Patents by Inventor Yositomo Goto

Yositomo Goto 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: 9889384
    Abstract: An example terminal device includes a generally plate-shaped housing, an LCD provided on the front side of the housing, analog sticks, and first and second buttons. The analog sticks are provided respectively in left and right portions of the LCD above the center of the housing. The first and second buttons are provided on the back side of the housing so as to generally correspond to the analog sticks on the front side of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: Nintendo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kenichiro Ashida, Yositomo Goto, Takanori Okamura, Junji Takamoto, Masato Ibuki, Shinji Yamamoto, Hitoshi Tsuchiya, Fumiyoshi Suetake, Akiko Suga, Naoya Yamamoto, Daisuke Kumazaki
  • Publication number: 20160129352
    Abstract: An example terminal device includes a generally plate-shaped housing, an LCD provided on the front side of the housing, analog sticks, and first and second buttons. The analog sticks are provided respectively in left and right portions of the LCD above the center of the housing. The first and second buttons are provided on the back side of the housing so as to generally correspond to the analog sticks on the front side of the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2015
    Publication date: May 12, 2016
    Inventors: Kenichiro ASHIDA, Yositomo GOTO, Takanori OKAMURA, Junji TAKAMOTO, Masato IBUKI, Shinji YAMAMOTO, Hitoshi TSUCHIYA, Fumiyoshi SUETAKE, Akiko SUGA, Naoya YAMAMOTO, Daisuke KUMAZAKI
  • Patent number: 9272207
    Abstract: An example terminal device includes a generally plate-shaped housing, an LCD provided on the front side of the housing, analog sticks, and first and second buttons. The analog sticks are provided respectively in left and right portions of the LCD above the center of the housing. The first and second buttons are provided on the back side of the housing so as to generally correspond to the analog sticks on the front side of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: Nintendo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kenichiro Ashida, Yositomo Goto, Takanori Okamura, Junji Takamoto, Masato Ibuki, Shinji Yamamoto, Hitoshi Tsuchiya, Fumiyoshi Suetake, Akiko Suga, Naoya Yamamoto, Daisuke Kumazaki
  • Patent number: 9246343
    Abstract: An example of a charging apparatus includes a housing, a first movable member, and a second movable member. The first movable member is configured to be pressed down. The second movable member accommodates a charging terminal in the housing in a reference state, and when the first movable member has been pressed down, causes the charging terminal to protrude through an opening portion provided in the housing, so as to enter a terminal contact state. The first movable member and the second movable member are configured such that an amount of movement of the charging terminal during a period from the reference state to a predetermined intermediate state is smaller than the amount of movement during the same period in a case where the charging terminal moves from the reference state to the terminal contact state by an amount proportional to an amount of pressing down the first movable member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Assignee: NINTENDO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Junji Takamoto, Yositomo Goto
  • Publication number: 20140295966
    Abstract: An example terminal device includes a generally plate-shaped housing, an LCD provided on the front side of the housing, analog sticks, and first and second buttons. The analog sticks are provided respectively in left and right portions of the LCD above the center of the housing. The first and second buttons are provided on the back side of the housing so as to generally correspond to the analog sticks on the front side of the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Inventors: Kenichiro ASHIDA, Yositomo GOTO, Takanori OKAMURA, Junji TAKAMOTO, Masato IBUKI, Shinji YAMAMOTO, Hitoshi TSUCHIYA, Fumiyoshi SUETAKE, Akiko SUGA, Naoya YAMAMOTO, Daisuke KUMAZAKI
  • Patent number: 8827818
    Abstract: An example terminal device includes a generally plate-shaped housing, an LCD, and a projecting portion (an eaves portion). The LCD is provided on the front side of the housing. The projecting portion is provided so as to project at least at left and right positions on a back side of the housing above the center of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Nintendo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kenichiro Ashida, Yositomo Goto, Takanori Okamura, Junji Takamoto, Masato Ibuki, Shinji Yamamoto, Hitoshi Tsuchiya, Fumiyoshi Suetake, Akiko Suga, Naoya Yamamoto, Daisuke Kumazaki
  • Patent number: 8814680
    Abstract: An example device includes a generally plate-shaped housing, a display provided on the front side of the housing, analog sticks, an L button, and an R button. The analog sticks are provided respectively in left and right portions of the display above the center of the housing. The L button and the R button are provided on the back side of the housing so as to generally correspond to the analog sticks on the front side of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Nintendo Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Kenichiro Ashida, Yositomo Goto, Takanori Okamura, Junji Takamoto, Masato Ibuki, Shinji Yamamoto, Hitoshi Tsuchiya, Fumiyoshi Suetake, Akiko Suga, Naoya Yamamoto, Daisuke Kumazaki
  • Patent number: 8804326
    Abstract: An example terminal device includes a housing, and a first terminal (e.g., a charging terminal). The housing is generally plate-shaped and includes an engagement hole formed therein. The first terminal is provided on a surface (e.g., a bottom surface) of the housing on which the engagement hole is formed. A stand, which is a support device, includes a support member, a second terminal (e.g., a charging terminal), and guide members which are rotating members. The second terminal can be connected to the first terminal of the terminal device. The support member supports a predetermined surface (e.g., a back surface) of the housing when the first terminal and the second terminal are connected to each other. Each of the guide members can rotate in a predetermined direction and is provided at such a position that it is received into the engagement hole when the first terminal and the second terminal are connected to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Nintendo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kenichiro Ashida, Daisuke Kumazaki, Junji Takamoto, Masato Ibuki, Shinji Yamamoto, Hitoshi Tsuchiya, Fumiyoshi Suetake, Akiko Suga, Naoya Yamamoto, Yositomo Goto
  • Patent number: 8702514
    Abstract: An example controller system includes a terminal device, and an input device as an additional device configured to be attachable to and detachable from the terminal device. The terminal device includes a generally plate-shaped housing, and an LCD 51 provided on the front side of the housing. The input device includes an operation section such as a stick, a bar-shaped first grip portion, and a support portion. The support portion detachably supports the terminal device so that the screen of the LCD is in a generally vertical direction when the first grip portion is in the vertical direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Nintendo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kenichiro Ashida, Noboru Wakitani, Yositomo Goto, Yuji Hori, Takafumi Nishida, Hiroki Ikuta, Junji Takamoto, Masato Ibuki, Shinji Yamamoto, Hitoshi Tsuchiya, Fumiyoshi Suetake, Akiko Suga, Naoya Yamamoto, Daisuke Kumazaki
  • Publication number: 20140097789
    Abstract: An example of a charging apparatus includes a housing, a first movable member, and a second movable member. The first movable member is configured to be pressed down. The second movable member accommodates a charging terminal in the housing in a reference state, and when the first movable member has been pressed down, causes the charging terminal to protrude through an opening portion provided in the housing, so as to enter a terminal contact state. The first movable member and the second movable member are configured such that an amount of movement of the charging terminal during a period from the reference state to a predetermined intermediate state is smaller than the amount of movement during the same period in a case where the charging terminal moves from the reference state to the terminal contact state by an amount proportional to an amount of pressing down the first movable member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2013
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Applicant: NINTENDO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Junji TAKAMOTO, Yositomo GOTO
  • Publication number: 20120106041
    Abstract: A terminal device 7 is a controller device to be operated by a user. The terminal device 7 includes a generally plate-shaped housing 50, an LCD 51, and a projecting portion (an eaves portion 59). The LCD 51 is provided on the front side of the housing 50. The projecting portion is provided so as to project at least at left and right positions on a back side of the housing 50 above the center of the housing 50. When the user holds the left and right portions of the housing 50 with respect to the LCD 51, the user can easily hold the terminal device 7 by holding it so as to allow the projecting portion to rest on the fingers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2011
    Publication date: May 3, 2012
    Applicant: NINTENDO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kenichiro Ashida, Yositomo Goto, Takanori Okamura, Junji Takamoto, Masato Ibuki, Shinji Yamamoto, Hitoshi Tsuchiya, Fumiyoshi Suetake, Akiko Suga, Naoya Yamamoto, Daisuke Kumazaki
  • Publication number: 20120106042
    Abstract: A terminal device 7 includes a housing 50, and a first terminal (charging terminal). The housing 50 is generally plate-shaped and includes an engagement hole formed therein. The first terminal is provided on a surface (bottom surface) of the housing 50 on which the engagement hole is formed. A stand 210, which is a support device, includes a support member 211, a second terminal (charging terminal) 212, and guide members 213a and 213b which are rotating members. The second terminal 212 can be connected to a terminal of the terminal device 7. The support member 211 supports a predetermined surface (back surface) of the housing 50 when the first terminal and the second terminal 212 are connected to each other. Each of the guide members 213a and 213b can rotate in a predetermined direction and is provided at such a position that it is inserted into the engagement hole when the first terminal and the second terminal 212 are connected to each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2011
    Publication date: May 3, 2012
    Applicant: NINTENDO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kenichiro ASHIDA, Daisuke KUMAZAKI, Junji TAKAMOTO, Masato IBUKI, Shinji YAMAMOTO, Hitoshi TSUCHIYA, Fumiyoshi SUETAKE, Akiko SUGA, Naoya YAMAMOTO, Yositomo GOTO
  • Publication number: 20120108340
    Abstract: A controller system includes a terminal device 7, and an input device 200 as an additional device which can be attached to and detached from the terminal device 7. The controller device 7 includes a generally plate-shaped housing 50, and an LCD 51 provided on the front side of the housing. The input device 200 includes an operation section such as a stick 204, a bar-shaped first grip portion 200a, and a support portion 205. The support portion 205 detachably supports the terminal device 7 so that the screen of the LCD 51 is in a generally vertical direction when the first grip portion 200a is in the vertical direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2011
    Publication date: May 3, 2012
    Applicant: NINTENDO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kenichiro ASHIDA, Noboru Wakitani, Yositomo Goto, Yuji Hori, Takafumi Nishida, Hiroki Ikuta, Junji Takamoto, Masato Ibuki, Shinji Yamamoto, Hitoshi Tsuchiya, Fumiyoshi Suetake, Akiko Suga, Naoya Yamamoto, Daisuke Kumazaki
  • Publication number: 20120108329
    Abstract: A terminal device 7 includes a generally plate-shaped housing 50, an LCD 51 provided on the front side of the housing, analog sticks 53A and 53B, a second L button 54K, and a second R button 54L. The analog sticks 53A and 53B are provided respectively in left and right portions of the LCD 51 above the center of the housing 50. The second L button 54K and the second R button 54L are provided on the back side of the housing 50 so as to generally correspond to the analog sticks 53A and 53B on the front side of the housing 50.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2011
    Publication date: May 3, 2012
    Applicant: NINTENDO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kenichiro ASHIDA, Yositomo Goto, Takanori Okamura, Junji Takamoto, Masato Ibuki, Shinji Yamamoto, Hitoshi Tsuchiya, Fumiyoshi Suetake, Akiko Suga, Naoya Yamamoto, Daisuke Kumazaki