Patents by Inventor Jun Fujimoto

Jun Fujimoto 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).

  • Patent number: 8325639
    Abstract: An IP telephone system according to the present invention includes a plurality of communication devices T1, T2 allowed to mutually communicate through a network (IP network); a server for executing a connection starting process of communication between the communication devices, as well as for controlling communication data transmitted and received between the server and the communication devices during the communication between the communication devices; and a data transmission and reception controller for mutually switching, upon input of a predetermined command, a communication mode between a standard communication mode and a power-saving communication mode in a condition that communication connection is established between the communication devices upon execution of the connection starting process. The sound data is transmitted and received between the communication devices and the server in the standard communication mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Universal Entertainment Corporation
    Inventors: Norio Kotera, Jun Fujimoto, Nobuyuki Nonaka
  • Patent number: 8323095
    Abstract: A method for playing a game with a gaming machine is provided, which includes the steps of: (a) receiving a signal indicating an instruction of starting a game; (b) starting the game; (c) executing the game; (d) displaying a plurality of symbols on a display device; (e) each time a predetermined symbol or a predetermined combination of symbols is displayed on the display device as a result of the game, adding a predetermined point; (f) increasing a winning probability for a specific combination of symbols according to the point cumulatively added in step (e); and (g) if the specific combination of symbols is displayed on the display device, paying an award corresponding to the specific combination of symbols.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Universal Entertainment Corporation
    Inventors: Jun Fujimoto, Yukinori Inamura, Kazumasa Yoshizawa
  • Publication number: 20120289309
    Abstract: A method for playing a game with a gaming machine is provided, which includes the steps of: (a) receiving a signal indicating an instruction of starting a game; (b) starting the game; (c) executing the game; (d) displaying a plurality of symbols on a display device; (e) each time a predetermined symbol or a predetermined combination of symbols is displayed on the display device as a result of the game, adding a predetermined point; (f) setting a specific combination of symbols for a free game and an award for the specific combination of symbols that is larger than a normal award according to the cumulatively added points; (g) if a predetermined condition is satisfied, switching the game to a free game; and (h) if the specific combination of symbols is displayed on the display device in the free game, paying the larger award.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2012
    Publication date: November 15, 2012
    Applicant: UNIVERSAL ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jun FUJIMOTO, Yukinori Inamura, Kazumasa Yoshizawa, Yoichi Kato
  • Patent number: 8303399
    Abstract: Concerning with the game insurance objectifying the game result in each of the gaming machines, based on the game information transmitted from each of the gaming machines (S103) and the information of the insurance contents stored in the insurance control server, the insurance control server determines whether or not the insurance money of the game insurance is paid (S407). At that time, based on the ID number of the member's card transmitted from the card unit (S203) and the member information transmitted from the member control server (S301), the insurance control server specifies the player of the member who is the object person of the game insurance (S407).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Universal Entertainment Corporation
    Inventor: Jun Fujimoto
  • Patent number: 8300217
    Abstract: A sheet identifying device comprising a light-receiving section (26) for reading each pixel on a sheet which involves color information including a brightness, has a predetermined size, and is handled as one unit, a RAM (114) for storing image data constructed of read pixels, a pixel data increasing/decreasing section (116a) for increasing/decreasing the number of pixels of the image data, and a judging section for judging authentication of the sheet on the basis of the increased/decreased image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Universal Entertainment Corporation
    Inventors: Jun Fujimoto, Nobuyuki Nonaka, Takao Nireki
  • Patent number: 8300216
    Abstract: A sheet identifying device comprising a light-receiving section (26) for reading each pixel on a sheet which involves color information including a brightness, has a predetermined size, and is handled as one unit, a RAM (114) for storing image data constructed of read pixels, a pixel data increasing/decreasing section (116a) for increasing/decreasing the number of pixels of the image data, and a judging section for judging authentication of the sheet on the basis of the increased/decreased image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Universal Entertainment Corporation
    Inventors: Jun Fujimoto, Nobuyuki Nonaka, Takao Nireki
  • Publication number: 20120268729
    Abstract: A sheet identifying device comprising a light-receiving section (26) for reading each pixel on a sheet which involves color information including a brightness, has a predetermined size, and is handled as one unit, a RAM (114) for storing image data constructed of read pixels, a pixel data increasing/decreasing section (116a) for increasing/decreasing the number of pixels of the image data, and a judging section for judging authentication of the sheet on the basis of the increased/decreased image data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2012
    Publication date: October 25, 2012
    Applicant: Universal Entertainment Corporation
    Inventors: Jun FUJIMOTO, Nobuyuki Nonaka, Takao Nireki
  • Patent number: 8287360
    Abstract: A method for playing a game with a gaming machine is provided, which includes the steps of: (a) receiving a signal indicating an instruction of starting a game; (b) starting the game; (c) executing the game; (d) displaying a plurality of symbols on a display device; (e) each time a predetermined symbol or a predetermined combination of symbols is displayed on the display device as a result of the game, adding a predetermined point; (f) if the point cumulatively added in step (e) has reached a threshold, performing a lottery to determine a payout rate for a specific combination of symbols prior to the step (d); and (g) if the specific combination of symbols is displayed on the display device, multiplying an award entitled to the specific combination of symbols by the payout rate determined in the step (f) and paying the resulting amount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Universal Entertainment Corporation
    Inventors: Jun Fujimoto, Yukinori Inamura, Kazumasa Yoshizawa
  • Patent number: 8282462
    Abstract: A gaming machine executes a unit game in which it is determined whether or not an outcome of the unit game is worth awarding a payout. The gaming machine includes a lower LCD for displaying images relating to the unit games, a counter for accumulating a count-value with successive unit games and resetting the count-value when a predefined reset condition is met, and a controller. The controller provides a predefined payout to a player when the outcome of the unit game turns out to be a specific outcome. The controller also receives a wager for an insurance pay. Furthermore, the controller executes transition into a second game when the count-value reaches a predefined value in the unit game with a wager for the insurance pay, and provides the rescue pay according to an outcome of the second game.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: Universal Entertainment Corporation
    Inventors: Jun Fujimoto, Yukinori Inamura
  • Patent number: 8241112
    Abstract: A method for playing a game with a gaming machine includes the steps of: (a) receiving a signal indicating an instruction of starting a game; (b) starting the game; (c) executing the game; (d) displaying symbols on a display device; (e) each time a predetermined symbol or a predetermined combination of symbols is displayed on the display device, adding a predetermined point; (f) if the point cumulatively added in step (e) has reached a threshold, performing a lottery to determine a specific combination of symbols; (g) setting an award for the specific combination of symbols that is larger than a normal award; (h) if the specific combination of symbols is displayed on the display device, paying the larger award; and (i) if a combination of symbols different from the specific combination of symbols is displayed on the display device, switching the larger award back to the normal award.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignee: Universal Entertainment Corporation
    Inventors: Jun Fujimoto, Yukinori Inamura, Kazumasa Yoshizawa
  • Patent number: 8238154
    Abstract: A nonvolatile semiconductor memory includes a memory cell array, bit lines, a first voltage generator, and a second voltage generator. The memory cell array includes memory cells. The bit lines each of which is connected electrically to one end of the current path of the corresponding one of the memory cells. The first voltage generator which is capable of supplying via a first output terminal to the bit lines a first voltage externally supplied or a third voltage which is obtained by stepping down a second voltage supplied and higher than the first voltage and which is as high as the first voltage. The second voltage generator which is capable of supplying a fourth voltage obtained by stepping down the second voltage to the bit lines via a second output terminal when the first voltage generator steps down the second voltage to generate the third voltage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Mario Sako, Jun Fujimoto, Noriyasu Kumazaki, Yasuhiko Honda, Yoshihiko Kamata
  • Publication number: 20120172115
    Abstract: A gaming machine includes a housing, which is playable by a plurality of players, that has a station provided for each individual player; an operation detection unit that detects an operation of a player present at each of the stations performing a bet operation through a bet image displayed on the image display unit; an image capturing unit, provided at the housing, that can capture images of a player present at each of the stations, and a determination unit that determines tampering or an error of a game by comparing image capturing information obtained by the image capturing unit with predetermined information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2012
    Publication date: July 5, 2012
    Applicant: Universal Entertainment Corporation
    Inventor: Jun FUJIMOTO
  • Patent number: 8194236
    Abstract: A sheet identifying device includes a reader for reading a sheet in a plurality of pixels, a respective one of which includes color information having a brightness, a predetermined size of which is defined as one unit. The sheet identifying device also includes a storage section for storing image data made up of the plurality of pixels read by the reader. Further, the sheet identifying device includes an increasing/decreasing section that increases/decreases a number of pixels in the image data. In addition, the sheet identifying device includes a sheet identifying section that identifies an authentication of the sheet, based upon the image data having the number of pixels increased/decreased by the increasing/decreasing section. The sheet identifying device further includes a variable wavelength light-emitting section which is capable of irradiating a print area of the sheet with light beams having different wavelengths.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Assignee: Universal Entertainment Corporation
    Inventors: Jun Fujimoto, Nobuyuki Nonaka, Takao Nireki
  • Publication number: 20120135799
    Abstract: A game system that is capable of performing a game by employing an information card in place of a conventional paper-based system is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2009
    Publication date: May 31, 2012
    Applicants: Aruze Gaming America Inc., Universal Entertainment Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuo Okada, Jun Fujimoto, Takao Nireki, Kunihiro Manabe, Noritoshi Kukita
  • Patent number: 8177631
    Abstract: A gaming machine includes a display for displaying an image relating to a unit game, in which it is determined whether or not an awarding outcome is provided to a player, a counter for accumulating a count-value with successive execution of the unit games and resetting the count-value when a predefined reset condition is met, and a controller. The controller receives a first wager on the unit game and awards a predefined payout to the player when an outcome of the unit game turns out to be a specific outcome. The controller also receives a second wager for the insurance pay. Furthermore, the controller executes transition into a free game which does not require the first wager, when the count-value reaches a predefined value in the unit game with the second wager, and provides the insurance pay according to an outcome of the free game.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2012
    Assignee: Universal Entertainment Corporation
    Inventors: Jun Fujimoto, Yukinori Inamura
  • Publication number: 20120115586
    Abstract: A device for reading information data recording medium, which is capable of reducing failure to take an IC card that is ejected from a gaming machine, is provided. When it is determined that the information data recording medium exists at an eject position and when it is determined that a player does not exist, the information data recording medium is carried from the eject position to a housing position by means of a carrying device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2009
    Publication date: May 10, 2012
    Applicants: ARUZE GAMING AMERICA, INC., UNIVERSAL ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuo Okada, Jun Fujimoto
  • Patent number: 8172662
    Abstract: A gaming machine includes a roulette board where a game is performed continually, a plurality of player terminals that enables bet to be placed on the game performed in the roulette board, a control section that controls a predetermined amount of game value to be added to a winning player terminal based on a result of the game performed in the roulette board, and a game history storage section that stores a history of the game performed continually in the roulette board, while enabling the history of the game to be retrieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2012
    Assignee: Universal Entertainment Corporation
    Inventor: Jun Fujimoto
  • Patent number: 8167700
    Abstract: A gaming device includes a plurality of stations which can be played by respective ones of a plurality of player. A detection section detects a motion of the player at the respective one of the stations. A controller communicates with the plurality of stations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2012
    Assignee: Universal Entertainment Corporation
    Inventor: Jun Fujimoto
  • Patent number: 8152638
    Abstract: A gaming machine includes a housing, which is playable by a plurality of players, that has a station provided for each individual player; an operation detection unit that detects an operation of a player present at each of the stations performing a bet operation through a bet image displayed on the image display unit; an image capturing unit, provided at the housing, that can capture images of a player present at each of the stations, and a determination unit that determines tampering or an error of a game by comparing image capturing information obtained by the image capturing unit with predetermined information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Assignee: Universal Entertainment Corporation
    Inventor: Jun Fujimoto
  • Patent number: 8092295
    Abstract: A game system 1 has a bookmaker terminal 20 for setting odds for various events, and a plurality of gaming machines 50 that receive, via communication means 10, odds information set by the terminal 20. Each of the gaming machines 50 has: a gaming device 55 for executing the gaming machine-original game; a game control section 70 for controlling the execution of the game played on the gaming machine 50, as well as for controlling acceptance/payout of a gaming medium; and a bookgame control section 70 for accepting a bet by the odds on the event, with respect to the received odds information. Accordingly, in a game arcade, even when a popular event is relayed, it is possible to provide a game system in which the attention of the player to the gaming machine is not decreased.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2012
    Assignee: Universal Entertainment Corporation
    Inventor: Jun Fujimoto