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Nintendo Co., Ltd. Patents
Assignee:
Nintendo Co., Ltd.
Address:
Kyoto-fu, JP
No. of patents:
878
Patents:


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Patent Number Title Of Patent Date Issued
8016681 Memory card for a game console September 13, 2011
A portable game system includes two display screens, at least one of which is touch-sensitive. A memory card or other device is selectively connectable to the portable game system via in insertable connection port.
8016671 Game apparatus and storage medium storing game program September 13, 2011
A game apparatus includes two LCDs, and a touch panel is provided in relation to the one LCD. When an action game is started, a game screen is displayed on the other LCD, and a still image (capture screen) obtained by copying the game screen according to a capture operation by a player
8015416 Memory information protection system and methods September 6, 2011
An information processing apparatus causes an encryption key data generating section to generate key data stored in a semiconductor memory by using encryption key source data read from the semiconductor memory and cipher generation data stored therein, and stores the key data in a te
8012018 Game apparatus and storage medium storing game program September 6, 2011
A video game apparatus includes a CPU, and the CPU executes a game according to a game program in a virtual space. During the game, the player selectively displays a 2D game screen and a 3D game screen by operating a controller. It should be noted that a player character, etc. is sub
8012006 Game program product, game apparatus and game method indicating a difference between altitude of September 6, 2011
A game apparatus includes an LCD. An on-earth object existing in a virtual game space is reproduced on the LCD from a viewpoint of capturing ahead of a flying object moving in the virtual game space. A velocity parameter and a direction parameter which defines the movement parameter
8012005 Storage medium storing traveling time calculation program and game apparatus September 6, 2011
A traveling time calculation program causes a computer to function as the following: position determination mechanism which determines a position of a movable object using a velocity vector with every update of a game screen, virtual position setting mechanism which sets a virtual positi
8012004 Computer-readable storage medium having game program stored thereon and game apparatus September 6, 2011
While a ball is rising, a point of attention of a virtual camera is set at the current position of the ball. At the instant when the movement of the ball is changed from rising to falling, the point of attention of the virtual camera is moved from the position of the ball to the position
8012003 Baseball videogame having pitching meter, hero mode and user customization features September 6, 2011
A sports videogame such as a baseball videogame allows a user to control the release time of a pitch in order to control the timing of a break on the pitched ball. Other implementations of a baseball videogame allow a user to put extra spin on a pitched ball to thereby create a greater
8009877 Storage medium storing an information processing program, information processing apparatus and i August 30, 2011
A game apparatus includes a camera cartridge, and detects a plurality of feature points from a facial image of a user photographed by the camera cartridge. The game apparatus calculates areas of black eye regions of a left eye and a right eye by utilizing the plurality of feature points.
8002636 Storage medium storing game program, game apparatus, communication game system and game control August 23, 2011
A communication game system includes a parent device and at least one child device. When a predetermined operational designation has been carried out with respect to an object at the child device, for example, the child device transmits to the parent device a request for permission t
8002633 Game apparatus, game system, and storing medium storing game program in which display is divided August 23, 2011
A game apparatus that includes a CPU and in which a plurality of players participate and play a game on a display screen displayed on a common display device. A display area is divided by the number of participating players, and the divided areas are allotted to each player. In addition,
8000924 Input device attitude prediction August 16, 2011
A first attitude calculation means S2 calculates a first attitude indicating an attitude of an input device itself based on a motion detection signal output from an input device equipped with a motion detection sensor. A motion calculation means S21 calculates a motion of the first a
7999812 Locality based morphing between less and more deformed models in a computer graphics system August 16, 2011
Locality based morphing in a computer graphics system provides efficient techniques for simulating or animating position-based changes including but not limited to deformations. Two models are provided: a model unaffected by a destructive or other process, and a further model that ha
7995069 Graphics system with embedded frame buffer having reconfigurable pixel formats August 9, 2011
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 system has a graphics pro
7994411 Computer-readable storage medium having music playing program stored therein and music playing a August 9, 2011
At a time T0, prior read reproduction is started with a volume of 0. Upon starting the prior read reproduction, MIDI events containing note events are sequentially generated. Each time each of the note events is generated, note data is generated based on these note events and sequent
7993189 Storage medium storing game program and game apparatus August 9, 2011
A game apparatus includes a CPU. In the game apparatus, when it is determined that a player object has collided with an enemy object not in a predetermined state, the enemy object is turned into the predetermined state. Then, by a collision with the enemy object in the predetermined
7988558 Game apparatus and storage medium storing game program August 2, 2011
A game apparatus including an obtaining logic unit, a gravity direction calculating logic unit, a first movement direction calculating logic unit, and a game processing logic unit. The obtaining logic unit successively obtains acceleration data. The gravity direction calculating logi
7988556 Game console and emulator for the game console August 2, 2011
A portable game system includes two display screens, at least one of which is touch-sensitive. A memory card is selectively connectable to the portable game system.
7980952 Storage medium having information processing program stored thereon and information processing a July 19, 2011
Acceleration data is repeatedly acquired, and an acceleration vector having a magnitude and a direction of an acceleration represented by the acceleration data is sequentially accumulated so as to calculate an accumulation vector. A following vector which follows, at a predetermined
7980951 Storage medium having game program stored thereon and game apparatus July 19, 2011
First acceleration data representing an acceleration applied in a first direction of the input device and second acceleration data representing an acceleration applied in a second direction of the input device different from the first direction are obtained based on a value detected
7979719 Data authentication method and data authentication system July 12, 2011
A storage means which can be accessed by an authentication apparatus stores content data, a first digest table including primary digest values corresponding to a plurality of data portions constituting the content data, a second digest table including secondary digest values correspo
7976392 External interfaces for a 3D graphics system July 12, 2011
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
7972216 Video game system and camera accessory for a video game system July 5, 2011
A digital camera accessory is provided for use with a game system having a processing system to execute a video game program and player controls operable by a user to generate video game control signals. The digital camera accessory includes an image sensor for capturing video images,
7969413 Storage medium having stored thereon program for adjusting pointing device, and pointing device June 28, 2011
A pointing device includes a controller for pointing a position on a display surface by imaging an imaging objective such as two markers positioned with a predetermined interval therebetween in a vicinity of the display surface of a monitor. With the pointing device, a width of the d
7967680 Storage medium having game program stored thereon and game apparatus June 28, 2011
A first collision determination area and a second collision determination area moving concurrently with a motion of a player character are set, and a collision of the first or second collision determination area against an object is detected. Each time a collision of the first collision
7966148 Storage medium having step count calculation program stored therein, step count calculation appa June 21, 2011
By repeatedly obtaining acceleration data, a gravity direction acceleration acting in a gravity direction of a housing and a horizontal direction acceleration acting in a horizontal direction perpendicular to the gravity direction are calculated. By using a first coefficient, a first
7955174 Game program June 7, 2011
A CPU core of a game machine displays a game image on an LCD, executes a game process, and performs an updating process on the game image. Also, it is determined whether or not a result of the game process satisfies a predetermined condition, and if the result of the determination is
7942746 Network game system May 17, 2011
A distribution server distributes meteorological data to a first game apparatus. The first game apparatus obtains, from the distribution server, meteorological data corresponding to region data set by region data setting means and transmits the meteorological data to a second game ap
7942745 Game operating device May 17, 2011
A game operating device (controller) includes a longitudinal housing, and a holding portion held by hand to be wrapped by its palm it is formed in the housing. A direction switch is provided on an upper surface at a position where it can be operated by thumb of the hand holding the h
7942743 Game apparatus and storage medium storing game program May 17, 2011
A game apparatus includes two LCDs, a touch panel is provided in association with the one LCD. On the touch panel, an operation button corresponding to each player character is set. A setting of the operation button is changed according to an operation state (frequency of usage, oper
7938725 Game apparatus and storage medium storing game program May 10, 2011
Operation data is obtained from an input device and is stored into a memory, and initial state data indicating an attitude or a position of an object in a virtual game world is calculated with predetermined start timing using acceleration data included in the obtained operation data.
7938721 Game apparatus, game program, storage medium storing game program and game control method May 10, 2011
A game apparatus (10) includes an LCD (12) and an LCD (14), for example, and the LCD (14) is provided with a touch panel (22). On the LCD (12), a first game image is displayed, and on the LCD (14), a second game image is displayed. It is determined whether or not the first game image
7938651 Substrate connector May 10, 2011
A substrate connector includes a housing (11), a plurality of terminals (51, 52, 53, 54) which project from the housing and are connected to a substrate, and a guide plate (41) which is secured to the housing for guiding at least some of the terminals. The guide plate includes a main
7934995 Game system and information processing system May 3, 2011
A hand-held game apparatus comprises a pointing device, such as a touch panel or the like. A predetermined program including a letter recognition program is transmitted from a stationary game apparatus to a plurality of hand-held game apparatuses. Players perform handwriting input using
7934168 Storage medium storing program and information processing apparatus April 26, 2011
An information processing apparatus includes an LCD and a touch panel, for example. On the LCD, a plurality of operation items making up of a series of operating procedures by means of a touch panel are displayed, and a current operation item out of them is highlight. Whether or not the
7931535 Game operating device April 26, 2011
A game operating device (controller) includes a longitudinal housing, and a holding portion held by hand to be wrapped by its palm it is formed in the housing. A direction switch is provided on an upper surface at a position where it can be operated by thumb of the hand holding the h
7929911 Wireless communication game system April 19, 2011
A wireless communication game system includes a plurality of mobile game apparatuses, which function as a parent device or a child device and are capable of making a communication with each other, and broadcasts from the parent device a parent device packet including a parent device PID,
7927216 Video game system with wireless modular handheld controller April 19, 2011
A home entertainment system for video games and other applications includes a main unit and handheld controllers. The handheld controllers sense their own orientation by detecting illumination emitted by emitters positioned at either side of a display. The controllers can be plugged
7925467 Orientation calculation apparatus, storage medium having orientation calculation program stored April 12, 2011
An orientation calculation apparatus obtains data from an input device comprising at least a gyro sensor, an acceleration sensor, and an image pickup device, so as to calculate an orientation of the input device. Firstly, the orientation calculation apparatus calculates an orientation
7924293 Object image print service system April 12, 2011
In a three-dimensional object image print service system capable of printing out a desired three-dimensional object image, a three-dimensional image display apparatus includes a three-dimensional object image generator for generating a three-dimensional object image, based on instruc
7924264 Information processing apparatus and storage medium storing information processing program April 12, 2011
An information processing apparatus can communicate with an input device comprising an image capturing means for capturing an image of a target object, and calculates a pointing position on a screen of a display device based on the image captured by the image capturing means. The inp
7922588 Storage medium having game program stored thereon and game apparatus April 12, 2011
Designated coordinates, on the display screen, designated by the pointing device are acquired, and target coordinates, in the virtual game space, corresponding to the designated coordinates are calculated. A distance from reference coordinates set on the display screen to the designated
7922582 Hand-held game apparatus and game program April 12, 2011
A hand-held game apparatus and a game program allow a user to play a game while going back and forth between a narrow-range map and a broad-range map. The player can manipulate a touch panel mounted on a display for displaying the broad-range map. If the player manipulates the touch pane
7922505 Card connector April 12, 2011
A card connector 1 includes a slide member 21 movable along an inserting/withdrawing direction of a card, an urging member 22 for urging the slide member 21 toward a card insertion opening, and a pin member 26 having a slide end 26a slidable within and relative to a cam groove 25 pro
7920985 Inclination calculation apparatus and inclination calculation program, and game apparatus and ga April 5, 2011
An inclination calculation apparatus within a game machine computes inclination of an input device having an acceleration sensor/detector capable of detecting acceleration in at least two axial directions. Programmed logic circuitry within the apparatus generates preliminary data whi
7916896 Storage medium having information processing program stored thereon and information processing a March 29, 2011
A motion information obtaining step successively obtains motion information from a motion sensor. An imaging information obtaining step successively obtains imaging information from an imaging means. An invalid information determination step determines whether the imaging information
7915547 Key switch, input device, contact pattern March 29, 2011
A key switch comprises: a plurality of conductive portions which are respectively positioned in dispersed directions from a center of a key top; and contact patterns provided on a print substrate, which respectively face the conductive portions. The contact patterns each have, in a c
7911468 Storage medium storing a program for controlling the movement of an object March 22, 2011
As a virtual plane used when converting a designation point, which is a touched position on a touch panel, into a control point, in a virtual three dimensional space, used for controlling a movement of an object, a first virtual plane is used when a ball is an object to be controlled; a
7909698 Input device, input determination method, game system, game system control method, program, and March 22, 2011
With a game system, a timing fetch section fetches an input-timing for input data determined to be valid by an input-determination section, and an evaluation section compares the fetched input-timing and a reference-timing, and evaluates an operation with an operation section by a pl
7908460 Method and apparatus for obtaining a scalar value directly from a vector register March 15, 2011
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
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