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#1:  KJ85 -
redigeret af KJ85 d. 22. Jul 2015 10:28

Jeg tror godt, at vi kan blive enige om, at nyheder om Nintendos patenter og eventuelle sagsanlæg mod firmaet og deres produkter ikke er noget, som vi altid skal dække på forsiden her på N-club. Det betyder imidlertid ikke, at det ikke er interessant nok til at blive skrevet om herinde, og i stedet for at proppe det i "alternative nyheder", så synes jeg det er på sin plads at have en dedikeret tråd til den slags.

Patenter
Vi skal selvfølgelig huske, at det ikke er alle patenter, der førses ud i livet, men det kan under alle omstændigheder give et indblik i ideer som et firma arbejder med. Tag bare nedenstående eksempel fra sidste år, hvor Nintendo i USA ansøgte om patent på "Hand-held Video Game Platform Emulation" beskrevet som følger:

A software emulator for emulating a handheld video game platform such as GAME BOY.RTM., GAME BOY COLOR.RTM. and/or GAME BOY ADVANCE.RTM. on a low-capability target platform (e.g., a seat-back display for airline or train use, a personal digital assistant, a cell phone) uses a number of features and optimizations to provide high quality graphics and sound that nearly duplicates the game playing experience on the native platform. Some exemplary features include use of bit BLITing, graphics character reformatting, modeling of a native platform liquid crystal display controller using a sequential state machine, and selective skipping of frame display updates if the game play falls behind what would occur on the native platform.




Nogle gange er patenter også direkte relateret til et spil, og da AlphaDream ville patentere et element med følgende beskrivelse, så blev der straks spekuleret i om et nyt Mario & Luigi-spil var på vej:

On the lower screen is a humanoid character, while the top screen displays a platformer level. Aspects of the character on the lower screen are related to features of the level on the top screen. For instance, a tree might possess branches with an arm-like quality. Moving the character's arm by dragging it with a stylus on the bottom screen controls a tree branch, which when moved, allows the player to progress on the top screen.




Det skulle jo så vise sig, at ideerne i denne patent blev udnyttet i Mario & Luigi: Dream Team Bros., så spekulationerne var lige på sømmet i dette tilfælde.

Søgsmål
Når det kommer til søgsmål, så er det jo sådan, at Nintendo ofte har været målet for disse, og adskillige firmaer har forsøgt at få noget ud af den succes, som Nintendo har opnået med Wii og DS. Oftest er det relateret til teknikken i maskinerne, og mange har uden held sagsøgt Nintendo for brugen af Motion Controls i Wii Remotes, men Nintendo har også tabt en sag om brugen af stereoskopisk 3D i deres 3DS-systemer.

Et af de mest kendte søgsmål fra nyere tid er selvfølgelig sagen, hvor Philips ville have Nintendo til at stoppe salget af Wii og Wii U i USA, da de havde en patent på brugen af et "interactive system for which a user can remotely control devices in an intuitive manner". Nintendo endte faktisk med at tabe sagen i en europæisk domstol, og indgik efterfølgende et forlig med Philips, hvori man aftalte af kryds-licensere dele af hinandens patent-portefølje.

Støder I på nyheder af denne slags, så del det endelig bare her i tråden Smiley


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#2:  KJ85 -

Har selvfølgelig oprettet tråden, fordi det i dag er kommet frem, at Nintendo har vundet en retssag, hvori de af Quintal Research Group, Inc. var blevet beskyldt for med deres håndholdte spil-systemer at have krænket firmaets patent med følgende ordlyd:

A portable, handheld communication device for rapid retrieval of computerized information, the device having a generally rectangular shape with a display screen on one side that has a frame with an ergonomic placement of finger controls including a pair of thumb controls on either side of the screen and a pair of finger controls on the top of the display with at least one of the finger controls being a cursor or pointer control.


Det mente dommeren i sagen ikke var tilfældet, og derfor vandt Nintendo sagen.


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#3:  KJ85 -

Der er dukket nogle patenter relateret til Nintendos Quality of Life-program op:

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This information processing system comprises a portable terminal. The portable terminal detects sensor information for assessing a user's emotions. It would be permissible, as an example, for the sensor information to be sound information which is detected by a microphone, or image information which is captured by a camera. The information processing system assesses the user's emotions on the basis of the sensor information. The portable terminal detects the sensor information in a period when the said portable terminal is in a standby state. As an example, the said standby state is a state wherein a display of the portable terminal is off.




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This display system is provided with a sensor, a projector, and a control means. The sensor detects user information for calculating a state relating to sleep of a user. The user information is, for instance, biological information, such as pulse rate. The projector displays, by means of projection, a predetermined image. For instance, the projector displays, by means of projection, an image on a ceiling by projecting the image upward. The control means controls the projector corresponding to the sleep-related state calculated on the basis of the user information.




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A terminal system acquires physiological information from a user and transmits transmission information to a server system, said transmission information including the physiological information and/or health information relating to the health or the body of the user, obtained from said physiological information. The server system associates the transmission information received from each terminal system, and/or information obtained from said transmission information, with the user, and stores these as stored information. The server system also stores conditions relating to the generation of provided information, to be provided to the user in order to improve metrics obtained from the stored information, or metrics included in the stored information. The provided information is generated on the basis of the stored information and the conditions, and is transmitted to the user's terminal. The server system performs an analysis of transmission information acquired after the provided information has been provided, for a plurality of users that have received the provided information, and updates the conditions on the basis of the analysis results.



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#4:  KJ85 -

Nintendo har i USA anmodet om patent på en ny stationær konsol med følgende beskrivelse:

An example system includes an internal hard disk drive storing a program and/or data, a communication unit transmitting/receiving a program and/or data via a network, and a processor executing a program stored in the hard disk drive to perform game processing. The example system is not provided with an optical disk drive for reading out a program and/or data from an optical disk.


Med til patentbeskrivelsen hører blandt andet nedenstående billede.



Meget mere kan læses på NeoGAF...


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#5:  Jonas_Leifi -

Spændende! Er det den nye NX..?
Der spekulere meget i ud med cd, og ind med et sdkort lignende lager til spil. Eller 3ds lignende kort måske? Jeg ville elske at få en casette frem for cder igen. Ligesom i de gode gamle dage. Smiley Men mon dog man kan håbe på noget der minder om Snes eller N64 i størrelse - det vil trods alt nok ikke fungere rent praktisk i dag.

Men fedt hvis det betyder at samme spil kan afvikles på både håndholdt og stationær konsol. Spændende, spændende, spændende.


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#6:  KJ85 -

Endnu en Nintendo-patent er dukket op, og denne gang drejer det sig, om skulderknapper med en form for musehjul. Skulderknapperne kan således både roteres og klikkes på..



Patentet beskrives således:

An example operation apparatus includes: a direction input operation section provided on a front surface of a housing of the operation apparatus and at such a position that, in a state where the operation apparatus is held with at least one hand of a user, the direction input operation section is allowed to be operated with a thumb of the hand; and a rotation operation section which is provided on a surface different from the front surface of the housing and at such a position that, in a state where the operation apparatus is held with the hand or the other hand of the user, the rotation operation section is allowed to be operated with an index finger of the hand or the other hand and which is an operation section capable of being rotationally operated.


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#7:  AND -

Så NX bliver Wii U... 2? Smiley

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#8:  JOEP -
redigeret af JOEP d. 18. Sep 2015 14:28

Måske Wii Us? Wii Them?

Faktisk viser et andet patent, der er kommet frem, at der kan være fuld touch-screen support på NX. Se bare her.


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#9:  KJ85 -

@AND: Man skal ikke nødvendigvis tilegne designet nogen værdi, for patentet handler udelukkende om de roterbare skulderknapper og deres placering på en controller.. Alt andet er sagen uvedkommende.

Det patent JOEP linker til handler om haptisk feedback, altså at skærmen sender impulser til dine fingre ligesom rumble-funktionen gør det i mange controllere.

Vi skal i øvrigt huske, at disse patenter ikke nødvendigvis føres ud i livet, men ikke desto mindre er det nogle Nintendo har søgt om at få..


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#12:  KJ85 -

Nintendo har vundet i en ny sag om patenter:

REDMOND, Wash., Nov. 16, 2015 – On Nov. 13, 2015, Nintendo won a patent case in California federal court. This victory marks the second time Nintendo has prevailed against Technology Properties Limited LLC, Phoenix Digital Solutions LLC and Patriot Scientific Corporation, all of which are patent-licensing companies.

In July 2012, plaintiffs sued Nintendo both in California federal court and in the International Trade Commission. In February 2014, the ITC held that Nintendo did not infringe the asserted patent. The plaintiffs chose not to appeal that decision, but insisted on continuing to litigate the same patent and many of the exact same issues before the California federal court. Nintendo has now won that case as well, with the court holding that Nintendo’s systems, including Wii U and Nintendo 3DS, do not infringe the asserted patent.

“We are very pleased with this decision, which again confirmed that Nintendo’s products do not infringe,” said Ajay Singh, Nintendo of America’s Director of Litigation and Compliance. “It also confirms that Nintendo continues to develop unique and innovative products while respecting the intellectual property rights of others. Nintendo will defend its products and its innovations, even if it must do so multiple times in different places and over many years.”


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#13:  kartoffelporresuppe -
redigeret af kartoffelporresuppe d. 4. Dec 2015 18:34

Ny patent viser nyt hardware til skyen.
http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1150086

Dette system ville gøre det mugeligt at dele og data fra dine spil, til sine venner eller familie.
Som hvis på dette billed.


Og øge grafikken og processeren i konsollen.
Eller som de siger det.

The system includes a game console, as well as a "supplemental computing device" that's physically connected to the game console to provide "processing resources."



Det her sytem vil mugeligvis virke med Nintendos nye astadese af Club Nintnedo.

Kan i huske i 2013 nintendo talte om at bruge skyen
http://nintendoeverything.com/nintendos-nerd-division-investigating-gpgpu-powered-cloud-computing/




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#14:  O-train -

http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1154552

supplerer bare med et linkl. Det her er VANVITTIGT interessant Smiley i bliver ikke skuffet.

Mit forhold til Nintendo er kompliceret ;I


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#15:  Shajita -

^ Holy shit. Det lyder sindssygt lovende. Desværre lyder det også som tredje-part udvikler-cancer, så det kunne muligvis blive et problem.

Er lidt ked af, at den kun har 2 skuldreknapper i stedet for de standard 4 (selv for en håndholdt burde det være på tide), men måske bliver de tilføjet på den endelige model.

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