Patents Assigned to EVERI GAMES INC.
  • Patent number: 10950083
    Abstract: A gaming machine and method for operating a slot machine game in which virtual or mechanical reels include numbers from which a prize amount is produced by concatenation. In response to a wager activation by a player, the reels display conduct a base game including spinning the reels and stopping to produce a respective randomly selected outcome including a plurality of symbols that are each one of a single digit number which may be zero, a double digit number which may be double zero, and a blank. A prize amount is identified from the outcome by concatenating the single and double digit numbers and ignoring the blanks along a designated payline.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Everi Games, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles A. Medford, Daniel W. Eulenfeld
  • Publication number: 20210074125
    Abstract: A gaming system is disclosed that includes a server connected to automatically control operation of one or more banks of gaming machines. Additionally disclosed are gaming machines with video cameras connected to provide live video feed to one or more displays, such as during tournament play when live video feed of the players and the player tournament positions may be driven in real-time to an overhead display by the server operating in a tournament controller mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2020
    Publication date: March 11, 2021
    Applicant: Everi Games Inc.
    Inventors: John J. Carpenter, Keith Riggs, Allison Pope, Michael D. Conway, Clint Owen, Bradley W. Johnson, JP Cody
  • Patent number: 10943434
    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 a dynamic interactive game theme sequence displayed at the gaming machine. Player interactions with the theme can alter the sequence of the theme display and affect the adjustment of probabilities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: Everi Games, Inc.
    Inventor: Steven Meyer
  • Publication number: 20210035405
    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: October 19, 2020
    Publication date: February 4, 2021
    Applicant: Everi Games, Inc.
    Inventors: Craig Steven Gallagher, Daniel C. Gibson, Travis B. Bussey
  • Patent number: 10909817
    Abstract: Multiple different game symbol weighting sets are defined for selection in a given play of a reel-type game. Each game symbol weighting set defines a probability of each reel strip in the reel-type game landing at each particular stop position for that reel strip. By providing multiple different game symbol weighting sets, certain game symbols such as special themed game symbols may be favored for one or more plays of the game to increase the chance of hitting winning symbol combinations using that game symbol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Everi Games, Inc.
    Inventor: Brian Watkins
  • Patent number: 10867466
    Abstract: A gaming machine and method for providing multiple simultaneous virtual game presentations to a player. The machine 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: September 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: Everi Games, Inc.
    Inventor: Brian Watkins
  • Patent number: 10867468
    Abstract: A method includes storing multiple bet configurations for a gaming machine. Each bet configuration specifies a respective pay table and a set of bet levels including a minimum bet level. A payout percentage may be selected for each bet level. The pay tables each include a number N of prize levels and each prize level corresponding to a respective numerical prize value for a win on the gaming machine while the corresponding bet configuration is in an active state at the gaming machine. The minimum bets for the different bet configurations are unequal and are related by a translation ratio. The different numerical prize values for the different bet configurations are also related by that same translating ratio. A bet configuration may be placed in the active state at a gaming machine and plays are then resolved according to the bet configuration in the active state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: Everi Games, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Alexander Watkins, Daniel Eulenfeld, James Palermo
  • Patent number: 10839649
    Abstract: A gaming system is disclosed that includes a server connected to automatically control operation of one or more banks of gaming machines. Additionally disclosed are gaming machines with video cameras connected to provide live video feed to one or more displays, such as during tournament play when live video feed of the players and the player tournament positions may be driven in real-time to an overhead display by the server operating in a tournament controller mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Everi Games, Inc.
    Inventors: John J. Carpenter, Keith Riggs, Allison Pope, Michael D. Conway, Clint Owen, Bradley W. Johnson, JP Cody
  • Publication number: 20200357223
    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: July 27, 2020
    Publication date: November 12, 2020
    Applicant: Everi Games, Inc.
    Inventors: Travis B. Bussey, Daniel C. Gibson, Craig Steven Gallagher, Peter A. Phillips, JR.
  • Patent number: 10825286
    Abstract: A gaming machine includes a cabinet defining an upper cabinet volume and a cabinet front opening to the upper cabinet volume. A video monitor is mounted on the gaming machine cabinet so that in an operating position, the video monitor registers with and covers an upper portion of a base area of a cabinet front opening. A panel is also mounted on the gaming machine cabinet so that in a panel operating position, the panel component registers with and covers a lower portion of the base area, that is, a portion of the base area immediately below the portion covered by the video monitor in its operating position. Assemblies are included which allow the video monitor to be moved to an open position vacating the base area of the cabinet front opening and allow the panel to traverse the vacated area to an open position for the panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Everi Games, Inc.
    Inventors: Craig Steven Gallagher, Peter A. Phillips, Jr., Travis B. Bussey
  • Patent number: 10810832
    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 at least 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 a base area of the cabinet front opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Everi Games, Inc.
    Inventors: Craig Steven Gallagher, Daniel C. Gibson, Travis B. Bussey
  • Patent number: 10755519
    Abstract: A gaming machine includes a cabinet defining a cabinet volume with a front access opening. A display assembly having one or more display devices is mounted on the gaming machine cabinet through a translation frame and a display assembly translation structure. The translation frame is mounted in the cabinet so as to be moveable relative to the cabinet between a frame home position and a frame raised position. The display assembly translation structure connects the display assembly to the translation frame, and is operable to move between a retracted position in which the display assembly registers with part of the cabinet access opening and an extended position in which the display assembly is separated forwardly from the front access opening by at least a cabinet access distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Everi Games, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter A. Phillips, Jr., Craig Steven Gallagher, Travis B. Bussey
  • Publication number: 20200250922
    Abstract: A gaming machine and method for operating a slot machine game in which virtual or mechanical reels include numbers from which a prize amount is produced by concatenation. In response to a wager activation by a player, the reels display conduct a base game including spinning the reels and stopping to produce a respective randomly selected outcome including a plurality of symbols that are each one of a single digit number which may be zero, a double digit number which may be double zero, and a blank. A prize amount is identified from the outcome by concatenating the single and double digit numbers and ignoring the blanks along a designated payline.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2019
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Applicant: Everi Games, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles A. Medford, Daniel W. Eulenfeld
  • Patent number: 10726660
    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: October 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Everi Games, Inc.
    Inventors: Travis B. Bussey, Daniel C. Gibson, Craig Steven Gallagher, Peter A. Phillips, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20200219356
    Abstract: A gaming machine, gaming method, and program product are provided to simulate a wheel spin interaction. A simulated wheel object is provided with physical simulation of movement interactions both with a player and with a simulated flapper object through simulated dividers present on the wheel. Player interaction is simulated to allow wheel pull back and spin activation. Flapper interaction is simulated to provide realistic interaction of the wheel and flapper with displacement by the dividers in both directions. The wheel may also be decelerated and nudged by the dividers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2020
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Applicant: Everi Games, Inc.
    Inventor: Matthew F. Chapman
  • Publication number: 20200202673
    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 a dynamic interactive game theme sequence displayed at the gaming machine. Player interactions with the theme can alter the sequence of the theme display and affect the adjustment of probabilities.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2020
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Applicant: Everi Games, Inc.
    Inventor: Steven Meyer
  • Publication number: 20200202660
    Abstract: A gaming machine haptic feedback footrest, a host gaming machine, and processes of operation are provide to create haptic feedback. The haptic device is mounted along a lower front face of the cabinet and extends toward a player area in front of the cabinet. The haptic device includes a vibration plate positioned to tilt facing upward and toward the player area as a footrest. A base is provided with a suspension are mounted on the base carrying the vibrational plate and allowing vibrational movement thereof. One or more voice coil vibrating devices mechanically coupled to the vibrational plate along its lower side. An electronic amplifier electrically connected to the voice coil vibrating devices. A process includes activating the electronic amplifier to feed current to one or more voice coil vibrating devices in the haptic device according to the frequencies and durations, thereby activating the vibrational plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Applicant: Everi Games, Inc.
    Inventors: Lawrence J. Knipp, Gregory J. Longendyke, Heather Valey
  • Patent number: 10665052
    Abstract: A slot machine, gaming method, and program product are provided to simulate a wheel spin interaction. A simulated wheel object is provided with physical simulation of movement interactions both with a player and with a simulated flapper object through simulated pin objects present on the wheel. Player interaction is simulated to allow wheel pull back and spin activation. Flapper interaction is simulated to provide realistic interaction of the wheel and flapper with displacement by the simulated pins in both directions. The wheel may also be decelerated and nudged by the simulated pins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Everi Games, Inc.
    Inventor: Matthew F. Chapman
  • Publication number: 20200160649
    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: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2020
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Applicant: Everi Games, Inc.
    Inventors: Keith Riggs, Steven Meyer, Loren Jacobs, James McHugh, Travis Bussey
  • Patent number: D900229
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Everi Games, Inc.
    Inventor: Travis Bussey