Patents Assigned to IGT
  • Patent number: 10810834
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to utilizing a mobile device executing a mobile device application and in communication with an electronic gaming machine to notify a player of one or more awards won in association with a non-resident or non-legacy gaming establishment management system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: IGT
    Inventors: Erik Petersen, Kevin Higgins
  • Patent number: 10810825
    Abstract: An immersive video system includes a processor circuit, and a memory coupled to the processing circuit. The memory includes machine-readable instructions that, when executed by the processor circuit, cause the processor circuit to determine a device location of an immersive video device being worn by a user and an electronic game machine (EGM) location for an EGM associated with the user. The memory further includes machine-readable instructions that, when executed by the processor circuit, cause the processor circuit to determine that the immersive video device is obstructing a view of the EGM by the user. The memory further includes machine-readable instructions that, when executed by the processor circuit, cause the processor circuit to determine in response to determining that the immersive video device is obstructing the view of the EGM by the user, disable a feature of the EGM.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: IGT
    Inventors: Dwayne Nelson, Patrick Danielson
  • Patent number: 10810833
    Abstract: A gaming system including a housing and one or more deformable devices supported by the housing, wherein the deformable devices are configured to selectively take multiple different shapes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: IGT
    Inventor: Fayez Idris
  • Patent number: 10810835
    Abstract: A system that synchronizes data between multiple accounts associated with a gaming establishment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: IGT
    Inventors: Kevin Higgins, Jeffery Shepherd
  • Patent number: 10810841
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates generally to gaming systems and methods that that integrate competitive betting and interactive gaming functions in a single gaming device. The gaming device allows a player to place a bet on a competitive contest as well as play a casino game at the gaming device at the same time. The presentation output and behavior of the casino game played on the gaming device are based on events associated with the competitive contest, as the events happen in real time. In one example, the gaming device alters a display of elements in the casino game based on an event in the competitive contest. In another example, the gaming device, alters the scoring behavior or speed of the casino game based on an event in the competitive contest. Aspects of the present disclosure provide an enhanced gaming experience tied to sports betting at a gaming device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: IGT
    Inventors: Dwayne Nelson, Kevin Higgins, Patrick Danielson, Cameron Filipour
  • Patent number: 10807000
    Abstract: A method of operating an electronic gaming machine (EGM) includes concurrently operating a plurality of different wagering games on the EGM in a plurality of game windows, detecting a gaze direction of a player, determining one of the concurrently displayed wagering games that the player is watching in response to the detected gaze direction of the player, and modifying a manner in which the one of the concurrently displayed wagering games is operated relative to others of the concurrently displayed wagering games.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: IGT
    Inventors: Dwayne Nelson, Derrick Price
  • Patent number: 10810824
    Abstract: Various embodiments provide a gaming system including one or more electronic gaming machines having a shareable multi-sided display and input device. In various embodiments, the multi-sided display and input device has a spherical or substantially spherical outer surface and is configured to enable one or a plurality of players to play one or more games. In various other embodiments, the gaming system includes multiple electronic gaming machines and the shareable multi-sided display and input device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: IGT
    Inventors: Patrick Danielson, Dwayne Nelson
  • Patent number: 10805296
    Abstract: An online gaming registration system allows online gaming patrons to register once and use this registration to create online gaming accounts with gaming Web sites, thereby avoiding having to show proof of residency, age and other requirements set by regulatory entities multiple times. Residency rules and other requirements vary from one jurisdiction to another and the present invention addresses some of the issues that arise from this. An online gaming Web site receives a login from an online player over the Internet. The site determines that the player has an account with the online gaming site and that the account is linked to an online gaming registration system account. The online gaming site receives claims-based data relating to the online player and accepts the player as verified for online gaming at the gaming Web site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: IGT
    Inventors: Kevin M. Higgins, Erik B. Petersen, Steven G. LeMay
  • Patent number: 10803695
    Abstract: In various embodiments, the present disclosure relates generally to gaming systems and methods for collecting eye gaze data associated with a player's experience at an electronic gaming machine and utilizing one or more electronic gaming machine communication links to transmit the collected eye gaze data to one or more entities for further analysis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: IGT
    Inventors: Kurt Larsen, Marcus Schwendener
  • Patent number: 10796533
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present disclosure provide a gaming system and method providing a wagering game including a skill-based game having a player-selected difficulty level and duration. The skill-based game contributes to the average expected payback percentage of the wagering game such that the average expected payback percentage of the wagering game can vary within a predetermined range from player-to-player based on the players' skill levels. The gaming system enables each player to obtain the AEP%WAGERING GAME at or near the upper end of the predetermined range, regardless of the player's skill level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: IGT
    Inventor: Laxmish Thirumaleshwar
  • Patent number: 10792570
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates generally to gaming systems and, in particular, to creating an impersonal player identification (ID) using biometric information obtained from a player in a gaming facility. In one example, a player is scanned at a gaming device and an impersonal player ID and gaming account is generated for the user without requiring identity information about the player other than the biometric information for the player. The impersonal player ID associates stored gaming history, award information, and offers for the player. As the player moves within the gaming facility, the player can access various functions of gaming devices by entering a biometric feature scanning zone. Aspects of the present disclosure allow player to securely redeem issued tickets/vouchers as well as interact with gaming devices without the need to carry tracking cards, fobs, or other physical tokens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: IGT
    Inventors: Michael Russ, Sven Aurich
  • Patent number: 10796530
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present disclosure provide a gaming device which enables a player to purchase the game in stages. The gaming device enables the player to place a first wager for a play of the game. After receiving the first wager, the gaming device randomly generates and displays a first outcome, determines whether the displayed first outcome includes any winning symbol combinations, and provides any awards associated with any displayed winning symbol combinations. Thereafter, the gaming device offers the player the opportunity to make a second wager for the play of the game. If the second wager is placed, the gaming device generates and displays the second outcome while the first outcome remains displayed. The gaming device evaluates the displayed second outcome in combination with the displayed first outcome to determine whether any winning symbol combinations are displayed and provides any awards associated with any displayed winning symbol combinations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: IGT
    Inventors: Ryan W. Cuddy, Kyle H. Evans
  • Patent number: 10783748
    Abstract: Gaming systems and methods for accumulating designated symbols during a gaming session wherein upon an occurrence of a designated symbol accumulator redistribution event, zero, one or more of such accumulated designated symbols are reused to influence zero, one or more determined awards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: IGT
    Inventors: Chris Peterson, Yu Chong, Nick Hillstrom, Nathan Ajhar
  • Patent number: 10783740
    Abstract: A gaming system including an electronic gaming machine that enables a player to select one or more devices for operation of the electronic gaming machine and then provides operation of the electronic gaming machine based on the operation of such devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: IGT
    Inventor: Fayez Idris
  • Patent number: 10783751
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for enabling player to play a keno game allowing for additional betting. The player may select keno board spots on the keno board, and then place an additional wager on one of the selected keno board spots. If the selected keno board spot is part of a winning combination, the player may be awarded a supplemental bonus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: IGT
    Inventors: Bradford D. Brown, Robert W. Ruymann
  • Patent number: 10777037
    Abstract: Systems and methods that utilizes an application running on a mobile device to collect game data regarding a player's experience at an electronic gaming machine, wherein the application subsequently utilizes such collected game data is inform the player of their prior experiences at different EGMs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: IGT
    Inventors: Dwayne R. Nelson, Kevin M. Higgins
  • Patent number: 10769882
    Abstract: A gaming system may trigger one or more events based on the accumulation of a designated quantity of triggering symbols displayed in association with a designated quantity of reels over a designated quantity of one or more plays of a game.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: IGT
    Inventors: Jeffrey Uss, Kimberly Rogers
  • Patent number: 10764660
    Abstract: An electronic gaming machine and methods of operating an electronic gaming machine that provide selectable sound beams. In various embodiments, the electronic gaming machine includes a housing having a front side, a head position tracker supported by the housing, a first speaker array supported by the housing, and a second speaker array supported by the housing. The first speaker array includes a plurality of independently operable first speakers that are positioned at different angles to direct sound beams at different angles relative to the front side of the housing. The second speaker array includes a plurality of independently operable second speakers that are positioned at different angles to direct sound beams at different angles relative to the front side of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: IGT
    Inventors: Stefan Keilwert, David Small, David Froy, Klaus Achmueller
  • Patent number: 10762747
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to a gaming system and method providing a keno game including bonus tiles. The method includes, in response to a determination that a quantity of bonus draws for a first keno board is greater than zero bonus draw, causing a display device to display at least one bonus tile with the first keno board, for each bonus tile displayed with the first keno board, adding a bonus keno number to the set of different keno numbers, selecting a quantity of keno numbers from the set of different keno numbers based on in part the quantity of bonus draws, adding the selected keno numbers to a gaming system keno number set, and determining any bonus awards based on a comparison of the keno numbers included in the gaming system keno number set and the bonus keno numbers that map to any of the displayed bonus tiles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: IGT
    Inventor: Bradford Brown
  • Patent number: 10762749
    Abstract: A method comprises receiving a request from a gaming device to initiate a session of game play comprising a plurality of game plays to be played, and transmitting to the gaming device an amount of credit required to initiate a first game play of the session on the gaming device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: IGT
    Inventors: Jay S. Walker, Matthew P. Ellenthal