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Amusement devices: games September class, title,number 09/10Below are recently published patent applications awaiting approval from the USPTO. Recent week's RSS XML file available below.
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20100248803 - Forming and executing a computer game: A method of forming a computer game that is arranged to move an object along a path in a virtual environment of the computer game, wherein the method comprises steps of: (a) performing a plurality of object movement simulations for an object, wherein each simulation comprises moving that object with... Agent: Ostrow Kaufman & Frankl LLP Susan Formicola
20100248804 - Game machine, game machine control method, and information storage medium: Provided is a game machine capable of desirably demonstrating an “extent of field-of-view” of a player in a sports game. A field-of-view area setting unit (64) sets, based on a location and orientation of an operational target player character, a field-of-view area of the operational target player character. A pass-partner-search-area... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20100248805 - Method of lottery wagering on a real world phased competition: A method for lottery wagering on actual events. The method according to the present invention includes selecting a subset of wagering data DW from a set of pre-qualifying data DPQ prior to, conclusion of a pre-qualifying event of a phased competition consisting of a pre-qualifying event and a final event.... Agent: Michael O. Scheinberg
20100248807 - Gaming machine: The present invention is a gaming machine that realizes an exciting game in a video slot format. The gaming machine includes a display and a controller. The display shows reels and gauges. The reel comprises symbols. The gauges are provided so that each of them corresponds to at least one... Agent: Masuvalley & Partners
20100248809 - Gaming system having configurable mechanical reels: A gaming system for conducting a wagering game includes a wager input device, a display for displaying a randomly selected outcome of a wagering game, and a controller operatively coupled to the display and the wager input device to operate in a plurality of selectable game modes of which a... Agent: Nixon Peabody LLP
20100248812 - Gaming system having graphical indicators of community bonus awards: A gaming system comprises a plurality of gaming machines adapted to display at least one primary wagering game thereon. At least one community display displays a community event, such as a big event bonus game. A controller communications with the community display and the plurality of gaming machines. The controller... Agent: Nixon Peabody LLP
20100248810 - Symbol cross-over: A slot machine with game play crossing over between at least two sets of symbols each from a particular game theme. Game play on the slot machine displays on a set of reels a plurality of symbols of a first game theme. Play is initiated on the reels and the... Agent: Watson & Rounds
20100248808 - Wagering game system having electro-optical assembly with variable opacity: A gaming system includes a cabinet having an electro-optical assembly including a substrate and a layer having a variable opacity. Also included in the gaming system is a first input device for receiving a wager from a first player and a second input device for receiving a wager from a... Agent: Nixon Peabody LLP
20100248813 - Wagering game with collapsible reel area: Disclosed are games, gaming machines, gaming systems and methods including a collapsible active reel display. During play of a game, the reels may be reduced in height from spin to spin in order to form different winning combinations. A multiplier may be modified upon each reduction in height. Similar reductions... Agent: Bally Gaming Inc.
20100248811 - Wagering game with enhanced bonus feature: A gaming system includes at least one display configured to display a plurality of symbols positions. The plurality of symbol positions are configured to display symbols indicative of a randomly selected outcome of a wagering game in relation to a plurality of paylines. The gaming system further includes a controller... Agent: Nixon Peabody LLP
20100248806 - Wagering game with pyramidal bonus selection feature: A gaming machine for conducting a wagering game includes at least one display and a controller coupled to the display. The display is adapted to display a randomly selected outcome of a basic game of the wagering game. The display displays at least one free spin of a plurality of... Agent: Nixon Peabody LLP
20100248821 - Apparatus and method for facilitating play of a gaming device with a plurality of balances: In accordance with various embodiments of the present invention, a method is provided for receiving an indication of a wager, determining at least one balance of a gaming device having a plurality of balances, the at least one balance being associated with the wager, and determining an outcome of a... Agent: K&l Gates LLP
20100248814 - Gaming machine security interface module: A gaming machine includes an electronic gaming module which includes a game controller, and also includes a separate security interface module which monitors door switches and various devices. The security interface module has a separate unswitched power supply and also has a separate communication connection with a backend system so... Agent: Weaver Austin Villeneuve & Sampson LLP - Igt Attn: Igt
20100248818 - Gaming system having passive player participation in secondary wagering games: A gaming system comprises a wager input device for receiving a primary wager from a player, the player associated with a player account, and at least one display for displaying a primary wagering game and a secondary wagering game. Secondary wagering game outcomes are independent of the primary wagering game.... Agent: Nixon Peabody LLP
20100248819 - Nvram management in a wagering game machine: Systems and methods are used to manage the contents of NVRAM in a wagering game machine. NVRAM may be pre-allocated for various purposes prior to loading a first wagering game on a the wagering game machine. A second wagering may be loaded on the wagering game machine. The second wagering... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/wms Gaming
20100248820 - Particle array for a wagering game machine: Systems and methods provide a particle array for a wagering game that may be used to render particles that form an image pattern. The image pattern may be part of a simulated dot matrix marquee. The simulated dot matrix marquee may be associated with a graphical element of a wagering... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/wms Gaming
20100248817 - Streaming video for electronic gaming machines with real-time interactive control: An illustrative method provides real-time streaming video generated and transmitted from a server to an electronic gaming machine (EGM) that permits wagering on games. The EGM transmits a video request to the server during the play of a first game on the EGM. The video request includes information that specifies... Agent: Nixon Peabody LLP
20100248816 - Validation scheduling in a wagering game machine: A computerized wagering game system includes a gaming module comprising gaming code which is operable to present a wagering game on which monetary value can be wagered, and a validation module. The validation module is operable to validate two or more queues of data, and to dynamically adjust validation speed... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/wms Gaming
20100248815 - Wagering game machine with scalable fidelity audio: A computerized wagering game system includes a gaming module comprising gaming code which is operable to present a wagering game on which monetary value can be wagered, and an audio module. The audio module is operable selectively reduce the information content of a digital audio signal based on available audio... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/wms Gaming
20100248822 - Personalization using a hand-pressure signature: A hand-held device having a body with a pressure-sensitive exterior surface. At least a portion of the pressure-sensitive exterior surface is designed to be grasped by a user's hand. The pressure-sensitive surface contains a plurality of pressure sensors operative to provide an output signal proportional to a pressure applied by... Agent: Vierra Magen/microsoft Corporation
20100248823 - System and method for downloadinng video game programs: An example video game program download system and method apparatus for downloading a video game program to a target video game platform in which a processing system receives a download request from the target video game platform requesting downloading of a video game program that executes on a native video... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, P.C.
20100248825 - Character display control method: A feature image area that has a similar feature (e.g., quadrangular outline) is extracted from an original two-dimensional image photographed by a player. When a game has started, the original two-dimensional image is displayed as the background of a game stage, and a target character 4 is caused to appear... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20100248824 - Computer readable storage medium having game program stored thereon and game apparatus: Based on motion information output from an input device including a motion sensor, a power value, which is a parameter representing a power to be given to an object in a virtual space, is calculated. Based on the motion information, a change amount, which is a parameter influencing the movement... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, P.C.
20100248826 - Game apparatus, game progressing method, and recording medium: If an operation instruction on a player character is received from a player (step S21), a time period elapsed since a state has changed to a current state is measured (step S22). When the elapsed time is within a predetermined time, allowable actions in the current state and an immediately... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C
20100248827 - Game device, method of controlling a game device, and information storage medium: A display control section displays, on a game screen, a whole or a part of a game space in which a plurality of objects are located. An update section updates a location state of the plurality of objects. A notification subject situation saving section stores, as a notification subject situation,... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20100248828 - Educational toy: An educational toy for toddler and preschool child includes an electronic device and a toy body, wherein the electronic device includes an activator, a power source, a feedback storage, and a feedback output device. The electronic device is incorporated with the toy body, so that when the electronic device is... Agent: David And Raymond Patent Firm
20100248830 - Game device, method of controlling a game device, and information storage medium: A game configured such that one or more game characters behave based on behavior control data is executed. A reexecution section reexecutes the game from a situation at a time point in the past. A generation section generates second behavior control data based on first behavior control data used at... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20100248829 - Gaming platform and method using same: A gaming platform comprising a semi-circular table comprising a playing surface an arcuate first side, and an opposing arcuate second side, a plurality of player stations arranged along the arcuate first side, a first visual display device comprising a first display screen and disposed within the table such that the... Agent: Dale F. Regelman
20100248831 - Acquiring images within a 3-dimensional room: The application relates to acquiring images within a 3-dimensional room 4. Image acquiring areas 6 of the at least two imaging units 2 overlap within the room 4 within at least one 3-dimensional overlap box 8. In order to reduce occlusion, there is provided at least one image processing unit... Agent: Nxp, B.v. Nxp Intellectual Property & Licensing
20100248835 - Computer readable storage medium having game program stored thereon and game apparatus: Posture/motion information is repeatedly obtained from predetermined detection means for detecting a posture or a motion of an input device operated by a user, and a power value used for moving an object in a virtual space is calculated. In addition, a follow-up power value, which follows the calculated power... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, P.C.
20100248836 - Computer readable storage medium having game program stored thereon and game apparatus: Based on posture/motion information obtained from predetermined detection means for detecting a posture or a motion of an input device operated by a user, a virtual plane is calculated at a predetermined timing and set as reference plane. Then, based on motion information, the posture of the input device is... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20100248837 - Computer readable storage medium having game program stored thereon and game apparatus: Based on posture/motion information obtained from predetermined detection means for detecting a posture or a motion of an input device operated by a user, power value data, which is a parameter representing the power to be given to an object is calculated. In addition, a braking power applied to the... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, P.C.
20100248834 - Computer readable storage medium having information processing program stored thereon and information processing apparatus: Based on posture/motion information which is output from predetermined detection means for detecting a posture or a motion of an input device operated by a user, a posture of the input device at a predetermined timing is calculated and stored as a reference posture. Then, based on the posture/motion information,... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, P.C.
20100248832 - Control of video game via microphone: Embodiments are disclosed that relate to the control of a microphone-based video game. For example, one disclosed embodiment provides a method of operating a microphone-based video game, wherein the method comprises presenting the video game on a display, receiving one or more motion sensor signals from a microphone comprising a... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20100248833 - Game apparatus and game program: The game apparatus obtains angular velocity data and acceleration data from an input device equipped with at least an angular velocity sensor and an acceleration sensor, and determines whether or not a ball has been thrown in accordance with the angular velocity data. When it is determined that ball-throwing is... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, P.C.
20100248838 - Game apparatus, computer-readable recording medium recorded with a program for game apparatus, and method of controlling image object: A game apparatus includes a main apparatus, an image display apparatus including a display screen, a controller including an acceleration sensor, and a game executing section. The game executing section determines whether or not an acceleration signal generated is normal, based on a first half wave signal of the acceleration... Agent: Rankin, Hill & Clark LLP
20100248840 - Manual controller configurable by user arrangement of matable building elements: A configurable manual controller for manipulating images or symbols on a display is adapted for construction with matable building elements arranged by a user. The user forms the manual controller to exhibit a customized ornamental appearance reflecting the user's game-inspired, ergonomic, or style preferences.... Agent: Stoel Rives LLP - Pdx
20100248839 - Wirelessly distributed electronic circle gaming: A distributed electronic game system that includes a flat multi-touch functional central display that is capable of receiving wireless signals from surrounding game input devices, interpreting control actions from the wireless signals, and affecting game state in response to the control actions. The central display may be positioned horizontally and... Agent: Workman Nydegger 1000 Eagle Gate Tower
20100248842 - Download and data transfer gaming method: A download and data transfer gaming system utilizes a hybrid peer-to-peer, segmented file distribution protocol to vastly improve the download capabilities of a gaming system by improving the upload cost burdened by the download host. The system redistributes this cost to the download clients by allowing clients on the gaming... Agent: Bally Gaming Inc.
20100248841 - System and device enabling pc-specific online games on mobile phones: A system and device enabling PC-specific online games on mobile phone, which applies a format selection system to convert the PC-specific game software and relevant data into the format compatible with the mobile phone; then, the mobile phone can be linked to the game servo center using existing wireless telecom... Agent: Egbert Law Offices
20100248844 - Game apparatus and recording medium recording game program: As an example, a value obtained by adding the magnitudes of a plurality of angular velocities around respective axes indicated by angular velocity data obtained from an input device including gyroscopic sensors, is used to calculate a rotation parameter indicating a rotation amount. A predetermined object which is rotated, depending... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, P.C.
20100248845 - Game device, method of controlling a game device, and information storage medium: A target output control section causes, after a game has started, a target which a user needs to achieve in the game to be output. A target output standby section holds the target output by the target output control section on standby based on an achievement status for the target.... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20100248843 - Online gaming system: A method of controlling a game program adapted to operate a game in a device is disclosed. The method comprises accessing configuration data defining one or more states or events which can occur at the device and which are not related to the game program, and specifying for each defined... Agent: Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP09/23/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. class, title,number
20100240428 - Game device, control method for game device, program, and information storage medium: TO provide a game device which can allow a user to feel that an operation subject character loses its balance in a case where the operation subject character hits a moving object in such a state where the operation subject player character is located at a position comparatively far from... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20100240429 - Game device, game device control method, program, and information storage medium: To provide a game device capable of preventing viewing of an operation-subject player character from becoming difficult due to interference of a teammate player character in a sport game which is played between an operation subject team, to which the operation-subject player character which moves according to operation by a... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20100240430 - Computing a target speed in a virtual racing environment: A target speed profile for a specified racer is computed at various points along a track. The calculation is based on the real world physics of the racing environment and incorporates physical characteristics of the track, including curvature, undulation, and/or camber. A lateral acceleration component is developed to limit the... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20100240431 - Game of chance and system and method for playing games of chance: A game of chance is provided in which a wagering game of skill and chance is played electronically automatically according to a predetermined set of rules. Such games of chance may include card games, such as poker and blackjack, or other games, such as dominoes, craps or backgammon. Such games... Agent: Lando & Anastasi, LLP
20100240432 - Method, apparatus, and computer readable storage to determine and/or update slot machine configurations using historical, and/or current, and/or predicted future data: An apparatus, method, and computer readable storage for automatically deciding slot machine configuration changes. Slot machine usage is electronically monitored and ideal settings are determined from the usage. Slot machines can then be updated electronically according to the ideal settings, either automatically or upon operator approval.... Agent: Muskin & Cusick LLC
20100240433 - Methods and apparatus for lottery game play aggregation: According to one embodiment, a player may accumulate occurrences of matched lottery numbers over a plurality of lottery outcomes (e.g., lottery number drawings) and/or a plurality of lottery entries. The player may be allowed a bonus if a running count of occurrences of matched numbers is at least equal to... Agent: Walker Digital Management, LLC
20100240434 - Server for coordinating manufacturing of on-demand lottery tickets: A distributed manufacturing and distribution process for lottery tickets is disclosed. The manufacturing/vending system comprises a ticket manufacturing server and one or more vending devices located at remote sites. Each vending device is operatively coupled for communication with the server, normally via a network connection. Each vending devices is further... Agent: Bally Gaming Inc.
20100240437 - Gaming machine with universe of preselected outcomes with method for determining preselected outcomes: A method for constructing paytables for gambling games is disclosed. Specifically, a method of defining a universe of possible outcomes, populating a sub-universe of winning outcomes, and efficiently populating the remainder of the universe with non-winning outcomes based on the desired behavior of the game is described. A means of... Agent: Incredible Technologies, Inc.
20100240436 - Gaming system having outcomes interactive with playing fields: A gaming system comprises a wager input device and at least one display for displaying a primary wagering game and a secondary wagering game. The secondary wagering game comprises a playing field, the playing field having a set of field attributes associated therewith. The system further comprises a controller operative... Agent: Nixon Peabody LLP
20100240439 - Gaming system with play enhancement icons: A gaming system comprises a wager input device for receiving a wager and a display for displaying a wagering game having a plurality of reels comprised of a plurality of symbols. A controller operates to (i) detect receipt of the wager; (ii) activate a play of the wagering game by... Agent: Nixon Peabody LLP
20100240435 - Remote input device for a wagering game: An input device dedicated for use with a wagering game is displayed on a display device. The display device is remote from the input device and includes outcome images of a randomly selected outcome and input images associated with player inputs for the wagering game. The input device includes a... Agent: Nixon Peabody LLP
20100240438 - Wagering game with collapsible reel area: Disclosed are games, gaming machines, gaming systems and methods including a collapsible active reel display. During play of a game, the reels may be reduced in height from spin to spin in order to form different winning combinations. A multiplier may be modified upon each reduction in height. Similar reductions... Agent: Bally Gaming Inc.
20100240440 - Secure provisioning of random numbers to remote clients: The present disclosure provides a method for protecting the “identity” of random numbers used in multiplayer games, which prevents fraud related to access to random game elements by insiders. The method enables a distribution of random numbers by a game server in a way that the game server does not... Agent: Patent Docket Department Armstrong Teasdale LLP
20100240441 - Game system, and game apparatus and challenge notifying apparatus constituting the game system: The present game system includes two or more game apparatuses, each of which comprises a game progress control unit for controlling progress of a game of which content differs from each other. The game system comprises: an identification information receiving unit for receiving identification information of a user; a first... Agent: Ditthavong Mori & Steiner, P.C.
20100240442 - Providing alternative persistent state recovery techniques: This document discusses, among other things, systems and methods for alternative persistent state recovery methods. A method comprises detecting persistent state recovery information from one of two or more persistent state recovery techniques, wherein the persistent state recovery information identifies a persistent state in a wagering game; and restoring the... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/wms Gaming
20100240446 - Gaming system: A gaming system includes: an IC chip reader configured to read chip identification information which uniquely identifies a specific casino chip; journal data generation unit configured to generate journal data corresponding to a transaction of the chip operated during the reading, based on the chip identification information; a journal data... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100240443 - Systems and methods for player rewards: Players in a player loyalty scheme are awarded points based on their point-generating activity and are then ranked in order of generated points. Rank-based points are then associated with each rank according to a predefined mapping scheme. The rank-based point totals may be updated periodically. Rank-based points may also be... Agent: Weaver Austin Villeneuve & Sampson LLP - Igt Attn: Igt
20100240444 - Video games adapted for wagering: A method, apparatus, and computer readable storage to allow players to wager on video games. The method disclosed herein can allow players to win or lose money while partaking in any video game previously played for entertainment purposes. A player can purchase play time on a game, play the game... Agent: Muskin & Cusick LLC
20100240445 - Video games adapted for wagering: A method, apparatus, and computer readable storage to allow players to wager on video games. The method disclosed herein can allow players to win or lose money while partaking in any video game previously played for entertainment purposes. A player can purchase play time on a game, play the game... Agent: Muskin & Cusick LLC
20100240447 - Gaming controller, device and method of gaming: A method of awarding a jackpot, the method including determining whether a jackpot trigger, which is configured to occur based on a monetary turnover value associated with a gaming device, has occurred within a predefined period of time; and causing the jackpot trigger to occur irrespective of the monetary turnover... Agent: Hanley, Flight & Zimmerman, LLC
20100240448 - Power winners processing system and method: A system and method is disclosed for running an automated campaign for progressive games. The system automatically awards a maximum amount of progressive prizes set by the casino during a progressive prize time to multiple progressive winners.... Agent: Steptoe & Johnson, LLP
20100240449 - System and method for controlling usage of executable code: Embodiments of the invention are directed to systems and methods for protecting and/or controlling usage of executable code. A method may include periodically producing morphed or otherwise modified executable code related to an application and providing such morphed code to clients. A method may include generating log data and providing... Agent: Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer, LLP
20100240450 - Ultimate gamer challenge maker: That The Ultimate Gamer Challenge Maker is a concept that intertwines various aspects of sports, video games, legal wagering and broadcast media all merged within a virtual environment. This process allows video game players to become actual professionals in the field of video game playing and even earn a virtual... Agent: Miguel Anthony Vargas
20100240453 - Game device, game device control method, program, and information storage medium: To provide a game device capable of expressing, through a relatively simple process, a picture showing a first character object grabbing and pulling a clothing object of a second character object. According to the present invention, a direction from the position of the second character object to the position of... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20100240456 - Game system and relaying apparatus constituting the same: The present game apparatus includes: a jackpot drawing apparatus which performs the jackpot drawing in which three or more game apparatuses are regarded as drawing targets; and a relaying apparatus including a payout amount data receiving unit which is connected to the jackpot drawing apparatus in a manner to enable... Agent: Ditthavong Mori & Steiner, P.C.
20100240451 - Game system, game machine, game machine control method, and information storage medium: To provide a game system capable of preferably producing a picture in which a first game character loses sight of a second game character having moved so as to disappear from the view of the first game character. The present invention relates to a game system for displaying on a... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20100240452 - Gaming machine: In a gaming table (1), image light L1 emitted from a display surface of a liquid crystal module (2) that carries out a dual image display arrives, directly through a window of a frame (4b), at a player in front of the gaming table. Image light L2 emitted from the... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20100240454 - Methods and apparatus to provide user a somatosensory experience for thrill seeking jumping like activities: So that the user experiences the virtual reality environment under a “variable gravity” condition or “G-Force” provided by the elevation changing means in a synchronized way, such “variable gravity” condition enhancing experience of the virtual reality environment. It is also possible for users to interact with the system by means... Agent: Quan Xiao
20100240455 - Presenting secondary content for a wagering game: Described herein are processes and devices that cause secondary content to be presented during wagering games. One of the devices described is a secondary content server. The secondary content server can obtain user related information, like user preferences, about a player of a wagering game and use the user related... Agent: Wms Gaming (delizio Gilliam) C/o Delizio Gilliam, PLLC
20100240457 - Game device, game control method, and game control program: A game device includes a shape data storage which stores data of an object disposed in a three-dimensional space, a first rendering unit which sets a point of view and a line of sight and renders the object, a viewpoint changing unit which receives a change instruction indicating a change... Agent: Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
20100240458 - Video game hardware systems and software methods using electroencephalogrophy: A player's mental attributes may be determined and used in interacting with video games or training programs through a video game system. The video game system may include a biometric controller such as an EEG device or configured to detect a level of attention and a level of relaxation of... Agent: Banner & Witcoff, Ltd.
20100240459 - Systems and methods for simulation and regeneration of a virtual environment: Disclosed are systems and methods for simulation and regeneration of a virtual environment. A simulation and regeneration system may record a simulation by reading out all information necessary to recreate the virtual environment to a simulation data file. In certain embodiments, the system may include an after action review mode.... Agent: Utah State University Stoel Rives
20100240461 - Methods, systems, and computer readable media for online community-driven computer game development: The subject matter described herein includes methods, systems, and computer readable media for online community-driven computer game development. According to one aspect of the subject matter described herein, a method for community-driven computer game development is provided. The method includes providing at least one server comprising one or more computers... Agent: Jenkins, Wilson, Taylor & Hunt, P. A.
20100240460 - Storage medium storing game program, game apparatus and game controlling method: A game apparatus includes a CPU, and in a case that two or more players play a game in turn, when a game as to a certain player is ended, the CPU selects a player for a next game out of registered already-selected players who have already been selected to... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, P.C.
20100240462 - Screen rack structure for coin operating game machine: A screen rack structure for a coin operating game machine including two racks and a frame, wherein the two racks are separately fixed on a platform, each of these fixed racks has on an upper end of its front side a first guiding dent, and has on a lower end... Agent: Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, PLLC09/16/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. class, title,number
20100234083 - Storage medium having game program stored therein and game apparatus: In a game apparatus, a plurality of puzzle elements each having a preset attribute are arranged within a predetermined area on the screen of a display device. A puzzle element arrangement pattern within the predetermined area is altered in accordance with a player's operation. In the game apparatus, when the... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, P.C.
20100234084 - Interactive strategy game: A method and apparatus are provided for method for playing a game which involves placing on a game board including a grid disposed thereon a plurality of game pieces assigned to each of at least two players, such that each game piece is placed on the game board in a... Agent: Occhiuti Rohlicek & Tsao, LLP
20100234085 - Gaming system, game controller and method of gaming: A method of gaming comprising the step of triggering an event to occur on one or more gaming devices in response to the occurrence of a designated, outcome of an independent table game.... Agent: Mcandrews Held & Malloy, Ltd
20100234086 - Gaming with fee-type wagering: A gaming method may include receiving a value amount to initially define a value total, and causing video images to be generated, the video images representing a game including at least one value-generating event. The method also may include deducting a fee at intervals from the value total independent of... Agent: K&l Gates LLP
20100234087 - Hidden image game piece: A hidden image game piece and a method by which a hidden image game piece is produced. A first pattern of colored ink is deposited on a transparent or highly translucent substrate at 110-180 density, forming the image which is to be hidden. Then a second pattern of colored ink,... Agent: Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.l.l.c.
20100234088 - Apparatus and method for controlling reel game: Disclosed are an apparatus and method for controlling reel games according to the present invention, including a display part for displaying an alignment status of reels caused by playing a first reel game; a control part for determining whether a combination of symbols or the number of event symbols of... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP
20100234089 - Gaming device and method providing slot game having virtual map driven reel stop position determinations: Various embodiments of the disclosed gaming device include a housing which supports a plurality of mechanical reels and a plurality of stop input devices which are configured to provide a Pachisuro-style slot game. Each of the plurality of reels is associated with a different one of the plurality of stop... Agent: K&l Gates LLP
20100234091 - Gaming device and method providing slot game having virtual map driven reel stop position determinations: Various embodiments of the disclosed gaming device include a housing which supports a plurality of mechanical reels and a plurality of stop input devices which are configured to provide a Pachisuro-style slot game. Each of the plurality of reels is associated with a different one of the plurality of stop... Agent: K&l Gates LLP
20100234095 - Gaming device having main game activating a bonus event: A game and gaming apparatus include a main game and a bonus game. A player is entitled to participate in the bonus game without an additional wager beyond that required to play the main game. Winning outcomes of the main game determine the indicia used to play the bonus game.... Agent: K&l Gates LLP
20100234094 - Interaction with 3d space in a gaming system: A gaming system for interacting with a wagering game in 3D space includes sensors positioned to define a 3D volume within which things may be introduced to make gestures that are detected in the 3D volume and associated with wagering-game functions Different 3D gestures cause different wagering-game functions to be... Agent: Nixon Peabody LLP
20100234092 - Wagering game having hybrid winning outcomes: A gaming system for conducting a wagering game includes at least one display having a display region displaying an array including a plurality of moveable reels having symbols for indicating a randomly selected outcome selected from a plurality of outcomes. The plurality of reels includes a plurality of multi-symbol reels... Agent: Nixon Peabody LLP
20100234093 - Wagering game with enhanced player-selection bonus feature: A gaming system for conducting a wagering game includes a wager input device for receiving a wager from a player to play a wagering game. The system includes a display for displaying an array of selectable elements. Each of the selectable elements is associated with an award. The system also... Agent: Nixon Peabody LLP
20100234090 - Wagering game with outcome based on community and individual random events: A method of conducting a wagering game on a gaming machine comprises selecting a plurality of playable elements from a set of playable elements. The method further comprises displaying an individual outcome having first elements randomly selected from a set of individual elements. The set of individual elements correspond to... Agent: Nixon Peabody LLP
20100234096 - Game device: A game device of a computer game includes plural unit games, each of which can be completed when a requirement for completion is satisfied. The game device includes: a rule storage unit for storing rules of the computer game, in which the rules include rules stipulating the requirement for completion... Agent: Winston & Strawn LLP Patent Department
20100234097 - Automated remote configuration of wagering game machines: Systems and methods for providing configurations for one or more wagering game machines are described. The systems and methods receive performance data for the wagering game machine and analyze the performance data in accordance with a rule set. Based on the rule set and the performance data, new or modified... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/wms Gaming
20100234098 - Method of gaming, a game controller and a gaming system: An example method of gaming includes: conducting a progressive jackpot including a prize defined by a plurality of digits; and incrementing the progressive jackpot by incrementing a digit of said plurality of digits of the prize in response to a trigger event corresponding to the digit occurring.... Agent: Hanley, Flight & Zimmerman, LLC
20100234101 - Alterable storage media gaming machine: A system for verifying one or more downloaded components 54 of a gaming device 10 that includes the gaming device, which has an alterable hard drive 80 (or other persistent storage media 90), and the downloaded components that further include gaming-related content 92-96. A related method includes: enabling initiation of... Agent: Bally Gaming Inc.
20100234100 - Secure mode control in wagering game systems: A secure mode control device is described herein. The secure mode control device interfaces with a wagering game machine. The wagering game machine is capable of secure modes. The wagering game machine is also capable of wagering game modes that can generate wagering game data. The secure mode control device... Agent: Wms Gaming (delizio Gilliam) C/o Delizio Gilliam, PLLC
20100234099 - Wagering game system with docking stations: This description describes wagering game systems that include docking stations. In one embodiment, the apparatus includes a presentation unit configured to present a wagering game and a docking controller configured to detect when the apparatus is docked with a docking station and to detect when the apparatus is undocked from... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/wms Gaming
20100234103 - Game machine, game machine control method, and information storage medium: To provide a game machine for preferably producing a picture in which a first game character, in the case where a second game character moves so as to disappear from the view of the first game character, loses sight of the second game character and thus does not respond well... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20100234102 - Game state presenting device, game state presenting method, information recording medium, and program: To suppress easy transmission of information on the hand of a player to another player through an audience when the audience can watch the status of a hand of each player of mah-jongg, a card game, or the like, in a game status presenting device (801), an identifier storing unit... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20100234105 - Maintaining game history in wagering game systems: A wagering game system and its operations are described herein. In some embodiments, the operations can include initiating a secondary game for presentation on a wagering game machine. The secondary game may be associated with a primary wagering game being presented on the wagering game machine. The operations can also... Agent: Wms Gaming (delizio Gilliam) C/o Delizio Gilliam, PLLC
20100234104 - Networked gaming system including a live floor view module: A networked gaming system includes one or more gaming machines connected to a network, a network-connected user station having a user interface and a display. The networked gaming system further includes a host computer system having an environment module enabled to capture, analyze, and present both historical data stored in... Agent: Seed Intellectual Property Law Group, PLLC
20100234106 - Video image generating device, character appearance changing method, information recording medium, and program: An object storage unit (220) stores object information, including that of a main character who wears a camouflage outfit. More specifically, the object storage unit (220) stores a standard texture (222) showing a standard camouflage pattern, an additional texture (223) showing a replaceable camouflage pattern, as well as a material... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20100234107 - Game machine:
20100234108 - Music genre judging device and game machine having the same: The music genre judging device is provided with a signal input part 4 which takes in music reproduction signal outputted from a music reproduction device 100; a signal processing part 10 which outputs an integration value and a differential value of a low frequency component and a differential value of... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP
20100234109 - Fret and method of manufacturing frets for stringed controllers and instruments: A fret and method of making the fret are disclosed. The fret can include a body portion made of a non-conductive material, a first end, a second end, and a length defined between the first and second ends. A plurality of electrically conductive elements can be disposed along at least... Agent: 745 LLC
20100234111 - Communication method and system of network game, and method for implementing network game: The embodiments of the present invention provide a communication method of a network game, which includes that: a node server transforms IDs of players in a same scenario into network address indexes of clients according to network address information of the clients and adjacent node servers, the players corresponds to... Agent: Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP
20100234110 - Remote internet access to certain gaming operations: A gaming system includes a game server located at an authorized location and adapted to be accessed by an interested participant via a remote terminal over the Internet. An identification interface is associated with the remote terminal for providing identification information for assuring that the participant is an authorized player,... Agent: Robert C. Curfiss09/09/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. class, title,number
20100227658 - Perceived skill gaming machine and method: A gaming system having a plurality of primary game devices sharing a secondary bonus station is disclosed. The secondary game station comprises a secondary game which is configured to provide play pursuant to a triggering event originating from any one of the primary game devices in the gaming environment. The... Agent: Bally Gaming Inc.
20100227659 - Safety contestant progress registration: A novel system and method provides an RFID tag usable to track a participant in a contest, wherein the RFID tag is permanently embedded into or onto a racing bib, also referred to as a timing bib. The embedding of the RFID tag into the timing bib serves to deter... Agent: Leydig Voit & Mayer, Ltd
20100227660 - Horse video poker apparatus: A method and apparatus for playing a plurality of different video poker games using a microprocessor, a player input device and a display device including the ordered steps of displaying a plurality of different poker games on the display device, selecting one of the plurality of different poker games by... Agent: Quinn Emanuel Urquhart Oliver & Hedges, LLP Koda/androlia
20100227661 - Method and system for video poker: One embodiment of the present invention comprises a method including steps of populating a primary set of card positions with a first set of initial cards, determining at least one discarded card from the first set of initial cards, replacing the at least one discarded card from the first set... Agent: K&l Gates LLP
20100227664 - Method and apparatus for planning and customizing a gaming experience: The invention includes a system and method for planning and customizing a gaming vacation. Initially, a central controller receives preference and configuration data from a user at a user terminal. A preparation code is then determined and associated with the configuration data. The configuration data and the associated preparation code... Agent: K&l Gates LLP
20100227662 - Outcome based display of gaming results: Embodiments of the present invention are directed to gaming devices and gaming systems having an outcome based display of summarized past gaming results and a method of processing and displaying the past gaming results. In one example, a gaming device may record game information corresponding to the gaming event on... Agent: Marger Johnson & Mccollom, P.C.
20100227663 - Video poker games: A method, apparatus, and computer readable storage medium for implementing a bonus round of a slot machine game. A plurality of concealed elements are displayed, and a player can reveal each element one by one, until a terminating symbol is revealed. Combinations are formed and a player is awarded a... Agent: Muskin & Cusick LLC
20100227665 - Rotor-based gaming device having a system for changing the quantity of potential game outcomes for subsequent plays: A gaming device including a game operable upon one or more wagers. The game is operable for a first play and a second play. Each one of the plays involves a spin of a rotor. The rotor has a plurality of symbols and a plurality of ball landings adjacent to... Agent: K&l Gates LLP
20100227666 - Gaming system having bonus booster features: A gaming system comprises a wager input device for receiving a primary wager, a display for displaying a primary wagering game, and a controller operative to (i) detect receipt of the primary wager, (ii) cause the display to present a randomly selected outcome of the primary wagering game, the randomly... Agent: Nixon Peabody LLP
20100227667 - Wagering game providing player options for time-based special event: A gaming system for playing a wagering game includes a display for displaying a base game of the wagering game in response to receiving a play wager from a player. The gaming system further includes a controller coupled to the display and programmed to determine a bonus multiplier and a... Agent: Nixon Peabody LLP
20100227668 - System and method for playing a table and electronic card game: The present invention is directed to a card game in which at least five cards are dealt to at least one player position in which the player may have made a wager. The player must make at least one wager corresponding to one or more of the player positions. To... Agent: Carter, Deluca, Farrell & Schmidt, LLP
20100227669 - Software-based system that manages interactions among video game characters: In an online game methods and systems disclosed herein can permit characters to give help to or offer to give help to other characters. In an embodiment, the game tracks the amount of helpfulness of each character is provided. Characters may be rewarded or paid for giving help to each... Agent: Andrew Van Luchene
20100227671 - Apparatus for gathering, transferring, and auditing payment information: A currency media reader hub on a gaming machine to monitor transactions is provided. The currency media reader hub comprises a communication board module comprising a communication port module adapted to connect the currency media reader hub with a peripheral component, a network port module adapted to connect the currency... Agent: Axesnetwork Inc. Attn.: Intellectual Property Department
20100227673 - Craps variation with indicia matching: A method, apparatus, and computer readable storage for a craps variation for use in a casino that can be played with dice or cards. The composition of the come out roll (not just the total) must be matched on subsequent rolls in order for a wager to win. When cards... Agent: Muskin & Cusick LLC
20100227670 - Player wagering account and methods thereof: A system for adding funds to a handheld gaming machine. The system includes a portable digital wallet that wirelessly communicates with a handheld gaming machine (“handheld”). The digital wallet stores an amount of funds or funds associated with a remotely stored player account, and is used by the player to... Agent: Nixon Peabody LLP
20100227674 - System and method for junket business: The junket loyalty system (JLS) and method for operation disclosed herein are adapted for effectively operating and managing a junket business.... Agent: Hamre, Schumann, Mueller & Larson, P.C.
20100227672 - System and methods for providing gaming activities: Described herein are various systems and methods for providing gaming activities, these particularly relating to gaming activities implemented in conjunction with a flexible credit arrangement. In overview, a consumer is allocated one or more entries in a gaming activity based on a level of transactable flexible credit held by that... Agent: Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP (c/o Patent Administrator)
20100227675 - Virtual playing chips in a multiuser online game network: In various embodiments, virtual currency is used within a multiplayer online game in a restricted manner.... Agent: Baker Botts L.L.P.
20100227676 - Apparatus and method for determining the award of a prize: Apparatus (1) is disclosed for determining the award of a prize. The apparatus includes memory (2) for storing prize data indicative of a prize value for the prize. An input device (4) is responsive to input signals from a respective plurality of gaming terminals (6) for providing an increment signal.... Agent: Brooks Kushman P.C.
20100227677 - Gaming device having multiple different types of progressive awards: A gaming system including a central server linked to a plurality of gaming machines. The gaming system includes a plurality of different types of progressive awards adapted to be provided to one or more players of the gaming machines in the gaming system. In one embodiment, one or more progressive... Agent: K&l Gates LLP
20100227682 - Awarding of avatar items in video game environment: Embodiments related to the introduction of new avatar items to a video game environment are disclosed. One embodiment provides a computer-readable medium comprising code executable by a computing device to perform a method of presenting a video game to a user. The code comprises code executable to display in the... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20100227679 - Game terminal device and game terminal device game environment setting method: A game terminal device is provided with a game environment display controlling section for issuing a transmission request to at least one of other game terminal devices via a communication cable, receiving set contents of game environments stored in storage means of the other game terminal devices having received the... Agent: Jordan And Hamburg LLP
20100227678 - Game terminal device, game management system and game management method: A game management method is for executing a competition game among a plurality of client terminal devices. Players are identified before the start of the game. If an occurrence of an unusual end of the game is judged during the game, it is judged whether or not the unusual end... Agent: Jordan And Hamburg LLP
20100227681 - Limited-rights local playback of digital content: A method of playing a digital content item includes downloading the digital content item from a removable data-holding medium to a local data-holding medium of a media playing system and sending a licensing request to a network-accessible, digital-content service. The method further includes receiving a limited-rights license for the digital... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20100227683 - Method and apparatus for planning and customizing a gaming experience: The invention includes a system and method for planning and customizing a gaming vacation. Initially, a central controller receives preference and configuration data from a user at a user terminal. A preparation code is then determined and associated with the configuration data. The configuration data and the associated preparation code... Agent: K&l Gates LLP
20100227684 - Method and apparatus for planning and customizing a gaming experience: The invention includes a system and method for planning and customizing a gaming vacation. Initially, a central controller receives preference and configuration data from a user at a user terminal. A preparation code is then determined and associated with the configuration data. The configuration data and the associated preparation code... Agent: K&l Gates LLP
20100227680 - Wagering game machine wireless key: Apparatus, systems, and methods may operate to receive authorization information from a wireless key at a wagering game machine, the machine including a wagering game unit operable to receive a wager in association with a wagering game. Further activities may include granting access to a gaming machine control system included... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/wms Gaming
20100227685 - Game server device, game service method, information recording medium, and program: When providing a game that changes scene data according to the selection inputs of a plurality of players, in order to provide scene data without delay even in a case where there is a delay in selection input or where there is no selection input by some of the players,... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20100227686 - Methods and regulated gaming machines including service oriented blades configured to enable player interaction via a touch-screen display: In a regulated gaming system including a plurality of computer nodes communicating over a network, a gaming machine includes a game controller and interactivity apparatus that accepts wagers from a player and provides random outcomes while playing a game. The interactivity apparatus may include a touch-screen display. A service oriented... Agent: Young Law Firm, P.C.
20100227687 - Random generated display associated with gaming device: Embodiments of the present invention are directed to a method and system for displaying a pattern associated with a gaming device to heighten the gaming interest of players or potential players. These methods and systems include displaying an initial pattern and altering the initial pattern as play on the gaming... Agent: Marger Johnson & Mccollom, P.C.
20100227688 - Synthetic environment character data sharing: Synthetic environment character data sharing is described, including retrieving data from a first computer configured to interact with a synthetic environment by a game server, the first computer and the game server being in data communication with each other and configured using a client-server network topology, determining one or more... Agent: Kokka & Backus, PC
20100227689 - Methods and regulated gaming machines including game gadgets configured for player interaction using service oriented subscribers and providers: A regulated gaining machine including a touch-screen display is provided in a gaining system that includes a plurality of distributed computer nodes communicating over a network using a service oriented communication protocol. A plurality of game gadgets are provided, each enabling player interaction via respective predetermined interaction zones of the... Agent: Young Law Firm, P.C.
20100227692 - Displaying content for various aspect ratios: A resource manager can vary content for various display aspect ratios used to display information in a computing environment. This allows providing content that is more suitable and/or especially designed for display on a particular aspect ratio. It will be appreciated that resource manager can facilitate execution of the same... Agent: Weaver Austin Villeneuve & Sampson LLP - Igt Attn: Igt
20100227690 - Methods and regulated gaming machines configured for service oriented smart display buttons: A regulated gaming system includes a plurality of computer nodes communicating over a network. At least one of the computer nodes includes a gaming machine, which may include a game controller and an interactivity apparatus to accept wagers from a player and to provide random outcomes while playing a game.... Agent: Young Law Firm, P.C.
20100227691 - Online gaming system: A method of controlling a game program adapted to operate a game in a device is disclosed. The method comprises accessing configuration data defining one or more states or events which can occur at the device and which are not related to the game program, and specifying for each defined... Agent: Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP
20100227693 - Server system, game device, control method, program, and information storage medium: A server system that is communicably connected to a game device that is installed in a game operating entity includes a game data storage section, a read section that reads user data about a player, a transmission section that transmits the user data to the game device before the player... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20100227694 - Modular gaming machine stand: A gaming machine stand is constructed from a plurality of modules. In one embodiment the gaming machine stand comprises a pair of end modules and one or more intermediate modules. Variations in the number of intermediate modules permit the length of the gaming machine stand to be varied. The modules... Agent: Weide & Miller, Ltd.09/02/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. class, title,number
20100222122 - Texas pai gow: A method of playing a game, such as a wagering game, that includes dealing, from a deck of cards, a hand to each player of the game, selecting a community card from the deck of cards, and allowing each of the plurality of player cards to be arranged into a... Agent: Darby & Darby P.C.
20100222124 - System and method for integrating skill and chance in a game: The present invention provides a system and a method for determining playing conditions of at least one session of at least one skills game according to results of a chance game. The system comprises a software application installed and operated through computerized means and connected to a player's terminal. The... Agent: The Law Office Of Michael E. Kondoudis
20100222123 - Wagering game with group free-spin bonus: A method of conducting a wagering game on a plurality of gaming machines. The method includes receiving wagers from players at the plurality of gaming machines to play a basic game. A plurality of symbols is displayed on each of the plurality of gaming machines. The plurality of symbols indicate... Agent: Nixon Peabody LLP
20100222125 - Lottery transaction device, system and method with paperless wagering and payment of winnings: A lottery device, system and method incorporate lottery and non-lottery transaction capabilities within a single device that also provides for paperless wagering and payment of winnings. As part of the present invention, a transaction instrument facilitates typical consumer transactions as well as transactions related to lottery offerings and can use... Agent: Thomas F. Bergert C/o Williams MullenIPDocketing
20100222126 - Gaming system, machine and method with modified payout mapping: A gaming system, apparatus, and method are disclosed which include identifying a set of initial game designations to produce a game ending winner for a game, one or more additional game designations may be considered, that is, compared against a set of elements shown on a card or display in... Agent: Russell D. Culbertson The Culbertson Group, P.C.
20100222129 - Gaming device display and methods of use: A gaming apparatus having a housing defining a display area on which immoveable display characters and moveable symbol displays are used to present a game outcome, is disclosed. Typically, the immoveable display characters provide background for the moveable symbol displays. A controller is used to cause movement of the moveable... Agent: Ian F. Burns & Associates
20100222130 - Gaming machine with history display: A gaming system comprises a history display and a controller. The history display tracks a plurality of past outcomes of a wagering game. The controller awards a bonus if a current outcome of the wagering game has a predetermined association with at least one of the displayed plurality of past... Agent: Nixon Peabody LLP
20100222127 - Gaming system and a method of gaming: The present disclosure provides a gaming system which comprises a symbol selector for selecting a plurality of symbols for display at display positions of a display area. The gaming system further comprises a display position selector for selecting at least one display position of the display area. The gaming system... Agent: Mcandrews Held & Malloy, Ltd
20100222128 - Gaming using display elements activated by direction indicators: Gaming systems/processes employing display elements activated by direction-indicating symbols from adjacent display elements. A slot game event provides a display grid having deactivated grid positions and at least one activated grid position. A direction-indicating symbol is randomly presented in the activated grid position, indicating the direction of a deactivated grid... Agent: Hollingsworth & Funk
20100222131 - Game system, and game apparatus and event processing apparatus constituting the game system: The present game system includes: two or more game apparatuses, each of which comprises a game progress control unit for performing game progress control; and an event processing apparatus for performing a process for carrying out a single total event at the same timing by the plurality of game apparatuses.... Agent: Ditthavong Mori & Steiner, P.C.
20100222134 - Distributing information in a wagering game system: The patent application describes techniques for distributing information in a wagering game system. One method includes identifying one or more components to notify about events occurring in a wagering game system, where the one or more components facilitate secondary wagering games. The method can also include detecting the events, where... Agent: Wms Gaming (delizio Gilliam) C/o Delizio Gilliam, PLLC
20100222133 - Jackpot system: This invention relates to the awarding of prizes for games, such as for example, table games like card games. In one form the present invention is suitable for use in the game of Blackjack and provides a system for awarding a game prize, comprising: determining a tally corresponding to each... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20100222132 - Systems for enhancing funding of gaming: Apparatus and method for facilitating the funding of gaming and preferably the purchase of gaming vouchers (slot vouchers) with commercial bank cards and/or with casino and/or new credit accounts (private label and/or affiliate/Networking permanent or temporary) and/or the prompting of opening of a new credit account, including an automated kiosk... Agent: Shaper Iler Sue Z Shaper
20100222135 - Wagering game machines with non-volatile memory: Apparatus, systems, and methods may operate to load a software program which, when executed by a processor, is associated with presenting a wagering game upon which monetary value may be wagered. The software program may be loaded into a non-volatile memory in the form of phase-change random access memory, nanotube... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/wms Gaming
20100222136 - Game system and jackpot drawing apparatus constituting the same: In order to prevent a situation where a winner for a jackpot award is consequently concentrated on a player who plays by using a particular game apparatus that is a part of a game system, the game system includes a jackpot drawing apparatus for performing the following processes: when the... Agent: Ditthavong Mori & Steiner, P.C.
20100222137 - Game system and notification processing apparatus constituting the same: In order for a player to develop a sense of great expectation that the player him/herself may win a jackpot award, a game system includes: a jackpot drawing apparatus for performing a payout process for paying out to the winning player a payout target having at least a part of... Agent: Ditthavong Mori & Steiner, P.C.
20100222138 - Shared progressive gaming system and method: The present invention provides a progressive system for paying out a primary progressive prize and a secondary progressive prize. The system includes a progressive controller, a plurality of game devices each configured to execute a game of chance, and a network interconnecting the progressive controller and the game devices. A... Agent: Bally Gaming Inc.
20100222141 - Controlling modes in wagering game systems: A mode control device in a wagering game network is described herein. The mode control device can be used to control operational modes on a machine within the wagering game network. The mode control device can interface with the machine and gather criteria affecting which of the operational modes can... Agent: Wms Gaming (delizio Gilliam) C/o Delizio Gilliam, PLLC
20100222140 - Game validation using game play events and video: Validation of gaming operations is described. One method includes receiving a video signal depicting a game from at least one video device, receiving game play events from a gaming apparatus, combining a graphical representation of the game play events with the video signal into a combined video signal, and storing... Agent: Armstrong Teasdale LLP (igt - 26668) Robert B. Reeser, Iii
20100222139 - Method and system for online payment of the virtual property trading of the network game: A method and system for online consignment of the virtual property trading of the network game, the main theory is to setup a trading platform with the function of online payment to support a great deal of dealer terminals, and set an adapter between the trading platform and the network... Agent: Greer, Burns & Crain
20100222142 - Network game system, server, unauthorized behavior prevention method, unauthorized behavior detection method, information recording medium, and program: A terminal management unit (202) manages characters or the like in a virtual space operated from a terminal. An event generation unit (203) causes game device to generate a verification event for verifying a player's manual operation based on the progress state of a game on the game device. A... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20100222143 - Game program, game device and game control method: A method for controlling a video game is provided. The method includes causing a control unit, which controls the vide game, to recognize first coordinate data indicating a first display position of a first object on the image display unit, causing the control unit to display the first object on... Agent: GlobalIPCounselors, LLP
20100222144 - Image-linked sound output method and device: Intended is to inform a player of it through both the visual sense and the auditory sense that an action has been recognized. A velocity vector calculating unit calculates, by using the image of the action of the player taken with a camera (20), the velocity vector of the action,... Agent: Gibson & Dernier LLP
20100222146 - Common controller: A common game controller is compatible with multiple platforms including game devices and general purpose processors. The common controller can be utilized by both developers and users. Game software can easily be implemented on multiple platforms. Common source code can be developed and compiled to run on multiple systems, for... Agent: Woodcock Washburn LLP (microsoft Corporation)
20100222145 - Gaming system and game controller: A game controller comprising: a plurality of random result generators, whereby a separate game is playable using each one of the random result generators; and a game play coordinator adapted to, when two or more games are selected for play by a player, for each selected game, trigger the random... Agent: Mcandrews Held & Malloy, Ltd
20100222147 - Multigame multiplayer party session: A computing device for executing multiplayer game software applications playable with one or more remote peers, the computing device may include a multigame party module that is configured to create a party session that is joinable by the one or more remote peers, the party session may be hosted by... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20100222148 - Convertible rail for selecting player-tracking modes in an electronic game table: Convertible rails for selecting player-tracking modes in an electronic game table are described. In one implementation, a rail or trim surrounds the periphery of the tabletop of an electronic game table. The rail has recessed bay openings for mounting user-interface hardware, such as for player-tracking. Player-tracking hardware may include, for... Agent: Digideal CorporationPrevious industry: Books, strips, and leaves for manifolding
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