Patents Examined by Carl V Larsen
  • Patent number: 10893127
    Abstract: A method for communicating interactive data between heterogeneous devices, comprising receiving, by an intermediary computing device via a first wireless interface from a first computing device, interactive data from at least one sensor of the first computing device; extracting, by the intermediary computing device, at least one data string from the received interactive data; encapsulating, by the intermediary computing device, the extracted at least one data string in a transport layer header; and transmitting, by the intermediary computing device via a second wireless interface to a second computing device, the encapsulated at least one data string, wherein the second computing device extracts the at least one data string from the encapsulated transmission and forwards the at least one data string to a virtual human interface device (HID) driver executed by an operating system of the second computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: Arkade, Inc.
    Inventors: Joshua Allan Fuchs, Joel Abraham Kort, Charles Michael Seltzer, Bob Steven Berns
  • Patent number: 10881957
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses a scene audio effect controlling method and apparatus. The method includes: setting an intersection area between a first scene and a second scene, where the intersection area includes a first parameter control line for performing audio effect control on the first scene and a second parameter control line for performing audio effect control on the second scene; determining a position parameter of a game role in the intersection area; determining, respectively on the first parameter control line and the second parameter control line, a first scene audio effect control parameter and a second scene audio effect control parameter that correspond to the position parameter; and setting a first scene audio effect according to the first scene audio effect control parameter and setting a second scene audio effect according to the second scene audio effect control parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Tencent Technology (Shenzhen) Company Limited
    Inventors: Xiayu Wu, Rong Wan
  • Patent number: 10874941
    Abstract: Virtualized gaming as a network service is provided where instead of using a cloud based virtualized gaming console, a virtual machine can be instantiated at an edge network device in a radio access network to decrease the latency of communications between the user equipment device and the virtualized gaming console. Another virtue of placing the gaming console in the network is that the processing, memory storage and other hardware requirements can be offloaded to the network, allowing the user equipment device to be able to handle a broad range of games, without being limited by processing power and battery usage. The user equipment device can be treated as a thin-client device, receiving control data, video data, and audio data that can be played back at the user equipment device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignees: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P., AT&T MOBILITY II LLC
    Inventors: Haywood S. Peitzer, David Peitzer
  • Patent number: 10867473
    Abstract: An online gaming system provides a double wager with various compensation payouts for a player's win in a primary game. The double wager is selectively offered to the player based on eligibility requirements related to a marketing segment associated with the player. The double wager is a fair (or better than fair) bet for the player, but in cases where the player loses the double wager, a compensation payout is offered. The particular compensation payout offered, and the parameters of the compensation payout, are determined based on a number of factors, again based on the player's segment as well as a random selection mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: Playtika Ltd.
    Inventor: Erez Greenberg Castro
  • Patent number: 10861286
    Abstract: Systems, apparatuses, and methods that provide a bingo game wager outcome via symbol collector(s) in a spinning reel game are disclosed. A game controller of a gaming device receives a bingo game outcome in response to a wager. The game controller selects a spinning reel game outcome based on the received bingo game outcome and spin reels of the spinning reel game to obtain the spinning reel game outcome. The game controller collects feature symbols from an array of the symbols presented in the spinning reel game in symbol collector(s). The game controller provides an award from the symbol collector(s) corresponding to a portion of the feature symbols collected in the symbol collector(s) and increases the credit balance of a credit meter by an amount equivalent to the bingo game outcome at least in part in response to the award provided from the symbol collector(s). Numerous additional aspects are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Inventors: David Marsh, Karl Roelofs
  • Patent number: 10828570
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a system and a method for visualizing synthetic objects within a real-world video clip. The embodiments allow interactive, synthetic objects or characters to appear as if they are “embedded” inside or form part of a video clip. These objects move independently of the environment within the video clip and are controlled by a user. In one embodiment the video frames are set as textures in the furthermost layer in a 3D environment viewer or 3D “engine”. In another embodiment separate layers of video frames are superimposed with the synthetic objects on an output screen and synchronizing the movements and the field of view settings to give the perception that only one camera is used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Nautilus, Inc.
    Inventors: Marc Scott Hardy, Andrei Richard Frank
  • Patent number: 10832530
    Abstract: Methods and systems for electronic interaction comprising a display for presenting a grid of identifying objects, an input for receiving a player selection of an identifying object, a random generator for randomly selecting a winning identifying object, and a point tally system for awarding points to the player according to the rules comprising a first point value if the player selected identifying object exactly matches the winning identifying object, a second point value if the player selected identifying object is in a geometric relationship with the winning identifying object, and a third, negative, point value if the player is not awarded the first point value or the second point value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Milestone Entertainment, LLC
    Inventors: Randall M Katz, Gary Dawson
  • Patent number: 10821367
    Abstract: Systems and techniques relating to interactive gaining are described. A described system includes one or more site servers providing game instances to one or more devices in communication with the one or more site servers via a wired network, a wireless network, or both. The system includes a server system in communication with the one or more site servers, and one or more wireless mobile devices in communication with the server system. The server system can be configured to provide information about one or more of the gaming instances at one or more sites to the one or more mobile devices; receive, from the one or more mobile devices, an indication of a selected gaming instance of the gaming instances; relay gaming information between the one or more site servers and the one or more mobile devices; and provide gaming content and one or more gaming functions to the site servers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: NTN Buzztime, Inc.
    Inventors: Chad M. Stafford, Justin Cooper, Nicholas Glassman, Steve Mayer
  • Patent number: 10818140
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides systems and processes for gaming. A gaming system consistent with the present disclosure provides a game feature involving multiple rounds. For the individual rounds of the game feature, the gaming system can display randomly determined combinations of game symbols at symbol display areas and determine awards corresponding to the winning combinations. Additionally, for the individual rounds of the game feature, the gaming system can display persistent game indicators at the symbol display areas. The game symbols may be replaced from round-to-round of the game feature. The persistent game indicators are held in the symbol display areas from round-to-round of the game feature such that the quantity of symbol display areas including the persistent game indicators accumulate during the game feature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: ADP GAUSELMANN GMBH
    Inventors: Michael Charles Halvorson, Josef Alexander Hartl
  • Patent number: 10814235
    Abstract: A media system employs techniques to create a framework for evaluating gameplay content in a vector-space. These techniques include monitoring frames for content streams that correspond to gameplay in a game environment, determining feature-values for features associated with the frames, mapping the content streams to position vectors in the vector-space based on the feature-values, and assigning a set of position vectors in the vector-space to an area in the game environment based on a relative proximity of the set of position vectors in the vector-space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: SONY INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT INC.
    Inventors: Michael Taylor, Glenn Black
  • Patent number: 10799782
    Abstract: A sporting display device comprising circuitry configured to control a plurality of electronic display elements to display one or more electronic images in response to a detection by detector circuitry of an occurrence of a predetermined event associated with a sport, the plurality of electronic display elements being attachable to a sports net associated with the sport in a configuration such that the one or more electronic images are displayed on the sports net.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Europe B.V.
    Inventor: Lewis Spencer
  • Patent number: 10792562
    Abstract: An information processing method, comprising: displaying, in a game user interface, a first game scene; displaying a skill selection object in the game user interface, the skill selection object includes a plurality of skill slots, and each slot includes a respective skill of a plurality of skills, wherein a total number of skill slots in the skill selection object is smaller than a total number of skills in the plurality of skills; while displaying the skill selection object, detecting a swipe gesture across a predefined region; in response: ceasing to display at least one of skills currently displayed in the skill selection object, and replacing the at least one skill with at least another skill among the plurality of skills that was not displayed in the skill selection object when the swipe gesture was detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Yong Tang, Yu Chen, Jianmiao Weng, Wei Gong
  • Patent number: 10773151
    Abstract: A gaming system may include: an infrared signal emitter configured to emit an infrared signal, the infrared emitter being configured to emit a predetermined number of emissions per a simulated reloading action, the infrared signal being configurable to be associated with one of at least a first team, a second team, and a neutral team, the infrared signal emitter including a handle to be grasped by a player and a trigger to effect emission of the infrared signal; and an infrared signal receiver configured to receive the infrared signal associated with one of the at least the first team, the second team, and the neutral team. Optionally, the gaming system may include a stationary receiver and emitter for integrated use with game players in a further modification of the methods and uses herein. The stationary receiver and emitter may receive and transmit signals, store a memory of activities, teams, players, and other game-playing benefits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: NSI INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: Brian K. Waldman, Frank J. Landi, Jr., Chan Kok Wing Farra, Chu Ki Kwan
  • Patent number: 10773157
    Abstract: A human interface device (HID)-compatible portable gaming device includes a display; a position sensor; a joystick; and a processor in communication with the display, the joystick, and the position sensor. The processor has programmed instructions that, when executed, cause the processor to receive a first signal from the position sensor indicating a change in orientation of the portable gaming device, receive a second signal from the joystick indicating a change in position of the joystick, assign a first weight to the first signal and a second weight to the second signal; aggregate the first signal with the second signal based on a weighted sum of the weighted first signal and the weighted second signal to obtain a third signal, and update a user interface on the display according to the third signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Arkade, Inc.
    Inventors: Joshua Allan Fuchs, Joel Abraham Kort, Charles Michael Seltzer, Bob Steven Berns
  • Patent number: 10758801
    Abstract: A device, system and method for determining a proper kick technique is disclosed herein. The device preferably comprises a body configured to be worn on a foot of a user, sensors, a processor, an alert mechanism, and a power source. The sensors are preferably piezoelectric sensors. The device preferably provides feedback to a player by informing the player that the player has struck a ball with a proper surface of the player's foot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Focal Wellness, Inc.
    Inventor: Randal Erman
  • Patent number: 10762743
    Abstract: Embodiments of the inventive subject matter include methods and systems for conducting metagames. A method can include providing a wagering game including a plurality of tasks, the plurality of tasks including a first task, a second task, and a third task, wherein the first task must be performed via a wagering game machine in a land-based casino, wherein the second task must be performed online, and wherein the third task must be performed via a ticket. The method can further include establishing a player account in at least one memory device. The method can further include determining that one or more of the plurality of tasks have been completed by a player associated with the player account. The method can further include in response to the determining, assigning an award to the player account.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: SG Gaming, Inc.
    Inventors: Joshua K. Burney, Mark B. Gagner, Patrick M. Gustafson, Gary J. Oswald, Amy Reyes
  • Patent number: 10758815
    Abstract: A game management device manages a game to be played by selecting with a touch operation, a selectable target from a plurality of selectable targets (for example, pitch types) displayed on a screen. A display control unit display the plurality of selectable targets (for example, a strike pitch location and a ball pitch location) on the screen. An area setting unit sets a plurality of parameter areas respectively corresponding to the plurality of parameters (for example, a strike location and a ball location) within the screen. When performing an operation of moving a selected target to one of the plurality of parameter areas, a parameter setting unit sets a parameter corresponding to the parameter area to which the selected target is moved, the selected target being selected from among the plurality of selectable targets with the contact operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: KONAMI DIGITAL ENTERTAINMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tetsuya Matsui, Tsuyoshi Yamaguchi, Koji Toyohara, Tomoharu Okutani, Keiji Matsukita, Daisuke Sogabe, Toshinori Ajisaka, Kaori Shirobe
  • Patent number: 10762744
    Abstract: Various aspects described or referenced herein are directed to different methods, systems, and computer program products for implementing automated money laundering detection, notification, and reporting techniques implemented at casino gaming networks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignees: Fresh Idea Global Limited
    Inventors: Jay Chun, Binh Nguyen
  • Patent number: 10751601
    Abstract: Embodiments disclosed provide a solution to detect a rally in a sports game. One or more stroke actions or non-stroke actions are detected based on motion data detected by a sensor attached to a sports instrument of a user. Using a trained stroke classification model, each detected stroke action is classified into a plurality of classes. Additionally, a determination is made whether each detected non-stroke action is an intentional special user action. The determination whether a non-stroke action is an intentional special user action is made based on a customized set of definitions defining one or more special user actions. One or more rallies are then detected based on the classified stroke actions and intentional special user actions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: BEIJING SHUNYUAN KAIHUA TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Zheng Han, Guobin Shen, Xiaowei Dai
  • Patent number: 10733849
    Abstract: A gaming machine includes a display device and a game controller. The display device includes reels disposed horizontally along the display device. The reels include an initial reel, intermediary reels disposed right of the initial reel, and a last reel disposed right of the intermediary reels. Each reel presents a vertical column of symbols. The game controller spins the reels to obtain a first game outcome comprising a first array of symbols. In response to a first reel presenting a respin symbol, the game controller selects a second reel that is adjacent to the first reel based on wrap-around adjacency between the initial reel and the last reel, and respins the second reel to obtain a second game outcome comprising a second array of symbols. The game controller may also respin a horizontal row of symbols adjacent a respin symbol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: ARISTOCRAT TECHNOLOGIES AUSTRALIA PTY LIMITED
    Inventors: David Marsh, Karl Roelofs