Card Or Tile Structure Patents (Class 273/293)
  • Patent number: 11317198
    Abstract: A loudspeaker system includes a loudspeaker base and a loudspeaker peripheral that is independent of the loudspeaker base. The loudspeaker peripheral is shaped as a role figure. The loudspeaker base and the loudspeaker peripheral connect through a contact connection or a non-contact connection, and provide personalized voice data corresponding to the role figure when connected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: Tencent Technology (Shenzhen) Company Limited
    Inventors: Kaifeng Li, Ziming Wang, Chenggong Ning, Yihong Xie, Minghua Li, Peitao Wang, Jin Fang
  • Patent number: 11161032
    Abstract: Board game (1) with a board (2) having at least one playing surface (3) comprising multiple playing fields (4) and with playing pieces (5) and at least one holding device (6) for holding a playing piece (5) releasably attached to the playing field (4), with the board (2) being arranged such that the orientation of the playing surface (3) deviates from a horizontal orientation, wherein a rotating device (7) is provided for holding the playing piece (5) in a same vertical orientation for any rotation of the board (2) about an imaginary axis (A) substantially orthogonally to the playing surface (3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: ACTIVE OWNERSHIP LP
    Inventor: Stefan Martin Roehrig
  • Patent number: 10665059
    Abstract: An electronic gaming machine, including an interactive controller configured to: communicate application telemetry; display a wager outcome; communicate an indication to enter a tournament; communicate tournament application telemetry associated with the tournament; display a tournament award; a wager controller constructed to: receive wager request; determine and communicate the wager outcome; the application controller operatively connecting the interactive controller and the wager controller, the application controller also operatively connected to a tournament controller and constructed to: receive the application telemetry; determine whether to trigger a wager; communicate the wager request; receive the wager outcome; receive the tournament entry indication; receive tournament award; communicate the tournament award.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Gamblit Gaming, LLC
    Inventors: Miles Arnone, Frank Cire, Eric Meyerhofer
  • Patent number: 10456678
    Abstract: A method of providing a card game implemented by a computer includes the steps of; determining open cards and hidden cards different from one another to be assigned to first and second user terminals each including a screen configured to display an open card area having rows and columns and a hidden card area; providing a first card identifier information of the open cards, a first location information of the open cards, a second card identifier information of the hidden cards, and a second location information of the hidden cards; determining a rating of cards disposed along each column of the open card area based on a combination of the cards in the same column; comparing the rating of each column of the first user terminal to that of the second user terminal; and determining win or lose of the card game based on the compared result for each column.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignees: NHN Corporation, NHN Studio629 Corporation
    Inventors: Dongin Kim, Hyoungsun Park, SeongHoon Kim, Geonho Son, Hyunmi Lee, Chuljae Lim, Pyoung Sun Park, Hajin Oh, Bo Jeong Ko
  • Patent number: 10403162
    Abstract: A method of playing a learning game having game pieces with a playing face divided into first and second sections, the first section displaying a first number and the second section displaying the first number, a mathematical operation, and a second number, the method including taking turns to place a game piece on a playing surface adjacent a game piece already on the playing surface in which a numeric value of the first number in the first section of the game piece or the numeric value of the result of the mathematical operation in the second section is equal to a numeric value of a first or second section of the game piece already on the playing surface that is not adjacent another game piece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Inventor: Julian Ferreras
  • Patent number: 10217373
    Abstract: A method of playing a learning game having game pieces with a playing face divided into first and second sections, the first section displaying a first number and the second section displaying the first number, a mathematical operation, and a second number, the method including taking turns to place a game piece on a playing surface adjacent a game piece already on the playing surface in which a numeric value of the first number in the first section of the game piece or the numeric value of the result of the mathematical operation in the second section is equal to a numeric value of a first or second section of the game piece already on the playing surface that is not adjacent another game piece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Inventor: Julian Ferreras
  • Patent number: 10099127
    Abstract: A system (information processing device) is caused to determine at least one game medium from among a plurality of game media to be provided to a communication terminal, cause the communication terminal to display the at least one game medium, provide the communication terminal with a game environment to test the at least one game medium; and store the at least one game medium in association with an identifier of the communication terminal upon receiving a notification from the communication terminal indicating that the at least one game medium has been selected for possession.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: GREE, Inc.
    Inventor: Koji Hakuta
  • Patent number: 10089565
    Abstract: A transaction card is described. The transaction card includes a card body that is made from metal. The metal may be a precious metal alloy, such as gold. The transaction card includes a polished area and a contrasting area on the card body. The transaction card additionally includes information. At least a portion of the information is engraved into the polished area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: AU Card, LLC
    Inventors: Christopher James Scanlon, Jose Zambrano
  • Patent number: 9881461
    Abstract: An enhanced interleaved wagering system is disclosed, including an interactive controller configured to: communicate application telemetry; display a wager outcome; communicate an indication to enter a tournament; communicate tournament application telemetry associated with the tournament; display a tournament award; a wager controller constructed to: receive wager request; determine and communicate the wager outcome; the application controller operatively connecting the interactive controller and the wager controller, the application controller also operatively connected to a tournament controller and constructed to: receive the application telemetry; determine whether to trigger a wager; communicate the wager request; receive the wager outcome; receive the tournament entry indication; receive tournament award; communicate the tournament award.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: Gamblit Gaming, LLC
    Inventors: Miles Arnone, Frank Cire, Eric Meyerhofer
  • Patent number: 9316597
    Abstract: Methods and systems detect markings or flaws on the backs of playing cards. The method includes: providing ambient radiation at a gaming table and reflecting some of that radiation off a back surface of a playing card; capturing reflected radiation with a radiation sensor; the radiation sensor transmitting signals based on the reflected radiation captured by the radiation sensor; the transmitted signals providing data that contains image data of the back of the playing card; and displaying an image of the back of the playing card based on the image data. The transmitted signals provide image data of the back of the playing card and are also received by a processor that evaluates or compares that data. The system may be an installed casino system (with eye-in-the-sky technology), a portable box, or a component within a shuffling device or dealer shoe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Inventor: Mladen Blazevic
  • Patent number: 9033343
    Abstract: A domino match game employs a standard domino set and a game board or game play surface that has a common play region and peripheral regions for placing house tokens that are awarded to players during play of a game or hand, and risk regions for placing tokens awarded in an earlier hand to permit the players to make side wagers. A bogus stone may be used to indicate a player is to miss a turn. There are separate game play tokens and house tokens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Inventors: Michael Robinson Watkins, Neal Christopher Allen
  • Publication number: 20150102562
    Abstract: One embodiment of a Turing complete set of game components in the form of a deck of playing cards, each card (110) having at least one divinatory element illustrated on its playing face (112). In other embodiments, the game components may take other forms, including, but not limited to components for board, dice or tile games. Additionally, the game components may be simulated in different types of non physical ways, including, but not limited to electronic games, video games, computer games, or interactive network games. The embodiments described and shown have the advantage over prior art of being able to simulate a universal Turing machine in a two player game for a finite period of time within a finite volume of space, which is sometimes referred to as a tabletop game.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2013
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventor: Tom B. Cooley
  • Patent number: 8998210
    Abstract: A card disposal system for a table game is provided that is capable of assuring the disposal of all of cards corresponding to a predetermined number of decks that are used at a game table without any deficiency and without any fraudulent diversion being made over such cards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Angel Playing Cards Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yasushi Shigeta
  • Patent number: 8944434
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to card games, and more particularly to card games in which players play to form certain card combinations or “melds,” in order to collect information that in turn allows the players to solve a puzzle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Mattel, Inc.
    Inventor: Brian M. Yu
  • Patent number: 8919777
    Abstract: The present invention provides shuffled playing cards which eliminate the need for a game host to shuffle cards before games by taking a lot of time as well as eliminate the possibility of cheating. A shuffled playing cards (1) obtained by shuffling a predetermined number of decks of playing cards (12) using a shuffling machine is packaged as an individual pack. The shuffled playing cards (1) is individually packaged and sealed with an adhesive label (13). A bar code (13a) which represents a unique shuffled card ID has been printed on the adhesive label (13). The shuffled card ID is registered in a database by being associated with information which allows identification of a shuffling machine used to shuffle the playing card set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Angel Playing Cards Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yasushi Shigeta
  • Patent number: 8913467
    Abstract: A timepiece is equipped with a novel type of entertainment, that is a mechanical card game. The timepiece includes: a dial (10) provided with a plurality of windows (12); systems (14) for opening and closing at least some of the windows (12), actuated by control bodies; a plurality of display disks (16) carrying representations of cards to be played, to be visible via the windows (12), the disks being pivoted on axes that are perpendicular to the plane of the dial (10); and a system (18) for rotating the disks and stopping them at random.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Christophe Claret S.A.
    Inventors: Christophe Claret, Jan Dubois, Alain Schiesser
  • Publication number: 20140333025
    Abstract: An electronic card game system and method using NFC or RFID electromagnetic communication, including an initiator having a driving coil, a first card having a secondary coil with a capacitor, and a playing piece having a receiving coil. The initiator and the first card may be placed on a playing surface so that at least a portion of the driving coil and at least a portion of the secondary coil overlap. Similarly, the first card and the playing piece may be placed on a playing surface so that at least a portion of the receiving coil and at least a second portion of the secondary coil overlap. These overlapped coils allow a driving signal initiated at the driving coil to be transmitted through the secondary coil and received by the receiving coil.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2014
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Applicant: MATTEL, INC.
    Inventors: Nicholas S. Amireh, Vladimir Buzga, Vladimir Sosnovskiy
  • Patent number: 8851479
    Abstract: The present invention provides shuffled playing cards which eliminate the need for a game host to shuffle cards before games by taking a lot of time as well as eliminate the possibility of cheating. A shuffled playing cards (1) obtained by shuffling a predetermined number of decks of playing cards (12) using a shuffling machine is packaged as an individual pack. The shuffled playing cards (1) is individually packaged and sealed with an adhesive label (13). A bar code (13a) which represents a unique shuffled card ID has been printed on the adhesive label (13). The shuffled card ID is registered in a database by being associated with information which allows identification of a shuffling machine used to shuffle the playing card set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Angel Playing Cards Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yasushi Shigeta
  • Publication number: 20140248931
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a new game. In particular, in a preferred embodiment, the present invention relates to a new game using the tiles played in the Chinese game of Mahjong. The method comprising: providing a deck of playing tiles, each tile having a character printed on it; determining the number of tiles as an initial hand for each player, the number of tiles comprising 4, 7, 10 or 13 tiles; providing each player with the initial hand of tiles; during a turn for a player, requiring the player to draw 1 tile from the deck, & playing the game until a player forms a winning hand, wherein the winning hand comprises 2 identical tiles, and the remaining tiles forming sets of 3 tiles selected from the group comprising: a set of 3 identical tiles or a set of 3 sequential tiles in a suit. A method for operating an online gaming environment for conducting the game is disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2012
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Applicant: GALAXY CITY HOLDINGS LIMITED
    Inventor: Yansen Halim
  • Patent number: 8777225
    Abstract: A deck of playing cards wherein at least one card comprises a base layer that bears a front surface and a back surface and a substantially planar holographic optical element that is operatively configured to form a holographic image, the holographic optical element disposed at or towards a surface that is selected from the front and back surfaces the at least one card characterized in that the holographic optical element is of a type that is substantially transparent and manufactured to substantially prevent said holographic image from being viewed in a first range of directions with respect to the selected surface and to substantially enable said holographic image to be viewed from a second range of directions that are outside of the first range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: VX Enterprises Ltd
    Inventor: Andrew Dodds
  • Publication number: 20140131949
    Abstract: A cooperative tile game played on a surface and having bifurcated tiles formed of conjoined hexagons each having an indicia of value. Play is initiated by selecting and placing one or more tiles on the surface in a three-tile triangular initial configuration. Players first exchange tiles from their hand with those in the initial configuration to achieve a predetermined set of tiles in the initial configuration. Subsequent rounds begin with a tile from the previous round. During play tiles are placed in turn such that at least one edge of a hexagonal portions is adjacent to an edge of a hexagonal portion of a previously placed tile having the same indicia of value and such that no edge of is adjacent to a side having a different indicia of value. Play proceeds until all playable tiles are placed. The value of waste tiles is subtracted from the value of created assets to achieve a score. All players achieve the same score.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2012
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Inventor: Paul Gregory Harris
  • Patent number: 8721415
    Abstract: A method for operating a computer-based solitaire game which collects a player's fee at the start of the game and pays a player award as a function of a per-card payout award and one or more of the number and/or identities of cards that have been transferred from the card deck on foundation stacks. The per-card payout award is determined as a function of an expected number of transferred cards, which number has been determined as a function of a discrete probability density function calculated from outcomes produced in a multi-game simulation. The number of games in the multi-game simulation is selected to provide a statistically stable result, and may be on the order of more than one million games. The simulated games are played by applying a set of ordinally-ranked solitaire game play rules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Solitairus Inc.
    Inventors: Cameron M. Uhren, K. C. Flynn, Leonard Parente
  • Patent number: 8672328
    Abstract: A method of playing a word forming game comprises distributing a predetermined number of tiles to a set of players so as to form a hand of play associated with each player. Each tile has a character value associated with the tile, and at least one tile has a special feature value. The players form words on a playing surface, and the words comprise one or more tiles from a player's hand of play and one or more tiles already on the playing surface. Exemplary special feature values instruct players to skip a turn, to reverse the order of play, or to redistribute tiles. Each tile has a nesting portion and a nested portion. The nesting portion is characterized a concavity into which another playing tile may be nested and the nested portion is characterized by a convex edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: Mattel, Inc.
    Inventor: Jeffrey Warren Bazarko
  • Publication number: 20140066153
    Abstract: Systems, methods and a game kit for providing and conducting wagering games involving one or more decks of playing cards with each deck including a first group of cards divided into subgroups of a plurality of cards, a second group of cards that differs from the cards in the first group; and a single card that differs from the cards in the first and second groups.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2013
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Applicant: FIVEQ SA
    Inventors: Melvin Stanley Williamson, Giuseppe Andrea Pappalardo, Antonio Scionti
  • Publication number: 20140054856
    Abstract: A dynamically changeable, flexible card is set forth such as a playing card or a set of playing cards. The cards have one or more flexible displays controlled by a controller to change the display(s). The controller may interface with a wireless communication device to control the displays For card games, the electronic display can be changed so that only several such cards need be used to play the game. The face value content of the display can be changed by contact or wirelessly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2013
    Publication date: February 27, 2014
    Applicant: Bally Gaming, Inc.
    Inventor: Stephen Patton
  • Publication number: 20140042046
    Abstract: A game having a plurality of triangles cards, in a triangle box with a plurality of accessories with different methods of playing a card game with the challenge to get to the best position in the Kingdom or in world countries dispute. Once the positions are determined, all players have the chance improve their positions next round.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2013
    Publication date: February 13, 2014
    Inventor: Lilian Miranda Costa
  • Patent number: 8622393
    Abstract: A trading card game (10) includes a first card (212) having only one immovable section (234). The game (10) also includes a second card (314) including a first section (352) and a second section (354). The second section (354) can be slidable relative to the first section (352) so that the second card (314) moves between a first position and a second position. In the first position, a portion of the second section (354) is unexposed to the players. In the second position, the portion of the second section (354) is exposed to the players, and influences the outcome of at least a portion of the game (10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: The Upper Deck Company
    Inventors: Brian J. Hacker, Wayne R. Wilcoxen, David S. Smith
  • Publication number: 20140004921
    Abstract: A gaming system allows a game manager to manage and run a multiplayer game and adjudicate all player characters with the ability to control the game and game play for all players from a centralized command facility in real-time. Interactive cards can be used that relate to investigated objects. The cards include information relating to the usage of the discovered objects as well as provide a method whereby the cards can interact based on predetermined orientation(s). Furthermore, an object discovery and investigation methodology is outlined that provides characters with a roadmap for determining the consequences of interaction with an object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2013
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
    Inventor: Colin HIGBIE
  • Patent number: 8596642
    Abstract: A method of playing a domino match is disclosed in which the players of the match play a plurality of domino games, with each game including at least one hand. The players are awarded points throughout the first domino game. The players may risk the awarded points earned throughout the first domino game in a play-by-play side wager against the other players. Players attempt to win the match by being the first player to win two or more games. Additionally, players are rewarded for being the total point winner of the match or tournament.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Inventors: Michael Robinson Watkins, Neal Christopher Allen
  • Publication number: 20130313777
    Abstract: A gaming accessory, gaming currency or gaming table comprising a surface and a magnetic pigment incorporated into the body or surface thereof is disclosed. The pigment is configured to be affected by the introduction of a magnetic field from a source such that the pigment appears to change from the first appearance to a second appearance when the accessory is placed in the vicinity of the magnetic field. The first appearance may be a color, opacity, color effect, pattern or shape and the second appearance may be one or more of a different color, opacity, color effect, pattern or shape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2013
    Publication date: November 28, 2013
    Applicant: GAMING PARTNERS INTERNATIONAL USA. INC.
    Inventors: Emmanuel Gelinotte, Gregory Scott Gronau
  • Patent number: 8585478
    Abstract: A wagering game is played with symbol indicia having an order or rank. A player places a first wager to play in an underlying game. The player receives at least or exactly two indicia which are positioned among three possible orientations by the player. There is one indicia each, in any of three indicia positions defining a player's hand. The player places the two indicia, leaving one indicia position unfilled. A third indicia is provided to the player in the unfilled indicia position. The first wager is resolved at least in part based on whether the third indicia forms a sequence of order or ranks among the three indicia provided to the player. There may be a similar dealer hand against which the player hand is compared. Playing cards are preferred indicia.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Inventors: Ray Smith, Amanda Tears Smith
  • Publication number: 20130292905
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to a game comprising a plurality of domino—like tiles or bricks. The game is based on the aspects of building construction wherein the bricks have at least one bit and the at least one bit having either a complimentary key or slot configuration. A successful connection is made and points scored when the key of one brick is connected to a slot of a second brick or vice versa. The game may be played horizontally at a beginner's level and for the more advanced player, in three-dimensional space. Each brick is played with the goal of accumulating the highest amount of points possible by making the most key to slot connections in a single move.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2011
    Publication date: November 7, 2013
    Inventors: Ronald David Bittner, Daniel K. Bittner
  • Publication number: 20130285327
    Abstract: In summary, the present invention provides a novelty electricity free domino that overcomes the overtone problem of the prior art and a domino system that is capable of controlling the interval of the sound generated by the sound emitting dominos may be extended so as to control the tempo thereof. Accordingly, the present creation not only solves the long last problem of long lasting overtone exists in the prior art but also has the advantages of simple and low manufacturing cost.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2013
    Publication date: October 31, 2013
    Inventors: Pei-Chen Sung, Sheng-Feng Su
  • Patent number: 8567786
    Abstract: The present invention provides shuffled playing cards which eliminate the need for a game host to shuffle cards before games by taking a lot of time as well as eliminate the possibility of cheating. A shuffled playing cards (1) obtained by shuffling a predetermined number of decks of playing cards (12) using a shuffling machine is packaged as an individual pack. The shuffled playing cards (1) is individually packaged and sealed with an adhesive label (13). A bar code (13a) which represents a unique shuffled card ID has been printed on the adhesive label (13). The shuffled card ID is registered in a database by being associated with information which allows identification of a shuffling machine used to shuffle the playing card set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: Angel Playing Cards Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yasushi Shigeta
  • Patent number: 8568186
    Abstract: In summary, the present invention provides a novelty electricity free domino that overcomes the overtone problem of the prior art and a domino system that is capable of controlling the interval of the sound generated by the sound emitting dominos may be extended so as to control the tempo thereof. Accordingly, the present creation not only solves the long last problem of long lasting overtone exists in the prior art but also has the advantages of simple and low manufacturing cost.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: National Taiwan University of Science and Technology
    Inventors: Pei-Chen Sung, Sheng-Feng Su
  • Publication number: 20130277915
    Abstract: The following invention is a method and system for producing and using a trading card game that facilitates the learning of foreign languages. The cards comprise a bifold design that allows the display of the pronunciation, symbolic representation, and meaning of a foreign language character on a trading card. The card comprises a challenge element that permits the rules of the game to change depending on whether the user of the game correctly responds to the challenge element. Each card also comprises a unique identifying element that allows interface between the card game and a handheld electronic device. This allows high replay value for the trading card game while also enhancing the educational benefit of the game.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2012
    Publication date: October 24, 2013
    Applicant: EGGS, LLC
    Inventor: Seth Daniel Garrett
  • Publication number: 20130281173
    Abstract: A game employing user-modifiable game components, such as cards in a collectable card game, employs various features to provide user-modifiability, including sleeves, transparent cards, stickers, and other elements. Electronic versions of the game and various other features are included, including tracking of history associated with such components.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2013
    Publication date: October 24, 2013
    Inventors: Frank Gilson, Cormac Russell, Paul Sottosanti, Randy Buehler, Ramon Arjona, Karl Robert Gutschera, Brandon Anthony Bozzi, Aaron Joel Forsythe
  • Patent number: 8556266
    Abstract: A flexible card which allows data of the card to be changed with a simple operation is provided, thereby permitting users to sustain interest in the card and a relevant game. The card comprises a first dot pattern in which a coordinate value or a code value is patterned and which is recognizable by predetermined irradiation light at least on one surface thereof and a second dot pattern which is patterned in a predetermined algorithm in a region overlapping with a region where the first dot pattern is provided or a region different from a region where the first dot pattern is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Inventor: Kenji Yoshida
  • Patent number: 8528907
    Abstract: The present disclosure is a method for playing an investing card game comprises the steps of providing a deck of financial instrument playing cards, dealing each of the financial instrument playing cards in rotation, and selecting one of the two or more players as the first initiating player. The method further comprises the steps of exposing a first financial instrument playing card in the hand of the first initiating player, selecting one of the key/value pairs, exposing, by each of the remaining players, one or more opposing financial instrument playing cards in the hands of the remaining players, and comparing the value of the selected key/value pair on the first financial instrument card to one or more values of the same key/value pair on the opposing financial instrument cards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Inventor: Aravind Musuluri
  • Publication number: 20130207344
    Abstract: A card shooter apparatus (1) in a table game system a card shooter unit (4) including a card storage unit (2) that stores a plurality of cards (100) in a horizontal stack. A control device (5) constituted by a program storage unit, a computer device, or the like is placed in a lower part of the card shooter apparatus (1). A transparent bottom plate (9) is provided on a bottom of the card storage unit (2). An optical sensor (10) that receives reflected lights of lights applied to end surfaces of the plurality of cards (100) stored in the card storage unit (2), and a DNA sensor (11) that obtains DNA information from a DNA-containing coating applied to the cards (100) stored in the card storage unit 2 are placed below the bottom plate (9).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2011
    Publication date: August 15, 2013
    Applicant: ANGEL PLAYING CARDS CO., LTD
    Inventor: Yasushi Shigeta
  • Patent number: 8449302
    Abstract: A game piece with a hidden image that is visible through a decoder filter, with a first visible layer having an image gradient mapped to a first electromagnetic wavelength range and a second visible layer with a disguising mask and the image gradient mapped to a second electromagnetic wavelength range, the electromagnetic wavelength ranges selected based on a color hue for the decoder filter and the disguising mask having an electromagnetic wavelength within the second electromagnetic wavelength range. A method of making a game piece with a hidden image that is visible upon viewing through a decoder filter is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Assignee: World Touch Gaming, Inc.
    Inventor: Paul Christian Carahan
  • Patent number: 8430734
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for dealing a card game, comprising: calling for all pick-row, pair-plus bonus, and no-peek bonus bets; dealing three rows of two card poker hands face up in positions A, B, and C; confirming whether there exists a qualifying card in one of the hands; collecting all losing pick-row wagers if none of the hands qualify; giving action to all pick-row bets if there is a qualifying hand; establishing a winning two-card poker hand among A, B, and C; dealing three sets of three cards face up to each row to complete five card poker hands in positions A, B, and C; establishing all no-peek bonus qualifying hands; announcing a value of all qualifying five-card poker hands; and reconciling winning and losing no-peek super bonus bets and, paying winning bets from right to left.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2013
    Assignee: Fortiss, LLC
    Inventor: Roy Choi
  • Publication number: 20130099447
    Abstract: A dynamically changeable, flexible card is set forth such as a playing card or a set of playing cards. The cards have one or more flexible displays controlled by a controller to change the display(s). The controller may interface with a wireless communication device to control the displays For card games, the electronic display can be changed so that only several such cards need be used to play the game. The face value content of the display can be changed by contact or wirelessly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2011
    Publication date: April 25, 2013
    Inventor: Stephen Patton
  • Patent number: 8387983
    Abstract: The present invention provides shuffled playing cards which eliminate the need for a game host to shuffle cards before games by taking a lot of time as well as eliminate the possibility of cheating. A shuffled playing cards (1) obtained by shuffling a predetermined number of decks of playing cards (12) using a shuffling machine is packaged as an individual pack. The shuffled playing cards (1) is individually packaged and sealed with an adhesive label (13). A bar code (13a) which represents a unique shuffled card ID has been printed on the adhesive label (13). The shuffled card ID is registered in a database by being associated with information which allows identification of a shuffling machine used to shuffle the playing card set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignee: Angel Playing Cards Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yasushi Shigeta
  • Patent number: 8376861
    Abstract: There are provided systems and methods for inter-connectable multi-track media-based cards. There is provided a card for media playback, the card comprising a media output, a memory storing at least one of a plurality of media tracks of a media, a communications interface inter-connectable with one or more additional cards storing other media tracks of the plurality of media tracks of the media, and a media processor. The media processor is configured to detect, via the communications interface, any of the one or more additional cards connected to the communications interface to determine connected cards, and cause a playback of at least one of the plurality of media tracks in the memory in combination with at least one of the other media tracks of the plurality of media tracks on the connected cards. This enables concurrent playback of multi-track media-based trading cards, providing entertainment and collectible value for users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert Thomas Souriall
  • Patent number: 8371583
    Abstract: The present invention provides shuffled playing cards which eliminate the need for a game host to shuffle cards before games by taking a lot of time as well as eliminate the possibility of cheating. A shuffled playing cards (1) obtained by shuffling a predetermined number of decks of playing cards (12) using a shuffling machine is packaged as an individual pack. The shuffled playing cards (1) is individually packaged and sealed with an adhesive label (13). A bar code (13a) which represents a unique shuffled card ID has been printed on the adhesive label (13). The shuffled card ID is registered in a database by being associated with information which allows identification of a shuffling machine used to shuffle the playing card set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2013
    Assignee: Angel Playing Cards Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yasushi Shigeta
  • Publication number: 20120292855
    Abstract: A dance card game to be played by one or more players comprising a deck of dance cards arranged in plurality of characters, each character illustrating a dance move, each said character of each card having plurality of “identifiers” and each character of each card having one or more of its identifiers in common with one or more other dance card, said dance cards arranged in several suits. The game comprises of each player picking several cards from the deck of dance cards and combining those cards to make a dance routine in a specified time limit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2011
    Publication date: November 22, 2012
    Inventor: Tracey ARMSTRONG
  • Publication number: 20120280451
    Abstract: A method of educating includes providing a collectible trading card game with a plurality of trading cards. Each card may contain educational information including a consonant, vowel, number or mathematical operator and the cards are used to form a properly spelled word or to form a mathematically correct equation. In some forms, the method includes providing a game with a playing field and a set of game components with game component types having a predetermined power for affecting play of the game by affecting a power, effect, or value of the game component. The level of skill necessary to play the game may be varied by selectively implementing or disregarding the predetermined power of the game components. An educational game includes first and second game components with different expressions, powers, point values, and identifiers for distinguishing game components and facilitating game play.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2012
    Publication date: November 8, 2012
    Inventors: Todd B. Ferguson, Richard Goodman
  • Publication number: 20120274026
    Abstract: A deck of playing cards wherein at least one card comprises a base layer that bears a front surface and a back surface and a substantially planar holographic optical element that is operatively configured to form a holographic image, the holographic optical element disposed at or towards a surface that is selected from the front and back surfaces the at least one card characterised in that the holographic optical element is of a type that is substantially transparent and manufactured to substantially prevent said holographic image from being viewed in a first range of directions with respect to the selected surface and to substantially enable said holographic image to be viewed from a second range of directions that are outside of the first range.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2012
    Publication date: November 1, 2012
    Applicant: VX ENTERPRISES LTD
    Inventor: Andrew Dodds
  • Patent number: 8210920
    Abstract: A method and system for playing jackpot and live baccarat games are provided. One feature of the jackpot method involves the use of card combinations that may include, e.g., at least one zero-point card. Another feature of the jackpot method involves initial jackpot contribution from the banker who operates the baccarat game. It is also provided a software program or a set of software program for carrying out any or all the steps of the disclosed gaming method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Inventor: Jay Chun