Credit/debit Monitoring Or Manipulation (e.g., Game Entry, Betting, Prize Level, Etc.) Patents (Class 463/25)
  • Patent number: 11521466
    Abstract: Leaderboard promotions in gaming systems which provide one or more players one or more benefits in association with maintaining one or more designated positions on a leaderboard for a designated duration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Assignee: IGT
    Inventors: Dwayne R. Nelson, Patrick Danielson, Cameron Filipour
  • Patent number: 11523161
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a method, system and computer program product for exciting moment notification for a live event. An exciting moment notification method includes first defining in a table in memory of a computer, an exciting moment occurring during a live event, such as a card game, awards program or a sporting event, and then annotating a multiplicity of images of different instances of the live event with the exciting moment. The method further includes video streaming a live instance of the live event over a computer communications network and matching a frame of the video streamed live instance in the memory of the computer to an annotated one of the multiplicity of images. Finally, the method includes transmitting a message to at least one subscriber of the instance of the live event indicating an occurrence of the exciting moment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Assignee: Fast Dog, LLC
    Inventors: Steven M. Greenberg, Eduardo Burillo
  • Patent number: 11521461
    Abstract: A system that utilizes a mobile device and a funding instrument associated with an external funding source to first transfer funds from the external funding source to a gaming establishment account and then, responsive to a completion of the first transfer, automatically transfer funds from the gaming establishment account to an electronic gaming machine and/or a gaming table.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Assignee: IGT
    Inventors: Jeffery Shepherd, Kevin Higgins
  • Patent number: 11511201
    Abstract: Systems and methods to facilitate usage of multiple currencies having different utilities for different types of players within an online gaming platform are disclosed. Exemplary implementations may execute instances of a game; control player accounts associated with the players; facilitate usage of a first currency that is exchangeable for a first set of utilities by players of a first player type, including a first player; facilitate usage of a second currency that is usable to upgrade players from the first player type to a second player type, wherein upgrading unlocks additional utilities; receive an upgrade instruction from the first player; perform an in-game action falling within the additional utilities on behalf of the first player, wherein the in-game action is performed by virtue of the first player having been upgraded to the second player type; and/or other steps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: Mythical, Inc.
    Inventor: Cameron Thacker
  • Patent number: 11514751
    Abstract: A detection system according to the present invention includes a control device detecting fraud performed in a game table by using a result of an image analysis performed by an image analyzing device, and substitute currency for gaming used for this detection system has a multi-layer structure in which a plurality of plastic layers having different colors are stacked, a coloring layer is included at least in the middle, and white layers or thin-color layers (may be layers having a color thinner than that of the coloring layer) are stacked on both sides of the coloring layer disposed in the middle. A multi-layer structure, in which a coloring layer is included, and white layers or thin-color layers (the layers may be layers of a color that is thinner than that of the coloring layer) are stacked on both sides of the coloring layer of this middle, is employed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: ANGEL GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yasushi Shigeta
  • Patent number: 11504631
    Abstract: Systems and methods to provide in-game consequences for unique digital articles, the in-game consequences being based on real-world information, are disclosed. Exemplary implementations may execute instances of a game; manage player accounts associated with the players, including a first and a second player account associated with a first and a second player; record player-configurable sensitivity of player-owned unique digital articles to be exposed to in-game consequences of either receiving distributions of benefits or losing stakes; determine real-world information based on events that have occurred in the real world; evaluate whether to distribute the benefits or seize the stakes, based on the real-world information; and either provide the distributions of benefits or seize the stakes accordingly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: Mythical, Inc.
    Inventors: Rudy Koch, John Linden
  • Patent number: 11508203
    Abstract: Some embodiments may include interaction among sports books. Various other systems and methods are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: CFPH, LLC
    Inventors: Lee Amaitis, Andrew Garrood
  • Patent number: 11508208
    Abstract: A system and method for assessing personal preferences and interests of end-users by engaging one or more end-users in a game in which the end-user may be given a chance to win a product item from a collection of product items selected by the end-user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: Transform SR Brands LLC
    Inventor: Frederick W. Skoler
  • Patent number: 11507366
    Abstract: A system and method for a software update management system which provides control over the distribution of software updates and increases payload distribution efficiency by providing a dynamically controlled next check-in frequency to each endpoint of the system. The system may use information provided from other services stored in a service database to determine the next check-in frequency. The update management system may further incorporate machine learning to optimize the next check-in frequency for each endpoint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Dhirendra Kumar Bhupati, Raj Thilak Ramaswami Balakrishnan, Sridhar Dantuluri, Xiaodong Gong
  • Patent number: 11508217
    Abstract: A gaming system particularly configured to present a Class II bingo game such as bingo includes a game host, at least two player hosts, and a sentinel. The sentinel receives a request for a bingo card purchase from a player of a player interface and upon authorizing the player request transmits the request to one of the player hosts. The player host then makes a bingo card purchase with the game host and plays a bingo card provided by the game host in relation to a set of called bingo balls. The outcome of the play of the bingo card is provided to the sentinel and the game outcome is displayed as an alternative entertaining display at the player's player interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: Aries Technology, LLC
    Inventors: Ronnie W. Harris, Kent Reisdorph, Janae Hoover, Rochelle Terman
  • Patent number: 11508215
    Abstract: A system for managing bets comprises a memory and a processor. The memory stores information associated with a field of participants for an event, each participant associated with particular odds for the event. The processor receives a bet that a lead participant from the field of participants will finish in a particular subset of finishing positions in the event, wherein the bet is associated with customized odds. The processor further select one or more additional participants from the field of participants to add to the bet such that the odds associated with the lead participant combined with the odds associated with the one or more selected additional participants at least approximates the customized odds for the bet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: CANTOR INDEX LLC
    Inventors: Joseph M. Asher, John W. Bristow, Howard W. Lutnick
  • Patent number: 11498007
    Abstract: A technique for analyzing data in order to detect issues within a cloud-based service is disclosed. Host computing devices in a data center launch virtual machines, where at least some virtual machines run a pipelined stack for a streaming service. Virtual machines in the host computing devices generate event data including timestamps. Metadata generated by the pipelined stack during each streaming session is analyzed to identify deadzones in the corresponding host computing device, and the event data is processed to identify potential root causes of the corresponding deadzones. The event data can be generated by the virtual machine hosting the streaming service or by different virtual machines on the same host computing device. A distribution of events of each event type relative to the identified deadzones is determined and an operation of the host computing device can be adjusted based on the distribution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: NVIDIA Corporation
    Inventors: Alan Daniel Larson, Bipin Todur
  • Patent number: 11501611
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are systems, methods, and apparatuses for managing contests that may be made available to one or more participants desiring to participate in a fantasy sports contest in which participants may use their knowledge of players and/or teams found in real-world sports. Participants are enabled to select one or more locations on a grid in order to participate in the contest, each location having been previously associated with two or more real-world players or teams. Participants may be able to select a wildcard player or team.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Inventors: Stephen Malvagna, Joseph Maranino
  • Patent number: 11501608
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a system and method for integrating player tracking and cash access in a casino or other gaming environment. One aspect of the invention relates to integrating player tracking and cash access transactions by allowing a player to utilize a player tracking card for each financial transaction conducted in a gaming environment, wherein financial account information for the player, such as bank or credit card information, is linked to their player tracking account and card.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: Even Payments Inc.
    Inventors: Mike LeStrange, Richard Beer, Craig Potts, Tim Richards
  • Patent number: 11501610
    Abstract: A central determination gaming system which provides predetermined game outcomes while utilizing limited term persistent elements which persist over a quantity of two or more plays of a game and expire after a conclusion of the quantity of two or more plays of the game.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: IGT
    Inventor: Dylan Selegue
  • Patent number: 11495088
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method of authenticating a memory of a gaming machine uses a computing device having a processor communicatively coupled to a memory. The method includes identifying a first subset of the memory including one or more operational data components associated with operating the gaming machine. The method also includes identifying a second subset of the memory. At least some of the second subset of the memory is distinct from the first subset of the memory. The method further includes authenticating the first subset of the memory while the gaming machine is in a disabled state. The method also includes enabling operation of the gaming machine after said authenticating the first subset of the memory if the authentication of the first subset of the memory is successful. The method further includes authenticating the second subset of the memory while the gaming machine is in an enabled state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: Video Gaming Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael Oberberger
  • Patent number: 11488445
    Abstract: A casino cage cashout system includes integrated chip validation and transaction record generation. The system includes an interface to a chip reader. An output of the chip reader is used to generate chip information, including chip value, such as for causing an automated cash dispenser to dispense cash in an amount equal to the value of the chips being redeemed. The cage cashout system is also integrated with an anti-money laundering (AML) system, wherein the cage cashout system automatically generates a transaction report which include information regarding the chip cashout and transmits that report to the AML system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: Everi Payments Inc.
    Inventors: Adam Fong, Suresh Narayanan, Marcie Arai
  • Patent number: 11488442
    Abstract: The described technology relates to systems and techniques for improved utilization of a plurality of parallel processing units for processing a pari-mutuel pool. In one example, a control processor receives a plurality of wagers associated with an event associated with a pari-mutuel pool and a respective investment amount for each wager; divides the plurality of wagers to a plurality of groups, the number of groups in the plurality of groups being determined based on the number of parallel processing units in the plurality of parallel processing units; associates each group of wagers with a respective parallel processing unit of the plurality of parallel processing units; transmits each group of wagers and corresponding investment amounts to the respective parallel processing unit associated with said each group; and receives calculated odds data and/or payout amounts for each said group of wagers from the respective parallel processing units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: NASDAQ TECHNOLOGY AB
    Inventor: Bryan Furia
  • Patent number: 11484798
    Abstract: An approach to facilitating event-based currency is provided. A first virtual currency usable by users of a game space to purchase in-space benefits may be managed. An event in the game space that is conducted during an event time period may be managed such that, during the event time period, an event virtual currency may be distributed to one or more of the users as a reward for certain operations and/or achievements performed in the game space during the event time period. Exchanges of in-space benefits associated with the event virtual currency may be effectuated for one or more of the users. In some implementations, the event virtual currency may not available to the users after the event time period, while the first virtual currency may be available to the users during and after the event time period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: Kabam, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephanie K. Schultz, Michael C. Caldarone
  • Patent number: 11484796
    Abstract: Systems and methods for facilitating distribution of in-game instructions pertaining to an online gaming platform are disclosed. Exemplary implementations may: create an asset that includes and/or refers to a set of in-game instructions provided by a first user of the online gaming platform; receive a request, from a second user of the online gaming platform, for execution of the set of in-game instructions to facilitate a first transformation of one or more particular in-game assets; perform a first verification whether the second user owns the asset; and transform the one or more particular in-game assets into one or more particular transformed and/or new in-game assets in accordance with the set of in-game instructions and the request for the first transformation, responsive to the first verification verifying that the second user owns the asset.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: Mythical, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephan Cunningham, Cameron Thacker, John Linden
  • Patent number: 11482074
    Abstract: A secure cryptocurrency transfer system between an electronic gaming machine and a cryptowallet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Inventor: Matthew Dickson
  • Patent number: 11482078
    Abstract: An electronic gaming machine includes a display, a credit input mechanism, and a processor programmed to perform operations comprising: (i) determining, during a wagering game initiated in response to receiving a credit wager, that a replay trigger condition is satisfied, the wagering game including a plurality of reels; (ii) initiating, in response to the replay trigger condition, a replay bonus game; (iii) determining a number of replays for use in the replay bonus game; (iv) generating a set of symbols for the plurality of reels for each of the number of replays including an award amount associated with the set of symbols; (v) serially displaying, on the display each of the sets of symbols for each of the number of replays; and (vi) awarding a total award amount including the sum of each award amount for each of the sets of symbols.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: Aristocrat Technologies Australia Pty Limited
    Inventors: Jayme Dale Sevigny, David Robert Marsh
  • Patent number: 11475735
    Abstract: An electronic gaming machine includes a display device and a processor configured to execute instructions stored in a memory, which when executed by the processor, cause the processor to at least initiate a base game that displays a plurality of symbols across a plurality of rows, and evaluate the plurality of symbols displayed in the plurality of rows to determine an outcome of the base game. The instructions also cause the processor to determine whether an accumulation condition is satisfied based on the plurality of symbols displayed during the base game, and in response to the accumulation condition being satisfied, increment at least one free game meter of a plurality of free game meters stored in the memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: Aristocrat Technologies Australia Pty Limited
    Inventors: Antoon Christiaan Visser, Claudia Rae
  • Patent number: 11475738
    Abstract: An electronic gaming machine includes a game display having a graphical user interface (GUI). A game controller is in communication with the game display. The game controller controls the GUI to present a selectable tournament button that causes the player to enter a game tournament, displays a plurality of selectable tournament game options for the game tournament, receives a tournament game selection response indicating a selected one of the options, displays the selected tournament game, displays at the GUI during the selected tournament game, an exit button that returns the display to the base game and maintains player progress in the selected tournament game, re-displays the tournament button upon returning to the base game, the re-displayed tournament button enables the player to return to the selected tournament game with the maintained player progress, and displays a prompt to card-in, and provide an enhanced return to player (RTP).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: Aristocrat Technologies Australia Pty Limited
    Inventors: Angelo Palmisano, Keith A. Wood
  • Patent number: 11475733
    Abstract: In a measurement system according to the present invention, a management control device that measures a total value of chips bet on the game table using an image analysis result obtained by an image recording device is provided. Further, the chip as the gaming chip to be used in this system has a multilayer structure in which a plurality of plastic layers having different colors are laminated including at least a colored layer in the middle thereof, and a white layer or a light color layer (may be a layer having a lighter color than the colored layer although not illustrated) is laminated on both sides of the intermediate colored layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: ANGEL GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yasushi Shigeta
  • Patent number: 11468734
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates generally to gaming systems, computational devices, and methods. An illustrative method includes receiving a code request message from a computational device, where the code request message includes information describing a code requestor and a code parameter defined by the code requestor. The method may further include determining that the requestor is permitted to receive the shareable code with the code parameter defined by the code requestor, generating the shareable code, storing an electronic record indicating that the shareable code has been generated, where the electronic record includes an identifier of the shareable code and an identifier of the code requestor, and transmitting a code delivery message to the computational device, where the code delivery message includes the shareable code.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignee: IGT
    Inventors: Michael Russ, Elisabeth Kiss, Susanne Kiss, Julia-Ines Lerchbaumer
  • Patent number: 11468744
    Abstract: A method of sharing a wager on a live sporting event with another individual on a play by play wagering platform. Users can additionally invite other users to place the same wager or another wager on a different play. Upon accepting a wager invitation, the users additionally joining a chat conversation so as to communicate while placing wagers on the live sporting event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignee: ADRENALINEIP
    Inventors: Casey Alexander Huke, John Cronin, Joseph W. Beyers, Michael D'Andrea, Joseph Bodkin, Michael Baker
  • Patent number: 11455859
    Abstract: A system for configuring a digital wallet application for implementing a casino player loyalty program includes a memory storing reward configuration data associated with digital wallet awards and a processor configured to: (a) provide an award type user interface for receiving player loyalty award types; (b) receive award type data corresponding to one or more selected player loyalty award types; (c) provide an award threshold user interface for receiving at least one indication corresponding to player loyalty award thresholds; (d) receive award threshold data corresponding to one or more selected player loyalty award thresholds; (e) provide an award trigger user interface for receiving player loyalty award triggers; (f) receive award trigger data corresponding to selected player loyalty award triggers; and (g) configure a rules engine for a mobile wallet based, at least in part, on the award type data, the award threshold data and the award trigger data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: Aristocrat Technologies Australia Pty Limited
    Inventor: Christopher Cleveland
  • Patent number: 11439909
    Abstract: A system and method is provided that automatically annotates gameplay based on triggering events that occur during a gameplay session. The system may automatically annotate the gameplay in real-time, such as during a gameplay session associated with an electronic-sports tournament. For example, the system may obtain and parse a game log corresponding to the gameplay session, identify triggering events based on the game log, obtain an annotation rule associated with the triggering event, generate an annotation item based on the annotation rule, and cause the annotation item to be presented in association with video of the gameplay session. An annotation item may be displayed interactively such that, when selected, causes the system to take an action. The action may include obtaining additional information relating to the selected annotation item; saving, sharing, liking/disliking or commenting on the selected annotation item; removing the selected annotation item from a display, and/or other actions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: Activision Publishing, Inc.
    Inventor: Allen Joseph de la Cruz
  • Patent number: 11430301
    Abstract: A system which automatically places (or offers a user the opportunity to place) one or more sports bets upon the satisfaction of a sports bet triggering event which is customizable by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: IGT
    Inventors: Kevin Higgins, Dwayne R. Nelson, Jeffery Shepherd
  • Patent number: 11430295
    Abstract: A device, system, and method are provided for inspecting, activating or voiding scratch-off instant lottery tickets. A remote point-of-sale device has a detector system that detects tampering with the coating placed over concealed game play information on the tickets, and reads coded identification and authentication information on the tickets. The device automatically communicates the coded identification and tampering data to a central computer system of a lottery. The central computer system provides activation signals back to the point of sale on a ticket-by-ticket basis. The device, method and system provide automated generation and communication of ticket-by-ticket tampering, activation, and voiding data between the remote device and a central computer system of a lottery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: The Froelich Group LLC
    Inventors: Christian Michael Froelich, Troy William Livingston, Daniel William Livingston
  • Patent number: 11420128
    Abstract: A system and method configured to provide limited-time events to users in an online game. The system and method may include executing an instance of an online game and effectuating presentation of offers to users to activate a limited-time event within the online game. Activation of the limited-time event may enable users to perform event runs through the limited-time event for a duration. The execution of event runs through the limited-time event in response to user commands received from a client computing platform associated with the user may deplete the virtual resource in an inventory of the user. The system and method may maintain inventories of the users and recharge the virtual resource as a function of time. The performance of users may be assessed and awards may be distributed to the users based on the assessment of their performance during the event runs. The system and method may include effectuating exchanges by the users of virtual items for the first virtual resource.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: Kabam, Inc.
    Inventors: Luc Pieron, Byung Gon Yoo, Thomas Baxter, Dylan Swift
  • Patent number: 11413548
    Abstract: Various embodiments that may generally relate to mobile gaming, location determination, mobile devices, authentication, and so on are described. Various methods are described. Various apparatus are described. Further embodiments are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: INTERACTIVE GAMES LLC
    Inventors: Lee Amaitis, Paul Williams, Sunny Tara
  • Patent number: 11410501
    Abstract: A gaming reward system is described that guarantees a jackpot to a game player. The jackpot is cumulative and based upon the amount paid in by the player over time to play the game. Each time the player plays, the system adds a small amount of the player's wager to the player's jackpot. Over time, the jackpot grows larger. At some point, a triggering event occurs, and the player is awarded the cumulative, guaranteed jackpot. The jackpot is cumulative in the sense that its amount is increased with each play by the player and guaranteed in the sense that the system works to make sure only the specific player who fills the jackpot can win the jackpot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Inventors: Jean-Christophe Choffray, Christophe Boniver, Sylvain Boniver
  • Patent number: 11406903
    Abstract: An information processing device includes a receiving section configured to receive an input of a usage purpose of the information processing device from a user, an identifying section configured to identify a procedure including one or more steps necessary for realizing the usage purpose, a first screen generating section configured to generate an operating screen for completing one step in the identified procedure, and a second screen generating section configured to generate an information screen including information regarding the identified procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: You Asakura, Shuji Hiramatsu, Daisuke Kawamura, Wataru Kaneko, Takashi Hatakeda, Takeshi Nakagawa, Shigeru Enomoto, Toru Yamamoto, Satoshi Kobayashi, Koichi Aoki
  • Patent number: 11403916
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides gaming systems having one or more processors coupled to memory. The gaming system can receive a side wager corresponding to a play of a card game. The gaming system can then provide a plurality of hands for the play of the card game. The gaming system can determine the number of the plurality of hands that satisfy a side wager condition, and calculate a first award amount based on the number of the plurality of hands that satisfy the side wager condition. An account of the player can be credited based on the first award amount. The gaming system can receive wagers that each correspond to a respective hand of the card game. Upon completion of the game, the system can determine an award amount for each of the plurality of hands, and adjust a credit balance of an account based on the award amount for each of the plurality of hands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: DraftKings, Inc.
    Inventor: Kyle Morris
  • Patent number: 11403918
    Abstract: A system and method of providing wagering over a computerized system. The system includes a computerized multi-player game. The game includes an integral game mechanics module for providing a game-play session over a computerized network. The game mechanics module is in real-time communication with a wagering module and therethrough the wagering module automatically receiving real-time game event information. The game mechanics module provides a wagering option to a player in real-time that is selectable by a game-play action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Inventors: Gary Martin Denham, Bruce Alan Evenson, Jason P. Webb
  • Patent number: 11405347
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable media can receive gameplay information associated with a first user playing a game on a computing device. Game-related content is generated based on the gameplay information. The game-related content is published to an ephemeral content feed on a social networking system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: Meta Platforms, Inc.
    Inventors: Rodrigo Roim Ferreira, Marcos Arribas, Kun Chen, Olivier Marie Bouan Du Chef Du Bos, Jiakan Wang, Jihoon Suh
  • Patent number: 11403659
    Abstract: Methods, devices and media for a pre-enrollment registration system are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: EDATANETWORKS INC.
    Inventors: Terrance Patrick Tietzen, Matthew Arnold Macpherson Bates
  • Patent number: 11403702
    Abstract: Systems and methods for automatically restructuring debt are disclosed. An example system may include a data collection circuit to monitor and collect information about at least one entity involved in a loan; and a smart contract circuit to automatically restructure a debt related to the loan based on the monitored and collected information about the at least one entity involved in the loan.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: Strong Force TX Portfolio 2018, LLC
    Inventor: Charles Howard Cella
  • Patent number: 11398136
    Abstract: Gaming systems and methods that enables the exchange of monetary currency for a greater amount of virtual currency based on a first exchange rate for use by a player via the gaming system, and the exchange of virtual currency back to monetary currency based on second and third exchange rates, and in certain instances with a virtual currency usage fee. In various embodiments, the first exchange rate, the second exchange rate, the third exchange rate, and/or the virtual currency usage fee may vary based on one or more different factors such as but not limited to casino driven factors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignee: IGT
    Inventor: Timothy Springer
  • Patent number: 11392914
    Abstract: Techniques for automated mobile transaction processing are provided. A consumer traverses to a web portal or other type of enterprise terminal device of an enterprise and proceeds to shop. During checkout, the portal contacts a transaction service and is delivered back an identifying barcode or Quick Response (QR) code. The consumer uses a mobile device to scan the code and send it to the transaction service. Previously registered payment details of the consumer are located and payment is received from the consumer. The portal is notified that payment is completed by the transaction service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: NCR Corporation
    Inventor: Erick C. Kobres
  • Patent number: 11392905
    Abstract: A cashless gaming method including receiving payment for a selected gaming ticket having a predefined fixed value, the gaming ticket being redeemable at a cashless-enabled gaming machine for an associated amount of wagerable credits, and issuing the fixed value gaming ticket to the player responsive to receiving the payment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: Aristocrat Technologies Australia Pty Limited
    Inventor: Ryan Paul Hawkins
  • Patent number: 11393287
    Abstract: An asynchronous persistent group bonus game system, method and apparatus may have a plurality of gaming machines including a first processor and a bonus server having a second processor. The first processor may be configured to: determine when a bonus game session event is triggered, transmit a bonus game session request to the second processor, and receive an end session notification from the second processor. The second processor may be configured to execute and maintain the always-on asynchronous persistent group bonus game, receive a bonus game session request from at least one of the plurality of gaming machines, instantiate a bonus game session inside the continuous asynchronous persistent group bonus game for the at least one gaming machine, determine when an end session trigger has been triggered for the bonus game session, and transmit an end session notification to the at least one gaming machine if it is determined that the end session condition has been triggered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: Aristocrat Technologies, Inc. (ATI)
    Inventor: Binh T. Nguyen
  • Patent number: 11389732
    Abstract: Disclosed are new and innovative methods and systems for coordinating a game having a plurality of players. One of the methods comprises: enabling each of the plurality of players to create a team of champions; and creating a one or more real-time battles between a plurality of human players.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: Riot Games, Inc.
    Inventor: David Abecassis
  • Patent number: 11383171
    Abstract: Systems and methods to provide user interfaces to players of an online gaming platform are disclosed. Exemplary implementations may manage player accounts associated with players, including a first player account that includes a first unique digital article associated with a first in-game player-controllable character configured to be used in an instance of a game; present a user interface that enables a first player to enter and/or select different prices in different currencies; and effectuate publication of a listing information for the first unique digital article. A second player may select from different settlement options. The first unique digital article may be transferred from the first player to the second player.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: Mythical, Inc.
    Inventor: Stoyan Nikodimov Stoyanov
  • Patent number: 11383168
    Abstract: Systems and methods to distribute unique digital articles to users accounts of a first permanent registry, and to facilitate personalized in-game benefits for players on an online gaming platform are disclosed. Exemplary implementations may effectuate a presentation of a user interface, obtain recorded information regarding ownership for user accounts, determine eligibility for distribution of a unique digital article, monitor in-game activity for use of the unique digital article by a first player, establish a correlation between a user account and the first player, determine an offer that is presented to the first player, and provide the offered item or article to the first player.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: Mythical, Inc.
    Inventor: Cameron Thacker
  • Patent number: 11383170
    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: December 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: Harmonix Music Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Seong-chi Chan, Daniel Aaron Sproul, Michael Verrette, Ryan William Challinor
  • Patent number: 11386748
    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 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: ANGEL PLAYING CARDS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yasushi Shigeta
  • Patent number: 11379703
    Abstract: An identification system using electronic paper includes an external operation device and a portable identification device, the external operation device includes an external communication module for providing external display information; the portable identification device includes a wireless communication module, an electronic paper module, a timer module and a housing. The wireless communication module is configured to receive the external display information, and the electronic paper module includes a processing unit and a display unit. The processing unit is configured to drive the display unit according to the external display information so that the display unit displays an image including identification information and subsidiary information. The wireless communication module, the electronic paper module and the timer module are disposed in the housing so that the image is seen from the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: YourSaaS Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Wen Chin Chen