Patents Examined by Ronald Laneau
  • Patent number: 11400375
    Abstract: An object display method is provided for a terminal. The method includes displaying a first object in an object display region in a game interface and, after detecting a first operation performed on the first object, displaying a second object in the game interface in response to the first operation. The first object is used for controlling, in response to a second operation performed on the first object, a game character to perform a first target operation, and the second object is used for controlling, in response to a third operation performed on the second object, the game character to perform a second target operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventor: Kongwei Lin
  • Patent number: 11398126
    Abstract: In various embodiments a display may allow a secondary player to select a game of an appropriate primary player.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignee: CFPH, LLC
    Inventors: Howard W. Lutnick, Dean P. Alderucci, Geoffrey M. Gelman
  • Patent number: 11398130
    Abstract: The disclosed subject matter provides device operate table game systems that integrate live dealer interaction with one or more tangible game pieces at the game table. In one embodiment, a system includes one or more player devices physically coupled to a game table, wherein the one or more player devices respectively provide a player user interface for playing a game at the game table. The system also includes a dealer device coupled to the game table that provides a dealer user interface for playing the game at the game table, wherein the one or more player devices and the dealer device are communicatively coupled. The system further comprises computer executable stored in memory, including a player control component that receives player input commands via the player user interface that control player game moves in association with playing the game, and a game management component that tracks the player game moves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Inventors: Edward Piazza, Kanwarjit Chahal
  • Patent number: 11397292
    Abstract: A lighting display assembly includes a light guide frame composed of at least two or more light guide frame parts and a light source. The frame parts are made of material that is transparent to light. The light guide frame includes a front and rear surface, and a center opening extending between the surfaces and defining an inner sidewall. The light source is configured to emit light and is positioned facing the inner sidewall so that light emitted therefrom passes through the inner sidewall and into the frame. A surface structure formed in or on the frame and is positioned to be illuminated by the light emitted from the light source and entering the inner sidewall of the frame so that the light is scattered and/or refracted and is emitted from the front surface of the frame. A controller is configured to controllably activate and deactivate the light source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignee: Novomatic AG
    Inventor: Philipp Neudinger
  • Patent number: 11389113
    Abstract: A mouth guard senses impact forces and determines if the forces exceed an impact threshold. If so, the mouth guard notifies the user of the risk for injury by haptic feedback, vibratory feedback, and/or audible feedback. The mouth guard system may also remotely communicate the status of risk and the potential injury. The mouth guard uses a local memory device to store impact thresholds based on personal biometric information obtained from the user and compares the sensed forces relative to those threshold values. The mouth guard and its electrical components on the printed circuit board are custom manufactured for the user such that the mouth guard provides a comfortable and reliable fit, while ensuring exceptional performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: Force Impact Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony M. Gonzales, Robert M. Merriman, Susan M. Merriman, Christopher T. Cooper
  • Patent number: 11393281
    Abstract: An excellent gaming table layout includes a bet area for a player, a bet area for a banker, a bet area for a tie, a bet area for a player pair, and a bet area for a banker pair which are arranged in a plurality of rows for each player position in a gaming table layout, and a system is capable of evaluating whether or not a gaming table layout is excellent by photographing a game token with a camera device or the like, recognizing a type of the game token and the number of game tokens, and further calculating a ratio of an amount of money bet on a side bet is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: ANGEL GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yasushi Shigeta
  • Patent number: 11393286
    Abstract: A fraud detection system which detects fraud in a game of performing collection and redemption of chips in accordance with a win or lose result includes a camera which captures an image of chips contained in a chip tray of a dealer, an image analyzing apparatus which analyses the image captured by the camera to detect an amount of the chips contained in the chip tray, a card distribution device which determines a win or lose result of a game, and a control device which compares the win or lose result of the game and the amount of the chips contained in the chip tray before and after collection and redemption of the chips to detect fraud.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: ANGEL GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yasushi Shigeta
  • Patent number: 11393297
    Abstract: Described herein is a gaming machine and, a method of gaming thereon, comprising: a symbol selector for selecting a plurality of symbols from a set of symbols for display during play of a base game; an outcome evaluator for monitoring play of the base game, wherein a feature game is triggered in response to a trigger event during the base game, the feature game having at least one predefined rule; a rule modifier for modifying said predefined rule in response to a determination that said at least one predefined rule is to be modified before play of said feature game; and a controller for initiating play of said feature game based on the modified rule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: Aristocrat Technologies Australia Pty Limited
    Inventor: Billy Tam
  • Patent number: 11386749
    Abstract: A fraud detection system which detects fraud in a game of performing collection and redemption of chips in accordance with a win or lose result includes a camera which captures an image of chips contained in a chip tray of a dealer, an image analyzing apparatus which analyses the image captured by the camera to detect an amount of the chips contained in the chip tray, a card distribution device which determines a win or lose result of a game, and a control device which compares the win or lose result of the game and the amount of the chips contained in the chip tray before and after collection and redemption of the chips to detect fraud.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: ANGEL GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yasushi Shigeta
  • Patent number: 11383157
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a server apparatus, a base station, and a terminal apparatus as well as a communication system that make it possible to implement stabilized communication against a fluctuation of a communication environment in a wireless LAN by switching a base station taking an event into consideration. An application server delivers information relating to an event, which differs for each base station depending upon an installed position, to a terminal apparatus through a base station together with base station information including communication quality and functions of the base station. The terminal apparatus selects a base station with which connection should be established, on the basis of the event information and the base station information and switches the connection. The present disclosure can be applied to a communication system in a wireless LAN.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hideyuki Suzuki, Takuya Iwai, Junji Kato
  • Patent number: 11386748
    Abstract: A fraud detection system which detects fraud in a game of performing collection and redemption of chips in accordance with a win or lose result includes a camera which captures an image of chips contained in a chip tray of a dealer, an image analyzing apparatus which analyses the image captured by the camera to detect an amount of the chips contained in the chip tray, a card distribution device which determines a win or lose result of a game, and a control device which compares the win or lose result of the game and the amount of the chips contained in the chip tray before and after collection and redemption of the chips to detect fraud.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: ANGEL PLAYING CARDS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yasushi Shigeta
  • Patent number: 11379048
    Abstract: An input panel for an electronic device, including an arrangement of buttons, wherein each button is actuated when pressed, providing input to an electronic device, and a sensor, detecting location of a user's finger above the buttons, the sensor including a housing, a printed circuit board, light emitters and photodiode detectors, lenses mounted in the housing in such a manner that, when the housing is mounted along an edge of the arrangement, the lenses direct light from the emitters along a plane above the buttons, and direct light from the plane, reflected toward the lenses by an object inserted into the plane, onto the detectors, a processor configured to identify a location in the plane at which the object is inserted based on the detections of light reflected by the object, and a communications port configured to output the identified location to the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: Neonode Inc.
    Inventors: Björn Thomas Eriksson, Björn Alexander Jubner, Rozita Teymourzadeh, Håkan Sven Erik Andersson, Per Carl Sture Rosengren, Xiatao Wang, Stefan Johannes Holmgren, Gunnar Martin Fröjdh, Jan Tomas Hartman, Per Oscar Sverud, Sangtaek Kim, Rasmus Dahl-Örn, Tom Richard Berglind, Karl Erik Patrik Nordström, Lars Bertil Sparf, Erik Anders Claes Rosengren, John Elis Gösta Karlsson, Remo Behdasht, Robin Kjell Åman, Joseph Shain
  • Patent number: 11380170
    Abstract: The disclosed subject matter provides device operate table game systems that integrate live dealer interaction with one or more tangible game pieces at the game table. In one embodiment, a system includes one or more player devices physically coupled to a game table, wherein the one or more player devices respectively provide a player user interface for playing a game at the game table. The system also includes a dealer device coupled to the game table that provides a dealer user interface for playing the game at the game table, wherein the one or more player devices and the dealer device are communicatively coupled. The system further comprises computer executable stored in memory, including a player control component that receives player input commands via the player user interface that control player game moves in association with playing the game, and a game management component that tracks the player game moves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Inventors: Edward Piazza, Kanwarjit Chahal
  • Patent number: 11380161
    Abstract: A fraud detection system which detects fraud in a game of performing collection and redemption of chips in accordance with a win or lose result includes a camera which captures an image of chips contained in a chip tray of a dealer, an image analyzing apparatus which analyses the image captured by the camera to detect an amount of the chips contained in the chip tray, a card distribution device which determines a win or lose result of a game, and a control device which compares the win or lose result of the game and the amount of the chips contained in the chip tray before and after collection and redemption of the chips to detect fraud.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: ANGEL GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yasushi Shigeta
  • Patent number: 11373480
    Abstract: A blockchain system provides progressive jackpots within a blockchain network of participating electronic devices. The blockchain system includes an electronic gaming machine storing a local blockchain and a system blockchain. The EGM is configured to identify a plurality of transactions for the first progressive jackpot account, each transaction of the plurality of transactions are deposit transactions from the first plurality of electronic gaming devices adding value to the first progressive jackpot account within the local blockchain. The EGM also determines a total sum amount of the plurality of transactions and creates a first deposit blockchain transaction including a first progressive jackpot account identifier and the total sum amount. The EGM transmits the first deposit blockchain transaction to one or more nodes of the second plurality of electronic gaming devices for addition to the system blockchain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: Aristocrat Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric Taylor, Nimish Purohit, Thomas Rizos
  • Patent number: 11361611
    Abstract: A gaming machine including a display device and game controller is provided. The display device includes reels having display positions for presenting symbols that include non-blank symbols and blank symbols. The game controller is configured to spin the reels horizontally to obtain a first game outcome including a first arrangement of the symbols at the display positions. In response to a determination that the first arrangement includes blank symbols, the game controller is configured to determine whether horizontally shifting non-blank symbols in either direction with respect to the blank symbols in each reel results in an optimal win. The game controller horizontally shifts the non-blank symbols with respect to the blank symbols in each reel to obtain a second game outcome in response to a determination that the shifting results in the optimal win. The game controller increases a credit balance by an award associated with the optimal win.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: Aristocrat Technologies Australia Pty Limited
    Inventors: Gary Joseph Penacho, Thomas Tuomey
  • Patent number: 11351437
    Abstract: A conductive material of a plurality of separate conductive materials are coupled to a first participant, the conductive material configured to move when the first participant delivers an impact to a second participant. An impedance-based impact sensing mechanism including an impedance changing mechanism that changes impedance as the conductive material is moved towards and away from the impedance changing mechanism as the first participant delivers the impact. An impedance-based impact measuring scoring system determines that the impact occurred based on a change in impedance in the impedance changing mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Inventor: Jin Song
  • Patent number: 11354971
    Abstract: An gaming system includes a display device, an input device, and a game controller. When the game controller determines that a condition is met, the game controller modifies a plurality of symbols selected for display to include a prize awarding symbol. When the game controller determines that a designated condition is met, the game controller modifies the prize awarding symbol to reveal an award. The game controller evaluates the plurality of symbols to determine an award amount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: Aristocrat Technologies Australia Pty Limited
    Inventors: Billy Tam, Liam Sanders, Alessandro Sidoti
  • Patent number: 11351451
    Abstract: In accordance with the present disclosure a system for providing feedback in response to a video game is provided. The system includes: a game controller configured to receive signal(s) from a video game indicating first and second feedback response(s) and a vest configured to provide feedback in response to receiving a communication from the game controller. The game controller includes a first and a second transmitter configured to transmit a first and a second signal indicating the first and second feedback response, respectively. The vest includes: a first and a second receiver configured to receive the first and second signal from the first and second transmitter, a first feedback and second device that provides feedback in response to the first and second signal, the first and second feedback device being disposed on a first and second portion of the vest, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Inventor: Abdul Hotaki
  • Patent number: 11348407
    Abstract: A computer-based casino gaming system includes a ticket server and a marker server. The ticket server controls generation and redemption of gaming vouchers used for play at gaming machine/tables. The marker server controls granting of non-cashable markers having non-cashable value to casino patrons. When the marker server determines to grant a non-cashable marker requested by a patron, the ticket server generates a first gaming voucher representing a first monetary value corresponding to the non-cashable value. When the patron uses the first gaming voucher for play at a gaming machine/table, the ticket server redeems the first gaming voucher and transmits a message identifying playing credit corresponding to the first monetary value represented by the first gaming voucher and the patron is enabled to play at the gaming machine/table using the identified playing credit. The system ensures that the non-cashable marker is paid back before redeeming any cashable value to the patron.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: Global Payments Gaming Services Inc.
    Inventor: Andrew J. Schwartz