Patents Assigned to Play, Inc.
  • Patent number: 10083356
    Abstract: An example system includes a stand configured to position a computing device proximate to a physical activity surface. The system further includes a video capture device, a detector, and an activity application. The video capture device is coupled for communication with the computing device and is adapted to capture a video stream that includes an activity scene of the physical activity surface and one or more interface objects physically interactable with by a user. The detector is executable to detect motion in the activity scene based on the processing and, responsive to detecting the motion, process the video stream to detect one or more interface objects included in the activity scene of the physical activity surface. The activity application is executable to present virtual information on a display of the computing device based on the one or more detected interface objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: Tangible Play, Inc.
    Inventors: Pramod Kumar Sharma, Jerome Scholler
  • Patent number: 10033943
    Abstract: Activity surface detection, display, and enhancement implementations are described. In an example implementation, a method determines, using a processor of a computing device, a traceable image and presenting the traceable image in an interface on a display of the computing device; captures, using a video capture device coupled to the computing device, a video stream of a physical activity surface proximate to the computing device; and displays, on the display of the computing device, the captured video stream overlaid with the traceable image in the interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Tangible Play, Inc.
    Inventors: Pramod Kumar Sharma, Jerome Scholler, Conrad Verkler
  • Patent number: 9939961
    Abstract: An example system includes a computing device located proximate to a physical activity surface, a video capture device, and a detector. The video capture device is coupled for communication with the computing device and is adapted to capture a video stream that includes an activity scene of the physical activity surface and one or more interface objects physically intractable with by a user. The detector processes the video stream to detect the one or more interface objects included in the activity scene, to identify the one or more interface objects that are detectable, to generate one or more events describing the one or more interface objects, and to provide the one or more events to an activity application configured to render virtual information on the one or more computing devices based on the one or more events.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: Tangible Play, Inc.
    Inventors: Pramod Kumar Sharma, Jerome Scholler
  • Patent number: 9734659
    Abstract: A wireless communications system includes a computer system run on a single platform on which different lottery games for different jurisdictions are supported and run from the single platform. The single platform is configured to be in communication with one or more social media sites. Computer executable instructions, when executed by at least one network processor in a workflow server residing in a mobile communications network, implements components that include: a workflow module of sets of workflow instructions for processing different types of lottery game packets from different jurisdictions. A deep packet inspection module inspects a received lottery game packet and provides information about the lottery game packet to the workflow module. The workflow module coordinates processing of the received lottery game packets using selected ones of selectable communication function modules based on the information about the lottery game packet provided by the deep lottery game packet inspection module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: Mido Play Inc.
    Inventor: Gregory Ovalle
  • Patent number: 9691078
    Abstract: A system and method for incentivizing charitable giving based on physical activity includes a computer and a sports ball associated with a first participant identifier. The sports ball includes a sensor that detects and logs activity data. The activity data is received by the computer, and in further transmitted to a server. The server stores the received activity data in a participant record associated with the first participant identifier and assigns a plurality of credits to the participant record associated with the first participant identifier based on the activity data stored in the participant record. Software executing on the server generates a report based on the credits assigned to the participant record associated with the first participant identifier and transmits the report to a participant computer associated with the first participant identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: Uncharted Play, Inc.
    Inventors: Jessica Osemudiamen Matthews, Victor Angel Mosti, Melissa K. Seligmann
  • Patent number: 9659460
    Abstract: A method is provided for playing lottery games with a single platform. A computer system is run on a single platform of a computer system to play a plurality of different lottery games for different jurisdictions. The single platform is accessible by a plurality of client device lottery game clients. Different types of lottery game packets are processed from a plurality of different jurisdictions using a workflow module at the single platform that includes sets of workflow instruction. A received lottery game packet is inspected and information about the lottery game packet is provided to the workflow module at the single platform. The processing of received lottery game packets is coordinated using selected ones of selectable communication function modules at the single platform based on the information about the lottery game packet provided by a deep lottery game packet inspection module at the single platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: Mido Play Inc.
    Inventor: Gregory Ovalle
  • Patent number: 9640028
    Abstract: A wireless communications system includes a computer system run on a single platform on which a plurality of different lottery games for different jurisdictions are supported and run from the single platform. The computer system includes at least one workflow server residing in a mobile communications network. Computer executable instructions, when executed by the at least one network processor in the workflow server, implements components that include: a workflow module of sets of workflow instructions for processing different types of lottery game packets from a plurality of different jurisdictions. A deep packet inspection module inspects a received lottery game packet and provides information about the lottery game packet to the workflow module. The workflow module coordinates processing of the received lottery game packets using selected ones of selectable communication function modules based on the information about the lottery game packet provided by the deep lottery game packet inspection module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: Mido Play, Inc.
    Inventor: Gregory Ovalle
  • Patent number: 9552081
    Abstract: An example system includes a computing device located proximate to a physical activity surface, a video capture device, and a detector. The video capture device is coupled for communication with the computing device and is adapted to capture a video stream that includes an activity scene of the physical activity surface and one or more interface objects physically intractable with by a user. The detector processes the video stream to detect the one or more interface objects included in the activity scene, to identify the one or more interface objects that are detectable, to generate one or more events describing the one or more interface objects, and to provide the one or more events to an activity application configured to render virtual information on the one or more computing devices based on the one or more events.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignee: Tangible Play, Inc.
    Inventors: Pramod Kumar Sharma, Jerome Scholler
  • Patent number: 9517388
    Abstract: A ball includes a shell defining a spheroid. The shell includes an opening and a panel to close the opening. The panel has a sleeve that extends radially inward. A generation module is disposed in a cavity defined by the shell. The generation module includes a housing. A pendulum, an electric generator, and a battery are disposed in the housing. The pendulum is mechanically coupled to a rotor of the electric generator at a first axis of rotation of the pendulum and the electric generator is electrically coupled to the battery. An acceleration of the ball causes the pendulum to rotate about the first axis of rotation. The rotation of the pendulum rotates the rotor of the electric generator. The rotation of the rotor of the electric generator generates electricity, and at least a portion of the generated electricity is stored by the battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: Uncharted Play, Inc.
    Inventors: Jessica O. Idoni-Matthews, Julia Claire Silverman, Victor Angel Mosti, Joel Manalo
  • Patent number: 9501096
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to technology for positioning a display for interaction and/or virtualization of tangible interface objects. According to an example embodiment, a display positioning system includes a display stand including a positioning portion having a recess, supports connected to the positioning portion, and an insert. The supports are configured to cooperatively support the positioning portion when situated on a support surface. The insert may include an elongated body configured to slidably insert into the recess, the recess may be configured to receive and removably retain the insert, the insert and recess being correspondingly shaped. The elongated body may include an upwardly facing surface having a concavity shaped to receive and removably retain at least an edge portion of a computing device display when the insert is inserted into the recess of the display stand and equipped with the computing device display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: Tangible Play, Inc.
    Inventors: Pramod Kumar Sharma, Jerome Scholler
  • Patent number: D795348
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: Tangible Play, Inc.
    Inventors: Ariel Zekelman, Felix Hu, Eric Uchalik
  • Patent number: D795349
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: Tangible Play, Inc.
    Inventors: Ariel Zekelman, Felix Hu, Eric Uchalik
  • Patent number: D811485
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: Tangible Play, Inc.
    Inventors: Ariel Zekelman, Felix Hu, Eric Uchalik
  • Patent number: D811486
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: Tangible Play, Inc.
    Inventors: Ariel Zekelman, Felix Hu, Eric Uchalik
  • Patent number: D812143
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: Tangible Play, Inc.
    Inventors: Ariel Zekelman, Felix Hu, Eric Uchalik
  • Patent number: D823398
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Tangible Play, Inc.
    Inventors: Ariel Zekelman, Felix Hu, Eric Uchalik
  • Patent number: D824398
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: Tangible Play, Inc.
    Inventors: Pramod Kumar Sharma, Jerome Scholler
  • Patent number: D829217
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: Tangible Play, Inc.
    Inventors: Jerome Scholler, Ariel Zekelman, Andrew Berwald, Mark Solomon
  • Patent number: D833509
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Tangible Play, Inc.
    Inventors: Jerome Scholler, Ariel Zekelman, Andrew Berwald, Mark Solomon
  • Patent number: D852801
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Tangible Play, Inc.
    Inventors: Jon Karl Dukerschein, Mark Solomon