(12) International Application Status Report

Received at International Bureau: 29 April 2004 (29.04.2004)

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Report generated on: 19 January 2021 (19.01.2021)

(10) Publication number: (43) Publication date: (26) Publication language:
WO 2004/09873618 November 2004 (18.11.2004) Japanese (JA)

(21) Application number: (22) Filing date: (25) Filing language:
PCT/JP2004/00503007 April 2004 (07.04.2004) Japanese (JA)

(31) Priority number(s): (32) Priority date(s): (33) Priority status:
2003-128564 (JP)07 May 2003 (07.05.2003) Priority document received (in compliance with PCT Rule 17.1)

(51) International Patent Classification:
A63F 13/12 (2006.01)

(71) Applicant(s):
SONY CORPORATION [JP/JP]; 7-35 Kitashinagawa 6-chome Shinagawa-ku Tokyo 1410001 (JP) (for all designated states except US)
MIURA, Masayoshi [JP/JP]; c/o SONY CORPORATION 7-35 Kitashinagawa 6-chome Shinagawa-ku Tokyo 1410001 (JP) (for US only)
SAKO, Yoichiro [JP/JP]; c/o SONY CORPORATION 7-35 Kitashinagawa 6-chome Shinagawa-ku Tokyo 1410001 (JP) (for US only)
YABE, Susumu [JP/JP]; c/o SONY CORPORATION 7-35 Kitashinagawa 6-chome Shinagawa-ku Tokyo 1410001 (JP) (for US only)
TAKAI, Motoyuki [JP/JP]; c/o SONY CORPORATION 7-35 Kitashinagawa 6-chome Shinagawa-ku Tokyo 1410001 (JP) (for US only)
INOUE, Akiko [JP/JP]; c/o SONY CORPORATION 7-35 Kitashinagawa 6-chome Shinagawa-ku Tokyo 1410001 (JP) (for US only)

(72) Inventor(s):
MIURA, Masayoshi; c/o SONY CORPORATION 7-35 Kitashinagawa 6-chome Shinagawa-ku Tokyo 1410001 (JP)
SAKO, Yoichiro; c/o SONY CORPORATION 7-35 Kitashinagawa 6-chome Shinagawa-ku Tokyo 1410001 (JP)
YABE, Susumu; c/o SONY CORPORATION 7-35 Kitashinagawa 6-chome Shinagawa-ku Tokyo 1410001 (JP)
TAKAI, Motoyuki; c/o SONY CORPORATION 7-35 Kitashinagawa 6-chome Shinagawa-ku Tokyo 1410001 (JP)
INOUE, Akiko; c/o SONY CORPORATION 7-35 Kitashinagawa 6-chome Shinagawa-ku Tokyo 1410001 (JP)

(74) Agent(s):
KOIKE, Akira; Yamato Seimei Bldg. 11th Floor 1-7 Uchisaiwai-cho 1-chome Chiyoda-ku Tokyo, 1000011 (JP)

(54) Title (EN): GAME MACHINE AND METHOD FOR GROUPING PLAYERS INTO TEAMS PARTICIPATING MATCHUP GAME
(54) Title (FR): MACHINE DE JEU ET PROCEDE DE GROUPEMENT DE JOUEURS EN EQUIPES PARTICIPANT A UNE CONFRONTATION
(54) Title (JA): ゲーム装置及び対戦ゲームにおけるチーム分け方法

(57) Abstract:
(EN): A game machine for executing a game between teams. Biological information on the players of the game are collected by biological sensors (31, 32,..., 3n) and related to the players. A control section (10) analyzes the biological information related to the players, and the teams of the players are determined according to the results of the analysis. The determined grouping into teams is made known to the players. Therefore troublesome operation for each player to determine the team to which the player wants to belong is eliminated, and the players can fully enjoy the fun of a matchup game.
(FR): L'invention concerne une machine de jeu permettant d'exécuter un jeu entre des équipes. Des informations biologiques sur les joueurs participant au jeu sont collectées au moyen de capteurs biologiques (31, 32, , 3n) et associées aux joueurs. Une section de commande (10) analyse les informations biologiques associées aux joueurs, et les équipes de joueurs sont déterminées en fonction des résultats de l'analyse. Le groupement déterminé en équipes est communiqué aux joueurs. Ceci permet d'éliminer les problèmes se produisant lorsque chaque joueur doit déterminer l'équipe à laquelle il souhaite se joindre, les joueurs pouvant ainsi apprécier pleinement le plaisir d'une confrontation.
(JA): 本発明は、複数のチームによって行われるゲームを実行するゲーム装置であり、ゲームの遊戯者の生体情報を生体センサ(31)(32)・・・(3n)により取得し、ゲームの遊戯者に対して、生体情報を対応付ける。制御部(10)において、各遊戯者に対応付けられた生体情報を分析し、その分析結果により、各遊戯者が属するチームを判定する。判定したチーム分け結果を、遊戯者に対して報知することにより、遊戯者によるチーム指定という操作の煩わしさを解消し、遊戯者に対戦型ゲームの面白さを十分に享受させることを可能とする。

International search report:
Received at International Bureau: 10 June 2004 (10.06.2004) [JP]

International Report on Patentability (IPRP) Chapter II of the PCT:
Not available

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European Patent Office (EPO) : AT, BE, BG, CH, CY, CZ, DE, DK, EE, ES, FI, FR, GB, GR, HU, IE, IT, LU, MC, NL, PL, PT, RO, SE, SI, SK, TR
African Intellectual Property Organization (OAPI) : BF, BJ, CF, CG, CI, CM, GA, GN, GQ, GW, ML, MR, NE, SN, TD, TG
African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO) : BW, GH, GM, KE, LS, MW, MZ, SD, SL, SZ, TZ, UG, ZM, ZW
Eurasian Patent Organization (EAPO) : AM, AZ, BY, KG, KZ, MD, RU, TJ, TM