Patents Examined by Corbett B Coburn
  • Patent number: 11413524
    Abstract: One aspect of the disclosure relates to dynamically altering an in-game experience based on a user's connection to the online game. The online game may monitor connection strength of a device of the user to a network via which the user may access the online game. The online game may dynamically alter the user's experience based on the connection strength of the device. The online game may make available or remove the availability of one or more modes of game play to the user based on the connection strength of the user's device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: Kabam, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael C. DeLaet
  • Patent number: 11403914
    Abstract: An electronic gaming machine includes a processor configured to control at least one display device to display at least one of a matrix of symbol positions and a plurality of multipliers, and to evaluate a bingo card to determine a bingo game outcome. The processor is also configured to evaluate a bingo card to determine a bingo game outcome, and to determine whether the bingo game outcome is a winning outcome. If the bingo game outcome is a winning outcome, the processor is also configured to determine an award value associated with the winning outcome, and to obtain an award quotient based at least in part on the award value and a value of at least one multiplier of the plurality of multipliers. In addition, the processor is configured to determine a winning reel outcome associated with the award quotient, where the winning reel outcome includes a winning plurality of symbols.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: Aristocrat Technologies Australia Pty Limited
    Inventors: David Marsh, Karl Roelofs
  • Patent number: 11395952
    Abstract: A football down marker system, including a first pole bearing a first laser, a first multilayer reflector, a first level and a first processor. The system also includes a second pole bearing a second laser, a second multilayer reflector, a second level and a second processor, wherein the first laser is complementary to the second multilayer reflector and the second laser is complementary to the first multilayer reflector, and wherein each processor calculates an average distance between a respective laser and its complementary multilayer reflector, and wherein each processor calculates a difference between a laser incidence on a first layer versus incidence on a second layer of the multilayer reflectors to determine a line of sight by a coincidence of the incidence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Inventor: John Harriger
  • Patent number: 11393295
    Abstract: A system for wagering on sub-outcomes of a live sporting event through a fantasy sports network, in which the wagers displayed for the user are related to the makeup of the user's fantasy roster.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: AdrenalineIP
    Inventors: Casey Alexander Huke, John Cronin, Joseph W. Beyers, Michael D'Andrea
  • Patent number: 11393279
    Abstract: Forms of interaction with an electronic system, such as for games of chance, games of skill, and combinations thereof are described herein. A system is provided for effecting defined game play and prizing structure parameters in an electronic entertainment environment. The system may include an input for receiving the parameters, a memory coupled to the input for storing the parameters, a processing system coupled to the storage for generating game play to effect the defined parameters, storage for recording information regarding particular game play events and an interface for at least presenting game play events to users of the electronic entertainment system. In one mode of operation, one or more mandated parameters are externally imposed, and variable parameters are selected such that the mandated parameters are met globally, and such that the user experience is optimized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: MILESTONE ENTERTAINMENT, LLC
    Inventors: Randall M. Katz, Gary Dawson
  • Patent number: 11383133
    Abstract: An exercise system. A member ID of a member of the exercise system is received. A selection of an exercise routine comprising of two or more exercises is received. Settings associated with a previous performance of at least one of the two or more exercises by the member are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: Lagree Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Sebastien Anthony Louis Lagree
  • Patent number: 11373483
    Abstract: A unique online and mobile, social sports betting system where players submit single bets on future sporting events, to form multiplayer parlay tickets. A parlay, in this case, is a single wager that links together multiple unique bets whose outcome is dependent on all of those bets winning. Registered users in the system can only submit one bet to any given parlay ticket, but can participate in multiple parlay tickets. If all the bets in the parlay win, each player equally shares in the parlay payout. If one or more bets do not win, players that win or push their individual parlay bets get the cost of the ticket refunded, while losing players cover the cost of the entire parlay ticket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Inventors: Tanya E. Seidel, Thomas J. Leone
  • Patent number: 11358064
    Abstract: A method of conducting multiple competitions of skill for a single performance is described herein. User generated competition groups and system generated competition groups allow users to participate in multiple competitions at once based on answering the same questions or making the same selections related to a single event. The users are informed of each competition either via email, text message or when logging into the network via a website. The users select which competitions groups to join. After joining the desired groups, the users then make their selections related to the event which are transmitted to the network where results are tabulated and transmitted back to the users. The results are separated based on each competition group, so that users can continually know where they stand in each separate competition. With multiple competition groups, users are able to have varying success from the same performance in multiple competitions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: Winview, Inc.
    Inventor: David B. Lockton
  • Patent number: 11354978
    Abstract: Innovations in game design features of an electronic gaming device are presented. A progressive jackpot is associated with an escrow. At least a portion of the escrow can be applied to a reset amount for the progressive jackpot. The amount of escrow applied to the reset amount can vary, such as based on a current escrow value. The progressive jackpot can be associated with an increment rate and an escrow rate. The increment rate or the escrow rate may vary based on one or more parameters, including one or more game parameters. Game parameters can include game output parameters, such as a coin out amount, a number of games played, a handpay amount, or a number of players actively engaged in game play with a particular progressive jackpot. Changes in how escrow is applied, or how increment or escrow rates are determined, can be based on time periods or events.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: Aristocrat Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeremiah O'Hara, James King, Rena M. Schoonmaker, Craig Paulsen, Nash Jaffer
  • Patent number: 11348411
    Abstract: A method of offering casino games to users of a play by play wagering network. The play by play wagering network will offer wagers on individual plays inside of a live sporting event and monitors that live sporting event for breaks in the action. The wagering network then offers the user a casino game, such as roulette or poker, based on at least one characteristics of at least one of the user's previous wagers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: AdrenalineIP
    Inventors: Casey Alexander Huke, John Cronin, Joseph W. Beyers, Michael D'Andrea
  • Patent number: 11341803
    Abstract: A gaming system is disclosed which comprises a plurality of reels, each reel comprising a plurality of symbols from a set of symbols, a symbol selector arranged to select a plurality of symbols from each reel for display, a reel selector arranged to select at least one reel, a function allocator arranged to allocate a function to at least one selected reel such that each displayed symbol on said at least one selected reel acquires the function, and a game outcome generator arranged to determine a game outcome based on the displayed symbols and on the function allocated to said at least one selected reel. A corresponding method of gaming is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: Aristocrat Technologies Australia Pty Limited
    Inventors: Colin Fong, Steven Johnson
  • Patent number: 11321994
    Abstract: An interface, such as a cashless interface, is interposed between a communication port of a gaming machine and one or more external devices and systems, such as a slot machine interface board and a slot management system. The cashless interface may further communicate with a financial system, such as via a controller and a gateway. The cashless interface may be used to facilitate the transfer of funds between a player's e-wallet associated with the financial system and a gaming machine, such as initiated via a player via their mobile communication device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: Everi Payments Inc.
    Inventors: Naveen Chander Prabhaker, Gunaseelan Rajendran
  • Patent number: 11308764
    Abstract: A unique online and mobile, social sports betting system where players submit single bets on future sporting events, to form multiplayer parlay tickets. A parlay, in this case, is a single wager that links together multiple unique bets whose outcome is dependent on all of those bets winning. Registered users in the system can only submit one bet to any given parlay ticket, but can participate in multiple parlay tickets. If all the bets in the parlay win, each player equally shares in the parlay payout. If one or more bets do not win, players that win or push their individual parlay bets get the cost of the ticket refunded, while losing players cover the cost of the entire parlay ticket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Inventors: Tanya E. Seidel, Thomas J. Leone
  • Patent number: 11291917
    Abstract: A method for processing an artificial intelligence (AI) model for a gaming application. The method includes training the AI model from a plurality of game plays of a scenario of the gaming application using training state data collected from the plurality of game plays of the scenario and associated success criteria of each of the plurality of game plays. The method includes receiving first input state data during a first game play of the scenario. The method includes applying the first input state data to the AI model to generate an output indicating a degree of success for the scenario for the first game play. The method includes performing an analysis of the output based on a predefined objective. The method includes performing an action to achieve the predefined objective based on the output that is analyzed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment LLC
    Inventors: Justin V. Beltran, Dylan Butler, Kevin Kragenbrink
  • Patent number: 11285379
    Abstract: A vaporization device that includes an entertainment mode or modes including one or more game modes. The vaporization device may enhance the user experience. The entertainment mode may be engaged by a sequence of predetermined manipulations of the vaporization device. The entertainment mode may include one or more interactive games using the device, and/or one or more display modes. The interactive games may include a pattern-following game, a memory game, a triggered output game, or a chance game. The entertainment mode may also include games that may be played by one or more persons. The entertainment mode may modify the operation (e.g., heater control, appearance, user interface, etc.) of the device while still permitting the vaporization of vaporizable material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: PAX Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: Adam Bowen, Nicholas J. Hatton
  • Patent number: 11282345
    Abstract: A system for player focused play by play wagering on live sporting events in which users identify favorite players and a wagering network offers that user player focused wagering opportunities and allow the user to build upon that wager with new player focused wagering opportunities that are based upon their previous wagering selections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: AdrenalineIP
    Inventors: Casey Alexander Huke, Joseph W. Beyers, Michael D'Andrea
  • Patent number: 11276272
    Abstract: In one aspect, an electronic gaming machine is described. The electronic gaming machine includes at least one display device, a player input interface, a credit input mechanism, and a game controller configured to execute instructions. When executed by the game controller, the instructions cause the game controller to select a set of historical events from a plurality of sets of historical events for use in a wagering game, select a plurality of arrangements of historical event data, and determine a plurality of sub-wagers from a received credit wager. The instructions further cause the game controller to assign each sub-wager of the plurality of sub-wagers to a different arrangement of the historical event data and determine an outcome of the wagering game by applying the historical event data for the set of historical events to each of the different arrangements of the historical event data having a sub-wager assigned thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: Aristocrat Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Casey, Rex R. Carlson
  • Patent number: 11229849
    Abstract: Among other things, embodiments of the present disclosure provide systems and methods for modifying avatar components of avatar datasets for multiple users, generating avatars based on the datasets, and displaying multiple avatars on a display screen of a graphical user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventors: Jacob Edward Blackstock, David James Kennedy, Shahan Panth, Dorian Franklin Baldwin
  • Patent number: 11205318
    Abstract: Innovations in user interface (“UI”) features of an electronic gaming device, and in features of backend processing to implement the UI features, are presented. For example, control logic selects active reels, which include side reels and main reels. Compared to the main reels, the side reels typically include symbols of greater interest to a user. The control logic also selects a subset of the active reels. The control logic spins at least some of the active reels on a display screen of the device. The control logic shifts some active reels into a reel area while shifting other active reels out of the reel area, before stopping at the subset of the active reels. Reel shifting can increase game volatility while maintaining a designated level of return to player. At the same time, by selecting side reels and reels within the reel area when shifting stops, outcomes can satisfy regulations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: Aristocrat Technologies Australia Pty Limited
    Inventors: Bradley Hendricks, Damien Burczyk, Joseph Masinter, Amy Bruderer, Andrew Harrington
  • Patent number: 11205320
    Abstract: A system to provide the user of an in play wagering system with access to third party data analytics services and integrates the user's selection of available data analytics with the display of a live sporting event and the wagers available on a given play in the sporting event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: AdrenalineIP
    Inventors: Casey Alexander Huke, Joseph W. Beyers, Michael D'Andrea