Patents by Inventor Igor Borovikov

Igor Borovikov has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20210316212
    Abstract: A graphics rendering system is disclosed for generating and streaming graphics data of a 3D environment from a server for rendering on a client in 2.5D. 2D textures can be transmitted in advance of frames showing the textures. Data transmitted for each frame can include 2D vertex positions of 2D meshes and depth data. The 2D vertex positions can be positions on a 2D projection as seen from a viewpoint within the 3D environment. Data for each frame can include changes to vertex positions and/or depth data. A prediction system can be used to predict when new objects will be displayed, and textures of those new objects can be transmitted in advance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2021
    Publication date: October 14, 2021
    Inventors: Igor Borovikov, Mohsen Sardari
  • Patent number: 11110353
    Abstract: System and methods for utilizing a video game console to monitor the player's video game, detect when a particular gameplay situation occurs during the player's video game experience, and collect game state data corresponding to how the player reacts to the particular gameplay situation or an effect of the reaction. In some cases, the video game console can receive an exploratory rule set to apply during the particular gameplay situation. In some cases, the video game console can trigger the particular gameplay situation. A system can receive the game state data from many video game consoles and train a rule set based on the game state data. Advantageously, the system can save computational resources by utilizing the players' video game experience to train the rule set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Electronic Arts Inc.
    Inventors: Caedmon Somers, Jason Rupert, Igor Borovikov, Ahmad Beirami, Yunqi Zhao, Mohsen Sardari, John Kolen, Navid Aghdaie, Kazi Atif-Uz Zaman
  • Patent number: 11090568
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a system that automatically analyzes telemetric data, biometric data, and other data associated with a gameplay session to identify events occurring during the gameplay session. The telemetric data is generated by the game application during the gameplay session. The biometric data can be generated by input devices and can generate data associated with the user. The system can be configured to identify the segments associated with recorded gameplay events from the gameplay session and use the gameplay data associated with the events to create and output video data for a gameplay segment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: ELECTRONIC ARTS INC.
    Inventors: Mohamed Marwan Mattar, Igor Borovikov
  • Patent number: 10987579
    Abstract: A graphics rendering system is disclosed for generating and streaming graphics data of a 3D environment from a server for rendering on a client in 2.5D. 2D textures can be transmitted in advance of frames showing the textures. Data transmitted for each frame can include 2D vertex positions of 2D meshes and depth data. The 2D vertex positions can be positions on a 2D projection as seen from a viewpoint within the 3D environment. Data for each frame can include changes to vertex positions and/or depth data. A prediction system can be used to predict when new objects will be displayed, and textures of those new objects can be transmitted in advance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: ELECTRONIC ARTS INC.
    Inventors: Igor Borovikov, Mohsen Sardari
  • Patent number: 10940393
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for training a machine learning model to control an in-game character or other entity in a video game in a manner that aims to imitate how a particular player would control the character or entity. A generic behavior model that is trained without respect to the particular player may be obtained and then customized based on observed gameplay of the particular player. The customization training process may include freezing at least a subset of layers or levels in the generic model, then generating one or more additional layers or levels that are trained using gameplay data for the particular player.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: Electronic Arts Inc.
    Inventors: Caedmon Somers, Jason Rupert, Igor Borovikov, Ahmad Beirami, Yunqi Zhao, Mohsen Sardari, Harold Henry Chaput, Navid Aghdaie, Kazi Atif-Uz Zaman
  • Patent number: 10926173
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for enabling a player of a video game to designate custom voice utterances to control an in-game character. One or more machine learning models may learn in-game character actions associated with each of a number of player-defined utterances based on player demonstration of desired character actions. During execution of an instance of a video game, current game state information may be provided to the one or more trained machine learning models based on an indication that a given utterance was spoken by the player. A system may then cause one or more in-game actions to be performed by a non-player character in the instance of the video game based on output of the one or more machine learning models.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Electronic Arts Inc.
    Inventors: Dhaval Hemant Shah, Igor Borovikov, Mohsen Sardari, John Kolen, Navid Aghdaie, Kazi Atif-Uz Zaman
  • Publication number: 20210008456
    Abstract: System and methods for utilizing a video game console to monitor the player's video game, detect when a particular gameplay situation occurs during the player's video game experience, and collect game state data corresponding to how the player reacts to the particular gameplay situation or an effect of the reaction. In some cases, the video game console can receive an exploratory rule set to apply during the particular gameplay situation. In some cases, the video game console can trigger the particular gameplay situation. A system can receive the game state data from many video game consoles and train a rule set based on the game state data. Advantageously, the system can save computational resources by utilizing the players' video game experience to train the rule set.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2019
    Publication date: January 14, 2021
    Inventors: Caedmon Somers, Jason Rupert, Igor Borovikov, Ahmad Beirami, Yunqi Zhao, Mohsen Sardari, John Kolen, Navid Aghdaie, Kazi Atif-Uz Zaman
  • Publication number: 20210001229
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for training a machine learning model to control an in-game character or other entity in a video game in a manner that aims to imitate how a particular player would control the character or entity. A generic behavior model that is trained without respect to the particular player may be obtained and then customized based on observed gameplay of the particular player. The customization training process may include freezing at least a subset of layers or levels in the generic model, then generating one or more additional layers or levels that are trained using gameplay data for the particular player.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2019
    Publication date: January 7, 2021
    Inventors: Caedmon Somers, Jason Rupert, Igor Borovikov, Ahmad Beirami, Yunqi Zhao, Mohsen Sardari, Harold Henry Chaput, Navid Aghdaie, Kazi Atif-Uz Zaman
  • Patent number: 10880192
    Abstract: Various aspects of the subject technology relate to systems, methods, and machine-readable media for interactive computer-operated agents for user engagement in an interactive environment. Computer-operated agents are introduced to help populate a session and are configured to maximize engagement rates among users associated with user-controlled agents. During these interactions, engagement metrics are collected that indicate different interaction rates at different times by the computer-operated agents. The number of popular computer-operated agents (with relatively high interaction rates) can be kept in circulation while some less popular computer-operated agents (with relatively smaller interaction rates) can be kept in circulation for diversity or are purged from circulation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Electronic Arts Inc.
    Inventors: Igor Borovikov, Mohsen Sardari, John Kolen
  • Patent number: 10864446
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for converting a player-controlled character or virtual entity in a video game to at least temporarily be under emulated control when certain criteria is met, such as when the player's device has lost its network connection to a game server. The character or virtual entity may continue to behave in the game in a manner that emulates or mimics play of the actual player until the end of the game session or until the underlying connection problem or other issue is resolved, such that other players participating in the game session have the same or similar gameplay experience as they would have had if the disconnected player had continued to play.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: Electronic Arts Inc.
    Inventors: Igor Borovikov, Mohsen Sardari, John Kolen, Navid Aghdaie, Kazi Atif-Uz Zaman, Kenneth Alan Moss
  • Publication number: 20200384362
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for enabling a player of a video game to designate custom voice utterances to control an in-game character. One or more machine learning models may learn in-game character actions associated with each of a number of player-defined utterances based on player demonstration of desired character actions. During execution of an instance of a video game, current game state information may be provided to the one or more trained machine learning models based on an indication that a given utterance was spoken by the player. A system may then cause one or more in-game actions to be performed by a non-player character in the instance of the video game based on output of the one or more machine learning models.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2019
    Publication date: December 10, 2020
    Inventors: Dhaval Hemant Shah, Igor Borovikov, Mohsen Sardari, John Kolen, Navid Aghdaie, Kazi Atif-Uz Zaman
  • Publication number: 20200306643
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for converting a player-controlled character or virtual entity in a video game to at least temporarily be under emulated control when certain criteria is met, such as when the player's device has lost its network connection to a game server. The character or virtual entity may continue to behave in the game in a manner that emulates or mimics play of the actual player until the end of the game session or until the underlying connection problem or other issue is resolved, such that other players participating in the game session have the same or similar gameplay experience as they would have had if the disconnected player had continued to play.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2019
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Inventors: Igor Borovikov, Mohsen Sardari, John Kolen, Navid Aghdaie, Kazi Atif-Uz Zaman, Kenneth Alan Moss
  • Publication number: 20200312003
    Abstract: Systems and methods for generating a customized virtual animal character are disclosed. A system may obtain video data or other media depicting a real animal, and then may provide the obtained media to one or more machine learning models configured to learn visual appearance and behavior information regarding the particular animal depicted in the video or other media. The system may then generate a custom visual appearance model and a custom behavior model corresponding to the real animal, which may subsequently be used to render, within a virtual environment of a video game, a virtual animal character that resembles the real animal in appearance and in-game behavior.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2019
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Inventors: Igor Borovikov, Mohsen Sardari, Harold Henry Chaput, Navid Aghdaie, Kazi Atif-Uz Zaman, Kenneth Alan Moss
  • Patent number: 10463967
    Abstract: A list of attribute categories associated with a plurality of graphical assets to construct a simulated element of a graphical simulation is received. An element profile for the simulated element using the list of attribute categories is determined, wherein the element profile comprises an attribute value for each attribute category of the list of attribute categories. A list of graphical assets from the plurality of graphical assets that match the element profile is identified. A set of graphical assets from the identified list of graphical assets to be used to construct the simulated character is selected non-deterministically from the list, and the simulated element is subsequently constructed using the selected set of graphical assets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Electronic Arts Inc.
    Inventors: Srikumar M. B. Nair, Igor Borovikov, Pawel Piotr Wrotek
  • Patent number: 10460370
    Abstract: Various aspects of the subject technology relate to systems, methods, and machine-readable media for a proxy agent as an intermediary that hosts electronic exchange transactions between distributing computing devices to reduce the number of fraudulent transactions with respect to items of a multiplayer game. The proxy agent listens for events such as an item being listed for sale on an electronic marketplace associated with the multiplayer game, or a listed item being purchased from the electronic marketplace, before the proxy agent transitions to a state for initiating purchase transactions to obtain additional items from users and thereafter automatically listing the purchased items for sale on the electronic marketplace. The proxy agent serves as a conduit for sale and purchase transactions to restrict transactions from occurring outside of the electronic marketplace and to map pricing data for a given item to market data trends over the transactional life of the item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: ELECTRONIC ARTS INC.
    Inventors: Igor Borovikov, Mohsen Sardari, John Kolen
  • Patent number: 10389607
    Abstract: Various aspects of the subject technology relate to systems, methods, and machine-readable media for interactive computer-operated agents for user engagement in an interactive environment. Computer-operated agents are introduced to help populate a session and are configured to maximize engagement rates among users associated with user-controlled agents. During these interactions, engagement metrics are collected that indicate different interaction rates at different times by the computer-operated agents. The number of popular computer-operated agents (with relatively high interaction rates) can be kept in circulation while some less popular computer-operated agents (with relatively smaller interaction rates) can be kept in circulation for diversity or are purged from circulation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Electronic Arts Inc.
    Inventors: Igor Borovikov, Mohsen Sardari, John Kolen
  • Publication number: 20190160381
    Abstract: A list of attribute categories associated with a plurality of graphical assets to construct a simulated element of a graphical simulation is received. An element profile for the simulated element using the list of attribute categories is determined, wherein the element profile comprises an attribute value for each attribute category of the list of attribute categories. A list of graphical assets from the plurality of graphical assets that match the element profile is identified. A set of graphical assets from the identified list of graphical assets to be used to construct the simulated character is selected non-deterministically from the list, and the simulated element is subsequently constructed using the selected set of graphical assets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2019
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Inventors: Srikumar M.B. Nair, Igor Borovikov, Pawel Piotr Wrotek
  • Patent number: 10238973
    Abstract: A list of attribute categories associated with a plurality of graphical assets to construct a simulated element of a graphical simulation is received. An element profile for the simulated element using the list of attribute categories is determined, wherein the element profile comprises an attribute value for each attribute category of the list of attribute categories. A list of graphical assets from the plurality of graphical assets that match the element profile is identified. A set of graphical assets from the identified list of graphical assets to be used to construct the simulated character is selected non-deterministically from the list, and the simulated element is subsequently constructed using the selected set of graphical assets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Electronic Arts Inc.
    Inventors: Srikumar M. B. Nair, Igor Borovikov, Pawel Piotr Wrotek
  • Publication number: 20180285951
    Abstract: Various aspects of the subject technology relate to systems, methods, and machine-readable media for a proxy agent as an intermediary that hosts electronic exchange transactions between distributing computing devices to reduce the number of fraudulent transactions with respect to items of a multiplayer game. The proxy agent listens for events such as an item being listed for sale on an electronic marketplace associated with the multiplayer game, or a listed item being purchased from the electronic marketplace, before the proxy agent transitions to a state for initiating purchase transactions to obtain additional items from users and thereafter automatically listing the purchased items for sale on the electronic marketplace. The proxy agent serves as a conduit for sale and purchase transactions to restrict transactions from occurring outside of the electronic marketplace and to map pricing data for a given item to market data trends over the transactional life of the item.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2017
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Inventors: Igor BOROVIKOV, Mohsen SARDARI, John KOLEN
  • Patent number: 9892540
    Abstract: A graphical asset associated with a simulated character of a video game is received. A first image and a second image associated with the simulated character are subsequently received, the first image comprising graphical displacement mapping information for a first topology of image deformation and the second image comprising graphical displacement mapping information for a second topology of deformation. A portion of the graphical asset is then deformed using the graphical displacement mapping information from the first image and the second image to change the 3D geometry of the portion of the graphical asset.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: ELECTRONIC ARTS INC.
    Inventors: Srikumar Nair, Igor Borovikov, Kenneth Tan Kok Yoong