Patents Assigned to Universal Entertainment Corporation
  • Patent number: 11474681
    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: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: Universal Entertainment Corporation
    Inventor: Hiroshi Oono
  • Patent number: 11455866
    Abstract: A terminal device includes: an information medium payout device that pays out an information medium associated with balance information representing a balance of a game value according to a result of a game; and a transmission device that transmits information medium identification information unique to the paid-out information medium, insertion information representing the inserted game value associated with the information medium identification information, game information representing a history of a game executed based upon the inserted game value, the balance information, and gaming machine identification information identifying the gaming machine in which the balance information is generated to an information processing device, and the information processing device includes a history information storage device that stores the information medium identification information as unique history information associated with the information medium identification information, and a determination device that deter
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: Universal Entertainment Corporation
    Inventor: Jun Haishima
  • Patent number: 11443587
    Abstract: To provide a gaming table apparatus capable of suppressing the prevention of progress of a game. The gaming table apparatus includes bet units on which gaming media betted by players are placed, a reading unit reading monetary values of the gaming media placed on the bet units, a card shoe in which cards used for a game are accommodated in a drawable manner, a detecting device detecting identification information of the cards taken from the card shoe and outputs the detected identification information, a controller managing the destination to which the game proceeds, a display displaying information about the destination to which the game proceeds managed by the controller, and a memory in which the information displayed on the display is stored, in which the controller determines the destination to which the game proceeds when the monetary values of the gaming medium betted on the bet unit change.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: Universal Entertainment Corporation
    Inventors: Shinsuke Yamaguchi, Kouichi Matsumoto, Yoshiyuki Kanno, Masaya Kato, Hideaki Imura
  • Patent number: 11423735
    Abstract: A game controller downloads a chip database at a predetermined timing from a server and stores the chip database as offline data in a storage unit, determines whether communication with the server is possible, when a chip communication unit accesses a game chip, and authenticates the game chip with reference to a offline data table when the communication is impossible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: Universal Entertainment Corporation
    Inventors: Shinsuke Yamaguchi, Kouichi Matsumoto, Yoshiyuki Kanno, Masaya Kato
  • Patent number: 11373504
    Abstract: An immersive head-mounted display (IHMD) can present primary present primary content on one or more displays; receive first alert content from a first electronic appliance; determine, based on a first alert level of the first alert content, whether to pause rendering of the primary content and present the first alert content within a period of time the rendering of the primary content is paused, or to continue the rendering of the primary content and present the first alert content overlaying the primary content within a period of time the rendering of the primary content continues; and in response to a determination that the alert level is high, pause the rendering of the primary content and present the first alert content within the period of time the rendering of the primary content is paused.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: Universal Entertainment Corporation
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Kuwana
  • Patent number: 11361615
    Abstract: An information management system includes a gaming machine and an information processing device configured to communicate with the gaming machine, wherein the information processing device manages gaming machine identification information of the gaming machine to which an information card is used as time series information associated with information card identification information based upon the information card identification information of the information card not associated with personal information and the gaming machine identification information unique to the gaming machine transmitted from the gaming machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: UNIVERSAL ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION
    Inventor: Jun Haishima
  • Patent number: 11328550
    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 being capable of housing a bill inserted from a bill insertion slot, and also a reader/writer which wirelessly transmits information on the bill inserted from the bill insertion slot. The bill housing part has a coil antenna which wirelessly receives the information transmitted from the reader/writer, and a storage part which stores the information on the bill received from the coil antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Universal Entertainment Corporation
    Inventor: Takao Nireki
  • Patent number: 11295580
    Abstract: Apparatuses such as an information processor, with which the winning probability of a specific payout at a predetermined timing is easily increased when there are many types of payouts. A server which executes a slot game in which a payout is awarded based on a randomly determined symbol combination includes a controller which is programmed to execute the processes of: a) accepting the use of a GIGA WIN confirmation item with which the probability of rearrangement of a symbol combination corresponding to a payout of “GIGA WIN” among plural symbol combinations is increased; and b) when the GIGA WIN confirmation item is used, displaying the symbol combination corresponding to the payout of “GIGA WIN” and awarding the payout.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: Universal Entertainment Corporation
    Inventors: Masaki Oyama, Toshikazu Jinnouchi
  • Patent number: 11288921
    Abstract: In a fraud-prevention system used with gaming machines, fraud is detected using information as to amounts of value added to a gaming machine and the amount of time between adding the value and cashing out. Sequential instances of adding large amounts of value followed quickly by cashing out may be used to trigger a fraud alert, particularly where such behavior is repeated at multiple different machines in sequential order within a predetermined period of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: UNIVERSAL ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION
    Inventor: Jun Haishima
  • Patent number: 11276274
    Abstract: It is possible to accurately detect that paper stock stored in a container reaches a limit number. A paper stock processing system includes: a banknote processing device which includes a banknote accommodation unit accommodating banknotes, updates the accumulated number each time a banknote is accommodated, and transmits an updated accumulated number signal; a smart interface board which transmits the accumulated number signal to the outside when receiving the accumulated number signal; and a management server which compares the accumulated number indicated by the accumulated number signal with the maximum number and detects whether the number of accommodated banknotes has reached a limitation number set to the banknote accommodation unit 100, when receiving the accumulated number signal from a PTS terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: Universal Entertainment Corporation
    Inventors: Hideaki Imura, Kunihiro Manabe
  • Patent number: 11227467
    Abstract: [Problem] The object of the present invention is to provide an information processing apparatus that enables a user to reliably perform bet-related processes such as betting. [Solution] The information processing apparatus implements: a process of displaying specified currency information corresponding to a bet by an input device to a display device when paper stock read by a reading device has specified currency information, a process of converting the specified currency information corresponding to the bet by the input device to other currency information when the paper stock read by the reading device has other currency information, and a process of displaying the converted other currency information on the display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: Universal Entertainment Corporation
    Inventor: Kazuki Emori
  • Patent number: 11189129
    Abstract: A game system includes: terminal devices on each of which a game is playable; and a server which is connected to the terminal devices in a communicable manner and manages game data used in the game played on the terminal devices, each of the terminal devices including a controller, and the controller being programmed to execute the processes of: executing the game in which an accumulable gaming value is increased or decreased in accordance with a result; and requesting the server to send the game data managed by the server, when an amount of increase of the gaming value as a result of the game is equal to or larger than a predetermined threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: UNIVERSAL ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masaki Oyama, Toshikazu Jinnouchi, Masamichi Miyara
  • Patent number: 11138822
    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: June 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: UNIVERSAL ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION
    Inventor: Takao Nireki
  • Patent number: 11113928
    Abstract: In the information processor, the following processes are executed: (a) executing first random determination of determining whether to set the high-probability game random determination table; (b) when it is determined in the first random determination not to set the high-probability game random determination table, setting the normal game random determination table as a random determination table used in the normal game and executing second random determination based on the normal game random determination table; (c) when it is determined in the first random determination to set the high-probability game random determination table, setting the high-probability game random determination table as a random determination table used in the normal game and executing third random determination based on the high-probability game random determination table; and (d) when the predetermined benefit is to be awarded as a result of the second random determination or the third random determination, awarding the predetermin
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Universal Entertainment Corporation
    Inventors: Masaki Oyama, Toshikazu Jinnouchi
  • Patent number: 11100750
    Abstract: An information processor 1 includes: a storage unit 3 which stores reel strip display data formed of plural types of symbol images, long symbol display data which is sized to be in a game display area 21, and position determination data used for determining a location where superposition on a reel strip is performed; and a controller 10 configured to display and control symbols the controller 10 being configured to execute the processes of: determining symbol stop positions; determining whether to superpose the long symbol display data and display in the game display area 21; and when it is determined that the long symbol display data is superposed and displayed in the game display area, displaying a long symbol 20 entirely in the game display area 21.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: UNIVERSAL ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masaki Oyama, Toshikazu Jinnouchi
  • Patent number: 11100751
    Abstract: When a symbol displayed in a scroll area of a reel which stops first satisfies a predetermined condition, an information processor 1 executes a process of: setting the scroll area of the reel which is rotating and stops last as an effect display frame, hiding the rotating reel behind the effect display frame, and displaying, in the effect display frame 22, an indication effect corresponding to a predetermined game result; and after the execution of the indication effect, displaying the reel at the effect display frame again so as to display the arrangement of at least one symbol on that reel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: Universal Entertainment Corporation
    Inventors: Masaki Oyama, Toshikazu Jinnouchi
  • Patent number: 11094156
    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 being capable of housing a bill inserted from a bill insertion slot, and also a reader/writer which wirelessly transmits information on the bill inserted from the bill insertion slot. The bill housing part has a coil antenna which wirelessly receives the information transmitted from the reader/writer, and a storage part which stores the information on the bill received from the coil antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: UNIVERSAL ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION
    Inventor: Takao Nireki
  • Patent number: 11069177
    Abstract: The user interface associated with the item is improved. The information processor 1 displays the first item display screen 22 in which the first item icons 221 corresponding to the types of the possessed items are displayed in a list correspondingly to the possessed number. The information processor 1 switches the second item display screen 23 to display in which the second item icons 231 corresponding to the possessed items are displayed in a list correspondingly to the expiration date when the first item icon 221 in the first item display screen 22 is operated by being pressed for a long time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: UNIVERSAL ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masaki Oyama, Atsushi Kumita, Toshikazu Jinnouchi
  • 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: 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