Patents Examined by John M Hotaling
  • Patent number: 7942741
    Abstract: A server provides activities and/or services to a player through a device. In response to a request from the device, information known to a player is determined and sent to the device via the server. In this fashion, verification can be made that the device is communicating with the server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2011
    Assignee: CFPH, LLC
    Inventor: Dean P. Alderucci
  • Patent number: 7934994
    Abstract: A disclosed gaming machine provides method and apparatus for presenting a plurality of game outcome presentations derived from one or more virtual 3-D gaming environments stored on the gaming machine. While a game of chance is being played on the gaming machine, two-dimensional images derived from a three-dimensional object in the 3-D gaming environment may be rendered to a display screen on the gaming machine in real-time as part of the game outcome presentation. To add excitement to the game, a 3-D position of the 3-D object and other features of the 3-D gaming environment may be controlled by a game player. Nearly an unlimited variety of virtual objects, such as slot reels, gaming machines and casinos, may be modeled in the 3-D gaming environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2011
    Assignee: IGT
    Inventors: Steven G. LeMay, Jamal Benbrahim, Richard E. Rowe, Robert E. Breckner, Nicole M. Beaulieu, Greg A. Schlottmann
  • Patent number: RE45975
    Abstract: A broadcast receiving system capable of receiving mobile broadcast data and a method for processing broadcast signals are disclosed. The broadcast receiving system includes N number of antenna elements, a demodulator, a transmission parameter detector, and a block decoder. The N number of antenna elements receives each of the broadcast signals. The demodulator demodulates the broadcast signal having greater signal strength among each of the received broadcast signals. The transmission parameter detector detects the transmission parameter. The block decoder symbol-decodes the mobile broadcast service data included in the received broadcast signal in block units, based upon the detected transmission parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Il Soo Cho, Hyeon Cheol Cho, Jong Sun Park, In Hwan Choi, Hyoung Gon Lee, Won Gyu Song, Seung Man Kim, Jong Moon Kim, Jin Woo Kim, Kook Yeon Kwak, Byoung Gill Kim
  • Patent number: RE46370
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention comprise systems and methods for processing of data related to video wherein reduced bit depth intermediate calculations are enabled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation
    Inventor: Louis J. Kerofsky
  • Patent number: RE46413
    Abstract: A spinning reel video poker machine that displays an initial array of symbols that may be on a simulation of spinning reels (R1, R2, R3, R4, R5). In response to a trigger additional symbols will become available on the video screen to extend existing paylines or provide new paylines. The new paylines may be part of an extension to an existing array or they may be part of a separate array of symbols or set of reels that becomes available in response to the trigger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: Ainsworth Game Technology Limited
    Inventor: Leonard H. Ainsworth
  • Patent number: RE46674
    Abstract: A broadcast receiving system capable of receiving mobile broadcast data and a method for processing broadcast signals are disclosed. The broadcast receiving system includes N number of antenna elements, a demodulator, a transmission parameter detector, and a block decoder. The N number of antenna elements receives each of the broadcast signals. The demodulator demodulates the broadcast signal having greater signal strength among each of the received broadcast signals. The transmission parameter detector detects the transmission parameter. The block decoder symbol-decodes the mobile broadcast service data included in the received broadcast signal in block units, based upon the detected transmission parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Il Soo Cho, Hyeon Cheol Cho, Jong Sun Park, In Hwan Choi, Hyoung Gon Lee, Won Gyu Song, Seung Man Kim, Jong Moon Kim, Jin Woo Kim, Kook Yeon Kwak, Byoung Gill Kim
  • Patent number: RE46693
    Abstract: The present invention relates to receiving control information in an orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) system of a mobile communication system. The present invention includes receiving information related to a number of OFDM symbols in a subframe for receiving first control information, receiving information related to a number of OFDM symbols in the subframe for receiving second control information, decoding the first control information according to the received information related to the number of OFDM symbols in the subframe for receiving the first control information, and decoding the second control information according to the received information related to the number of OFDM symbols in the subframe for receiving the second control information, wherein the number of OFDM symbols for receiving the first control information is less than or equal to the number of OFDM symbols for receiving the second control information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Joon Kui Ahn, Young Woo Yun, Ki Jun Kim, Eun Sun Kim, Dae Won Lee, Dong Youn Seo, Suk Hyon Yoon
  • Patent number: RE46694
    Abstract: The present invention relates to receiving control information in an orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) system of a mobile communication system. The present invention includes receiving information related to a number of OFDM symbols in a subframe for receiving first control information, receiving information related to a number of OFDM symbols in the subframe for receiving second control information, decoding the first control information according to the received information related to the number of OFDM symbols in the subframe for receiving the first control information, and decoding the second control information according to the received information related to the number of OFDM symbols in the subframe for receiving the second control information, wherein the number of OFDM symbols for receiving the first control information is less than or equal to the number of OFDM symbols for receiving the second control information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Joon Kui Ahn, Young Woo Yun, Ki Jun Kim, Eun Sun Kim, Dae Won Lee, Dong Youn Seo, Suk Hyon Yoon
  • Patent number: RE46767
    Abstract: A gaming machine, at the beginning of a game, determines static symbols for each of the video reels and executes variable display. Then, in a case where the static symbols do not form a winning combination and where the static symbols include symbols constituting a winning combination, video reels displaying symbols not constituting the winning combination are statically displayed after other video reels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: Universal Entertainment Corporation
    Inventor: Nakayasu Tsukahara
  • Patent number: RE46808
    Abstract: A gaming machine, at the beginning of a game, determines static symbols for each of the video reels and executes variable display. Then, in a case where the static symbols do not form a winning combination and where the static symbols include symbols constituting a winning combination, video reels displaying symbols not constituting the winning combination are statically displayed after other video reels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: Universal Entertainment Corporation
    Inventor: Nakayasu Tsukahara
  • Patent number: RE46905
    Abstract: A communications system network that enables secondary use of spectrum on a non-interference basis is disclosed. Each secondary transceiver measures the background spectrum. The system uses a modulation method to measure the background signals that eliminates self-generated interference and also identifies the secondary signal to all primary users via on/off amplitude modulation, allowing easy resolution of interference claims. The system uses high-processing gain probe waveforms that enable propagation measurements to be made with minimal interference to the primary users. The system measures background signals and identifies the types of nearby receivers and modifies the local frequency assignments to minimize interference caused by a secondary system due to non-linear mixing interference and interference caused by out-of-band transmitted signals (phase noise, harmonics, and spurs).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: SHARED SPECTRUM COMPANY
    Inventor: Mark Allen McHenry
  • Patent number: RE47074
    Abstract: One aspect of the teachings herein relates to signaling codebook restrictions, to restrict the precoder recommendations being fed back from a remote transceiver, so that precoder selections made by the remote receiver are restricted to permitted subsets of overall precoders within a defined set of overall precoders, or to permitted subsets within larger sets of conversion precoders and tuning precoders, for the case where the overall precoders are represented in factorized form by conversion and tuning precoders. As a non-limiting example, these teachings advantageously provide for precoder restrictions in LTE or LTE-Advanced networks, where ongoing development targets the use of larger, richer sets of precoders, and where the disclosed mechanisms for determining, signaling, and responding to subset restrictions provide significant operational advantages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: David Hammarwall, George J├Ângren
  • Patent number: RE47120
    Abstract: A communications system network that enables secondary use of spectrum on a non-interference basis is disclosed. Each secondary transceiver measures the background spectrum. The system uses a modulation method to measure the background signals that eliminates self-generated interference and also identifies the secondary signal to all primary users via on/off amplitude modulation, allowing easy resolution of interference claims. The system uses high-processing gain probe waveforms that enable propagation measurements to be made with minimal interference to the primary users. The system measures background signals and identifies the types of nearby receivers and modifies the local frequency assignments to minimize interference caused by a secondary system due to non-linear mixing interference and interference caused by out-of-band transmitted signals (phase noise, harmonics, and spurs).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Shared Spectrum Company
    Inventor: Mark Allen McHenry
  • Patent number: RE47126
    Abstract: A mobile station for use in a wireless network. The mobile station transmits feedback values in a physical uplink control channel (PUCCH) to a base station of the wireless network. The mobile station is operable to transmit to the base station a subband second precoder matrix index (PMI) associated with a particular subband and a subband channel quality indicator (CQI) value associated with the particular subband together in a subframe of the PUCCH.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Lingjia Liu, Jianzhong Zhang, Young-Han Nam
  • Patent number: RE47224
    Abstract: A plurality of screen aspects is acquired; each screen layout is optimized; switching of the screen aspects is supported; and visibility and functionality of the display screen are improved. An electronic device (portable terminal apparatus) including a display function in a rotatable and/or openable/closable case includes a displaying unit that displays a vertically elongated vertical screen or a horizontally elongated horizontal screen and a controlling unit (CPU) that changes screen layouts correspondingly to the vertical screen or the horizontal screen displayed on the displaying unit. The change in the screen layout corresponding to the vertical screen or the horizontal screen includes a change in arrangement of icons.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: FUJITSU CONNECTED TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED
    Inventors: Hironobu Taniguchi, Kenetsu Furuki, Yoko Fujii, Yuko Nakajima, Makoto Sugimoto
  • Patent number: RE47252
    Abstract: A communication system includes master host unit, hybrid expansion unit, and remote antenna unit. Master host unit communicates analog signals with service provider interfaces. Master host unit and hybrid expansion unit communicate N-bit words of digitized spectrum over communication link. Hybrid expansion unit converts between N-bit words and analog spectrum. Hybrid expansion unit and remote antenna unit communicate analog spectrum over analog communication medium. Remote antenna unit transmits and receives wireless signals over air interfaces. Master host unit includes master clock distribution unit that generates digital master reference clock signal. Master host unit communicates digital master reference clock signal over communication link. Hybrid expansion unit receives digital master reference clock signal from master host unit over communication link and generates analog reference clock signal based on digital master reference clock signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Lance K. Uyehara, Larry G. Fischer, David Hart, Dean Zavadsky
  • Patent number: RE47258
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention comprise systems and methods for processing of data related to video wherein reduced bit depth intermediate calculations are enabled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation
    Inventor: Louis J. Kerofsky
  • Patent number: RE47277
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention comprise systems and methods for processing of data related to video wherein reduced bit depth intermediate calculations are enabled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation
    Inventor: Louis J. Kerofsky
  • Patent number: RE47393
    Abstract: A communication system includes master host unit, hybrid expansion unit, and remote antenna unit. Master host unit communicates analog signals with service provider interfaces. Master host unit and hybrid expansion unit communicate N-bit words of digitized spectrum over communication link. Hybrid expansion unit converts between N-bit words and analog spectrum. Hybrid expansion unit and remote antenna unit communicate analog spectrum over analog communication medium. Remote antenna unit transmits and receives wireless signals over air interfaces. Master host unit includes master clock distribution unit that generates digital master reference clock signal. Master host unit communicates digital master reference clock signal over communication link. Hybrid expansion unit receives digital master reference clock signal from master host unit over communication link and generates analog reference clock signal based on digital master reference clock signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Lance K. Uyehara, Larry G. Fischer, David Hart, Dean Zavadsky
  • Patent number: RE47424
    Abstract: A base station device which communicates with a mobile station device, comprising an uplink synchronization managing unit which manages uplink synchronization maintenance status of the mobile station device, and a transmitting unit which transmits a synchronization recovery request to the mobile station which is in the uplink synchronization maintenance status.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yasuyuki Kato, Shohei Yamada