Patents by Inventor Luke Allan Arthur Gardiner

Luke Allan Arthur Gardiner 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: 20130036373
    Abstract: A virtual world management system may access multiple virtual world programs. The virtual world management system is configured to transfer points between the system and at least one of the virtual world programs. A virtual world program may be any online game with membership accounts. The virtual world management system, in one embodiment, accesses the virtual world program with various limitations, allowing the virtual world management system to control, access, or edit only parts of the virtual world programs. For example, the access may be limited to viewing the information related to the membership accounts. Specifically, the virtual world management system may be limited to viewing individual account balances of the virtual world accounts. Furthermore, the limited access may allow transfer of points and/or limiting access of the user playing the online game. The points may be at least one of currency, membership points, reward points, or loyalty points.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2011
    Publication date: February 7, 2013
    Inventors: Kimberly Alderfer, Luke Allan Arthur Gardiner, Wayne Richard Gosling, Laila Mahernia