Patents Examined by Thomas H Henry
  • Patent number: 11911688
    Abstract: A game employing user-modifiable game components, such as cards in a collectable card game, employs various features to provide user-modifiability, including sleeves, transparent cards, stickers, and other elements. Electronic versions of the game and various other features are included, including tracking of history associated with such components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: WIZARDS OF THE COAST LLC
    Inventors: Frank Gilson, Cormac Russell, Paul Sottosanti, Randy Buehler, Ramon Arjona, Karl Robert Gutschera, Brandon Anthony Bozzi, Aaron Joel Forsythe
  • Patent number: 11904245
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are system, method, and computer program product embodiments for assessing performance of a player of a game. An embodiment operates by monitoring for an input from the player of the game, receiving the input from the player of the game, and determining a characteristic of the game resulting from the input from the player. Based on the input from the player, a performance of the player is assessed. The performance of the player relating to one or more metrics of the game is monitored, and is assessed by comparing the input from the player during the period of time to an optimal input during the period of time in the game.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: State Space Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason R. Fuller, David J. Heeger, Wayne E. Mackey
  • Patent number: 11896882
    Abstract: A tracking system includes a host station and a sensor station. The sensor station includes transmitters transmitting an IR synchronous signal and IR laser signal. The system includes a head-mounted display and a tracked object, which has a plurality of object sensors. The tracked object determines its location and orientation relative to the sensor station based on the IR signals. The tracked object transmits the location and orientation to the host station. The host station determines an actual flight path of the tracked object during an object tracking event; generates a predicted flight path of the tracked object; and renders an image of a virtual object on a display of the head-mounted display. The image includes a virtual object corresponding to the tracked object, wherein the image is rendered in a VR environment such that the virtual object moves along the actual flight path and the predicted flight path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: XReps, LLC
    Inventors: Joel Stephens, Rohit Chaube, Brandon Fuhr, Greg Elliott
  • Patent number: 11896910
    Abstract: A system and method may detect cheating in a computer game, by receiving inputs to a computer game from an entity (which may be a cheater or bot; or a human), comparing the inputs from the entity to data related to inputs to a computer game from human players, and based on the comparing, determining if the entity is a human player or a cheater. The comparing may be based on performance metrics derived from the inputs, and may be by statistical analysis or, comparing a statistical distribution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2023
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: State Space Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin Desimone, David J. Heeger, Wayne E. Mackey
  • Patent number: 11890534
    Abstract: A method for predefining an entryway at a virtual boundary of an XR space contained within a real environment includes: accessing a spatial mapping mesh (SMM) for the real environment, and a sealed space mesh (SSM) for the XR space; analyzing polygons in the SMM and SSM to identify first subsets representing vertical surfaces and virtual wall boundaries respectively; filtering the first subsets according to first criteria to yield second subsets; colliding polygons across the second subsets to yield a third subset of SSM polygons; defining groups of connected SSM polygons within the third subset; and selecting one group as defining the entryway. The defining of the entryway is carried out in advance of user interaction with any virtual elements in the XR environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignees: SONY GROUP CORPORATION, SONY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Robert M. McCain, Tsubasa Tsukahara
  • Patent number: 11875648
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a gaming table with detectors for tracking a game.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2024
    Assignee: CFPH, LLC
    Inventors: Howard W. Lutnick, Geoffrey M. Gelman, Dean P. Alderucci
  • Patent number: 11865464
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus of associating by a computerized system, labels with the order of execution of steps of solving a puzzle, game or activity, for one or more parts of one or more solution-paths for the puzzle, game or activity are described. Execution of the puzzle solution and also the particular sequence of steps in the solution paths are used to evaluate a relative efficiency of one sequence of steps over the other sequence. By quantifying efficiency of the solution path it becomes possible to logically and objectively compare the efficiency of two or more solutions or completions of the puzzle, game or activity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Inventors: Indu M. Anand, Ishan Anand, Pranav Anand
  • Patent number: 11861986
    Abstract: A method of sharing a wager on a live sporting event with another individual on a play by play wagering platform. Users can additionally invite other users to place the same wager or another wager on a different play. Upon accepting a wager invitation, the users additionally joining a chat conversation so as to communicate while placing wagers on the live sporting event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Assignee: AdrenalineIP
    Inventors: Casey Alexander Huke, John Cronin, Joseph W. Beyers, Michael D'Andrea, Joseph Bodkin, Michael Baker
  • Patent number: 11852499
    Abstract: Embodiments of this application disclose a map rendering method performed at a terminal. The method includes: transmitting a block request to a native map module of the terminal through a three-dimensional display engine, the block request carrying a block identifier corresponding to a target field of view area; obtaining a block data address based on the block identifier through the native map module, and transmitting the block data address to the three-dimensional display engine; obtaining block data in the target field of view area based on the block data address through the three-dimensional display engine; invoking a target map interface through the native map module, to parse the block data, and generating map mesh data based on data obtained through parsing, the map mesh data including road data and building data; and performing map rendering based on the road data and the building data in the map mesh data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Assignee: TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventor: Yuewei Shao
  • Patent number: 11847886
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention are directed to analyzing recorded game information to determine information about a player's behavior. This is accomplished by analyzing the player's actions following a positive increase in credits within credit meter data. This analysis can be utilized in automatically altering a game parameter of the gaming device being played by the player or in providing operators trend information that can be used in modifying the game device or designing future gaming devices. An analysis station may be included in a gaming system using this analysis process to allow an operator to view and manipulate a graphical representation of the credit meter data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2023
    Assignee: Acres Technology
    Inventor: John F. Acres
  • Patent number: 11839822
    Abstract: A system for presenting a skill-based game. The system includes at least one server having a processor configured to execute machine-readable code. The processor is configured to cause the server to create and provide a set of advanced choice game to the plurality of presentation devices of the users, which each present the set of advanced choice games on a respective display. Each game of the set having an assigned fixed odds payout based on winning user selections. The server receives, over the wide area network, data from the presentation devices characterizing a set of user-selected winners of the advanced choice games made by the users. The server update the event data pertinent to participants in the actual events associated with the advanced choice games. The server uses the updated data to calculate and assign payoffs to the users based on the fixed payoff odds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2023
    Assignee: Vetnos LLC
    Inventor: Daniel K. Orlow
  • Patent number: 11826662
    Abstract: Embodiments of this application relate to the computer field, and disclose a ballistic trajectory display method, apparatus, and device in a virtual environment, and a readable medium. The method includes receiving a first shooting signal of a first type of ammunition transmitted by a first terminal The method may further include transmitting an ammunition creating instruction to the first terminal and a second terminal simultaneously according to the first shooting signal. The method may further include transmitting a first display instruction to the first terminal and the second terminal simultaneously in a case of determining that the first type of ammunition hits a target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2023
    Assignee: Tencent Technology (Shenzhen) Company Limited
    Inventor: Yatao Tian
  • Patent number: 11813527
    Abstract: Provided is an information processing program for causing a computer to realize: a game execution unit that consumes a first parameter to execute a first game in the case where it is determined on the basis of the first parameter that it is possible to execute the first game; a first recovery unit that recovers the first parameter up to a first recovery upper-limit value as time elapses; a second recovery unit that recovers a second parameter, which is different from the first parameter, up to a second recovery upper-limit value as time elapses; and an instructed recovery unit that, in the case where an instruction from a player is accepted, consumes the second parameter using a second parameter consumption amount based on the current amount of the second parameter and recovers the first parameter on the basis of the consumption amount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2023
    Assignee: CYGAMES, INC.
    Inventors: Keisuke Teramoto, Yasuyuki Tomita, Atsushi Yamazaki
  • Patent number: 11813519
    Abstract: In an information processing apparatus, position information is obtained with respect to each of a plurality of players, a group made up of the plurality of players is created, and event data of a game event that can be played by the group, the event data including one or a plurality of individual conditions to be satisfied by a player, is generated based on the position information of the players.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2023
    Assignee: SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Youichiro Miyake
  • Patent number: 11804097
    Abstract: An electronic gaming machine includes a game controller configured to execute instructions stored in a tangible, non-transitory, computer-readable storage medium, which, when executed by the game controller, cause the game controller to at least: (i) simulate spinning and stopping a first plurality of reels to display a first plurality of symbols from each reel of the first plurality of reels, wherein, while the first plurality of reels are spinning, a second plurality of reels are held stationary; (ii) determine whether the first plurality of symbols include at least one trigger symbol; and (iii) simulate spinning and stopping, in response to the at least one trigger symbol, the second plurality of reels to display a second plurality of symbols from each reel of the second plurality of reels, wherein, while the second plurality of reels are spinning, the first plurality of reels are held stationary.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2023
    Assignee: Aristocrat Technologies Australia Pty Limited
    Inventors: David Marsh, Karl Roelofs
  • Patent number: 11798365
    Abstract: A gaming machine initiates a feature game in response to a base game outcome comprising a predetermined number of a configurable symbol. For an initial round of a quantity of rounds for the feature game, the gaming machine retains each of the configurable symbol from the base game outcome at a corresponding feature game display position of a feature game outcome. For each feature game display position not displaying the configurable symbol, the gaming machine determines whether to display the configurable symbol with an assigned prize indicia at the respective feature game display position. After the quantity of rounds, the gaming machine awards a prize chance for a specific prize in response to a prize indicia for the specific prize being assigned to the feature game outcome. The gaming machine further awards the specific prize in response to randomly determining that the prize chance was successful.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2023
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2023
    Assignee: ARISTOCRAT TECHNOLOGIES AUSTRALIA PTY LIMITED
    Inventors: Scott Olive, Matthew Deitz
  • Patent number: 11794115
    Abstract: Systems and methods to provide in-game consequences for unique digital articles, the in-game consequences being based on real-world information, are disclosed. Exemplary implementations may execute instances of a game; manage player accounts associated with the players, including a first and a second player account associated with a first and a second player; record player-configurable sensitivity of player-owned unique digital articles to be exposed to in-game consequences of either receiving distributions of benefits or losing stakes; determine real-world information based on events that have occurred in the real world; evaluate whether to distribute the benefits or seize the stakes, based on the real-world information; and either provide the distributions of benefits or seize the stakes accordingly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2023
    Assignee: Mythical, Inc.
    Inventors: Rudy Koch, John Linden
  • Patent number: 11794103
    Abstract: A system and method configured to enhance gameplay between users in an online game and to provide enhanced interest in virtual goods associated with collections of virtual goods through the ability to rotate drop rates associated with these virtual goods from time to time. The system and method includes the provision of functionality which allows providers of online games to periodically rotate drop rates associated with mystery boxes in order to maintain and/or generate additional interest in specific mystery boxes. As a result, it is possible for game operators to enhance revenue opportunities associated with these boxes even in the case where such boxes have been available for a relatively lengthy period of time and/or where players would have otherwise lost interest in specific boxes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2023
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2023
    Assignee: Kabam, Inc.
    Inventors: Luc Pieron, Thomas Baxter, Henry Rull
  • Patent number: 11798347
    Abstract: Input systems for multiple gaming device displays, and related devices, systems, and methods, include a first display device, a second display device, an input device, a processor circuit, and a memory coupled to the processor circuit. The memory includes machine-readable instructions that, when executed by the processor circuit, cause the processor circuit to receive a first input value from the input device. Based on the first input value, the processor circuit causes the first display device to modify a first graphical interface element being displayed on the first display device to generate a first modified graphical interface element on the first display device, and cause the second display device to display a second graphical interface element based on the first modified graphical interface element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2023
    Assignee: IGT
    Inventors: Michael Russ, Sven Aurich
  • Patent number: 11786819
    Abstract: Systems and methods to facilitate staking of combinations of different types of digital articles on a permanent registry to upgrade player type within an online gaming platform supporting different player types are disclosed. Exemplary implementations may execute instances of a game; control player accounts associated with the players; facilitate usage of multiple different digital articles that are usable to upgrade players from the first player type to a second player type, wherein upgrading unlocks additional utilities; receive an upgrade instruction from the first player, in exchange for staking a combination of a particular amount of a first type of digital article and a second type of digital article; perform an in-game action falling within the additional utilities on behalf of the first player, wherein the in-game action is performed by virtue of the first player having been upgraded to the second player type; and/or other steps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2023
    Assignee: Mythical, Inc.
    Inventor: Cameron Thacker