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Patent No. Title Inventor Asignee Filing date Issue date Notes
4745478 RF switch Katsuya Nakagawa et al Nintendo Co., Ltd. 1985-08-01 1988-05-17 RF switch
4687200 Multi-directional switch Ichiro Shirai Nintendo Co., Ltd. 1985-08-09 1987-08-18 D-Pad
D294020 Cartridge for game machine Masayuki Yukawa Nintendo Co., Ltd. 1985-10-07 1988-02-02 Cartridge design
D296347 Game robot Makoto Kanoh Nintendo Co., Ltd. 1985-11-04 1988-06-21 R.O.B. design
D299726 Video game control unit Masayuki Yukawa Nintendo Co., Ltd. 1985-11-04 1989-02-07 NES design
4799635 System for determining authenticity of an external memory used in an information processing apparatus Katsuya Nakagawa Nintendo Co., Ltd. 1985-12-23 1989-01-24 NES w/ software authentication
4729563 Robot-like game apparatus Gunpei Yokoi Nintendo Co., Ltd. 1985-12-24 1988-03-08 R.O.B.
4860128 Recordable data device having identification symbols formed thereon and cooperating data processing system having registering symbols Katsuya Nakagawa Nintendo Co., Ltd. 1986-04-24 1989-08-22 FDS diskette
4783812 Electronic sound synthesizer Yukio Kaneoka Nintendo Co., Ltd. 1986-08-05 1988-11-08 Sound
4763300 Front loading apparatus for a memory cartridge utilized for a data processing machine Masayuki Yukawa Nintendo Co., Ltd. 1986-08-27 1988-08-09 Cartridge front-loading
D292399 Cartridge for game machine Masayuki Yukawa Nintendo Co., Ltd. 1986-10-27 1987-10-20 Cartridge design
D308197 Adaptor for a game machine cartridge Yoshihiro Inoue Nintendo Co., Ltd. 1987-01-09 1990-05-29 Famicom cartridge adaptor design
4824106 T.V. game system having reduced memory needs Hiroo Ueda et al Ricoh Co., Ltd., Nintendo Co., Ltd. 1987-02-12 1989-04-25 Image processing
D312081 Cartridge for game machine Masayuki Yukawa Nintendo Co., Ltd. 1987-04-17 1990-11-13 Cartridge design
4844465 Adaptor of a cartridge for gaming machine Toshiro Hibino et al Nintendo Co., Ltd. 1987-04-17 1989-07-04 Famicom cartridge adaptor design
4926372 Memory cartridge bank selecting Katsuya Nakagawa Nintendo Co., Ltd. 1987-05-05 1990-05-15 MMC
4813682 Video target control and sensing circuit for photosensitive gun Satoru Okada Nintendo Co., Ltd. 1987-06-10 1989-03-21 Zapper Light Gun
4922420 Video game software selection data processing system Katsuya Nakagawa et al Nintendo Co., Ltd. 1987-06-23 1990-05-01 PlayChoice-10
D317913 Adaptor for game machine cartridge Yoshihiro Inoue Nintendo Co., Ltd. 1987-10-05 1991-07-02 Famicom cartridge adaptor design
D307921 Joy stick controller for video game Lance N. Barr Nintendo of America Inc. 1987-10-13 1990-05-15 NES Advantage design
4949298 Memory cartridge having a multi-memory controller with memory bank switching capabilities and data processing apparatus Yoshiaki Nakanishi et al Nintendo Co., Ltd. 1987-11-12 1990-08-14 Cartridge w/ MMC
4865321 Memory cartridge and information processor unit using such cartridge Katsuya Nakagawa et al Nintendo Co., Ltd. 1987-11-27 1989-09-12 Cartridge
4815733 Photosensing video game control system Gunpei Yokoi Nintendo Co., Ltd. 1988-02-23 1989-03-28 R.O.B.
5014982 Memory cartridge and game apparatus using the same Satoru Okada et al Nintendo Co., Ltd. 1988-08-24 1991-05-14 Password system
5070479 External memory having an authenticating processor and method of operating same Katsuya Nakagawa Nintendo Co., Ltd. 1989-01-13 1991-12-03 NES w/ software authentication
D324244 Adapter housing for a video game control deck Christopher Stamper et al Nintendo of America Inc. 1989-02-22 1992-02-25 Four controller port adapter design
4918434 T.V. game system Hiroo Ueda et al Nintendo Co., Ltd., Ricoh Co., Ltd. 1989-04-25 1990-04-17 Image processing
D326117 Hands free controller for video games Lance Barr et al Nintendo of America Inc. 1989-06-20 1992-05-12 HFC design
5007256 Cartridge operated entertainment system with removal deterrent device for preventing unauthorized use Thomas E. Lowe Thomas E. Lowe 1989-09-20 1991-04-16 Cartridge lock device
5004232 Computer game cartridge security circuit John J. Wong et al Macronix, Inc. 1989-10-13 1991-04-02 Software authentication bypass
D325049 Video game remote control signal receiver John P. Cordell Nintendo of America Inc. 1989-11-27 1992-03-31 NES Satellite design
D322242 Remote control transmitter John P. Cordell Nintendo of America Inc. 1989-11-27 1991-12-10 NES Satellite design
5025526 Apparatus for cleaning electronic game consoles and cartridges Norio Ichitsubo et al Nintendo of America Inc. 1989-12-13 1991-06-25 NES Cleaning Kit
5148572 Video game console and cartridge cleaning kit James M. Wells et al James M. Wells et al 1989-12-20 1992-09-22 Cleaning Kit
D327918 Multi-user adaptor for a video game John Cordell Nintendo of America Inc. 1989-12-27 1992-07-14 NES Four Score design
4984193 Memory cartridge Katsuya Nakagawa Nintendo Co., Ltd. 1989-12-29 1991-01-08 MMC
5276831 Memory cartridge having a multi-memory controller with memory bank switching capabilities and data processing apparatus Yoshiaki Nakanishi et al Nintendo Co., Ltd. 1990-05-24 1994-01-04 MMC
5125671 T.V. game system having reduced memory needs Hiroo Ueda et al Ricoh Co., Ltd., Nintendo Co., Ltd. 1990-06-07 1992-06-30 Image processing
5226136 Memory cartridge bank selecting apparatus Katsuya Nakagawa Nintendo Co., Ltd. 1990-11-05 1993-07-06 MMC
5243730 Apparatus for cleaning electronic game consoles and cartridges Norio Ichitsubo et al Nintendo of America Inc. 1991-04-08 1993-09-14 NES Cleaning Kit
5291189 Direct memory access apparatus in image processing system and external storage device used therein Masahiro Otake et al Nintendo Co., Ltd., Ricoh Co., Ltd. 1991-08-26 1994-03-01 DMA
5317714 Digital sound source apparatus and external memory cartridge used therefor Katsuya Nakagawa et al Nintendo Co., Ltd. 1991-09-02 1994-05-31 Sound
RE34161 Memory cartridge and information processor unit using such cartridge Katsuya Nakagawa et al Nintendo Co., Ltd. 1991-09-10 1993-01-12 Cartridge front-loading
5181965 Method of cleaning electrical contacts for computer and video games Louis J. Bakanowsky et al Curtis Manufacturing Company, Inc. 1992-05-12 1993-01-26 Cleaning kit
5308086 Video game external memory arrangement with reduced memory requirements Hiroo Ueda et al Ricoh Co., Ltd., Nintendo Co., Ltd. 1992-06-19 1994-05-03 Image processing
5469191 Cursor control system Jay Smith et al Jay Smith et al 1992-11-30 1995-11-21 Videomation
5265888 Game apparatus and memory cartridge used therefor Masao Yamamoto et al Nintendo Co., Ltd. 1993-02-19 1993-11-30 Dr. Mario
5395112 Memory cartridge Richard Darling Codemasters Limited 1993-04-05 1995-03-07 Game Genie
5426762 System for determining a truth of software in an information processing apparatus Katsuya Nakagawa Nintendo Co., Ltd. 1993-04-07 1995-06-20 NES w/ software authentication
5435573 Wireless remote control and position detecting system Howerd Oakford Visioneering International, Inc. 1993-04-13 1995-07-25 U-Force?
D350782 Controller for video game machine Lance Barr Nintendo of America Inc. 1993-05-24 1994-09-20 Unused controller design
D350992 Electronic game housing Lance Barr Nintendo Co., Ltd. 1993-05-24 1994-09-27 NES-101 design
5337069 Still picture display apparatus and external storage device used therein Masahiro Otake et al Nintendo Co., Ltd., Ricoh Co., Ltd. 1993-11-16 1994-08-09 Scrolling
5560614 Video game system having reduced memory needs for a raster scanned display Hiroo Ueda et al Ricoh Co., Ltd., Nintendo Co., Ltd. 1994-03-22 1996-10-01 Image processing
5495266 Still picture display apparatus and external storage device used therein Masahiro Otake et al Nintendo Co., Ltd., Ricoh Co., Ltd. 1994-07-18 1996-02-27 Scrolling
5599232 Memory cartridge with interface having graphics co-processor Richard Darling Codemasters Limited 1994-10-06 1997-02-04 Game Genie
RE36675 Game apparatus and memory cartridge used therefor Masao Yamamoto et al Nintendo Co., Ltd. 1995-11-29 2000-04-25 Dr. Mario