Patents Examined by Paul A. D'Agostino
  • Patent number: 10292592
    Abstract: A system and method for monitoring biological parameters in freely moving animals that, in the illustrative embodiment, comprises a two-color optical measurement/recording system that is combined with a fluorescent protein reporter of cellular membrane potentials and a fluorescent protein that is insensitive to such cellular membrane potentials. The two wavelengths are used to un-mix physiological artifacts in recordings that occur in freely moving animals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University
    Inventors: Jesse D. Marshall, Mark J. Schnitzer
  • Patent number: 10286282
    Abstract: A swing diagnosis method includes a procedure of performing diagnosis of a plurality of items including a first item regarding at least one of a backswing and a downswing, and a second item regarding impact on the basis of data regarding a swing, and a procedure of outputting diagnosis information on the basis of the plurality of items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi Ito, Kenya Kodaira, Norihisa Hagiwara, Kazuhiro Ito
  • Patent number: 10282942
    Abstract: An augmented or replaced application outcome interleaved wagering system is disclosed. The system includes an interactive controller operatively connected to an application controller by a network, the interactive controller configured to: communicate application telemetry; receive application outcomes, advancement of an interactive application being based on the application outcomes; and receive a wager outcome. The system also includes a wager controller operatively connected to the application controller, the wager controller constructed to: receive application outcome requests; generate application outcomes; communicate the application outcomes; determine a wager outcome.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Gamblit Gaming, LLC
    Inventors: Miles Arnone, Frank Cire, Clifford Kaylin, Eric Meyerhofer, Caitlyn Ross
  • Patent number: 10279251
    Abstract: A system includes a host computer, a processor, and a haptic peripheral. The haptic peripheral includes a manipulandum movable in at least one degree of freedom, an inertial haptic output device, and a haptic output device. The inertial haptic output device is coupled to the manipulandum, and is configured to receive a control signal from the processor and output a transient haptic effect to the manipulandum in response to the control signal from the processor. The haptic output device is configured to receive a control signal from the processor and modify the stiffness of the manipulandum in response to the control signal from the processor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: IMMERSION CORPORATION
    Inventor: Danny A. Grant
  • Patent number: 10272340
    Abstract: A virtual world environment unit, and related methods, operable to simulate an actual live event in substantially real-time is disclosed. Also disclosed is an interactive media system configured to present a substantially real-time simulation of an actual live event involving a moveable object in an arena. Further disclosed is a method of providing and/or viewing a substantially real-time simulation of an actual live event involving a moveable object in an arena.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: VIRTUALLY LIVE (SWITZERLAND) GMBH
    Inventors: Jesús Hormigo Cebolla, Jamil Nadim El-Imad
  • Patent number: 10275993
    Abstract: A roulette system detailed herein involves modified roulette features designed to add excitement to conventional roulette. A first embodiment relates to players purchasing special chips and making wagers on multiple, consecutive random outcomes in an effort to make consecutive winning number selections. A second version relates to players placing wagers on dealer select numbers. If the dealer selects winning numbers on two or more consecutive spins of the roulette wheel, players receive an enhanced payout. In both versions, pay tables list large payouts (e.g., up to 1000 to 1) which are not the norm for roulette which has as its largest payout 35 to 1 for individual numbers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Doe Creek Capital, LLC
    Inventor: David Charlton
  • Patent number: 10272346
    Abstract: Competitions involving video game players may include competitions subsidiary to a purpose of video game play, and may be bounded in time, either across play of multiple video games or within play of a particular video game.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Activision Publishing, Inc.
    Inventors: Jay Puryear, Jennifer Puno, Chris Chernoff
  • Patent number: 10269221
    Abstract: A system controls access by under-age players to games, such as Lottery games, over communication devices, including wireless devices. A ticket comprising a substrate identifies a game and indicates that it is a lottery electronic access ticket (LEAT). The LEAT is purchased at a physical retail establishment. The LEAT is scanned at the retail location, ticket information is sent to a remote server. A participation number, typically obscured, is provided on the LEAT, and then communicated by typing or keying the number. Game play proceeds once the system verifies that the number is valid. If valid, and a monetary amount remains available to the player, game play is permitted to proceed. The player is then provided with an indication of whether they have won, and if so, the amount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: MILESTONE ENTERTAINMENT LLC
    Inventors: Randall M. Katz, Gary Dawson
  • Patent number: 10265623
    Abstract: A video game processing program product causes a user terminal to realize functions to control progress of a video game in response to an operation of a user. The functions include: an updating function configured to update a position of a character on a virtual space on the basis of a moving operation by a user; a first displaying function configured to display a normal screen corresponding to the user on the basis of an update result; a second displaying function configured to display a photographing screen, on which an object other than a user character carries out a photographing action when the photographing operation is carried out, on the basis of a photographing operation; and a storing function configured to store at least a part of the photographing screen in a predetermined storage region on the basis of a storing operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA SQUARE ENIX
    Inventors: Kei Odagiri, Hiroaki Ohno
  • Patent number: 10262554
    Abstract: A method of learning English using teaching English word order has the features of dividing a sentence input by a learner into a main subject, a main event including an action and an object, and an auxiliary condition including an auxiliary condition and a criterion thereof; and classifying and displaying a part representing the main subject as a Step 1 sentence segment, a part representing the action as a Step 2 sentence segment, a part representing the object as a Step 3 sentence segment, a part representing the auxiliary condition as a Step 4 sentence segment and a part representing the criterion of the auxiliary condition as a Step 5 sentence segment. The words forming the Step 1 to the Step 5 sentence segments comply with a part of speech criterion assigned for each sentence segment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Inventor: Kwang Chul Koh
  • Patent number: 10262495
    Abstract: A method implemented on a first electronic computing device includes determining available lotteries for a user of the first electronic computing device. The user is authenticated on the first electronic computing device. An area of residence is confirmed for the user. First lotteries that are available in the area of residence of the user are identified. Second lotteries for which the user can qualify are identified. The second lotteries are a subset of the first lotteries. When one or more of the second lotteries are identified, identification information for the second lotteries is sent to a second electronic computing device for display to the user on the second electronic computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
    Inventors: Kourtney Eidam, Randy Matthew Prather
  • Patent number: 10258868
    Abstract: Provided is a game table which allows maintenance to be facilitated. The game table includes: a game board having arranged thereon antennas for reading identification information stored in game chips through wireless communication; and a game board mounting table top having mounted thereon the game board so as to allow the game board to be opened and closed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Universal Entertainment Corporation
    Inventor: Shinsuke Yamaguchi
  • Patent number: 10262494
    Abstract: A gaming system including: a wager receiver for receiving a plurality of wagers, each wager identifying a corresponding predicted sequence of outcomes of game outcome events, each of the predicted sequences of outcomes being stored in a wager database; an outcome generator for generating a results sequence of game outcome events, the game outcome events of the results sequence being generated sequentially and displayed on one or more displays; a results comparator for comparing the results sequence with the predicted sequences of outcomes stored in the wager database, and generating a win signal if the results sequence matches one or more of the predicted sequences stored in the wager database; and a win notifier for generating a win message for displaying a win indication on the displays in response to receiving the win signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: The Baccarun Corporation Pty Ltd.
    Inventor: Dougall McBurnie
  • Patent number: 10255748
    Abstract: A system and method include a database configured to store results of wagers on at least one prior game for a plurality of players, a first server, a second server, and an application executable by a user computing device processor. The first server queries the database to receive the results of the wagers and to determine a ranked list of leaders based at least in part on the results of the wagers. The application presents the ranked list of leaders to a user, enables the user to select one of the leaders, and transmits data representative of the selected leader to the first server. The second server receives the selected leader from the first server and automatically links the user with the selected leader such that when the leader places a wager, the second server automatically places the same wager on behalf of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Inventor: John English
  • Patent number: 10252148
    Abstract: A dealing robot device with dual card shoes is provided in the present application. The dealing robot device comprises a machine robotic arm, an electric poker rack, a controller and dual card shoes. The controller sends a controlling instruction to regulate movements of the robotic arm or the electric poker rack with which operations such as dealing or recollecting poker cards is completed such that a time difference between two rounds of games played by two different groups of players is effectively saved by the dealing robot device with dual card shoes. Accordingly, the efficiency of an online reality poker game is promoted by the dealing robot device with dual card shoes in the present application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: TAIWAN INTELLIGENT ROBOTICS COMPANY LTD.
    Inventors: Kuo-Tsung Huang, Chun-Hsiang Su, Bing-Chuen Tsai, Yen-Hung Lai
  • Patent number: 10252171
    Abstract: A system for cooperative game control. In one embodiment, the system includes: (1) a cloud game engine for executing game code configured to create a game, generate a video stream corresponding to a particular player and accept a response stream from the particular player to allow the particular player to play the game and (2) a cooperative play engine associated with the cloud game engine for communication therewith and configured to multicast the video stream from the cloud game engine to the particular player and at least one other player, combine separate response streams from the particular player and the at least one other player into a joint response stream and provide the joint response stream to the cloud game engine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Nvidia Corporation
    Inventors: Jen-Hsun Huang, Spencer Huang, Madison Huang
  • Patent number: 10252157
    Abstract: A control circuit of a client-side game console includes: a processor and a storage circuit for storing a computer program product. The processor is arranged to operably execute the computer program product to perform following operations: establishing networking connection between the client-side game console and a master-side game console; receiving client-side input values generated by a user control device of the client-side game console; transmitting the client-side input values to the master-side game console; receiving a target instruction and a pseudo clock indicator value transmitted from the mater-side game console; executing the target instruction in a client-side emulating environment based on the pseudo clock indicator value; and rendering an updated client-side game screen according to execution results of the target instruction and displaying the updated client-side game screen on a display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: REALTEK SEMICONDUCTOR CORP.
    Inventors: Chun-Hao Lin, E-Cheng Cheng, Sheng-Kai Hung, Chien-Kuo Cheng
  • Patent number: 10252136
    Abstract: A swing diagnosis apparatus includes a level calculator that calculates a level based on the relationship among at least one imaginary plane, the position of a hitting section of a sport gear at a first timing during a backswing, and the position of the hitting section at a second timing during a downswing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi Ito, Kenya Kodaira, Norihisa Hagiwara, Kazuhiro Ito
  • Patent number: 10254838
    Abstract: The embodiments are directed toward an architecture and communication protocol for controlling haptic output devices. According to the embodiments, a composite drive signal is generated that includes a first drive signal to be rendered by a first haptic output device, a second drive signal to be rendered by a second haptic output device, and a packet identifier. A controller includes the first haptic output device that is associated with a first user input element and the second haptic output device associated with a second user input element. The composite drive signal is transmitted to controller, and the execution order of the first and second drive signals is determined based on the packet identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: IMMERSION CORPORATION
    Inventors: Srivatsav Venkatesan, Kaniyalal Shah, Andrew C. Prock, Henry Da Costa
  • Patent number: 10252156
    Abstract: A control circuit of a master-side game console includes: a processor and a storage circuit for storing a computer program product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: REALTEK SEMICONDUCTOR CORP.
    Inventors: Chun-Hao Lin, E-Cheng Cheng, Sheng-Kai Hung, Chien-Kuo Cheng