Patents Examined by Masud Ahmed
  • Patent number: 10328326
    Abstract: Systems and methods for determining interest levels for sporting events and notifying users when the sporting events' interest levels reach threshold levels. One embodiment is a system that includes a processing engine that receives data associated with sporting events and, based on this data, determines interest levels associated with the sporting events. The system also includes a notification engine is coupled to the processing engine. When the processing engine determines that the interest level associated with a particular sporting event has reached a threshold, the notification engine provides notifications to users indicating that the threshold level has been reached.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: RUWT, LLC
    Inventor: Mark Phillip
  • Patent number: 10328347
    Abstract: Provided is a method for controlling a computer, etc., which makes it possible to improve the usability of city building games. The computer is provided with a storage unit configured to store game contents arranged within a game space, positions of the game contents, and a template defining positions of one or more of game contents, and progresses a game by arranging the game contents within the game space based on a command by a player. The method includes when the template is applied to a predetermined area within the game space based on the command by the player, moving, by the computer, the game contents arranged within the game space to the positions of the game contents defined by the template.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: GREE, INC.
    Inventor: Taiki Eda
  • Patent number: 10332356
    Abstract: A system comprises a client operable to communicate a bet regarding a spin of a virtual roulette wheel. The system further comprises a controller communicably coupled to the client and operable to determine a result of the spin of the virtual roulette wheel, the result based at least in part upon one or more digits of at least one financial market indicator at a configurable point in time. The system is further operable to determine an outcome of the bet based at least in part on the determined result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: CFPH, LLC
    Inventors: Dean P. Alderucci, Lee M. Amaitis
  • Patent number: 10307678
    Abstract: Provided is a method for controlling a computer, etc., which makes it possible to improve the usability of city building games. The computer is provided with a storage unit configured to store game contents arranged within a game space, positions of the game contents, and a template defining positions of one or more of game contents, and progresses a game by arranging the game contents within the game space based on a command by a player. The method includes when the template is applied to a predetermined area within the game space based on the command by the player, moving, by the computer, the game contents arranged within the game space to the positions of the game contents defined by the template.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: GREE, INC.
    Inventor: Taiki Eda
  • Patent number: 10307676
    Abstract: Provided is a method for controlling a computer, etc., which makes it possible to improve the usability of city building games. The computer is provided with a storage unit configured to store game contents arranged within a game space, positions of the game contents, and a template defining positions of one or more of game contents, and progresses a game by arranging the game contents within the game space based on a command by a player. The method includes when the template is applied to a predetermined area within the game space based on the command by the player, moving, by the computer, the game contents arranged within the game space to the positions of the game contents defined by the template.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: GREE, Inc.
    Inventor: Taiki Eda
  • Patent number: 10307675
    Abstract: Provided is a method for controlling a computer, etc., which makes it possible to improve the usability of city building games. The computer is provided with a storage unit configured to store game contents arranged within a game space, positions of the game contents, and a template defining positions of one or more of game contents, and progresses a game by arranging the game contents within the game space based on a command by a player. The method includes when the template is applied to a predetermined area within the game space based on the command by the player, moving, by the computer, the game contents arranged within the game space to the positions of the game contents defined by the template.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: GREE, INC.
    Inventor: Taiki Eda
  • Patent number: 10307677
    Abstract: Provided is a method for controlling a computer, etc., which makes it possible to improve the usability of city building games. The computer is provided with a storage unit configured to store game contents arranged within a game space, positions of the game contents, and a template defining positions of one or more of game contents, and progresses a game by arranging the game contents within the game space based on a command by a player. The method includes when the template is applied to a predetermined area within the game space based on the command by the player, moving, by the computer, the game contents arranged within the game space to the positions of the game contents defined by the template.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Gree, Inc.
    Inventor: Taiki Eda
  • Patent number: 10300385
    Abstract: Provided is a method for controlling a computer, etc., which makes it possible to improve the usability of city building games. The computer is provided with a storage unit configured to store game contents arranged within a game space, positions of the game contents, and a template defining positions of one or more of game contents, and progresses a game by arranging the game contents within the game space based on a command by a player. The method includes when the template is applied to a predetermined area within the game space based on the command by the player, moving, by the computer, the game contents arranged within the game space to the positions of the game contents defined by the template.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: GREE, INC.
    Inventor: Taiki Eda
  • Patent number: 10304293
    Abstract: In accordance with some embodiments, a gaming apparatus provides for an electronic baccarat game in which game elements are placed in a game element matrix within which a plurality of paylines are defined. Each payline consists of a baccarat hand which includes a first subset of game element positions attributed to the Player side and a second subset of game element positions attributed to the Banker side. In one embodiment, a player may place a wager on a game instance of the baccarat game and select one of a Player side and a Banker side for the wager. A payout is determined for the game instance based on which of the Player side and the Banker side the player selected and how many of the paylines resulted in a Player side win and how many of the paylines resulted in a Banker side win.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Walker Digital Table Systems, LLC
    Inventors: Stephen Moore, Michael Russell, John Daley
  • Patent number: 10293250
    Abstract: A game device (information processing device (4)) includes a communication unit communicable with a portable terminal (2), an executing unit that executes a game application, a rendering unit that renders a game screen of a game based on the game application, and a switching unit that switches an operating state. The game device is configured to be usable in an independent use form in which the executing unit executes the game application and the rendering unit renders the game screen to cause the game to progress and a task processing form in which the executing unit processes a partial task of a game application executed in the portable terminal (2) and transmits a processing result of the partial task to the portable terminal (2). The switching unit carries out switching to any of the independent use form and the task processing form to cause the game device to operate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: SONY INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT INC.
    Inventors: Shizuto Fukuda, Shinji Aizawa, Hisao Wada
  • Patent number: 10290187
    Abstract: A system comprises a client operable to communicate a bet regarding a baccarat game. The system further comprises a controller communicably coupled to the client and operable to determine a result of the baccarat game, the result based at least in part upon one or more digits of at least one financial market indicator at a configurable point in time. The controller is further operable to determine an outcome of the bet based at least in part on the determined result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: CFPH, LLC
    Inventors: Dean P. Alderucci, Lee M. Amaitis
  • Patent number: 10279253
    Abstract: A method of and system for handling latency issues encountered in producing real-time entertainment such as games of skill synchronized with live or taped televised events is described herein. There are multiple situations that are dealt with regarding latencies in receiving a television signal with respect to real-time entertainment based on the unfolding games played along with the telecasts. Systemic delays, arbitrarily imposed delays of a broadcast signal and variances in the precise broadcast times of taped television programs have to be equalized so as to provide fair entertainment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: WinView, Inc.
    Inventors: David B. Lockton, Mark K. Berner, Mark J. Micheli, David Lowe
  • Patent number: 10265628
    Abstract: Affiliated players in an online game often coordinate activity and communication in the online game. Affiliated players may want to coordinate activities and/or communicate with each even when one or more affiliated players may not be logged into the online game. Further, persons of higher status in an affiliation may want to control the extent to which other players in the affiliation are sent messages external to the game. As such, one aspect of the disclosure relates to facilitating communication to a group of related players of an online game outside of communication mediums available via the game, where the ability to communicate and the type of communication may depend upon permissions associated with a player in a group of affiliated players.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Kabam, Inc.
    Inventors: Kent Wakeford, Clifford J. Harrington
  • Patent number: 10258889
    Abstract: A system, computer-readable storage medium storing at least one program, and a computer-implemented method for representing a resource object in a virtual environment are presented. To begin, a graphical user interface may be provided to a player. The graphical user interface may display a virtual environment that includes the resource object and a game object. A resource production event may be detected. The resource production event may be generated based on a resource production attribute that specifies that a quantity of resource units have been generated. Based on the detected resource production event, at least some portion of the quantity of generated resource units is allocated to the resource pool. Then, responsive to detecting a user initiated game action being applied to the game object, a determinable amount of resource units is removed from the resource pool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Zynga Inc.
    Inventors: Manuel Uris Bronstein Bendayan, Werner Wright Bagwell, Michael McCarthy
  • Patent number: 10262502
    Abstract: Some embodiments may relate to wagering one or more events. Such events may include sporting events. For example, one or more races may be wagered upon. In some embodiments, one or more wager may include an in running or in game wager. In some embodiments, one or more wagers may include a wager on a group of participants. Various apparatus and methods are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: CFPH, LLC
    Inventors: Kenneth L. Miller, Craig Lipka, Quinton Singleton
  • Patent number: 10252145
    Abstract: An Internet of Thing (IoT) device includes a camera coupled to a processor; and a wireless transceiver coupled to the processor. Blockchain smart contracts can be used with the device to facilitate secure operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Inventor: Bao Tran
  • Patent number: 10252107
    Abstract: Apparatus, systems, and methods for tracking the location of an individual during a fitness activity are disclosed. A method of tracking a participant engaged in a fitness activity includes determining a location of the participant during the fitness activity based on data received at a portable fitness device used by the participant; determining a location of a spectator during the fitness activity based on data received at a mobile spectator device used by the spectator; from a server, sending an alert to a spectator at a spectator device during the fitness activity indicating that the participant is within a predetermined distance of the spectator; and sending an alert to the portable fitness device during the fitness activity indicating that the spectator is within a predetermined distance of the participant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: adidas AG
    Inventors: Jon Harald Werner, Christian Dibenedetto, Stephen John Black, Amy Jones Vaterlaus
  • Patent number: 10244791
    Abstract: A method is disclosed comprising generating, by a first electronic vapor device, first usage data related to the first electronic vapor device, transmitting, by the first electronic vapor device, the first usage data to a central server, and receiving, by the first electronic vapor device, an indication of compliance with a vaping program.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Lunatech, LLC
    Inventors: John Cameron, Dean Becker, Gene Fein
  • Patent number: 10249135
    Abstract: Methods of tracking points among participants in various wagers. An indication of a wager may be received, including point distributions, participants, an event, etc. An indication of an outcome of the wager may be received. Points may be allocated among participants in accordance with a desired point distribution based on the outcome of the wager. An indication of a point adjustment may be received, and points may be adjusted accordingly. The point adjustment may be associated with an external exchange between participants in a wager. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: CFPH, LLC
    Inventor: Howard W. Lutnick
  • Patent number: 10238948
    Abstract: A mission-based cyber training platform allows both offensive and defensive oriented participants to test their skills in a game-based virtual environment against a live or virtual opponent. The system builds realistic virtual environments to perform the training in an isolated and controlled setting. Dynamic configuration supports unique missions using a combination of real and/or virtual machines, software resources, tools, and network components. Game engine behaves in a manner that will vary if participant attempts to replay a scenario based upon alternate options available to the engine. Scoring and leader boards are used to identify skill gaps/strengths and measure performance for each training participant. A detailed assessment of a player's performance is provided at the end of the mission and is stored in a user profile/training record.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Circadence Corporation
    Inventors: Gary D. Morton, Mark Mihelic, Michael Moniz, Paul R. Thornton, Ryan Pressley, Laura Lee