In A Chance Application Patents (Class 463/16)
  • Patent number: 11030849
    Abstract: Gaming machines and games are configured with one or more wheel events or features. The wheel events or features may comprise main games or bonus games, or may comprise entertaining representations of outcomes of other games or events. The wheel events comprise the selection of one or more segments of a wheel having associated awards. Wheel events may have various entertaining configurations, including use of multiple wheels, concentric wheels and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Aries Technology, LLC
    Inventors: Robert Manz, Terry Daly, Robert DelRossi, Erica Frohm, Charlie Lombardo
  • Patent number: 11032881
    Abstract: A controller for controlling a light source module including a first LED array and a second LED array includes a power input terminal, a first power output terminal and a second power output terminal. The power input terminal is operable for receiving electric power from a power converter. The first power terminal is coupled to the first LED array, and the second power output terminal is coupled to the second LED array. The controller is operable for delivering the electric power to the first LED array via the first power output terminal in a first sequence of discrete time slots, and for delivering the electric power to the second LED array via the second power output terminal in a second sequence of discrete time slots. The first sequence of discrete time slots and the second sequence of discrete time slots are mutually exclusive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: O2Micro Inc.
    Inventors: Rong Hu, Yung-Lin Lin, Hiroshi Yamazaki, Naoyuki Fujita
  • Patent number: 11030858
    Abstract: An electronic gaming machine includes a game display with a graphical user interface (GUI) configured to receive an input from a player and a game controller. The game controller is configured to execute instructions stored in a memory. The instructions cause the game controller to control the GUI to present a selectable tournament button that causes the game controller to enter the player into a tournament. Upon receiving a tournament button selection a plurality of selectable tournament game options for the game tournament are displayed. The GUI receives a tournament game response indicating a the tournament game selected and the tournament game is displayed. A return button is displayed that returns the display to the base game and maintains player progress in the tournament. The tournament button is re-displayed enabling the player to return to the selected tournament game with the maintained player progress.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Aristocrat Technologies Australia Pty Limited
    Inventors: Angelo Palmisano, Keith A. Wood
  • Patent number: 11024112
    Abstract: System and methods related to wagering, such as slot machines and/or other electronic games. Some wagering may relate to market indicators, market lines, and/or stop commands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: CFPH, LLC
    Inventors: Lee Amaitis, James C. Johnson
  • Patent number: 11017627
    Abstract: The card game monitoring system comprises a game table on which bettors put wagers on betting areas; and a card shooter apparatus has a card reading unit to read and record the number (rank) and suit of the cards; and a control unit to determine a winning hand according to a table game rules based on information of numbers (ranks) and suits of the cards sequentially read by the card reading unit; a monitor video camera system to capture positions of cards and to identify wagers on each betting area at the game table; the control unit has further processing function to check whether wagers with payoff move to a pool of the winner of the bettors determined by the card shooter apparatus at the end of each game.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: ANGEL PLAYING CARDS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yasushi Shigeta
  • Patent number: 11009956
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes an arithmetic processing unit. The arithmetic processing unit generates a first haptic-feedback presentation signal, which is to be supplied to a first haptic-feedback presentation device of a plurality of haptic-feedback presentation devices, based on the first characteristic information extracted from a first sound signal corresponding to a first channel among sounds of a plurality of channels output from a sound output device capable of outputting the sounds of the plurality of channels, and generates a second haptic-feedback presentation signal, which is to be supplied to a second haptic-feedback presentation device of the plurality of haptic-feedback presentation devices, based on the second characteristic information extracted from a second sound signal corresponding to a second channel among the sounds of the plurality of channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takeshi Ogita, Ryo Yokoyama, Ikuo Yamano
  • Patent number: 11011021
    Abstract: Provided is a game system which performs control so as to allow a previously set donation amount to be donated when a user performs a cashing-out operation. A donation management server 40 stores settings related to donations made by a user in a donation setting information table 421 and when the user performs the cashing-out operation on a slot machine 1010, performs control so as to donate a donation amount selected by the user from among donation amount candidates set by the above-mentioned settings made by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Universal Entertainment Corporation
    Inventor: Kengo Takeda
  • Patent number: 10991194
    Abstract: An electronic gaming machine includes a cabinet, at least one mechanical reel including at least one reel lighting controller, an edge lighting supported by and extending at least partially around a perimeter of the cabinet, the edge lighting including an edge lighting controller, and a processor configured to: identify an edge lighting delay offset value associated with the edge lighting and a mechanical reel delay offset value associated with the at least one mechanical reel; control the at least one mechanical reel to display an animation via the reel lighting controller; and control at least a portion of the edge lighting to initiate a first pattern at a timing via the edge lighting controller based on a difference between the edge lighting delay offset value and the mechanical reel delay offset value, thereby synchronizing presentation of the first pattern with the animation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Aristocrat Technologies Australia Pty Limited
    Inventors: Santiago Allen, Bretton Maddux, Natalie Bugel, Abigail Habdas
  • Patent number: 10977901
    Abstract: A gaming machine comprising a display, and a game controller that at least: selects a first set of symbols, causes the display to display the first set of symbols at a first set of display positions and conducts a random selection process so that a second set of display positions has an overlapping spatial relationship with a first set of display positions. The random selection process includes a first type of outcome where a designated number of special symbols is selected and a second type of outcome where less than the designated number of special symbols is selected. Upon the occurrence of the second type of outcome, the game controller displays the less than the designated number of special symbols selected at either individual ones of the first set of display positions or of the second set of display positions, and triggers a feature game for conducting feature game play.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Aristocrat Technologies Australia Pty Limited
    Inventors: Matthew Chan, Emily Therese Margaret Ross, Hanna Lee Sanborn
  • Patent number: 10977206
    Abstract: A data communication device includes a first slave unit that comprises: a first data terminal that receives a data signal; and a first clock terminal that receives a clock signal; a second slave unit that comprises: a second data terminal that receives the clock signal; and a second clock terminal that receives the data signal, wherein the first salve unit and the second slave unit have a same slave address.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Funai Electric Co., LTD.
    Inventor: Lee Haejong
  • Patent number: 10974154
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method, apparatus and computer program product for gaming, the computer-implemented method performed by a computerized device, and comprising: starting a single game session for two or more players using two or more end units, wherein the two players are located at different geographic locations; receiving a game command from one of the end units; providing the game command to the game session; receiving from the game session a video stream comprising one or more video frames; and transmitting the video frames to the end units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Electronic Arts Inc.
    Inventor: Asaf Barak
  • Patent number: 10970958
    Abstract: A gaming machine that provides an operation unit, a display unit, and a control unit. The operation unit receives an operation of a player. The display unit displays a rotating selector device including a plurality of cells arranged in a grid. The grid has a column and a plurality of rows. A reel strip having a plurality of segments is associated with the column. Each segment has a plurality of segment symbol positions. Each segment symbol position having an associated symbol. During a game, the control unit displays and rotates the selector device and establishes a stop segment based on the timing of player input. The control unit select a symbol position of the stop segment to establish an outcome of the game.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: KONAMI GAMING, INC.
    Inventors: Tomoaki Hirai, Yuji Taniguchi
  • Patent number: 10970908
    Abstract: A terminal device for playing a game includes a display screen for displaying animation of the game, and processing circuitry. The processing circuitry detects a frame rate inadequacy of animation frames that are generated according to animation features respectively associated with animation files. Then, the processing circuitry obtains preconfigured values respectively associated with the animation files. A preconfigured value associated with an animation file is indicative of performance influence for turning off an animation feature associated with the animation file. Further, the processing circuitry turns off one or more animation features according to the preconfigured values associated with the animation files until an adequate frame rate is achieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventor: Wei Xie
  • Patent number: 10967258
    Abstract: Methods and systems for receiving a request for content associated with a game, receiving at least one of a device identifier and at least one of game data, associating the device identifier with the game data to create a document, and retrieving the document to generate relevant content items for display on the web page.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventor: Michael Bachman
  • Patent number: 10960309
    Abstract: A computer implemented method is performed in a device. One or more first game objects is displayed. In response to user input one or more collectable game objects, are accumulated. It is determined if a number of accumulated collectable game objects has reached a predetermined value, and if not, a further set of first game objects is displayed only if a game level has been played.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: KING.COM LTD.
    Inventor: Marc Garcia Villoria
  • Patent number: 10953324
    Abstract: Methods and systems for receiving a request for content associated with a game, receiving at least one of a device identifier and at least one of game data, associating the device identifier with the game data to create a document, and retrieving the document to generate relevant content items for display on the web page.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventor: Michael Bachman
  • Patent number: 10946290
    Abstract: In an embodiment there is provided a game element within a game adapted to be played on data processing apparatus, the method comprising the following steps implemented by at least one processor of the data processing apparatus, displaying a game area having a plurality of game objects on the display, providing a predetermined player object configured for targeting and shooting of the game objects in response to player input, providing predetermined data comprising characteristics of at least one game element, selecting the at least one game element and associated characteristics for display, displaying the at least one game element, and executing the characteristics of said at least one game element in the game in dependence on a trigger event. A computing system, user device and server are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: KING.COM LTD.
    Inventors: Julian Perez, Sebastian Knutsson
  • Patent number: 10950093
    Abstract: Gaming systems and methods for enhancing one or more game components of one or more games during a persistent sequence including a predefined quantity of plays of a game.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: IGT
    Inventor: Todd Grimm
  • Patent number: 10950092
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method of operating a regulated gaming machine may comprise accepting money from a player and providing a game that comprises a plurality of in-game assets, each of which being configured to generate a wagering opportunity when skillfully interacted with by the player. One or more player interactions may be received with at least some of the plurality of in-game assets and, for each generated wagering opportunity, it is determined whether the received player interaction was a skillful or an unskillful interaction with the in-game asset. A wagering event is generated for each skillful interaction and, responsive to the generation of the wagering event, it is determined whether to award money to the player according to a first payout schedule defining a first Return to Player (RTP) percentage or to award the player a free play session of limited duration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: SYNERGY BLUE LLC
    Inventors: Michael Oberberger, Michael Low
  • Patent number: 10950094
    Abstract: Gaming systems and methods that, upon an occurrence of a designated triggering event, provide an integrated primary and secondary games for play by a player.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: IGT
    Inventors: Jeffrey Uss, Heather Ford
  • Patent number: 10943246
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for generating a signed identifier associated with an item offer and a user account. When the identifier is submitted to a computing system to redeem an associated offer, a signature within the identifier may be analyzed to confirm that the identifier has not been modified. An item discount associated with an item offer identified in the identifier may then be applied within the identified user's account based on offer details retrieved from an electronic data store.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Jody David Biggs, Vinod Murli Mamtani
  • Patent number: 10943432
    Abstract: An exemplary method comprises receiving information associated with a game-playing transaction conducted between a user device and a game-playing terminal, wherein the game-playing transaction is associated with a request for playing a game; determining a location of the user device associated with the game; determining the user device is located in an approved location associated with the game; and processing the game-playing transaction based on determining the user device is located in the approved location associated with the game. The game-playing transaction is conducted on a first communication interface, and the information associated with the game-playing transaction is received on a first or second communication interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Inventors: Daniel Cage, John Minutaglio, Roy Leach, David Tashjian, Travis L. Smith, John Frederick Houseal, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10933322
    Abstract: There is provided a method that includes (a) receiving an activation signal from a user interface, (b) receiving data indicative of an occurrence of an event, (c) allotting a benefit, in response to the occurrence of the event, (d) recognizing that the event occurred within a window of time with respect to a time of occurrence of the activation signal, and (e) modifying the benefit to yield a modified benefit. There is also provided a system that performs the method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: FanDuel Limited
    Inventors: Daniel Jonathan Melinger, Eric John Entin, Scott Parker Shay, Thomas Gordon Griffiths
  • Patent number: 10933306
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention are directed to a gaming device configured to record gaming activity, a method of processing the recorded gaming activity to analyze player behavior, and a system including the gaming device. The gaming device may include a gaming display to display gaming events played on the gaming device by a player during a gaming session, a player interface panel including a plurality of gaming buttons and a game initiating button configured to initiate the gaming events, and a game processor configured to record each activity between the player and the gaming device, wherein each recorded activity is associated with a time stamp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: ACRES TECHNOLOGY
    Inventor: John F. Acres
  • Patent number: 10937043
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus to collect impressions associated with over-the-top media devices are disclosed. Example disclosed apparatus include a device identifier collector at a first server, the device identifier collector to: receive a first request initiated at a user-controlled client device, the first request including a client device identifier that identifies the user-controlled client device and an over-the-top device identifier that identifies an over-the-top device that presents media via a media presentation device, the over-the-top device different than the user-controlled client device; forward a mapping identifier and the client device identifier to a second server of a database proprietor, the mapping identifier associated with the over-the-top device identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: The Nielsen Company (US), LLC
    Inventors: Steven J. Splaine, Robert F. Pierce, Adrian Swift, Ankur Tandon
  • Patent number: 10931605
    Abstract: This application discloses an event processing method and apparatus. A first communication request is received by a server system from a first terminal device. A second communication request is received by the server system from one or more second terminal devices. The first terminal device and the one or more second terminal devices are added to a same communication group by processing circuitry of the server system. A task to be executed at the one or more second terminal devices is sent to the one or more second terminal devices via the same communication group. A task execution result is received that is associated with task execution by the one or more second terminal devices that execute the task. An event object associated with the task is sent by the server system to the one or more second terminal devices that execute the task when the task execution result satisfies a predetermined condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Xinming Chen, Liang Guo
  • Patent number: 10930109
    Abstract: A gaming system including a cascading symbol or tumbling reel game which utilizes a plurality of symbol display position matrices or grids. Each symbol display position matrix includes a plurality of symbol display positions, wherein at least one of the symbol display position matrices includes one or more symbol display positions associated with a plurality of different symbol display positions of a plurality of the symbol display position matrices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: IGT
    Inventor: Mark C. Nicely
  • Patent number: 10922594
    Abstract: A game token tray system includes a game token tray having a dual tray structure in which a game token is stored. The game token tray system includes a double tray including a lower tray and an upper tray stacked on the lower tray to store a game token provided with an RF tag in which tag information is stored, a camera that acquires tray image data by imaging the game token stored in the upper tray, an RFID reading device that reads the tag information from the RF tag of the game token stored in the lower tray, and a game recording device that records the tray image data and/or an image analysis result of the tray image data about the game token stored in the upper tray and records the tag information read by the RFID reading device about the game token stored in the upper tray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Inventor: Yasushi Shigeta
  • Patent number: 10915414
    Abstract: A test controller interfacing between a master computing device and slave computing devices includes a processor configured to launch a master application on the master computing device and a slave application to be tested on each respective slave computing device, with each slave application being the same as the master application. The processor is also configured to receive from the master computing device an input test command along with a test result based on execution of the input test command by the master application, and transmit the received input test command to each slave computing device. In addition, the processor is configured to receive a respective test result from each slave computing device based on execution of the received input test command, and compare each respective test result from the slave computing devices to the test result from the master computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: CITRIX SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventor: Hao Wu
  • Patent number: 10913003
    Abstract: A method for sharing a gameplay experience is provided, including: executing a video game by a cloud gaming system, wherein executing the video game includes processing a game state of the video game to provide gameplay of the video game; streaming the gameplay of the video game over a network, the gameplay of the video game being defined for a first user; receiving a command to share an interactive playable portion from the gameplay of the video game; responsive to the command, sharing the interactive playable portion of the video game through a social interface, the social interface enabling access for gameplay of the interactive playable portion by a second user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment LLC
    Inventors: Victor Octav Suba Miura, David Perry, Philippe Dias, Kelvin Yong, Nathan Gary
  • Patent number: 10909812
    Abstract: A gaming method including conducting a first game at a first gaming device for a first player; conducting a second game at a second gaming device for a second player; modifying play of the first game based on play of the second game; and modifying play of the second game based on play of the first game.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Inventors: Chi We Chim, Damien Burczyk, Yanis Tsombanidis
  • Patent number: 10909799
    Abstract: A gaming system is disclosed that comprises a symbol selector configured to select a plurality of symbols from a set of symbols for display in a respective plurality of display positions in a display area, the set of symbols including a plurality of defined special symbols, and a special symbol determiner configured to determine whether at least two special symbols are displayed adjacent each other. The gaming system is configured to hold special symbols determined to be displayed adjacent each other at respective display positions for at least one subsequent selection of symbols. The gaming system further comprises an outcome evaluator configured to determine a game outcome based on the displayed symbols including the displayed held special symbols.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Aristocrat Technologies Australia Pty Limited
    Inventor: Lipi Gupta
  • Patent number: 10909800
    Abstract: A gaming machine having a game controller, a display, and a player interface. The game controller generates a game state to be displayed. The display also displays an object outside of the game state to be moved into a location within the game state. The player interface receives a player selection of a direction or a speed to move the object into the location to effect a change in the game state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Aristocrat Technologies Australia Pty Limited
    Inventors: Dinh Toan Tran, Oliver Crispino, Erika Degens
  • Patent number: 10898806
    Abstract: An information processing device includes a memory that stores character data of one or more first characters of a game and character data of one or more second characters owned by a user, a receiver that receives a game operation from the user, and a processor connected to the memory and the receiver. The processor updates character data of a third character selected from the one or more first characters, and outputs the updated character data to the memory. The processor extracts the same character as the third character from the one or more second characters based on reception of the game operation. The processor causes a display to display, to the user, a notification indicating that the character data of the same character has been updated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: SEGA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takahiro Otomo, Kensuke Arai, Hayato Hirai
  • Patent number: 10896572
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates generally to an improved gaming machine that facilitates automated or semi-automated user interactions therewith. Illustratively, a method is provided that includes generating a game history message for delivery to a mobile device, transmitting the game history message to the mobile device, receiving a wager strategy message from the mobile device, and extracting, from the wager strategy message, a wager strategy for the player to be applied at the gaming machine for a game of chance to be played after receiving the wager strategy message. The method may further include executing the game of chance by placing a wager for the player on the game of chance in accordance with the wager strategy extracted from the wager strategy message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: IGT
    Inventors: Can Li, Tingting Zhan, Xuehai Zhang, Robert Li, Yuehua Leng
  • Patent number: 10891445
    Abstract: Managing usage of a points-based loyalty program includes: receiving, by a data processing system, terms and conditions of a points-based loyalty program of a user; applying, by the system, Natural Language Understanding (NLU) to the terms and conditions, resulting in NLU output, the NLU output including decay characteristic(s) and half-life(lives) for the program; and assisting the user, by the data processing system, in managing usage by the user of the program, based on the decay characteristic(s) and the half-life(lives). The assisting includes monitoring, by the system, aspect(s) of the program for potential use(s) of the set of points by the user based, at least in part, on the half-life; and alerting, by the system, the user as to the potential use(s). The managing further includes determining a decay value for a set of points received by the user based on the one or more decay characteristic and the half-life(lives).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kimberly Greene Starks, Mauro Marzorati, Aaron K. Baughman, Craig M. Trim
  • Patent number: 10885738
    Abstract: A gaming system provides a center control unit and a plurality of gaming stations. The center control unit is provides a main game to a plurality of players. The center control unit is configured to randomly establish an outcome of the main game from a plurality of potential outcomes. The gaming stations accept a wager on the main game from respective players, receives the outcome of the main game and pays an award to one of the players as a function of the outcome of the main game. The center control unit randomly establishes one of the players as eligible for a bonus game, selects one of the potential outcomes of the main game as a bonus game eligible outcome, and if the bonus game eligible outcome is the outcome of the main game, provides a bonus game to the bonus game eligible player.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Konami Gaming, Inc.
    Inventors: Mukasa Shigehito, Osaki Yukihiro, Ueki Kyohei, Tada Ikki, Tezuka Yoshiaki, Mizoguchi Masao, Mizoguchi Toshiyuki
  • Patent number: 10885740
    Abstract: A system that enables cryptocurrency funds to be transferred between a gaming establishment account associated with a player and an external cryptocurrency account.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: IGT
    Inventors: Kevin M. Higgins, Dwayne R. Nelson
  • Patent number: 10878663
    Abstract: Facilitating entry and/or selection of one or more awards associated with a secondary game to increase the probability of obtaining a more desirable award. Access to a secondary game may be selectively provided, to players of an online game, to facilitate player participations in individual episodes of the secondary game. A set of potential awards may be obtained together with a set of award probabilities for the set of potential awards. Entry and/or selection of one or more of the potential awards in the set of potential awards to be removed from or replaced in the set of potential awards to create an adjusted set of potential awards, may be received from the player. A first potential may be selected based on the award probabilities and distributed to the first player for use within the online game.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Kabam, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephanie Schultz, Luc Pieron, Sam McLellan, Henry Rull, Kevin Simmons, Jay Jodway, Weiwei Geng
  • Patent number: 10872490
    Abstract: An electronic gaming machine (EGM) may include one or more movable displays. One or more movable displays may be used to present a base game when in a first configuration. In response to a trigger event, the movable display(s) may reveal a game feature presentation device, such as a stationary display or a set of mechanical reels, which was hidden when the one or more movable displays were in the first configuration. The underlying game feature presentation device may be used to present a bonus feature and/or to present a different aspect of the base game. Alternatively, the movable display(s) may be hidden (e.g., inside the EGM) when in a first configuration, during which time a fixed display portion may be presenting a base game. The movable display(s) may present a bonus feature and/or a different aspect of the base game when in the second configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: Aristocrat Technologies Australia Pty Limited
    Inventors: Eric Winston, Timothy Seckel
  • Patent number: 10870057
    Abstract: A method for assisting game play. The method includes monitoring game play of the user playing a gaming application, wherein the user has a defined task to accomplish, wherein the task is associated with a task type. The method includes determining a task type proficiency rule for the task type based on results of a plurality of players taking on a plurality of tasks having the task type. The method includes determining a player proficiency score for accomplishing the task based on the task type proficiency rule. The method includes determining a user predictive rate of success in accomplishing the task based on the player proficiency score, the task type proficiency rule, and the task. The method includes determining a recommendation for the user based on the user predictive rate of success.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Steven Osman, Jeffrey R. Stafford, Javier F. Rico, Michael G. Taylor, Todd S. Tokubo
  • Patent number: 10867466
    Abstract: A gaming machine and method for providing multiple simultaneous virtual game presentations to a player. The machine controller is programmed to operate the virtual game presentations in response to player wagers, and determine if virtual game presentations all include a winning pattern. If so, the controller activates a bonus game structure to display the conduct of a bonus game and a bonus game result. A trigger pattern may replicate to selected virtual game presentations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: Everi Games, Inc.
    Inventor: Brian Watkins
  • Patent number: 10867474
    Abstract: The present invention discloses disclose 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: December 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Inventor: Min Yi
  • Patent number: 10853030
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an input method and device. The method specifically comprises: displaying an input interface, where the input interface includes at least one key; in response to a touch operation of a key by a user in an input process, playing an audio corresponding to the key and matching the characteristics of the input interface. Based on keystroke by the user in the input process, the disclosed embodiments provide feedback to the user with animation effect and dynamic audio matching a theme of the current input interface, and enhance key tones in the input process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: BEIJING SOGOU TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Changqing Lin
  • Patent number: 10854039
    Abstract: A gaming machine includes a base, a columnar pedestal extending vertically from the base, and a button deck adjustably coupled to the pedestal. The button deck includes an upper surface including a transparent touchscreen element, a lower surface opposite the upper surface, and a button deck body extending therebetween. At least one of the lower surface and the body include one or more transparent display elements, the one or more transparent display elements are configured to generate images of gaming machine control actuators viewable on the upper surface. The transparent touchscreen element is configured to receive touches and gestures indicating control inputs. The gaming machine also includes a player tracking card reader positioned within the button deck and accessible through a slot in a front edge of the button deck, the player tracking card reader communicatively coupled to a player tracking display area of the gaming machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Video Gaming Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: William Douglas Lamb, Daniel William Rice, Victor Brent McClearen, Charles Stanley Curbbun, Arvin Grande Abadilla, Matthew Kranz, Julian Groeli, Blake Chuanlun Wang, Jin Chen, William John Leach
  • Patent number: 10846724
    Abstract: In various embodiments, a method may include receiving an indication of a price of an item to be purchased by a person from a merchant, receiving an indication of an amount tendered by the person, determining an amount of change due to the person based on the price and based on the amount tendered, determining the rules of a game, generating a first outcome of the game using a random number generator, determining based on the rules whether the first outcome is winning or losing, authorizing, if the first outcome is winning, that the amount tendered be returned to the person and that the person be allowed to keep the item, and authorizing, if the first outcome is losing, that the amount tendered be kept by the merchant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: CFPH, LLC
    Inventors: Howard W. Lutnick, Geoffrey M. Gelman
  • Patent number: 10846989
    Abstract: An electronic gaming machine includes a display in the form of a matrix of rows and columns and a controller configured to conduct a game instance upon receiving a wager via a player input. In conducting each game instance, the controller activates a number of columns on the display based on the wager and controls a display to indicate which columns in the display have been activated. The controller determines if any of the activated columns meets a triggering condition and controls the display to display the activated columns which meet the triggering condition with a modified background. The controller then determines an outcome of the game instance based on whether a predetermined number of activated columns which meet the triggering condition are adjacent one another and makes an award to the player based on the outcome of the instance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: ARISTOCRAT TECHNOLOGIES AUSTRALIA PTY LIMITED
    Inventor: James Kroon
  • Patent number: 10835817
    Abstract: When a mobile terminal obtains a container upon movement of a display range, a processor increases points in a storage unit. When the mobile terminal opens a container obtained by movement of the display range or as a present from another mobile terminal, the processor opens the container at predetermined success percentages, and writes an item obtained from the opened container in the storage unit. When the mobile terminal presents a container without opening it, the processor transmits screen data indicating a present to the other mobile terminal. The processor converts an item in the storage unit into points to increase the points in the storage unit based on an operation of the user of the mobile terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: GREE, Inc.
    Inventors: Takayuki Itoh, Tomohiro Tsukihara, Haruya Nishikubo, Midori Moriyama
  • Patent number: 10835824
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a video game based seasonal reward distribution system. The seasonal reward system can provide users with a non-linear map that allows the users to choose how to progress through the reward map when advancing or leveling up a virtual character or user account within the video game. The virtual map can provide a visual representation of a non-linear pathway or tracks that a user can follow based on how the user would like to proceed and what types of rewards the user prefers to unlock. The reward map provides a series of reward nodes connected by links, resulting in a plurality of pathways or tracks that a user can select during advancement within the video game. The user can select individual reward nodes when the virtual character levels up and progress along a pathway on the virtual map.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: ELECTRONIC ARTS INC.
    Inventor: Shaun Mackenzie Laker
  • Patent number: RE48568
    Abstract: A method for executing a slots adventure game comprises the steps of displaying a virtual path for the slots adventure game and presenting to a player a first level (unlocked level) linked to the virtual path and subsequent levels (locked levels) linked to the same virtual path. Further, a selected slots game with the current quest task is initiated based on a player's selection. The player is then enabled to pass game levels by unlocking each of the subsequent levels sequentially.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: MURKA GAMES LIMITED
    Inventors: Maxym Polyakov, Anton Krasnyy