Access Or Authorization (e.g., Game Selection, Security, Etc.) Patents (Class 463/29)
  • Patent number: 11511195
    Abstract: The game device includes a reception unit that is configured to receive instruction information created when a user performs an operation on an input device triggered by a sound output while a game progresses and a derivation unit that is configured to start measuring the degree of fatigue on the basis of the instruction information received by the reception unit and derive the degree of fatigue of the user on the basis of an operation performed by the user during the started measurement of the degree of fatigue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: JVCKENWOOD Corporation
    Inventors: Shingo Kida, Hideki Aiba, Ryouji Hoshi, Hisashi Oka, Yuya Takehara, Yincheng Yang, Hideya Tsujii, Daisuke Hachiri, Ryotaro Futamura
  • Patent number: 11501599
    Abstract: An electronic gaming machine and method having independently operable game display windows comprising independent displays and controls to play a game individually or as a group game between or among players. The electronic gaming machine comprises a video display and a game controller configured to display on the video display a first set of reels and a second set of reels, control the video display to initially synchronously spin pairs of first and second reels to a stop, and, upon a potential trigger condition being met, control the video display to asynchronously spin pairs of first and second reels to a stop. The game controller is further configured to control the video display to move a special symbol on the video display in a direction opposite to an evaluation direction towards an evaluated position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: Aristocrat Technologies Australia Pty Limited
    Inventor: Oliver Crispino
  • Patent number: 11495087
    Abstract: A method, apparatus, article of manufacture, and a memory structure for transferring a monetary value from a first gaming station to a second gaming station by use of biometric data are disclosed. Each station includes a biometric sensor that provides biometric data that is used in the transfer of the payout.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Inventor: Stanley P. Dabrowski
  • Patent number: 11495092
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates generally to a gaming device that facilitates user interactions with multiple games. Illustratively, a method of facilitating a lottery game is provided that includes receiving, from a gaming device, an indication of an outcome of a game that was executed by the gaming device, identifying a user of the gaming device when the outcome of the game occurred, then assigning a lottery number to the user of the gaming device for a next execution of the lottery game, where the lottery number is selected based on the outcome of the game.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: IGT
    Inventors: Janna Baggesen-Jensen, Anthony Baerlocher, Kyle Rothchild
  • Patent number: 11478712
    Abstract: Various system and method of online gaming platform comprise a random number engine where cryptography and blockchain ledgers are utilized to generate random numbers. The random numbers can be utilized in the play of online wagering games. The online gaming platform is further integrated with a cryptocurrency exchange or transactions such that the games are played with any cryptocurrency and/or fiat currency seamlessly. The players play the games directly from a crypto exchange account.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Inventors: Min Yi, Arthur Iinuma
  • Patent number: 11483453
    Abstract: A remote support communication system comprises a user terminal unit and an operator terminal unit. Said user terminal unit comprises a camera module configured to shoot video images of an object in order to acquire an ordered sequence of video frames forming a corresponding first video and a video transmission module configured to transmit the video frames to the operator terminal unit. Said operator terminal unit comprises a display and drawing module configured to display the video frames and allow an operator to generate digital graphic components to be superimposed on respective video frames; a graphic transmitter module configured to transmit said graphic components to the user terminal unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: Telecom Italia S.p.A.
    Inventors: Fabrizio Moggio, Nicola Reale, Andrea Varesio, Marco Vecchietti
  • Patent number: 11465052
    Abstract: A client device receives compiled software for a game engine. The game engine is for playing a designated game. The client device receives a game definition file for the designated game. The game definition file stores rules for the designated game. The game definition file defines the rules using non-compiled machine-readable code. The client device executes the game engine at the client device to enable playing of the designated game via the client device. Executing the game engine includes: accessing the game definition file; and providing, via a user interface generated on the client device, interactive gameplay of the designated game according to the rules for the designated game defined by the game definition file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignee: Zynga Inc.
    Inventors: Luke Dicken, Johnathan Pagnutti, Yang Wen
  • Patent number: 11468682
    Abstract: A target object identification system includes a first camera, a second camera, and a processor. The first camera acquires an image of a first target region. The second camera synchronously acquires an image of a second target region. The second target region includes part or all of the first target region. Resolution of the first camera is higher than that of the second camera, and field of view of the second camera is greater than that of the first camera. The processor identifies first target objects according to the image of the first target region, and second target objects according to the image of the second target region, and determines association relationships between the first target objects in the image of the first target region and the second target object in the synchronously acquired image of the second target region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignee: SENSETIME INTERNATIONAL PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Bujun Que, Shuai Zhang, Yong Tao
  • Patent number: 11455860
    Abstract: Social media activities associated with an on-line social media system are linked to casino game activities and casino gaming machines. A player of a casino gaming machine may access a social media website via the casino gaming machine, such as to play a social media game at the casino gaming machine. A player may also access the social media system from a presentation computing device and, via that system, link to a casino gaming machine to play one or more casino wagering games. Social media currency and casino monetary credits may be exchanged or converted and other aspects of casino game play and social media activities may be integrated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: Vulcan Gaming LLC
    Inventor: Sam Johnson
  • Patent number: 11455862
    Abstract: A computing device for gaming by patrons. An identification acceptor may scan an identification document into digital form. A biological sensor such as a camera may obtain biological data describing a human patron. A currency acceptor and dispenser may accept money. The computing device may obtain biological data describing the patron. The computing device may verify the identity of the patron and acceptability of the patron for gaming based at least in part on the digital form of the patron's identification and the biological data. The computing device may accept currency for deposit into a wagering account. Once the patron is verified and the account is funded, the computing device may offer gaming activities to the verified patron out of the wagering account, and pay out gaming winnings at the currency dispenser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: CG TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT, LLC
    Inventors: Paul Williams, Phillip L. Flaherty, Quinton Singleton, Kathleen Tam, Matthew Morrissette
  • Patent number: 11451379
    Abstract: In examples, a non-transitory computer-readable storage medium stores executable code, which, when executed by a processor, causes the processor to receive a semiconductor package image, the image including semiconductor package surface codes, the codes including a semiconductor package identifier. The executable code causes the processor to transmit at least one of the semiconductor package identifier, the codes, or the image. The executable code causes the processor to receive information associated with the semiconductor package identifier. The executable code causes the processor to output the information via at least one of a display coupled to the processor, a speaker coupled to the processor, or the wireless transceiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED
    Inventor: Uwe Haensel
  • Patent number: 11443589
    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 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: Aristocrat Technologies, Inc. (ATI)
    Inventor: Binh T. Nguyen
  • Patent number: 11439915
    Abstract: A fantasy sports system includes a user device, a database, and a controller. The database includes a plurality of statistical adjustments, with each statistical adjustment modifying a score generated during a live contest. The score is generated during a live contest and is related to a team statistic. The controller is configured to provide a first statistical adjustments graphical user interface accessible through the user device through which a first user is presented with a first set of statistical adjustments of the plurality of statistical adjustments, and receive a selection of one of the first set of statistical adjustments from the first user. The controller then calculates a fantasy score using the data related to the live contest and the first selected statistical adjustment. The data includes an actual total score of the live contest, the score related to the team statistics, and the team statistics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Inventor: Gerard Joseph Brancato
  • Patent number: 11444949
    Abstract: Disclosed are systems and methods for secure selection of a user profile in a shared context. For example, a method may include: determining, by one or more processors, an association between a user device and a shared user profile; determining, by the one or more processors, that the user device is within a predetermined proximity of a multiuser device; determining, by the one or more processors, the shared user profile associated with the user device as a result of determining that the user device is within the predetermined proximity of the multiuser device; receiving, by the one or more processors, biometric verification from the first user; and activating, by the one or more processors, the first specific user profile associated with the first user on the multiuser device as a result of determining that the first user has successfully provided biometric verification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventor: George Fletcher
  • Patent number: 11436889
    Abstract: Examples disclosed herein relate to a gaming device including a memory, a processor, a display, and a call tower. The call tower extends upwardly from the gaming device, such as above the display. The call tower includes a call tower video display and may include one or more plates, such as light or image plates. The gaming device includes a processor which presents a game via the display and causes the plates and/or call tower video display to display information, such as images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: AGS LLC
    Inventors: Rachel Calhoun Lewis, Ian Robert Scott, Karl Frederick Zedell, Jr., Daniel Kendall Harden
  • Patent number: 11436624
    Abstract: A computer system communicates with sponsors, mobile wireless devices, and wireless service providers to present incentives to wireless device users for accepting offers to interact with sponsor content. The incentive offers provide mobile wireless device accounts with credits that are paid by the sponsors. The system generates ACH messages to obtain payment for the credits and transfers the money to the wireless service providers for partial payment of wireless service charges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: Datascape.com, Inc.
    Inventor: Richard H. Wagner
  • Patent number: 11430286
    Abstract: A multi-game gaming machine comprises a touch screen display, and a controller responsive to a configuration command to enter a configuration mode in which the controller controls the touch screen display to display a configuration menu including a game package selection sub-menu. The gaming machine is operable in the configuration mode to select between a plurality of game packages that are different from one another, each game package comprising a plurality of games playable on the gaming machine when the respective game package is selected. The controller controls the touch screen display to display a game selection interface when the gaming machine is in a game selection mode, the game selection interface including game images corresponding to each game of the selected game package. The controller is responsive to a touch input in respect of a respective game image to change the touch screen display to reflect selection of the game associated with the respective game image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Inventors: Joel Osmond, Renish Gami, Claire Mileto, Marc Mayo, Julie Howells, Shaun Ruhle, Natalie Bryant
  • Patent number: 11425119
    Abstract: A computerized method for securely verifying age of users of remote devices interacting with provider resources includes receiving a request for age verification of the user; providing directly to the user device an interface for input of identifying data; receiving, from the user device, identifying data; providing, to a third party verification source, the identifying data; receiving, from the third party verification source, an indication of confirmation of the identifying data; determining, based on the received indication, whether a confidence level has been met; responsive to determining that a confidence level as been met, causing a token indicative of age verification to be generated; providing the token to the user device; providing a positive indication to the provider system, including identification of the token, and anonymizing user-identifiable data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: Age Checked Limited
    Inventors: Alastair Graham, Charles Grech, Conrad Micallef
  • Patent number: 11413547
    Abstract: A method for gaming including receiving game states of game plays of players playing a gaming application. The method includes tracking game play progression for each of the game plays based on game states, wherein game play progression is defined by a corresponding set of relationship characteristics. A first game play of a first player is associated with a first set of relationship characteristics. The method includes identifying for the first player players having corresponding game plays that include one or more relationship characteristics from the first set of relationship characteristics. The method includes surfacing the identified players for display to the first player. Each surfaced players have a corresponding game play progression that is related to the first game play progression. Each surfaced players is associated with a corresponding communication warning indicator that provides relative game play progression between game plays the corresponding surfaced player and the first player.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment LLC
    Inventors: Warren Benedetto, Landon Noss
  • Patent number: 11417171
    Abstract: Systems, devices, and methods for artificial intelligence implementation of providing game recommendations at a gaming device may include receive a plurality of first graphical interface elements of a first wagering game. An artificial-intelligence predictive model may generate a plurality of correlations between the plurality of first graphical interface elements and player data associated with a plurality of second graphical interface elements. Based on the plurality of correlations, one or more recommendation score values are generated for the plurality of first graphical interface elements, which may be used to recommend games to a player, to modify user interface elements of existing games, and/or to create new games based on the recommendation score values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: IGT
    Inventors: Fayez Idris, David Froy, Jr., Stefan Keilwert
  • Patent number: 11416621
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices for authenticating software images are described. Software images may include different portions (e.g., different versions, different users) that may be authenticated using hashes associated with an underlying data structure of the portion of the software image. In some examples, hashes (e.g., first hashes) associated with the software image may be generated and stored using a tree structure, such that a previous hash may be used when calculating a hash associated with a new portion of the software image. To authenticate a portion of the software image, a command may be issued, and a second hash may be calculated using the current data structure of the software image. The second hash may be compared to the associated first hash, and the software image may be authenticated based on the hashes matching.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Olivier Duval
  • Patent number: 11418357
    Abstract: An example method for managing access to a VR platform includes causing presentation of a virtual room including display of a plurality of user identifiers corresponding to users using a non-VR mobile application and users using the VR platform. The plurality of user identifiers are sorted on a wait list based on an elapsed wait time associated with each user. The example method also includes causing display of a graphical assistance pod, and responsive to its activation, displaying a user interface to present tools usable selectable by a support representative for managing interactions with the plurality of users. The example method further includes establishing a secure communication channel between the support representative and the at least one of the plurality of users using the non-VR mobile application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: eXp World Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Alex Howland, Scott Petronis, Erik Hill, Wesley Hawkins
  • Patent number: 11406904
    Abstract: Disclosed are a gaming method and system using skill succession in a sport game. The gaming method may include performing a promotion scenario in which at least one trainer character participates when a promotion mode for a player character is activated in a sports game, configuring a skill set in the at least one trainer character to be handed over to the player character based on an establishment of a relationship between the player character and the at least one trainer character according to the progress of the promotion scenario, and processing the use of the succeeded skill by the player character in a process of performing a sports game instance in which the player character participates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: GAMEVIL INC.
    Inventor: Dong Won Lee
  • Patent number: 11410494
    Abstract: A game management system manages a casino game performed in a plurality of tables in casino facilities. The game management system includes: a camera obtaining an image by capturing bet gaming tokens; a control device specifying a betting amount on the basis of the type and the number of gaming tokens in the image by specifying a betting target on the basis of a position of the gaming token in the image; a card distribution device determining a game result of the casino game; an arithmetic device calculating a profit of a casino manager for each table and each game of the plurality of tables, on the basis of the betting target, the betting amount, and the game result; and a recording apparatus recording the profit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: ANGEL GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yasushi Shigeta
  • Patent number: 11412184
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for detecting and processing events that occur at a gaming table in a casino environment. Camera streams associated with the table game are analyzed using lightweight, watchdog processes. When a certain event is detected, extended processes can be executed in order to provide additional information regarding the event. Such as approach can require a relatively limited amount of computing resources, while still providing relevant information to casino operators. The information can be used, for example, to track gameplay and provide player ratings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: VisuaLimits, LLC
    Inventor: Ryan McClellan
  • Patent number: 11406902
    Abstract: Systems and methods for sharing benefits in affiliations of users of an online gaming platform are disclosed. Exemplary implementations may: store information that includes affiliations of users of an online gaming platform; create an asset that represents a beneficiary right to at least part of a benefit; record ownership of the asset as being owned by the first user; distribute a first portion of the benefit to the first user, responsive to a verification that the first user owns the asset; transfer the ownership of the asset to a second user; record the ownership of the asset as being owned by the second user; and distribute a second portion of the benefit to the second user, responsive to a second verification that the second user owns the asset.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: Mythical, Inc.
    Inventor: Rudy Koch
  • Patent number: 11410493
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method to create new wagers and optimize odds in an online play by play sports betting game by creating odds for the beginning of an offensive possession for what the offensive possession will result in, allowing the user to wager on one or more of the offensive possession results wager odds, then after a play concludes create new wagering odds for the continuation of the offensive possession for the next possible outcomes of the play and allow the user to wager on the new or old wagering odds for what the offensive possession will result in.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: AdrenalineIP
    Inventors: Casey Alexander Huke, John Cronin, Joseph W. Beyers, Michael D'Andrea
  • Patent number: 11398126
    Abstract: In various embodiments a display may allow a secondary player to select a game of an appropriate primary player.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignee: CFPH, LLC
    Inventors: Howard W. Lutnick, Dean P. Alderucci, Geoffrey M. Gelman
  • Patent number: 11393282
    Abstract: Methods and systems of monitoring at least one feature associated with a patron in a gaming establishment. Such methods and systems may include detecting at least one physical feature associated with the patron and/or motions of one or more players participating in a game.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: SG Gaming, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy Bucher, Terrin Eager, Bryan M. Kelly, Martin S. Lyons, Joseph Randolph Hedrick, Scott Thomas Hilbert, Theodore Keenan, John Link, Mohan Kumar Areanalli Manju, Yogendrasinh Hematji Rajput
  • Patent number: 11389729
    Abstract: Methods and systems for predicting instant play includes pre-loading one or more instances of select ones of games on one or more game consoles on a cloud game server. The loading of instances is based on usage history of the games. Users are assigned to select ones of the instances of the games loaded on the one or more game consoles, in response to user interaction detected at the select ones of the games exceeding a pre-defined threshold value. User interactions are monitored at the instances of the select ones of games assigned to the users. Based on the monitored interactions, the number of instances of the games loaded on the one or more game consoles are dynamically adjusted. The dynamic adjustment includes scaling up or scaling down the number of instances of the games loaded on the one or more game consoles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment LLC
    Inventors: Paul Robert Schultz, Roelof Roderick Colenbrander, Ryan Hamilton Breed
  • Patent number: 11380159
    Abstract: The presently disclosed subject matter includes a computer-based content aggregation system and a computerized method for identifying a logical geographic location of a piece of content stored on a server. More specifically, the proposed technique generates unique path identifier for each piece of content and enables to communicate data to the particular server, based on the unique path identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: PLAYTECH SOFTWARE LIMITED
    Inventors: Peter Mares, Cristina Turbatu
  • Patent number: 11381556
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for information interaction, and a method and an apparatus for associating human biometric data with an account are disclosed. The information interaction method includes: acquiring, when an information interaction operation with a user account of an information interaction party is triggered, human biometric data of a user acting as the information interaction party; suspending the information interaction operation when determining that no matching user account exists according to the human biometric data, and uploading the human biometric data to a server by a device to establish an association relationship between the user account of the user and the human biometric data; and resuming the information interaction operation when a user account matching the human biometric data sent by the server is received, and completing the information interaction operation with the user account matching the human biometric data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: Advanced New Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Lei Wang, Chao Feng Meng
  • Patent number: 11380161
    Abstract: A fraud detection system which detects fraud in a game of performing collection and redemption of chips in accordance with a win or lose result includes a camera which captures an image of chips contained in a chip tray of a dealer, an image analyzing apparatus which analyses the image captured by the camera to detect an amount of the chips contained in the chip tray, a card distribution device which determines a win or lose result of a game, and a control device which compares the win or lose result of the game and the amount of the chips contained in the chip tray before and after collection and redemption of the chips to detect fraud.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: ANGEL GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yasushi Shigeta
  • Patent number: 11381881
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided herein for performing an action based on a feature in a media asset. In many media assets, specific features appear at portions of a program that users find interesting. These features can be compared with a database of stored objects that commonly appear in media assets to determine the object corresponding to the feature. The context of the object in the media asset then may be determined so that an appropriate action is selected for the system to take.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: Rovi Guides, Inc.
    Inventors: Glen E. Roe, Michael K. McCarty
  • Patent number: 11368421
    Abstract: A terminal device is provided. The terminal device includes an input unit configured to receive an input of a user command inviting a non-subscriber of a messaging service to join a messaging group, and a communication unit configured to transmit a request for invitation information to a server, when the invitation information is received from the server, to transmit an invitation message including the invitation information and an application installation Uniform Resource Locator (URL) to a non-subscriber terminal, and when a join result of the non-subscriber joining the messaging service is received, to transmit a request for an invitation of the non-subscriber to the messaging group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yong Seok Park, Hyo Jin Jung, Jae Young Lee
  • Patent number: 11361797
    Abstract: In a case where an event occurs, a moving image corresponding to a time period during which a matter relating to the event is detectable is reproduced. A moving image reproduction apparatus includes a human figure detection unit that detects a first human figure and a second human figure detected during an event time period which is a partial time period which an event continues, a specification unit that specifies a first human figure appearance time period during which the first human figure appears and a second human figure appearance time period during which the second human figure appears, and a display control unit that controls reproduction of a time period of a moving image, the time period including a time from the first human figure appearance time period to the second human figure appearance time period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Hirotaka Seki
  • Patent number: 11354982
    Abstract: A gaming system includes at least one input device adapted to receive a physical item associated with a monetary value that establishes a credit balance, an input indicative of a wager drawn from the credit balance for a wagering game, and a cashout input that initiates a payout from the credit balance. In response to a wager input, a wagering game is initiated. The gaming system includes an electronic display device adapted to display an active array of symbol positions that are populated by symbols randomly generated from one or more spins of a set of symbol-bearing reels. The active array may be progressively expanded in response to collecting a requisite number of special symbols among the randomly generated symbols at each active array size.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: SG Gaming, Inc.
    Inventors: John K. Kearns, Mariela Polena
  • Patent number: 11344798
    Abstract: A video game processing apparatus for controlling progress of a video game is provided. In the video game, a plurality of players addresses a common task. The video game processing apparatus includes a processor and a display controller. The processor specifies a task corresponding to a task providing request of a first player and generates player related information of a second player corresponding to the specified task. The display controller displays, on a task screen, an image in association with the second player. The image satisfies a display condition during progress of the specified task. The task screen indicates the specified task.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA SQUARE ENIX
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Sato, Naofumi Takuma, Hiroaki Iwano
  • Patent number: 11344802
    Abstract: A game system, a program and an information processing method that can easily perform operation. A game system that provides a game that can be executed on a user terminal capable of accessing a server via a network, the game system including: a database in which an operation of a player in the game that a user uses in the game via the user terminal is preset and operation information displayed as an icon on the user terminal is stored, and an operation control unit that makes the player execute the operation at the coordinate position based on the operation information while moving the player to the coordinate position based on the operation information, when the operation information stored in the database is selected by the user and arranged at an arbitrary coordinate position in the game.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: AKATSUKI INC.
    Inventor: Tomohiro Sakamoto
  • Patent number: 11348298
    Abstract: The connected avatar is a virtual participant or assistant in an interactive game or entertainment attraction that recognizes players or items carried by players, and visually and/or audibly engages with the player throughout the interactive game or entertainment attraction to provide assistance, aid, guidance, or direction to them through the environment, provide items, information or clues, and/or pose challenges or games. The player may summon or enlist the connected avatar to perform tasks or retrieve information or items. In one embodiment, the connected avatar lives in a virtual parallel world that is connected to the real world through portals (such as mirrors, windows, or holographic displays) that can be accessed throughout the interactive game or entertainment attraction. The connected avatar combines the two worlds in an interactive manner and contributes to the connectivity of the player to the interactive game or entertainment attraction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: Infinite Kingdoms LLC
    Inventor: Denise Chapman Weston
  • Patent number: 11338205
    Abstract: Disclosed is a game item transaction system comprising: a user terminal for executing game item wallet software for management of game items possessed by a game user, and generating transaction information of a game item possessed by the game user and broadcasting the same over a network; a game server for managing the progress of a game and storing game user IDs, which are identification information of users of the game, and information on game items possessed by the users according to the game user IDs; and a financial server for storing financial account information of game item transaction parties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Inventors: Jung Hoon Lee, Seong Min Jeon
  • Patent number: 11338204
    Abstract: Systems and methods to distribute geolocation-specific benefits to unique digital articles, 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 receive distributions of benefits; determine real-world information based on events that have occurred in the real world; determine geolocation information for the first and second player; evaluate whether to distribute and/or adjust the benefits, based on the real-world information and the geolocation information; and provide the (adjusted) distributions of benefits accordingly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: Mythical, Inc.
    Inventors: Rudy Koch, John Linden
  • Patent number: 11341813
    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: April 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: Japan Cash Machine, Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: David Kubajak, Dominic Mohrhardt
  • Patent number: 11331586
    Abstract: In various examples, metadata of either a live stream game instance or a pre-recorded game instance may be included in a stream data from a game stream and used to enable access to play an instance of a game. A viewer of the stream may desire to participate in an instance of the game, and the system may use the metadata to determine authentication for the viewer with respect to a game platform hosting the game, access restrictions for the viewer with respect to the game, identification information for the streamer of the instance of the game, and/or game modification information for the particular instance of the game within the stream. This information may be used to seamlessly transition the viewer from a passive role in viewing the stream of the instance of the game on a streaming platform to actively participating in the instance of the game or another instance of the game on a gaming platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: NVIDIA Corporation
    Inventor: Andrew Fear
  • Patent number: 11331571
    Abstract: In a first aspect, a system for playing a video game is provided that includes (1) one or more sensors adapted to monitor one or more biometric parameters of a user and communicate the one or more monitored biometric parameters (MBPs); (2) a computing device adapted to communicate with the one or more sensors and to receive the one or more communicated MBPs; and (3) a video game having an avatar adapted to move an object on an incline, the video game adapted to execute on the computing device. The video game is adapted to control the avatar to perform an action in the video game based in part on the received one or more communicated MBPs. Numerous other aspects are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: PEXS LLC
    Inventors: Brian M. Dugan, Steven M. Santisi, Jean Pierre Latrille, Lieven Nuyttens
  • Patent number: 11336318
    Abstract: A transceiver device port configuration and monitoring system includes a networking device having a networking device wireless communication system, a port, and a wireless identification system associated with the port. A transceiver device is connected to the port and includes a wireless reader system that retrieves a port identifier for the port from the wireless identification system, and a transceiver device wireless communication system that the transceiver device uses to wirelessly advertise the connection of the transceiver device to the port. In response to receiving the wireless advertisement of the connection of the transceiver device to the port, the networking device uses the networking device wireless communication system to establish a wireless session with the transceiver device, retrieves configuration information from the transceiver device via the wireless session, uses the configuration information to configure the port for operation with the transceiver device, and monitors the port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Padmanabhan Narayanan, Mohamed Hanif Kader Shiek Usman, Sridhar Mahadevan
  • Patent number: 11325047
    Abstract: A system for identifying a user of a controller includes a controller having one or more sensors configured to detect interaction with the controller by the user and a transmitter configured to transmit telemetry data based on outputs of one or more of the sensors, a user profile unit configured to obtain user profile data for one or more user profiles, where each user profile corresponds to a respective user and the user profile data for a user profile comprises data indicative of one or more characteristic interactions by the user with the controller, and a user profile selection unit configured to select a user profile from the one or more user profiles in dependence upon a degree of match between one or more properties of the transmitted telemetry data and the data of each respective user profile, and configured to modify an output of the system responsive to the selection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Anderson, Mohammad Mansoor Nusrat, Sashikanth Reddy Dareddy, Andrew John Nicholas Jones
  • Patent number: 11321994
    Abstract: An interface, such as a cashless interface, is interposed between a communication port of a gaming machine and one or more external devices and systems, such as a slot machine interface board and a slot management system. The cashless interface may further communicate with a financial system, such as via a controller and a gateway. The cashless interface may be used to facilitate the transfer of funds between a player's e-wallet associated with the financial system and a gaming machine, such as initiated via a player via their mobile communication device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: Everi Payments Inc.
    Inventors: Naveen Chander Prabhaker, Gunaseelan Rajendran
  • Patent number: 11308764
    Abstract: A unique online and mobile, social sports betting system where players submit single bets on future sporting events, to form multiplayer parlay tickets. A parlay, in this case, is a single wager that links together multiple unique bets whose outcome is dependent on all of those bets winning. Registered users in the system can only submit one bet to any given parlay ticket, but can participate in multiple parlay tickets. If all the bets in the parlay win, each player equally shares in the parlay payout. If one or more bets do not win, players that win or push their individual parlay bets get the cost of the ticket refunded, while losing players cover the cost of the entire parlay ticket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Inventors: Tanya E. Seidel, Thomas J. Leone
  • Patent number: 11308765
    Abstract: A skill game operator provides real time propositions to a viewing audience, and based on the input received from those propositions, comparable In-Play wagering propositions are able to be generated, and the odds of the In-Play propositions are able to be accurately adjusted based on the actual input received from the same participating audience the skill game operator's responses to the same propositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: Winview, Inc.
    Inventors: David B. Lockton, Kathy A. Lockton