Credit/debit Monitoring Or Manipulation (e.g., Game Entry, Betting, Prize Level, Etc.) Patents (Class 463/25)
  • Patent number: 11951402
    Abstract: A method of and system for conducting multiple competitions of skill for a single performance are described herein. User generated competition groups and system generated competition groups allow users to participate in multiple competitions at once based on answering the same questions or making the same selections related to a single event. The users are informed of each competition either via email, text message or when logging into the network via a website. The users select which competitions groups to join. After joining the desired groups, the users then make their selections related to the event which are transmitted to the network where results are tabulated and transmitted back to the users. The results are separated based on each competition group, so that users can continually know where they stand in each separate competition. With multiple competition groups, users are able to have varying success from the same performance in multiple competitions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: Winview IP Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: David B. Lockton, Mark K. Berner, Mark J. Micheli
  • Patent number: 11954967
    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 9, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: Aristocrat Technologies Australia Pty Limited
    Inventor: Christopher Cleveland
  • Patent number: 11954981
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention set forth systems, apparatuses and methods for providing gaming devices having a poker mystery feature. Accordingly, a gaming device can be configured to have sub-symbol overlays that specify a replication feature that may replicate a card associated with the sub-symbol overlay and either replace a specified card that is adjacent to the card associated with the sub-symbol overlay, or create a multi-indicia card using the replication. Replication may mean a direct copy of the card associated with the sub-symbol overlay or may mean providing a card that is related to the card associated with the sub-symbol overlay according to predefined rules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2023
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Inventor: Bradley Berman
  • Patent number: 11954965
    Abstract: Technology for managing a player session at a gaming table is disclosed. A table management system receives identifying information of a player seated at the gaming table transmitted by a mobile device associated with the player. The identifying information includes a seating position of the player at the gaming table, the seating position determined by the mobile device through interaction with a locating device placed at the seating position at the gaming table. The table management system generates the player session for the player for playing a wagering game at the gaming table using the identifying information of the player transmitted by the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: IGT
    Inventors: Kevin Higgins, Erik Petersen, Christopher Levin, Eduardo Meza, Jeffery Shepherd
  • Patent number: 11951400
    Abstract: Multiple video game consoles each store a blockchain ledger with multiple blocks, which is either associated with a particular video game or with a the particular type of video game console that the video game consoles are each characterized by. One of the consoles receives a message identifying an intended transaction corresponding to transfer of an identified quantity of an in-game virtual asset from a transferor account to a transferee account. The console verifies that the intended transaction is valid and generates a new block that includes the transaction, optionally one or more additional verified intended transactions, and a block header that includes a hash of a most recent block in the blockchain ledger. The console appends the new block to the blockchain ledger and transmits it to the other consoles, which each also append the new block to their copy of the blockchain ledger, thereby completing the transaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: SONY INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT LLC
    Inventor: Stephen Yong
  • Patent number: 11948429
    Abstract: A casino credit access instrument comprises a source of funds for a player, such as for placing wagers to play casino-style games or to purchase other goods or services. The instrument defines a period of timed during which credit may be accessed up to a predetermined amount, defines a redemption period during which any accessed credit may be re-paid, and defines settlement terms if the instrument is not redeemed. Controls may be utilized which control access to the credit. Credit may be granted based upon financial collateral, which collateral may be executed upon to settle the instrument. The instrument provides a convenient source of funding for players at low risk to the casino or other lender.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2023
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: Everi Payments Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy Brian Richards, Kurt Douglas Sullivan
  • Patent number: 11948428
    Abstract: A system and method that utilize a ticket voucher complete one or more purchases of goods and/or services from a retail establishment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: IGT
    Inventors: Jeffery Shepherd, Kevin Higgins
  • Patent number: 11948423
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates generally to a system that utilizes an application running on a mobile device to notify a user of the state of an electronic gaming machine in wireless communication with the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2023
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: IGT
    Inventors: Erik Petersen, Kevin Higgins, Christopher M. Levin
  • Patent number: 11948433
    Abstract: A game server is configured to implement a multiplayer online computer-implemented game that provides an inflationary economy system which allows for growth in a player's in-game virtual currency with an increase in game level or experience, while attenuating the in-game purchasing power by concomitantly inflating virtual currency value of predefined inflationary features. The inflationary features include rewards or winnings available by the player pursuant to gameplay success. Players at different inflationary levels can compete in-game for a common reward or jackpot, but a virtual currency value of the reward is denominated differently at different inflation levels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: Zynga Inc.
    Inventor: Kin Hang Chan
  • Patent number: 11948426
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for associating a player identifier with a financial account. The financial account can holds funds that are accessible through the player's use of a payment vehicle. The payment vehicle can be, for example, a credit payment vehicle or a debit payment vehicle. The player can load funds from the financial account to a wagering account.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2023
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: Sightline Payments LLC
    Inventors: Kirk E. Sanford, Thomas M. Sears, Omer Sattar
  • Patent number: 11941942
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, provided is a chip recognition system that recognizes a chip on a gaming table in an amusement place having the gaming table, the chip recognition system including: a game recording apparatus that records, as an image, a state of chips stacked on the gaming table, using a camera; an image analysis apparatus that performs an image analysis on the recorded image of the state of chips; a plurality of chip determination apparatuses including at least a first artificial intelligence apparatus that determines a number of the chips stacked, using an image analysis result obtained by the image analysis apparatus; and a second artificial intelligence apparatus that decides a correct number of the chips stacked, when the plurality of chip determination apparatuses obtain different determination results for the number of the chips stacked.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: ANGEL GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yasushi Shigeta
  • Patent number: 11941943
    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: October 7, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: TRANSFORM SR BRANDS LLC
    Inventor: Frederick W. Skoler
  • Patent number: 11935146
    Abstract: Systems and methods to provide sharing of benefits amongst a group of users are disclosed. Exemplary implementations may: effectuate a presentation of an agreement interface for the users to define and/or join group agreements; generate, based on the group agreements, sets of instructions for implementation of the group agreements; transmit the sets of instructions to a decentralized ledger server; receive and executing the transmitted sets of instructions to record the group agreements on the blockchain as smart contracts; record transactions pertaining to the digital assets; responsive to recording the transactions, increase the group account balances by a portion of the earned gains resultant from the recorded transactions; and responsive to an occurrence of at least one of the trigger events specified for the first group agreement, allocate a portion of the group account balance to the group of users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: Mythical, Inc.
    Inventors: John Linden, Rudy Koch
  • Patent number: 11928932
    Abstract: A gaming machine comprises memory storing a pay table comprising a plurality of pay table items, each item defining a prize and a required winning combination of symbols to achieve the respective prize, a pay table modifier configured to modify the pay table to apply to at least one game outcome by changing the required winning combination of symbols associated with a first prize such that a lower number of symbols are required to achieve the first prize, an outcome generator configured to generate each at least one game outcome by selecting symbols for display in a plurality of columns of symbol display positions on a display of the gaming machine, and an outcome evaluator configured to evaluate the selected symbols based on the modified pay table upon the pay table being modified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2024
    Assignee: Aristocrat Technologies Australia Pty Limited
    Inventors: Christian James Salmon, Kieran Power
  • Patent number: 11928918
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates generally to gaming systems and methods for providing one or more incentives to a player in association with a mobile device facilitated transfer of funds to an electronic gaming machine and/or from the electronic gaming machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2024
    Assignee: IGT
    Inventors: Dwayne R. Nelson, Kevin M. Higgins
  • Patent number: 11922771
    Abstract: Some embodiments may include one or more methods and/or apparatus related to play of a first game, qualifying a player to play a second game based at least in part on play of a first game, play of a second game, skill-based games, and/or luck-based games. Further embodiments may be described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: CFPH, LLC
    Inventors: Lee Amaitis, Phillip Flaherty
  • Patent number: 11924281
    Abstract: A service request information transfer system includes: a service request taking/management terminal managed by a service desk, that receives a room service request from a customer, matches the serial number of a customer terminal provided to the customer with the order number and room number of the customer, identifies the staff member closest to the location of the room from which the room service request is received, upon receiving the room service request, and provides order information to a staff terminal the closest staff member is carrying; a customer terminal that is provided to a customer and sends the serial number of the device as a short-range wireless communication signal when the customer makes a call; a cloud service server that receives a room number and the serial number of a customer terminal matching the room number from the service request taking/management terminal and stores the same, finds the room number matching the serial number upon receiving the serial number of the customer termin
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: HELLOFACTORY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kyungmin Kim
  • Patent number: 11918880
    Abstract: A method of and system for conducting multiple competitions of skill for a single performance are described herein. User generated competition groups and system generated competition groups allow users to participate in multiple competitions at once based on answering the same questions or making the same selections related to a single event. The users are informed of each competition either via email, text message or when logging into the network via a website. The users select which competitions groups to join. After joining the desired groups, the users then make their selections related to the event which are transmitted to the network where results are tabulated and transmitted back to the users. The results are separated based on each competition group, so that users can continually know where they stand in each separate competition. With multiple competition groups, users are able to have varying success from the same performance in multiple competitions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: Winview IP Holdings, LLC
    Inventor: David B. Lockton
  • Patent number: 11921810
    Abstract: A method of generating value based consumable items, comprising receiving one or more of a plurality of benefit parameters defined with respect to one or more of a plurality of interest domains selected by one or more users using respective client devices, generating one or more generated consumable items relating to the one or more interest domains using one or more generative Machine Learning (ML) models, computing a quantified benefit value for each of the plurality of generated consumable items, selecting one or more of the generated consumable items according to a correspondence between the quantified benefit value(s) of the respective generated consumable item and the one or more benefit parameters, and instructing one or more of client devices to present the selected one or more generated consumable items for consumption by one or more of the users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2023
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: Time Economy LTD.
    Inventor: Amir Peled
  • Patent number: 11915553
    Abstract: An inspection system inspects gaming chips each having a color or a display indicating a value on an outer surface in a state where the gaming chips are stored in a case in which a maximum of the number of gaming chips to be stored is limited, and a radio tag storing gaming chip information is embedded in each of the gaming chips. The gaming chips are stored in the case capable of containing a row of gaming chips stacked in a thickness direction, and the inspection system includes a reading device that reads the radio tag of the gaming chip in the case and acquires gaming chip information of the gaming chip and a determining unit that compares the gaming chip information with a maximum of the number of gaming chips storable in the case and determines an abnormality of the gaming chip in the case when the number of gaming chips obtained from the gaming chip information is different from a maximum of the number of storable gaming chips.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: ANGEL GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yasushi Shigeta
  • Patent number: 11908281
    Abstract: A method of allocating a single wager into multiple parlay wagers, each including several different wagering events. Wagering events from the multiple parlay wagers are arranged in easily identifiable patterns that are viewed on a single two-dimensional parlay grid. The method includes the selection of wagering events from a list of wagering events or a bettor's betslip, the placement of a wagering event on a parlay grid betspace, re-arrangement of wagering events on the parlay grid, selection of two-dimensional parlay patterns, allocation of a single wager into multiple parlay wagers, displaying potential and actual payout calculations for each of the parlay wagers on a two-dimensional parlay betslip. The method can be performed on any mobile computing device, computer, smart television, or other device properly equipped to perform and display such method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: Winfield Innovations, LLC
    Inventor: John Scott
  • Patent number: 11908268
    Abstract: A peripheral device is installed in a cabinet of an electronic gaming machine and configured to detect and communicate with a personal electronic device of a player of a casino game. The personal electronic device is configured to communicate identity information and/or account information to the peripheral device that, in turn, can be used to enable gameplay on the electronic gaming machine. Other embodiments described herein reference a network architecture facilitating cryptographically-secure and verifiable accounting of all point or real-money transactions in a casino environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: JCM American Corporation
    Inventors: Dominic Mohrhardt, Dave Kubajak, Mike Nguyen
  • Patent number: 11900765
    Abstract: A system that utilizes a service window displayed by an electronic gaming machine to indicate to a player different wireless connection statuses of a mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: IGT
    Inventors: Erik B. Petersen, Kevin M. Higgins
  • Patent number: 11893860
    Abstract: A first electronic gaming machine (“EGM”) includes a processor circuit and a memory coupled to the processor circuit. The memory includes machine-readable instructions that, when executed by the processor circuit, cause the EGM to perform operations. The operations include determining that a first event has been triggered on a second EGM. The second EGM can be separate from the first EGM. The operations can further include, responsive to determining that the first event has been triggered on the second EGM, adjusting a probability of triggering a second event on the first EGM.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: IGT
    Inventors: Nick Hillstrom, Lauren Hillstrom, Nathan Ajhar, Chris Peterson
  • Patent number: 11892355
    Abstract: An optical device designed to be arranged on a detector provided with an infrared sensor for increasing the angle of the field of view of the detector. The device includes a primary mirror and a secondary mirror that face each other. The primary mirror collects the infrared radiation from a wide-angle field of view to return it to the secondary mirror, which in turn reflects it back to the sensor of the infrared detector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: CENTRE SCIENTIFIQUE ET TECHNIQUE DU BÂTIMENT (CSTB)
    Inventors: Christophe Martinsons, Pierre Lepretre
  • Patent number: 11887440
    Abstract: Systems and techniques are provided for enabling all wins multiplier features on gaming devices during multiplayer gaming tournament play. The all wins multiplier features may be simultaneously engaged on multiple gaming devices at a predetermined point in time, and may generally all simultaneously terminate the all wins multiplier feature at the same time. Multiple different all wins multiplier features using different multiplier values may be enabled at different times during a particular tournament session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: Aristocrat Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Alfred Thomas, Scott Burns, Joseph Masinter, II, Larry Pacey
  • Patent number: 11887074
    Abstract: In some examples, a payment service system receives a request to associate a proxy identifier with a user account of a charity. The proxy identifier is individually distinguishable from other proxy identifiers associated with user accounts of other users, and has a syntax including a symbol and a string of one or more characters. The symbol and the string are concatenated such that the symbol appears immediately before the string. The payment service system receives, via an application on a user device of a user, an input associated with the proxy identifier, and performs a database lookup to identify the user account associated with the proxy identifier. Information associated with the user account of the charity is presented via a user interface presented by the application. The user interface enables the user to donate funds from a financial account of the user to the user account of the charity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: BLOCK, INC.
    Inventors: Brian Grassadonia, Jesse Wilson
  • Patent number: 11883737
    Abstract: Certain aspects of the present disclosure provide techniques for game-state sensitive network interface selection. An example method that may be performed by a user equipment (UE) includes determining a game state based on game state information; determining a suitable network interface based on the determined game state; and switching to the determined suitable network interface if the determined suitable network interface is different from a current network interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Hanyang Wang, Ajit Chourasia, Zheng Fang
  • Patent number: 11880813
    Abstract: In some examples, a payment system generates, for a first user, a proxy identifier having a syntax including a symbol and a string of one or more characters that are concatenated such that the symbol appears immediately before the string. The proxy identifier is associated with a financial account of the first user. The payment system receives an indication of an intent to transfer funds from a second user to the first user. The indication includes the proxy identifier in lieu of financial account information of the first user, and to identify the financial account of the first user for receiving the funds. Based at least on identifying the proxy identifier, the payment system accesses the financial account information of the first user and initiates the transfer of funds from the financial account of the second user to the financial account of the first user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2024
    Assignee: BLOCK, INC.
    Inventors: Brian Grassadonia, Jesse Wilson
  • Patent number: 11875646
    Abstract: A system may manage a first prize pool based on a plurality of wagers placed at a plurality of electronic gaming machines (EGMs) for a game of chance or skill. A second prize pool may be managed based on a plurality of back-bet wagers placed at the plurality of user computational devices for an outcome of the game of chance or skill. An award can be distributed from the first prize pool in connection with the game of chance or skill to a player at one of the plurality EGMs and an award from the second prize pool can be automatically distributed to a player at one of the user computational devices in response to distributing the award from the first prize pool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2024
    Assignee: IGT
    Inventors: Kevin Higgins, Christopher Levin, Jeffery Shepherd
  • Patent number: 11869302
    Abstract: Various system, method, and device embodiments are disclosed for establishing and utilizing a wireless connection between an electronic gaming machine and a mobile device associated with a player. Such embodiments include use of a first component configured to communicate information with the mobile device using near-field communications and use of a second component configured to automatically pair the mobile device with the mobile interface device, using a Bluetooth connection, wherein the pairing of the mobile device with the mobile interface device utilizes the information communicated to the mobile device using the first component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Inventors: David Kubajak, Dominic Mohrhardt
  • Patent number: 11865446
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for generating an outcome of a previous gameplay. The method includes providing access of a recording of the previous gameplay, the recording is one that was shared by a player for the previous gameplay. The method includes providing an interface that identifies one or more what-if scenarios for the previous gameplay. The one or more what-if scenarios being selected for inclusion into the interface is based on processing the recording of the previous gameplay through a machine learning model to identify what-if scenarios for the user, and options for what-if scenarios are provided to the interface. The method includes enabling the selection of at least one of the what-if scenarios from the options. The selection causes an adjustment to metadata associated with the recording of the previous gameplay. The method includes replaying the recording that was selected using the adjusted metadata to generate the alternative outcome of the previous gameplay.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventor: Jeffrey Stafford
  • Patent number: 11869298
    Abstract: A method of interacting with an electronic gaming machine that executes a program for a wagering game includes generating a video image including the electronic gaming machine, the electronic gaming machine is within a view of a player, generating virtual content associated with the game executed by the electronic gaming machine, and displaying the virtual content to the player to augment the player's view of the electronic gaming machine, the virtual content appears to the player to be on or adjacent to the electronic gaming machine. Related electronic gaming machines and electronic gaming systems are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: IGT
    Inventor: David Vincent Froy, Jr.
  • Patent number: 11868921
    Abstract: An approach to facilitate providing an event space associated with a primary virtual space is provided. An event space is provided to users of a primary virtual space, wherein the event space comprises one or more event objectives. Users of the primary virtual space having primary user accounts have associated event space accounts indicating event user parameters, event game parameters, and event inventory information for the first user. The user may be provided with event virtual items for purchase wherein the event virtual items are used in the event space during the event period. In response to a determination of the progress of the user associated with one or more event objectives an event award is determined for distribution to the user, wherein the event award may be used within the primary virtual space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: Kabam, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephanie K. Schultz, Michael C. Caldarone, Ken Go
  • Patent number: 11861866
    Abstract: A method, system, and computer readable storage for identifying regions of interest on a casino gaming table. Regions of interest are locations on an image where relevant actions are typically going to occur. For example, locations of betting area region of interest and card area regions of interest are determined so that these areas can be analyzed on a video camera. The analyzed areas can then be used for things such as determining and tracking player betting amounts, determining if the game is being dealt properly (by analyzing the cards dealt to determine if the proper cards are dealt and/or the proper payouts are made).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Assignee: Visualimits, LLC
    Inventors: Ryan McClellan, Brett Tinling, Robin Groenevelt
  • Patent number: 11861977
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates generally to gaming systems and methods which utilize a player identification device to provide to electronic gaming machines certain gaming system functionality and features otherwise not associated with or available in association with the electronic gaming machines existing gaming establishment management systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2023
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Assignee: IGT
    Inventors: Erik B. Petersen, Kevin M. Higgins, Matthew Levin
  • Patent number: 11861967
    Abstract: Multi-currency digital wallet systems for use in casino gaming and other contexts are described. Such digital wallets may allow for balances of a variety of different types of currencies to be tracked and managed by a user. Multi-currency gaming machines are also described; such gaming machines may provide award amounts in different currencies dependent on a particular game outcome.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Assignee: Aristocrat Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Michele Rousseau, Alfred Thomas, Larry Pacey, Boris Amegadjie, Joseph Masinter, II
  • Patent number: 11861979
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a system to authorize a mobile electronic device to play games of chance includes a gaming system manager and a docking station. The docking station can be configured to: (i) detect whether the mobile electronic device is connected to a receiver of the docking station; (ii) receive device information from the mobile electronic device if it is detected that the mobile electronic device is connected to the receiver; (iii) determine whether a game of chance can be played on the mobile electronic device based on the received device information; (iv) authorize the mobile electronic device to play the game of chance; and (v) transmit gaming data to the mobile electronic device if it is determined that the game of chance can be played on the mobile electronic device and if the mobile electronic device is authorized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Assignee: Aristocrat Technologies, Inc. (ATI)
    Inventor: Binh T. Nguyen
  • Patent number: 11857875
    Abstract: A system and method for capturing and sharing console gaming data is described. Embodiments capture gameplay data directly at the gaming console, without the need for external hardware. This allows users to easily capture rich console gaming experiences and share them across a variety of outlets. In one embodiment, the methods described herein can be implemented with a patch or driver on the operating system of the user device, rendering it unnecessary to heavily modify the source code of the game.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Assignee: SONY INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT LLC
    Inventor: Nathan Gary
  • Patent number: 11861974
    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: October 10, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Assignee: IGT
    Inventors: Michael Russ, Elisabeth Kiss, Susanne Kiss, Julia-Ines Lerchbaumer
  • Patent number: 11856099
    Abstract: The invention is a cryptographic pseudonym mapping method for an anonymous data sharing system, the method being adapted for generating a pseudonymised database (DB) from data relating to entities and originating from data sources (DSi), wherein the data are identified at the data sources (DSi) by entity identifiers (D) of the respective entities, and wherein the data are identified in the pseudonymised database (DB) by pseudonyms (P) assigned to the respective entity identifiers (D) applying a one-to-one mapping, irrespective of the originating data source. According to the invention, more than one mapper (Mj) is applied, and a respective pseudonym (P) is generated by sequentially performing, in a permutation of the mappers (Mj), a number k of mappings utilizing the mapping cryptographic keys (hij) of the mappers (Mj) belonging to the particular data source (DSi) on each encrypted entity identifier (Ci0) encrypted by the data source (DSi).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Assignee: Xtendr ZRT.
    Inventors: Ferenc Vágujhelyi, Gergely Vágujhelyi
  • Patent number: 11845002
    Abstract: An interactive game system for implementing an interactive game in a room. The interactive game system comprises: a motion sensing module, a control unit, a projection module and a lighting module. The motion sensing module senses movement of a real-world element and surface interaction data representative of a contact between the real-world element and an interactive surface is generated therefrom. The control unit generates graphic instructions and lighting instructions based on the surface interaction data, in accordance with an implementation of a gameplay of the interactive game. The projection module receives the graphic instructions from the control unit and projects graphics on the interactive surface in accordance therewith. The lighting module receives the lighting instructions from the control unit and performs illumination of a section of the room distinct from the interactive surface in accordance therewith.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2023
    Assignee: LÜ AIRE DE JEU INTERACTIVE INC.
    Inventors: Vincent Routhier, Simon St-Hilaire
  • Patent number: 11849158
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and machine-readable media for adaptive content splicing with respect to content corresponding to a televised event are disclosed. First content may be received and may be determined to correspond to an event that is televised. One or more indicators of one or more state changes with respect to the event may be detected. A content composite may be created. An adaptable content item received from a first system may be processed. A content object re may be processed. The adaptable content item may be modified based at least in part on the content object to form the content composite. The creating the content composite may be a function of rules mapped to a current geolocation. Second content corresponding to the programming content may be received. The second content may be output for display in conjunction with the content composite.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2023
    Assignee: DISH Technologies L.L.C.
    Inventor: Mitchell Weinraub
  • Patent number: 11847883
    Abstract: Methods and systems for determining and providing automatic flags for what is classified as a “significant” bet. When the user makes a significant bet, a software application automatically records the play and may also record the user's reaction. The user does not have to provide an indication to record these clips.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2023
    Assignee: AdrenalineIP
    Inventors: Casey Alexander Huke, John Cronin, Joseph W. Beyers, Michael D'Andrea, Harrison Grant
  • Patent number: 11833432
    Abstract: An information processing device includes: an acquisition means for acquiring position information about a player in a real world; a determination means for determining whether or not a specific condition related to a movement or a position of the player has been satisfied based on the position information; a selection means for selecting one or more contents from types of the contents based on appearance frequency, regardless of a request from the player, in response to determining that the specific condition has been satisfied; an accumulation means for accumulating the selected contents in accumulation information associated with the player; and an execution means for executing an event corresponding to the accumulated contents at the request of the player. The execution means gives the player a reward related to the accumulated contents in response to the execution of the event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2023
    Assignee: SEGA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Takahiro Otomo
  • Patent number: 11837049
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to devices, systems, and methods include an electronic gaming device management system including a memory including one or more promotional gaming structures, one or more processors configured to implement the one or more promotional gaming structures, where the one or more promotional gaming structures includes a first promotional gaming structure relating to a first gaming site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2023
    Inventors: Alex Cohen, Stephen Cutler
  • Patent number: 11837047
    Abstract: A system can be capable of receiving electronic ticket issuance information from a first gaming device, where the electronic ticket issuance information includes an identifier of the first gaming device that issued an electronic ticket, a time that the electronic ticket was issued, and an electronic ticket value associated with an issued state of the electronic ticket. The system may further be capable of tracking a status of the electronic ticket to determine that the electronic ticket has transitioned from the issued state to a redeemable state, determining that the electronic ticket has been presented for redemption and, in response thereto, causing the electronic ticket value to change to a second electronic ticket value associated with a redeemed state of the electronic ticket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2023
    Assignee: IGT
    Inventors: Kevin Higgins, Jeffery Shepherd
  • Patent number: 11830317
    Abstract: In accordance with some embodiments there is provided an electronic gaming table system (e.g., a smart table operable to facilitate a card game, such as baccarat, blackjack or poker) which includes (i) at least one detecting mechanism for detecting a plurality of game elements (e.g., wagering chips) placed on, or removed from, a particular physical position of a physical table of the gaming table system to represent at least one wager for a particular game event; and (ii) a game controller operable to identify, based at least on data received from the at least one detecting mechanism, whether the plurality of game elements represent a single wager or multiple distinct wagers placed on the particular physical position and for the particular game event. In some embodiments, the detecting mechanism is an RFID antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2023
    Assignee: Walker Digital Table Systems, LLC
    Inventors: Stephen Moore, Carolyn Moore
  • Patent number: 11823528
    Abstract: Bet synchronization, to provide a user with at least information about bets made by the user at multiple sportsbooks, may be performed by a server. The server may permit the user to register and login and to provide information on sportsbooks with which the user bets. The server may generate a shared session key and provide this to the sportsbooks indirectly, via direct links to the sportsbooks provided to the user. The user may use the links to login to the respective sportsbooks, which may then generate respective unique reference identification keys, which may then be indirectly provided to the server via redirects including the shared session key and the respective unique reference identification keys. The server may then use the shared session key and the respective unique reference identification keys to transmit requests to the respective sportsbooks and to obtain bet information associated with the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2023
    Assignee: THE ACTION NETWORK, INC.
    Inventors: Matthew Restivo, Kevin Cassata, Justyn Laufenberg
  • Patent number: 11823167
    Abstract: Systems and methods for determining transaction locations are disclosed. In one embodiment, a method includes receiving, from a computing terminal, information indicating the completion of a transaction associated with a mobile device, sending, to the mobile device, a confirmation of the completion of the transaction, receiving, from the mobile device, location information indicating latitude and longitude information of the mobile device, confirming that the location information is within a predetermined distance of a stored location of the computing terminal, updating the location information associated with the computing terminal to include the received location information, and determining, based on the location information associated with the computing terminal, a location of the computing terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2023
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Pavel Fort, Andrew Veenstra, Natasha Mitchko