player character is used as a main character; receives a summoning request indicating a usage request of the summon admissibility information in the turn-based battle; determines summon admissibility information to be used in a case where the summoning request is received; and summons the other player character indicated by the determined summon admissibility information to be caused to carry out the action.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2012
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA SQUARE ENIX (also trading as SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD.)
    Inventors: Tomoya Asano, Masashi Takahashi
  • Patent number: 8231466
    Abstract: It is an object of the present invention to provide a game apparatus capable of image processing with effective use of having a plurality of screens. The game apparatus according to the present invention has a specific object display controller. The game apparatus according to the present invention executes the processing of displaying a specific object in a 3D game space on one display screen and hiding it on the other display screen. This enables effective use of having a plurality of screens and the image processing that attracts users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2012
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Square Enix
    Inventors: Takashi Tokita, Tomoya Asano
  • Patent number: 8194073
    Abstract: It is an object of the present invention to move a viewpoint position and a direction of a line of sight a player character with an intuitive operation method without requiring pre-study. In a case where a player touches a point within a movement determination region, a virtual 3D spatial image moved forward in the direction of the line of sight is displayed. In a case where a player touches a point at the left side outside the movement determination region, a virtual 3D spatial image as viewed by a virtual camera panned to the left is displayed, whereas in a case where a player touches a point at the right side, a virtual 3D spatial image as viewed by a virtual camera panned to the right is displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Assignee: Square Enix Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takashi Tokita, Tomoya Asano, Yosuke Tomita
  • Publication number: 20100302239
    Abstract: It is an object of the present invention to move a viewpoint position and a direction of a line of sight a player character with an intuitive operation method without requiring pre-study. In a case where a player touches a point within a movement determination region, a virtual 3D spatial image moved forward in the direction of the line of sight is displayed. In a case where a player touches a point at the left side outside the movement determination region, a virtual 3D spatial image as viewed by a virtual camera panned to the left is displayed, whereas in a case where a player touches a point at the right side, a virtual 3D spatial image as viewed by a virtual camera panned to the right is displayed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2008
    Publication date: December 2, 2010
    Inventors: Takashi Tokita, Tomoya Asano, Yosuke Tomita
  • Publication number: 20100292004
    Abstract: It is an object of the present invention to provide a game apparatus capable of image processing with effective use of having a plurality of screens. The game apparatus according to the present invention has a specific object display controller. The game apparatus according to the present invention executes the processing of displaying a specific object in a 3D game space on one display screen and hiding it on the other display screen. This enables effective use of having a plurality of screens and the image processing that attracts users.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2010
    Publication date: November 18, 2010
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA SQUARE ENIX (also trading as SQUARE ENIX Co., LTD.)
    Inventors: Takashi TOKITA, Tomoya ASANO
  • Patent number: 7794321
    Abstract: An on-line video game video game control server serves to read out a mini-game score information generated every player, in which three scores used for determining parameter of a summoned beast used for a main story in sub-game scores having no relation to a main story of the video game and a player who obtained that score are matched, and to renew a mini-game score information A of a player A by setting three scores in the score set in the mini-game score information A of the player A and a score set in a mini-game score information B of a player B.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2010
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Square Enix
    Inventor: Tomoya Asano
  • Publication number: 20090143137
    Abstract: An on-line video game video game control server serves to read out a mini-game score information generated every player, in which three scores used for determining parameter of a summoned beast used for a main story in sub-game scores having no relation to a main story of the video game and a player who obtained that score are matched, and to renew a mini-game score information A of a player A by setting three scores in the score set in the mini-game score information A of the player A and a score set in a mini-game score information B of a player B.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2008
    Publication date: June 4, 2009
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA SQUARE ENIX (also trading as SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD.)
    Inventor: Tomoya Asano