Patents by Inventor Nathan Gary

Nathan Gary 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: 20210113930
    Abstract: A method for sharing gameplay of a video game, including: executing the video game by a server of a cloud gaming system, wherein executing the video game includes generating a first game state of the video game for said gameplay of the video game by a first user; streaming the gameplay over a network during said execution of the video game to enable the gameplay by the first user; receiving, during said gameplay, a command to share an interactive playable portion of the gameplay by the first user; responsive to the command, providing to a second user access to the interactive playable portion of the video game through a website interface, wherein the gameplay of the interactive playable portion by the second user generates a second game state of the video game that is generated during a different session from the generation of the first game state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2020
    Publication date: April 22, 2021
    Inventors: Victor Octav Suba Miura, David Perry, Philippe Dias, Kelvin Yong, Nathan Gary
  • Patent number: 10960300
    Abstract: A method for sharing gameplay is provided, including: executing a video game; while executing the video game, buffering a first portion of gameplay of the video game, wherein buffering the first portion of gameplay captures a predefined amount of gameplay prior to a currently executing gameplay; receiving a first input generated from a controller device; responsive to receiving the first input, then capturing a second portion of the gameplay of the video game that is continuous with the first portion of gameplay; receiving a second input generated from the controller device; responsive to receiving the second input, then enabling sharing of the first and second portions of gameplay to a website.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment LLC
    Inventor: Nathan Gary
  • Patent number: 10913003
    Abstract: A method for sharing a gameplay experience is provided, including: executing a video game by a cloud gaming system, wherein executing the video game includes processing a game state of the video game to provide gameplay of the video game; streaming the gameplay of the video game over a network, the gameplay of the video game being defined for a first user; receiving a command to share an interactive playable portion from the gameplay of the video game; responsive to the command, sharing the interactive playable portion of the video game through a social interface, the social interface enabling access for gameplay of the interactive playable portion by a second user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment LLC
    Inventors: Victor Octav Suba Miura, David Perry, Philippe Dias, Kelvin Yong, Nathan Gary
  • Publication number: 20200289930
    Abstract: A system and method for capturing and sharing console gaming data is described. Embodiments capture gameplay data directly at the gaming console, without the need for external hardware. This allows users to easily capture rich console gaming experiences and share them across a variety of outlets. In one embodiment, the methods described herein can be implemented with a patch or driver on the operating system of the user device, rendering it unnecessary to heavily modify the source code of the game.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2020
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Inventor: Nathan GARY
  • Publication number: 20200289929
    Abstract: A system and method for capturing and sharing console gaming data is described. Embodiments capture gameplay data directly at the gaming console, without the need for external hardware. This allows users to easily capture rich console gaming experiences and share them across a variety of outlets. In one embodiment, the methods described herein can be implemented with a patch or driver on the operating system of the user device, rendering it unnecessary to heavily modify the source code of the game.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2020
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Inventor: Nathan GARY
  • Publication number: 20200289931
    Abstract: A system and method for capturing and sharing console gaming data is described. Embodiments capture gameplay data directly at the gaming console, without the need for external hardware. This allows users to easily capture rich console gaming experiences and share them across a variety of outlets. In one embodiment, the methods described herein can be implemented with a patch or driver on the operating system of the user device, rendering it unnecessary to heavily modify the source code of the game.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2020
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Inventor: Nathan GARY
  • Patent number: 10668377
    Abstract: A system and method for capturing and sharing console gaming data is described. Embodiments capture gameplay data directly at the gaming console, without the need for external hardware. This allows users to easily capture rich console gaming experiences and share them across a variety of outlets. In one embodiment, the methods described herein can be implemented with a patch or driver on the operating system of the user device, rendering it unnecessary to heavily modify the source code of the game.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: SONY INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT AMERICA LLC
    Inventor: Nathan Gary
  • Patent number: 10610778
    Abstract: A controller for interfacing with a computing device is provided, including the following: a main body; a first extension extending from a first end of the main body; a second extension extending from a second end of the main body; wherein the first extension and the second extension are configured as handles; a button positioned on a surface of the main body, the button being configured to activate a sharing interface for sharing gameplay.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment America LLC
    Inventors: Ryuji Nakayama, Ennin Huang, Nathan Gary
  • Publication number: 20200094137
    Abstract: A method for sharing gameplay is provided, including the following operations: executing a video game at a server for streaming to a client; while executing the video game, buffering a portion of gameplay of the video game, wherein the buffered portion of gameplay includes an amount of gameplay prior to a currently executing gameplay; receiving an input from a controller device used for playing the video game; responsive to receiving the input, enabling sharing of at least part of the portion of gameplay to a website.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2019
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Inventor: Nathan Gary
  • Publication number: 20200094150
    Abstract: A method for enabling multiplayer gameplay includes: executing, by a cloud gaming server, a first user's gameplay of a video game, wherein executing the first user's gameplay includes processing input received over a network from a first controller device that is associated with the first user to direct gameplay events occurring in the first user's gameplay; presenting, over the network, a live video feed of the first user's gameplay to a remote second user; processing a request for the second user to join the first user's gameplay; initiating gameplay by the second user in the first user's gameplay, wherein initiating gameplay by the second user includes processing input received over the network from a second controller device that is associated with the second user to direct at least some of the gameplay events occurring in the first user's gameplay.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2019
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Inventors: Victor Octav Suba Miura, David Perry, Philippe Dias, Kelvin Yong, Nathan Gary
  • Patent number: 10532290
    Abstract: A method for sharing recorded gameplay of a video game to a social network, includes: executing, by a game console, a session of a video game; receiving, by the game console during the session of the video game, button input from a controller device that is interfaced with the game console; in response to receiving the button input, presenting, by the game console, a user interface configured to enable sharing of gameplay of the video game; receiving, by the game console via the user interface, one or more commands to share a video of at least a portion of the session of the video game to a social network, the video being recorded to a storage device during the session of the video game; sharing the video to the social network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment America LLC
    Inventors: Victor Octav Suba Miura, David Perry, Philippe Dias, Kelvin Yong, Nathan Gary
  • Patent number: 10525347
    Abstract: A system and method for capturing and sharing console gaming data is described. Embodiments capture gameplay data directly at the gaming console, without the need for external hardware. This allows users to easily capture rich console gaming experiences and share them across a variety of outlets. In one embodiment, the methods described herein can be implemented with a patch or driver on the operating system of the user device, rendering it unnecessary to heavily modify the source code of the game.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: SONY INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT AMERICA LLC
    Inventor: Nathan Gary
  • Patent number: 10486064
    Abstract: A method for sharing gameplay is provided, including the following operations: executing a video game; while executing the video game, buffering a portion of gameplay of the video game, wherein buffering the portion of gameplay captures a predefined amount of gameplay prior to a currently executing gameplay; receiving an input generated from a controller device; responsive to receiving the input, then sharing the portion of gameplay to a website.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment America LLC
    Inventor: Nathan Gary
  • Publication number: 20190270004
    Abstract: A method for sharing gameplay is provided, including the following operations: executing a video game; while executing the video game, buffering a portion of gameplay of the video game, wherein buffering the portion of gameplay captures a predefined amount of gameplay prior to a currently executing gameplay; receiving an input generated from a controller device; responsive to receiving the input, then sharing the portion of gameplay to a website.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2019
    Publication date: September 5, 2019
    Inventor: Nathan Gary
  • Publication number: 20190270020
    Abstract: A method for sharing a gameplay experience is provided, including: executing a video game by a cloud gaming system, wherein executing the video game includes processing a game state of the video game to provide gameplay of the video game; streaming the gameplay of the video game over a network, the gameplay of the video game being defined for a first user; receiving a command to share an interactive playable portion from the gameplay of the video game; responsive to the command, sharing the interactive playable portion of the video game through a social interface, the social interface enabling access for gameplay of the interactive playable portion by a second user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2019
    Publication date: September 5, 2019
    Inventors: Victor Octav Suba Miura, David Perry, Philippe Dias, Kelvin Yong, Nathan Gary
  • Publication number: 20190270019
    Abstract: A controller device for user interactivity with a server of a cloud gaming system is provided, including the following: at least one input device that generates inputs for the server; wherein the controller device communicates directly to an access device for connection to a network that connects the controller device to the server without connecting to a client device; wherein the server receives and processes the inputs to render gameplay video that is transmitted over the network for rendering to a display device that is local to the controller device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2019
    Publication date: September 5, 2019
    Inventors: Victor Octav Suba Miura, David Perry, Philippe Dias, Kelvin Yong, Nathan Gary
  • Publication number: 20190270005
    Abstract: A method for sharing gameplay is provided, including: executing a video game; while executing the video game, buffering a first portion of gameplay of the video game, wherein buffering the first portion of gameplay captures a predefined amount of gameplay prior to a currently executing gameplay; receiving a first input generated from a controller device; responsive to receiving the first input, then capturing a second portion of the gameplay of the video game that is continuous with the first portion of gameplay; receiving a second input generated from the controller device; responsive to receiving the second input, then enabling sharing of the first and second portions of gameplay to a website.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2019
    Publication date: September 5, 2019
    Inventor: Nathan Gary
  • Publication number: 20190176030
    Abstract: A controller for interfacing with a computing device is provided, including the following: a main body; a first extension extending from a first end of the main body; a second extension extending from a second end of the main body; wherein the first extension and the second extension are configured as handles; a button positioned on a surface of the main body, the button being configured to activate a sharing interface for sharing gameplay.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2019
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Inventors: Ryuji Nakayama, Ennin Huang, Nathan Gary
  • Patent number: 10201748
    Abstract: A controller for interfacing with a computing device is provided, including the following: a main body; a first extension extending from a first end of the main body; a second extension extending from a second end of the main body; wherein the first extension and the second extension are configured as handles; a button positioned along the top surface of the main body, the button being configured to activate a sharing interface for sharing gameplay to a social graph.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment America LLC
    Inventors: Ryuji Nakayama, Ennin Huang, Nathan Gary
  • Patent number: 10099121
    Abstract: A controller for interfacing wirelessly with a computing device is provided, including the following: a housing defined by a main body, a first extension extending from a first end of the main body, and a second extension extending from a second end of the main body, the first extension and the second extension for holding by a first hand and a second hand of a user, respectively; a touchscreen defined along the top surface of the main body between the first extension and the second extension; a first set of buttons disposed on the top surface of the main body proximate to the first extension and on a first side of the touchscreen; and a second set of buttons disposed on the top surface of the main body proximate to the second extension and on a second side of the touchscreen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment America LLC
    Inventors: Ryuji Nakayama, Ennin Huang, Nathan Gary