In A Chance Application Patents (Class 463/16)
  • Patent number: 10691991
    Abstract: Systems and methods involving biometric authentication of transaction cards including aspects of exception handling, deactivation and other features are disclosed. In one embodiment, an exemplary computer-implemented method may comprise generating a first user interface having a plurality of interactive UI elements that enable a card owner to manage a plurality of features associated with a transaction card, and determining, if a biometric-activated control is enabled and the vendor is not excluded from the biometric-activated control, whether the transaction card is biometrically-active. Further, the plurality of interactive UI elements may include a first UI element that is configured to allow the card owner to enable a biometric-activated control of the transaction card, and a second UI element that is configured to allow the card owner to exclude one or more vendors from the biometric-activated control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventor: Michael Bailey
  • Patent number: 10692324
    Abstract: An electronic gaming machine includes a game controller, a player interface, and a display. The game controller causes the display to display a bonus array having visual elements. Each of the visual elements is uniquely associated with one of a plurality of symbol display positions, at least one visual element indicating a bonus award. The game controller selects a symbol for display at each of the symbol display positions, determines whether at least one of the symbol display positions contains a trigger symbol, and upon determining that the at least one of the symbol display positions contains a trigger symbol, determines a modification to a base prize based at least in part on a visual element associated with the symbol display position containing the trigger symbol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Aristocrat Technologies Australia Pty Limited
    Inventor: Christian James Salmon
  • Patent number: 10685366
    Abstract: A method and system for automatically terminating a logout session for a restricted access system by determining that an authorized user has left the vicinity of the restricted access system. The authorized user preferably carries a wireless transmitter which transmits an authorization signal that is also used for permitting access to the restricted access system. When the authorized user leaves the vicinity of the restricted access system after logging in, the signal is no longer received by a wireless receiver or too weak of a signal, such that an access control system in communication with the wireless receiver automatically causes the restricted access system to initiate a logout action in order to prevent or reduce the chance of an unauthorized user gaining access to the restricted access system. The restricted access system can be a rewards tracking system, such as, but not limited to, a rewards tracking system for a gaming machine or gaming table.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: COLLATERAL OPPORTUNITIES, LLC
    Inventors: Bruce Howard Kusens, Michael Kusens
  • Patent number: 10685530
    Abstract: An embodiment may involve a software application executed on behalf of a client machine with a graphical display unit, where the software application involves graphically displaying, on vertical symbol display segments of the graphical display unit, animations that simulate spinning a plurality of reels, and where each reel contains a respective plurality of symbols, subsets of which are displayable in a respective vertical symbol display segment corresponding to the reel. The embodiment may also involve iterations of: selecting a set of symbols including a locking symbol when (i) the locking symbol was locked in place from a previous spin and has been used in fewer than 3 winning combinations, or (ii) the locking symbol was initially selected during the spin of the reels; and causing the graphical display unit to display an animation of the spin of the reels in which the instance of the locking symbol remains in place.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Pridefield Limited
    Inventor: Jonathan Bruce Wortmann
  • Patent number: 10679465
    Abstract: A wagering game system and method having an arcade-style bonus game to win a bonus prize or select one of a plurality of bonus prizes include a gaming device having a monetary input device, a user interface, and a processor programmed to add the monetary value to a credit balance, deduct the selected wager from the credit balance, and decrease the credit balance in response to the cash out operation. The bonus game enables the player to win a bonus prize or to select a bonus prize. The bonus game includes targets, wherein the processor adjusts at least one attribute associated with target selection to adjust a probability of winning a prize or selecting particular ones of the plurality of bonus prizes. The attribute may be adjusted based on a skill level of the player and may include speed, size, number of targets, and/or accuracy of a target selector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Gaming Arts, LLC
    Inventors: David Colvin, Eric D. Colvin
  • Patent number: 10679468
    Abstract: To provide a gaming machine that can provide a new type of game that maintains or improves the interest of a player, and a method and program for providing a game. In the gaming machine 1, by removing symbols of a particular type and moving a following symbol, the ratio of symbols of types other than the particular type becomes higher in the symbol array formed on the display unit 27, and it is easier for the symbol array to configure a winning combination. Because the chance of winning is higher after the particular type of symbol is removed in this manner, it is possible to provide a new type of game where the interest of the player can be maintained or improved after the symbols are removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Konami Gaming, Inc.
    Inventor: Daisuke Nakamura
  • Patent number: 10679464
    Abstract: A wagering game system and method include a skill-based bonus game for a game of chance that enables a player to win a bonus prizes, the bonus game having a bonus prize input device configured to be manipulated by the player to perform a task having an outcome that determines the bonus prize. A processor adjusts difficulty of performing the task based upon a historical skill level of the player. The processor also adjusts the historical skill level of the player based on various parameters such as prize history, wagering history, and percentage returned to the player.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Gaming Arts, LLC
    Inventors: David Colvin, Eric D. Colvin
  • Patent number: 10672228
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a method includes: requesting, from a player at the gaming machine, player account credentials associated with the player; receiving, at the gaming machine, the player account credentials, wherein the player account credentials are associated with a player's account on the account server and enable linking game play on the gaming machine to the player's account, and wherein the player account credentials are provided to the player's mobile phone in response to joining a players club prior to detection of the initiation event; transmitting, via the gaming machine, the player account credentials to the account server; receiving, from the account server, validation of the player account credentials based on comparing the received player account credentials with credentials stored on the account server; upon receipt of the validation, linking a wagering game session on the gaming machine with the player account.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: SG GAMING, INC.
    Inventors: Mark B Gagner, Damon E Gura, Timothy C Loose, James M Rasmussen, Victor T Shi, Alfred Thomas
  • Patent number: 10665061
    Abstract: A computer implemented game involving analytics and real time data analysis. The game can allow players to predict and wager on the types of plays that have yet to occur, for example, in a football game. The game may utilize an algorithm that compares situational data in a game to stored data regarding similar situations in past games. The game can then provide a likelihood that a certain type of play can be performed, which may be interpreted as odds of a certain type of play. Users can then utilize this information to predict and wager on the upcoming play. Depending on the results of the play, users may win or lose their wager.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignees: THE EDGE SYSTEMS TECHNOLOGIES LLC
    Inventor: Casey Alexander Huke
  • Patent number: 10665055
    Abstract: Various embodiments of alerts on mobile devices are described. Other embodiments are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: CFPH, LLC
    Inventors: Dean P. Alderucci, Charles Plott, Mark Miller
  • Patent number: 10664938
    Abstract: A secure electronic money reserve, accounting, and funds transfer system facilitating funds and information transfer between a service provider, at least one service establishment, and at least one customer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Inventor: Marcellino Manilla
  • Patent number: 10657773
    Abstract: A lottery apparatus includes a programmed computer acting as a lottery control system which controls operation of the distribution of prizes to the purchasing customers from a lottery pool. The apparatus includes a plurality of typical instant win lottery tickets having a predetermined prize result taken from the pool together with a plurality of lottery cards which do not act as lottery tickets but instead include an activation code containing no information defining a prize and an access code which is used for entry by the customer into a digital experience provided by the lottery control system by which the customer accesses game information. The system, when the code is activated, assigns the result from the pool to the code and displays to the customer on a digital experience when accessed by the access code.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Pollard Banknote Limited
    Inventors: Douglas E. Pollard, Nancy Bettcher, Richard Bennett Roschuk, Amit Chhabra
  • Patent number: 10646778
    Abstract: An example of an information processing system includes a server capable of communicating with a terminal device. The server stores information regarding a plurality of objects in an application executed on the terminal device. The information processing system accepts an instruction from a user for a draw through which the user obtains an object in the application. The server determines a predetermined number of objects or object groups as a set of choices in response to the draw instruction, the predetermined number being two or more. The information processing system accepts a selection instruction for selecting one of the selection candidates included in the set of choices. The server awards the user with an object corresponding to the selection candidate selected by the selection instruction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: NINTENDO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shingo Matsushita, Kouhei Maeda
  • Patent number: 10643434
    Abstract: In some embodiments, the instant invention provides for a computer-implemented method, performed by a specifically programmed computer system, that that includes: displaying choices to be selected to define a personalized betting game; receiving selected choices, identifying: i) an event, ii) a plurality of markets, and iii) a plurality of potential outcomes; establishing a personalized data structure representative of data relationships among the selected choices, hereby resulting in a personalized betting game of a user; automatically updating the at least one first personalized data structure based, at least in part, on real-time changes; receiving an entry payment from the user to play the at least one first personalized betting game; determining an actual outcome of the personalized betting game; and determining a reward to be distributed to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Intralot S.A.—Integrated Lottery Systems and Services
    Inventors: Ioannis Zacharakis, Spiros Pachnis, Nikolaos Mastrogiannis, Dimitrios Gemitzis, Alexandros Charos
  • Patent number: 10641881
    Abstract: A bi-static radar system configured for coherent detection of a radar-signal includes a plurality of radar-transceivers, a controller, and a communications device. The plurality of radar-transceivers is characterized as physically spaced apart with respect to each other. The controller is in communication with the each of the radar-transceivers and is configured to coherently operate each of the radar-transceivers. The communications device communicates both a reference-clock signal and a frame-sync signal from the controller to each of the plurality of radar-transceivers whereby the plurality of radar-transceivers operate coherently. Alternatively, the system may include a reference-signal generator, a transmitter, and a plurality of receivers. The reference-signal generator generates a reference-signal characterized by a reference-frequency proportional to a fraction of a radar-frequency of a radar-signal transmitted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Aptiv Technologies Limited
    Inventors: James F. Searcy, Ryan K. Rossiter, Stephen W. Alland
  • Patent number: 10636249
    Abstract: An gaming apparatus, systems and methods with a remote redemption option including a payment acceptance device for accepting payment from a player; at least one display screen that displays symbols, a player's balance and game status information; at least one electronic game module for storing gaming information, operating a game and/or determining a redemption amount to a player; a control electronics in communication with the at least one electronic game module for processing the redemption amount to the player; and a payout dispenser for dispensing a redemption voucher to the player. The disclosure also includes an exchange center having an exchange point of sale within a store having at least one gaming device, wherein the exchange center accepts the redemption voucher as payment for an item of value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Inventor: Michael Todd Jordan
  • Patent number: 10632377
    Abstract: A non-transitory computer-readable recording medium having a game program executed by a server device, in a game system which is realized by a plurality of user terminals operated by respective users and the server device capable of being connected to the plurality of user terminals through communication, the program causing the server device to function as: a game medium setter that sets one or more kinds of game media to be in a state of being capable of being given to a plurality of users; an upper limit setter that sets a predetermined upper limit to a number of game media capable of being given to the plurality of users; and a game medium giver that gives a user a game medium that the user desires to be given among the game media which are set by the game medium setter in a range not exceeding the predetermined upper limit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kensei Fujinaga, Daisuke Kobayashi, Yoshihiro Ueno
  • Patent number: 10636102
    Abstract: Systems and methods for bidding on a post in a social media platform are provided. The method includes displaying the post in a public forum of the social media platform, the post comprising original content created by an author, the post authenticated for authenticity through a blockchain. The method also includes receiving bids from users on the post, the bids comprising credits of the users. The method also includes determining a highest bid from a highest bidder of the users. The method also includes distributing the credits that were bid to the users who were outbid and to the author. The method also includes displaying the highest bidder in a top spot in relation to the post, the top spot prevalently displaying a profile associated with the highest bidder, the profile comprising a link to content of the highest bidder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: block.one
    Inventors: Daniel J. Larimer, Richard B. Whitner, Leonardo Lima Ribeiro
  • Patent number: 10617957
    Abstract: Reducing fraud and collusion in an online multiplayer game having a virtual currency, such as poker chips, may include managing the distribution of virtual currency giveaways and limiting collusion among players likely to be using virtual currency obtain by the giveaways. In some embodiments, free chip distribution pools may be established to limit the amount of free chips distributed via (1) a particular distribution method, (2) to a particular player, (3) a combination of player and distribution method, and the like. Players also may be automatically assigned to a particular table and/or seat at the table based on a variety of factors that may indicate a likelihood that the player is using free chips, such as the player's level, the age of the player's account, the buy-in for a given table requested by the user, and the like. Other implementations also are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Peerless Media Ltd.
    Inventors: Huiqian Wei, Langfeng Xu, Huaipeng Yan, Shi Qiu
  • Patent number: 10621814
    Abstract: Certain embodiments provide for replacing all regular symbols located in respective symbol positions comprising a predetermined set of symbol positions of a symbol matrix (e.g., all the regular symbols on a reel of a reeled slot machine-type game) with at least one special symbol (e.g., a wild symbol which may be output as taking up the entirety of the reel) if the predetermined set of symbol positions (e.g., the symbol positions comprising the reel) satisfy a qualifying condition. In one embodiment the qualifying condition is that a threshold number of symbols have been removed from (or replaced on) the predetermined set of symbol positions within a predetermined timeframe or game event (e.g., that a threshold number of symbols have been removed from a particular reel during a cascade feature).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Roxor Gaming Limited
    Inventors: Hans Elias, Alexander Sandford Todd Young
  • Patent number: 10623558
    Abstract: A method is described for enhancing, by a device of a first telecommunications network, a communication signal transmitted by a first user of the first network intended for a second user of a second network. The method includes verifying, using a certified identifier of the first user determined by the first network, whether the first user belongs to a predetermined or given category of users. Upon determining that the first user belongs to the given category of users piece of certification information is inserted, for the attention of the second user in a field of the communication signal controlled by the first network, the certification information indicating that the first user belongs to the given category of users. The communication signal is then transferred to the second network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: ORANGE
    Inventors: Bertrand Bouvet, François Toutain
  • Patent number: 10621829
    Abstract: Gaming systems, methods, and machines provided herein may be used to provide bonus games that are associated with two different classes of awards, e.g., one or more first awards and one or more second awards. The first award(s) may generally be much more desirable to players than the second award(s), e.g., the first awards may be large-denomination jackpot awards, whereas the second awards may be small-denomination credit awards, e.g., non-jackpot awards. During play of such bonus games, selection of a stop position associated with a second award may cause that stop position to be instead associated with one of the one or more first awards for future play of the bonus game, thereby increasing the opportunities to win a first award in subsequent play of the bonus game.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Aristocrat Technologies Australia Pty Limited
    Inventors: James Loader, Matthew Chan
  • Patent number: 10614674
    Abstract: A timed skill objective wagering system is disclosed. The timed skill objective wagering system includes an interactive controller configured to present a timed skill objective to a player, detect a successful skillful interaction by the player within a specified time period, increment a skill objective metric when the successful skillful interaction is detected, determine a skill outcome of achievement of the skill objective when the skill objective metric exceeds a threshold value, and communicate the skill outcome to a process controller. The process controller is configured to generate a chance-based outcome of an amount of credits, receive the skill outcome from the interactive controller, and determine a combined wagering outcome using the chance-based outcome and the skill outcome.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Inventors: Miles Arnone, Eric Meyerhofer, Frank Cire, Edvard Toth
  • Patent number: 10614653
    Abstract: There is provided a gaming machine capable of providing diverse type of image representation. The gaming machine 1 includes: a screen unit 10040 whose surface at least partially includes curved portions 10042; and a projector 10020 accommodated inside a casing 2, which is configured to project light to the screen unit 10040. Light projected by the projector 10020 is incident on a back surface side of the screen unit 10040 from the inside of the casing 2. The screen unit 10040 lets the light incident on the back surface side of the screen unit 10040 pass the screen unit 10040, thereby enabling displaying of an image on the front surface side of the screen unit 10040 positioned on the surface of the casing 2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Universal Entertainment Corporation
    Inventor: Tatsunori Yukimura
  • Patent number: 10609487
    Abstract: A display apparatus capable of realizing uniform sound wave and improved sound quality is provided. The display apparatus may include a display panel for displaying an image, a supporting member for supporting a rear surface of the display panel, at least one sound generating device disposed between the supporting member and the display panel, at least one partition provided at a predetermined interval from at least one sound generating device, and an adhesion member disposed in the periphery of the display panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sungtae Lee, KwanHo Park, YeongRak Choi
  • Patent number: 10603595
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to methods and systems for processing replacements to a target array by a plurality of source arrays. Selected tokens in a target array may be replaced with corresponding tokens from a source array to generate a region of identical tokens, which may be processed or removed. Tokens in the target array may be shifted in a direction corresponding to the source array to fill empty cells within the target array and new tokens generated. Selections may be made from multiple source arrays iteratively, with shift directions dynamically modified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Funkitron, Inc.
    Inventor: David Walls
  • Patent number: 10607449
    Abstract: In various embodiments, the present disclosure relates generally to gaming systems and methods for providing one or more games employing roaming wild symbols.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: IGT
    Inventors: Leandro Basallo, Prashant Arora
  • Patent number: 10596468
    Abstract: A system and method are provided for implementing a uniquely automated, and otherwise gamified, version of a Squares Game. The disclosed schemes incorporate technology for hosting on, or interacting/reacting with, potential participants' mobile and personal communicating and computing devices. The disclosed systems and methods uniquely adapt the gamified Squares Game to implement hybrid schemes employed by one or more of the myriad “fantasy sports” leagues that have become attractive to mass audiences. The disclosed schemes provide event-long score tabulation as a mechanism by which to allocate awards. The disclosed schemes provide for branding to certain sponsors of a Super Squares event, league, or season, in a manner that the a sponsoring entity's retail and/or website properties may be linked to the automated game in order to facilitate increased traffic, sales and/or exposure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Inventor: Frank S. Maggio
  • Patent number: 10599746
    Abstract: A real-time method for determining zero-sum event probabilities for a selected contest between at least two participants, employing a computer connected to the internet, from reported betting odds from a betting market available on the internet which method includes determining event probability based on the relative inverse payout of the result's occurrence compared to the summed inverse payouts of that results' non-occurrence, i.e., competitive zero-sum results on a given betting platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Inventor: James B. Fraivillig
  • Patent number: 10593152
    Abstract: An electronic gaming machine includes a display, a digital camera device, a credit input mechanism, and a processor programmed to perform operations comprising: (i) receiving, from the digital camera device, a digital image of the player; (ii) determining an emotional state of the player by performing facial expression analysis on the digital image; (iii) determining an emotion level of the player by categorizing the emotional state of the player based on the determined emotional state, the categorizing includes a first state representing a positive emotional level and a second state representing another emotional level; (iv) determining that the emotional level is the other emotional level; and (v) automatically initiating a game session action during the game play session, the game session action is configured to cause the player to transition to the positive emotional level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: ARISTOCRAT TECHNOLOGIES AUSTRALIA PTY LIMITED
    Inventor: Gregory Paul Schwartz
  • Patent number: 10586427
    Abstract: The present invention discloses an online gaming platform with integrated crypto currency exchange or transactions. The online crypto currency exchange is integrated with online gaming platform such as casino games, poker games and the like, such that the games are played with any crypto currency seamlessly. The players play the games directly from the crypto exchange account.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Inventor: Min Yi
  • Patent number: 10580042
    Abstract: Various technologies described herein pertain to prefetching content units. A prefetch request is transmitted to a server from a client device. The prefetch request includes data indicative of probabilities of slots for content units being available during an upcoming time period. The probabilities can be based on likely interaction with application(s) executed by the client device during the upcoming time period. Prefetched content units assigned to the client device for the upcoming time period can be received from the server responsive to the prefetch request. One or more of the prefetched content units can be served for display on a display screen of the client device during execution the application(s). Further, statuses of the prefetched content units can be monitored, and information that specifies a subset of the prefetched content units that are unlikely to be displayed on the display screen prior to corresponding deadlines for expiration can be transmitted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Suman Kumar Nath, Oriana Riva, Douglas Christopher Burger, Prashanth Mohan
  • Patent number: 10579209
    Abstract: In a method and system, the method includes: acquiring a desktop thumbnail of each desktop screen in a desktop screen set, and collectively displaying all the acquired desktop thumbnails on a desktop home screen; listening to a sequence of tapping operations performed on the desktop thumbnails displayed on the desktop home screen, and determining a tapping location of each tapping operation in the sequence of tapping operations; and sorting and displaying, according to the tapping location of each tapping operation in the sequence of tapping operations, desktop objects that are on each desktop screen on a multi-screen desktop. Desktop thumbnails of desktop screens in a desktop screen set are collectively displayed on a desktop home screen, so that desktop objects on each desktop screen on a multi-screen desktop can be sorted and displayed by performing a tapping operation on the desktop home screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Ting Lu
  • Patent number: 10580261
    Abstract: A gaming machine and a gaming method for playing a Latin bingo includes displaying one or more Latin bingo cards where each of the one or more Latin bingo cards comprising at least one free space, drawing bingo balls and daubing corresponding numbers on the one or more Latin bingo cards, comparing the one or more Latin bingo cards to predetermined matching winning outcomes, and awarding an award to said player when the one or more Latin bingo cards matches the predetermined matching winning outcomes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: AGS LLC
    Inventor: Marcus Fortunato de Mello Costa
  • Patent number: 10572872
    Abstract: Disclosed techniques enable arbitration of electronic competitions using digital ledgering. A digital competition arbitration platform is based on secure, trusted digital ledgering techniques. Users who seek to compete in digital games and eSports subscribe to the arbitration platform. A competition between users employs a digital contract. The contract is executed using a digital ledger token. The outcome of the competition between players is verified based on input from both the competitors and randomly selected witnesses. When a dispute occurs between the players, a juror pool reviews evidence and witness results. Payouts are made based on the digital contract and the adjudged competition result. Compensation is provided to jurors and witnesses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: FirstBlood Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Zachary Robert Coburn, Chuhao Zhou
  • Patent number: 10572688
    Abstract: A server compiles a software program with a randomly generated string to produce compiled code. The server also computes a hash of the compiled code to produce a unique identifier for the software program. Upon receiving a request from a user to download the software program, the server generates a transaction for a blockchain that has a transaction identifier and the transaction including a user identifier for the user and the unique identifier. The server embeds the transaction identifier and the unique identifier with the software program, and downloads the software program to a computing device associated with the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Rajiv Asati, Nagendra Kumar Nainar, Carlos M. Pignataro, Justin J. Muller
  • Patent number: 10571958
    Abstract: A display apparatus includes: a display module including a display panel configured to display an electronic image, a supporting cover configured to cover a rear surface of the display module, a cover supporting member connected to a rear edge of the display panel and configured to support the supporting cover, and a sound-generating device supported by the supporting cover and configured to: output sound to a front direction of the display panel by directly vibrating the display panel, and directly contact and directly vibrate first and second rear edge portions of the display panel, the first and second rear edge portions being parallel to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sungtae Lee, KwanHo Park, YeongRak Choi
  • Patent number: 10573132
    Abstract: The present invention provides an information processor, a game program, and a game control method capable of performing various presentations for the result display of the rearrangement of the symbols. The information processor 1 displays the symbol display area 21 having the scroll areas 211 to 216 in which the win determination line 400 is set on the slot game screen 20. In the winning determination, the information processor 1 determines whether to employ either the winning determination based on the “LEFT TO RIGHT” or the winning determination based on the “RIGHT TO LEFT” for the symbols 500 to be rearranged in the winning determination line 400 according to the type of the symbols 500 to be rearranged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Universal Entertainment Corporation
    Inventors: Masaki Oyama, Atsushi Kumita, Toshikazu Jinnouchi
  • Patent number: 10573131
    Abstract: A gaming machine comprises a display and an electronic controller for playing a bingo type or keno type game. The game also includes randomly displaying bonus symbols that may be accumulated or collected to obtain the award of a bonus prize, such as a progressive grand jackpot prize, when a threshold number of bonus symbols are collected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Ainsworth Game Technology Limited
    Inventors: Edgar Pau, Pairatch Paotrakul
  • Patent number: 10561928
    Abstract: Methods of operating an electronic gaming machine are provided. Methods may include displaying a game window associated with a wagering game on an electronic display screen of the electronic gaming machine, the game window including first content, receiving, using at least one data capture camera device, gaze direction data that corresponds to a player and that includes information corresponding to a location towards which a gaze of the player is directed, evaluating the gaze direction data to determine a triggering condition corresponding to the first content, and modifying the game window responsive to determining the triggering condition that is based on the gaze direction data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: IGT
    Inventor: Dwayne Nelson
  • Patent number: 10565829
    Abstract: A gaming device and method for conducting an electronic bingo game incorporating a skill-based exercise whereby a player may purchase additional bingo ball draws. Players may use skill to attempt to select specific bingo balls to ensure one or more winning outcomes. The skill-based exercise requires the player to open a trap door over which the remaining bingo balls roll along a conveyor belt. Other skill-based exercises may be implemented to permit a player to attempt to select specific bingo balls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: First Gaming Group, LLC
    Inventors: Justin Tilemahos Georgilas, Evgeny Bronnikov
  • Patent number: 10565822
    Abstract: A catapult interleaved wagering system is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Gamblit Gaming, LLC
    Inventors: Miles Arnone, Frank Cire, Clifford Kaylin, Eric Meyerhofer, Caitlyn Ross
  • Patent number: 10565825
    Abstract: A method of executing a wagering event provides at least one and preferably two sets of twenty-eight domino tiles playing cards, each of the tiles or cards having two value areas on each face, the tile face values in each value area ranging from 0-6. Player positions are dealt at least three cards or tiles and a community card or tile is dealt to a center position. Each of the at least three cards is associated with the community card if there is a common value area, and value areas that form multiples of five (5) between the at least three tiles individually and the community card are determined and at least one wager is resolved against a paytable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Inventor: Harold Moret, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10559161
    Abstract: A system having a plurality of interconnected controls is provided for playing multiple-wager casino card games using gaming tables found at one or more casinos. Both physical and electronic cards can be utilized, depending on game play outcomes. Information related to game play can be sent by one or more table controls to a master casino control and then to a system owner control. A token detection apparatus, which includes a particular one of the table controls, provides light for use in detecting whether or not a token is present as part of game play. The token is used in making a progressive/fixed amount wager as part of playing the casino card game.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Masque Publishing, Inc.
    Inventors: James M. Wisler, Anthony G. Andersen, John C. Ridges, Werner W. Willemse, Waldemar A. Willemse
  • Patent number: 10553071
    Abstract: A self-reconfiguring wagering system is disclosed. The system comprises an interactive controller that communicates with a process controller, determines a skill outcome for two or more skill objectives presented to a user, and communicates to the process controller the skill outcome. A chance-based controller of the system hu communicates with the process controller, generates an ordered set of chance components having one or more chance outcomes using a random number generator and a paytable, and communicates the ordered set of chance components to the process controller. The process controller receives the ordered set of chance components, reorders the ordered set of chance components on the basis of a testing skill outcome and an actual use skill outcome, receives the skill outcome from the interactive controller, and updates one or more credit meters using the skill outcome and the ordered set of chance components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Gamblit Gaming, LLC
    Inventors: Miles Arnone, Eric Meyerhofer, Frank Cire
  • Patent number: 10545883
    Abstract: An embodiment of a semiconductor package apparatus may include technology to identify a first encrypted memory alias corresponding to a first portion of memory based on a verification indicator, where the first portion is decryptable and readable by both a privileged component and an unprivileged component, and identify a second encrypted memory alias corresponding to a second portion of memory based on the verification indicator, where the second portion is accessible by only the unprivileged component. Other embodiments are disclosed and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: David M. Durham, Kai Cong, Vedvyas Shanbhogue, Barry E. Huntley, Jason W. Brandt, Siddhartha Chhabra, Ravi L. Sahita
  • Patent number: 10540854
    Abstract: An apparatus is provided. The apparatus includes a random number generator that randomly selects a set of game indicia for a game of chance. Further, the apparatus includes a database that stores the set of game indicia. In addition, the apparatus includes a processor that retrieves the set of game indicia from the database, sends the set of game indicia to a game terminal to determine an outcome of the game of chance played by a first player, receives game data from the game terminal based on the outcome, and generates leader board data based upon the game data that is utilized by a second player to perform back betting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Casino Game Maker, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrzej Surmacz, Darin T. Gifford, Cason J. Adams
  • Patent number: 10540845
    Abstract: An electronic gaming machine, including an interactive controller configured to: communicate application telemetry; receive and display a wager outcome; a wager controller constructed to: receive wager request instructions comprising a wagering mechanic and state; place the wagering mechanic into a first state; determine a math module and RNG; generate the wager outcome; communicate a request for an update of credit meters; determine to transition the wagering mechanic to a second state; and communicate wager outcome data; and the application controller operatively connecting the interactive controller and the wager controller, and constructed to: receive the application telemetry; determine whether to trigger a wager request; generate the wager request instructions; receive the wager outcome and updated state; store the updated state; determine application resources to award the interactive controller; and communicate the wager outcome.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Gamblit Gaming, LLC
    Inventors: Miles Arnone, Eric Meyerhofer, Frank Cire, Clifford Kaylin
  • Patent number: 10540852
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to a gaming system and method providing a gaming tournament having a variable average expected point payout. Generally, during the gaming tournament, the gaming system enables each tournament player to play a tournament game at an EGM. The gaming system accumulates one or more tournament points for the tournament player when a play of the tournament game results in a winning outcome. At various points during the tournament, the gaming system increases or decreases an average expected point payout of the tournament game to change the tournament players' gaming experience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: IGT
    Inventors: David R. Lark, Benjamin R. Holsclaw, Bradford Brown, Ronald P. Papson, Robert W. Ruymann
  • Patent number: 10540856
    Abstract: Examples disclosed herein relate to an electronic gaming device including a memory, a processor, and a plurality of reels. The memory may include one or more slash feature structures. The processor may generate one or more symbols to be located in the one or more areas. The processor may generate one or more slashing symbols. The processor may obtain one or more inputs relating to the one or more slashing symbols.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: AGS LLC
    Inventor: Jason Dean Grace