Win In Patent Case Against Nintendo 3DS Confirmed On Appeal

On March 17, a United States Appeals Court confirmed that the Nintendo 3DS system does not use technology covered in a patent asserted by Tomita Technologies USA, Inc. and Tomita Technologies International, Inc. The Court specifically confirmed that Nintendo 3DS includes technology that is significantly different from the patented technology. This decision follows an earlier ruling in … Continue reading Win In Patent Case Against Nintendo 3DS Confirmed On Appeal

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Nintendo Has Filed A Patent That Relates To A Haptic Feedback Vibration System

A patent that Nintendo filed in April of 2015 was made available online as of last month. The patent seems to be related to some kind of vibration system that can be used in various handheld device, such as tablets. The system can generate various vibration types that correspond to sensations which relate to what’s … Continue reading Nintendo Has Filed A Patent That Relates To A Haptic Feedback Vibration System

Newly Uncovered Nintendo Switch Patents Point Towards VR Headset Accessory

NeoGAF member Rösti has uncovered a number of interesting patents related to the upcoming Nintendo Switch platform. One of the patents showcased points towards a VR headset accessory which will be similar to Google and Samsung's smartphone VR set-ups. You simply place the Switch tablet into a headset which features lenses to create the 3D effect. You can … Continue reading Newly Uncovered Nintendo Switch Patents Point Towards VR Headset Accessory

There Are Universal Theme Park Patents That May Be Suggesting Mario Kart & Donkey Kong Themed Attractions

Some new Universal theme park patents were recently shown off. Five patents were revealed, but two of them may very well be of relation to Nintendo-themed attractions. Below is a gallery for two patents, which are drift racers and a boom coasters. The patent description for the drift racer describes it as a "A two-rider, … Continue reading There Are Universal Theme Park Patents That May Be Suggesting Mario Kart & Donkey Kong Themed Attractions

Nintendo Has Patented A Projector That Displays Flat Images On Uneven Surfaces

Nintendo continues to issue a number of interesting patents and the latest one submitted by the Kyoto based company is no exception. Yes, the most recent one allows a projector to display flat images on a variety of uneven surfaces. Whether this patent will eventually be used remains to be seen, but it is certainly … Continue reading Nintendo Has Patented A Projector That Displays Flat Images On Uneven Surfaces

Nintendo’s Supplemental Computing Devices For Game Consoles Patent Has Now Been Issued/Granted

You may recall a month ago that Nintendo's patent of Supplemental Computing Devices for game consoles had been almost granted. The issue fee had been paid, but the patent was not yet granted. Well, that is no longer the case. On July 27th, an issue notification went out on the patent, which included the notice … Continue reading Nintendo’s Supplemental Computing Devices For Game Consoles Patent Has Now Been Issued/Granted

Three New Nintendo Patent Applications Have Been Published

Three new Nintendo patent applications were published today, according to a thread on NeoGAF. The products seem to be a continuation of the handheld concept we saw earlier in the year. There seems to be more about the handheld's hand/gesture tracking feature in more detail from two of the patents. The third one talks about … Continue reading Three New Nintendo Patent Applications Have Been Published

Nintendo’s ‘Supplemental Computing Device’ Has Now Been Patented

The supplemental computing device that Nintendo has been after has now been patented. The device wouldn't offer improved visuals for Nintendo's next console the Nintendo NX but would allow it to access increased processing speed, network functions, and memory. You can see how it would work in the patent design below. The supplemental computing device can communicate … Continue reading Nintendo’s ‘Supplemental Computing Device’ Has Now Been Patented

Nintendo’s Supplemental Computing Devices Patent Has Been Almost Granted, Issue Fee Paid

It has been discovered on NeoGAF that Nintendo's patent for Supplemental Computing Devices, or SCDs, has been almost granted. The issue fee was paid for on July 13th, which was 5 days away from the deadline to pay it. When the application is granted, then it can become a "full" patent. We've included a picture … Continue reading Nintendo’s Supplemental Computing Devices Patent Has Been Almost Granted, Issue Fee Paid

Nintendo File Patent For Single Screen Handheld With Touch Interface

Twitter user ZhugeEX has spotted a new trademark filed with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. The patent describes a "handheld information processing apparatus" that features a single screen rather than a double screened device which comes with a touchscreen. The device features built-in speakers and a vibration system to provide a "higher sense of immersion." You … Continue reading Nintendo File Patent For Single Screen Handheld With Touch Interface