Patents Assigned to EVERI GAMES INC.
  • Publication number: 20220237986
    Abstract: A gaming machine, method, and program product provide a slot machine game with a tiered bonus feature. A bonus feature includes a bonus feature prize selector and a bonus feature control selector. The bonus feature prize selector selects a current prize, and the bonus feature control selector selects a control outcome governing bonus feature prize selector. The control outcome may be awarding a current bonus prize selected or upgrading the current bonus prize selected on the first bonus wheel. In response to the upgrading outcome being selected, the bonus feature prize selector is made to select a replacement current prize from among a subset of the number of bonus feature prize tiers comprising each bonus feature prize tier having a value higher than prior value of the current prize.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2021
    Publication date: July 28, 2022
    Applicant: Everi Games, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Watkins, Dustin Dies, Patrick Creamer
  • Publication number: 20220223000
    Abstract: Gaming machine button decks are connected with a button deck filler for connecting between two adjacent gaming machines to provide continuity between button decks and to provide lighting effects between the gaming machines. Light sources may be controlled by a multimedia server operating to control various presentation interfaces for a group of adjacent gaming machines.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2022
    Publication date: July 14, 2022
    Applicant: Everi Games, Inc.
    Inventors: Travis B. Bussey, Daniel C. Gibson, Craig Steven Gallagher, Peter A. Phillips, JR.
  • Publication number: 20220215715
    Abstract: A slot machine, gaming method, and program product are provided to dynamically display visual and audio content to be played in synchronization with a music track. A digital signal processor performs frequency analysis of background music as it is played, and identifies musical beats to create beat events. The beat event is used to trigger additional presentation elements such as visual effects, sounds, and lighting on the beat of the background music. Spectral content information from the frequency analysis is used to create dynamic background graphics.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2022
    Publication date: July 7, 2022
    Applicant: Everi Games, Inc.
    Inventors: Lawrence J. Knipp, Jarim Cardenas, Michael Conway
  • Patent number: 11380166
    Abstract: Methods and systems facilitate the adjustment of probabilities of triggering different bonus games in a slot machine where the probability adjustment is based on supplemental data. Programming and data structure design are provided to implement a bonus trigger probability adjusting arrangement based on supplemental data input. Such supplemental data includes the state of a dynamic interactive game theme sequence displayed at the gaming machine. Player inputs can alter the sequence of the theme display and affect the adjustment of probabilities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: Everi Games, Inc.
    Inventor: Steven Meyer
  • Patent number: 11321990
    Abstract: A slot machine, gaming method, and program product are provided to dynamically display visual and audio content to be played in synchronization with a music track. A digital signal processor performs frequency analysis of background music as it is played, and identifies musical beats to create beat events. The beat event is used to trigger additional presentation elements such as visual effects, sounds, and lighting on the beat of the background music. Spectral content information from the frequency analysis is used to create dynamic background graphics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: Everi Games, Inc.
    Inventors: Lawrence J. Knipp, Jarim Cardenas, Michael Conway
  • Patent number: 11321992
    Abstract: Gaming machine button decks are connected with a button deck filler for connecting between two adjacent gaming machines to provide continuity between button decks and to provide lighting effects between the gaming machines. Light sources may be controlled by a multimedia server operating to control various presentation interfaces for a group of adjacent gaming machines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: Everi Games, Inc.
    Inventors: Travis B. Bussey, Daniel C. Gibson, Craig Steven Gallagher, Peter A. Phillips, Jr.
  • Patent number: 11315383
    Abstract: A gaming machine and method for providing multiple simultaneous virtual game presentations to a player. An electronic controller is programmed to operate the virtual game presentations in response to player wagers, and determine if virtual game presentations all include a winning pattern. If so, the controller activates a bonus game structure to display the conduct of a bonus game and a bonus game result. A trigger pattern may replicate to selected virtual game presentations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: Everi Games, Inc.
    Inventor: Brian Watkins
  • Publication number: 20220122410
    Abstract: A gaming machine includes a gaming machine cabinet defining an upper cabinet volume and a cabinet front opening to the upper cabinet volume. A gaming machine panel is mounted on the gaming machine cabinet in a panel operating position in which the gaming machine panel registers with and covers a base area of the cabinet front opening. The gaming machine further includes a translation structure connected between the gaming machine panel and the gaming machine cabinet. The translation structure is operable enable the gaming machine panel to be moved from the panel operating position upwardly to a cabinet open position. In this cabinet open position the gaming machine panel remains supported by the gaming machine cabinet and is removed from the base area of the cabinet front opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2021
    Publication date: April 21, 2022
    Applicant: Everi Games, Inc.
    Inventors: Craig Steven Gallagher, Daniel C. Gibson, Travis B. Bussey
  • Patent number: 11288925
    Abstract: A gaming system, apparatus, and method are disclosed providing improvements to feature games played on slot machines or other gaming machines. A bonus symbol feature game selection is provided that determines multiple feature games to be made available for the player by a player selection. The games made available are determined at least in part based on the base game result. A wheel enhancement feature game is provided in which a wheel is modified with various types of persistent modifications selected by player picks. The enhancements accumulate until a wheel spin is achieved, building excitement with the player. Chances of achieving a wheel spin may also be altered by the persistent modifications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: Everi Games, Inc.
    Inventors: Juan Mariscal, Michael Khoury, Cydny Audia
  • Patent number: 11270549
    Abstract: A method includes receiving game command input signals on a game controller signal input path to a gaming device and splitting the game command input signals from the game controller signal input path onto a signal monitoring path. Game command data representing the game command input signals from the monitoring path are stored and used in evaluating two or more game control aspects associated with the game command data to produce a respective automation indicator for each game control aspect. The respective automation probabilities for each game control aspect are combined to produce an overall automation indicator value. A participation status of the player may then be modified in response to a characteristic of the overall automation indicator value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: Everi Games, Inc.
    Inventors: Keith Riggs, Steven Meyer, Loren Jacobs, James McHugh, Travis Bussey
  • Publication number: 20220028221
    Abstract: A gaming machine, system, method, and program product provide a new slot machine game in which a gaming continuum displays advancement toward a highest state. The gaming continuum and includes a game activation display function that, based on a random selection associated with a wager activation, either partially advances the gaming continuum or totally advances the gaming continuum, the gaming continuum entering a decay state after each game outcome. The decay state includes displaying an advancing level of the gaming continuum decreasing toward an initial state. If a wager activation occurs before the initial state is reached, the level of the continuum is used as the starting state of the subsequent game round.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2021
    Publication date: January 27, 2022
    Applicant: Everi Games, Inc.
    Inventors: Juan Mariscal, Jason Yet-Fai Chan, Michael John Khoury
  • Patent number: 11210891
    Abstract: A gaming machine includes a gaming machine cabinet defining an upper cabinet volume and a cabinet front opening to the upper cabinet volume. A gaming machine panel is mounted on the gaming machine cabinet in a panel operating position in which the gaming machine panel registers with and covers a base area of the cabinet front opening. The gaming machine further includes a translation structure connected between the gaming machine panel and the gaming machine cabinet. The translation structure is operable enable the gaming machine panel to be moved from the panel operating position upwardly to a cabinet open position. In this cabinet open position the gaming machine panel remains supported by the gaming machine cabinet and is removed from the base area of the cabinet front opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: Everi Games, Inc.
    Inventors: Craig Steven Gallagher, Daniel C. Gibson, Travis B. Bussey
  • Publication number: 20210366225
    Abstract: A gaming system includes a video gaming system and one or more video monitors operatively connected to receive a game video signal. A wager input device is also included in the system and configured to receive a wager on a potential result in the video game. An image evaluation processing system is connected to receive the game video signal and is configured to evaluate the game video signal to identify a result in the game. The wager resolution system is connected to the image evaluation processing system and to the wager input device, and is configured to receive the wager and the result identified by the image evaluation processing system, and to resolve the wager based at least in part on that identified result.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2021
    Publication date: November 25, 2021
    Applicant: Everi Games, Inc.
    Inventors: Keith Riggs, Steven Meyer, James McHugh, Travis Bussey, Loren Jacobs
  • Patent number: 11151843
    Abstract: A gaming machine, system, method, and program product provide a new slot machine game in which a gaming continuum displays advancement toward a highest state. The gaming continuum and includes a game activation display function that, based on a random selection associated with a wager activation, either partially advances the gaming continuum to provide a losing game outcome or totally advances the gaming continuum to provide a winning game outcome, the gaming continuum entering a decay state after each game outcome. The decay state includes displaying an advancing level of the gaming continuum decreasing toward an initial state. If a wager activation occurs before the initial state is reached, the level of the continuum is used as the starting state of the subsequent game round.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: Everi Games, Inc.
    Inventors: Juan Mariscal, Jason Yet-Fai Chan, Michael John Khoury, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20210312765
    Abstract: Methods, systems, devices, and software products are provided for slot machine tournaments to allow bettors to bet on slot machine tournament players and events. A bettor interface is provided showing a group of currently remaining gaming machines in the competition and enabling selection of machines to wager upon, and a wagering interface display area presents a group of potential wagers to be made. At least some of the potential wagers presented with a target point total and calculated wager odds of reaching said target point total. Fixed or portable devices may be programmed to connect to the network to access the competition wager interface and allow bettors view, make selections, and activate wagers on the eventual outcome of the competition through the competition wager interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2021
    Publication date: October 7, 2021
    Applicant: Everi Games, Inc.
    Inventors: Keith Riggs, Loren Jacobs, James McHugh, Steven Meyer
  • Patent number: 11132861
    Abstract: A gaming system includes multiple second gaming machines, a shared display arrangement located in a viewable position relative to the different gaming machines, and a shared display server. Each gaming machine is operable to cause its gaming machine display system to display a first portion of a game play in response to a play initiating input entered through that gaming machine's player input system. Each gaming machine is also operable to initiate a hand-off communication for a given game play in response to a hand-off condition occurring for that game play. The shared display server receives the hand-off communication for a respective game play and supplies control signals to the shared display arrangement. The shared display server functions to, after receipt of a respective hand-off communication for a given game play, cause the shared display arrangement to display a presentation for a second portion of the respective game play.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: Everi Games, Inc.
    Inventors: Loren Nelson, Steven Meyer
  • Patent number: 11087583
    Abstract: A gaming system includes a video gaming system and one or more video monitors operatively connected to receive a game video signal. A wager input device is also included in the system and configured to receive a wager on a result in the video game. An image evaluation processing system is connected to receive the game video signal and is configured to evaluate the game video signal to identify a result in the game. The wager resolution system is connected to the image evaluation processing system and to the wager input device, and is configured to receive the wager and the result identified by the image evaluation processing system, and to resolve the wager based at least in part on that result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: Everi Games, Inc.
    Inventors: Keith Riggs, Steven Meyer, James McHugh, Travis Bussey, Loren Jacobs
  • Patent number: D936150
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: Everi Games Inc.
    Inventors: Travis B. Bussey, Craig S. Gallagher, Peter A. Phillips, Jr., Keith W. Riggs
  • Patent number: D940247
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: Everi Games, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel C. Gibson, Travis B. Bussey, Ryan Greene, Steven A. Weiss
  • Patent number: D954830
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: Everi Games, Inc.
    Inventors: Travis B. Bussey, James Palermo, Loren Nelson, Michael Conway