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Amusement devices: games February patent applications/inventions, industry category 02/10Below are recently published patent applications awaiting approval from the USPTO. Recent week's RSS XML file available below.
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20100048271 - Driving game steering wheel simulation method and apparatus: A vehicle simulation such as for example a driving game can be provided by displaying an image of a steering wheel on a touch sensitive screen. Touch inputs are used to control the rotational orientation of displayed steering wheel. The rotational orientation of the displayed steering wheel is used to... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, P.C.
20100048272 - Measuring and converting activities to benefits: Measuring and converting physical activities to benefits, including: measuring a physical activity of a user using a measuring device; converting the measurement made by the measuring device to service benefits using predetermined formulas, wherein the service benefits are consistent and balanced to time needed to attain a similar reward from... Agent: Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP
20100048273 - Welding simulator: Embodiments of the present invention pertain to a computer program product and processor based computing system that provides processing means for executing coded instructions and input means for interacting with said processing means to create a virtual welding environment. The system establishes an objective to change a functional or operational... Agent: Hahn Loeser / Lincoln
20100048274 - Game terminal, server device therefor, computer program therefor, and computer-readable recording medium therewith: The present invention provides a game system (1) having plural game terminals (10) and a server device (40). In each game terminal (10), processor (150) asks a quiz question, receives an answer, and generates quiz result data indicating a quiz question ID of the quiz question and whether the answer... Agent: Winston & Strawn LLP Patent Department
20100048275 - Gaming machine and playing method thereof, capable of running game based on audio input: Statement information is presented in accordance to the state of the game at a predetermined timing, voice message input from the outside through a microphone is accepted as vocal data, and a privilege is awarded when a predetermined keyword related to the statement information that has been presented is included... Agent: Ndq&m Watchstone LLP
20100048276 - Shove board game system and playing method thereof: A shove board game system and playing method thereof includes: a game host to process a shove board game program and provide a picture of a chessboard and an information window and reset status of all pieces on the chessboard, a display device communicating with the game host to display... Agent: Frenkel & Associates
20100048277 - Skill game for amusement for use in a casino: A matrix is populated with playing cards, dice symbols, or slot machine symbols at cell locations in the matrix. The player attempts to select symbol combinations in either horizontal rows, vertical columns or diagonal lines. The game may be played as a single player game, may include specific poker hand... Agent: John Edward Roethel
20100048278 - Lottery game card and method for conducting a lottery game: A lottery game incorporates player direction in determining the outcome of the game and allows a player to reveal one or more elements in a lottery game area according to rules associated with the lottery game. According to one embodiment of the invention, the player may expose initially any element... Agent: Walker Digital Management, LLC
20100048285 - Electronic gaming and/or gambling machine: The present invention relates to an electronic gaming and/or gambling machine, in particular to a slot machine which is coin operable or is operable by monetary equivalents, comprising a display apparatus for the display of at least one game and optionally additional information, with the display apparatus having at least... Agent: Levine Bagade Han LLP
20100048279 - Game system and method capable of changing symbols with shown super symbol: The present invention is a game system and method including a game machine, a game judge unit and a symbol judge and change unit, wherein the game machine has plural wheels arranged in an array for constituting a symbol set, and each wheel in the symbol set shows a symbol... Agent: Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, PLLC
20100048286 - Gaming system and control method thereof which determines transition to special game: A gaming system of the present invention includes: an input device which starts a base game awarding a payout according to a given winning; a data storage device storing special game condition data which defines, within a given value range, a plurality of sub ranges respectively allotted to special game... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100048282 - Gaming system, gaming device and method of providing selection game with interdependent award distribution: The disclosed gaming system, gaming device and method provide a selection game having a plurality of selectable positions and a plurality of awards interdependently distributed or associated with the selectable positions. For one, a plurality, or all the selectable positions, the award associated with such selectable position is interdependent in... Agent: K&l Gates LLP
20100048281 - Method for animating mechanical reels on a gaming machine: A method for providing animation on a gaming machine having mechanical reels is disclosed. The method comprises spinning at least one mechanical reel, and illuminating a first symbol on the spinning mechanical reel, wherein the lighting system directs light onto the first symbol for a designated amount of time while... Agent: Steptoe & Johnson, LLP
20100048289 - Multiple game gaming machine: A gaming machine comprises a display and a game controller arranged to control images of symbols displayed on the display. The game controller is arranged to play a game wherein at least one random event is caused to be displayed on the display and, if a predefined winning event occurs,... Agent: Mcandrews Held & Malloy, Ltd
20100048288 - Multiple wagering game displays from single input: A wagering game system and its operations are described herein. In embodiments, the operations can determine different objects and/or portions within a wagering game video image and split the wagering game video image into multiple video streams containing different parts of the wagering game video image. The operations can then... Agent: Wms Gaming (delizio Gilliam) C/o Delizio Gilliam, PLLC
20100048283 - Parameter adjustment in a wagering game: Apparatus, systems, architectures, and methods provide instrumentality to control adjustment of a parameter in a wagering game, where the adjustment is responsive to a playing feature selected for the wagering game and the wagering game is adapted to be initiated from another wagering game.... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/wms Gaming
20100048287 - Slot machine: A processer randomly designates the predetermined number of special symbol display areas from among symbol display areas when a free game starts. Subsequently, reels stop rotating to position a symbol in each of the symbol display areas. In case wild symbol(s) is/are repositioned in the specific symbol display area(s), the... Agent: Ndq&m Watchstone LLP
20100048280 - System for animating mechanical reels on a gaming machine: A system for providing animation on mechanical reels games is disclosed. A gaming machine includes a plurality of mechanical reels each having symbols provided on an outer surface of each of the reels. A lighting system is configured to illuminate a selected symbol on at least one spinning mechanical reels.... Agent: Steptoe & Johnson, LLP
20100048284 - Wagering game with color-coordinated progressive award indicators: A gaming machine for conducting wagering games comprises a plurality of reels, each reel having one or more reel symbols with a colored background and one or more reel symbols with a white background. The gaming machine may include a progressive game having multiple progressive jackpots that are awarded based... Agent: Nixon Peabody LLP
20100048290 - Image combining method, system and apparatus: A method of rewarding an end-user of a product. The method comprises supplying, in association with the product, an augmented reality marker for use with an augmented reality application. The augmented reality marker is provided as a free promotional supplement to the product.... Agent: Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
20100048294 - Interoperability of servers and supported electronic gaming machines of different manufacturers: An illustrative method controls a gaming device that supports wagering on games. A communication is received at a gaming device coupled to the gaming network from another gaming device coupled to the gaming network. A determination is made by the gaming device if proprietary information is present in the communication... Agent: Nixon Peabody LLP
20100048291 - Processing user information in wagering game systems: Techniques for processing user information in wagering game systems are described herein. In some embodiments, a system includes a first wagering game system to assign a first set of access credentials to a user, wherein the first wagering system is connected to a first set of wagering game machines. The... Agent: Wms Gaming (delizio Gilliam) C/o Delizio Gilliam, PLLC
20100048292 - Processing wagering game events: This description describes techniques for processing events in a wagering game machine. In some embodiments, a wagering game machine includes a game controller configured to instantiate a game state element based on game state element generation information and game state types, wherein the game state element is configured to present... Agent: Wms Gaming (delizio Gilliam) C/o Delizio Gilliam, PLLC
20100048293 - Wagering game with mystery bonus triggers: Methods, apparatus and systems for triggering a bonus game with a wagering game machine are described. A bonus triggering module is used for adjusting a payout frequency to trigger one or more bonus games. In some embodiments, the bonus triggering module uses a player selection to trigger a bonus game.... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/wms Gaming
20100048295 - Gaming system: A part of wagers bet in each slot machine is counted by a counter as a JP count value. Each slot machine can arbitrarily participate in a JP bonus game “MEGA”, “MAJOR” or “MINI”. Therefore, a player can play a slot game with selecting a JP bonus according to his/her... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100048297 - Electronic gaming machine security for software stored in nonvolatile media: An illustrative method provides security of software resident on electronic gaming machines (EGMs) that permit wagering on games. A determination is made if all software files stored on a partition of a nonvolatile storage device resident in an EGM are authenticated image type files prior to any attempt to execute... Agent: Nixon Peabody LLP
20100048296 - Resource validation: A system, method, and medium are provided for resource validation. A resource to be loaded within a machine is associated with a digital certificate. The digital certificate's validation is at least partially dependent on an access key included within a BIOS of the machine. When the digital certificate is successfully... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/wms Gaming
20100048298 - Substantially transparent electrical components within a wagering game machine: In some embodiments, an apparatus comprises a wagering game machine. The wagering game machine comprises a wagering game unit operable to receive a wager in association with a wagering game. The wagering game machine also comprises a display to display a randomly selected outcome of the wagering game. The wagering... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/wms Gaming
20100048299 - Sports net with socks and promotion method used therewith: A net or barrier has strategically located pocket(s) attached to the net over holes(s) in the net/barrier in order to catch a ball or projectile that passes through the hole(s). A computer-assisted method displays information, more particularly advertisement, onto a net or barrier. The computer-assisted display is viewable by a... Agent: Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP
20100048300 - Audience-condition based media selection: Methods and systems for audience-based media selection are provided. A media player may play a first media file, which may be viewed by one or more audience members. The audience around the media player may be monitored, and audience members having a line-of-sight to the media player are identified. Information... Agent: Carr & Ferrell LLP
20100048301 - Gaming peripheral including rotational element: A gaming peripheral for use during play of an electronic video game includes a board member and a rotational element extending from a bottom surface of the board member. The board member is rotatable about any of three mutually orthogonal axes, by a user standing on a top surface of... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik
20100048302 - Game of chance processing apparatus: In various embodiments, players may compete with one another in a gaming context.... Agent: Innovation Division
20100048303 - Game system, game apparatus therefor, communication apparatus therefor, computer program therefor, and data management method therefor: A game system (100) has plural game terminals (200) and a communication apparatus (300). The communication apparatus (300) receives an end notification indicating the end and a state of a play and stores a state data set (254) including a play data item indicating a result of the play and... Agent: Winston & Strawn LLP Patent Department
20100048304 - Network interface, gaming system and gaming device: An example gaming device and network interface device adapted to connect a gaming device to a network are provided. The network interface device includes a data handler and a firewall. The data handler has processing and memory resources, and is adapted to perform data handling functions for transferring data between... Agent: Hanley, Flight & Zimmerman, LLC
20100048307 - Geographic data collection using game play: A method is disclosed for collecting geographic data during game play. A game scenario includes an activity for the game player to perform. The game player may be given an incentive within the context of the game for performing the activity. The incentive may be of non-monetary, monetary or in-game... Agent: Navteq North America, LLC
20100048306 - Multi video game changer: A multi video game changer is presented. A video game changer can comprise a magazine for holding multiple video game media. The changer receives instructions, possibly including software instructions, from a game console on how to access video game data on the game media. In response, the changer streams the... Agent: Fish & Associates, PC Robert D. Fish
20100048305 - System and method for storing and analyzing data relating to card games: The present invention generally relates to a system and method for tracking data relating to various types of card games, including, for example, poker, and more particularly, includes a hand-held device for the storage of card game results and a remote system for the storage and further analysis of card... Agent: Amster, Rothstein & Ebenstein LLP
20100048308 - Manipulation input device structure: A manipulation input device structure includes a foundation base and an operating base. The foundation base has a rotation slot, such that the operating base is pivoted therein, and the operating base may relatively pivots to the foundation base and is fixed at a using position or a packaging position.... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC02/18/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category
20100041453 - Method for playing casino-style games of chance with pari-mutuel race outcomes: A method of playing a game of chance by mapping pari-mutuel racing event results to a die or a playing card value to represent a roll of a pair of dice or to represent a dealt hand for a player in games of chance is presented. Wagers are made based... Agent: Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
20100041454 - Portable dance game system: A dance game system includes a host and a motion sensor. The host includes a prompting unit using indicators to prompt dance step directions. The motion sensor includes an acceleration sensor sensing user's dance step directions and communicating with the host wirelessly. The dance game system can operate without using... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee
20100041455 - Game terminal, computer program therefor, and computer-readable recording medium therewith: The present invention provides a game terminal (10). Game terminal (10) has a processor (150) and a terminal storage device (160). Stored in terminal storage device (160) for each quiz question is keyword group data representing a keyword group including plural keywords. Processor (150) uses a computer program P1 stored... Agent: Winston & Strawn LLP Patent Department
20100041456 - Electronic game: A game for providing gameplay on a display device is provided. The game apparatus includes a game controller that communicates with the display device. The game controller includes a receiving area having one or more game piece slots that receive one or more game pieces, where each game piece slot... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP
20100041457 - Overlaying interactive video game play with real-time chat sessions with game switching: Embodiments are directed towards providing an interactive game experience whereby a game player may combine game play with a user interface overlaid onto the game that is useable to interact and communicate with other players inside and/or outside of the current game. Through the use of the user interface, a... Agent: Darby & Darby P.C.
20100041458 - Novel games, and methods for improved game play in games of chance and games of skill: A variety of games and methods for enhancing game play are provided. In one aspect, a secondary or ancillary game is played in parallel with a first game, such as a lottery ball draw. Yet another game involves the selection of items which a player or participant believes had been... Agent: O''melveny & Myers LLP Ip&t Calendar Department La-13-a7
20100041459 - Multi-player bingo game with optional progressive jackpot wager: The invention is directed to methods and gaming units for conducting a wagering game and an associated progressive jackpot. Players may win the wagering game, interim pattern awards and/or progressive jackpot awards by matching predetermined patterns with patterns formed on their unique game array with indicia matching selected indicia. The... Agent: Weaver Austin Villeneuve & Sampson LLP - Igt Attn: Igt
20100041463 - Amusement devices and chance devices based on financial market indicators: A method for wagering comprises receiving a bet regarding a spin of the reels of a slot machine. An outcome may be determined based on one or more financial market indicators. Other embodiments are disclosed.... Agent: Innovation Division
20100041461 - Gambling games with volatility indication and selection: A method for indicating the volatility of a gambling game is disclosed. Specifically, a symbol or symbols are chosen to consistently represent a particular level or subrange of volatilities, and the symbol or symbols are used to specify the volatility or range of volatilities of any given gambling game and... Agent: Incredible Technologies, Inc.
20100041462 - Gaming device having free potential winning combinations: Methods to provide an enhanced likelihood of winning an award and to provide enhanced awards based upon the appearance of symbols on free paylines or free hands of cards. In one embodiment base paylines and the free payline are defined using the same symbol matrix and same reel strips. The... Agent: K&l Gates LLP
20100041460 - Slot machine systems, methods, and apparatus: Systems, methods and/or apparatus for slot machine eye-strain reduction are disclosed. Systems, methods and/or apparatus for slot machine back lighting are further provided. Systems, methods and/or apparatus for a slot machine back lighting effect are also disclosed. Systems, methods and/or apparatus for reel line lights are disclosed. Systems, methods and/or... Agent: Mcandrews Held & Malloy, Ltd
20100041464 - Community gaming system outcome indicators: A gaming system for playing a wagering game is provided which includes a plurality of gaming machines (10a-1Of) configured to play a wagering game and to participate in a community-event. A movable member (99) is disposed substantially adjacent to the plurality of gaming machines and is configured to move relative... Agent: Nixon Peabody LLP
20100041465 - Shake responsive handheld device: A shake responsive handheld device is provided. The shake responsive handheld device comprises a vibration switch. The vibration switch changes its state between an electrically open state and an electrically closed state during a shaking of the housing. The handheld device also includes a storage unit and a processor. The... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss
20100041466 - Shake responsive handheld device: A shake responsive handheld device is provided. The handheld device comprises a storage unit, a sound output, a motion sensing unit, a motions state determining unit, and a processing unit. The storage unit stores at least one media file configured for reproducing sound of tumbling dice in a dice shaker.... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss
20100041470 - Casino gaming exchange market: In a cashless gaming environment, a gaming patron has accounts and may accumulate winnings as well as different types of awards. Methods for efficiently exchanging the awards are disclosed. A secondary market is established for trading different goods and services. Liquidity of credits and awards is established.... Agent: Weaver Austin Villeneuve & Sampson LLP - Igt Attn: Igt
20100041469 - Electronic banking management for betting games: Electronic banking management for betting games is described. In one implementation, a multiparticipant electronic gaming table has a banking engine that dynamically determines current participants and authenticates qualified participants as banker candidates. The banking engine tracks game flow in order to determine when to offer the banking role to other... Agent: Mark Farrell Patent Law, Inc., PC
20100041468 - Gaming system and method providing an award for designated losing conditions: The gaming system and method disclosed herein provides an award to one or more players for a non-occurrence of a designated event. The gaming system monitors a plurality of games played at a plurality of gaming devices. If the designated event occurs, the gaming system resets an event counter associated... Agent: K&l Gates LLP
20100041471 - Multiple key failover validation in a wagering game machine: A computerized wagering game system includes a gaming module comprising gaming code which is operable when executed on to conduct a wagering game on which monetary value can be wagered, and a security module operable to check the authenticity of a wagering game component using at least one of two... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/wms Gaming
20100041467 - Wagering game device having ubiquitous character set: A wagering game machine uses a single character set for displaying text in multiple languages. The character set may also be used for printing materials, such as ticket printing. In one embodiment, the character set comprises Unicode standard characters, where each character in the font is represented by a unique... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/wms Gaming
20100041473 - Gaming system and method of gaming: A method of awarding a jackpot prize to a gaming device which contributes a percentage of turn-over to a jackpot prize pool comprises setting an accumulated turn-over trigger value for the gaming device, the accumulated turn-over trigger value set based on a jackpot prize pool trigger value which is, at... Agent: Mcandrews Held & Malloy, Ltd
20100041472 - Wagering game award system: A wagering game award system is described herein. In some embodiments, the wagering game award system detects a player identifier associated with a wagering game award system, where the wagering game award system supports a plurality of award types. The system can also determine a number of awards of a... Agent: Wms Gaming (delizio Gilliam) C/o Delizio Gilliam, PLLC
20100041474 - Game apparatus and storage medium storing game program: A game apparatus includes two LCDs, and a touch panel is provided in relation to the one LCD. When an action game is started, a game screen is displayed on the other LCD, and a still image (capture screen) obtained by copying the game screen according to a capture operation... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, P.C.
20100041476 - Interactive entertainment and competition system with caused-based reward system: Disclosed is a method for creating a motion picture using a real-time game system that includes receiving a plurality of inputs from participants in the real-time game system; storing the plurality of inputs in a time-based manner; and generating a plurality of video frames based on the time-based storage of... Agent: Arent Fox LLP
20100041475 - Real-time, contextual display of ranked, user-generated game play advice: Management of user-generated and context appropriate game play advice is disclosed. The present invention allows for management of context appropriate game play advice that is complete and up-to-date regardless of when a particular interactive gaming title is released. Game play advice is pervasive and easily accessible to game players in... Agent: Carr & Ferrell LLP
20100041477 - Systems and methods for indicating input actions in a rhythm-action game: Systems and methods for displaying cues indicating input actions in a rhythm-action game may include: displaying, to a player of a rhythm-action game, a lane divided into at least two sub-lanes, each sub-lane containing cues indicating a drum input element; and displaying, to the player, an additional cue spanning a... Agent: Proskauer Rose LLP
20100041478 - Game program: A CPU core determines whether a stick is in contact with a touch panel based on an output signal from the touch panel; if not in contact, a gazing point of a virtual camera is moved to a collective center of masses for objects; on the other hand, if the... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, P.C.
20100041479 - Voice command game controlling apparatus and method of the same: The present invention discloses a voice command game controlling apparatus and method which can activate the game commands user predetermine by voice command. The device in present invention also allows user to create and configure their user-customized hot keys for video game playing. The voice command game controlling apparatus in... Agent: Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, PLLC
20100041480 - Universal game console controller: A universal game console controller that has an LCD presenting, depending on what type of game console a user has input, a controller key layout for a first type of game console or a controller key layout for a second type of game console.... Agent: Rogitz & Associates
20100041482 - Recommendation generator and method for determining affinities to participate in a venture exchange: Embodiments of the invention relate generally to computer-implemented venture exchange technology, and more particularly, to systems, computer-readable media, and methods for predicting an affinity to engage in a particular venture, such as a bet, and recommending participation in a networked exchange, which can be a computer-implemented betting exchange.... Agent: Patterson & Sheridan, L.L.P.
20100041481 - System and method for integrating ancillary content into applications: Systems and methods are provided to integrate, within a first application, a second application. In this way, multiple client systems, each running a first application, can access other players and mutually consume a second application. A lobby facility is provided to which client systems may access. First and second client... Agent: Mayer & Williams PC
20100041483 - Game device, game processing method, information recording medium, and program: In a game device (200), a storage unit (201) stores a position of a player character, a position of an enemy character, and candidate positions for new enemy character appearance. A measuring unit (202) measures an elapsed time from the start of the game. The calculating unit (203) calculates a... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP02/11/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category
20100035672 - Interactive sports-themed game: A method and system for playing a virtual game is disclosed. The virtual game is associated with a real game, such as a baseball or golf game. Users play the virtual game which is based on events in a real game that is followed by the users simultaneously as they... Agent: Eugene E. Renz, Jr. P.C.
20100035673 - Options trading game: A gaming server for a gaming system is disclosed. The gaming server is operable to implement a multi-player options trading game. The gaming server comprises a data retrieval module arranged to retrieve historical trading data for at least one asset, the trading data relating to a plurality of consecutive trading... Agent: Merchant & Gould PC
20100035674 - System and method of an interactive multiple participant game: A plurality of linked gaming machines are disclosed that enhance the community participation and enjoyment of a game on multiple gaming machines. Players participate in an interactive game, either simultaneously, alternatively or in a systematic sequence, as a group or community. The participating players compete in the game such that... Agent: Mcdonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP
20100035675 - Wireless monitoring of a card game and/or wagers in gaming: A method for automating a card game includes wirelessly interrogating each of a plurality of playing cards using radio frequency transmissions. For at least some of the playing cards, determining a rank of the playing card is based on the wireless interrogation using a mapping stored on a computer-readable medium... Agent: Bally Gaming Inc.
20100035677 - Gaming machine executing a progressive game and playing method thereof: In each of a plurality of stations 4, a normal game of a plurality of types is played upon acceptance of first bet, and a progressive game is played among a plurality of stations 4, that have accepted second bet separately from the first bet, to contest a special dividend... Agent: Ndq&m Watchstone LLP
20100035676 - Gaming system and method for providing improved element setting options: A gaming system having a game with game elements is provided. The game includes a number of game elements provided to the player and the dealer, where the game elements are subsequently divided into two or more groups or hands. The gaming system sets the dealer game elements to form... Agent: K&l Gates LLP
20100035678 - Video game: Video game apparatus in which a game object acts within a game environment of a video game under the control of a user controller, the video game ending in respect of that game object when a game continuation variable reaches a game end amount; comprises: means for adjusting the game... Agent: Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
20100035680 - Gambling apparatus and method: The invention is a gambling apparatus, having a betting storage unit (22), a unit for storing a local gaming amount, and a gambling unit carrying out local gambling on the basis of a random factor. The apparatus comprises a computer unit (47) for keeping in touch with a specified set... Agent: Beem Patent Law Firm
20100035679 - Systems and methods for wager management: Systems and methods for processing wagers using third-party content are disclosed. An example system may include a wager management engine configured to create an account for a third-party host of entertainment content, the account including third-party host-specified wager parameters associated with the hosted content. The example system may also include... Agent: Sullivan & Worcester LLP
20100035681 - Ubiquitous unified player identity tracking system: Systems and method for providing a single sign in a gaming console that associates online activity that is out-of-game/cross game, and/or online activity that is in-game, and/or activity that is offline and in-game with that account. While online, a service tracks activity of gamers and provides usage statistics in a... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20100035683 - Gaming system and method: A gaming system including a player interface, a game controller, and a sound controller. The player interface includes an input mechanism for entering game play instructions, a display for displaying game outcome information and an audio output. The game controller generates game outcomes for a player based on a random... Agent: Mcandrews Held & Malloy, Ltd
20100035682 - User interface systems and methods for interactive video systems: A graphical user interface is disclosed for displaying a set of data tiles on a three dimensional array composed of rows and columns. In certain examples, navigation commands move the data tiles in a front row position to one of (i) an end row position or (ii) off the display... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20100035684 - System and method for controlling movement of a plurality of game objects along a playfield: An amusement game and method that utilize an image sensing device to track and determine the position of a plurality of game objects on a playfield. The amusement game includes an image sensing device, such as a CCD or CMOS camera, that is positioned to view the playfield of the... Agent: Andrus, Sceales, Starke & Sawall, LLP
20100035685 - Method for providing audio game, apparatus and computer-readable recording medium with program therefor: A method for providing an audio game, apparatus and computer-readable recording medium with program therefor are provided. The game apparatus is disclosed having a touch screen for generating player selected music and its music related tracks on which a number of index marks are arranged in a predetermined pattern in... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20100035686 - Method of controlling computer device, storage medium, and computer device: A game device recognizes a player's voice to obtain an input voice text. The game device compares the input voice text with a statement identification keyword. The game device transmits a statement ID corresponding to the keyword with which the input voice text coincides to another game device. Each game... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20100035687 - Display device: A display device is provided. The display device comprises a storage unit, a motion sensing unit, a motion state determining unit, a parameter determining unit. The storage unit stores a program executed to provide at least one game object having at least one parameter. The motion sensing unit is capable... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss
20100035688 - Electronic game that detects and incorporates a user's foot movement: An electronic video system incorporates the foot movements of a user into a video program. The system includes a receiver and a computer processor. The receiver is configured to wirelessly receive signals transmitted from footwear worn by a user. The signals correspond to a series of foot movements of the... Agent: Proskauer Rose LLP
20100035689 - System and method for a gaming community: A method and system for providing highlights to game players, including ranking of the highlights, also optionally coaching and other types of interactions between players and also between each player and an external entity.... Agent: Dr. D. Graeser Ltd.
20100035692 - Avatar closet/ game awarded avatar: Systems, methods and computer readable media are disclosed for updating the appearance of an avatar that exists across an online multi-player gaming system, including an executing video game. In addition to the general system, systems, methods and computer readable media for updating the avatar, techniques are disclosed for prompting networked... Agent: Woodcock Washburn LLP (microsoft Corporation)
20100035693 - Gaming system: A gaming machine (12) is disclosed which comprises at least one meter (76) arranged to generate game meter data. The gaming machine (12) is arranged to forward meter data generated by the at least one meter (76) to a remote data storage device (26) arranged to store meter data associated... Agent: Mcandrews Held & Malloy, Ltd
20100035690 - Information flow control for gaming machines requiring server support: A computing apparatus operating as a gaming machine permits wagering on games. A browser generates a request for information contained on a remote server. An intermediate client-side processing, ICSP, engine coupled with the browser receives the request and generates a corresponding request that is transmitted to the remote server. The... Agent: Nixon Peabody LLP
20100035694 - Method and apparatus for preventing collusions in online games: A method and apparatus for preventing collusion or collusion attempt situation within an online computerized gaming environment, wherein an at least one player participates from a remote computing platform in one of more games. The method and apparatus comprise defining the collusion or collusion attempt situations, defining preventive actions to... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20100035691 - Method and system providing spectator information for a multimedia application: A method and system for allowing spectators to experience multimedia information over a network generated by an online video game running on a participant's device comprises a participant system and a universal spectator client system. A participant may utilize a device to experience game play. Each spectator may also have... Agent: Woodcock Washburn LLP (microsoft Corporation)
20100035695 - Reducing bandwidth requirements for peer-to-peer gaming based on importance of remote objects to a local player: Techniques enable the reduction of bandwidth requirements for peer-to-peer gaming architectures. In some embodiments, these techniques allow differentiation among players to decide which players should receive continuous updates and which should receive periodic updates. For those gaming systems receiving periodic updates, guided artificial intelligence is employed to simulate activity of... Agent: Lee & Hayes, PLLC02/04/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category
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