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20100160011 - Game device, game device control method, and information storage medium: To provide a game device for producing, in a preferred mode with relatively simple processing, a picture in which a predetermined game event occurs as a result of involvement in multiple contacts. A contact determination unit (74) determines whether or not a predetermined contact condition is satisfied, based on the... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20100160012 - Computer graphics processing and display of selectable items: Methods and systems are provided herewith for managing a wagering system. In one exemplary embodiment, state information of a live event may be received in real time. The live event may comprise a sporting event played by human players according to predetermined rules that are used to determine at least... Agent: Innovation Division
20100160014 - Methods and apparatus for virtual competition: A system configured to be coupled with a participant of an activity. The system comprises: a participant activity monitoring unit configured for monitoring a performance of the activity by the participant; an activity information module configured for storing performance information corresponding to the activity; and a participant performance correlator configured... Agent: Fox C/o Wagner Blecher LLP
20100160013 - Vehicle tracking system, method and game: The “Vehicle Tracking System and Game” integrates a GPS navigation system with invention specific hardware and software. A user installs a mobile unit on his race vehicle which features software allowing a processor connected to the electronics of the user's vehicle to communicate with an inertial navigation system which collects... Agent: Matlock Law Group, PC
20100160018 - Gaming apparatus with cooling of certain components: A system includes a gaming machine, one or more heat generating components within the gaming machine, and a thermoelectric cooler apparatus located within the gaming machine to draw heat from the one or more heat generating components.... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/wms Gaming
20100160019 - Method and apparatus for conducting a game of chance: A system and method are provided for playing a game of chance. The game of chance may include, for example, a lottery-type game. A result of the game of chance is revealed to a player in another medium. In one example, the result is revealed during multiple game instances of... Agent: Lando & Anastasi, LLP
20100160016 - Portable wagering game with vibrational cues and feedback mechanism: A handheld gaming machine including one or more actuators for providing vibrational cues or feedback during play of a wagering game to indicate the occurrence of a wagering-game event, such as a change in game rules, an input of a wager, and the like. The change in game rules may... Agent: Nixon Peabody LLP
20100160017 - System and method for revealing a primary game prize via secondary game play: A system and method for revealing a primary game prize to a participant via the participant's play of a secondary game that is different than the primary game. A primary game engine awards a primary game prize to the participant based on participation in the primary game. The primary game... Agent: Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP
20100160015 - User interface: A user interface including a board representation surface, a symbol generator to provide a multiplicity of selectively positionable symbols, and a potential move indicator to indicate at least one potential move of one of the symbols, the potential move indicator being actuated by the determined propinquity of a user selection... Agent: Husch Blackwell Sanders, LLP Husch Blackwell Sanders LLP Welsh & Katz
20100160020 - Drawing machine for jackpot game, and game machine and game system using the same: A drawing machine for jackpot game having a drawing unit for carrying out a drawing to decide a winning in which any one of a plurality of types of jackpot prizes is awarded or a non-winning, includes: a storage unit for storing payout amount data indicating an amount of payout-objects... Agent: Ditthavong Mori & Steiner, P.C.
20100160022 - Flexible self-describing wagering game entries: Systems and methods are described for various lottery, gaming and other applications. The systems and methods may be configured to extract player selection data from a digital image of a selection slip or other document. The extraction of player selection data may be based on information read from the slip... Agent: Sullivan & Worcester LLP
20100160026 - Method and apparatus for awarding the value of winning tickets dispensed by a vending machine: A method is provided of awarding the value of winning tickets dispensed by a vending machine to patrons who purchased the winning tickets. The tickets are preprinted with game content and are associated with a deal of tickets that includes at least some predetermined winning tickets. For each winning ticket,... Agent: Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP
20100160023 - Method and apparatus for conducting a game of chance: A system and method are provided for playing a game of chance. The game of chance may include, for example, a lottery-type game. A result of the game of chance is revealed to a player in another medium. In one example, the result is revealed during multiple game instances of... Agent: Lando & Anastasi, LLP
20100160024 - Method of playing multi-bet printed tickets: Preprinted game tickets, such as pull tab tickets or instant game lottery tickets, are dispensed from a vending machine. Instead of having a fixed cost and a fixed prize amount, the game tickets may be purchased at different bet levels and credit values, both of which change the cost and... Agent: Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP
20100160025 - Method of playing multi-bet printed tickets, including instant game tickets: Preprinted game tickets, such as instant game lottery tickets, are dispensed from a vending machine. Instead of having a fixed cost and a fixed prize amount, the game tickets may be purchased at different bet levels and credit values, both of which change the cost and prize amount.... Agent: Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP
20100160021 - System and method for a national lottery: A lottery method including assigning a plurality of entities respective allotments of lottery tickets so that each allotment of lottery tickets for each respective entity corresponds to a number of eligible people in the entity. The method also includes selling the lottery tickets in each respective entity such that each... Agent: Venable LLP
20100160027 - Game of chance and system and method for playing games of chance: A game of chance is provided in which a predetermined fixed number of winning cell content drawn from a predetermined set of cell content. The drawn content is matched to the content on game cards and if the matched game card content covers a predetermined winning pattern then the game... Agent: Lando & Anastasi, LLP
20100160028 - Bonus game where player collects playing cards to make a hand: A base game on a gaming machine may be a conventional 5×3 video reel-type game, where awards are granted for winning symbol combinations in the base game. If a bonus trigger has occurred, a special card deck symbol is added to at least one reel, and the player is granted... Agent: Patent Law Group LLP
20100160031 - Gaming device having multiple selectable display interfaces based on player's wagers: An apparatus and method for displaying multiple gaming device interfaces for the same wagering game is provided. The game can be a slot game although other wagering games are also within the scope of the present invention. In one embodiment, the exact same game is played using one of a... Agent: K&l Gates LLP
20100160030 - Method of gaming, a gaming system and a game controller: Aspects of the present invention provide a gaming method, system and game controller for a game of skill. The result of the game of skill is evaluated to determine whether any potential award value for the game of skill is lost based on the player's skill based result. Potential award... Agent: Mcandrews Held & Malloy, Ltd
20100160029 - Systems and methods for executing games employing bonus amounts based on bonus characteristics: Systems and methods are provided for providing a player of a gaming device entitlement to a bonus amount, wherein the bonus amount may not be immediately apparent or attainable by the player. A gaming device player may acquire symbols in the context of a reel-based slot machine game. Certain symbols... Agent: Walker Digital Management, LLC
20100160035 - Method and apparatus for off property prize pooling: A system and method is provided for incentivizing players to visit a gambling location. A system is provided that allows users to group players into teams that may perform various gaming activities and share in prizes earned by those activities. Further the system may require that players visit a gambling... Agent: Lando & Anastasi, LLP
20100160033 - Method of gaming, a gaming system and a game controller: A method of gaming comprising: (a) determining a minimum prize value to be awarded for a current game outcome based on a previous game outcome; (b) generating the current game outcome; (c) determining a provisional prize value based on the current game outcome; (d) comparing the provisional prize value with... Agent: Mcandrews Held & Malloy, Ltd
20100160032 - Methods and apparatus for self service dispensing and redemption of gaming chips: Systems and techniques for self service transaction processing for gaming chips using radiofrequency (RFID) verification and authentication. A self service terminal receives inputs and selections from a patron purchasing gaming chips and dispenses chips conforming to the patron's purchase request. As chips are being dispensed, RFID information is read from... Agent: Paul W. Martin
20100160034 - System for operating a sequence of games with enhanced payouts: A gaming system and method for operating a sequence of single games, providing enhanced payouts for bets placed with credits earned over the course of previous games, and restricting access to certain games according to a predetermined set of criterion. The system comprises a terminal for players to place their... Agent: Anglehart Et Al.
20100160036 - Method of gaming, a game controller, a gaming device and a gaming system: A method of gaming comprising: conducting a mystery jackpot and a progressive jackpot having, respectively, a mystery jackpot pool and a progressive jackpot pool to which contributions are made in response to game play on participating gaming devices; making a contribution to the mystery jackpot pool in response to each... Agent: Mcandrews Held & Malloy, Ltd
20100160038 - Interactive asynchronous computer game infrastructure: In embodiments of the present invention improved capabilities are described for a computer program product embodied in a computer readable medium that, when executing on one or more computers, receives a request for game play, and in response to the request, causing prior game play data to be retrieved, where... Agent: Strategic Patents P.C..
20100160037 - Method of gaming, a game controller, a gaming device and a gaming system: A method of gaming comprising: initiating a first feature game in response to a trigger condition being met; generating a first feature game outcome; determining whether the feature game outcome is a qualifying outcome; offering a player a selection of a plurality of second features in response to a qualifying... Agent: Mcandrews Held & Malloy, Ltd
20100160040 - Game apparatus, game replay displaying method, game program, and recording medium: An object of the present invention is to provide a game apparatus that can replicate a game status by a replay display even in a game in which game result is changed by a character status or a game in which the game result is randomly changed within a constant... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C
20100160041 - Interactive painting game and associated controller: A gaming concept in which each user in a single-player or a multi-player game is enabled to create artwork or graffiti work virtually or on actual surfaces using haptic-enhanced controllers. The controllers can emulate the experience of using a marker, a paint brush, a paint spray-can or the like. The... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP
20100160039 - Object model and api for game creation: A game creator provides a set of abstractions (objects) that make game creation simpler. The abstractions provided in the game creation component include Game, Scene, and Actor. A Game abstraction comprises global settings for the game and includes one or more Scenes. Each Scene abstraction within the game includes one... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20100160042 - Game program, game apparatus and game control method: It is an object of the present invention to make a game player comfortably watch moving pictures when a camera's line-of-sight tracks a moving object. In a program of the present invention, a control unit recognizes point-of-sight position data for indicating a position of a camera's point-of-sight. Then, the control... Agent: GlobalIPCounselors, LLP
20100160043 - Game machine: The gaming machine of the present invention is a gaming machine provided with a speaker capable of outputting a sound that is inputted into an external device having a microphone and that enables the device to execute a specific effect when it is determined in the device that the sound... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100160044 - Game program and game apparatus: A game apparatus executes game processing on the basis of microphone input information input through a microphone. The CPU of the game apparatus executes an imaging step for imaging a user with a camera, a detection determining step for determining whether or not a user is detected on the basis... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, P.C.
20100160045 - Game apparatus and computer-readable recording medium recording game program: Operation data including at least acceleration data and angular speed data is obtained from an input device including at least an acceleration sensor and a gyroscopic sensor. Next, at least one of an attitude and a position of a predetermined object in a virtual space is controlled based on the... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, P.C.
20100160046 - Live television game show, involving the participation of passive tv-viewing audiences: The at least one potential winner out of the members of the live TV-viewing audience is contacted directly by the show on live TV. The potential winner is contacted to confirm that the potential winner is aware of the clues embedded into the content of the game show, and is... Agent: Alexey Bakman
20100160047 - Scalable game primitives / distributed real-time aggregation of player data: Disclosed herein is a set of coordinated game service primitives that allows for custom, per-game, logic. A new game with new custom logic can be added without needing to change any public api or database schema or write any new server code. The same hardware may be shared across many... Agent: Woodcock Washburn LLP (microsoft Corporation)
20100160048 - Enhanced video game jukebox-type system and methodology: A multiple game jukebox system includes a hard drive that is able to execute video game software designed for execution on a conventional home-based system. The hard drive embodies various partitions including multiple partitions, where each partition represents a video game DVD disk. In communicating with such a hard disk... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, P.C.
20100160049 - Storage medium storing a game program, game apparatus and game controlling method: A game apparatus includes an inward camera, and a skin color is extracted from an imaged image imaged by the inward camera. During execution of the game, it is determined whether or not a skin color region being above a predetermined ratio is detected at a specific region. If the... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, P.C.
20100160050 - Storage medium storing game program, and game device: A processor repeatedly executes, at a predetermined cycle, obtaining image data by an inner camera and body recognition processing based on the obtained image data. The processor proceeds with a game based on a recognition result (user's image) obtained (updated) periodically. The processor captures image data at the timing of... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, P.C.06/17/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. invention type
20100151926 - Udp broadcast for user interface in a download and configuration gaming method: A method is disclosed for implementing a modified form of User Datagram Protocol (UDP) multicast notification system in a client-server architecture that otherwise allows only client initiated messages. The method including: sending a registration message to a server from a client with a client IP address in the registration message,... Agent: Steptoe & Johnson, LLP
20100151927 - Learning the game sports officiating simulation device: An apparatus for simulating the experience of a sports official is disclosed. The apparatus includes a medium for displaying game content; a first input means for receiving a first input signal, wherein displayed game content is temporarily stopped or paused when a first input signal is received; and a timer... Agent: Jacques B. Miles
20100151928 - method of attracting clients to preferentially participate in a computerized game: A method of attracting players to give preference to play with a specific computerized game provider, including: providing a multiplayer game application on a game server for multiple players to compete against each other over a network, enlisting multiple players on one or more group servers to participate in the... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20100151929 - Gaming method, system and apparatus incorporating personalized guaranteed prize structure: The present invention facilitates new gaming opportunities by providing a personalized guaranteed value prize structure tied to a gaming player identifier. The identifier is associated with one or more virtual books of tickets, wherein the book(s) of tickets include a guaranteed prize structure that can provide a pre-determined value of... Agent: Thomas F. Bergert C/o Williams MullenIPDocketing
20100151930 - System, method and device for enhancing winning opportunities in gaming: The present invention allows lotteries and players to engage in personalized, specialized, customized and/or localized jackpots separate from, or in addition to, standard gaming offerings. In one embodiment of the present invention, a gaming player identifier such as a lottery player card, for example, can be used to identify a... Agent: Thomas F. Bergert C/o Williams MullenIPDocketing
20100151931 - Cooperating reels: Certain embodiments provide systems, methods, and apparatus for game play, including cooperative reel and/or symbol game play. A method includes initiating a game for play by a player at a gaming system. The method also includes determining a player combination of one or more symbols. The method further includes determining... Agent: Hanley, Flight & Zimmerman, LLC
20100151932 - Gaming apparatus and systems: Gaming apparatus, e.g. an Electronic Gaming Machine (EGM) (1), includes a controller (2) for implementing e.g. a slot-machine game. The controller (2) displays a suitable gaming image on a display (6), e.g. virtual symbol reels (11) having a plurality of pay lines (12), and a player interacts with the EGM... Agent: Venable LLP
20100151933 - Game server device, game management system and rating management method: A game server device, which can communicate with a plurality of game terminal devices through which registered players can play a competitive game, is provided with a rating calculation unit for calculating ratings of players for each competition; a comparison unit for comparing a mean value of ratings of all... Agent: Jordan And Hamburg LLP
20100151934 - Gaming interruption and reconnection management: A method, system and computer program product for managing interruption and reconnection of a game session in a computer based gaming system having a computerized gaming machine devised for executing a game and being communicatively connected to a remote data storage, wherein: the execution of a game comprises at least... Agent: Mcandrews Held & Malloy, Ltd
20100151936 - High granularity promotion-based awards and use in gaming environments: A system and method for determined, issuing, and using promotion based awards and games based on those awards that encompass granularity and diversity of individually enforceable options, such as individual games at specified locations, heretofore not achievable in a gaming environment.... Agent: Bally Gaming Inc.
20100151937 - System and method for multi-level wagering: A system for multi-level wagering has one or more multi-level wagering accounts in which accumulated play value is stored. A computer may be used to track play value in the multi-level wagering accounts. Play value is distributed from a portion of the sales price of other multi-level wagering accounts, e.g.,... Agent: Chalker Flores, LLP
20100151935 - Wagering web service system & method: A system to coordinate a wagering event using a virtual Web server with an administration application and a server database. The administration application is executable code which can generate a first event page from an event category page. The administration application also has a player management page, a pool page... Agent: Jellett Law, Ps Matthew Jellett, Esq.
20100151939 - Gaming machine, gaming information authentication and acquisition device, and gaming information acquisition device: A gaming machine includes a gaming operation execution device, a loading device and a processing device. The gaming operation execution device executes gaming operations. The loading device includes a connector for connecting a storage medium, a first program memory part for storing a first authentication program, a second program memory... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20100151938 - Gaming system and a method of gaming: A gaming system and method of gaming whereby a tournament can be provided to two or more game machines using a player marketing module of each gaming machine. Tournament participation of a player of each game machine is controlled by the player marketing module, and tournament outcomes are determined based... Agent: Mcandrews Held & Malloy, Ltd
20100151940 - Interactive action figures for gaming systems: An action figure is provided with a serial number that provides an access code which allows owners to engage in enjoyable games or other activities via the Internet or other gaming systems. The interactive action figure system comprises a toy, statue, or other three-dimensional figurine with a serial number, and... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP
20100151941 - Method and apparatus for inquiring game player information: A method for inquiring game player information is disclosed. The method includes: storing game player information in an information storage database; transmitting, by a game information inquiring client, an inquiry request containing identity game player information to a game information server; after receiving the inquiry request, retrieving, by the game... Agent: Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP
20100151942 - System and method for physically interactive board games: A system and method of detecting a movement in space of a game participant and altering a scene of a game shown on an electronic display in response to the detected movement.... Agent: Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer, LLP
20100151944 - 3d videogame system: A 3D videogame system capable of displaying a left-right sequences through a different, independent VGA or video channel, with a display device sharing a memory in an immerse manner. The system has a videogame engine controlling and validating the image perspectives, assigning textures, lighting, positions, movements and aspects associated with... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20100151943 - Wagering game with 3d gaming environment using dynamic camera: A gaming system for playing a wagering game includes an input device for receiving a wager to play a wagering game, a display, and a controller. The controller is configured to display a three-dimensional view of at least a portion of a gaming environment and one or more movable visual... Agent: Nixon Peabody LLP
20100151945 - Gaming machine with surround sound features: A gaming machine for conducting a wagering game includes selective application of surround sound. The selective application of surround sound allows certain key gaming events to be emphasized over other gaming events. The surround sound may be varied to produce certain effects, such as a tactile effect and a gradual... Agent: Nixon Peabody LLP
20100151946 - System and method for executing a game process: A 3-D imaging system for recognition and interpretation of gestures to control a computer. The system includes a 3-D imaging system that performs gesture recognition and interpretation based on a previous mapping of a plurality of hand poses and orientations to user commands for a given user. When the user... Agent: Rothwell, Figg, Ernst & Manbeck, P.C.
20100151947 - Game system, server and terminal: A game system allowing a player corresponding to a terminal, from which communication has been cut, to restart the game from the game situation at the moment of communication cut. The server has a game continuation device for continuing the game except the error terminal in a case where the... Agent: Darby & Darby P.C.
20100151948 - Dance ring video game: A video game application provided on storage media such as optical disks readable by computers, video game consoles, or other electronic devices to provide a ring dance game including sensing movement and position of two handheld controllers. The game method includes displaying a heads up display (HUD) on a screen... Agent: Disney Enterprises, Inc. C/o Marsh Fischmann & Breyfogle LLP06/10/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. invention type
20100144413 - System and method for providing a real-time interactive surface: Disclosed are systems and methods for providing a real-time interactive surface. In one embodiment, such a system comprises an activity surface for use as a venue for an interactive experience, and an interactive experience control unit including an events management application. The events management application is configured to monitor and... Agent: Disney Enterprises C/o Farjami & Farjami LLP
20100144414 - System and method for gathering and analyzing objective motion data: The systems and methods described herein attempt to provide data capture and analysis in a non-intrusive fashion. The captured data can be analyzed for qualitative conclusions regarding an object's actions. For example, a system for analyzing activity of an athlete to permit qualitative assessments of that activity comprises a first... Agent: King & Spalding
20100144416 - \"buy a peek\" gaming methods and devices: The present invention provides methods and devices for providing wagering games. A player pays an initial price to play a wagering game according to normal game rules. Game information that would normally be concealed from the player is offered for an additional price. In some implementations, the wagering game is... Agent: Weaver Austin Villeneuve & Sampson LLP - Igt Attn: Igt
20100144415 - Multi-play poker gaming system with predetermined game outcomes: A gaming system which provides the player a plurality of playing cards to form an initial primary poker hand and also displays one or more other poker hands. The player selects one or more of the initially dealt cards in the primary poker hand to hold or to discard. The... Agent: K&l Gates LLP
20100144419 - Gaming device having a wheel-based game: A gaming device including at least one wagering station and a rotor. The rotor supports a series of symbols arranged about a center. The rotor also supports a series of landings arranged adjacent to the series of symbols. In operation, at least one ball travels along the rotor and eventually... Agent: K&l Gates LLP
20100144418 - Gaming systems with lottery ticket prize component: A system of increasing player interest in gaming machines is disclosed by the use of lottery tickets as prizes. Lottery ticket purchasing pools are funded from either coin-in (wagers), coin-out (winnings), or in networked gaming systems from player tracking funding (promotional funding). The lottery ticket funding pools build value to... Agent: Steptoe & Johnson, LLP
20100144417 - Lottery method and system: A lottery game unit has a price selection input that receives a selection of a lottery ticket price at which a lottery ticket corresponding to a lottery game is to be purchased. The lottery ticket price is selected from a plurality of lottery ticket prices. Each of the lottery ticket... Agent: Patent Ingenuity, PC
20100144423 - Gaming system and a method of gaming: A gaming system is disclosed which includes a plurality of spinners, each spinner being associated with a plurality of display positions and having a plurality of symbols disposable at the display positions. A spinner controller is arranged to select the symbols to appear at the display positions for each spinner,... Agent: Hanley, Flight & Zimmerman, LLC
20100144420 - Moving indicator: Embodiments of the present invention are directed to a moving indicator that is positionable over individual gaming devices in a bank of gaming devices. The moving indicator includes a moveable platform and a moving unit for positioning the moveable platform above the individual gaming devices. The moving indicator includes a... Agent: Marger Johnson & Mccollom, P.C.
20100144422 - Multiple game interfaces for gaming devices: A slot machine processor and a video monitor screen are provided on which symbols may be provided in a grid for use in a multi-stage video slot game. The game stages are played sequentially, with separate predetermined sets of symbols being provided for at least two game stages. A first... Agent: Precedent Gaming, Inc.
20100144421 - Slot machine having a plurality of input devices and control method thereof: A slot machine of the present invention is provided with a plurality of BET input devices with each of which a player can bet game media in a different amount. The number of times that a game is played is counted in association with the BET input device with which... Agent: Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
20100144424 - Video game systems and methods for providing software-based skill adjustment mechanisms for video game systems: Video game systems and methods provide one or more software-based skill adjustment mechanisms for video game systems to adjust a difficulty level of the video games based on an existing skill level or game play of a player. The difficulty level of the video games is adjustable to correspond to... Agent: Londa, Bruce S. Norris Mclaughlin & Marcus, Pa
20100144425 - Internet based prediction market: An Internet based prediction market wherein articles of property are wagered in peer-to-peer contests wherein title to the goods passes to the participant that best predicts the outcome of a future event. Information relating to property posted on the exchange website by members is presented for browsing by other members.... Agent: Malin Haley Dimaggio Bowen & Lhota, P.A.
20100144426 - Inviting users to participate in a venture exchange: A computer-implemented method for inviting members of a venture exchange to participate in a wager. The method includes receiving a wager placed by a first user; parsing the wager to determine wager characteristics associated with the wager; determining, using a processor, friends of the first user that have an affinity... Agent: Patterson & Sheridan, L.L.P.
20100144427 - Multi-round game having a progressive jackpot: A gaming system and method for operating a multi-round game having a progressive jackpot that is incremented by those of the credits that were earned either individually or collectively by the players without being cashed in before the end of the game. The system comprises a terminal for players to... Agent: Anglehart Et Al.
20100144428 - Method and system for placing a wager on a pari-multuel event: A method and system is provided to permit placing a wager on a pari-mutuel event in which expert handicapper's prognoses are displayed to a player to permit them to formulate either simple or complicated exotic wagers, and to be able to aggregate a wager with those of other players to... Agent: Robert K. Tendler
20100144430 - Live authoring method for real time development of video games: A video game development system is provided with live feedback to developers working with multiple game platforms or consoles. The system includes a communications hub module running on a hub server linked with two different video game platforms. A video game development tool is provided and linked to the hub... Agent: Disney Enterprises, Inc. C/o Marsh Fischmann & Breyfogle LLP
20100144429 - Unique identity trading charms for a secure controlled internet communication system: A method and product for the establishment and continued use of a secure online communication network between known and intentional acquaintances utilizing unique individual encoded exchanged objects, purchased by a purchaser and given to individuals known by the consumer, comprising a key object used to establish a closed network by... Agent: Randal D. Homburg
20100144431 - Game system: A game system includes a micro-controller unit having game programs therein for showing many video games and indicator-light control programs therein corresponding to the game programs, a key module having a plurality of control keys each connected with the micro-controller unit so as to be installed corresponding game controller functions... Agent: Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, PLLC
20100144432 - Liquid crystal display unit . gaming device ,and display method of liquid crystal display unit: A light control layer (70) is provided between a first liquid crystal display element (20) and an accessory (62), and the light control layer (70) separates two regions and transmits and reflects light so that a dark region of the two regions is not seen from a bright region of... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20100144433 - Computer-readable storage medium having game program stored therein and game apparatus: Action information for controlling a series of at least one action performed by a first object is stored. Then the at least one action of the first object is controlled in accordance with the action information. At this time, an action of a second object is controlled in accordance with... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, P.C.
20100144435 - Game data and speech transfer to and from wireless portable game terminal: Game data and speech transfer to and from a wireless portable game terminal is disclosed. The wireless portable game terminal includes a radio transceiver configured to transfer speech and game data through a radio connection to a telecommunication system, a loudspeaker, a microphone, and a processing unit. The processing unit... Agent: Ditthavong Mori & Steiner, P.C.
20100144434 - Providing network and game content based on wireless signals: Providing content on a web site based on content in a game based. A wireless signal may be detected. Content in a game may be provided based on the detection of the wireless signal. The content may have been unavailable in the game prior to said detecting the wireless signal.... Agent: Meyertons, Hood, Kivlin, Kowert & Goetzel, P.C.
20100144438 - Apparatus and method for classifying groups of users: An apparatus and method to group users based on bio-information of the users. A two-dimensional bio-information space is generated from first and second dimensions which represent, respectively, first and second characteristics of the bio-information of the users. The users are arranged in the bio-information space based on the bio-information, and... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100144436 - Control device for communicating visual information: Methods and systems for interfacing a control device with a computer program executing at a base computing device are presented. The method generates a visual cue at a spherical section of the control device and captures an image of the visual cue using an image capture device connected to the... Agent: Martine Penilla & Gencarella, LLP
20100144437 - Support for a video game controller: A support means for a controller for controlling a game which simulates a human activity involving hand and foot movements, for example the driving of a vehicle, the controller comprising a hand-operated device and a foot-operated device operable by a player of the game to cause the game to simulate... Agent: Stites & Harbison PLLC
20100144439 - Out-of-band voice communication with interactive voice response services during gameplay: Technologies are described herein for providing out-of-band communication with interactive voice response services during gameplay. While executing a game program, a game console determines that a user wishes to issue a voice command through a headset or other audio input/output device connected to the console. The game console switches the... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20100144443 - Communication hub for video game development systems: A video game development system for enhancing communications between development tools and video game platforms or running games. The system includes a communications hub module running on a computer or server and communicatively linked with first and second video game platforms to allow the communications hub module to forward messages... Agent: Disney Enterprises, Inc. C/o Marsh Fischmann & Breyfogle LLP
20100144445 - Duplicate deck: Aspects of the present invention provide systems and methods relating to online gaming utilizing virtual playing instruments. The virtual playing instruments may be generated from physical playing instruments. In certain embodiments, the playing instruments include at least one identifier that may identified and stored on a computer-readable medium before and/or... Agent: Banner & Witcoff, Ltd.
20100144442 - Integrated entertainment arrangement and methods thereof: An arrangement for providing an immersive experience for a participant is provided. The arrangement includes an atmosphere component, wherein the atmosphere component includes one or more enhancements designed to create an alternate reality for the participant. The arrangement also includes a personal accoutrements component, wherein the person accoutrements component includes... Agent: Ipsg, P.C.
20100144446 - Method and system for providing game service by using the internet: According to the present invention, there is provided a method for providing a card game on the Internet comprising the steps of: (a) providing a display of a game panel to a plurality of players connected to the Internet; (b) inviting the players to the card game upon request of... Agent: Jones Day
20100144441 - Method and system for rendering the scenes of a role playing game in a metaverse: In order to facilitate rendering of scenery elements in a role playing game, or in any other virtual universe (also known as a metaverse), there is provided a scenery container together with a play manager which cooperatively interact to achieve the loading, saving and storage of sets of scenery elements.... Agent: Heslin Rothenberg Farley & Mesiti P.C.
20100144440 - Methods, apparatuses, and computer program products in social services: A method, apparatus, and computer program product are provided for providing user identity management in social services. An apparatus may include a processor configured to monitor a first user's behavior on a social service. The processor may be further configured to generate a first user behavior model representative of the... Agent: Ditthavong Mori & Steiner, P.C.
20100144444 - Real-time, video game playtesting: A video game testing system facilitating real-time monitoring and modifying a video game during a playtesting session. The testing system includes video game platforms operating during a playtesting session to run a video game. A server is provided to run a communications hub module communicatively linked with the video game... Agent: Disney Enterprises, Inc. C/o Marsh Fischmann & Breyfogle LLP
20100144447 - Game apparatus and storage medium having game program stored thereon: A game apparatus capable of performing a game process in accordance with a motion applied to an input device. The game apparatus includes motion direction identifying means, moving direction setting means, correction means, and movement control means. The motion direction identifying means identifies a motion direction of the input device.... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, P.C.
20100144448 - Information storage medium, game device, and game system: A computer-readable information storage medium storing a program that causes a computer to function as: an object data storage section that stores a plurality of base objects each of which forms a base of a hairstyle of a game character and a plurality of part objects each of which can... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20100144449 - Gaming token: A method of forming a gaming plaque in which a decorative design is printed onto a clear polymer film which is then thermoformed into an outer plaque face; two plaque faces are then injection moulded together with a suitable polymer between the rear faces of the faces to form a... Agent: Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz LLP06/03/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. invention type
20100137046 - Game system: In a game system (1), a mobile type game device (100) shares a game relating image file with a stationary type game device (200). The mobile type game device (100) and the stationary type game device (200) are connected with each other to enable them to transmit data by wire... Agent: Gibson & Dernier LLP
20100137045 - Method and system for increased realism in video games: A system and method for updating parameters of a video game is provided. As events occur in the real world that may influence a game attribute, a parameter is recorded on a server. A video game player may connect to the server and download the parameter. The parameter is stored... Agent: Workman Nydegger 1000 Eagle Gate Tower
20100137047 - Community gaming system with hybrid community and individual outcomes and awards: A method for conducting a community wagering game on one or more gaming devices comprises receiving a first wager from a first player and determining a first modifier associated with the first player based upon play of a first base game. The method further comprises triggering and displaying a community... Agent: Nixon Peabody LLP
20100137049 - Interactive guitar game designed for learning to play the guitar: An interactive game designed for learning to play a guitar. A guitar may be connected to a computer or other platform, capable of loading music and displaying notes and chords and other feedback and visual learning aids on a display screen, allowing a user to read music and play along.... Agent: Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich & Rosati
20100137048 - System and method for providing an edutainment interface for musical instruments: There is provided a system and method for a musical edutainment interface on a display for playing an electronic musical instrument having frets and strings. The system comprises a processor configured to be placed in communication with the display and the electronic musical instrument and a memory including a musical... Agent: Disney Enterprises C/o Farjami & Farjami LLP
20100137050 - Video game processing apparatus, method and computer program product of processing video game: A video game, in which a player character operated by a player fights against an enemy character and one character wins by lowering a life parameter for the other character by means of an attack to a battle impossible value at which the other character cannot fight, is controlled. First... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C
20100137051 - Apparatus for a card game with certain fixed actions: Some embodiments include a card game in which a set of rules for the card game require a player of the game to perform an action in a particular set of circumstances. For example, in a poker game, rules of the poker game may require a human player to bet... Agent: Innovation Division
20100137052 - Tournament gaming system: A gaming system (50) has a controller (52) in communication with a plurality of gaming machines (10) that are operable by a player to play at least one base game (16). Each of the plurality of gaming machines (10) can participate in a secondary game that is common to the... Agent: Mcandrews Held & Malloy, Ltd
20100137053 - Mobile scratch off advertising system: Embodiments of the disclosure may provide a method, system, and computer program configured to display advertising to mobile user. The method may include uploading logon information from a mobile device to a server, wherein the logon information contains at least a geographical location identifier, downloading a current electronic scratch off... Agent: Edmonds Nolte, PC
20100137054 - Gaming machine accepting bet applicable to a series of games and control method thereof: A gaming machine of the present invention includes: a memory; an input device capable of placing a BET on a predetermined number or less of numerals out of plural numerals; and a controller programmed to execute the processing of: (B) storing BET-numeral information showing the numeral having the BET placed... Agent: Ndq&m Watchstone LLP
20100137055 - Wagering game with single-symbol reel for enhancing winning combinations: A system and method for conducting a wagering game providing an opportunity to earn an increased award is disclosed. A randomly selected outcome from a plurality of possible outcomes is displayed. The plurality of possible outcomes each including a plurality of symbols arranged in an array. An additional symbol is... Agent: Nixon Peabody LLP
20100137056 - Gaming system and method providing adjustable odds for triggering a group bonus event: The gaming system and method disclosed herein provides that the probability that a group bonus event will be triggered for a plurality of gaming devices in the gaming system is independent of the number of players that are currently playing such gaming devices. The gaming system and method disclosed herein... Agent: K&l Gates LLP
20100137059 - Gaming machine metering and accounting system: A gaming system includes multiple gaming machines. The gaming machines are configured to issue value tickets, such upon cash-out. The tickets may be presented at the same gaming machine that issued the ticket or at other of the gaming machines. In particular, each gaming machine generates its own tickets, including... Agent: Weide & Miller, Ltd.
20100137057 - Method and system for a fantasy sports draft game: A fantasy sports game provides for a league of fantasy teams, each managed and owned by a fantasy game player. Teams are filled through a player draft of active players followed by ranking each drafted fantasy team utilizing current season player statistics in multiple predefined categories. The rankings in the... Agent: Lewis And Roca LLP
20100137060 - Method and system for changing the appearance of gaming machines as part of optimizing the number of gaming machines presenting particular games: A method of optimizing a number of gaming machines comprises providing a first number of gaming machines having a first appearance and configured to present at least one first game. Game play is monitored at the gaming machines and if the game play reaches a threshold level, a number of... Agent: Weide & Miller, Ltd.
20100137058 - Wagering game machine providing a write once run anywhere environment: Systems and methods include determining a hardware configuration in accordance with the detection of the presence or absence of hardware modules on a wagering game machine. Various services are selected base on the hardware configuration, where the service selected provides an interface to a wagering game. The services provide an... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/wms Gaming
20100137061 - Gaming apparatus and systems: Gaming apparatus (1), e.g. an Electronic Gaming Machine (EGM), includes a controller (2) for implementing e.g. a slot-machine game, casino game or the like. The controller (2) displays a suitable gaming image on a screen (6), e.g. virtual symbol reels or card hands, and a player interacts with the EGM... Agent: Venable LLP
20100137062 - Universal overlay games in an electronic gaming environment: A system is disclosed herein for displaying winning and non-winning game results in a traditional gaming environment. The system uses an overlay game to present an entertaining display to a player upon the occurrence of a win or trigger event. An overlay game has limited capabilities and additionally is engineered... Agent: Steptoe & Johnson, LLP
20100137063 - Information processing apparatus and computer readable storage medium: A player can change the direction of the right hand of a character object, or extend and retract the right arm of the character object, by changing the direction of the core unit 70. The player can change the direction of the left hand of the character object, or extend... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, P.C.
20100137064 - Sigils for use with apparel: Apparel is disclosed that can be worn to assist an interactive game in tracking the movement of the wearer. More particularly, the apparel may include one or more tracking marks formed of designs, patterns, or reflective materials that can be easily tracked by an interactive game employing one or more... Agent: Banner & Witcoff, Ltd.
20100137065 - Process varying device and method: In accordance with an embodiment of the invention, a human interface device communicable with a computing device and method therefor for varying a process selectably performable by the computing device is disclosed. The human interface device comprises a positionally variable controller of the human interface device actuable and positionable by... Agent: Vedder Price P.C.
20100137066 - Simulation game system: A simulation game system for playing interactive games is disclosed to include a game console, a game apparatus body made from an inflatable air cushion material and having a manipulation structure operable by a user to produce a control signal and to transmit the produced control signal to the game... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC
20100137067 - Game system: The present invention provides a game system in which a virtual player is set in consideration of information on a place where a player plays a game. Each of game machines 3A to 3F has game machine environment information on environment of a place where the game machine is mounted.... Agent: Darby & Darby P.C.Previous industry: Books, strips, and leaves for manifolding
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