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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
5734416 Stereoscopic picture display unit March 31, 1998
In a projector, green CRT projection tubes for displaying pictures for the right and left eyes are arranged on the right and left sides with respect to a screen respectively, while a red CRT projection tube for convergence adjustment is arranged at the center. Further, the projector incl
5708457 Video display apparatus and external storage device used therein January 13, 1998
A video display apparatus includes a video data generator which generates video data of a plurality of still picture and a moving picture (graphic data) in an overlaid manner on the basis of still picture patterns, still picture character codes, moving picture character codes and etc.
5690551 Image display device, image display system, and program cartridge used therewith November 25, 1997
A body device 2 has left and right display units disposed adjacent to both eyes of a user. A program cartridge 4 is detachably provided to this body device 2. The game cartridge 4 stores program data and image data for eye width/visibility adjusting picture display. The body device 2 rea
5682171 Stereoscopic image display device and storage device used therewith October 28, 1997
A program cartridge 4 is detachably attached to a body device 2. The game cartridge 4 stores a game program and certain data. The body device 2 reads the game program from the game cartridge 4 and executes the game program, and reads the certain data and refers to the data to display OBJ
5680534 Video game/videographics program fabricating system and method with superimpose control October 21, 1997
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
5680533 Videographics program/video game fabricating system and method October 21, 1997
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
5653638 Cartridge for game machine August 5, 1997
A cartridge for game machine includes a flat housing (11) consisting of a front half (11F) and a rear half (11R), a board (30) contained in the housing, and a female connector(20) to be connected to a male connector having a plurality of terminal pins. A circuit pattern is formed on the
5608424 Moving picture display apparatus and external memory used therefor March 4, 1997
A moving picture display apparatus comprises a main body and an external memory detachably mounted on the main body. The main body of the moving picture display apparatus is provided with a video data memory for storing therein graphic data of characters which constitute objects. A progr
5602569 Controller for image processing apparatus February 11, 1997
A controller includes a housing in which a containing portion (102) which is provided with recess supporting portions (151) on its both inner side surfaces. A shaft (152) of a rotator (153) is off-centered and supported by the supporting portions (151) in a point-contact manner. A plural
5599231 Security systems and methods for a videographics and authentication game/program fabricating dev February 4, 1997
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
5592609 Video game/videographics program fabricating system and method with unit based program processin January 7, 1997
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
5587723 Display range control apparatus and external storage unit for use therewith December 24, 1996
A display range control apparatus includes an external storage unit in which position data representative of two points in a horizontal direction on a screen of a raster scan monitor are stored in advance together with still picture pattern data and character data. A counter is increment
5560614 Video game system having reduced memory needs for a raster scanned display October 1, 1996
A T.V. game system for displaying a desired picture on the screen of a raster scanning type T.V. set includes a motion picture pattern generator, a still picture pattern generator, a central processing unit for controlling the overall operation of the system under the control of the
5556108 Game signal conversion apparatus September 17, 1996
A game signal conversion apparatus includes a CPU which generates image data representing a plurality of kinds of gradations or color tones similar to gradations or color tones utilized in display game characters in a first game machine on the basis of image display data stored in a ROM
5552799 Display information conversion apparatus September 3, 1996
A display information conversion apparatus includes a game process circuit (104) by which a game program stored in a memory (32) of a memory cartridge (30) for a first game machine is executed, the game process circuit (104) is approximately the same as that of the first game machine.
5550999 Information processing system which can check secondary storage medium having prescribed relatio August 27, 1996
This invention provides an information processing system for a secondary storage medium which can prevent illegitimate reproduction of secondary storage media such as CD-ROMs by allowing only a secondary storage medium in a prescribed relation with a case therefor to be used. A first nam
5550452 Induction charging apparatus August 27, 1996
The induction charging apparatus has a power source unit and a device unit which can be detachably coupled to the power source unit. The power source unit has a first casing having one end opened, a primary coil provided in the first casing, an oscillator for supplying an alternating cur
5537389 Disk cartridge having a single closing energizer for closing two independently opened shutters July 16, 1996
Scratches on the recording disk caused by sliding of a disk cartridge shutter is prevented by slidably inserting first and second shutters between a tray and a case on the opposite side to a recording disk accommodating portion of the tray. The first shutter simultaneously opens and
5509663 Image processing apparatus and external storage unit April 23, 1996
An image processing apparatus includes a CPU which executes a program read from an external storage unit, and a video processor. In the video processor, color data of moving picture characters and color data of still picture characters are respectively outputted from a moving picture dat
5495266 Still picture display apparatus and external storage device used therein February 27, 1996
A still picture display apparatus displays a still picture in which characters each composed of combination of a predetermined number of dots on a raster scan monitor in accordance with character data and program data both stored in an external storage device in advance. Offset data of
5483257 Background picture display apparatus and external storage unit used therefor January 9, 1996
A background picture display apparatus includes a microprocessor and an external storage unit, and dot data, character designating data and mode data are programmed in advance in a ROM in the external storage unit. Character designating data constituting background screens designated by
5457668 Data processing system with collating processing at start up for determining the presence of an October 10, 1995
Various data required for a game as well as first collating music data are recorded on a CD-ROM (4). On the other hand, second collating music data and collating program data are stored in a ROM (302) in an external memory cartridge (3). A CPU (101a) executes collating program data at th
5453763 Still picture display apparatus and external memory cartridge used therefor September 26, 1995
A still picture display apparatus comprises a VRAM and a character ROM. The VRAM is allocated first coordinate addresses corresponding to display positions of a raster scan type display, and a character code representing a character to be displayed is stored in each of the first coordina
5426763 Memory cartridge including a key detector for inhibiting memory access and preventing undesirabl June 20, 1995
A memory cartridge which may be loaded in an attachable/detachable manner to a data processing apparatus, such as a hand-held electronic game machine having a central processing unit (CPU), includes logic control circuitry, a program read only memory (ROM), a bank changing circuit, and
5426762 System for determining a truth of software in an information processing apparatus June 20, 1995
An external memory cartridge for replaceable connection with a video game main unit contains a security device that prevents unauthorized memory cartridges from playing on the game main unit. The video game main unit connects to a television receiver, and includes at least one video
5400052 Mosaic picture display and external storage unit used therefor March 21, 1995
A mosaic picture display apparatus includes a picture processing unit and an external storage unit connected thereto. Mosaic size data is programmed in the external storage unit. In response to a control signal which is generated for each mosaic having a mosaic size determined by the mos
5371512 Background picture display apparatus and external storage used therefor December 6, 1994
A background picture display apparatus includes a microprocessor and an external storage unit, and dot data, character designating data and mode data are programmed in advance in a ROM in the external storage unit. Character designating data constituting background screens designated by
5340115 Shooting scope used in shooting game system August 23, 1994
Engaging claws (15) and (16) are provided in the upper right front part in the longitudinal direction of a barrel (8), and engaging claws (18) and (19) are provided in the upper left part thereof. A gunsight (10) is held in the barrel (8) by the engaging claws (15) and (16) or by the eng
5337069 Still picture display apparatus and external storage device used therein August 9, 1994
A still picture display apparatus displays a still picture in which characters each composed of combination of a predetermined number of dots on a raster scan monitor in accordance with character data and program data both stored in an external storage device in advance. Offset data of
5327158 Video processing apparatus July 5, 1994
A video processing apparatus includes a VRAM in which image data of an original background picture is stored. An address of the VRAM in a case where the original background picture is rotated and enlarged or reduced is calculated by a background picture address control circuit on the bas
5317714 Digital sound source apparatus and external memory cartridge used therefor May 31, 1994
A digital sound source apparatus includes a semiconductor memory connected to a central processing unit. The memory has a quantized data storage area and a program data storage area. A quantized data train and a stop code are stored in a series of addresses in the quantized data storage
5310192 Shooting game and external storage used therefor May 10, 1994
A video game set (1) displays a sighting mark on a television receiver (4). A player shoots this sighting mark by a shooting scope (5). At this time, the shift between a coordinate position of the sighting mark and a coordinate position which is shot is operated by the video game set (1)
5308086 Video game external memory arrangement with reduced memory requirements May 3, 1994
A T.V. game system for displaying a desired picture on the screen of a raster scanning type T.V. set includes a motion picture pattern generator, a still picture pattern generator, a central processing unit for controlling the overall operation of the system under the control of the
5291189 Direct memory access apparatus in image processing system and external storage device used there March 1, 1994
A direct memory access apparatus includes a CPU, and data of one byte or more to be transferred is stored in a working RAM of the CPU or an external storage unit. The external storage unit includes a memory cartridge or a CD-ROM, and stores parameter data including the number of data
5265888 Game apparatus and memory cartridge used therefor November 30, 1993
A player initially sets the degree of difficulty of a display type game, and if desired, more than one player may participate with each player selecting an associated level of difficulty. First and second objects having different shapes, e.g. capsules and viruses, and different chara
5207426 Controller for a game machine May 4, 1993
A controller for a game machine includes a flat shaped housing. A direction designating operator is formed on the left side of upper surface of housing, and operation designating operator is formed on the right side. An operation designating operator is provided on a front side surface o
5140110 Printed circuit board capable of preventing electromagnetic interference August 18, 1992
A printed circuit board includes a first electric conductive layer formed on an insulating base plate to form signal patterns and a ground pattern. An insulation layer covering the signal patterns and a second electric conductive layer connected to the ground pattern are sequentially for
5125671 T.V. game system having reduced memory needs June 30, 1992
A T.V. game system for displaying a desired picture on the screen of a raster scanning type T.V. set includes a motion picture pattern generator, a still picture pattern generator, a central processing unit for controlling the overall operation of the system under the control of the
5095798 Electronic gaming device with pseudo-stereophonic sound generating capabilities March 17, 1992
An electronic gaming (e.g., video game) device includes a pseudo-stereo sound generator. Plural independent sound generating circuits produce audio signals under microcomputer control. The microcomputer may route the outputs of the plural sound generating circuits independently to one or
5019767 Portable power supply May 28, 1991
A portable power supply has a body case, an attaching portion, an input portion, a voltage lowering portion, a storage battery, an output portion and heat radiating means. The body case has two opposing major surfaces and two sections divided by a prescribed reference line. The attaching
4941652 Bicycle type training machine July 17, 1990
A bicycle type training machine includes a crank arm secured to a rotation shaft, pedals being attached to the both free ends of the crank arm. A rotation shaft of a generator is coupled to the rotation shaft of the crank arm. Data of load amount to be loaded to the rotation shaft of the
4918434 T.V. game system April 17, 1990
A T.V. game system for displaying a desired picture on the screen of a raster scanning type T.V. set includes a motion picture pattern generator, a still picture pattern generator, a central processing unit for controlling the overall operation of the system under the control of the
4889027 Rhythm recognizing apparatus and responsive toy December 26, 1989
A musical electric signal generated by electric signal generator 1 is supplied to a rhythm signal extractor 2 so that a rhythm signal is extracted. Interval data of rhythm signal peaks are stored in memory 3. Cycle detector 4 detects a musical rhythm cycle based on the interval data
4860128 Recordable data device having identification symbols formed thereon and cooperating data process August 22, 1989
A recordable data device includes a case and a magnetic disk rotatably contained therein. There, in the case, an insertion opening through which a magnetic head of a disk drive device, constructing a part of a data processing system, can contact the magnetic disk, onto which a recessed
4824106 T.V. game system having reduced memory needs April 25, 1989
A T.V. game system for displaying a desired picture on the screen of a raster scanning type T.V. set includes a motion picture pattern generator, a still picture pattern generator, a central processing unit for controlling the overall operation of the system under the control of the
4815733 Photosensing video game control system March 28, 1989
A robotic game apparatus comprises a CRT display. A robot has a photo detector which faces a screen of the CRT display and detects an image on the screen. On the screen of the CRT display, images which differ, for example, in brightness or the like are formed in response to different
4813682 Video target control and sensing circuit for photosensitive gun March 21, 1989
A television game apparatus according to this invention reads white picture data from a program ROM (6) to transfer it to a video RAM (8) and displays, on a television monitor (11), the white picture data, together with target or other data read from a character ROM (9). When a pistol (4
4801489 Printed circuit board capable of preventing electromagnetic interference January 31, 1989
A printed circuit board capable of preventing electromagnetic interference comprises a base plate composed of an insulating material. On the main surface of the base plate, a first electric conductive layer is formed by etching copper foil, which includes a signal electrode portion and a
4799635 System for determining authenticity of an external memory used in an information processing appa January 24, 1989
A system is disclosed for determining the authenticity of computer software when used with a main processor unit. The software is stored in an external memory which may, for example, be in the form of a ROM cartridge, floppy disk or the like. The main processor unit is operated according
4783812 Electronic sound synthesizer November 8, 1988
An electronic source synthesizer that employs frequency modulation. Wave-form data of both a fundamental wave and a modulated wave are stored in a RAM as 6-bit digital data. A sine wave signal is produced by modulation wave frequency data and the wave-form data from the RAM. The sine
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