Patents by Inventor Serena Lam

Serena Lam 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: 10300377
    Abstract: A method of providing virtual items based on location-based action is disclosed. An indication is received of a performance of a location-based action by a player of a computer-implemented game. A virtual item is provided based on the receiving of the indication of the performance of the location-based action by the player of the computer-implemented game. The virtual item may be usable within the computer-implemented game.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Zynga Inc.
    Inventors: Kathleen Auterio, Deniz Ersever, Nathan Arthur Etter, Hardik Kheskani, Serena Lam, Amitt Mahajan, Christopher Joseph Makarsky, Jay Monahan, Donald C. Mosites, Benjamin Mullin, Matthew Adam Ocko, Brian Reynolds, Shantanu Talapatra, Justin Waldron, Ian Wang, Jackson Wang
  • Patent number: 9908045
    Abstract: The computer-implemented game comprises a plurality of user-initiated in-game actions for affecting game state information that includes a set of browser in-game actions which is available via a browser user interface and includes a set of convenience in-game actions which is unavailable via the browser user interface, a single convenience in-game action of the set of convenience in-game actions being capable of producing a particular game result that corresponds to a plurality of browser in-game actions from the set of browser in-game actions, the plurality of browser in-game actions being capable of collectively producing the particular game result. A mobile application allows access to a set of mobile in-game actions that includes at least a portion of the set of browser in-game actions and includes the set of convenience in-game actions, initiation of each convenience in-game action being a user-selectable option for a user only via the mobile application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: Zynga Inc.
    Inventors: Serena Lam, Kathleen Auterio, Deniz Ersever, Jackson Wang, Benjamin Mullin, Hardik Kheskani
  • Patent number: 9895608
    Abstract: A method of providing virtual items based on location-based actions is disclosed. An indication is received of a performance of a location-based action by a player of a computer-implemented game. A virtual item is added to an inventory of a player character of the player of the computer-implemented game based on the receiving of the indication of the performance of the location-based action by the player of the computer-implemented game. The virtual item is usable within the computer-implemented game by the player character of the player of the computer-implemented game.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: Zynga Inc.
    Inventors: Kathleen Auterio, Deniz Ersever, Nathan Arthur Etter, Hardik Kheskani, Serena Lam, Amitt Mahajan, Christopher Joseph Makarsky, Jay Monahan, Donald C. Mosites, Benjamin Mullin, Matthew Adam Ocko, Brian Reynolds, Shantanu Talapatra, Justin Waldron, Ian Wang, Jackson Wang
  • Publication number: 20180043253
    Abstract: A method of providing virtual items based on location-based action is disclosed. An indication is received of a performance of a location-based action by a player of a computer-implemented game. A virtual item is provided based on the receiving of the indication of the performance of the location-based action by the player of the computer-implemented game. The virtual item may be usable within the computer-implemented game.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2017
    Publication date: February 15, 2018
    Inventors: Kathleen Auterio, Deniz Ersever, Nathan Arthur Etter, Hardik Kheskani, Serena Lam, Amitt Mahajan, Christopher Joseph Makarsky, Jay Monahan, Donald C. Mosites, Benjamin Mullin, Matthew Adam Ocko, Brian Reynolds, Shantanu Talapatra, Justin Waldron, Ian Wang, Jackson Wang
  • Patent number: 9731198
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to games and applications in general, and in particular to computer-implemented online games playable on mobile device. The computer-implemented online game may be played via a mobile user interface or via a browser. The mobile user interface may allow access to a first set of in-game actions related to a game event, and the browser may allow access to a second set of in-game actions related to the game event, where the first set of in-game actions related to the game event is smaller in number than the second set of in-game actions related to the game event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: Zynga Inc.
    Inventors: Serena Lam, Kathleen Auterio, Deniz Ersever, Jackson Wang, Benjamin Mullin, Hardik Kheskani
  • Patent number: 9636584
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates games and applications in general and in particular to computer-implemented online games playable on mobile devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: Zynga Inc.
    Inventors: Serena Lam, Kathleen Auterio, Deniz Ersever, Jackson Wang, Benjamin Mullin, Hardik Kheskani
  • Publication number: 20160296841
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates games and applications in general and in particular to computer-implemented online games playable on mobile devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2016
    Publication date: October 13, 2016
    Inventors: Serena Lam, Kathleen Auterio, Deniz Ersever, Jackson Wang, Benjamin Mullin, Hardik Kheskani
  • Patent number: 9364744
    Abstract: In a method and system of providing in-game assets for location-based actions, an indication of a performance of a location-based action by a player of a computer-implemented game is received. A virtual item is provided based on the receiving of the indication of the performance of the location-based action by the player of the computer-implemented game, the virtual item being usable within the computer-implemented game.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: Zynga Inc.
    Inventors: Kathleen Auterio, Deniz Ersever, Hardik Kheskani, Serena Lam, Christopher Joseph Makarsky, Donald C. Mosites, Benjamin Mullin, Shantanu Talapatra, Justin Waldron, Jackson Wang
  • Patent number: 9220985
    Abstract: A method of providing virtual items based on location-based action is disclosed. An indication is received of a performance of a location-based action by a player of a computer-implemented game. A virtual item is provided based on the receiving of the indication of the performance of the location-based action by the player of the computer-implemented game. The virtual item may be usable within the computer-implemented game.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Assignee: Zynga Inc.
    Inventors: Kathleen Auterio, Deniz Ersever, Nathan Arthur Etter, Hardik Kheskani, Serena Lam, Amitt Mahajan, Christopher Joseph Makarsky, Jay Monahan, Donald C. Mosites, Benjamin Mullin, Matthew Adam Ocko, Brian Reynolds, Shantanu Talapatra, Justin Waldron, Ian Wang, Jackson Wang
  • Publication number: 20130296042
    Abstract: In a method and system of providing in-game assets for location-based actions, an indication of a performance of a location-based action by a player of a computer-implemented game is received. A virtual item is provided based on the receiving of the indication of the performance of the location-based action by the player of the computer-implemented game, the virtual item being usable within the computer-implemented game.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2013
    Publication date: November 7, 2013
    Inventors: Kathleen Auterio, Deniz Ersever, Hardik Kheskani, Serena Lam, Christopher Joseph Makarsky, Donald C. Mosites, Benjamin Mullin, Shantanu Talapatra, Justin Waldron, Jackson Wang
  • Patent number: 8491395
    Abstract: In a method and system of providing in-game assets for location-based actions, an indication of a performance of a location-based action by a player of a computer-implemented game is received. A virtual item is provided based on the receiving of the indication of the performance of the location-based action by the player of the computer-implemented game, the virtual item being usable within the computer-implemented game.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Assignee: Zynga Inc.
    Inventors: Kathleen Auterio, Deniz Ersever, Hardik Kheskani, Serena Lam, Christopher Joseph Makarsky, Donald C. Mosites, Benjamin Mullin, Shantanu Talapatra, Justin Waldron, Jackson Wang
  • Patent number: 8454441
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to systems and methods for providing game-based incentives to users of online games as a reward for performing actions at physical locations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Assignee: Zynga Inc.
    Inventors: Kathleen Auterio, Deniz Ersever, Hardik Kheskani, Serena Lam, Christopher Joseph Makarsky, Donald C. Mosites, Benjamin Mullin, Shantanu Talapatra, Justin Waldron, Jackson Wang
  • Publication number: 20130079131
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates games and applications in general and in particular to computer-implemented online games playable on mobile devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2011
    Publication date: March 28, 2013
    Inventors: Serena Lam, Kathleen Auterio, Deniz Ersever, Jackson Wang, Benjamin Mullin, Hardik Kheskani
  • Publication number: 20130079145
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to games and applications in general and in particular to computer-implemented online games playable on mobile devices. A mobile server receives a signal from a user to perform a mobile in-game action, where the signal is received at the mobile server via a mobile user interface on a mobile client device. The mobile server automatically performs a particular in-game action with respect to multiple in-game objects responsive to reception of the signal to perform the mobile in-game action. The performance of the particular in-game action with respect to the multiple in-game objects is responsive to user input on a browser user interface requiring multiple signals corresponding to the respective in-game objects.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2011
    Publication date: March 28, 2013
    Inventors: Serena Lam, Kathleen Auterio, Deniz Ersever, Jackson Wang, Benjamin Mullin, Hardik Kheskani
  • Patent number: 8388452
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing game-based incentives to users of online games as a reward for performing actions at physical locations are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignee: Zynga Inc.
    Inventors: Kathleen Auterio, Deniz Ersever, Hardik Kheskani, Serena Lam, Christopher Joseph Makarsky, Donald C. Mosites, Benjamin Mullin, Shantanu Talapatra, Justin Waldron, Jackson Wang
  • Patent number: 8388451
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to systems and methods for providing game-based incentives to users of online games as a reward for performing actions at physical locations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignee: Zynga Inc.
    Inventors: Kathleen Auterio, Deniz Ersever, Hardik Kheskani, Serena Lam, Christopher Joseph Makarsky, Donald C. Mosites, Benjamin Mullin, Shantanu Talapatra, Justin Waldron, Jackson Wang
  • Patent number: 8348768
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing game-based incentives to users of online games as a reward for performing actions at physical locations are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Zynga Inc.
    Inventors: Kathleen Auterio, Deniz Ersever, Hardik Kheskani, Serena Lam, Christopher Joseph Makarsky, Donald C. Mosites, Benjamin Mullin, Shantanu Talapatra, Justin Waldron, Jackson Wang
  • Patent number: 8287384
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to systems and methods for providing game-based incentives to users of online games as a reward for performing actions at physical locations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Zynga Inc.
    Inventors: Kathleen Auterio, Deniz Ersever, Hardik Kheskani, Serena Lam, Christopher Joseph Makarsky, Donald C. Mosites, Benjamin Mullin, Shantanu Talapatra, Justin Waldron, Jackson Wang
  • Patent number: 8282491
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing game-based incentives to users of online games as a reward for performing actions at physical locations are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: Zynga Inc.
    Inventors: Kathleen Auterio, Deniz Ersever, Hardik Kheskani, Serena Lam, Christopher Joseph Makarsky, Donald C. Mosites, Benjamin Mullin, Shantanu Talapatra, Justin Waldron, Jackson Wang
  • Publication number: 20120040761
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to systems and methods for providing game-based incentives to users of online games as a reward for performing actions at physical locations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2010
    Publication date: February 16, 2012
    Applicant: ZYNGA GAME NETWORK, INC
    Inventors: Kathleen Auterio, Deniz Ersever, Hardik Kheskani, Serena Lam, Christopher Joseph Makarsky, Donald C. Mosites, Benjamin Mullin, Shantanu Talapatra, Justin Waldron, Jackson Wang