Patents Assigned to Universal Entertainment Corporation
  • Patent number: 11011021
    Abstract: Provided is a game system which performs control so as to allow a previously set donation amount to be donated when a user performs a cashing-out operation. A donation management server 40 stores settings related to donations made by a user in a donation setting information table 421 and when the user performs the cashing-out operation on a slot machine 1010, performs control so as to donate a donation amount selected by the user from among donation amount candidates set by the above-mentioned settings made by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Universal Entertainment Corporation
    Inventor: Kengo Takeda
  • Patent number: 11004300
    Abstract: An information processor includes: a display configured to display a screen of a game; a storage device configured to store an amount of a gaming medium usable in the game; and a controller programmed to execute the process of: comparing an amount of the gaming medium stored in the storage device with an amount of the gaming medium at login to the game, and displaying a predetermined message on the display when a relation between these amounts becomes equal to a predetermined ratio.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Universal Entertainment Corporation
    Inventors: Masaki Oyama, Atsushi Kumita, Toshikazu Jinnouchi
  • Patent number: 11004309
    Abstract: The information processor executes the processes of: (a) setting a winning probability of second random determination based on a winning probability corresponding to a condition set by a setting unit which sets one of conditions associated with different winning probabilities; (b) determining whether to execute the first random determination by the second random determination based on the winning probability set in the process (a); (c) when a win is achieved in the second random determination in the process (b), executing the first random determination; and (d) when a result of the first random determination in the process (c) is different from a predetermined result, executing the first random determination again.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Universal Entertainment Corporation
    Inventors: Masaki Oyama, Toshikazu Jinnouchi
  • Patent number: 11004307
    Abstract: The information processor executes the processes of: (a) accepting a bet amount by a betting device; (b) executing random determination based on the bet amount accepted in the process (a); (c) when there is a payout as a result of the random determination in the process (b), calculating the ratio of the payout to the bet amount; (d) determining whether the ratio calculated in the process (c) falls within a predetermined range; (e) when the ratio falls within the predetermined range in the process (d), awarding the payout and terminating the unit game; and (f) when the ratio does not fall within the predetermined range in the process (d) or when there is no payout in the process (b), executing the processes (b) to (e) again.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Universal Entertainment Corporation
    Inventors: Masaki Oyama, Toshikazu Jinnouchi
  • Patent number: 10991195
    Abstract: An information processor displays a slot game on a display and stores the detail of a bet in a flash memory in accordance with an input indicating the bet. When the slot game is finished, the information processor determines whether an item for automation is valid. When the item for automation is valid, the information processor starts the next execution of the slot game with the detail of the bet stored in the flash memory. When the item for automation is not valid, the information processor waits for an input of a bet on the next execution of the slot game.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Universal Entertainment Corporation
    Inventors: Masaki Oyama, Toshikazu Jinnouchi
  • Patent number: 10984386
    Abstract: An interview apparatus configured to obtain response information through questions and answers with an applicant, an interview controller configured to control the interview apparatus and determine an interview evaluation level which is quantification of aptitude of the applicant based on the response information obtained by the interview apparatus, a storage device configured to store an applicant information database in which the response information and the interview evaluation level are stored in association with the applicant, and a terminal device configured to be able to access the applicant information database in the storage device are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Universal Entertainment Corporation
    Inventor: Takuo Henmi
  • Patent number: 10964168
    Abstract: An information processor and a program, with which a control program for providing various payout amounts as a result of random determination in a game is simplified, are provided. While a slot game is repeatedly executed, a payout amount awarded in response to the total points which is the sum total of the points corresponding to the number of “RED V” symbols rearranged in the symbol display area 21 and the points corresponding to the number of “BLUE V” symbols rearranged in the symbol display area 21 increases each time the “UP” symbol is rearranged in the symbol display area 21. As such, a payout amount which may be awarded is increased little by little, and hence various payout amounts are available.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: UNIVERSAL ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masaki Oyama, Toshikazu Jinnouchi
  • Patent number: 10964167
    Abstract: An information processor which provides a game in which a benefit is awarded as a result of random determination to a terminal device over a communication line executes the processes of: (a) receiving, from the terminal device, a result of the random determination of determining content of the benefit, which is sent each time the random determination is executed; (b) storing, in the storage unit, the result of the random determination received in the process (a); (c) when a game acceleration instruction for accelerating progress of the game is made in the terminal device, receiving results of a predetermined number of times of execution of the random determination, which are sent together from the terminal device; and (d) storing, in the storage unit, the results of the predetermined number of times of execution of the random determination, which are received in the process (c).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: UNIVERSAL ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masaki Oyama, Toshikazu Jinnouchi
  • Patent number: 10964160
    Abstract: Objects of the present invention are to provide a player tracking device main body which can be stably located in various postures inside of a housing of a gaming machine; and a player tracking device which includes said player tracking device main body. A PTS main body 1700b includes a magnet cover 1801 formed as a protruding portion on a central upper side of a base panel 1803. Inside of the magnet cover 1801, magnets (1810, 1811, and 1812) which are sandwiched between the magnet cover 1801 and a base stopper 1815 are located.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Universal Entertainment Corporation
    Inventor: Noritoshi Kukita
  • Patent number: 10949839
    Abstract: [Problem] The object of the present invention is to provide an information processing apparatus and a conversion apparatus capable of making it easy for a user to understand display contents are provided. [Solution] The information processing apparatus, which performs a process based on specified currency information including a specified currency unit, comprises: a display device, which displays progress of the process, and a control device, which performs a first process that converts the specified currency information into other currency information including a currency unit different from the specified currency unit, and a second process that has the display device display the other currency information converted by the first process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Universal Entertainment Corporation
    Inventor: Kazuki Emori
  • Patent number: 10933332
    Abstract: An information processor comprises a terminal-side controller programmed to execute: (A1) a process of allowing a creation of a message to the information processor of a transmission destination; and (A2) a process of expanding a representable range of the message on condition of charging when the message is created, and a server comprises a server-side controller that calculates a charge amount charged for the message in the information processor by referring to a charge amount determination data, and a server-side memory that stores the charge amount correspondingly to each of the information processors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Universal Entertainment Corporation
    Inventors: Masaki Oyama, Atsushi Kumita, Toshikazu Jinnouchi
  • Patent number: 10922914
    Abstract: A bill processing apparatus which is capable of reliably supplying information on a bill to the bill housing body side. The paper sheet processing apparatus has a bill housing part (100) being capable of housing a bill inserted from a bill insertion slot, and also a reader/writer (142) which wirelessly transmits information on the bill inserted from the bill insertion slot. The bill housing part (100) has a coil antenna (104c) which wirelessly receives the information transmitted from the reader/writer (142), and a storage part (104b) which stores the information on the bill received from the coil antenna (104c).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: UNIVERSAL ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION
    Inventor: Takao Nireki
  • Patent number: 10909807
    Abstract: [Problem] The object of the present invention is to provide a management apparatus capable of converting payout information based on a predetermined currency unit and displaying it on an information processing apparatus. [Solution] A management apparatus, comprising: a storage unit for storing currency information including a currency unit, a receiving unit for receiving payout information, including a specified currency unit, transmitted from an information processing apparatus for providing profit to a user, a conversion unit for converting the payout information, received by the receiving unit, based on the currency unit stored in the storage unit, and a transmitting unit for transmitting the payout information converted by the conversion unit to the information processing apparatus in order to display the converted payout information on the information processing apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Universal Entertainment Corporation
    Inventor: Kazuki Emori
  • Patent number: 10885742
    Abstract: The object of the present invention is to provide an information processing apparatus that enables a player to more easily understand a bet amount. The information processing apparatus is provided with: multiple types of paper stock having currency information including currency units; an insertion slot into which the multiple types of paper stock are inserted; a reading device for reading the multiple types of paper stock inserted into the insertion slot; a display device for displaying a bet amount, for starting a process, together with currency information, based on currency information corresponding to each of the multiple types of paper stock read by the reading device; and an input device capable of inputting the bet amount displayed on the display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: UNIVERSAL ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kazuki Emori
  • Patent number: 10872494
    Abstract: Provided is a system that is capable of adding a multi-currency function to an existing ticket/cashless server. The system according to the present application communicates information to issue a barcode ticket for taking out a credit from a gaming machine via a path connected with a game controller and, in the case of receipt of a bill, sends information on the bill to the ticket/cashless server via a path different from the path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: UNIVERSAL ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kengo Takeda
  • Patent number: 10866723
    Abstract: The present invention provides an information processor, a game program, and a game control method. It is able to adjust a repeated frequency of a bonus game easily. An information processing unit 1 comprises a display 2 for displaying a screen and a touch panel 5 for receiving a touch input of a user. The information processing unit 1 displays a displaying area 21 set based on the screen in a map 20 which has a plurality of node icons 22 on the path, displays a current position indicating icon 24, sets the current position based on a certain node icon 22 of the plurality of node icons 22 in a case of the node icon being touched, and displays the displaying area 21 in which the node icon 22 set to be the current position is located in the map 20 in a case of the current position indicating icon 24 being touched.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: UNIVERSAL ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masaki Oyama, Atsushi Kumita, Toshikazu Jinnouchi
  • Patent number: 10839648
    Abstract: A gaming machine having a display that displays a determined screen including a character, during execution of a game, a touch panel sensor, disposed above the display, that is capable of detecting the contact position, the position of the character contacted by a player, and a CPU that determines the contact position of the character as well as the contact mode, and that displays an image on the display, that is changed based on the result of this determination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Universal Entertainment Corporation (nee Aruze Corporation)
    Inventors: Kazuo Okada, Hirobumi Toyoda
  • Patent number: 10806999
    Abstract: The present invention is able to improve the user interface in a game. The server (10) stores identification information for respectively identifying a plurality of kinds of screens which can be transitioned by the information processor 1, stores the identification information of the transition destination screen in the memory (3) when a screen transition is performed in the information processor (1), and displays a screen identified by the identification information stored in the memory (3) as an initial screen of the game of the information processor (1) when starting a game according to a request from the information processor 1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: UNIVERSAL ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masaki Oyama, Atsushi Kumita, Toshikazu Jinnouchi
  • Patent number: 10789806
    Abstract: Provided is a player tracking device which is operable to separate voice of a player from surrounding sound including presentation sound outputted from speakers of gaming machines and to effectively and clearly input the voice of a player with microphones. The player tracking device has two directional microphones which are arranged so as to be spaced apart; analyzes difference between sounds from relative positions of said microphones and sound data inputted from said microphones; and executes sound data processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: UNIVERSAL ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Noritoshi Kukita, Yuya Konno, Jun Haishima, Shigehiko Kitagawa
  • Publication number: 20200293187
    Abstract: An immersive head-mounted display (IHMD) system includes an IHMD that is communicatively coupled to a control device. The IHMD includes a hardware data receiving component operable to receive data indicative of data generated by the one or more electronic appliances from the control device. The IHMD includes a processing unit further operative to: modify, based on selection of one or more electronic appliances, the graphical user interface to display modifiable settings of the selected one or more electronic appliances; update the modified graphical user interface based on requested changes to the modifiable settings; and transmit, via a hardware transmitting component to the control device, setting data to the selected electronic appliance, wherein the setting data is data obtained from the modified settings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2020
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Applicant: UNIVERSAL ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hiroshi Oono