- App Number: 13/297,604
- Publication Number: US 20120120094 A1 - Patent Allowed May 15, 2013
- Assignee: Nintendo Co., Ltd.
- Prior Art Cutoff Date: predating November 17, 2010
Summary: A confetti-like download progress animation, wherein the color(s) of the confetti pieces are based on the colors of the image or portion of the loading/downloading image.
Claim 1 recites:
A computer-readable storage medium having stored therein a reception status display program executed by a computer of an information processing apparatus for displaying a reception status of a series of data transmitted thereto, the computer-readable storage medium having stored therein the reception status display program causing the computer to function as:
a reception section configured to receive the series of data transmitted thereto;
a corresponding image display section configured to display, in a stepwise manner, a corresponding image, which is an image corresponding to the series of data, in a predetermined region in a screen, in accordance with a progression of reception of the series of data; and
an object moving section configured to continuously generate, outside the predetermined region, movement objects
- (1) each having a color selected from component colors of the corresponding image and
- (2) move each movement object toward the predetermined region, during the reception of the series of data by the reception section.
WHY IT MATTERS: This download progress animation builds on the normal download progress bars seen in virtually all operating systems.
QUESTION: Have you seen anything that was published before November 17, 2010 that describes claim 1, especially the features of the object moving section?
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