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Amusement devices: games April category listing, related patent applications 04/10

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04/29/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. category listing, related patent applications

20100105453 - Game system with variable action controls: The invention concerns an electronic game system (10) comprising an electronic platform (120) capable of being stably positioned during a game by a user in at least two desired inclinations, said platform including a central processing unit (210) connected to storage means and a display device (100), the system (10)... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP

20100105454 - Methods and systems for interfacing with a third-party application: A system for interfacing with a third-party application is described. The system includes a third-party device, a server-based system configured to communicate with the third-party device, and a gaming device configured to communicate with the server-based system to display content of the product or service. The gaming device is configured... Agent: Weaver Austin Villeneuve & Sampson LLP - Igt Attn: Igt

20100105455 - Game device, game device control method, and information storage medium: A game device giving the user an improved fun of the game by varying the game parameter value and thereby varying the game processing content. Game processing executing means (a main game processing executing section (72)) executes a game processing according to a game parameter value and an actual parameter... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100105456 - Game terminal, game system therefor, computer program therefor, and computer readable recording medium therewith: The present invention provides a game terminal (10). In a quiz, processor (150) of game terminal (10) performs a process of asking a quiz question, receiving an answer to the quiz question, and notifying a result of the quiz after the quiz is completed (SD6, SD10, SD12, SD14, SF3, SF9,... Agent: Winston & Strawn LLP Patent Department

20100105458 - Deck restoration in game series: Embodiments related to conducting a wagering game according to the rules of a base game includes defining a finite set of game indicia. In some embodiments the player plays multiple sequential game hand by placing a wager, receiving game indicia from the finite set cumulatively excluding any game indicia previously... Agent: Innovation Division

20100105460 - Game systems and methods for remote card games using physical playing cards: Game systems and methods facilitate remote card games. A game system can include a game table, a card reader, a processing system, and a plurality of state indicators. The game table can receive a plurality of playing cards during a card game. The game table can have a plurality of... Agent: Troutman Sanders LLP 5200 Bank Of America Plaza

20100105459 - Reshuffle timing: A method and/or device is set forth for playing a game. In some embodiments, an inventory of data representing playing cards is arranged in a random but established, serial order. In some embodiments, for each hand of play the player makes a wager and cards are displayed, according to the... Agent: Innovation Division

20100105457 - Saving state between sessions: A method and/or device is set forth for playing a game. In some embodiments, an inventory of data representing playing cards is arranged in a random but established, serial order. In some embodiments, for each hand of play the player makes a wager and cards are displayed, according to the... Agent: Innovation Division

20100105461 - Multi session gaming: Example methods and devices are set forth for playing a game. In some embodiments, an inventory of game indicia is arranged in a random but established, serial order. In some embodiments, for each hand of play the player makes a wager and game indicia are displayed in order from the... Agent: Innovation Division

20100105462 - Systems and methods for rewarding group participation in lottery games: In accordance with some exemplary and non-limiting embodiments, a system, a method, an apparatus and a computer readable medium are provided for determining sets of winning numbers for a first lottery drawing and a second lottery drawing, determining a performance score of a group of participants based on entries of... Agent: Walker Digital Management, LLC

20100105463 - System and apparatus for presenting gaming results using multiple prize distributions: A system, apparatus, and method are disclosed for presenting a game using multiple award distributions. An example embodiment includes operating a player station in a first play mode in which the result for a respective game play initiated through the player station is assigned according to a first award distribution.... Agent: Multimedia Games, Inc.

20100105465 - Determination of restoration event: Example methods and devices are set forth for playing a game. In some embodiments, an inventory of game indicia is arranged in a random but established, serial order. In some embodiments, for each hand of play the player makes a wager and game indicia are displayed in order from the... Agent: Innovation Division

20100105466 - Slot machine executing free game and control method thereof: According to a slot machine of the present invention, a free game is executed when a predetermined condition is satisfied. In the free game, an amount of payout is determined based upon an amount of game media, which is obtained by dividing a total amount of the game media betted... Agent: Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP

20100105464 - Wager market creation and management: Methods and systems are provided herewith for managing a wagering system. In one exemplary embodiment, a stream of state information of a live sporting event is received in real time. A computer processor determines an initial state and a plurality of possible future states of a first performance parameter of... Agent: Innovation Division

20100105467 - Card game payout methods: A method for providing a payout based on a scattered combination of game cards is described. A plurality of hands of cards is displayed, including at least a first hand of cards and a second hand of cards. Each hand of cards includes one or more card positions. In each... Agent: Holland & Hart LLP

20100105469 - Gaming device having an input-output value bonus scheme: A gaming device with a bonus scheme which includes at least one input value; a plurality of selections and at least one modifier associated with a selection. The gaming device enables a player to apply input values to desired selections and depending upon which modifiers are associated with the selections,... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20100105468 - Gaming machine and playing method therof, capable of awarding special payout based on predetermined condition: A gaming machine of the present invention is arranged so that, in a base game in which unit games can be repeatedly run, bet values on the respective unit games are accumulatively stored in the bet value memory, how many unit games are run is counted, an average of the... Agent: Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP

20100105470 - Gaming system having expected value indicators: A gaming system comprises a wager input device for receiving at least one wager and at least one display for displaying a randomly selected outcome of a wagering game. The at least one display further displays an expected value indicator. The gaming system further comprises a controller operative to (i)... Agent: Nixon Peabody LLP

20100105472 - Electronic gaming method and system having variable game display timer: An electronic gaming method, system and program product for controlling the time a player has in which to play an electronic game based on the potential winnings available for the electronic game. A game field is constructed having a plurality of elements on a game display wherein each element is... Agent: Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC

20100105471 - Environmentally themed video game: An environmentally themed interactive computer based game including a web based portal is disclosed. An introduction module accessible through the web based portal is provided and includes a description of the game. Users are authenticated through an authentication module comprising a user id and/or password verification for identifying and/or authenticating... Agent: Husch Blackwell Sanders LLP

20100105473 - Video role play: The present invention relates to an entertainment system, in particular to a role-play video game for one, or two or more players where game software accesses a machine readable media to obtain a set of preselected media clips. These media clips may be scenes from a movie, a television show... Agent: Gearhart Law, LLC

20100105474 - Symbol display device for game machine: A symbol display device for a game machine includes a reel unit having a plurality of reels, each having a peripheral surface with a plurality of peripheral symbols. A reel supporting member that supports the reels rotatably and independently includes a lateral wall having a plurality of lateral symbols arranged... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100105475 - Determining location and movement of ball-attached controller: Methods, systems and computer programs for determining the location in a field of play of a game controller are provided. A ball section is attached to the game controller to locate the controller using visual information. The method obtains an image of the field of play where the game controller... Agent: Martine Penilla & Gencarella, LLP

20100105476 - Computer system and controlling method thereof: A computer system and a controlling method are provided. The computer system includes a container and a display unit. The container has an opening through which a real article enters the container. The display unit displays a frame. The controlling method of the computer system includes the following steps. A... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP

20100105477 - Game input device and game system using the same: A game input device and a game system using the same are described. The game system includes a physical object, a position detector, and a game console. The physical object has an identification tag, and identification information of the physical object is recorded in the identification tag. The position detector... Agent: Rabin & Berdo, PC

20100105478 - Mind-control toys and methods of interaction therewith: A mind-control toy is provided, comprising one or more biosensors configured to detect brainwave activity and generate signals based on the detected brainwave activity. A controller may be responsive to the signals to direct a member to effect movement of one or more objects. In some embodiments, the member includes... Agent: Kolisch Hartwell, P.C.

20100105479 - Determining orientation in an external reference frame: Orientation in an external reference is determined. An external-frame acceleration for a device is determined, the external-frame acceleration being in an external reference frame relative to the device. An internal-frame acceleration for the device is determined, the internal-frame acceleration being in an internal reference frame relative to the device. An... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20100105480 - Spherical ended controller with configurable modes: Input devices for interfacing with a game console to interact with a computer program are disclosed. In one example, the input device includes a controller with a handle and a spherical object that is connected to a first end of the handle. The controller further includes a circuit that identifies... Agent: Martine Penilla & Gencarella, LLP

20100105483 - Live event interactive game and method of delivery: The disclosure describes a computer-implemented method of providing an event related game. The method includes receiving event data associated with a media broadcast at a computer, generating a printable game set, and providing the printable game set in an electronic format configured for printing by a user. The printable game... Agent: Larson Newman & Abel, LLP

20100105482 - Wagering game environment including an ad server: A wagering game machine network including wagering game machines and other devices includes an ad server operable to receive and store ads having ad components. The ads may be sent to any device on the wagering game machine network. Ad components for ads and the ads themselves may be selected... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/wms Gaming

20100105481 - System and method for controlling access to a massively multiplayer on-line role-playing game: A method for controlling access to a massively multi-player, online role-playing game begins by presenting a web page to a first user. The web page receives a parameter for controlling access of a second user to a massively multi-player, online role-playing game. The received parameter is transmitted to a database... Agent: Occhiuti Rohlicek & Tsao, LLP

20100105484 - Apparatus and method of on-line reporting: An entertainment device comprises a display generator arranged to generate for display a representation of an on-line virtual environment comprising one or more avatars corresponding to users of one or more remote entertainment devices each interacting with that online virtual environment, a network communicator operable to receive data representative of... Agent: Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

20100105485 - Composite tabletop for electronic game tables: Composite tabletops for electronic game tables are described. In one implementation, the composite tabletop has a channeled core layer sandwiched between a bottom layer and top layer. The channeled core layer is constructed of foam, so that the foam forms enclosure spaces for player stations, displays, user-interface hardware, central control/server... Agent: Digideal Corporation

20100105486 - Rfid-incorporated game token and manufacturing method thereof: A RFID tag incorporated game token that does not allow the RFID tag to be easily removed and hardly has failures in the RFID tag during manufacturing or in use is implemented. A game token (10) includes a body (11) produced by injection molding using thermosetting resin and an RFID... Agent: Lowe Hauptman Ham & Berner, LLP

  
04/22/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. category listing, related patent applications

20100099469 - Game device, control method of game device and information storage medium: To provide a game device which is capable of realizing such a user interface as to allow a user to instruct a mobile character to stay within a predetermined region in the case where a movement target position for the mobile character is set outside the predetermined region while preventing... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100099470 - Game device, control method of game device, and information storage medium: Provided is a game device capable of allowing a user to recognize a movement target position candidate for a mobile character at a glance. The game device (10) displays a game screen showing the mobile character moving toward a position designated by the user. A designation position acquisition unit (72)... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100099471 - Network-based contests having multiple participating sponsors: Provided are, among other things, systems, methods and techniques for conducting a contest. One embodiment provides a contest that is played by multiple players across a communications network, in which the players compete to earn points awarded by a central contest administrator and the individual players are ranked based on... Agent: Joseph Swan, A Professional Corporation

20100099472 - Electronic game with actions based on real statistics: Sports based computer game, e.g., football game, is played using data from actual games. Updates are received about new information from more recent games. Each game is divided into plays, and each play is characterized so that the play can be replayed on the game. Characteristics of the plays can... Agent: Scott C Harris Law Office Of Scott C Harris, Inc

20100099473 - Game device, game control method, and game control program: A game device is provided with an input reception unit that receives an operating input from a player, a control unit that controls a game in accordance with the timing of the operating input, and a screen generation unit that displays a screen of the game, wherein the screen generation... Agent: Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

20100099474 - System for establishing team and customizing using sports' match result on web-site: The present invention relates to a system for establishing team and customizing using sports match result on web-site, and more particularly, to a system for smoothly proceeding and managing the sports games by classifying the popularity and the subjective and objective level for the variety of the each sports game... Agent: JeffersonIPLaw, LLP

20100099476 - Non-visible maze gamming system and method: A gaming system, device and method for playing a changeable non-visible maze that can be navigated using visible or non-visible cues.... Agent: Sheldon Mak Rose & Anderson PC

20100099475 - Premium getting game machine and humanoid bipedal walking robot: The present invention provides a premium getting game machine capable of making a bipedal walking robot (concretely, humanoid bipedal walking robot) whose control is complicated walk for getting a premium. The premium getting game machine 1 makes a humanoid bipedal walking robot 2 walk by an operation of a user... Agent: Turocy & Watson, LLP

20100099477 - Card selection: Example methods and devices are set forth for playing a game. In some embodiments, an inventory of game indicia is arranged in a random but established, serial order. In some embodiments, for each hand of play the player makes a wager and game indicia are displayed in order from the... Agent: Innovation Division

20100099480 - Gaming system having multiple hand card game with post deal wager assignment options: A gaming system and method providing a multiple hand Blackjack game is provided. The gaming system and method enables the player to place three separate wagers. The gaming system and method causes two player hands to be dealt to the player and also causes the cards in the first player... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20100099478 - Multi-stage card select: Embodiments related to conducting a wagering game according to the rules of a base game includes defining a finite set of game indicia. In some embodiments the player plays multiple sequential game hand by placing a wager, receiving game indicia from the finite set cumulatively excluding any game indicia previously... Agent: Innovation Division

20100099479 - State save in game: Embodiments related to conducting a wagering game according to the rules of a base game includes defining a finite set of game indicia. In some embodiments the player plays multiple sequential game hand by placing a wager, receiving game indicia from the finite set cumulatively excluding any game indicia previously... Agent: Innovation Division

20100099481 - Two stage card select: A method and/or device is set forth for playing a game. In some embodiments, an inventory of data representing playing cards is arranged in a random but established, serial order. In some embodiments, for each hand of play the player makes a wager and cards are displayed, according to the... Agent: Innovation Division

20100099483 - Gaming machine having position sensor for mechanical reel modularity: A gaming system for conducting a wagering game includes a display, a reel mounted for rotation relative to the display, the reel having a plurality of display symbols thereon, a plurality of light cups stationary relative to the display for illuminating symbols on the reel in the direction of the... Agent: Nixon Peabody LLP

20100099482 - Gaming system having dynamically translucent symbol backgrounds: A gaming system comprises a wager input device and a display for displaying a wallpaper, a plurality of symbols, and a plurality of symbol backgrounds. The symbols overly the symbol backgrounds, and the symbol backgrounds overly the wallpaper. The plurality of symbols represent a randomly selected outcome of a wagering... Agent: Nixon Peabody LLP

20100099489 - Betting exchange system: A betting exchange system receiving bet requests from a plurality of users over a communications network, each of the requests comprising a bet backing an outcome or laying an outcome. The betting exchange system matches respective bets which back and lay a given outcome, and automatically arbitrages unmatched bet requests... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20100099485 - Method for player purchasing using funds associated with player accounts: A system and method of providing purchase of gaming and non-gaming services or items while continuing to use a gaming machine. The purchase activity is unrelated to the gambling activities provided by the gaming machine.... Agent: Steptoe & Johnson, LLP

20100099486 - Retail ratings module method: A retail rating system for use in connection with gambling activities is disclosed. Points or credits are accumulated for commercial activity and made available for gambling activity. A management system and/or player tracking cards are employed to track accumulation of points and commercial activity.... Agent: Steptoe & Johnson, LLP

20100099484 - System for player purchasing using funds associated with player accounts: A system and method of providing purchase of gaming and non-gaming services or items while continuing to use a gaming machine. The purchase activity is unrelated to the gambling activities provided by the gaming machine.... Agent: Steptoe & Johnson, LLP

20100099488 - Systems and methods for providing a player's ticket: Ticketing systems and methods are provided specifically relating to a player's ticket. A player's ticket references at least one player and allows the player's ticket holder to attend all sporting events played in by the at least one player referenced on the player's ticket. Information about a tournament, including the... Agent: Ropes & Gray LLP

20100099487 - Wagering game machine fan control and monitoring: 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 includes a cooling module comprising two or more fans and a fan controller operable to control the speed of... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/wms Gaming

20100099490 - Linked progressive jackpot system: A gaming machine 10 has a display 14 and a game controller arranged to control images of symbols displayed on the display 14. The game controller is arranged to play a game 16 in which at least one random event is caused to be displayed on the display 14. If... Agent: Mcandrews Held & Malloy, Ltd

20100099491 - Post certification metering for diverse game machines: Bonuses such as progressive bonuses are based on the activity of many players playing at many machines. The machines may be made by different manufacturers and run different games. Prior diverse arrays of such machines relied on a hardware slot machine interface board (SMIB) that acted as a master and... Agent: Weaver Austin Villeneuve & Sampson LLP - Igt Attn: Igt

20100099492 - Game device, game control method, game control program, and computer-readable recording medium on which the program is recorded: A game device (2) executes a video game in which a hammer image (52) displayed on a display device (4) is moved based on an operational signal. The hammer image (52) corresponds to a controller (3), and the operational signal indicates acceleration detected by an acceleration sensor (21) embedded in... Agent: GlobalIPCounselors, LLP

20100099493 - System and method for interactive toys based on recognition and tracking of pre-programmed accessories: A system and method for interactive play that includes an object having a visible characteristic such as a color pattern that is recognizable in an image. The color pattern may be associated with an instruction. An imager in a toy captures an image of the object that is processed by... Agent: Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer, LLP

20100099494 - Game apparatus and computer-readable storage medium having game program stored therein: Operation data acquisition means acquires operation data at least including motion data, which is data representing a motion of a predetermined input device, from the input device. Amount-of-change calculation means calculates an amount of change of the input device in a predetermined period of time, based on the motion data.... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, P.C.

20100099496 - Game for generating equivalent phrases: The invention provides a method of at least in part operating a computer system. A game includes receiving a plurality of rephrases, associating each rephrase with a respective player identification, comparing each rephrase with a threshold, associating a winner with one of the player identifications, the winner being at least... Agent: Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP

20100099498 - Game system and storage medium storing game program: A game system includes a plurality of game apparatuses that can carry out short-range wireless communication with one another. One of the game apparatuses functions as a parent apparatus, and at least one other game apparatus functions as a child apparatus. The parent apparatus transmits transmission verification data a predetermined... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, P.C.

20100099497 - Game system, control method for game system, output device, control method for output device, and information storage medium: Provided is a game system that, while reducing a load on a communication line, enables a current situation of a game that is being played by at least one user to be known by another user. A situation identifying information transmission section transmits, to an output device, situation identifying information... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100099495 - Interactive network game and methods thereof: A method of instantiating a player-versus-player match at a network game includes creating a private region of a publicly accessible game environment. User-customized buildings are instantiated in the private region. Each building is based on configuration information provided by a game participant, so that each building represents a unique building... Agent: Larson Newman & Abel, LLP

20100099499 - System and method for wireless gaming system with alerts: A gaming system is provided. The gaming system allows users to access applications via gaming communication devices coupled to a communication network. At least a portion of the network may be wireless. The gaming applications include gambling, financial, entertainment service, and other types of transactions. The system may include a... Agent: Baker Botts L.L.P.

20100099500 - Systems and methods for gaming dongles: Some embodiments are associated with gaming dongles. Some gaming dongles may store value that is utilized to play a video game and/or to participate in a video game tournament. Some gaming dongles may determine and/or store gaming signatures, biometric information, and/or Global Positioning System (GPS) information. Some gaming dongles may... Agent: Walker Digital Management, LLC

20100099502 - Custom configurable gaming machine: A configurable gaming machine includes a door defining a component area. The component area is configured to accept multiple components, such as displays and player tracking elements, in multiple arrangements, permitting the gaming machine to be constructed in multiple configurations. Other aspects of the invention include an internal component mounting... Agent: Weide & Miller, Ltd.

20100099501 - Protecting wagering game machines from electrostatic discharge: Techniques for protecting wagering game machines from electrostatic discharge are described herein. In some embodiment, a wagering game machine includes a wagering game controller configured to present wagering games upon which monetary value can be wagered. The wagering game machine can also include a button panel that includes a first... Agent: Wms Gaming (delizio Gilliam) C/o Delizio Gilliam, PLLC

  
04/15/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. category listing, related patent applications
  
04/08/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. category listing, related patent applications

20100087237 - System for using electronic device and the electronic device: The present invention refers to a system for using the electronic device comprising a billing server, a data storage server and a delivery platform (hardware and software) for delivering games, applications and value added services (Internet navigation, news, virtual communities, movies, music, etc) upon the requests of the electronic device... Agent: Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP

20100087240 - Method and apparatus for providing a simulated band experience including online interaction: A method for facilitating real-time interaction between a first and second player of a music-based video game via a network having unpredictable delivery latency, the first player located remotely from the second player, includes displaying to a first player target musical data associated with a musical composition, receiving music performance... Agent: Proskauer Rose LLP

20100087238 - Sports officiating simulator: A method for simulating the experience of a sports official is disclosed. The method includes the steps of (a) displaying game content over a medium and (b) receiving a first input signal while the game content is being displayed which stops the content from being displayed.... Agent: Jacques Miles

20100087239 - System for simulating river rafting and method thereof: One embodiment of the present disclosure is a method for simulating river rafting. The method includes disposing a first person within an open receptacle. The method further includes displaying at least one river rafting video file stored in a storage medium on a display screen. The storage medium is adapted... Agent: L.c. Begin & Associates, PLLC

20100087241 - Gaming system with mobile user input device: One aspect is directed to a system whereby a live gaming table system is provided with one or more handheld user input devices which, for example, may allow multiple different players to simultaneously or concurrently provide wager input data and/or other data to the gaming table system. In at least... Agent: Weaver Austin Villeneuve & Sampson LLP - Igt Attn: Igt

20100087244 - Gaming machine: While one video reel is being scrolled and the remaining video reels stop scrolling, a map of Japan or a map of America is displayed on a liquid crystal panel. A territory corresponding to a player is distinguished by color on the map. There is a correlation in terms of... Agent: Ndq&m Watchstone LLP

20100087242 - Gaming machine with sound output for specific symbol and control method thereof: A slot machine has a display on which symbols are rearranged in partitioned regions arranged in a matrix pattern consisting of multiple columns and rows. The display has multiple display windows corresponding to the respective columns for each unit game. In each of the display windows, symbols arranged in the... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100087245 - Randomly awarded progressive jackpots: The invention is a method and a device for adding a bonus prize component to wagering games such as those played in gambling casinos. A player obtaining a predetermined combination in the underlying game wins the bonus prize. This might be a predetermined combination of playing cards in a card... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20100087243 - Slot machine executing free game and slot machine that increases the number of displayed special symbols: According to a slot machine of the present invention, a first specific number of free games are executed when a first predetermined condition is established in a normal game. Further, a second specific number of free games are executed, when a second predetermined condition is established. Furthermore, when the first... Agent: Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP

20100087246 - Gaming system having progressive jackpots flexibly linked with common progressive pool: A linked progressive wagering system, comprises a first progressive wagering subsystem comprising X jackpots, each of the X jackpots displayed on a first meter. The system further comprises a second progressive wagering subsystem having Y jackpots, each of the Y jackpots displayed on a second meter. The system further comprises... Agent: Nixon Peabody LLP

20100087247 - Using player information in wagering game environments: Systems and methods for using player information in wagering game environments are described herein. In one embodiment a method includes receiving a first set of player information, where the first set of player information indicates casino activities of a player. The method can also include analyzing the first set of... Agent: Wms Gaming (delizio Gilliam) C/o Delizio Gilliam, PLLC

20100087248 - Method, storage medium, and apparatus for generating image of virtual space: A method for executing a game having a motif of rolling an object combined with another object with which the object is contacted, on a surface of the object, and growing large like a snowball. The method has: controlling a rotation and a movement of a first object as an... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20100087249 - Ancillary display component for a gaming machine: The present invention discloses gaming machines with ancillary display monitors that operate independently of the gaming machine and methods of using the monitors to interact and engage with players. A gaming machine may have one or more monitor components that are physically attached to the gaming machine and can be... Agent: Weaver Austin Villeneuve & Sampson LLP - Igt Attn: Igt

20100087250 - Gps-based method and apparatus for playing an electronic game, and a computer program of the gps-based method: A global positioning system (GPS)-based method for playing an electronic game is disclosed. The method is implemented using a game apparatus that includes a portable electronic device having a GPS receiver. The method includes obtaining location information of the portable electronic device from a satellite signal received through the GPS... Agent: VistaIPLaw Group, LLP

20100087251 - Seamless user navigation between high-definition movie and video game in digital medium: Seamless navigation is provided between high-definition audio-video content configured for use with a media player application, and an executable video game packaged with the audio-video content on a digital medium. An API module is distributed to player/consoles. An application provided with the high-definition audio-video content detects the presence of the... Agent: Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz LLP

20100087253 - Computer peripheral overlay: An overlay for a video game controller including a plurality of acuatable input modules configured to communicate with and transfer information between one or more corresponding input modules incorporated into the video game controller. A user controls the actions of an element in a video gaming environment via manipulation of... Agent: Merchant & Gould PC

20100087252 - Ergonomically configurable game controller: An improved user input device is disclosed having ergonomically-configurable features to custom fit individual users. The arms of the gamepad may be extended from the body of the gamepad, and may be rotated. This may be at user determined angles, or may be set to a predetermined limit. The rotation... Agent: Andrew G. Dinovo Dinovo Price Ellwanger & Hardy LLP

20100087254 - Systems and methods for a digital stringed instrument: Systems and methods for a digital instrument are described, for example to simulate or be used in conjunction with a stringed instrument. A sensor system detects the location of one or more fingers or objects at selected locations on a playing surface of the instrument, and the detected locations are... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.

20100087256 - Gaming network with associated community/progressive features: A system and method are disclosed for operating a gaming machine on a gaming network is disclosed. The gaming machine allows playing a wagering game and includes a storage device to store an instruction set for the wagering game. The wagering game includes a randomly selected outcome selected from a... Agent: Nixon Peabody LLP

20100087255 - Gaming system: A method and a system for operating a gaming application in a computer based gaming system having a client gaming machine connected to a gaming server, wherein: a client module of a game application program is executed in the client gaming machine; game parameters are determined in response to player... Agent: Mcandrews Held & Malloy, Ltd

20100087257 - Assisted navigation in virtual environments: Navigational data may be collected from experienced users and paths may be extracted from the navigational data. One or more points of interest may be identified in the navigational data and the points of interests may be merged into an interest region. The navigational data may be reviewed for interest... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20100087258 - Information storage medium, game system, and method of controlling game system: A game system includes: a music reproduction section that reproduces music data stored in a storage section; a character display control section that displays a character disposed on a map; a timing mark display control section that displays a timing mark in relation to the character, the timing mark indicating... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20100087259 - Gaming machine cabinet: A gaming machine, including a first cabinet including a first display for displaying a first game or information for the gaming machine, a second cabinet including a second display for displaying a second game, and a third cabinet including an input device for playing the game, wherein an area of... Agent: Masuvalley & Partners

  
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20100081492 - Method of playing a poker game using cards with randomly generated bonus inititator indicia: A video poker game using a traditional deck of fifty-two cards plus a Joker card with randomly generated diamond-shaped indicia. In the base game, the appearance of diamond-shaped indicia initiates a free games bonus event. In the bonus event, the appearance of diamond-shaped indicia affects the value of winning poker... Agent: Ptt LLC (d/b/a High 5 Games)

20100081494 - Gaming apparatus and method of playing a game with a secondary wild symbol matrix: A gaming apparatus and method of playing a game with a secondary wild symbol matrix in which the symbols in the secondary matrix determine whether symbols in a primary matrix will be treated as wild symbols. In one embodiment, the secondary and primary matrix symbols must be identical and vertically... Agent: Antoinette M. Tease

20100081495 - Gaming machine: When a player starts playing a game by operating a MAXBET button (e.g. when the bet count is 30 bets) and determined that the currently owned credit count is insufficient to the credit count required for the MAX bet, the current game rate set in a slot machine (the credit... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100081493 - Gaming machine with extensive symbols: The present invention is a gaming machine for providing a game play and a payout according to a game result, including a storage device which stores a game using a symbol with a function, an executor which executes the game and an extended device which adds other function to the... Agent: Masuvalley & Partners

20100081496 - Game system based on selection of final two contestants: A system and method for conducting a game with two or more participants that provides selections of the final two contestants for a particular contest. In the game, at least one winning participant is determined by comparing each participant's selections of the final two contestants to the actual final two... Agent: Knoble, Yoshida & Dunleavy

20100081498 - Casino game with next round multipliers: A player plays a first round of a casino game. If the player achieves a winning outcome on the first round of play, the payouts for the next round of play of the casino game will be increased. The amount of the increase is based on the category of the... Agent: John Edward Roethel

20100081497 - Gaming system and method having player accumulated points and determining each player's chances of winning an award based on the accumulated points: The gaming system and method disclosed herein provides and tracks bonus event eligibility points accumulated by players playing the gaming devices in the gaming system. Upon a triggering of a bonus event, the gaming system generates, for each bonus event eligibility point accumulated for each player, a random number from... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20100081500 - Gaming system and a gaming peripheral: A gaming system including: a network component; a network; a gaming device; and a peripheral device co-located with the gaming device, the peripheral device comprising a first port arranged in data communication with the network component via the network and a second port arranged in direct data communication with the... Agent: Hanley, Flight & Zimmerman, LLC

20100081499 - System for validating wagering game data: Systems for validating wagering game data are described herein. In one embodiment, an apparatus includes an application program configured to transmit a request for wagering game data. The apparatus can also include a wagering game data security controller configured to detect the request. The wagering game data security controller can... Agent: Wms Gaming (delizio Gilliam) C/o Delizio Gilliam, PLLC

20100081501 - Analyzing wireless signals in wagering game environments: Systems and methods for analyzing wireless signals in a wagering game environment are described herein. In some embodiment, a wagering game machine includes a wagering game unit configured to present wagering games. The wagering game machine can also include a network interface configured to exchange, with other devices on a... Agent: Wms Gaming (delizio Gilliam) C/o Delizio Gilliam, PLLC

20100081502 - System, apparatus and methods for improved transmissivity of lcd panel: A gaming system includes a first display configured to display the random outcome of the wagering game, and a second display disposed to overlay at least a portion of the first display. The second display includes a transmissive liquid crystal display defining a transmissive window behind which a corresponding portion... Agent: Nixon Peabody LLP

20100081504 - Game machine, game program and storage medium having program therein: When a cooperation game starts in a host game machine and a guest game machine that have been separately executed standalone games, present information (time and position of character) of the guest game machine is changed into one of the host game machine. During the cooperation game, present information of... Agent: Duane Morris LLP - PhiladelphiaIPDepartment

20100081503 - Video game system: Disclosed is a video game system. The video game system includes a video game console, and a Compact Disc (CD) changing apparatus. The CD changing apparatus is connected to the video game console. Further, the CD changing apparatus is capable of accommodating, and reading a plurality of game CDs. Furthermore,... Agent: Jay M. Schloff

20100081505 - Accessory for playing games with a portable electronic device: Circuits, methods, and apparatus that provide user interfaces for playing games on portable electronic devices. One example provides a game accessory having input controls for playing video, audio, and other types of games. The game accessory can have input controls, such as buttons, joysticks, and D-pads. Another example provides a... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20100081507 - Adaptation for alternate gaming input devices: Mechanisms for adjusting signals between gaming controllers and gaming consoles are disclosed. In an embodiment, the output signals of a mouse control a gaming console which is normally controlled by an analog thumbstick. The output signals of mouse are adjusted to compensate for the analog thumbstick controller assist techniques employed... Agent: Woodcock Washburn LLP (microsoft Corporation)

20100081506 - Computer-readable storage medium storing game program, game apparatus, and processing method: First, based on the position of a target in a taken image included in imaging information, a pointing position which an operating device points to is calculated. Next, a change amount of the pointing position within a predetermined time is calculated. Then, whether or not the change amount of the... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, P.C.

20100081508 - Avatar protection within a virtual universe: Methods, program products, services and devices are provided for protecting a protected avatar from actions of a second avatar within a virtual universe. Protection is implemented for a protected avatar from a second avatar within a virtual universe, including identifying an activity of the second avatar and disqualifying the second... Agent: Driggs, Hogg, Daugherty & Del Zoppo Co., L.p.a.

20100081509 - System for managing wagering game content: A system for managing wagering game content is described herein. In one embodiment, an apparatus includes a wagering game machine management server. The wagering game server can include a content controller configured to receive wagering game content and load the wagering game content onto a wagering game machine over the... Agent: Wms Gaming (delizio Gilliam) C/o Delizio Gilliam, PLLC

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