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Assignee:
Nintendo Co., Ltd.
Address:
Kyoto-fu, JP
No. of patents:
878
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Patent Number Title Of Patent Date Issued
6701424 Method and apparatus for efficient loading and storing of vectors March 2, 2004
A method and apparatus for loading and storing vectors from and to memory, including embedding a location identifier in bits comprising a vector load and store instruction, wherein the location identifier indicates a location in the vector where useful data ends. The vector load instruct
6700586 Low cost graphics with stitching processing hardware support for skeletal animation March 2, 2004
A graphics system including a custom graphics and audio processor produces exciting 2D and 3D graphics and surround sound. The system includes a graphics and audio processor including a 3D graphics pipeline and an audio digital signal processor. An additional matrix multiplication comput
6697074 Graphics system interface February 24, 2004
An interface for a graphics system includes simple yet powerful constructs that are easy for an application programmer to use and learn. Features include a unique vertex representation allowing the graphics pipeline to retain vertex state information and to mix indexed and direct vertex
6692357 Video game apparatus and method with enhanced player object action control February 17, 2004
A video game apparatus includes a CPU. The CPU detects an action code of a land object existing in front of a hole. If "jump" is the action code, a height (or depth) of the hole is calculated. When the hole height is greater than a predetermined height, a jump distance is calculated for
6681296 Method and apparatus for software management of on-chip cache January 20, 2004
A microprocessor including a control unit and a cache connected with the control unit for storing data to be used by the control, wherein the cache is selectively configurable as either a single cache or as a partitioned cache having a locked cache portion and a normal cache portion. The
6679776 Video game system January 20, 2004
A video game system includes a video game machine, a memory medium and a controller. A CPU included in the video game machine detects a vibration generating condition that a player object comes into collision or contact with an enemy object or a stationary object. If the vibration genera
6677967 Video game system for capturing images and applying the captured images to animated game play ch January 13, 2004
A frame of still picture data is captured at an instant specified by a user from video signals supplied from a given video source, such as a television receiver, a video camera, etc., and the image data is displayed. When the user specifies an area of image to be cut out from the dis
6676520 Video game system providing physical sensation January 13, 2004
A video game system includes hand-held player controllers operable by players to generate video game control signals, each hand-held player controller having a selectively driven vibration source arranged to generate vibrations for vibrating a housing thereof. A video game program ex
6672963 Software implementation of a handheld video game hardware platform January 6, 2004
A software emulator for emulating a handheld video game platform such as GAME BOY.RTM., GAME BOY COLOR.RTM. and/or GAME BOY ADVANCE.RTM. on a low-capability target platform (e.g., a seat-back display for airline or train use, a personal digital assistant, a cell phone) uses a number of
6669566 Video game apparatus and method for uniquely enabling play of multiple games December 30, 2003
In a game processor GP that enable a player to play a plurality of games interrelated to each other, flash memory 12 stores a plurality of game programs PG interrelated to each other. SRAM 13 readably and writably stores backup data DG representing the progress of each of games A, B, and
6664962 Shadow mapping in a low cost graphics system December 16, 2003
A graphics system including a custom graphics and audio processor produces exciting 2D and 3D graphics and surround sound. The system includes a graphics and audio processor including a 3D graphics pipeline and an audio digital signal processor. Full-scene shadow mapping can be performed
6664958 Z-texturing December 16, 2003
A graphics system including a custom graphics and audio processor produces exciting 2D and 3D graphics and surround sound. The system includes a graphics and audio processor including a 3D graphics pipeline and an audio digital signal processor. The same texture mapping hardware used for
6646650 Image generating apparatus and image generating program November 11, 2003
An image generating apparatus and program capable of realistically displaying an image of a submerged land portion in consideration of water characteristics is provided. In rendering processing, when an object to be rendered is a water surface object, from color data (VR, VG, VB) of an
6643744 Method and apparatus for pre-fetching audio data November 4, 2003
An audio system includes a memory storing audio data and an audio signal processor for processing the audio data. Addressing circuitry addresses the memory and a pre-fetch storage area stores data for a current address and for one or more following addresses to hide memory access latency
6641482 Portable game apparatus with acceleration sensor and information storage medium storing a game p November 4, 2003
A portable game apparatus includes a housing is provided with an LCD and an insertion hole. A cartridge incorporating a program ROM is inserted in the insertion hole. A CPU in the housing processes a game program to display game scenes on the LCD. The cartridge further incorporates an ac
6639595 Achromatic lighting in a graphics system and method October 28, 2003
A graphics system including a custom graphics and audio processor produces exciting 2D and 3D graphics and surround sound. The system includes a graphics and audio processor including a 3D graphics pipeline and an audio digital signal processor. Cartoon lighting and other non-photorealis
6636214 Method and apparatus for dynamically reconfiguring the order of hidden surface processing based October 21, 2003
A graphics system including a custom graphics and audio processor produces exciting 2D and 3D graphics and surround sound. The system includes a graphics and audio processor including a 3D graphics pipeline and an audio digital signal processor. A reconfigurable graphics pipeline has a h
6634947 Video game system and video game memory medium October 21, 2003
A video game system includes a video game machine and a controller connected thereto, wherein the game machine is further connected with a display device. A video-game memory medium, detachably attached to the game machine, generates image data for displaying a player object, a plura
6628529 Cartridge for a game machine September 30, 2003
A cartridge, including a housing, a substrate, a semiconductor element (e.g., a memory), and a shielding element, is detachably mountable to a game machine having a connector and a grounding terminal, and a recess. The substrate within the housing has an external connection terminal
6626760 Video game apparatus and memory medium therefor September 30, 2003
A video game apparatus includes a reality coprocessor. The reality coprocessor performs a conversion process on image data to display a player object or non-player object according to image data transferred from an external ROM to a RAM, and supplies the image signal through the disp
6626289 Recording medium accommodating case September 30, 2003
A recording medium accommodating case includes a main body, a lid and a joint portion. The main body is formed with a disk storage area and a cartridge storage area. On the lid, a booklet storage area is formed. The disk storage area includes a protrusion engaged in a center hole of a
6618048 3D graphics rendering system for performing Z value clamping in near-Z range to maximize scene r September 9, 2003
A graphics system including a custom graphics and audio processor produces exciting 2D and 3D graphics and surround sound. The system includes a graphics and audio processor including a 3D graphics pipeline and an audio digital signal processor. The graphics pipeline performs Z-buffering
6612930 Video game apparatus and method with enhanced virtual camera control September 2, 2003
A video game apparatus includes a CPU. The CPU detects a camera code of a land object at a foot of a player object. According to the camera code, any one is selected of a first virtual camera, a second virtual camera, . . . , a fifth virtual camera. A selected virtual camera is controlle
6609977 External interfaces for a 3D graphics system August 26, 2003
An advantageous set of external interfaces for home video game platform provide modularity and expandability while maintaining and preserving the proprietary nature of the platform. A disk drive interface provides flexible communications with an internal disk drive. Various serial bus
6606689 Method and apparatus for pre-caching data in audio memory August 12, 2003
A video game system includes an audio digital signal processor, a main memory and an audio memory separate from the main memory and storing audio-related data for processing by the audio digital signal processor. Memory access circuitry reads non-audio-related data stored on a mass s
6601851 Card game toy for use in a battle game August 5, 2003
A card game toy includes a master card as an other self of a player and a plurality of monster cards, and is used for a card game that a battle is played by placing own and opponent cards in a proper positions of a battle field. The master card includes a character display portion to dis
6595858 Image-display game system July 22, 2003
An image-display game system with an idea of monsters' virus infection comprises an information storage medium 10A in which a game program is stored, an actuator 22, a processor 23 for information processing responding to the actuator 22 and based on the program, an image display 27,
6593929 High performance low cost video game system with coprocessor providing high speed efficient 3D g July 15, 2003
A low cost high performance three dimensional (3D) graphics system is disclosed that can model a world in three dimensions and project the model onto a two dimensional viewing plane selected based on a changeable viewpoint. The viewpoint can be changed on an interactive, real time basis
6591019 3D transformation matrix compression and decompression July 8, 2003
Compressing and decompressing techniques for transformation matrices 3D computer graphics systems use to animate objects achieve high compression ratios by taking advantage of common characteristics of homogenous 3D transformation matrices. The techniques use a bitmap to encode informati
6590578 Three-dimensional image processing apparatus July 8, 2003
A three-dimension image processing apparatus includes a CPU. When the CPU detects by collision determination that another object, e.g., a wall, is existent between an operable object and a camera, it calculates such a moving angle of the camera that an eye of the camera to the operable
6580430 Method and apparatus for providing improved fog effects in a graphics system June 17, 2003
A graphics system including a custom graphics and audio processor produces exciting 2D and 3D graphics and surround sound. The system includes a graphics and audio processor including a 3D graphics pipeline and an audio digital signal processor. Improved fog simulation is provided by ena
6578132 Semiconductor storage device and program authenticity determining system June 10, 2003
The invention prevents execution of unauthorized copies of programs. In one example embodiment, a semiconductor storage device includes a program ROM. A calculator of an address processing unit included in the program ROM processes lower bits (e.g., A0-A7) of a first address from an addr
6572478 Video game system and video game memory medium June 3, 2003
A video game system includes a game machine and a memory medium. The game machine is connected with a controller to be operated by a player and a display device for displaying game images. The memory medium generates player object image data and influencing object image data, as well as
6571328 Method and apparatus for obtaining a scalar value directly from a vector register May 27, 2003
A method and apparatus for obtaining a scalar value from a vector register for use in a mixed vector and scalar instruction, including providing a vector in a vector register file, and embedding a location identifier of the scalar value within the vector in the bits defining the mixed ve
6565444 Electronic equipment and television game machine having heat radiation structure May 20, 2003
A television game machine includes a housing having an air intake and air exit in side surfaces, and forms an air flow passage in a space of air flow on a line connecting between the air intake and the air exit. A heat-radiating member formed with heat-radiating fins is attached in a
6563503 Object modeling for computer simulation and animation May 13, 2003
Generic, abstract, encapsulated, expandable and maintainable techniques for modeling and animating computer graphics display objects can be used in a variety of different computer applications and platforms including, for example, video games developed for inexpensive home 3D video game
6559812 Airline-based video game and communications system May 6, 2003
An airline-based video game system includes a multitasking master computer, which preferably stores video game and other application programs on its hard disk. The master computer is coupled to a set of airplane zone control computers which also perform conventional cabin management task
6544126 Portable game machine with download capability April 8, 2003
A portable handheld game machine includes a capability to download and execute code from a source such as another game machine. The portable game machine enters a download mode in which it is receptive to receipt of executable code downloaded from the source. The portable game machine
6540615 Portable game machine having image capture, manipulation and incorporation April 1, 2003
An improved portable game machine having a removably attachable external cartridge that includes an integrally formed image capturing apparatus is provided. The portable game machine preferably includes a user interface which may be manipulated by a user to capture images via the image
6540612 Video game system and video game memory medium April 1, 2003
A video game system including a video game machine and a controller connected thereto, wherein the game machine is further connected with a display device. A video-game memory medium, detachably attached to the game machine, generates image data for displaying a player object, a plur
6538666 Image processing device using speech recognition to control a displayed object March 25, 2003
An image processing device which changes the way speech recognition results are processed as the program progresses. A video game machine body 10 causes a television receiver 30 to display given images and to output given sounds in accordance with a game program stored in a ROM cartridge
6500070 Combined game system of portable and video game machines December 31, 2002
A combined game system includes a plurality of portable game machines and a video game machine. The portable game machines are connected to the video game machine through communication cables, and the video game machine is in turn connected to a display. Each portable game machine has an
6497618 Video game system with data transmitting/receiving controller December 24, 2002
A game machine is provided with a controller control circuit including a data transfer control circuit. When the data in a first external RAM attached to a first controller is transferred to a second external RAM attached to a second controller, the data transfer control circuit tran
6491585 Three-dimensional image processing apparatus with enhanced automatic and user point of view cont December 10, 2002
A video game system includes a game cartridge which is pluggably attached to a main console having a main processor, a coprocessor, expandable main memory and player controllers. A multifunctional peripheral processing subsystem external to the game microprocessor and coprocessor is desc
6489963 Application program interface for a graphics system December 3, 2002
An interface for a graphics system includes simple yet powerful constructs that are easy for an application programmer to use and learn. Features include a unique vertex representation allowing the graphics pipeline to retain vertex state information and to mix indexed and direct vertex
6489946 Operating device with analog joystick December 3, 2002
An operating device is, while in use, connected to an image processor which generates image data of an image to be displayed on a monitor on the basis of a program. The operating device is provided with an analog joystick in addition to a plurality of switches, and outputs operation sign
6485369 Video game apparatus outputting image and music and storage medium used therefor November 26, 2002
A video game apparatus includes an external ROM. This external ROM has a sound memory area storing sound sequence data. The sound sequence data includes a plurality of block sequences for each of three status of "move", "fight" and "stop" of a player object. A CPU detects a status of
6482092 Image-display game system and information storage medium used therefor November 19, 2002
An image-display game system which can attract players to play a game for a long time can be implemented by presenting helping data of a0 to a63, and b1 to b5 beneficial in the course of a game to friends, and accordingly communications accompanying therewith can be stimulated and activa
6466218 Graphics system interface October 15, 2002
An interface for a graphics system includes simple yet powerful constructs that are easy for an application programmer to use and learn. Features include a unique vertex representation allowing the graphics pipeline to retain vertex state information and to mix indexed and direct vertex
6464585 Sound generating device and video game device using the same October 15, 2002
When any of push-button switches on a handheld controller is pressed in a sound input mode, a video game machine generates and temporarily stores frequency data of a tone corresponding to the depressed switch. When a joystick on the controller is tilted to a predetermined direction, the
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