Patents by Inventor Klaus Achmuller

Klaus Achmuller 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: 10427034
    Abstract: An electronic gaming machine (EGM) includes a display having a display surface configured to provide stereoscopic 3D viewing of at least a portion of the game. The portion of the game includes a 3D interface element. The EGM further includes a locating sensor that generates an electronic signal based on a player's location in a sensing space. The EGM includes an ultrasonic emitter configured to emit an ultrasonic field. At least a portion of the ultrasonic field is located in the sensing space. The EGM also includes one or more processors configured to: identify a location of one or more player features based on the electrical signal from the locating sensor; determine that the location of the player features is associated with the 3D interface element; and control one or more of the ultrasonic emitters based on the identified location to provide tactile feedback to the player.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: IGT Canada Solutions ULC
    Inventors: David Froy, Fayez Idris, Stefan Keilwert, Sven Aurich, Klaus Achmuller, Jim Morrow
  • Patent number: 10403084
    Abstract: In one aspect, there is described a method for a game to a player. The method includes: determining that a game screen provided by a game includes an interface element associated with a contactless feedback effect; identifying a location of one or more player features based on an electrical signal from a locating sensor; determining a mid-air location to be associated with the interface element associated with the contactless feedback effect based on the identified location of the one or more player features; and providing an ultrasonic field at the mid-air location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: IGT Canada Solutions ULC
    Inventors: David Froy, Fayez Idris, Stefan Keilwert, Sven Aurich, Klaus Achmuller, Jim Morrow
  • Patent number: 10403082
    Abstract: An electronic wagering gaming machine system includes a display, one or more input controls, one or more ultrasound emitters and a sensor that detects the location of a person in proximity to the display. Control circuitry executes wagering game software that receives input commands entered via the input control(s), to display graphics output from the wagering game software responsive to the input commands, and to generate public and private sound signals in an audible frequency range. The private sound signals may be directed to the detected person's location by modulating one or more ultrasound carrier waves with the private sound signals and outputting the modulated ultrasound waves toward the detected person's location via the ultrasound emitter(s). The public sound signals may be played in the audible frequency range via the audio speaker(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: IGT Canada Solutions ULC
    Inventors: Klaus Achmüller, Stefan Keilwert
  • Patent number: 10380828
    Abstract: A method of displaying stereoscopic 3D images of a casino game apparatus is provided. Positions of heads of two or more viewers of a display device are determined. Viewpoints of the two or more viewers are determined based, at least in part, on the head positions. Stereoscopic 3D images depicting the casino game apparatus from approximately the viewpoints of the two or more viewers are generated. A first stereoscopic image of the game apparatus from the first viewpoint is displayed with a set of pixels configured to be visible to the first viewer. A second stereoscopic image of the game apparatus from the second viewpoint is displayed with a set of pixels configured to be visible to the second viewer. The first and second stereoscopic images of the game apparatus are displayed simultaneously to the first and second viewers based, at least in part, on the first and second viewpoints.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: IGT CANADA SOLUTIONS ULC
    Inventors: Stefan Keilwert, Klaus Achmuller, Lukas Angermayer, Armin Herlitz, Sven Aurich
  • Publication number: 20190051094
    Abstract: A method of displaying player information in a casino using alternate reality includes generating a live video signal of a gaming environment using a camera on an electronic device; determining an identity of a player who is visible in the live video signal; retrieving information about the player from a database of registered players in response to the determined player identity; and displaying information about the player to a user of the electronic device so that the information appears to the user to be adjacent or on the player.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2017
    Publication date: February 14, 2019
    Inventors: Michael Russ, Stefan Keilwert, Lukas Angermayer, Klaus Achmüller, Dieter Goriup, Elisabeth Kiss, Caprice Mitterhöfer, Martin Lasser, Stefan Koller, Gerhard Pichler, Julia-Ines Lerchbaumer, Petra Wagner
  • Publication number: 20170294072
    Abstract: An electronic wagering gaming machine system is provided, comprising a display, one or more input controls, one or more ultrasound emitters and at least one sensor configured to detect the location of a person in proximity to the display. Control circuitry is configured to execute wagering game software that receives input commands entered via the input control(s), to display graphics output from the wagering game software responsive to the input commands, and to generate public and private sound signals in an audible frequency range. The private sound signals may be directed to the detected person's location by modulating one or more ultrasound carrier waves with the private sound signals and outputting the modulated ultrasound waves toward the detected person's location via the ultrasound emitter(s). The public sound signals may be played in the audible frequency range via the audio speaker(s).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2016
    Publication date: October 12, 2017
    Applicant: IGT Canada Solutions ULC
    Inventors: Klaus Achmüller, Stefan Keilwert
  • Publication number: 20160175701
    Abstract: An electronic gaming machine (EGM) includes a display having a display surface configured to provide stereoscopic 3D viewing of at least a portion of the game. The portion of the game includes a 3D interface element. The EGM further includes a locating sensor that generates an electronic signal based on a player's location in a sensing space. The EGM includes an ultrasonic emitter configured to emit an ultrasonic field. At least a portion of the ultrasonic field is located in the sensing space. The EGM also includes one or more processors configured to: identify a location of one or more player features based on the electrical signal from the locating sensor; determine that the location of the player features is associated with the 3D interface element; and control one or more of the ultrasonic emitters based on the identified location to provide tactile feedback to the player.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2015
    Publication date: June 23, 2016
    Applicant: GTECH CANADA ULC
    Inventors: David FROY, Fayez IDRIS, Stefan KEILWERT, Sven AURICH, Klaus ACHMULLER, Jim MORROW
  • Publication number: 20160180636
    Abstract: In one aspect, there is described a method for a game to a player. The method includes: determining that a game screen provided by a game includes an interface element associated with a contactless feedback effect; identifying a location of one or more player features based on an electrical signal from a locating sensor; determining a mid-air location to be associated with the interface element associated with the contactless feedback effect based on the identified location of the one or more player features; and providing an ultrasonic field at the mid-air location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2015
    Publication date: June 23, 2016
    Applicant: IGT Canada Solutions ULC
    Inventors: FROY David, Fayez IDRIS, Stefan KEILWERT, Sven AURICH, Klaus ACHMULLER, Jim MORROW
  • Publication number: 20160086422
    Abstract: Three-dimensional displays and related techniques are provided. A method of generating a stereoscopic 3D image of a casino game apparatus is provided. A first static 2D image may be applied to a surface in a virtual 3D environment as a first texture of the surface in a first view of the virtual 3D environment. A second static 2D image may be applied to the surface in the virtual 3D environment as a second texture of the surface in a second view of the virtual 3D environment. A stereoscopic 3D image of the casino game apparatus may be generated, the stereoscopic 3D image comprising the first view of the virtual 3D environment with the first static 2D image applied as the first texture to the surface and the second view of the virtual 3D environment with the second static 2D image applied as the second texture to the surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2014
    Publication date: March 24, 2016
    Applicant: GTECH Canada ULC
    Inventors: Stefan Keilwert, Klaus Achmuller, Lukas Angermayer, Armin Herlitz, Sven Aurich
  • Publication number: 20160086423
    Abstract: A method of displaying stereoscopic 3D images of a casino game apparatus is provided. Positions of heads of two or more viewers of a display device are determined. Viewpoints of the two or more viewers are determined based, at least in part, on the head positions. Stereoscopic 3D images depicting the casino game apparatus from approximately the viewpoints of the two or more viewers are generated. A first stereoscopic image of the game apparatus from the first viewpoint is displayed with a set of pixels configured to be visible to the first viewer. A second stereoscopic image of the game apparatus from the second viewpoint is displayed with a set of pixels configured to be visible to the second viewer. The first and second stereoscopic images of the game apparatus are displayed simultaneously to the first and second viewers based, at least in part, on the first and second viewpoints.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2014
    Publication date: March 24, 2016
    Applicant: GTECH Canada ULC
    Inventors: Stefan Keilwert, Klaus Achmuller, Lukas Angermayer, Armin Herlitz, Sven Aurich
  • Patent number: 5725428
    Abstract: A slot machine device comprises an input sensor for sensing tokens delivered to the slot machine. A processor is connected to the input sensor for receiving information about tokens entered into the machine and for initiating a corresponding cycle of the slot machine. A first pseudo random number generator is connected to the processor for being triggered upon sensing a token input. A background position control unit is connected to the first pseudo random number generator for associating a plurality of position pointer addresses to the signal from the first pseudo random number generator. A background reel memory includes a plurality of background reel memory sections, with each background reel memory section coordinated to a corresponding one of the plurality of position pointer addresses and connected to the processor for delivering to the processor the final configuration of this cycle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 1995
    Date of Patent: March 10, 1998
    Assignee: Atronic Casino Technology Distribution GmbH
    Inventor: Klaus Achmuller