Including Means For Processing Electronic Data (e.g., Computer/video Game, Etc.) Patents (Class 463/1)
  • Patent number: 12042731
    Abstract: A control method and apparatus of a virtual object, an electronic device, and a storage medium are disclosed. The method includes: receiving an object swap instruction on a pattern matrix of a first interface of a screen; swapping positions of a first pattern object and a second pattern object according to the object swap instruction, and upon detection that a predetermined number of pattern objects of the same type are connected after the positions of the first pattern object and the second pattern object are swapped, eliminating the connected pattern objects; increasing an energy value of a corresponding target defense object among all defense objects in the first interface according to the eliminated pattern objects; and attacking the attack object with stronger power when the energy value of the target defense object reaches a preset value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2024
    Assignee: Shanghai Yiyu Network Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Zhiqin Xu, Mei Peng
  • Patent number: 12042733
    Abstract: Provided is a control method of a game executed by an information processing device, the method including: storing a plurality of first game media associated with a first player and a plurality of second game media associated with a second player, the plurality of first game media being associated with ability information, placing one or more first selection game media; producing an effect corresponding to the ability information selected; placing one or more second selection game media; converting at least a part of the one or more first selection game media placed in the field from the first parameter state to the second parameter state; and changing a use status of the ability information associated with the one or more first selection game media converted from the first parameter state to the second parameter state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2024
    Assignee: GREE, INC.
    Inventors: Keiya Ohashi, Akiyoshi Maeda
  • Patent number: 12036470
    Abstract: User action data characterizing action by a player in a game environment executing at a user client is received at a server. The game environment is created by the user client separate from the server. Data characterizing a selected viewing position is received. The selected viewing position is different than a player viewing position. The selected viewing position characterizes a viewing location within the game environment. A recreated game environment is generated from the user action data at the server. A video stream of the recreated game environment is generated. The video stream includes video from a perspective of the selected viewing position. The video stream is transmitted to a viewing client. Related apparatus, systems, articles, and techniques are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2023
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2024
    Assignee: Skillz Platform Inc.
    Inventor: Andrew Paradise
  • Patent number: 12033272
    Abstract: Delivering pre-rendered holographic content over a network is disclosed. A first camera view segment of a plurality of camera view segments that compose a holographic video is selected. Each camera view segment corresponds to a different camera view perspective of a scene and includes rendered holographic content that depicts a plurality of concurrent different viewer perspectives of the scene. The first camera view segment is streamed toward a holographic display for presentation of the first camera view segment on the holographic display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2024
    Assignee: Charter Communications Operating, LLC
    Inventors: Dhananjay Lal, Andrew Ip, Matthew Ringenberg, Dell Wolfensparger, Omar Alami
  • Patent number: 12029983
    Abstract: An example of an information processing apparatus performs, in a predetermined area (e.g., a room) in a virtual space, editing including at least one of selecting a placement object to be placed in the area, placing the placement object, and moving the placement object, on the basis of an operation input. The information processing apparatus counts an editing time during which the editing is performed. The information processing apparatus stores, in a memory, arrangement data indicating arrangement of the placement object in the predetermined area. The information processing apparatus performs evaluation of the editing, based on at least the editing time such that a lower evaluation is given when the editing time is shorter than when the editing time is longer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2022
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2024
    Assignee: Nintendo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ken Kato, Yoshifumi Masaki
  • Patent number: 12027013
    Abstract: A fraud detection system which detects fraud in a game of performing collection and redemption of chips in accordance with a win or lose result includes a camera which captures an image of chips contained in a chip tray of a dealer, an image analyzing apparatus which analyses the image captured by the camera to detect an amount of the chips contained in the chip tray, a card distribution device which determines a win or lose result of a game, and a control device which compares the win or lose result of the game and the amount of the chips contained in the chip tray before and after collection and redemption of the chips to detect fraud.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2022
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2024
    Assignee: ANGEL GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yasushi Shigeta
  • Patent number: 12020540
    Abstract: A fraud detection system which detects fraud in a game of performing collection and redemption of chips in accordance with a win or lose result includes a camera which captures an image of chips contained in a chip tray of a dealer, an image analyzing apparatus which analyses the image captured by the camera to detect an amount of the chips contained in the chip tray, a card distribution device which determines a win or lose result of a game, and a control device which compares the win or lose result of the game and the amount of the chips contained in the chip tray before and after collection and redemption of the chips to detect fraud.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2024
    Assignee: ANGEL GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yasushi Shigeta
  • Patent number: 12001648
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to logging user activities during a subset of a recurring time period. In some embodiments, based on received physiological data, a computer system enables logging of one or more user activities to be performed during a subset of a recurring time period. In some embodiments, based on performance of the one or more user activities during a subset of a recurring time period, a computer system enables logging of one or more user activities to be performed during a subset of a recurring time period for a predetermined period of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2024
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Aneesha Narra, Justin P. Dobson, Ottavia Golfetto, Shonn P. Hendee, Rajiv B. Kumar, Tal Lorberbaum, Ron D. Lue-Sang, Divya Nag, Andrew Plummer, Heather R. Schneck, Ryan D. Shelby, Jonathan C. Stemmle, Connie V. Tung
  • Patent number: 11992764
    Abstract: A game program causes a computer to set, if it is determined that a point based on a first action of the character of each of an own player and another player is greater than or equal to a predetermined value, a specific period from a time when an instruction to input a second action has been first accepted from the own player or the other player as a cooperation accepting period, to accept the instruction to input the second action up to a maximum number of times set for each cooperation player from a cooperation player other than the player who has instructed input of the second action, among the own player and the other player, during the cooperation accepting period, and to vary an effect of the second action in accordance with the number of times of the instruction to input the second action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2024
    Assignee: GREE, Inc.
    Inventors: Nariaki Wada, Yoichi Shoda
  • Patent number: 11992775
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method and apparatus for processing resources. The method comprises: in response to a trigger operation for supplementing first virtual resources, determining a current remaining resource amount of second virtual resources; then, when the remaining resource amount of the second virtual resources meets preset conditions, determining the consumption amount of the second virtual resources according to a resource amount conversion relationship between the first virtual resources and the second virtual resources, and the amount of the first virtual resources to be supplemented; and finally, according to the consumption amount of the second virtual resources and the amount of the first virtual resources to be supplemented, updating the remaining resource amounts of the first virtual resources and the second virtual resources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2023
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2024
    Assignee: BEIJING ZITIAO NETWORK TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hao Feng
  • Patent number: 11983988
    Abstract: This invention is an engine that allows, for any play in an “in play” or single play betting game, that both calculates “basic odds” (calculated by using historical database mining) and at least one more odds making formula to calculate odds on at least one outcome of a single play in a live event, crossing at least two different odds making formulas to create crossed odds. Then utilizes artificial intelligence to correlate the crossed odds with the final odds on similar historical plays in which odds were calculated. Then utilizes machine learning after the outcome of the play is known to correlate the odds generated by each odds making formula with the most profitable odds calculated on previous similar plays.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: AdrenalineIP
    Inventors: Casey Alexander Huke, John Cronin, Joseph W. Beyers, Michael D'Andrea
  • Patent number: 11978076
    Abstract: A method of locating a target in a geographical space includes providing information to searcher users searching for the target, and potentially selecting among multiple targets for location, and providing rewards to the searchers after locating the target. The target may be a virtual object, and the method may use augmented reality features in locating the virtual object. The method may also provide for participating users who are not actively searching for the target, but may team with a searcher to receive a reward if the searcher locates the target, and who may potentially assist the user in locating the target. Participating users may be eligible if they are located in a designated participation area. The method may further provide for observing users who can observe progress of searchers in searching for the target but are not involved in the search or reward.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Andon, Ron G. Faris, Jett House, Aaron L. Uhrmacher
  • Patent number: 11979454
    Abstract: A system and method for transferring host data from a host server to a user device during a KVM session, using an HTML5 KVM/virtual media client running in a Web browser of a user device, is disclosed. The user device may run a Web browser that allows the user to select an image file which then appears as a new drive letter (e.g., a virtual drive) on the server system to be managed. The system and method bypass the inability of the read-only virtual drives to transfer files back to the HTML client of the user device by modifying the original files received from the user device, which are packaged and sent back to the user device via the persistent sandbox. In this manner, important log files and other data files generated from the host server may be received by the user device via a user-friendly Web browser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2023
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Assignee: VERTIV IT SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Joerg Weedermann, Joseph Amirthasamy
  • Patent number: 11972480
    Abstract: In various example embodiments, a system and method for providing dynamic bidding notifications and price guidance for buyers are presented. The system receives a selection of a present item listing and accesses historical auction data for a set of historical item listings. The system generates a dynamic bidding model for bidding on the present item and generates one or more bidding notifications based on the dynamic bidding model. The system then causes presentation of the one or more bidding notifications on a client device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2024
    Assignee: EBAY INC.
    Inventors: Harita Yenisetty, Prashanth Patlolla, Bhavani Kumar Hari, Gayathri Ravichandran Geetha
  • Patent number: 11967204
    Abstract: The application determines what the typical wager is. The application flags a new wager is uncommon. The application notifies the user of the uncommon wager.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2024
    Assignee: AdrenalineIP
    Inventor: John Cronin
  • Patent number: 11961364
    Abstract: A fraud detection system which detects fraud in a game of performing collection and redemption of chips in accordance with a win or lose result includes a camera which captures an image of chips contained in a chip tray of a dealer, an image analyzing apparatus which analyses the image captured by the camera to detect an amount of the chips contained in the chip tray, a card distribution device which determines a win or lose result of a game, and a control device which compares the win or lose result of the game and the amount of the chips contained in the chip tray before and after collection and redemption of the chips to detect fraud.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: ANGEL GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yasushi Shigeta
  • Patent number: 11928916
    Abstract: Gaming systems, methods, and machines provided herein may include wheel displays with movable wheel segments that may be caused to have at least portions thereof that at least translate along axes parallel to a center axis of the wheel display when the wheel is in a “spin” mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2024
    Assignee: Aristocrat Technologies Australia Pty Ltd.
    Inventor: Eric P. Winston
  • Patent number: 11926215
    Abstract: An operating element for operating an entertainment system for a motor vehicle, having an interface to a media playback unit and at least one panelling element for a vehicle compartment panelling. The operating element is an element of the panelling element. The operating element is configured for an entertainment system and is able to be stowed easily in a motor vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2024
    Assignee: Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Dominik Klaiber
  • Patent number: 11922760
    Abstract: An electronic gaming machine may present a wagering game in which a player goal is displayed for a player of the electronic gaming machine. In general, the player goal may specify a goal to be achieved by the player in an associated reel game. In one embodiment, such a player goal is displayed on a simulated wheel (or “goal wheel”). During play of the wagering game, the electronic gaming machine may spin and stop the goal wheel to identify one of the player goals displayed on the goal wheel. Likewise, the electronic gaming machine may spin and stop a plurality of reels to display a game outcome. The electronic gaming machine may compare the identified player goal to the game outcome, and if the game outcome matches or otherwise satisfies the player goal, the electronic gaming machine may provide a game award (and/or another game feature, such as a bonus game) to the player.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: Aristocrat Technologies Australia Pty Limited
    Inventor: Daniel Mordecai Marks
  • Patent number: 11922759
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and articles of manufacture for electronic gaming are disclosed. In a first aspect, a gaming system may implement a method of electronic gaming. The method may include selecting a first plurality of symbols, displaying the first plurality of symbols in a first column of symbol display positions, selecting a second plurality of symbols, displaying the second plurality of symbols in a second column of symbol display positions, determining that the first plurality of symbols satisfies a symbol change condition, and replacing, in response to the determining that the first plurality of symbols satisfies the symbol change condition, the first plurality of symbols with a first plurality of jackpot symbols.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: Aristocrat Technologies Australia Pty Limited
    Inventor: Amy Batsiokis
  • Patent number: 11915258
    Abstract: A method of locating a target in a geographical space includes providing information to searcher users searching for the target, and potentially selecting among multiple targets for location, and providing rewards to the searchers after locating the target. The target may be a virtual object, and the method may use augmented reality features in locating the virtual object. The method may also provide for participating users who are not actively searching for the target, but may team with a searcher to receive a reward if the searcher locates the target, and who may potentially assist the user in locating the target. Participating users may be eligible if they are located in a designated participation area. The method may further provide for observing users who can observe progress of searchers in searching for the target but are not involved in the search or reward.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Andon, Ron G. Faris, Jett House, Aaron L. Uhrmacher
  • Patent number: 11893857
    Abstract: A fraud detection system which detects fraud in a game of performing collection and redemption of chips in accordance with a win or lose result includes a camera which captures an image of chips contained in a chip tray of a dealer, an image analyzing apparatus which analyses the image captured by the camera to detect an amount of the chips contained in the chip tray, a card distribution device which determines a win or lose result of a game, and a control device which compares the win or lose result of the game and the amount of the chips contained in the chip tray before and after collection and redemption of the chips to detect fraud.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: ANGEL GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yasushi Shigeta
  • Patent number: 11893858
    Abstract: A fraud detection system which detects fraud in a game of performing collection and redemption of chips in accordance with a win or lose result includes a camera which captures an image of chips contained in a chip tray of a dealer, an image analyzing apparatus which analyses the image captured by the camera to detect an amount of the chips contained in the chip tray, a card distribution device which determines a win or lose result of a game, and a control device which compares the win or lose result of the game and the amount of the chips contained in the chip tray before and after collection and redemption of the chips to detect fraud.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: ANGEL GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yasushi Shigeta
  • Patent number: 11887441
    Abstract: In one aspect, an improved gaming table, such as a craps table, is disclosed herein, which combines electronic displays and wagering interfaces with traditional craps tables having physical dice and allowing players to physically throw the dice.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: INTERBLOCK D.O.O.
    Inventors: Eric Persson, Kenji Enokido, Hiroki Munakata, Aaron Huang, Motoya Nakamura, Kenji Hamao
  • Patent number: 11875638
    Abstract: A system includes processor(s) and a gaming application to: store system data of the system in memory; receive data representative of a listing of at least one interactive electronic game(s) from a gaming platform hosting interactive electronic game(s); cause the listing to be viewable on an electronic display device; receive, via the electronic display device, objectives for winning for a selection of one of the interactive electronic game(s); determine a collusion enforcement policy for the selected interactive electronic game according to the system data; adjust a skill level of the selected interactive electronic game according to the objectives; initiate play for the selected interactive electronic game; monitor player action within, and changes to the system data during, play of the selected interactive electronic game; and enforce collusion rules for the selected interactive electronic game according to the collusion avoidance policy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2024
    Assignee: AG 18, LLC
    Inventors: Brian Frenkel, Jordan Simons
  • Patent number: 11875632
    Abstract: In one aspect, an electronic gaming system is described. The electronic gaming system includes a plurality of electronic gaming machines (EGMs), the plurality of EGMs spaced apart from a central axis by a distance and defining an interior portion therebetween. The electronic gaming system also includes a flexible display device extending from the interior portion to an overhead position above the plurality of EGMs, the flexible display device including a plurality of flexible display panels, each flexible display panel of the plurality of flexible display panels controlled by at least one EGM of the plurality of EGMs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2024
    Assignee: Aristocrat Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Frank Rodriguez, Stephen Shaffer, Jr., Xiaoqiang Gong
  • Patent number: 11860068
    Abstract: Methods and systems for remote monitoring of a portable generator. A method for monitoring portable generators includes removably attaching a telemetry module to a portable generator, the telemetry module including a processor, a service provider cable modem, and sensors for obtaining telemetry data from the portable generator, sending, to a service provider system via the service provider cable modem and over a service provider coaxial cable system, portable generator telemetry data when the portable generator is active, receiving, by the service provider cable modem from the service provider system, control commands based on actionable data generated from the portable generator telemetry data, and executing, by the processor, the control commands on the portable generator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Assignee: Charter Communications Operating, LLC
    Inventor: Nathan Gleason
  • Patent number: 11861976
    Abstract: A method of identifying wagers trends from a user's wagering history in order to alert the user of similar wagers that are available. The user interacts with a betting platform which displays all of the live plays available to be wagered upon, and the odds of those wagers. The user's interaction with the application may be recorded, along with their wagering data and a plurality of play characteristics. As the betting platform receives a new live play available to be wagered on, it may compare the characteristics of the new play to the user's history and may notify the user of the new play if it is highly correlated with their past wagering interactions with the platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Assignee: AdrenalineIP
    Inventors: Casey Alexander Huke, John Cronin, Michael D'Andrea, Joseph Bodkin
  • Patent number: 11854344
    Abstract: A fraud detection system which detects fraud in a game of performing collection and redemption of chips in accordance with a win or lose result includes a camera which captures an image of chips contained in a chip tray of a dealer, an image analyzing apparatus which analyses the image captured by the camera to detect an amount of the chips contained in the chip tray, a card distribution device which determines a win or lose result of a game, and a control device which compares the win or lose result of the game and the amount of the chips contained in the chip tray before and after collection and redemption of the chips to detect fraud.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Assignee: ANGEL GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yasushi Shigeta
  • Patent number: 11854334
    Abstract: A fraud detection system which detects fraud in a game of performing collection and redemption of chips in accordance with a win or lose result includes a camera which captures an image of chips contained in a chip tray of a dealer, an image analyzing apparatus which analyses the image captured by the camera to detect an amount of the chips contained in the chip tray, a card distribution device which determines a win or lose result of a game, and a control device which compares the win or lose result of the game and the amount of the chips contained in the chip tray before and after collection and redemption of the chips to detect fraud.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Assignee: ANGEL GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yasushi Shigeta
  • Patent number: 11847743
    Abstract: A computer simulation object such as a chair is described by voice or photo input to render a 2D image. Machine learning may be used to convert voice input to the 2D image. The 2D image is converted to a 3D object and the 3D object or portions thereof are used in the computer simulation, such as a computer game, as the object such as a chair. A physics engine can be used to modify the 3D objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2023
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Sudha Krishnamurthy, Michael Taylor
  • Patent number: 11839811
    Abstract: A game processing device controls a first mounted display worn by a first player to display a virtual space in association with a first virtual position in the virtual space, and controls a second mounted display worn by a second player to display the virtual space in association with a second virtual position in the virtual space. The device also determines a position of the first player in a real space based on an output of a first sensor, moves the first virtual position in accordance with the position of the first player, determines a position of the second player in the real space based on an output of a second sensor, and moves the second virtual position in accordance with the position of the second player. The device produces a game special effect when a distance between the first and second virtual positions is within a predetermined range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2023
    Assignee: GREE, INC.
    Inventor: Makoto Chida
  • Patent number: 11842600
    Abstract: A “dual” gaming unit or machine is configured to implement both one or more traditional casino-style wagering games, such as games having outcomes determined primarily by chance and not skill, and one or more games which are traditionally not casino style games, such as amusement-type games or games having amusement-type game components, such as games where the outcome is determined substantially by skill. The wagering game portion of the gaming machine may award monetary awards to the player for winning wagering game outcomes, and the amusement portion of the gaming machine may be used to award promotional prizes to the player. A player rewards system may include such dual gaming units or other award dispensing mechanisms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2023
    Assignee: ARIES TECHNOLOGY, LLC
    Inventor: Ronnie W. Harris
  • Patent number: 11842601
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided to display a real world event on a client device with avatars. Appropriate parameters for the real world event are provided and participants in the real world event are associated to avatars. As the real world event begins, a server is configured to provide information on the real world event to the client device, and the client device displays a representation of a virtual event using the avatars and the information received from the server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2023
    Assignee: Nant Holdings IP, LLC
    Inventor: Patrick Soon-Shiong
  • Patent number: 11839816
    Abstract: A method for controlling movement of a virtual object in a virtual environment is performed at a terminal. The method includes: obtaining first recorded trajectory information, the first recorded trajectory information being information that is recorded when a first user account of an online gaming application controls a first virtual object to race in a virtual scene and is used for drawing a movement trajectory of the first virtual object; displaying a racing battle interface, the racing battle interface being used for presenting a racing battle including a second virtual object and a third virtual object, the second virtual object being a virtual object controlled by a second user account of the online gaming application, the third virtual object being a virtual object controlled by a computer; and controlling movement of the third virtual object according to the first recorded trajectory information in the racing battle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2023
    Assignee: TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Yafei Xie, Chong Huo
  • Patent number: 11837050
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method of in-play wagering for pooled or contest prizes by points in which users are placed in various cohorts based on skill and then allowed to compete against one another in a contest for a prize that is won by the user with the total amount of points earned during a contest. This method provides grouping the users of a wagering network into cohorts and allowing the users to join a contest based on the cohort to compete for a prize that the user with the most points wins during the length of the contest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2023
    Assignee: AdrenalineIP
    Inventors: Casey Alexander Huke, John Cronin, Joseph W. Beyers, Michael D'Andrea
  • Patent number: 11833425
    Abstract: If an account is changed in a periodic service withdrawn state, a first timing which is an in-game item distribution timing on an account before the change, a second timing which is the next distribution timing, and a third timing which is the distribution timing next thereto, are acquired. A valid period of a periodic service that has been associated with an account after the change is acquired. If the expiration timing of the valid period is at or before the third timing, a post-change distribution timing which is a distribution timing for the first time after the account change timing is determined as the third timing. If the expiration timing is after the third timing, the post-change distribution timing is determined in accordance with a second valid period. An in-game item is provided at both of timings from the first timing onward and from the post-change distribution timing onward.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2023
    Assignee: Nintendo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masahiro Nitta, Junpei Horita
  • Patent number: 11830326
    Abstract: Systems and techniques for providing multilevel autonomous tournaments for wagering game are provided. In some implementations, players may earn entry into such a tournament by meeting one or more criteria and then be associated with a tournament entry for that tournament. Each tournament entry may be associated with a set of tournament entries and, after a requisite number of tournament entries for a given tournament entry set has been associated with players, a selection of a tournament entry, and thus at least implicitly a player, may be made. The players selected in such a selection event may then be associated with a tournament entry in a next-highest tournament tier. Such selections may occur until a single player is selected from the highest-ranked tournament tier of the tournament.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2023
    Assignee: Aristocrat Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Marks, Hua Xu
  • Patent number: 11819768
    Abstract: A system is disclosed for providing array-based games reflecting the performance of participants in sporting events. The array-based games include skill-based games and event bingo games. The skill based games depend on selecting prospective winners that match actual winners based on real events. The event bingo games provide bingo cards with randomized numbers associated with each position on the card. Winning cards are the first cards that match the randomized numbers with another set of randomized numbers to form a game ending patterns of matches. The system includes at least one server having a processor configured to execute machine-readable code. The processor is configured to cause the server to create and provide a set of array-based games to the plurality of presentation devices of the users, which each present the set of games on a respective display, each game of the set having an assigned fixed odds payout.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2023
    Assignee: Vetnos LLC
    Inventor: Daniel K. Orlow
  • Patent number: 11813531
    Abstract: Embodiments relate to adapting assets for a video game based on social media interaction. Instructions are sent to a computing device associated with a social media platform to create a social media post comprising at least one piece of multimedia content relating to a video game, the at least one piece of multimedia content produced by a player of the video game. Data is received from the computing device indicative of one or more indications of user interaction with the social media post. A score is determined for the player based at least in part on the received data indicative of the one or more indications of user interaction relating to the social media post. One or more assets of the video game are adapted for the player based at least in part on the determined score for the player.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2023
    Assignee: Harmonix Music Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Seong-chi Chan, Daniel Aaron Sproul, Michael Verrette, Ryan William Challinor
  • Patent number: 11806612
    Abstract: A trigger button and a video game controller with triggers are provided in the invention, which relates to the technical field of video game controller. A trigger button is provided, which includes a mounting base and a pressing cap. The mounting base is connected to a casing of a video game controller, and the pressing cap is detachably connected to the mounting base. Through the rotational connection of the pressing cap and the mounting base, the connection of the pressing cap and the mounting base is achieved while increasing the flexibility of the connection between the pressing cap and the mounting base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2023
    Assignee: SHENZHEN BESTODO TECH CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Chuankun Li
  • Patent number: 11790723
    Abstract: Gaming systems, methods, and machines provided herein may include dynamic displays in which one or more first display panels are arranged around an opening to provide a display frame, and a plurality of second display panels, each part of a different movable display unit, are arranged within the opening. A plurality of linear drive mechanisms may be configured to cause the movable display units to translate inward and outward relative to the display frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2023
    Assignee: Aristocrat Technologies Australia Pty Limited
    Inventors: Eric F. Taylor, Eric P. Winston, Timothy William Seckel, Steven M. Santisi
  • Patent number: 11759705
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a modular sensory immersion system including one or more panels that introduce the tactile component of audio vibration from multi-media formats into the various surface areas of the human body, while synchronized with audio to the ears. In certain embodiments, the modular sensory immersion system also delivers a range of additional haptic and multi-sensory stimuli synchronized to audio and audio-visual content. In one embodiment, each panel houses vibrating transducers and associated electronics to deliver the audio synchronized force feedback vibrations, as well as the mechanical components associated with the delivery air busts of ambient or heated/cooled variety, water streams and mists, fragrances, and solid or semi solid projectiles. The system can be used as a single interactive panel, as a multi-panel platform, or a multi-panel platform with attached paneled walls that deliver all of the above mentioned sensory stimuli.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2023
    Assignee: HAPTECH HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventor: Brock Maxwell Seiler
  • Patent number: 11763634
    Abstract: Various gaming tournament-related techniques and systems for providing for game-of-chance gaming tournaments are disclosed, including techniques relating to criteria-based award of plays and/or perks for use in a particular tournament. Unlockable tournament games and geolocation-based award of tournament benefits are also discussed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2023
    Assignee: Aristocrat Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Alfred Thomas, Joseph Masinter, II, Michele Rousseau, Allon Englman, Angelo Palmisano, Christopher Cleveland, Larry Pacey
  • Patent number: 11741780
    Abstract: A fraud detection system which detects fraud in a game of performing collection and redemption of chips in accordance with a win or lose result includes a camera which captures an image of chips contained in a chip tray of a dealer, an image analyzing apparatus which analyses the image captured by the camera to detect an amount of the chips contained in the chip tray, a card distribution device which determines a win or lose result of a game, and a control device which compares the win or lose result of the game and the amount of the chips contained in the chip tray before and after collection and redemption of the chips to detect fraud.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2023
    Assignee: ANGEL GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yasushi Shigeta
  • Patent number: 11738277
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure involve a system comprising a computer-readable storage medium storing at least one program and a method for providing, by one or more processors, a first user of a plurality of users with access to a gaming application testing platform, each of the plurality of users being associated with a common gaming application developer entity, the gaming application testing platform being associated with a messaging application. A request from the first user to create a gaming application is received with the gaming application testing platform. A request from the first user to authorize a second user of the plurality of users to access the gaming application is received with the gaming application testing platform. The gaming application, integrated with features of the messaging application, is presented to the second user with the gaming application testing platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2023
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventors: William Wu, Dylan Shane Eirinberg, Alexander R. Osborne
  • Patent number: 11741786
    Abstract: A gaming machine having a number of reels. Each of the reels includes at least one special symbol that in either in an active state or a normal state. Each of the reels is in either a held state or a symbol collection state indicative of a number of special symbols currently collected. During a game, when the number of special symbols of a reel reaches a predetermined number, the special symbols on the reel are in an active state for a next play of the game. While in the active state, when a special symbol is selected for the reel, the reel is in a held state a subsequent play of the game.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2023
    Assignee: Aristocrat Technologies Australia Pty Limited
    Inventor: Jason Meyer
  • Patent number: 11735002
    Abstract: Gaming systems that determine a total award based on a play of a card game and a play of a supplemental game and then display the determined total award via an alternative gaming presentation different from the play of the card game and the play of the supplemental game.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2022
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2023
    Assignee: IGT
    Inventor: Kit Seaton
  • Patent number: 11727750
    Abstract: A fraud detection system which detects fraud in a game of performing collection and redemption of chips in accordance with a win or lose result includes a camera which captures an image of chips contained in a chip tray of a dealer, an image analyzing apparatus which analyses the image captured by the camera to detect an amount of the chips contained in the chip tray, a card distribution device which determines a win or lose result of a game, and a control device which compares the win or lose result of the game and the amount of the chips contained in the chip tray before and after collection and redemption of the chips to detect fraud.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2023
    Assignee: ANGEL GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yasushi Shigeta
  • Patent number: 11721168
    Abstract: Gaming systems that determine a total award based on a play of a card game and a play of a supplemental game and then display the determined total award via an alternative gaming presentation different from the play of the card game and the play of the supplemental game.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2022
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2023
    Assignee: IGT
    Inventor: Kit Seaton