Perceptible Output Or Display (e.g., Tactile, Etc.) Patents (Class 463/30)
  • Patent number: 10740600
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a posture estimation system including a range image camera for acquiring and outputting range image and an attitude estimation device connected via the network to the range image camera. The range image camera includes a range image sensor, a range image generator that extracts a region including foreground pixels from the input range image acquired from the range image sensor and generates a range image including the extracted area, a first posture estimator that estimates a first joint position from the range image, and a first communicator that transmits the range image and the estimated first joint position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Akinobu Watanabe, Katsuyuki Nakamura, Yasuyuki Mimatsu, Toshio Kamimura
  • Patent number: 10724874
    Abstract: A vehicle state sensor data record associated with a current state of a vehicle is received. A predictive vehicle navigation data record based on map data is also received. The map data is associated with a current location of the vehicle. A first element of a virtual reality environment is adapted based on the received vehicle state sensor data record, and second element of the virtual reality environment is generated based on the received predictive vehicle navigation data record.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: HERE Global B.V.
    Inventor: Jerome Beaurepaire
  • Patent number: 10705683
    Abstract: This disclosure describes a system in which a user is enabled to efficiently locate and view messages of a conversation that are likely to be more relevant or pertinent to the user. The system is configured to determine that a message in the conversation is associated with a trigger feature that comprises a piece of information and/or an interaction from another user that is likely worthy of the user's attention. The system can then generate a visual notification associated with the trigger feature. The visual notification can be displayed in association with a graphical element that represents the conversation. Upon receiving an indication of a selection of the visual notification, the system can display the message and trigger feature and/or change visual characteristics associated with the message to bring focus to the message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Casey Baker, Jose Rodriguez
  • Patent number: 10706666
    Abstract: Embodiments disclosed herein concern messaging for gaming apparatus. Gaming apparatus that are operated by dealers can also be controlled, managed, monitored or enhanced by an electronic control system. Through such electronic control, gaming apparatus can be providing with relevant information for presentation at or proximate to the gaming apparatus. The electronic control system can present the relevant information on a display device as messages or notifications to dealers, managers and/or players. The electronic control system can also provide or facilitate monitoring of dealer status or actions and/or gaming apparatus status or events, such that the relevant information be presented can signal such status or actions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Empire Technological Group Limited
    Inventors: Linyi Frank Feng, Daryn Kiely
  • Patent number: 10706660
    Abstract: A gaming system including a number of host devices each coupled to one or more gaming machines, wherein content provided by the host device is output on the gaming machine. To output the content provided by the remote host, a host-controlled process that is authenticated by the gaming machine and executed in a secure memory location such that it is isolated from other processes executing on the gaming machine may be utilized. The host-controlled processes may be decoupled from the process used to execute the game of chance played on the gaming machine such that the content output by the host-controlled process does not alter the play of game of chance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: IGT
    Inventors: Steven G. LeMay, Dwayne R. Nelson
  • Patent number: 10695666
    Abstract: A game processing device controls a first mounted display worn by a first player to display a virtual space in association with a first virtual position in the virtual space, and controls a second mounted display worn by a second player to display the virtual space in association with a second virtual position in the virtual space. The device also determines a position of the first player in a real space based on an output of a first sensor, moves the first virtual position in accordance with the position of the first player, determines a position of the second player in the real space based on an output of a second sensor, and moves the second virtual position in accordance with the position of the second player. The device produces a game special effect when a distance between the first and second virtual positions is within a predetermined range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: GREE, INC.
    Inventor: Makoto Chida
  • Patent number: 10694163
    Abstract: A first image is generated by imaging a first three-dimensional virtual space including a predetermined object by a first virtual camera. In addition, a map object formed by a three-dimensional model corresponding to the first three-dimensional virtual space is generated, and an indicator object indicating the position of a predetermined object is placed on the map object. Then, a second image is generated by imaging the map object by a second virtual camera. At this time, the second image is generated such that, regarding the indicator object placed on the map object, the display manners of a part hidden by the map object and a part not hidden by the map object as seen from the second virtual camera are different from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: NINTENDO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Ueda, Kazuhide Ueda, Norihiro Morita, Arisa Kitani
  • Patent number: 10685533
    Abstract: Systems and methods for use in providing a random reward associated with at least one game are disclosed. One exemplary method includes receiving, by a gaming server, data representative of gaming activity of a player of the at least one game, providing, by the gaming server, a code associated with the random reward, wherein the code is representative of an entry to win the random reward, receiving, by the gaming server, data representative of a text message including the code, determining whether the player won the random reward based on the received code, and providing a notification indicating whether the player won the random reward.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: VIDEO GAMING TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Christopher John Thacker, Daniel William Milligan
  • Patent number: 10678486
    Abstract: When image data cannot be spooled in a non-volatile memory due to a shortage in an available capacity of the non-volatile memory, an attempt to spool the image data in a volatile memory is started after an available capacity of the volatile memory is increased to enable the volatile memory to spool the image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Shioiri, Kazuya Sato
  • Patent number: 10661172
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a visual display method and apparatus for compensating sound information, a storage medium, and an electronic device, and relates to the field of human-computer interaction technologies. The method includes: providing an orientation ruler on a graphical user interface, the orientation ruler including an orientation identifier for indicating an orientation; detecting a sound in a first preset range of a game scene, and when the sound in the first preset range of the game scene is detected, acquiring orientation information of a sound source of the sound; and generating a graphic identifier corresponding to the sound at a corresponding position of the orientation ruler according to the orientation information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: NETEASE (HANGZHOU) NETWORKS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Teng Shao
  • Patent number: 10661178
    Abstract: A game system includes an input receiving unit (71) that receives input by a player, an operated character changing unit (722) that changes an object to be assigned as an operated object that is operated in response to the input received with the input receiving unit (71) among objects in a virtual space between a PC and an NPC, and an NPC control unit (723) that controls the NPC using a first control method while the NPC is not assigned as the operated object. During a period until a predetermined condition is satisfied after an object to serve as the operated object is changed from the NPC to the PC by the operated character changing unit (722), the NPC control unit (723) controls the NPC using a second control method different from the first control method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Nintendo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Wataru Tanaka, Rikuto Yoshida
  • Patent number: 10653960
    Abstract: A method for controlling interaction with a virtual target includes: obtaining an interaction instruction; detecting whether there is a virtual target within an interaction distance range corresponding to the interaction instruction; after a plurality of virtual targets are detected within the interaction distance range, obtaining preset priority data; selecting a virtual target within the interaction distance range according to the priority data; and controlling, according to the interaction instruction, a controlled virtual character to interact with the selected virtual target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Yong Tang, Changyan Liao
  • Patent number: 10650595
    Abstract: A method comprising: displaying a background of a scene from a first point of view and a foreground of the scene from the first point of view; displaying a background of the scene from the first point of view and a modified foreground of the scene from the first point of view; displaying a background of a scene from a second point of view and a modified foreground; and displaying a background of a scene from the second point of view and a foreground of the scene from the second point of view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Jussi Leppänen, Antti Eronen, Arto Lehtiniemi
  • Patent number: 10635380
    Abstract: An HMD (10a) generates region information indicating a region having, as an axis, a line which passes through the position of the HMD (10a) and that of a wireless I/F (105a). The HMD acquires position information of each of wireless I/Fs of other image processing apparatuses (11b, 11c). The HMD determines if the position indicated by the acquired position information is included in the region indicated by the region information. The HMD selects one of the wireless I/F (105a) and other wireless I/Fs as a wireless communication partner according to the determination result, and receives images via wireless communication with the selected wireless I/F.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yoshiki Kajita, Takuya Tsujimoto, Kazuhide Miyata
  • Patent number: 10617945
    Abstract: A game information system that locates and identifies content in live or prerecorded video of games or other events, and that obtains information about the located content from one or more sources. Players associated with the located and identified content may be identified, and information about the players may also be obtained. The information about the identified content and/or players may be provided to devices associated with participants for display. The information may be overlaid on the game video and/or displayed in separate windows or screens. A participant may interact with the displayed information to obtain additional information about the content and/or players. Video and/or audio analysis techniques may be used to locate the content in the video. A machine learning technique may be used to improve performance of content location and identification over time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Martin George, Scott Edward Van Vliet
  • Patent number: 10617960
    Abstract: A device and method include: determining the action content of each character engaged in battle by allowing the player to perform an operation whereby an arbitrary item not selected by the opponent is selected from a group of common items, and an operation whereby the selected item is associated with the player's battle character, while allowing the opponent to perform an operation, whereby an arbitrary item not selected by the player is selected from the group, and an operation whereby the selected item is associated with the opponent's battle character; determining the action order of the characters based on an action speed parameter configured for each respective character engaged in battle; and, upon selection of all the items from the group, causing each character engaged in battle to act based on the character action content corresponding to the respectively associated items in accordance with the determined action order.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: DeNA Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kimihiko Miyamae, Juhyun Kim, Jun Morita, Kiharu Shishikura, Toshihiko Sasaki
  • Patent number: 10616741
    Abstract: An entertainment system includes video display units that can establish Bluetooth connections with user terminals. A central Bluetooth controller is connected to control establishment of Bluetooth connections between the user terminals and the video display units. The central Bluetooth controller receives connection authorization requests from the video display units, and generates connection authorization decisions based on application of a Bluetooth connection rule to characteristics of the user terminals which are identified from the connection authorization requests. The connection authorization decisions are then used to control whether Bluetooth connections are established between the user terminals and the video display units, and to control what security mode levels are used when establishing and using the Bluetooth connections for signaling therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Thales Avionics, Inc.
    Inventors: Khosro Rabii, Jean-Yves Couleaud, Jay Eggenberger, Maneesha Bhate Sumien
  • Patent number: 10609719
    Abstract: A wireless communication device includes a transmission unit that transmits a signal to a plurality of destinations after waiting for a common waiting time set for transmission to the plurality of destinations, a counter that updates a counter value on the basis of acknowledgement information from each destination for the signal transmitted by the transmission unit, and an update determination unit that determines a settable range of the common waiting time which is to be set for transmission to a plurality of scheduled transmission destinations according to the counter value. The transmission unit determines the common waiting time for transmission to the plurality of scheduled transmission destinations on the basis of the settable range determined by the update determination unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: KDDI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroaki Honma, Tomoki Sada
  • Patent number: 10589169
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus including a control section to generate a control signal that controls an operation of a tactile feedback apparatus including a tactile feedback section. The control section changes control on the tactile feedback apparatus on the basis of a type of the tactile feedback section which is recognized by the control section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akihiro Komori, Ikuo Yamano, Yusuke Nakagawa
  • Patent number: 10591987
    Abstract: A method, a virtual reality (VR) apparatus and a recording medium for fast moving in a virtual reality are provided. The method is applicable to a VR apparatus including a head-mounted display (HMD), a locator and a calculation device. In the method, the calculation device executes an application of the VR to display frames of the application on the HMD. Then, the calculation device detects a moving direction of a user wearing the HMD in a three-dimensional space by using the locator. Afterwards, the calculation device fast moves a field of view of the frames from a current location toward the moving direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: HTC Corporation
    Inventor: Sheng-Yang Pan
  • Patent number: 10559159
    Abstract: An electronic gaming machine for providing a game to a player includes a camera configured to generate camera data. The electronic gaming machine further includes a display configured to provide auto stereoscopic 3D viewing of at least a portion of the game and a processor coupled with the display and the camera. The processor is configured to: determine a location of the player relative to the electronic gaming machine from camera data; adjust the display based on the determined location of the player to provide auto stereoscopic three dimensional viewing by the player; responsive to movement of the player indicated by the camera data, update the display to account for a change in location of the player; and determine that the movement of the player corresponds to a predetermined gesture and, in response, update a game state of the game based on the predetermined gesture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: IGT CANADA SOLUTIONS ULC
    Inventor: Peter John Post
  • Patent number: 10554101
    Abstract: One embodiment is an untethered, handheld, kinesthetic, haptic device that produces torque using gyroscopic precession to eliminate the need for a grounded surface. In particular, one embodiment is a haptic device that includes: (a) an angular momentum generator apparatus; and (b) a torque generator apparatus coupled to the angular momentum generator apparatus; wherein: (i) the angular momentum generator apparatus is adapted to generate one or more predetermined values of angular momentum; and (ii) the torque generator apparatus is adapted to apply a torque to the angular momentum generator apparatus to cause the angular momentum generator apparatus to rotate about a rotation direction which is perpendicular to a direction of the angular momentum generated by the angular momentum generator apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Inventor: Eric K. Wang
  • Patent number: 10546419
    Abstract: Technical solutions are described for generating an augmented reality map of an environment. An example method includes obtaining, by a 2D scanner, a 2D scan set including 2D coordinates of points in the environment. The method further includes capturing and displaying, by a portable computing device, a live video stream of a field of view, the portable computing device being fixed at a relative position with respect to the 2D scanner. The method further includes displaying a selection marker overlaid on the live video stream at a location in response to a user input. The method further includes projecting a beam of visible light on an object point in the field of view, corresponding to the location on the display of the selection marker. The method further includes receiving, via the portable computing device, a selection input and in response generating and storing an annotation at the object point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: FARO TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Oliver Zweigle, Ahmad Ramadneh, Aleksej Frank, Joao Santos
  • Patent number: 10532290
    Abstract: A method for sharing recorded gameplay of a video game to a social network, includes: executing, by a game console, a session of a video game; receiving, by the game console during the session of the video game, button input from a controller device that is interfaced with the game console; in response to receiving the button input, presenting, by the game console, a user interface configured to enable sharing of gameplay of the video game; receiving, by the game console via the user interface, one or more commands to share a video of at least a portion of the session of the video game to a social network, the video being recorded to a storage device during the session of the video game; sharing the video to the social network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment America LLC
    Inventors: Victor Octav Suba Miura, David Perry, Philippe Dias, Kelvin Yong, Nathan Gary
  • Patent number: 10525339
    Abstract: A communication analysis system for an online game is described. A communication history among players of the online game is retrieved. Communication tracking metrics are generated based on the communication history of the players of the online game. A retention analysis is performed with the communication tracking metrics to determine retention of players of the online game. A retention recommendation is generated based on the retention analysis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Zynga Inc.
    Inventors: Girish Keswani, Jim Baer, Kenneth Rudin, Daniel McCaffrey
  • Patent number: 10528646
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a system comprising providing means for providing numbers to user, comprising display means for displaying said provided numbers, each number having a value, wherein the system furthermore comprises determination means which is adapted to calculate the size of the number dependent on said value and/or wherein the determination means is adapted to calculate the depth of the color of the number or the depth of the color of background of the number dependent on said value, wherein the determination means is further adapted to elect the size of the number the larger the larger the value of the number is and/or to elect the depth of the color the larger the larger the value of the number is, and wherein the display means is adapted to display the number in the determined size and/or to display the color in the determined depth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Inventor: Nicolas Bissantz
  • Patent number: 10518169
    Abstract: Systems and methods for an interactive game using a multi-functional hand-held personal mobile device, such as a smart phone or entertainment device use the smart phone or other mobile device to find and/or activate various effects and items in the real world, then connect those items and effects together to provide a purpose to finding the effects/items consistent with the game theme. Embodiments include themes related to a treasure hunt with items that may or may not respond to the player detecting or finding them. In other embodiments, the mobile device may trigger and activate multiple layers of videos, phone calls, internet access, texts, voiceovers, puzzles and numerous other actions and results tied into a complex gaming adventure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: WHITEWATER WEST INDUSTRIES LTD.
    Inventor: Rick Alan Briggs
  • Patent number: 10482659
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and other embodiments are disclosed that augment a visually displayed portion of a facility with superimposed virtual elements. In one embodiment, mobile position data is generated based on non-optical sensor readings taken by a mobile computing device. The mobile position data represents a location and an orientation of the mobile computing device in a three-dimensional (3D) space of the facility. Projection parameters are generated based on the mobile position data and are applied to modeled facility data to generate rendered image data. The modeled facility data represents hidden and unhidden elements of the facility within the 3D space. The rendered image data is superimposed on live real-time image data acquired by the mobile computing device and displayed by the mobile computing device. The projection parameters promote spatial alignment of the rendered image data with the live image data with respect to positions within the 3D space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: ORACLE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Xin Li, John R. Punin, Rashmi Raja
  • Patent number: 10469796
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes an image capturing unit, a display, and a controller. The image capturing unit is configured to capture images of a real space. The display is configured to display the images. If an image of a specific portion of a target an operation of which is to be described is included in the images captured by the image capturing unit, the controller generate operation description images by adding an image for instructing the operation to the captured images and controls the display to sequentially display the generated operation description images. When generating the operation description images, the controller stores a part of the generated operation description images. If the specific portion cannot be detected from the images captured by the image capturing unit before description on the operation of the specific portion is completed, the controller displays the stored operation description images on the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Daisuke Yasuoka
  • Patent number: 10464675
    Abstract: An entertainment system includes a docking station having a wired interface, a display unit, and a wireless controller. The display unit includes a video display device and a processor that communicates through a Bluetooth transceiver and the wired interface of the docking station. The wireless controller includes a processor that communicates through a wired interface and a Bluetooth transceiver. The wireless controller is releasably docked in the docking station to communicatively connect the wired interfaces of the wireless controller and the docking station. While docked in the docking station the processors of the wireless controller and the display unit communicate through the wired interfaces of the wireless controller and the docking station to establish a Bluetooth connection between the Bluetooth transceivers of the wireless controller and the display unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Thales Avionics, Inc.
    Inventors: Khosro Rabii, Jean-Yves Couleaud, Pierre Schuberth, Jay Eggenberger, Pankaj Trivedi
  • Patent number: 10456691
    Abstract: A method comprising: storing information relating to one or more game objects; determining game objects to be displayed in a manner enabling a first user to play a game using the objects; causing at least one graphical representation associated with a second user to be displayed on the game board in association with at least one of the game objects, information of the at least one graphical representation being obtained from an electronic database storing information relating to a plurality of user profiles, and at least one game criteria being associated with the at least one graphical representation of the second user; and receiving a user input from the first user in response to the user input determining a match condition between a plurality of game objects, the match condition causing the game criteria to be satisfied; and responsive to satisfying the game criteria, initiating communication with the second user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: KING.COM LTD.
    Inventor: Andres Ortega Sabogal
  • Patent number: 10455283
    Abstract: Techniques for allowing a gaming machine to exercise control over a picture-in-picture device (PIP mixer). A gaming machine includes a display device, a master game controller, the PIP mixer, and a PIP control interface. The master gaming controller is configured to execute a wager game, send a first video signal for the wager game to the PIP mixer, and send control instructions for controlling a display of one or more PIP windows to the PIP mixer via the PIP control interface. The PIP mixer receives the first video signal and a second video signal from an external source. The PIP mixer is configured to create a composite video image that includes display data of first video signal and the second video signal in PIP windows based on the control instructions. The composite video image is displayed on the display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: IGT
    Inventors: Kevin Higgins, William C. Little, Adrian R. Marcu
  • Patent number: 10445984
    Abstract: A system and method provide automated guild-dependent variation of in-game capabilities available to player in an computer-implemented game. An in-game capability is made available to the player in inter-guild competitive gameplay, for example comprising an object-specific ability associated with the game object, such as a collectible card. A value for a variable attribute of the in-game capability is dynamically adjusted based at least in part on one or more guild metrics for an associated guild of which the player is a member. The one or more guild metrics may include guild size and activity levels of guild members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Zynga Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Reid Tinsman, Michael J. Engle
  • Patent number: 10445943
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a system, method and computer program product for a virtual reality bungee trampolining. In one embodiment, a virtual reality bungee trampolining system includes an enclosure, a trampoline disposed within the enclosure and a bungee fixture disposed between the trampoline and a ceiling of the enclosure. The system further includes a virtual reality headset coupled to a mobile computing system that has a wireless network adapter, at least one processor, memory and a display. Finally, the system includes a virtual reality experiential module disposed in the memory of the mobile computing system and executing by the at least one processor. The module includes computer program instructions enabled during execution to perform rendering a virtual reality environment in the display while the virtual reality headset is affixed to an end user harnessed to the bungee fixture over the trampoline.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: ROYAL CARIBBEAN CRUISES LTD.
    Inventors: Amanda Kenney, David Smith
  • Patent number: 10434420
    Abstract: A video game includes an audio-video stream combined with game graphics and game sounds. The game graphics are overlaid on the video stream and updated in synchronization with the stream. Update of the game graphics and sounds depends on inputs received from a game player. The game player may provide input using a game controller coupled to the video game by an adapter. The video game may play on a Blu-ray player.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Activision Publishing, Inc.
    Inventors: Karthik Bala, John Reine
  • Patent number: 10430151
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a method for synchronization of audio data, such as music, with events that occur in interactive media, such as computer games. In particular, a user can define choreography data that an interactive computer application can use to synchronize to audio, such as music, one or more aspects of the application, such as the GUI, animations, rendering, sound effects, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Sonic Bloom, LLC
    Inventor: Eric D. Robinson
  • Patent number: 10421010
    Abstract: A method, apparatus, and system of selective advertising includes a gaming server to receive a request to play a game of chance from a gaming device, transmit gaming data to the gaming device, the gaming data associated with the requested game of chance, and receive player data, the player data associated with the player's eye movement, gestures, or change in state. The server may also be configured to analyze the player data, determine a context associated with the player data; and initiate an action based on the determined context.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Nguyen Gaming LLC
    Inventor: Binh T. Nguyen
  • Patent number: 10413816
    Abstract: Some embodiments of the present disclosure are directed to a spectator enhancement system which may comprise a garment including one or more actuators configured to produce an effect comprising at least one of vibration, percussion, temperature, and pressure, and a first communications circuit configured for wireless communication with a first external device. The system may also include at least one of a control circuit or processor configured to control the one or more actuators and the first communications circuit, and a power source configured to supply power to at least one or more of the one or more actuators, the first communications circuit, and the control circuit. The processor may be configured to control the one or more actuators to produce the effect upon processing tactile experience information received from the first external device; and the effect is configured to cause tactile stimulation on the body of an individual wearing the garment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: WEARABLE EXPERIMENTS LLC
    Inventors: Benjamin James Moir, Billie Josephine Whitehouse
  • Patent number: 10403018
    Abstract: Embodiments of systems and methods described herein are configured to render a group of virtual entities during runtime of a game application with varied appearances and animations. The virtual entities may be composed of multiple elements. The systems and methods may provide a toolbox which can configure the characteristics of the elements and/or the background characters, such as appearances, locations, and animations. During runtime of the game application, the systems and methods can automatically select and vary the characteristics based on the configurations provided by the toolbox. The systems and methods can further render elements of the background characters in batches based on similarities of the elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: ELECTRONIC ARTS INC.
    Inventor: David Eli Worsham
  • Patent number: 10403085
    Abstract: Examples disclosed herein relate to a gaming device including a memory, a processor, a display, and a call tower including a first plate, a second plate, a third plate, and a call tower display screen and/or a plurality of external lights located at an outer area of a front surface of the gaming device, forming a u-shape with a left side, a right side, and a bottom each comprising a light column. The gaming device includes a processor which presents a game via the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: AGS LLC
    Inventors: Rachel Marie Calhoun, Ian Robert Scott, Karl Frederick Zedell, Daniel Kendall Harden
  • Patent number: 10398977
    Abstract: A method includes: displaying, in a game user interface, a first game scene including at least one game character; displaying a skill selection object in the game user interface, the skill selection object including a plurality skill slots; determining a set of deployable skills corresponding to the first game scene, wherein a total number and types of skills included the set of deployable skills are dynamically determined based on a predefined set of characteristics of the first game scene; and distributing the set of deployable skills into one or more of the plurality of skill slots in the skill selection object, wherein a corresponding skill is deployed in the first game scene when selected by a user from the one or more of the plurality of skill slots in the skill selection object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Yong Tang, Yu Chen, Jianmiao Weng, Wei Gong
  • Patent number: 10384099
    Abstract: A motion analysis method includes a normal mode in which first motion information in a swing is measured by using an output from a sensor unit in a state in which a standing still action is detected, and a simple mode in which second motion information in a swing is measured by using an output from the sensor unit in a state in which the standing still action is not detected, and the number of analysis items is smaller than in the normal mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kazuhiro Shibuya
  • Patent number: 10343065
    Abstract: A computing device includes a processor is programmed to determine that communications from users relate to the same subject included in a stored list of subjects. Each of the communications includes an audio portion. The computing device is further programmed to determine a score for each of the communications based at least in part on one or more of tone data, speed data, duration data, and volume data extracted from the respective audio portion, and allow one of the users, based on a respective user score, to assign the subject to a group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: DISH Technologies L.L.C.
    Inventors: Nicholas Brandon Newell, Omar A. Khan
  • Patent number: 10335676
    Abstract: In a game system, one or more processors provide such a screen representation that an object moving in a virtual space turns left in accordance with a first operation input by a user onto an operation portion and such a screen representation that an object moving in the virtual space turns right in accordance with a second operation input by the user onto the operation portion. The one or more processors vibrate a first vibration portion more strongly than a second vibration portion when the screen representation that the object turns left is provided and vibrate the second vibration portion more strongly than the first vibration portion when the screen representation that the object turns right is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Nintendo Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shigetoshi Gohara
  • Patent number: 10341832
    Abstract: An information processing device of a cooperative system that further includes a portable device includes: a display that displays an image; a position detector that detects a position on a display surface of the display with which an object has made contact; and a hardware processor that detects the portable device in response to the position detector detecting a position with which an object has made contact, establishes a communication path with the portable device, switches an independent mode not cooperating with the portable device to a cooperation mode cooperating with the portable device when a communication path with the portable device is established and the portable device is detected by the hardware processor, and displays a related image that is related to the portable device on the display in response to the hardware processor no longer detecting the portable device in the cooperation mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Tomiyasu, Yoichi Kurumasa, Shoko Haba, Mie Kawabata, Ryosuke Nishimura, Zhenhuan Qu
  • Patent number: 10324534
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing apparatus including a delay amount decision unit configured to decide a delay amount of a haptic output from occurrence of an event on the basis of an event occurring position in a virtual space, and a haptic output control unit configured to delay the haptic output according to the delay amount decided by the delay amount decision unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akihiro Komori, Yusuke Nakagawa, Ikuo Yamano
  • Patent number: 10322352
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for adaptively modifying audio during online multiplayer games. In an audio system that outputs audio to and receives audio from a use, when participating in an online multiplayer game, one or more voice control settings, for adjusting voice of the user, may be determined based on the online multiplayer game, and at least user audio received from the user may be modified based on the voice control settings. The voice control settings may include parameters relating to one or more of audio pitch, audio intensity, and audio tone. The voice control settings may be determined based on a role of the user in the online multiplayer game, which may correspond to a particular character in the online multiplayer game. The voice control settings may be determined based on data obtained from a database associated with online gaming. The data may include a reference audio.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: VOYETRA TURTLE BEACH, INC.
    Inventor: Richard Kulavik
  • Patent number: 10318011
    Abstract: A method for producing a gesture-controlled augmented reality experience using a first mobile communications device includes receiving a motion sensor input on a motion sensor input modality of the first mobile communications device, calculating a trajectory of a camera of the first mobile communications device in response to the received motion sensor input, receiving a visual input captured by the camera of the first mobile communications device, translating a gesture of a user into a set of quantified values based on the received visual input and the calculated trajectory of the camera, and controlling an augmented reality object within a three-dimensional virtual environment in response to a substantial match between the set of quantified values and a set of predefined values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: LUMINI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Nils Forsblom, Maximilian Metti, Angelo Scandaliato
  • Patent number: 10307673
    Abstract: A network game system includes a server apparatus and a plurality of video game apparatuses connected to the server apparatus. A party includes player characters of a plurality of players. When the party battles with an opponent character, the server apparatus simultaneously transmits movie playback information to each video game apparatus for starting playback of a movie. Each of the players can skip the movie at a desired timing. A screen is displayed on each video game apparatus that has skipped the movie until the battle starts. When information is received from each video game apparatus that indicates playback of the movie has ended, the server apparatus simultaneously transmits battle start information to each video game apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA SQUARE ENIX
    Inventors: Yoichi Kuroda, Ryoko Kato
  • Patent number: 10310614
    Abstract: A system includes an electronic device that includes a display screen, a cover configured to cover the display screen, a sensor configured to sense an input gesture comprising deformation and/or movement of the cover relative to the electronic device, and a processor configured to determine an action for the electronic device to perform based on the input gesture, to determine a haptic effect to generate based on the input gesture and/or the action for the electronic device to perform, and to initiate the action. The system also includes a haptic output device configured to generate the haptic effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: IMMERSION CORPORATION
    Inventors: Vincent Levesque, Jamal Saboune, Juan Manuel Cruz Hernandez, Abdelwahab Hamam, Vahid Khoshkava, Liwen Wu