Nintendo Apply For Toy Patent

Nintendo Co., Ltd. have applied for a Toy patent (商願2020-078592) in Japan, which intends to prevent damage to an IC tag even when the outer surface is made of a relatively soft material.

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Nintendo Apply For Quality of Life Patent

Nintendo Co., Ltd. have applied for an information processing patent (商願2020-072800) in Japan, which intends to motivate a user to continuously measure health information, including the user’s sleep patterns.

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Nintendo Apply For amiibo Patent

Nintendo Co., Ltd. have applied for an amiibo related patent (商願2020-062383) in Japan. The patent aims to provide an information processing program capable of controlling NFC (near-field communication) by using an operation object (amiibo) controlled by a user. Please note this is just a brief summary of a 39 page PDF. Yusuke Amano and Aya Kyogoku are listed as the inventors. Image above thanks to Ryan Quintal and select images used in the application below thanks to J-PlatPat.

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Nintendo And Intelligent Systems Patent

Nintendo Co., Ltd. and Intelligent Systems Co., Ltd. have applied for a new Information Processing patent (特開2020-010816) in Japan. The patent aims to improve interest in obtaining items associated with game characters and is likely related to the Forging Bonds events in the Fire Emblem Heroes game. Please note this is just a brief summary of a 36 page PDF. Thanks to Siliconera and J-PlatPat. Select images used in the application added below…

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Nintendo Apply For Settlement System Patent

Nintendo Co., Ltd. have applied for a new Settlement System patent (特開2020-009479) in Japan. The patent aims to prevent abuse when using an IC (Integrated Circuit) card charged with electronic funds from being used by a malicious person to buy goods, by setting the standby time of the portable information processing device to a shorter waiting time. Please note this is just a brief summary of a 39 page PDF. Thanks to J-PlatPat. Select images used in the application added below…

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Nintendo Apply For Touch Pen Attachment Patent

Nintendo Co., Ltd. have applied for a new Touch Pen Attachment patent (特開2020-006020) in Japan and the United States. The touch pen attaches to the game controller (Joy-Con) via an attachment slide. Other uses shown in the images (added below) include with HD Rumble and being able to use the touch pen while still attached to the Joy-Con. Please note this is just a brief summary of a 52 page PDF. Thanks to J-PlatPat.

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Nintendo Apply For Team Formation Game Patent

Nintendo Co., Ltd. have applied for a new information processing patent (特開2019-208896) in Japan. The patent aims to enhance interest for a user in a game which requires “team formation”. From the images: the patent is for a Nintendo Switch game, although makes reference to the webpage https://www.nintendo.com/sites/mp8/ for Mario Party 8 (please note the webpage is no longer active).

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Nintendo Apply For Tabletop Mode Game Patent

Nintendo Co., Ltd. have applied for a new Tabletop mode game patent (特開2019-208873) in Japan. The patent aims to improve versatility when playing a game with a plurality of users on a single display device, such as in Tabletop mode, where two information images are arranged in different directions, making it easier for the user to grasp the game.

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Nintendo Apply For Poké Ball Plus Patents

Nintendo Co., Ltd. have applied for five new “Game Controller” patents (特開2019-202117, 202091, 202092, 202093, and 202094) in Japan all related to the Poké Ball Plus. The patents aim to properly arrange components in a spherical controller, to enable various operations using a game controller, to properly arrange components in a spherical controller, to improve the degree of freedom for a structure for light emission in a game controller, and to provide a game controller in which components are properly arranged in a substantially spherical game controller. Please note this is just a brief summary of 92, 79, 83, 76, and 77 page PDFs. Select images from the applications added below thanks to J-PlatPat.

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