Patents Examined by Pierre E. Elisca
  • Patent number: 11369872
    Abstract: A non-transitory computer readable recording medium stores game program code instructions for a game in which users do battle, and the game program code instructions cause a computer to perform a data storage function of storing a first panel data that includes a plurality of panels associated with the first user to a storage unit; a control function of receiving information regarding a selection by the first user, the selection being for one or more panels indicating characters to be disposed in one or more divisions of a game display screen including a display region formed by the divisions; the data storage function further stores the panel associated with information of motion to the storage unit, and the control function transmits information for displaying the panel as a moving character according to the information of motion associated with the panel when the panel is disposed in a target division.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: GREE, INC.
    Inventor: Hirohiko Atobe
  • Patent number: 11369865
    Abstract: “MICROCONTROLLER-CONTROLLED ELECTRONIC DEVICE FOR THE PRODUCTION OF SPECIAL EFFECTS THROUGH THE CONTROL AND SYNCHRONIZATION OF LIGHT AND SOUND” is an electronic device with a microcontroller that by controlling the brightness and color of RGB LEDs, which will illuminate the game surface, along with the an audio device control, such as an MP3 player, reproduces several special light and sound effects synchronically. In its complete version, it is comprised of a microcontroller, which controls four RGB LEDs and an MP3 player module connected to a memory, which generate the light and sound effects, synchronically. It also has a data communication module as well as an audio communication module, thus enabling the device in question to be utterly controlled by apps installed on mobile devices through a wireless connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Inventor: Gilson Martins Vieira Filho
  • Patent number: 11364439
    Abstract: A game processing system that controls a display to display a plurality of graphic forms each indicating an identifier; identifies a trajectory of a continuously drawn input selecting a plurality of the graphic forms; identifies the identifiers of the graphic forms corresponding to the input trajectory; identifies at least a first command based on an arrangement of the identifiers when detecting an end of the input; and controls a game operation of attacking an opponent based on the command.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: GREE, INC.
    Inventor: Ryosuke Inamori
  • Patent number: 11364441
    Abstract: Relative movement, in relation to a vehicle interior, of an electronic display device worn on the head is ascertained by an acquisition device arranged on the electronic display device. A virtual perspective of a wearer of the electronic display device, located in the vehicle interior, of displayed virtual content is adapted in accordance with the ascertained relative movement. In addition, a contour of the vehicle interior is acquired by the acquisition device and a virtual contour corresponding to the contour of the vehicle interior is displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: AUDI AG
    Inventor: Marcus Kühne
  • Patent number: 11361614
    Abstract: An electronic gaming machine includes a display screen for displaying an electronic game, a mobile topper unit configured to be positioned in a first position and a second position, the first position being a lower position that the second position, and a controller programmed to execute the electronic game and programmed to provide instructions to change the position of the mobile topper unit between the first position and the second position based on an event of the wagering game.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: Aristocrat Technologies Australia Pty Limited
    Inventors: Timothy Seckel, Joseph Kaminkow
  • Patent number: 11358027
    Abstract: A non-limiting example training instrument comprises a hollow main body formed of an aluminum alloy. The main body is constituted by two gripping portions opposite to each other with a space therebetween and a coupling portion coupling the two gripping portions. A load sensor is arranged in the coupling portion inside the main body. The load sensor is a load cell, a strain gauge affixed to an interior of the main body, and a part of the main body to which the strain gauge is affixed functions as a strain body. Therefore, if a user applies a force so as to bring the two gripping portions close to each other or a force so as to move the two gripping portions away from each other, a load thereof is detected by the load sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: Nintendo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ryoji Kuroda, Shinji Yamamoto, Hiroki Ikuta, Takanori Okamura, Xiaoming Jin, Hitoshi Tsuchiya, Kazuhiro Hosoi, Satoru Osako
  • Patent number: 11341810
    Abstract: Various aspects are described herein for implementing in-game advertising, in-game product placement, and in-game promotion techniques in wager-based games conducted at an electronic gaming device of a casino gaming network. These techniques provide the ability for traditional video-type wager-based gaming machines (such as those deployed at casino gaming establishments) to be quickly and easily converted to wager-based games which support in-game advertising while still satisfying the strict regulatory compliance rules and regulations governing wager-based gaming.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: Synergy Blue, LLC
    Inventors: Georg Washington, Joe Serra
  • Patent number: 11341816
    Abstract: An electronic gaming machine for conducting an electronic game includes a player input interface configured to receive player credit inputs. A gaming data recording device is configured to record gaming related to the player credit inputs. A gaming machine controller configured to query the gaming data recording device and compute a first total game payout rate based upon the recorded player credit inputs for a first number of rounds of play and compute a second total game payout rate different than the first total game payout rate based on the recorded player credit inputs for a second number of rounds of play. The gaming machine is configured to award the second total game payout rate for a next round of play of the electronic game.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: Aristocrat Technologies Australia Pty Limited
    Inventors: Gary Joseph Penacho, Kieran Power
  • Patent number: 11335160
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods related to multi-player casino games are described. An electronic gaming device is provided that allows a live player to compete against a virtual player in a multi-player wager-based game using playing cards derived from the insertion of a physical denomination of currency. The electronic gaming device can be configured to simulate the decision making of a virtual player and associated behaviors of the virtual player during game play. In some instances, the simulated behaviors of the virtual player output at the electronic gaming device can be learned by a live player so that the live player can make better or more advantageous game play decisions. The simulated behaviors of the virtual player can be conveyed to the live player via visual images, such as simulated facial expressions of the virtual player.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Inventor: Richard Rowe
  • Patent number: 11331571
    Abstract: In a first aspect, a system for playing a video game is provided that includes (1) one or more sensors adapted to monitor one or more biometric parameters of a user and communicate the one or more monitored biometric parameters (MBPs); (2) a computing device adapted to communicate with the one or more sensors and to receive the one or more communicated MBPs; and (3) a video game having an avatar adapted to move an object on an incline, the video game adapted to execute on the computing device. The video game is adapted to control the avatar to perform an action in the video game based in part on the received one or more communicated MBPs. Numerous other aspects are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: PEXS LLC
    Inventors: Brian M. Dugan, Steven M. Santisi, Jean Pierre Latrille, Lieven Nuyttens
  • Patent number: 11335169
    Abstract: A secure and authentic online player and live dealer video streamed virtual poker system and process is disclosed. The virtual poker platform is implemented as a software-based system with a cloud-based software application service and website that constructs a virtual platform that links professional poker dealers with real players to increase accessibility and to promote unmatched integrity within the online poker community. This allows players the best live feel while being able to play poker remotely and provides all users peace of mind of knowing that their cards are authentic and randomized. Furthermore, the virtual poker platform has a game flow that is a very similar representation to live poker, which provides a similar user experience to real life play, while ensuring that players are playing against other real people and eliminating concerns about programmed computer players and superusers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Inventors: Dustin Lee Meadows, Richard Dane Coates
  • Patent number: 11328560
    Abstract: Systems, apparatuses and methods for increasing potential payout opportunities using multiple card indicia representing multiple cards. One embodiment involves determining whether any one or more of a plurality of cards of a poker game having multiple poker hands are to be randomly provided with multiple card indicia representing multiple cards, presenting the plurality of cards of the poker hands, including the one or more of the plurality of cards determined to be randomly provided with multiple card indicia, and identifying a plurality of resulting hands for each of the multiple poker hands that include a multiple card indicia, where each of the plurality of resulting hands includes a different subset of a total of the indicia of the other cards in the respective poker hand and any cards provided with multiple card indicia.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Inventors: Bradley Berman, Chad Shapiro, Jacob Lamb
  • Patent number: 11325028
    Abstract: A wearable or mountable visor or display apparatus capable of presenting augmented reality (AR) content. The primary intent of the AR visor is to parse and selectively display desired heads up display (HUD) content from a video stream or video game such as a map, timer or clock, speedometer/tachometer, instrumentation panels, or similar context-sensitive information relevant to a video game or stream. The AR visor allows a user to configure and display various content on one or more designated sections of the AR visor/display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment LLC
    Inventor: John Charles Zarganis
  • Patent number: 11320325
    Abstract: A sensor system configured for use with an article of apparel includes one or a plurality of sensors formed of a polymeric material having a conductive particulate material dispersed therein and conductive leads connecting the sensors to a port. The leads may also be formed of a polymeric material having a conductive particulate material dispersed therein. The conductive material is dispersed in the sensor(s) at a first dispersion density and the conductive material is dispersed in the leads at a second dispersion density that is higher than the first dispersion density. Each of the sensors is configured to increase in resistance when deformed under pressure, which is detected by a module connected to the port. The second dispersion density is such that each of the leads has sufficient conductivity that the leads are configured to conduct an electronic signal between each sensor and the port in any state of deformation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Tina M. Casillas, James Meschter, Richard L. Watkins
  • Patent number: 11322002
    Abstract: A system and method of gaming includes, after collecting a wager, randomly selecting a first set of cards from a deck and displaying the first set of cards to the player along with a redraw offer (an amount that the player can pay to redraw the first set of cards). If the player accepts the offer, that amount is collected from the player and the player receives a new first set of cards from the deck. The play continues with randomly selecting a second set of cards from the deck and evaluating the best hand from the first set of cards combined with the second set of cards and determining a payout value by looking up that best hand in a payout table and awarding the payout value to the player. In some embodiments, the redraw offer is a fixed amount that is less than the wager amount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: Platform Gaming Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: David Brian Hirsch
  • Patent number: 11318383
    Abstract: A method of providing a game in a terminal including a plurality displays is provided. A first display may be set as a default display of a game, and a second display may be set as an input pad of the game. In response to a user input to the second display while game play is in progress through the first display, a result corresponding to the user input may be displayed on the first display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: Netmarble Corporation
    Inventors: Jeong Yeon Rhyoo, Kyu Young Park, Jung Eun Lee
  • Patent number: 11315383
    Abstract: A gaming machine and method for providing multiple simultaneous virtual game presentations to a player. An electronic controller is programmed to operate the virtual game presentations in response to player wagers, and determine if virtual game presentations all include a winning pattern. If so, the controller activates a bonus game structure to display the conduct of a bonus game and a bonus game result. A trigger pattern may replicate to selected virtual game presentations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: Everi Games, Inc.
    Inventor: Brian Watkins
  • Patent number: 11315382
    Abstract: A roulette wheel device, and related devices, systems, and methods, includes a base coupled to a table, the base having a circular ball track within a circular rim. The roulette wheel device further includes a circular wheelhead rotatably coupled to the base within the ball track. The wheelhead includes a circular ring having a plurality of pockets, wherein the circular ball track is sloped downwardly toward the circular ring to direct a roulette ball into one of the plurality of pockets. The wheelhead further includes a circular display subassembly including a display device to selectively display graphical elements corresponding to the plurality of pockets. The circular ball track, the circular ring, and the circular display subassembly are substantially concentric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: IGT
    Inventors: Patrick Danielson, Samantha Ascheri-Phillips, Dwayne Nelson, Vincent Lai
  • Patent number: 11308755
    Abstract: An improved gaming system and method enabling the creation and management of multiple concurrent games with limited numbers of players and/or gameplay stations. The gaming system includes at least a gaming server and a plurality of gameplay stations, the gaming server aggregating players and creating games in response to receiving a gameplay request and evaluating whether or not to begin a new game based on conditions of the gaming system, including a maximum number of allowed games, a failure rate of gameplay requests, a usage ratio and a number of gameplay stations currently participating in active games.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: CASTLE ISLAND IP HOLDING LLC
    Inventors: Joshua Paul Larson, Alan Roireau, Andrew Scheiner
  • Patent number: 11308752
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes systems and methods for simulating gameplay of a live event and placing wagers or non-wager submissions concerning an outcome of a simulation. The systems incorporate statistical data, event information, and user modifications to create the simulation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Inventor: Vinod Khosla