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Nintendo Co., Ltd. Patents
Assignee:
Nintendo Co., Ltd.
Address:
Kyoto-fu, JP
No. of patents:
878
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Patent Number Title Of Patent Date Issued
6241610 Three-dimensional image processing system having dynamically changing character polygon number June 5, 2001
A video game system includes a game cartridge which is pluggably attached to a main console having a main processor, a coprocessor, and player controllers. A multifunctional peripheral processing subsystem external to the game microprocessor and coprocessor is described which executes
6239810 High performance low cost video game system with coprocessor providing high speed efficient 3D g May 29, 2001
A low cost high performance three dimensional (3D) graphics system 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 by operating u
6239806 User controlled graphics object movement based on amount of joystick angular rotation and point May 29, 2001
Three-dimensional image display game system and method for use with a display for displaying an object in a three-dimensional space, including an operation controlling device including an operating member having a base end rotatably supported and a free end operable by an operator. The
6230232 Information processing system and true/false determining method used therefor May 8, 2001
A ROM cartridge 20 and a disk drive 30 are detachably attached to slots 103 and 104 of an information processing unit 10. A magnetic disk 40 is detachably attached to a slot 302 of the disk drive 30. A semiconductor storage device storing a game program and data is provided inside of the
6220964 Game system operable with backup data on different kinds of game machines April 24, 2001
A game system utilizes a first game machine and a second game machine. The backup data obtained through playing a first game on the first game machine is memorized in a first game cartridge. The first game cartridge is attached to an extension adapter, and the extension adapter is in tur
6220962 Video game apparatus having a direction pointing mark and player object displayed on a game scre April 24, 2001
A video game apparatus includes a CPU. The CPU determines straight lines respectively connecting between the player object and a North Pole, target and marker, and determines respective directions of a direction pointing mark, target pointing mark and marker pointing mark to point in dir
6213872 Pedometer with game mode April 10, 2001
An object of the present invention is to provide a new pedometer with game mode which can be used as a game by a child to get some exercise such as walking and/or running without reluctance. When a vibration is detected by a vibration detector, the count values of a step-number counter a
6203431 Video game apparatus and memory medium used therefor March 20, 2001
A video game apparatus includes an external ROM. This external ROM is previously memorized with player object data, basic shadow object data and light object data. A direction in which a shadow is thrown is determined according to the player object data and the light object data, to ther
6200253 Controller pack March 13, 2001
A controller pack includes a case and a lid detachably attached to the case, and the controller pack is detachably attached to an opening portion of a controller. A vibration source is fixed to the lid. When a specific CPU address and data are outputted from terminals, an electric power
6190257 Systems and method for providing security in a video game system February 20, 2001
A video game system includes a game cartridge which is pluggably attached to a main console having a main processor, a 3D graphics generating coprocessor, expandable main memory and player controllers. A multifunctional peripheral processing subsystem external to the game microproces
6186896 Operating device with analog joystick February 13, 2001
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
6166748 Interface for a high performance low cost video game system with coprocessor providing high spee December 26, 2000
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
6165073 Video game apparatus and memory medium therefor December 26, 2000
A video game apparatus includes an RCP. The RCP 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 display. The RCP detects whether or
6155926 Video game system and method with enhanced three-dimensional character and background control December 5, 2000
A video game system includes a game cartridge which is pluggably attached to a main console having a main processor, a 3D graphics generating coprocessor, expandable main memory and player controllers. A multifunctional peripheral processing subsystem external to the game microproces
6154186 Electronic entertainment and communication system November 28, 2000
An electronic entertainment and communications system permits users to actively participate in video game play or to use other data processing/communication services. In a guest room based entertainment system or in a passenger based entertainment system, each guest or passenger is a
6147696 Electronic entertainment and communication system November 14, 2000
A video game/comunications system is disclosed which permits guest room guests to actively participate in video game play or to use other data processing/communication services. A multi-tasking master host computer stores video games and other application programs on its hard disk, d
6141730 Information processing system and true/false determining method used therefor October 31, 2000
A ROM cartridge 20 and a disk drive 30 are detachably attached to slots 103 and 104 of an information processing unit 10. A magnetic disk 40 is detachably attached to a slot 302 of the disk drive 30. A semiconductor storage device storing a game program and data is provided inside of the
6139434 Three-dimensional image processing apparatus with enhanced automatic and user point of view cont October 31, 2000
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
6139433 Video game system and method with enhanced three-dimensional character and background control du October 31, 2000
A video game system includes a game cartridge which is pluggably attached to a main console having a main processor, a 3D graphics generating coprocessor, expandable main memory and player controllers. A multifunctional peripheral processing subsystem external to the game microproces
6132315 Game system operable with backup data on different kinds of game machines October 17, 2000
A game system utilizes a first game machine and a second game machine. The backup data obtained through playing a first game on the first game machine is memorized in a first game cartridge. The first game cartridge is attached to an extension adapter, and the extension adapter is in tur
6120379 Portable game machine and portable game machine cartridge September 19, 2000
In a portable game machine 10, formed on the upper portion of a body portion 20 is a camera portion 30. An image display device 22 is arranged on one main surpace of the body portion 20, and operating switches 23, 24, etc., are arranged on other areas. The camera portion 30 is rotatably
6115036 Video game/videographics program editing apparatus with program halt and data transfer features September 5, 2000
A videographics/video game fabricating system includes a multiprocessor based game processor console which includes a main central processing unit (CPU) which controls editing operations and operating system task execution and a game CPU for executing the model video game which is lo
6104402 Image creating apparatus and image display apparatus August 15, 2000
An image creating apparatus, adapted to create an image constituted by of a plurality of dots for each of a plurality of background scenes that are visually perceived as viewed in different two or more directions from a certain view point existing in a three-dimensional space, is provide
6102803 Operating device with analog joystick August 15, 2000
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
6071191 Systems and methods for providing security in a video game system June 6, 2000
A video game system includes a game cartridge which is pluggably attached to a main console having a main processor, a 3D graphics generating coprocessor, expandable main memory and player controllers. A multifunctional peripheral processing subsystem external to the game microproces
6047127 Electronic Entertainment and communications system April 4, 2000
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
6022274 Video game system using memory module February 8, 2000
A video game system includes a game cartridge which is pluggably attached to a main console having a main processor, a 3D graphics generating coprocessor, expandable main memory and player controllers. A multifunctional peripheral processing subsystem external to the game microproces
6007428 Operation controlling device and video processing system used therewith December 28, 1999
A video processing system is described including a video processing device which generates a sequence of video display frames on a display unit under the control of a stored program, and a unique operation controlling device which is connected to the video processing device and which sup
6006319 Coprocessor system for accessing shared memory during unused portion of main processor's instruc December 21, 1999
A coprocessor system is disclosed in which a CPU in a game machine body and a CPU in a game cartridge are formed by CPU cores having the same architecture and memory mapping functions. The cycle time of a second CPU, for example the CPU in the game cartridge, is shorter than the cycle ti
6002351 Joystick device December 14, 1999
A joystick device includes a case so that first and second rocking members are respectively supported in a overlapped manner by first and second bearings formed in the case with their first and second elongate holes positioned perpendicular to each other. The operation of the lever i
6001015 Operation controlling device and video processing system used therewith December 14, 1999
A video processing system is described including a video processing device which generates a sequence of video display frames on a display unit under the control of a stored program, and a unique operation controlling device which is connected to the video processing device and which sup
5984785 Operating device with analog joystick November 16, 1999
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
5973704 Three-dimensional image processing apparatus October 26, 1999
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
5973656 Image display device October 26, 1999
LED arrays where a plurality of LEDs are vertically arranged are lit up in luminance corresponding to tone values on digital image data. Light beams in line emitted from the LED arrays are scanned in a horizontal direction to display a two-dimensional image. Clocks A, B, C are selectivel
5963196 Image processing system utilizing analog joystick October 5, 1999
An image processing system includes an image processor (10) which generates image data of an image to be displayed on a monitor, and an analog joystick (45) which modifies the image data, the image processor generates the image data on the basis of joystick data from the analog joystick.
5959596 Airline-based video game and communications system September 28, 1999
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
5923641 Disk cartridge July 13, 1999
A disk-like recording medium is rotatably accommodated in a case 1 configured by opposing an upper half 2 to a lower half 3. A lower head insert hole is formed so as to extend from an approximate center of an edge surface of an inserting direction to the drive apparatus to a directio
5923306 Hotel-based video game and communication system July 13, 1999
A video game/communications system is disclosed which permits guest room guests to actively participate in video game play or to use other data processing/communication services. A multi-tasking master host computer stores video games and other application programs on its hard disk,
5919092 Manipulator for game machine July 6, 1999
A manipulator includes a housing having right and left handles, and a coupling for coupling them. The handles are formed with grips, and direction instructing switches for instructing the character moving direction. The switches are disposed in the thumb position area of the player i
5903257 Operating device and image processing system using same May 11, 1999
An operating device is connected to an image processing apparatus that generates image data to be displayed on a display according to a program. The operating device supplies a signal for varying the image data to be generated by the image processing apparatus. A joystick includes a leve
5897437 Controller pack April 27, 1999
A controller pack includes a case and a lid detachably attached to the case, and the controller pack is detachably attached to an opening portion of a controller. A vibration source is fixed to the lid. When a specific CPU address and data are outputted from terminals, an electric power
5864346 Picture display unit and image display system January 26, 1999
When a game is started, the game execution time is counted by a counter and a determination is made as to whether or not the execution time coincides with a timer value which is set before the game is started, so that the game is forcibly ended upon coincidence. When the game is forcibly
5862229 Sound generator synchronized with image display January 19, 1999
Digital sound data are stored in a data memory. When a first display object (such as an enemy character, a waterfall, or the like) is displayed in a three-dimensional manner on a display screen, an audio processor reads out corresponding sound source data from the data memory to produce
5820390 Substrate mounted connector assembly for interconnecting external circuits and the substrate October 13, 1998
A first connector 30 mounted on an upper surface of a substrate 10 has a first contact 38 which contacts with a card 32 inserted from one end and extends through a through hole 22 of the substrate 10 at the other end. The first contact 38 is supported by the first connector 30 in a dista
5815098 Circuit and method for efficiently expanding compressed data stored in memory September 29, 1998
A variable bit-length code processing circuit includes first, second and third registers (12, 20, 22) each of which is of 1 word, and memory data is loaded to the first register (12), and a variable bit-length code is withdrawn from the third register (22). The second register (20) and t
5808591 Image display device, image display system and program cartridge used therewith September 15, 1998
A body device 2 is attachably/detachably equipped with a program cartridge. The program cartridge 4 stores a game program, image data and a column table. The body device 2 reads the game program from the game cartridge 4 and executes the game program, and reads and refers to the image da
5779491 Multipolar electrical connector July 14, 1998
It is an object of the invention to provide a configuration wherein, in a multipolar electrical connector B, when a counter electrical connector 100 is not inserted, a number of contacts 3 are individually protected from an external force, and, when the counter electrical connector 100 i
5778421 Information processing system which can check disk-like storage medium having prescribed relatio July 7, 1998
This is invention provides an information processing system for a disk-like storage medium such as flexible magnetic disks or a DVD-RAMs. The disk-like storage medium stores a first data including at least image data, and a second data for deciding legitimacy of the image data, while a
5759104 Connector and adapter utilizing connector June 2, 1998
A connector includes a housing, and a flange portion which is formed by extending one main surface of the housing in a direction that a first circuit board is inserted. An adapter includes a casing having an insertion port into which a cartridge for first game machine can be inserted
5754660 Sound generator synchronized with image display May 19, 1998
Digital sound data are stored in a data memory. When a first display object (such as an enemy character, a waterfall, or the like) is displayed in a three-dimensional manner on a display screen, an audio processor reads out corresponding sound source data from the data memory to produce
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