Patents Examined by Ronald Laneau
  • Patent number: 10322314
    Abstract: An athlete tracking system and method for tracking an athlete during training sessions, such as swim training. The system includes a mobile tracking device wearable around the athlete's chest, and a training log server for maintaining an athlete profile that includes a training record updatable by the athlete and a training plan supplied by a coach.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Inventor: Todd Martin
  • Patent number: 10325452
    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: February 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: ARISTOCRAT TECHNOLOGIES AUSTRALIA PTY LIMITED
    Inventor: Billy Tam
  • Patent number: 10315114
    Abstract: A system, a machine-readable storage medium storing instructions, and a computer-implemented method are described herein for a System Tuner for customizing a player's experience. The System Tuner creates an optimal game model based on game-related data of a plurality of players. The optimal game model corresponds to a player segment in the plurality of players. The System Tuner generates one or more rules for building a game variant based on the optimal game model. The System Tuner detects a first player accessing the game. The System Tuner determines a particular player segment to which the player belongs. The System Tuner generates a game variant based on an optimal game model for the particular player segment and sends the game variant to a client device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Zynga Inc.
    Inventors: Anshul Dhawan, Michael Gauthier, Oliver Attila Tabay, Jeffrey Zakrzewski
  • Patent number: 10319179
    Abstract: An electronic gaming machine including, an application controller, providing skill-based entertainment games, distributing application telemetry, receiving a wager outcome, and providing a display of the received wager outcome; a wager controller receiving a wager request, determining a wager outcome, and distributing the wager outcome; and an application controller operatively connecting the interactive controller and the wager controller, distributing application telemetry, distributing the wager request, receiving the wager outcome, receiving, second application telemetry; and distributing the wager outcome.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Gamblit Gaming, LLC
    Inventors: Miles Arnone, Frank Cire, Clifford Kaylin, Eric Meyerhofer
  • Patent number: 10319177
    Abstract: A wagering interface is disclosed for a gaming apparatus, for applying a wager when playing a game. The wagering interface comprises a display screen for displaying at least a portion of the game being played and a slider which is repositionable along a slider path orientated to extend from a lower portion of the display to an upper portion of the display. The wager applied when playing the game is dependent on the position of the slider along the path which thus provides a gamer with a visual indication of the wager applied, and thus enables the gamer to better coordinate the application of the wager.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Novomatic AG
    Inventor: Oliver Bartosik
  • Patent number: 10311669
    Abstract: Techniques involving awarding subsequent plays using results of previous plays. One representative technique includes dealing a first poker hand to a player, and determining if the first poker hand includes at least one qualifying card. When the first hand includes a qualifying card, the qualifying card is duplicated into a second poker hand. Additional cards are dealt to the second poker hand to complete the second poker if needed. Awards are then presented for the first and second poker hands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Inventors: Bradley Berman, Chad Shapiro
  • Patent number: 10304289
    Abstract: A multi-state opportunity interleaved wagering system is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Gamblit Gaming, LLC
    Inventors: Miles Arnone, Frank Cire, Clifford Kaylin, Eric Meyerhofer, David Chang, Caitlyn Ross
  • Patent number: 10304283
    Abstract: The invention relates to systems and methods of selecting and placing real-world wagers responsive to one or more wager triggers, obtaining outcomes of the real-world wagers, facilitating user interactions with various interactive media, and revealing the outcomes of the real-world wagers through the interactive media to give an appearance that the outcomes of the real-world wagers resulted from the user interactions even though the outcomes resulted from the real-world wagers and were determined before the user interactions. A real-world wager may be initiated by one or more wager triggers that cause the real-world wager to be placed. The one or more wager triggers may include, without limitation, acquisition of a token, user selection or initiation of interactive media (e.g., selection of a game to play), an occurrence of an event in the interactive media (e.g., based on a user controlled or other in-game action), and/or other events.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Game Play Network, Inc.
    Inventors: Russell M. Fine, David M. Marshall, Douglas W. Tung
  • Patent number: 10293263
    Abstract: Techniques for configuring and operating a fantasy sports interleaver service are described herein. In some examples, a custom content feed can be generated for a user based on one or more topics of interest to the user. The one or more topics of interest to the user may include athletes on a roster of a fantasy team associated with a fantasy sports account of the user. Content segments may be identified that are relevant to the one or more topics of interest to the user and a custom content feed may be generated for the user that includes the content segments. The custom content feed may also include content from a social networking account of the user. The custom content feed may be served to a client device of the user and/or shared with one or more contacts of the social networking account of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Inventors: David S. Thompson, David A. Divine
  • Patent number: 10290176
    Abstract: A method for controlling a wagering gaming apparatus includes displaying a game on a display screen, receiving, from a sensor device, a plurality of location data points corresponding to a plurality of locations of an anatomical feature of the player in three-dimensional space as the anatomical feature of the player moves in the three-dimensional space, analyzing a first group of the location data points to identify a first input command, the first group of location data points comprising sequential location data points, causing a first action to be taken in the game, the first action being determined based on the first input command, and analyzing a second group of the location data points to identify a second input command, the second group of location data points comprising sequential location data points. The first group of location data points and the second group of location data points at least partially overlap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: IGT
    Inventors: David Vincent Froy, Fayez Idris
  • Patent number: 10279257
    Abstract: A narrative includes a number of serially connected narrative segments combined by a director or editor in a defined sequence to tell a story. A number of different narrative segments are available to the director or editor. A content delivery editor provides editors and directors with the ability to augment a narrative with additional narrative segments that provide alternate perspectives, views, or insights to the consumer. Such allows conveyance of the same narrative to the consumer using a number of plots or perspectives. Branch points in the narrative provide the consumer the opportunity to follow a storyline they find interesting. Each consumer follows a “personalized” path through the narrative. The director or editor may influence selection at branch points by providing priming stimuli prior to presentation of a prompt to select a branch and by optionally providing target stimuli during presentation of the prompt to select a branch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: PODOP, INC.
    Inventor: Adrian Sack
  • Patent number: 10279265
    Abstract: A system, a machine-readable storage medium storing instructions, and a computer-implemented method are described herein for a System Tuner for customizing a player's experience. The System Tuner creates an optimal game model based on game-related data of a plurality of players. The optimal game model corresponds to a player segment in the plurality of players. The System Tuner generates one or more rules for building a game variant based on the optimal game model. The System Tuner detects a first player accessing the game. The System Tuner determines a particular player segment to which the player belongs. The System Tuner generates a game variant based on an optimal game model for the particular player segment and sends the game variant to a client device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Zynga Inc.
    Inventors: Anshul Dhawan, Michael Gauthier, Oliver Attila Tabay, Jeffrey Zakrzewski
  • Patent number: 10279270
    Abstract: An automated fantasy sports system is rule driven. Rules provide for substitution of players during play. Substitution is allowed only at discrete time periods which are defined for each sport. Rules govern the accumulation of points. When a player is substitute out, the player continues to accumulate points until the end of the discrete time period. The player that is substituted in does not accrue points until the beginning of the next discrete time period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Inventor: Roy McKinnon
  • Patent number: 10265618
    Abstract: A device, a method, and a computer program for providing a game service. The device for providing a game service, changes the level of a reader by using a level change source, and includes a communication unit for receiving reader recognition information of the reader and/or level change source recognition information of the level change source, an account managing unit for changing the level of the reader on the basis of the reader recognition information and the level change source recognition information, and a database for saving information related to the reader.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: VISUALSHOWER CORP.
    Inventor: Hong Kwan Park
  • Patent number: 10269206
    Abstract: Methods, systems and apparatuses of and for playing electronic or electro-mechanical wager gaming devices, including a player interface, of and for playing a poker and “video poker” type game based at least in part upon card-deck games such as but not limited to poker. The methods, systems and apparatuses include a plurality of configurations with multiple rule sets to facilitate the inducement and build game player excitement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Inventor: Ahmnon D. Moskowitz
  • Patent number: 10258876
    Abstract: In the present disclosure, a gaming controller for a mobile device is provided. The gaming controller can include a first hardware gaming controller including a first programmable controller and at least one input switch, the at least one input switch of the first hardware gaming controller configured to be manipulated by a user's left thumb and/or fingers to generate a left controller input with the first programmable controller. The gaming controller can include a second hardware gaming controller including a second programmable controller and at least one input switch, the at least one input switch of the second hardware gaming controller configured to be manipulated by a user's right thumb and/or fingers to generate a right controller input with the second programmable controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: RAZER (ASIA-PACIFIC) PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Stuart Wells, Anthony P. Casano, Jeffrey Kinsey
  • Patent number: 10252158
    Abstract: The disclosed technology concerns methods, apparatus, and systems for delivering content in a distributed computing system. In particular, the disclosed technology concerns tools and techniques for selecting and delivering customizable and user-aware content in a memory-efficient manner. For example, embodiments of the disclosed technology use a centralized backend computing device to implement a system that communicates with one or more client computing devices (e.g., PCs, gaming consoles, mobile devices, and the like). The centralized backend computing device(s) can be configured to compute and transmit content that is adaptive and customizable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey D. Carnahan, Andrew C. Hampton, Jeremy M. Hill, Christopher M. Blohm
  • Patent number: 10255762
    Abstract: A selectable intermediate result interleaved wagering system is disclosed. The system includes an interactive controller operatively connected to an application controller, and constructed to: communicate application telemetry; receive an intermediate offer; communicate an indication to accept the intermediate offer; receive an application resource associated with the intermediate offer; and receive a wager outcome. The system also includes a wager controller operatively connected to the application controller, the wager controller constructed to: receive the wager request; generate a wager outcome; and communicate the wager outcome.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Gamblit Gaming, LLC
    Inventors: Miles Arnone, David Chang, Frank Cire, Eric Meyerhofer
  • Patent number: 10252170
    Abstract: Gaming systems and methods for integrated computer-related and physical game play interactions between a game player, a physical game piece and an electronic device are defined. The physical game piece measures motion quantity and transmits motion data using a signal emitter when the signal emitter is actuated. The electronic device receives the transmitted signal, which a game application inputs along with user input. The game application uses the user input and the transmitted signal to tally game player score data in an accumulator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Hasbro, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Judkins, Steve Linker, Andrew Han, Jonathan Pale, Peter Kullgren
  • Patent number: 10255759
    Abstract: In an interactive entertainment game, passively actuated enabling elements are provided when a player elects to include them. Passively actuated enabling elements are enabling elements that are consumed through game play of the entertainment game but not directly through player action by a player. The system determines when a passively actuated enabling element is consumed in the game. A gambling event is provided based upon the consumption of the passively actuated enabling element. The system then resolves the gambling event and associated wagers on the outcome of the gambling event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Gamblit Gaming, LLC
    Inventors: Miles Arnone, Eric Meyerhofer, Frank Cire