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20100331064 - Using game play elements to motivate learning: Elements of game play, such as usage statistics, scores, levels, challenges, achievements, competition, and the like, are incorporated into a productivity application to assist in motivating users to learn features of the productivity application. A recommendation system is utilized to assist users in determining what features of the application to... Agent: Merchant & Gould (microsoft)
20100331065 - Media system and method: An interactive media system configured to present a substantially real-time simulation of an actual live event involving a moveable object in an arena, the system comprising: a tag attachable to a moveable object involved in an actual live event in an arena; one or more base stations located relative to... Agent: Florek & Endres PLLC
20100331066 - System and method for enabling betting during race and storage medium storing computer program for executing the method: Disclosed herein are a system and a method of enabling betting during a race and a storage medium storing a program for executing the method. The method includes the steps of (a) before the start of a race, allowing bets to be made based on indicated odds; and (b) after... Agent: Lrk Patent Law Firm
20100331067 - Multidimensional crossword game and puzzle: A multidimensional crossword game or puzzle has three or four functional dimensions, two physical and one or two representational, laid out on a planar board. Rules of play are applied on a two dimensional array of boards to achieve this multidimensional effect. Completion of a legal word can occur in... Agent: Francis H. Kirkpatrick Kirkpatent Consulting
20100331068 - Gaming device for a flat rate blackjack game play session and a method of operating same: A method and apparatus for operating a gaming device having a flat rate play session costing a flat rate price. The flat rate play session spans multiple plays on the gaming device over a pre-established duration. The gaming device identifies price parameters and determines the flat rate price of playing... Agent: K&l Gates LLP
20100331069 - System and method for saving status of paused game of chance: A game of chance involving a progression of events is conducted on one or more gaming machines. After receiving a wager from a player at a gaming machine, play of the game is initiated. If the game is paused, the status of the paused game is stored at a central... Agent: Nixon Peabody LLP
20100331070 - Gaming and/or entertainment device: The present invention relates to a gaming and/or entertainment device, in particular in the form of a roulette game device, having a game field comprising a plurality of wager fields which can be covered individually and/or group-wise by a wager of a player and/or of a plurality of players, as... Agent: Levine Bagade Han LLP
20100331071 - Game system, and jackpot drawing apparatus and game apparatus constituting the same: The drawing machine for jackpot game performs a group drawing for selecting one winning group among a plurality of groups and performs a winner determining process for determining a winner among players who play game apparatuses belonging to the winning group, thereby performing a jackpot drawing. Then, the drawing machine... Agent: Ditthavong Mori & Steiner, P.C.
20100331073 - Gaming machine and control method thereof: A slot machine 10 of the present invention is provided with a lower image display panel 141 and a motherboard 70. The slot machine 10 carries out (a1) a process of running a game in which a predetermined number of game media are paid out according to the number of... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100331072 - Gaming machine with main and subsidiary game combined: A gaming machine with a bonus feature; said bonus feature comprising a subsidiary game played in combination with a main game played on said machine; said subsidiary game displayed as at least one additional simulated bonus game reel appearing in a primary display of said machine; characterized in that said... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20100331074 - Gaming system having a plurality of gaming machines linked by network and control method thereof: According to a gaming system 300, when BET information has been received from a gaming machine 1, it is determined either no offer of a special payout to the gaming machine 1 of a transmission source of the BET information, or a size of the special payout to be offered... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100331075 - Using game elements to motivate learning: Elements of game play are incorporated into a productivity application to assist in motivating users to learn features of the productivity application. For example, the elements of game play that are incorporated into learning features of the productivity application may include items such as usage statistics, scores, levels, challenges, achievements,... Agent: Merchant & Gould (microsoft)
20100331076 - System and method for shared wins: Certain embodiments provide a system and method for providing shared wins in a gaming system. Certain embodiments include establishing a shared win award, wherein the shared win award has an amount or value. One or more eligible players may be identified to participate in a shared win, wherein eligibility of... Agent: Mcandrews Held & Malloy, Ltd
20100331077 - Progressive jackpot communication techniques: A gaming system (10) includes gaming machine groups (GR 1-GR 16) arranged to receive input data and to generate output progressive jackpot data relating to two or more progressive jackpots. A central database (26) stores the input data relating to the progressive jackpots. A monitoring computer (40) includes a local... Agent: Mcandrews Held & Malloy, Ltd
20100331078 - Method and apparatus for associating data with online game ratings: A procedure receives a game result from a game console. A rating is determined for the game result. If the rating for the game result meets a predetermined criteria, the recorded game associated with the game result is received from the game console. The recorded game is attached to the... Agent: Lee & Hayes, PLLC
20100331079 - Persistent device relationships in wagering game systems: In some embodiments a wagering game system comprises a personal area network device configured to render media content including results of a wagering game. The system can include a wagering game machine configured to determine and provide the wagering game results to the personal area network device. The wagering game... Agent: Wms Gaming (delizio Gilliam) C/o Delizio Gilliam, PLLC
20100331080 - Information processing device, control method for information processing device, and information storage medium: To provide an information processing device for enabling a user to relatively readily select their desired number of images from among a plurality of images, even in a case such as when the plurality of images are displayed close to one another on a display screen. A trajectory obtaining unit... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20100331081 - Integrated game function in a personal mobility vehicle, such as a wheelchair: A personal mobility vehicle, such as a wheelchair system, includes a user interface that includes a user input and a display for displaying information to the user and a control unit that includes a data processor and a memory. The data processor is responsive to the user entering information into... Agent: Harrington & Smith
20100331083 - Intelligent game system including intelligent foldable three-dimensional terrain: An intelligent game system and apparatus comprises one or more sensors, a controller, a projector, one or more game pieces and one or more foldable three-dimensional terrain pieces. The game board and terrain pieces comprise one or more sensors each having an identifier for sensing when a game piece or... Agent: Haverstock & Owens LLP
20100331082 - Mobile terminal capable of providing multiplayer game and operating method of the mobile terminal: A mobile terminal and an operating method of the mobile terminal are provided. The operating method includes connecting the mobile terminal to a sharing device so as to be able to communicate with the sharing device, the sharing device displaying a shared screen; downloading multiplayer game programs from the sharing... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20100331085 - Gaming system that navigates dealer in game advancement and prevents fraud: The present invention provides a gaming system that can allow a game to be appropriately advanced even by an inexperienced dealer by way of navigating the dealer in game advancement, thereby allowing fraud to be avoided and cost to be reduced. An image input device, which captures images for displaying... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100331084 - System and method for a wrap-around gaming experience: A computer-based system and method for providing users of software/video games with a wrap-around gaming experience. A first game is played by a user in an initial form to gather experience. A second game is then played by the user to gather further experience. If the user gathers enough experience... Agent: Silversky Group LLC
20100331086 - System for predicting game animal movement and managing game animal images: A system for managing scouting images, including a scouting camera configured to record and store images of subjects at a particular location and an image management device which has a processor that creates a predictive statement based on image content of the images stored on the scouting camera or copies... Agent: Jansson Shupe & Munger Ltd.
20100331087 - Control apparatus for use with a computer or video game system: A control device for controlling a display of a computer system for use with a video game includes a coordinate control unit for providing information related to a vertical and horizontal tilt of the control device, a mouse control unit for inputting conventional mouse input information, a game control unit... Agent: Eric Argentar
20100331088 - Method and system for real time collaborative story generation and scoring: This is a method and system for collaborative story generation and scoring based on real time player story line submissions and voting.... Agent: Daniel Culbert
20100331089 - Computer-implemented method and system for generating and managing customized interactive multiplayer location-based mobile games: A computer-implemented method and system are provided for generating and managing a customized interactive multiplayer location-based mobile game. The method includes the steps of: (a) receiving at a computer system content and high-level game logic from a game designer to be used in developing a location-based mobile game; (b) generating... Agent: Foley Hoag, LLP Patent Group, World Trade Center West
20100331090 - Computer readable storage medium and information processing apparatus: First, a position and/or a direction of at least one predetermined first node among a plurality of nodes is determined, and then a position and/or a direction of at least one predetermined second node among the plurality of nodes is determined based on the position and/or the direction of the... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, P.C.
20100331091 - Computer readable storage medium and information processing apparatus: A CPU causes an object to make a predetermined motion, and calculates an attracting force or a repulsive force generated, in accordance with the predetermined motion, between a node of attention among a plurality of the nodes and at least one connected node connected to the node of attention. Further,... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, P.C.
20100331092 - Game controller case: A game controller case enables game play that utilizes an action operation input (e.g., hitting or pushing) using a game controller attached to a game device instead of a dedicated game controller. The game controller case includes a receiving section that receives a game controller that includes an acceleration detection... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC12/23/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category
20100323774 - Dynamic power management in a gaming machine: A gaming machine for conducting a wagering game includes a value input device for receiving a wager and a processor for executing gameplay on the gaming machine. The processor has a plurality of power consumption levels. A power regulator is operative to alter the power consumption level of the processor... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/wms Gaming
20100323775 - Systems and methods for evolving content for computer games: Systems and methods of evolving content for computer games are disclosed. One such method comprises tracking popularity according to one or more users of at least a portion of a plurality of game content items available in a game world. The game world is associated with the game. The game... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP
20100323776 - Gaming systems and methods and rotating assemblies for use therein: A gaming machine includes a memory, a first display device configured to display a first game, a second display device configured to display a second game, and a processor coupled to the memory, to the first display device, and to the second display device. The second display device includes a... Agent: Armstrong Teasdale LLP (igt - 26668) Robert B. Reeser, Iii
20100323781 - Delayed bonus win determination: Embodiments of the present invention are directed to gaming devices having a delayed bonus win determination and methods of operating gaming systems and gaming devices to provide delayed bonus win determinations. Here, contributions to a linked jackpot may be separated from the chance to win the linked jackpot, where the... Agent: Marger Johnson & Mccollom, P.C.
20100323780 - Gaming device having increased award frequency: Embodiments of this invention are directed to gaming devices having increased award frequency and methods of operating gaming systems and gaming devices to provide more frequent awards. These more frequent awards, or secondary awards, may be provided on gaming devices or systems with multiple gaming devices to keep player interest... Agent: Marger Johnson & Mccollom, P.C.
20100323778 - Gaming machine: A gaming machine according to the present invention executes a main game and a sub game in parallel. In sub game processing, the gaming machine judges whether or not the number of times the main game is executed is a predetermined number (S122, S125). In a case where the number... Agent: Ndq&m Watchstone LLP
20100323779 - Gaming system having graphical feature interface: A gaming system comprises a wager input device for receiving a primary wager and a display for displaying a primary wagering game. The gaming system further comprises a controller which is operative to (i) detect receipt of the primary wager, (ii) display a randomly selected outcome of the primary wagering... Agent: Nixon Peabody LLP
20100323777 - Method of playing a slot machine: A slot machine that continually displays live action on a main screen area while displaying the end of gaming actions not resulting in a payout on at least one additional screen area. The machine also causes additional screen areas to merge with the main screen area to form a large... Agent: Weiss & Moy PC
20100323782 - Player choice game feature: A gaming machine has display means and a game control means arranged to control images displayed on the display means An underlying game is played in which one or more random events are caused to be displayed on the display means and, if a predefined winning event occurs, the machine... Agent: Mcandrews Held & Malloy, Ltd
20100323783 - Game apparatus and storage medium having stored thereon game program: Whether or not an angular velocity detected by an angular velocity sensor is used for a game process is determined, and a difficulty level of a game to be subjected to a game process is set so as to vary depending on whether the angular velocity is determined to be... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, P.C.
20100323784 - Gaming bonus having odd-increasing wins: Embodiments of the present invention are directed to gaming devices having bonuses with odd-increasing wins and methods of operating gaming systems and gaming devices to provide bonuses that have better odds of providing awards as the bonus progresses. During game play, bonus selections are awarded and selections are made among... Agent: Marger Johnson & Mccollom, P.C.
20100323786 - Processing critical data sets in non-volatile memory: Described herein are processes and devices that utilize non-volatile memory on a wagering game machine. One of the devices described is a wagering game system. The wagering game system can receive a request to activate a first wagering game on a wagering game machine, receive critical data for the first... Agent: Wms Gaming (delizio Gilliam) C/o Delizio Gilliam, PLLC
20100323785 - Visually presenting wagering game options: Described herein are processes and devices that visually present wagering game options. One of the devices described is a wagering game system. The wagering game system can receive search criteria for wagering games and determine wagering games to present to a wagering game player. The wagering game system can present... Agent: Wms Gaming (delizio Gilliam) C/o Delizio Gilliam, PLLC
20100323787 - Drawing machine for jackpot game, and game apparatus and game system using the same: The drawing machine for jackpot game is provided with a first drawing unit which performs an advance drawing for determining a winning of any one of drawing right awards individually corresponding to the plural types of jackpot awards and a second drawing unit which performs a jackpot drawing for determining... Agent: Ditthavong Mori & Steiner, P.C.
20100323789 - Cashbox coupon for a gaming machine: The present invention also provides a system for an additional security feature to a gaming machine through the printing of a coupon containing information relating to the content of a cashbox positioned within the gaming machine. The coupon is produced by information retrieved from the bill validator. The transfer of... Agent: Dennison Associates
20100323790 - Devices and methods for auditing and enforcing computer game licenses: Techniques are provided for monitoring and controlling use of a computer game on a remote computing device. One such technique employs a processor with memory and transceiver configured to receive from the device, in response to an attempt to play the game on the device, a combination of a game... Agent: Uniloc Usa Inc.
20100323788 - Reserve credits for use on gaming device: Embodiments of the present invention are directed to methods and apparatus in which a player plays one of a plurality of networked gaming devices. Game awards below a predefined level are tracked and stored on the network. If the game awards are less than a predefined criterion, a pay command... Agent: Marger Johnson & Mccollom, P.C.
20100323791 - Game machine: A user operating the game machine and playing the game can easily transfer the intention of a necessary order or the like to a waiter/waitress, a main counter or the like, without leaving the game machine. Further, the user can check the total input amount for the total of games,... Agent: Jae Y. Park
20100323792 - Input device for game machine: A push button panel 16, which has a transparent panel main body 16a for allowing a screen image on a display surface 10a to be visually seen, is disposed for each void part 15b between opaque frames 15a of a lattice panel 15 disposed on the display surface 10a of... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP
20100323793 - System and method of audio processing: A method of audio processing for an entertainment device operable to communicate with a game controller, the method comprising the steps of generating a source sound for reproduction by a plurality of loudspeakers at a current position where acoustic signals from the plurality of loudspeakers are coincident (hereafter referred to... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik
20100323795 - Game apparatus and game program: First, operation data is acquired from an input device that is operated by a user. Next, a target is configured, by utilizing the operation data, within a predetermined range which is frontward in a forward direction of a course where a user object should move along and which is defined... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, P.C.
20100323794 - Sensor based human motion detection gaming with false positive detection: A sensor based human motion detection gaming with false positive detection uses a single sensor or a combination of sensors to measure the physical motions of the player and then uses this motion as input in an interactive game. The interactive game resides on a mobile host such as a... Agent: Yui-zhang Su
20100323796 - Impact resistant hand-gripped manual controller: A damage resistant manual controller for manipulating images or symbols on a display is made of impact resistant material such as dense foam rubber to resist damage resulting from accidental or intentional impact caused by throwing, dropping, or other insult. Damage resistance entails maintaining the operational integrity of the electronics... Agent: Stoel Rives LLP - Pdx
20100323797 - Methods and systems for processing gaming data: Methods and systems for content processing are described. In one embodiment, gaming data is received from a gaming source server. The gaming data associated with a game. A content signal is received from a signal source during presentation of programming content. The programming content is associated with the content signal... Agent: Polsinelli Shughart PC
20100323799 - Service providing method using on-line game, and recording media recording program for implementing the method: An approach is provided for providing a service using an on-line game capable of, maximizing effects of services associated with the on-line game, and recording media recording a program for implementing the service providing method. The service providing method may include, for example, storing, in a rendering region, game object... Agent: H.c. Park & Associates, PLC
20100323798 - Systems and methods for game activation: Techniques are provided for controlling the activation of computer games. In one embodiment, the technique may involve receiving a combination of a game identifier for the game and a device identifier for the device. The technique may further involve accessing a database of known game identifiers, each known game identifier... Agent: Uniloc Usa Inc.
20100323800 - Game terminal, play-difficulty-level setting apparatus, computer program, and storage medium: A processor of a game terminal estimates energy consumption of a hypothetical player, assuming that the hypothetical player performs at least one reference dance for a play period, on the basis of a step-sequence data element describing the reference dance. The processor of the game terminal generates a data item... Agent: Winston & Strawn LLP Patent Department12/16/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category
20100317419 - Method and system for synchronous social gaming via mobile devices: This invention allows multiple mobile devices to be wirelessly interconnected into a gaming environment intended specifically for use by a group of people in the same location, such as a bar, lounge or party. The game environment effectively utilizes motion sensors, keypads, or other user interface capabilities of disparate phone... Agent: Ian F. Burns & Associates
20100317420 - System and method: A system and method providing for communication and reolution of utility functions between participants, wherein the utility function is evaluated based on local information at the recipient to determine a cost value thereof. A user interface having express representation of both information elements, and associated reliability of the information. An... Agent: Hoffberg & Associates
20100317421 - Blackjack game with innovative bonus wager: This invention presents methods for playing live and electronic Blackjack-style games with an optional side wager incorporating a bonus or Jackpot feature. The essence of the instant invention is the making of a side bet in the game of Blackjack where the player making the side bet is wagering that... Agent: Richard L. Bigelow
20100317422 - Gaming machine: The present invention is a gaming machine including a controller, which a) executes a primary game on a display, b) executes a secondary game in which a plurality of areas are defined on the display such that an award is allocated to at least one of the plurality of areas... Agent: Masuvalley & Partners
20100317423 - System and method for scratch card implementations on mobile devices: A gaming system is disclosed that comprises a gaming server and at least one mobile device in communication with the gaming server. The gaming system allows a user of a mobile device to play a scratcher type lottery game. The mobile device may provide one or more display system parameters... Agent: Ian F. Burns & Associates
20100317427 - Game machine including variable pattern display units: A game machines has a back side display unit composed of reels for displaying back patterns, and a front side display unit composed of transparent EL panels for displaying overlapping patterns overlapping with the back patterns. The back side display unit and the front side display unit are disposed not... Agent: Posz Law Group, PLC
20100317425 - Gaming system having multizone selection feature: A gaming system for conducting a wagering game includes a wager input device and a display for displaying a randomly selected outcome. The randomly selected outcome is selected from a plurality of possible outcomes. The gaming system further includes a controller operative to display a multi-zone selection feature. The multi-zone... Agent: Nixon Peabody LLP
20100317426 - Method of gaming, a game controller and a gaming system: A method of gaming in a gaming system includes conducting a plurality of game rounds, determining as part of each game round whether a designated game event has occurred, each designated game event conferring a benefit on the player in at least one game round, increasing a count in response... Agent: Hanley, Flight & Zimmerman, LLC
20100317424 - Wagering game with community game having a persistent-state feature: A gaming system for playing a wagering game includes a plurality of gaming machines configured to receive a wagering input and to access a group game including a persistent-state gaming environment. A controller is configured to maintain the persistent-state gaming environment and to control game play within the persistent-state gaming... Agent: Nixon Peabody LLP
20100317428 - Server, gaming system, gaming machine, and control method of the server capable of changing minimum bet unit in gaming machine: A server is provided with an input device with which an input for selecting a minimum bet unit out of a plurality of minimum bet units can be made. Minimum bet unit information indicative of the selected minimum bet information is transmitted to a gaming machine. On receiving the minimum... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100317430 - Discovery and distribution of game session information: Discovery and distribution of game session security information includes receiving a request to generate a new game session from a computing device and maintaining a record of a game session identifier for the new game session and a game session key for the new game session, and making the new... Agent: Lee & Hayes, PLLC
20100317429 - Profit sharing in video game environments: Video game methods and systems allow players to acquire ownership of video game environments. Methods and systems additionally include methods for buying and selling ownership or fractions of ownership in a particular game environment.... Agent: Gonzales Patent Services
20100317431 - Game card and game playing method: A game card used for revealing hidden information thereof by a transparent color rendering sheet having a predetermined color for passing a light with a specific wavelength range. The game card includes a transparent substrate; and a transparent color layer formed on the transparent substrate and comprising a game pattern... Agent: Hdls Patent & Trademark Services
20100317432 - Storage medium storing game program for providing play-against-type game in which multiple players can participate, game device, and game system: When a game is started, at least two types of pieces obtained based on random extraction from prepared types of pieces are set in advance for each player as his/her own assigned pieces (assigned objects). When the game ends as a prescribed condition is satisfied, an evaluation value of each... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, P.C.
20100317433 - Wagering game machine with user interface preferences: Systems and methods present images for elements of a wagering game in accordance with user preferences. The size, location, aspect ratio, scaling input methodology, scaling display methodology and user interfaces present on a primary or secondary display may be controlled using the user preferences. User preferences in conjunction with wagering... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/wms Gaming
20100317436 - Gaming console with transparent sprites: The present invention provides a gaming console 40 having display means 41, and game control means 100 arranged to control images displayed on the display means 41. The game control means 100 are arranged to play a game wherein a plurality of symbols 43 are randomly selected and displayed on... Agent: Mcandrews Held & Malloy, Ltd
20100317435 - Instant player profiler: Described herein are processes and devices that automatically generate a player profile. One of the devices described is a wagering game system. The wagering game system can present a plurality of pictures on a wagering game machine, kiosk, or other network device. The plurality of pictures includes aesthetic content. The... Agent: Wms Gaming (delizio Gilliam) C/o Delizio Gilliam, PLLC
20100317434 - Method and apparatus for gaming controller with electroluminescence: A method of an aspect includes communicating a signal associated with user performance from a gaming console to a gaming controller, and controlling an EL lamp coupled to the gaming controller according to the signal. The gaming controller of an aspect may have a decoration through which light from the... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP
20100317437 - Controlling wagering game system audio: A wagering game system and its operations are described herein. In embodiments, the operations can include determining audio playlists from a plurality of independent wagering game applications (“applications”). The audio playlists can include multiple sound content that is activated contemporaneously on a wagering game machine for each of the applications.... Agent: Wms Gaming (delizio Gilliam) C/o Delizio Gilliam, PLLC
20100317438 - Game device and game control method for controlling game of arranging objects in predefined order: A game device includes: an object arrangement modification unit adapted to acknowledge selection of an object subject to movement from among a plurality of objects arranged in one direction in a game field, and to move the selected object to a position requested by a user; a determination unit adapted... Agent: Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
20100317439 - Game device, method of controlling game device, program, and information storage medium: To provide a game device capable of allowing a user to feel a difference in state of mind between a player of a winning team and a player of a losing team when defending. A selection unit (56) selects one or more player characters from among the player characters belonging... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20100317440 - Game device, method of controlling game device, program, and information storage medium: Provided is a game device which allows a reduction in processing load relating to the control of player characters belonging to one team, in a case where any one of player characters belonging to another team is in possession of a moving object. A selecting section (52a) selects one or... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20100317441 - Handheld controller and game apparatus using same: An exemplary handheld controller includes a shell, a gas pressure detecting member and a processing unit. The gas pressure detecting member is received in the shell and exposed to the ambient environment. The gas pressure detecting member is configured for detecting a pressure exerted by ambient air at the outside... Agent: Altis Law Group, Inc. Attn: Steven Reiss
20100317442 - wagering game community environment: A wagering game community environment is described herein. In some embodiments, the environment includes a community server to provide services for a wagering game community. In some embodiments, the community server comprises a communications controller configured to receive communications from community terminals and to send the communications to wagering game... Agent: Wms Gaming (delizio Gilliam) C/o Delizio Gilliam, PLLC
20100317443 - Distributed network game system: Methods and systems for providing network-based games to otherwise non-networked devices are provided herein. A network server may provide video game execution and rendering capabilities in accordance with video game software on the server, and may transcode video game output into a media stream for sending to a remotely located... Agent: Banner & Witcoff , Ltd Attorneys For Client Number 007412
20100317446 - Information processing device, information processing device control method, program, and information storage medium: To provide an information processing device capable of facilitating input by a user of a symbol, such as, e.g., a character, a mark (a symbol in a narrow sense), a pictogram (a pictorial symbol), and so forth. An area setting unit (72) sets a plurality of areas corresponding to symbols... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20100317445 - System, apparatus, and method for predicting a fight result: A method and apparatus for predicting a winner of a fight. The method includes: selecting at least two fighters; selecting at least one of a plurality of criteria for each of at least two fighters; and calculating a winner based on the selected at least one of the plurality of... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20100317444 - Using a human computation game to improve search engine performance: Human computation games are provided wherein a player is shown a page, such as a web page. The player is then asked to provide one or more terms that are intended to cause a search engine to return the page in response to performing a query using the terms. The... Agent: Microsoft Corporation12/09/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category
20100311482 - Electro-biometric methods and apparatus: A method and apparatus for tracking changes in an electro-cardiologic signal using a signal processing device having a sensor. The method comprises communicatively coupling the sensor of the signal processing device with a subject; reading into a memory an electro-cardiologic signal of the subject via the sensor and the signal... Agent: Carr & Ferrell LLP
20100311483 - Squad vs. squad video game: A squad versus squad shooter video game receives input from one or more players via their respective use of controllers in communication with one or more console-based video game systems. The input from each controller is interpreted as a command to a squad in a competition against one or more... Agent: Lee & Hayes, PLLC
20100311484 - Fantasy sports system with social networking capability: A method of managing a fantasy sports game includes receiving attribute information from a plurality of players of the fantasy sports game, wherein attribute information includes at least identifying information, a sports type and a wager amount. The method can further include relaying communications between the plurality of players and... Agent: Mark Terry, Esq.
20100311485 - Electronic game device and method of using the same: An electronic question and answer game device in accordance with the present invention comprises a housing that has several side walls or surfaces. A display screen is disposed on one of the sides. The display screen is configured to present a question to the user of the electronic device. The... Agent: Edell, Shapiro & Finnan, LLC
20100311486 - Card game apparatus and method with dealt card disclosure feature: A method of managing a card game, a computer implementation thereof, and a card game kit are disclosed. In the method, a plurality of cards are dealt in one or more rounds to a plurality of players, each player receiving one or more cards in each round, with each card... Agent: Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz LLP
20100311487 - Multi-layered electronic puzzle: A system for generating an electronic puzzle for a user. The system comprises a user interface; a processor in communication with the user interface; and a memory in communication with the processor. The processor is effective to receive a first image and a second set of images; break the first... Agent: Dilworth & Barrese, LLP
20100311488 - Amusement device including means for processing electronic data in play of a game in which an outcome is dependant upon card values: Various card devices and methods involving card devices are described. Other embodiments are also described.... Agent: Innovation Division
20100311491 - Gaming system and a method of gaming: A gaming system is disclosed which is arranged to identify a player and to display a player game menu specific to the player when the player is identified at a gaming device. The gaming system comprises a game selector arranged to facilitate selection by a player of a game from... Agent: Mcandrews Held & Malloy, Ltd
20100311489 - Mobile playing card devices: Various card devices and methods involving card devices are described. Other embodiments are also described.... Agent: Innovation Division
20100311490 - Portable electronic charge device for card devices: Various card devices and methods involving card devices are described. Other embodiments are also described.... Agent: Innovation Division
20100311492 - Gaming system, a method of gaming and an additional game controller: A method of gaming comprising: determining which of a plurality of gaming devices, each operable for independent play of one or more games, are eligible for an additional game; initiating an additional game; and determining in response to initiation of the additional game, which eligible gaming devices will participate in... Agent: Mcandrews Held & Malloy, Ltd
20100311494 - Amusement device including means for processing electronic data in play of a game of chance: Various card devices and methods involving card devices are described. Other embodiments are also described.... Agent: Innovation Division
20100311493 - Interprocess communication regarding movement of game devices: Various card devices and methods involving card devices are described. Other embodiments are also described.... Agent: Innovation Division
20100311498 - Gaming system, machine and method with a prize modifier: A system, apparatus, and method are disclosed which provide a random prize modification wherein a promotion index value is produced for a player in a wagering game. This promotion index value is then used in modifying a predetermined prize based on the wagering game outcome. In one embodiment, a particular... Agent: Multimedia Games, Inc.
20100311495 - On-line betting game: The game is implemented by means of a computer system that comprising at least one terminal suitable for presenting data to a player and for enabling the player to provide parameters to the system; and a game site coupled to each terminal. The game comprises the following sequence of successive... Agent: Jacobson Holman PLLC
20100311496 - System and method for generating tickets on demand: According to one aspect, provided are systems and methods for generating unrestricted games (e.g. promotional games) that preserve predetermination and/or do not introduce chance elements into the games while at the same time reduce the overhead associated with generating and maintaining entries (i.e. tickets) into the games. As part of... Agent: Lando & Anastasi, LLP
20100311497 - Tournament gaming system and method: A tournament gaming system for gaming machines. A common amount is gambled in the tournament by two or more players, which forms a tournament pot. A common wagering game is played, the wagers being separate from and in addition to the common amount gambled. On a tournament terminating event, a... Agent: Mcandrews Held & Malloy, Ltd
20100311499 - Wagering game having opportunity for particular increased awards: An opportunity for higher awards for particular winning outcomes in a wagering game enhances the entertainment and enticement provided by a wagering game. In one embodiment, the opportunity is provided when the player has an initial set of indicia which contains a winning outcome. The opportunity allows a player to... Agent: Weide & Miller, Ltd.
20100311500 - Data protection in a wagering game machine: In some embodiments, a method includes retrieving a value associated with a nonvolatile machine-readable medium from the nonvolatile machine-readable medium of a wagering game machine. The method also includes retrieving an authentication value from the nonvolatile machine-readable medium. The authentication value is derived from the value. The method includes enabling... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/wms Gaming
20100311502 - Electrical transmission among interconnected gaming systems: Various card devices and methods involving card devices are described. Other embodiments are also described.... Agent: Innovation Division
20100311501 - Game controller: A game controller includes a game controller chip; function keys electrically connected to the game controller chip; a joystick electrically connected to the game controller chip; an LCD display controlled by the game controller chip via a graph controller chip; a camera controlled by the game controller chip via a... Agent: Sam Chen
20100311503 - Game apparatus and game control method for controlling and representing magical ability and power of a player character in an action power control program: A game apparatus and game control method for controlling and representing magical ability and power of a player character, in an action power control program is provided. The game apparatus and game control method permits the accessing of an unlimited level of magical power available to the player character by... Agent: Xaviant LLC
20100311504 - Controller for a games system: The present application provides a controller for a dual analog controller games system, the controller being provided in the form of an action figure having a base, a torso and at least one member connected to the torso, wherein a first analog stick input is obtained by detecting tilting motion... Agent: Nydegger & Associates
20100311507 - method and an apparatus for managing games and a learning plaything: A plaything having adjustable game attributes. The plaything comprises a reading unit for reading a unique machine-readable representation of game related information from a labeled game element and a memory for hosting an attribute record characterizing at least one game attribute of a game. The plaything further comprises a learning... Agent: Martin D. Moynihan D/b/a Prtsi, Inc.
20100311506 - Method and system for re-connecting an unexpectedly off-line web-game: A method and system for re-connecting an unintentionally off-line web-game is disclosed. The system comprises a user electronic device, a web, and a web-game server. When the user electronic device unexpectedly withdraws from the web-game because of communicated-disruption of the web, the web-game server continues the web-game immediately in accordance... Agent: J C Patents
20100311505 - Ultra-thick gaming device: Disclosed are gaming systems, apparatus, and related methods that implement services over a plurality of gaming devices in a mesh network. A plurality of gaming devices are situated at respective network nodes of the mesh network. A gaming device includes a storage medium, a player interface, a client processing module... Agent: Weaver Austin Villeneuve & Sampson LLP - Igt Attn: Igt12/02/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category
20100304806 - Collectable card-based game in a massively multiplayer role-playing game that processes card-based events: This disclosure generally describes a massively multiplayer online role playing game (MMORPG) or, more specifically, a card-based MMORPG that enables characters in a virtual world to collect cards representing specified actions or powers and presents three-dimensional (3D) elements to players representing one or more aspects associated with the characters and... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20100304808 - Game device, image generation method, information recording medium and program: A plane defining unit (241) defines a horizontal plane in the field of view, within whose bounds an own character exists. A block division unit (242) divides the defined plane into a plurality of blocks. An aiming position selecting unit (243) randomly selects a predetermined number of aiming positions, which... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20100304805 - Hash function using a cue sports game process: In the computer data security field, a cryptographic hash function process embodied in a computer system and which is typically keyless, but is highly secure. The process is based on the type of randomness exhibited by well known table “cue sports” games such as billiards, snooker, and pool played on... Agent: Apple C/o Mofo Palo Alto
20100304807 - Hash function using a cue sports game process: In the computer data security field, cryptographic hash function processes embodied in a computer system and which are typically keyless, but are highly secure. The processes are based on the type of randomness exhibited by well known table “cue sports” games such as billiards, snooker, and pool played on a... Agent: Apple C/o Mofo Palo Alto
20100304804 - System and method of simulated objects and applications thereof: Systems and methods of simulated objects and applications thereof are disclosed here. In one aspect, embodiments of the present disclosure include a method, which may be implemented on a system, of simulating a virtual sports game played by a real participant in a real world environment. One embodiment includes generating... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP
20100304809 - Football game machine: A football game machine includes a goal device divided into multiple strike areas that respectively indicates different score marks. Each strike area has multiple pressure sensor mounted therein. Two casing mounted to two opposite sides of the goal device. Each casing has an inner side having a series of photoelectric... Agent: Charles E. Baxley, Esquire
20100304810 - Displaying a harmonically relevant pitch guide: Described are methods, systems, and apparatuses, including computer program products, for displaying a harmonically relevant pitch guide in a rhythm-action game. In one aspect this is accomplished by analyzing, by a game platform, target music data associated with a musical composition to determine a musical scale within the target music... Agent: Proskauer Rose LLP
20100304812 - Displaying song lyrics and vocal cues: Described are methods, systems, and apparatuses, including computer program products, for displaying song lyrics and vocal cues in a rhythm-action game. In one aspect this is accomplished by displaying, on a display in communication with a game platform, a vocal cue. The vocal cue moves on the display in synchronization... Agent: Proskauer Rose LLP
20100304811 - Scoring a musical performance involving multiple parts: Described are methods, systems, and apparatuses, including computer program products, for scoring a musical performance involving multiple parts in a rhythm-action game. In one aspect this is accomplished by displaying, on a display in signal communication with a game platform, target musical data associated with a musical composition. The game... Agent: Proskauer Rose LLP
20100304813 - Protocol and format for communicating an image from a camera to a computing environment: A media feed interface may be provided that may be used to extract a media frame from a media feed. The media feed interface may access a capture device, a file, and/or a network resource. Upon accessing the capture device, file, and/or network resource, the media feed interface may populate... Agent: Woodcock Washburn LLP (microsoft Corporation)
20100304814 - Collectable card-based game in a massively multiplayer role-playing game: This disclosure generally describes a massively multiplayer online role playing game (MMORPG) or, more specifically, a card-based MMORPG that enables characters in a virtual world to collect cards representing specified actions or powers and presents three-dimensional (3D) elements to players representing one or more aspects associated with the characters and... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20100304815 - Gaming machine accepting side bet and control method thereof: The gaming machine of the present invention provides a gaming machine that executes the processing of: determining, for each station, a normal game result based on a player card for the station; accepting via each input device an input for a side bet on a normal game in a station... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100304816 - Gaming machine and control method thereof: The present invention provides a gaming machine executing the processing of (A) displaying on the display at least one playing card in a display mode that displays each playing card face down; and (B) changing the display mode of one of the at least one playing card displayed in the... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100304817 - Casino slot wagering system: A new concept for designing casino slot games The game links together more than one game through their bets and their outcomes. All the bets and outcomes form a multidimensional matrix. A computer calculates the probabilities of all bets and outcomes during the betting rounds in real time. As a... Agent: Knechtel, Demeur & Samlan
20100304818 - Non-wagering option-driven card game: An innovative application to any poker-type card game that is effective in all forums from live hosted-establishment play to electronic venues such as video terminals, standalone video game consoles, computer terminals, and any networked combination thereof which may be centrally served. The X CHIP application to both electronic and live... Agent: Technilaw PLLC
20100304819 - Contactless player card with improved security: A gaming system that is compatible with photonic-powered card devices is described. The gaming system may comprise a number of host devices each coupled to one or more gaming machines. The gaming machines may be operable to provide wagering on an outcome of a game of chance, display the outcome... Agent: Weaver Austin Villeneuve & Sampson LLP - Igt Attn: Igt
20100304824 - Game with a user alterable prize distribution: A game, system, apparatus, and method are disclosed with an updatable prize result structure. The result structure having several first level result identifiers and an additional second level result. First level results are each associated with an expected number of plays per game. As with each first result level, the... Agent: Multimedia Games, Inc.
20100304821 - Gaming machine and gaming method thereof, which simultaneously run common game in all terminals: The gaming machine performs the following functions: running a base game at gaming terminals in response to a start operation input through an input device; running a crap game simultaneously at all the gaming terminals in response to a game start command from the center controller; determining which gaming terminal... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100304820 - Gaming machine and playing method thereof, in which gaming machine bet amount for special payout is added to bet amount placed at gaming terminal designated to be shooter of common game: A gaming machine enables a common game with a common game bet amount when a common game start condition has been met based on an accumulated value of bet amount information transmitted from each gaming terminal for each unit base game. The gaming machine also enables a common game with... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100304823 - Gaming machine capable of awarding payout based on the number of games played and playing method thereof: The gaming machine: counts the number of base games having been run; causes shifting to a second state which is more advantageous for a player than the base game, when a first predetermined number of base games is counted without shifting to the first state which is more advantageous for... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100304822 - Gaming machine displaying payout rate and control method thereof: A gaming machine includes a selection device for accepting a selection operation of one of playing states for a basic game, and a controller. The controller is operable to (a) set a playing state for the basic game according to the selection operation accepted by the selection device, (b) start... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100304828 - Game ticket with a related web site: Lottery ticket games are enhanced by providing a web site related to the lottery game and by causing a purchaser or potential purchaser of a lottery ticket to take an image of a bar code related to the lottery game using a camera module of a personal communication device such... Agent: Ade & Company Inc.
20100304829 - Gaming machine and method for controlling the same: In a gaming machine and a method for controlling the same, whether to start insurance is determined on a basis of a count value cumulatively incremented along with execution of unit games and counted by a counter, and an insurance start condition table defining a correspondence relationship between the count... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100304830 - Gaming machine having a community game with side wagering: A gaming system includes at least one community display, a first gaming machine, and a second gaming machine. The at least one community display displays a communal game that includes a plurality of elements. At least some of the plurality of elements have a communal value associated therewith. The first... Agent: Nixon Peabody LLP
20100304827 - Gaming machine that navigates dealer in a game operation input in roulette game: The present invention has an object of providing a gaming system that can allow a game to be advanced even by an inexperienced dealer. CPU counts a time by a timer as upon triggering at a predetermined timing, on a time axis on which the roulette game is advanced based... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100304825 - Gaming system, gaming device and method providing competitive wagering games: The gaming system and method disclosed herein provides a player with an opportunity to compete against an opponent (either a virtual opponent or a human opponent). In one embodiment, the gaming system and method provide a competition game that operates concurrently with a wagering game. In one embodiment, the competition... Agent: K&l Gates LLP
20100304826 - Hash function using a roulette game process: In the computer data security field, a cryptographic hash function process embodied in a computer system and which is typically keyless, but is highly secure. The process is based on the type of randomness exhibited by the well known gambling game of roulette played on a roulette wheel involving dropping... Agent: Apple C/o Mofo Palo Alto
20100304831 - Gaming machine: The present invention is a gaming machine including a display, which shows a plurality of cells indicating a plurality of symbols, and a controller, which selects a cell in a cell-selecting stage provided between a primary game and a secondary game on the display, controls the plurality of symbols in... Agent: Masuvalley & Partners
20100304837 - Gaming machine: A gaming machine according to the present invention variably displays a plurality of symbols wherein a speed of the variable display of the plurality of symbols while executing a free game is different from a speed of variable display of the plurality of symbols while executing a basic game. In... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100304835 - Gaming machine and control method thereof: A gaming machine according to the present invention comprises a display on which plural types of symbols are to be arranged; a memory for storing an accumulative value, which is accumulated by unit game to activate a plurality of insurance pays and has a first threshold value and a second... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100304836 - Gaming machine and method for controlling the same: N symbol arrays are scrolled in M rows and N columns of display regions. In each of the symbol arrays, a normal symbol same as a certain normal symbol does not exist within (M−1) rows above and below the certain normal symbol. Therefore, two or more of the same normal... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100304834 - Gaming machine which is executable rescue process in response to insurance bet and gaming method thereof: A gaming machine runs a base game in which symbols 501 are rearranged and a base payout is awarded according to the rearranged symbols 501, when a game value is bet, runs a bonus game in which the symbols 501 are rearranged with a higher payout rate than that of... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100304832 - Gaming system, a method of gaming and an award controller: A method of gaming comprising: keeping a score of at least one award for each participating gaming device of a plurality of gaming devices; updating the respective scores based on play of the respective gaming devices; keeping an aggregate score of each at least one award; updating the aggregate score... Agent: Mcandrews Held & Malloy, Ltd
20100304833 - Systems, apparatuses and methods for awarding gaming payouts: Systems, apparatuses and methods for enhancing payout awards in gaming activities, such as providing additional chances for obtaining a winning payout and/or augmenting payout awards in gaming activities. One exemplary method involves presenting symbols in a plurality of symbol locations; determining whether any predetermined symbol location groups, which are distinct... Agent: Hollingsworth & Funk
20100304838 - Symbol recognition arrangement: s
20100304839 - Adjusting difficulty level of a multiplayer game: Systems and methods for controlling a difficulty level of a multiplayer networked game are provided herein. One exemplary method includes setting an initial difficulty level at a gaming server for a game played by a main gaming client and one or more challenger gaming clients. The method further includes sending... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20100304840 - Gaming machine capable of running common game, and communication control method thereof: A slot machine 10 transmits a game information requesting command when being booted. An external controller 200, when receiving the game information requesting command, transmits common game information stored in a RAM 243, which information for use in running a common game, to the slot machine 10. The slot machine... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100304850 - Game access device with time varying signal: Systems and methods for controlling access to wireless gaming devices and networks are provided. For example, access is controlled through one or more levels of security checks, such as a hard security check instead of or in addition to a soft security check. In a hard security check, the user... Agent: Innovation Division
20100304844 - Gaming machine providing bet region with new payout rate in roulette game: The range of game strategies for a player in a roulette game is broadened by providing a bet region corresponding to a new bet rate. A CPU displays a plurality of bet regions, as well as displays a third bet region corresponding to a third numerical range that is smaller... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100304845 - Gaming machine which determines whether common game start condition is met for each gaming terminal, and gaming method thereof: A gaming machine: determines, for each slot machine 10, whether a common game start condition is met, based on an accumulated value relative to bet amount information transmitted from each slot machine 10 for each unit base game; and when the common game start condition is met at any one... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100304846 - Gaming machine which runs common game at plurality of gaming terminals and a playing method thereof: A gaming machine allows a common game to be run at a plurality of gaming terminals with a common game bet amount, when it is determined that a common game start condition is met, based on a cumulative amount of pieces of bet amount information each transmitted from a gaming... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100304843 - Gaming system with queued partial outcomes: A gaming system comprises a wager input device and at least one display for displaying a primary wagering game, the primary wagering game comprising a first portion and a second portion. At least one controller is operative to (i) detect receipt of at least two wagers from a first player... Agent: Nixon Peabody LLP
20100304848 - Managing marketing offers in wagering game networks: In some embodiments, an apparatus comprises a marketing offer distribution unit to determine conditions that must be satisfied before presenting a marketing offer in the wagering game network. The marketing distribution unit can determine that the conditions have been satisfied, wherein the conditions are associated with player activities in the... Agent: Wms Gaming (delizio Gilliam) C/o Delizio Gilliam, PLLC
20100304841 - Systems and methods for portable wagering mediums: Some embodiments are associated with wagering game devices and/or portable wagering mediums. Some portable wagering mediums are capable of outputting various indications related to one or more potential or current statuses of the portable wagering mediums. Some wagering game devices are operable to (i) determine a status of a portable... Agent: K&l Gates LLP
20100304842 - 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
20100304849 - Wagering games allowing player to wager on iterative simultaneous independent wagers with different variances: A method to implement a wagering game which allows a player to make multiple bets on independent outcomes. The outcome distributions/variances of each of the bets can vary. The player can, for example, place a bet on whether cards drawn from independent decks will have the same suit, the outcomes... Agent: Muskin & Cusick LLC
20100304847 - Win distribution for a gaming machine and method of gaming: A wagering game on a gaming machine (100) is described. A paytable (7) provides a plurality of different possible awards for game play on the gaming machine (100), with at least one of the possible awards being a negative award. A negative award results in a reduction in a credit... Agent: Mcandrews Held & Malloy, Ltd
20100304851 - Gaming machine accepting side bet and playing method thereof: A gaming machine executing the processing of (A) accepting an input for placing a normal bet; (B) accepting an input for placing a side bet different from the normal bet, (C) starting a card game and displaying a player initial card on a display; (D) determining a result of a... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100304852 - Method and system for authentication: Embodiments of the present invention provide a method and system for authentication. In one embodiment, a first identifier associated with an item to be authenticated may be received. A first decryption key associated with the item may also be received. The first identifier may be decrypted using the first decryption... Agent: Sullivan & Worcester LLP
20100304854 - Image contrast enhancement in depth sensor: Embodiments related to the enhancement of contrast in an image pattern in a structured light depth sensor are disclosed. For example, one disclosed embodiment provides, in a structured light depth sensor system comprising a structured light depth sensor, a method comprising projecting a light pattern onto an object, detecting via... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20100304855 - Method and apparatus for displaying player tracking information on an electronic gaming machine display: A gaming machine includes gaming electronics for projecting a game image onto a gaming machine display associated with the gaming machine. The gaming machine is coupled over a network to a host computer that keeps track of data corresponding to a casino patron such as loyalty bonus information, player ID,... Agent: Weaver Austin Villeneuve & Sampson LLP - Igt Attn: Igt
20100304853 - Player tracking apparatus and gaming machine and control method thereof: A configuration is provided to execute the processing of: causing a light emitting portion to emit light in a first mode in a case where the number of cards stored in a memory is a preset first reference number or less; and causing the light emitting portion to emit light... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100304856 - Collectable card-based game in a massively multiplayer role-playing game that dynamically filters player communications: This disclosure generally describes a massively multiplayer online role playing game (MMORPG) or, more specifically, a card-based MMORPG that enables characters in a virtual world to collect cards representing specified actions or powers and presents three-dimensional (3D) elements to players representing one or more aspects associated with the characters and... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20100304858 - Computer-readable storage medium having game program stored therein and game apparatus: Reference point calculation means calculates a reference point with respect to a reference axis direction, the reference point being a center position based on positions of a plurality of objects and the reference axis direction being a predetermined axis direction of a display area. First determination means determines whether or... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, P.C.
20100304860 - Game execution environments: Systems and methods for executing multiple video games, or other sources of video, include a game execution environment in which each game application is executed on the same operating system but within a virtual I/O shell. The virtual I/O shell includes virtual video, audio and input channels that allow each... Agent: Peters Verny , L.L.P.
20100304861 - Modular visual output component: In a first aspect there is provided a modular visual output component for a gaming machine, including a housing, at least one visual output device, an input connector electrically coupled to the visual output device, and an output connector electrically coupled to the input connector. The input and output connectors... Agent: Mcandrews Held & Malloy, Ltd
20100304859 - Storage medium having game program stored therein and game apparatus: A game apparatus includes an input device with which it is possible to specify a position on a screen of a display device. The game apparatus displays a game image representing a virtual game space on the display device. The movement of a first object in the game image is... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, P.C.
20100304857 - Storage medium having stored thereon game program, and game apparatus: A game apparatus calculates a reference direction of each boat by combining a velocity vector and a front direction vector of each boat at a predetermined rate. Next, the game apparatus calculates an average direction by performing weighted averaging of the calculated reference direction of each boat in accordance with... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, P.C.
20100304862 - Collectable card-based game in a massively multiplayer role-playing game that presents real-time state information: This disclosure generally describes a massively multiplayer online role playing game (MMORPG) or, more specifically, a card-based MMORPG that enables characters in a virtual world to collect cards representing specified actions or powers and presents three-dimensional (3D) elements to players representing one or more aspects associated with the characters and... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20100304863 - Biasing a musical performance input to a part: Described are methods, systems, and apparatuses, including computer program products, for biasing a musical performance input of a player of a rhythm-action game to a part in the game. In one aspect this is accomplished by providing, by a game platform, a history of a degree of matching between a... Agent: Proskauer Rose LLP
20100304864 - Feedback apparatus for a game: There is provided a feedback apparatus for a game, the feedback apparatus comprising at least one electrode for attachment to a user of the feedback apparatus; and a control unit for measuring at least one physiological characteristic of the user via the at least one electrode; for determining whether the... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20100304867 - Device for interactive practice of soccer using a joystick comprising a couple of control units: The present disclosure relates to a device for the virtual and interactive practicing of soccer, complementing the joysticks comprising a pair of control units, comprising an attachment system joining one of the control units to a balloon in which the player can stamp his foot and a connection system interlinking... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20100304866 - Game controller and controlling method thereof: A game controller includes a housing, a number of press sensors and touch sensors, and a main circuit embedded in the housing powered by a battery. The main circuit includes a collecting module, a comparing module and a controlling module. The press sensors detects pressure from the housing and outputting... Agent: Altis Law Group, Inc. Attn: Steven Reiss
20100304865 - Simulated guitar controller with split strum bar: A simulated guitar controller is disclosed that facilitates a player using multiple fingers to strum notes which includes a body portion, a plurality of strum bars disposed on a front face of the body portion, a neck portion extending outwardly away from the body portion, and a plurality of fret... Agent: Proskauer Rose LLP
20100304868 - Multi-positional three-dimensional controller: Systems and methods are disclosed to control interactivity with a video gaming system. The system includes a game console and a controller that is configured to be held in a plurality of handhold orientations. The controller further includes a handle that extends between a first end and a second end... Agent: Martine Penilla & Gencarella, LLP
20100304869 - Synthetic environment broadcasting: Synthetic environment broadcasting is described, including receiving an input from a client indicating a request to retrieve data associated with a synthetic environment, using an emulated game client to capture data in a first display perspective associated with the synthetic environment, graphically encoding the data captured by the emulated game... Agent: Kokka & Backus, PC Suite 103
20100304871 - Game program and game apparatus: A game apparatus displays game space on a display means, and the game space includes a first area and a second area which interrupts continuity of a movement of an object in the first area. A user sets a moving route within the game space by means of a touch... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, P.C.
20100304870 - Storage medium storing game program and game apparatus: A computer readable storage medium storing a game program and a game apparatus capable of preventing a game process which is performed, depending on a result of contact determination with respect to objects from being illogical for a player are provided. In the game apparatus, a contact determination section repeatedly... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, P.C.
20100304872 - Universal game download system for legacy gaming machines with nvram emulation: A universal method and system for downloading game software to ROM based legacy gaming machines, activating selected games and providing new services. The method includes a ROM emulator for replacing the game program image and an NVRAM emulator for swapping the game context and critical meters accordingly. The method includes... Agent: Young Law Firm, P.C. Alan W. Young
20100304873 - Bowling ball and football game controller: A ball-shaped housing for encapsulating a game controller. The game controller is held in a compartment within the hollow of a ball. A user accesses control buttons on the game controller by way of buttons on the housing that are mechanically linked to contact ends that are in close proximity... Agent: Levisohn, Berger , LLP
20100304874 - Multifunction security device: The present invention is directed to an apparatus for providing law enforcement and private citizens with a single device that integrates law enforcement tools and mechanisms for the application of force. An exemplary device features a metal detector, a light emitting source optionally having a strobe feature, an electric stun... Agent: Snell & Wilmer L.L.P. (main)Previous industry: Books, strips, and leaves for manifolding
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