Patents Assigned to KING.COM LTD.
  • Patent number: 11179643
    Abstract: According to a first aspect, there is provided a computer device having a user interface and a processor. The user interface is configured to provide a gameboard comprising tiles supporting game objects. A pre-defined plurality of the tiles constitutes a segment of the gameboard supporting a group of game objects. The user interface is configured to detect user input when a user engages with a user activatable game element. The processor is configured to receive a detected user input, detect a match game condition of a plurality of adjacent game elements having matching characteristics, and, if the match condition is detected, remove the plurality of game elements and generate new game elements to replenish the gameboard. The processor is further configured to detect a segment condition associated with the segment, and, if detected, to replace the group of game objects of the segment with a replacement group of game objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: KING.COM LTD.
    Inventor: Michael Soderqvist
  • Patent number: 11163796
    Abstract: A method of transferring data between database locations comprising: providing a location reference comprising location values of one or more data collections stored in a database; providing an indicator in association with at least one data collection of the one or more data collections, the indicator being provided in response to initiation of a transfer process of the at least one data collection from a first location of the database to a second location of the database; wherein the indicator is changeable between a first state and a second state, the first state being indicative of the initiation of the transfer process; and as part of the transfer process of the at least one data collection, selectively updating a location value of the at least one data collection in the location reference, in dependence on a determination of whether the indicator is in the first state or the second state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: KING.COM LTD.
    Inventor: Fredrik Persson
  • Patent number: 11154782
    Abstract: A display of a computer device displays a plurality of different levels of a computer implemented game and a first reward item. The first reward item is associated with a first level which has yet to be completed. At least one processor determines that a player has reached the first level and in response thereto, the display displays a second reward item. The second reward time associated with a second different level of said computer implemented game which has yet to be completed and a time limit. If the player reaches the second level within said time limit, a game reward is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: KING.COM LTD.
    Inventors: Carlos Casado, Marc Pestka
  • Patent number: 11154780
    Abstract: A computer device having a user interface, a processor, and computer storage. The user interface provides a gameboard comprising tiles supporting game objects, the tiles comprising predefined sets of tiles which are available to support spreading blocking elements. The processor receives a detected user input. If it detects a match condition, the processor removes the game elements of the match condition and generates and displays new game objects to replenish the gameboard. A data structure having tile data is stored in the computer storage. Tile data for tiles of the predefined set(s) comprises a set indicator which indicates whether a tile is in one of the predefined sets. If a blocker spreading mode has been triggered, the processor selects an origin tile which supports a spreading blocking element, identifies a target tile to which the spreading blocking element may spread and generates a blocking element for the target tile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: KING.COM LTD.
    Inventor: Issa Afram
  • Patent number: 11138231
    Abstract: A control module configured to control transferring data between a first shard location and a second shard location, the control module comprising at least one processor and at least one memory including a computer program code, the at least one memory and the computer program code configured to, with the at least one processor, cause the control module at least to: obtain a configuration mode indicator, the configuration mode indicator configured to identify a configuration mode phase from a series of phases; and control the transfer of data between the first shard location and the second shard location according to one of a series of control module behaviours based on the configuration mode phase, wherein at least one store module is configured to operate according to one of a series of defined store module behaviours also based on the configuration mode phase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: KING.COM LTD.
    Inventor: Fredrik Persson
  • Patent number: 11103789
    Abstract: The invention relates to a computer implemented method of controlling a display on a first computer device connected via a communication network to a plurality of other computer devices, the method comprising: receiving user inputs from the first and other computer devices during interaction with a game rendered on the display of each computer device, the game being played by users of the computer devices over the communication network; storing the user inputs in computer storage and generating user behaviour data based on the user inputs; accessing computer storage holding a plurality of contact identifiers of the users and controlling the display of the first computer device to display only a selected set of the stored contact identifiers, wherein the set of contact identifiers is selected to be displayed based on the user behaviour data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: KING.COM LTD.
    Inventors: Todd Green, Tatia Engelmore
  • Patent number: 11045719
    Abstract: A computer device has a touch screen which receive a series of inputs from a user. Each of the inputs comprise a single touch input of the user. A computer implemented game is displayed on the touch screen and has at least one game object controlled by the series of inputs. The game object performs a first action in response to at least one first touch in the series of inputs and a second different action in response to at least one second touch in the series of inputs. The first and second actions are performed by the game object one in conjunction with the other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: KING.COM LTD.
    Inventor: Oliver Nelson
  • Patent number: 11045721
    Abstract: A mechanism for refilling an electronic game board after game elements of different game types, for example those referred to as ‘clickers’ or ‘linkers,’ have been removed through play. In these games, a player must identify a group of matching game elements on a game board, select (or click on) a game element within the group. This causes the group of selecting matching game elements to be removed. A refill process is then executed to replenish the game board with new game elements. When competitors at remote devices are playing the same game board, there is a requirement to keep the game board aligned as play progresses. The present invention addresses the latency problem by enabling independent refill at respective computer devices which are engaged in a competitive game. The refill process may also be utilised on a single computer device where a single player is playing a game.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: KING.COM LTD.
    Inventor: Bjorn Gustafsson
  • Patent number: 11040282
    Abstract: A computer system a plurality of user devices, each in communication with the server via a communication network. Each user device user plays a game and uploads game data. The user devices receive event data from the server and display an indicator of an event based on the event data at a navigable image rendered on the display. The event is associated with a location icon rendered on the display at the user device. The event data defines a game mode object accessible by a user at the location icon, the game mode object, when accessed providing a game mode which provides an interaction with other users at the user devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: KING.COM LTD.
    Inventors: Sebastian Knutsson, Bjorn Ritzl
  • Patent number: 11027201
    Abstract: The invention relates to a computer implemented method for controlling the display of a tile image on a display of the computer device, the method comprising: storing in a computer memory at the computer device, image texture data comprising a plurality of sets of predefined masks, each set of predefined masks for forming a respective tile image; selecting at random a tile image for display from a plurality of tile images; determining a location of each mask in the set of predefined masks for forming the selected tile image, in the image texture data; and supplying an indication of said location to a shader program executed on the computer device to control the shader program to use the set of predefined masks to form the selected tile image on said display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: KING.COM LTD.
    Inventors: Juan Antonio Moya, David Picon, Oriol Canudas
  • Patent number: 11007446
    Abstract: A method comprising: storing information relating to one or more game objects; determining game objects to be displayed in a manner enabling a first user to play a game using the objects; causing at least one graphical representation associated with a second user to be displayed on the game board in association with at least one of the game objects, information of the at least one graphical representation being obtained from an electronic database storing information relating to a plurality of user profiles, and at least one game criteria being associated with the at least one graphical representation of the second user; and receiving a user input from the first user in response to the user input determining a match condition between a plurality of game objects, the match condition causing the game criteria to be satisfied; and responsive to satisfying the game criteria, initiating communication with the second user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: KING.COM LTD.
    Inventor: Andres Ortega Sabogal
  • Patent number: 10981058
    Abstract: A computer implemented method comprises display of a navigable image on a display. The navigable image comprises a plurality of game objects. Game resources are associated with at least one of said game objects. A given amount of game resources are provided in a respective time period. The providing of the game resources can be speeded up if a computer game is played and an objective associated with the game achieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: KING.COM LTD.
    Inventor: Mathew Baker
  • Patent number: 10977150
    Abstract: A method for determining one or more anomalies associated with a first set of data, said method comprising: processing said first set of data to provide frequency information for a plurality of combinations of data in said first set of data; comparing said frequency information for the first set of data with frequency information for said combinations of data in a reference set of data; and in dependence on said comparison determining one or more anomalies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: KING.COM LTD.
    Inventor: William Saar
  • Patent number: 10977893
    Abstract: A user device supports a computer implemented game. An input from a user is received. This input requests a purchase of an in-game item. When this input is received, a determination is made as to whether the user device is on-line or not. If the user device is off-line, it is determined if the in-game item can be purchased in dependence on a locally available in-game currency budget. If so, the requested in-game item is provided in the computer implemented game.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: KING.COM LTD.
    Inventor: Michael Sjoberg
  • Patent number: 10960309
    Abstract: A computer implemented method is performed in a device. One or more first game objects is displayed. In response to user input one or more collectable game objects, are accumulated. It is determined if a number of accumulated collectable game objects has reached a predetermined value, and if not, a further set of first game objects is displayed only if a game level has been played.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: KING.COM LTD.
    Inventor: Marc Garcia Villoria
  • Patent number: 10960301
    Abstract: A method of rendering a grid based user interface includes selecting a gaming object with an illumination value to be updated. The gaming objects located directly adjacent to the selected gaming object each having an associated illumination value. The updated illumination value takes into account the illumination values of the directly adjacent gaming objects. The game object is rendered using the updated illumination value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: KING.COM LTD.
    Inventor: Manuel Kurt Bosze
  • Patent number: 10953326
    Abstract: There is provided a computer implemented method of providing a game in a device, the method comprising retrieving, from at least one memory of the device, information associated with a plurality of objects and one or more characteristics of the objects, the information comprising at least one constraint, each constraint being between two of the plurality of objects, determining, using at least one processor of the device, position information for each of the plurality of objects in dependence on an imposed movement generated by the at least one processor and a threshold distance which limits the distance between respective ones of said plurality of objects having a constraint therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: KING.COM LTD.
    Inventors: Klas Norden, Daniel Nystrand
  • Patent number: 10946287
    Abstract: A computer device comprises a user interface configured to display time information associated with a feature. The time information indicates when the feature will change from one of being available and unavailable to the other of being available and unavailable. The time information changes at a first rate. At least one processor is configured, in response to a user interaction via the user interface, to cause the user interface to display content, the time information being configured to change at a second different rate while the content is displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: KING.COM LTD.
    Inventor: Johan Acevedo
  • Patent number: D914761
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: KING.COM LTD.
    Inventors: Rick Thompson, Sean Hayden, Gabriel Loques, Eugene Teh, Hollie Taylor, Anthony Simpson
  • Patent number: D926792
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: KING.COM LTD.
    Inventors: Marcus Edstrom, Erik Buchholz, Elin Andersson, Robin Brook, Kerstin Edin, Heather McGrath, Caspar Swahn, Johannes Barte