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Amusement devices: games April category listing, related patent applications 04/11Below are recently published patent applications awaiting approval from the USPTO. Recent week's RSS XML file available below.
Listing for abstract view: USPTO application #, Title, Abstract excerpt,Patent Agent. Listing format for list view: USPTO National Class full category number, title of the patent application. 04/28/2011 > 27 patent applications in 18 patent subcategories. category listing, related patent applications
20110098092 - Video game with representative physical object related content: A video game includes a reader that senses the identity of various game objects. Each game object includes an identification device such as an RFID tag. The game objects may be in a form of characters or items, for example structures or articles. Each of the game objects is associated... Agent:
20110098093 - Amusement devices including simulated court games or athletic events: Some embodiments include a fantasy sports game. In some embodiments, an expected performance value may be determined. In some embodiments, a same player may appear multiple times in a team. Various other embodiments are described.... Agent:
20110098094 - Electronic scoring system, method and armor for use in martial arts: An electronic scoring system for use in a variety of martial arts (including traditional styles of martial arts, mixed martial arts, weapons based martial arts or the fighting arts generally). The scoring system allows an objective determination of the force, location and effectiveness of forces applied during competition, without the... Agent: Nedsyp Nominees Pty Ltd
20110098095 - Digital random outcome interactive display: A digital random outcome interactive display (“droid”) is provided. In one implementation, an example droid consists of a visual display accessory for a gaming environment, such as for conventional and electronic game tables in a casino. The droid can provide a random outcome for each round of a game being... Agent: Digideal Corporation
20110098096 - Method of lottery wagering on real-world events: A method for lottery wagering on real-world events. One method according to an embodiment of the present invention includes selecting a set of variables, each variable representing a time-varying value capable of having a fixed value at a specified time. For each variable, the method includes selecting a range of... Agent:
20110098097 - Keno-style poker method and system: A system and method for playing a keno style game of poker. In the play of the game, a plurality of initial player hands are presented to players before wagers are received. Values of a plurality of the hands are disclosed, while the value of at least one mystery hand... Agent:
20110098098 - Multiple simultaneous symbols: An example method of gaming includes determining a presence of a multiple element symbol in a player combination of symbols to be generated and displayed to a player at a gaming display. The method also includes randomly generating a first element of the multiple element symbol. The method further includes... Agent: Aristocrat Technologies Australia Pty Limited
20110098100 - Slot machine with mechanical reels and video display: A gaming system is disclosed. The gaming system has a mechanical reel and an electronic display.... Agent: Aristocrat Technologies Australia Pty Limited
20110098099 - Video slot machine overlay: Embodiments of the present invention are directed to a video overlay screen. Windows within the screen are generally transparent or translucent, while other non-window portions of the screen are generally translucent or opaque. Combining the overlay screen with a typical video display gives a modified appearance to the screen that... Agent: Acres-fiore Patents
20110098102 - Wagering game for awarding attributes in a plurality of plays: A method for conducting a computer-implemented wagering game includes using a processor to execute a plurality of plays of the wagering game, each play having an expected value. A plurality of randomly selected symbols, which are associated with each play, are displayed on a display. The processor is used to... Agent: Wms Gaming Inc.
20110098101 - Wagering game for awarding positional game modifiers in a plurality of plays: A method for conducting a wagering game includes awarding a plurality of positional game modifiers and a plurality of plays of the wagering game. Each play includes a set of assignable positions such that a plurality of sets of assignable positions occur over the plurality of plays, at least some... Agent: Wms Gaming Inc.
20110098103 - Gaming machine and game control method thereof, capable of executing common game corresponding to the number of executed base games: A function of a common game which is capable of achieving high entertainability is provided. In a case where the number of times of base game executed at any of a plurality of game terminals reaches a predetermined number of trigger games, a craps game is executed at a game... Agent: Aruze Gaming America, Inc.
20110098104 - Distributed promotional coupon system for a gaming environment: Methods and apparatuses for a distributed promotional coupon system for use within a casino which has cash-less gaming machines involving a plurality of game installed cash-out Voucher Printers networked to a central server. A central coupon server harnesses the processing power of the plurality of printers, tasking each one to... Agent: Futurelogic, Inc.
20110098105 - Supplemental wager methods and apparatus: Described herein are various principles relating to a method for betting comprising offering a base bet having a line associated with an outcome of an event, receiving indication that a bettor has placed the base bet on a side of the line, and offering a supplemental bet to the bettor... Agent:
20110098106 - System and method of managing casino patron money balances: A system and method of managing casino patron money balances which stores patron money balances in electronic form. The system includes an interrogator, and a self-service computer coupled to the interrogator for interrogating a wireless communicator associated with a casino patron to determine a money balance associated with the wireless... Agent:
20110098107 - Gaming system with non-cash-based progressive awards: A gaming method includes displaying on a display a progressive award as a cash value and incrementing the progressive award in response to play of one or more processor-controlled wagering games or gaming devices linked to the progressive award. One or more processors are used to convert the cash value... Agent: Wms Gaming Inc.
20110098108 - Integrated online gaming portal offering entertainment-related casual games and user-generated media: An integrated online gaming portal offers entertainment-related casual games and/or user-generated media. The integrated online gaming portal offers a variety of features, including media-based casual games, casual games featuring user-generated content, and a media-based horoscope. Media is received from a variety of sources, including TV and movie studios, actors/actresses, sponsors,... Agent: Exponential Entertainment, Inc.
20110098109 - Virtual game instructor: Embodiments of the invention provide a virtual game instructor. According to various embodiments of the invention, the virtual game instructor is configured to provide a convenient and easy to follow tutorial instruction session for completing various game movements. Embodiments of the invention provide players with the ability to accurately compare... Agent: Disney Enterprises,
20110098111 - Game apparatus, storage medium storing a game program, and game controlling method: A game apparatus includes a first LCD and a second LCD, and on the first LCD, a two-dimensional game screen including objects positioned in a two-dimensional coordinate is displayed. When a two-dimensional coordinate of a specific object out of the objects positioned in the two-dimensional coordinate satisfies a predetermined condition,... Agent: Nintendo Co., Ltd.
20110098112 - Physiological and environmental monitoring systems and methods: Systems and methods for monitoring various physiological and environmental factors, as well as systems and methods for using this information for a plurality of useful purposes, are provided. Real-time, noninvasive health and environmental monitors include a plurality of compact sensors integrated within small, low-profile devices. Physiological and environmental data is... Agent:
20110098110 - System and method for providing a puzzle and facilitating solving of the puzzle: A multi-stage puzzle that guides a user to develop support for an answer to solve and complete the puzzle that includes conducting a note taking stage, conducting an answer and support presentation stage, conducting an answer and support evaluation stage, and hindering the completion of the puzzle based on the... Agent:
20110098113 - Systems and methods for portable animation rigs: One embodiment of the present invention sets forth a technique for transporting both behavior and related geometric information for an animation asset between different animation environments. A common virtual machine specification with a specific instruction set architecture is defined for executing behavioral traits of the animation asset. Each target animation... Agent:
20110098114 - Behavior control data generation system, generation method for behavior control data, information processing device, control method for an information processing device, and information storage medium: A base data acquisition section acquires, as base data, a combination of operation data related to an operation performed by a user between a first time corresponding to a collision between a moving object and any one of predetermined objects and a second time corresponding to a subsequent collision between... Agent: Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd.
20110098115 - Systems and methods for electronic discovery: A system for electronic discovery may comprise an electronic discovery platform; a two-handed controller configured to produce a plurality of signals; and a memory configured to store at least one set of controller signal relationships, the controller signal relationships being associated with the two-handed controller. A system for electronic discovery... Agent:
20110098116 - Game controller: A game controller includes a casing, a control circuit module received in the casing, a plurality of controlling units embodying as a left control stick, a direction key, a function key, and a right control stick respectively, wherein at least two of the controlling units form as two interchangeable controlling... Agent:
20110098118 - Adventure sequence activities: A gaming system includes a communication network, a portable data storage device having information associated with a player stored therein and a plurality of gaming units communicatively coupled to the communication network. Each of the gaming units includes an interface for reading and for storing information within the portable data... Agent: Igt
20110098117 - Network game system, method for controlling network game system, program, and information storage medium: To provide a network game system, which is provided with a chat function, and allows a user to enjoy playing a game in view of a tendency of each user toward use of the chat function. The present invention provides a network game, which is executed based on a combination... Agent: Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd.04/21/2011 > 35 patent applications in 17 patent subcategories. category listing, related patent applications
20110092260 - Method of conducting an interactive computer sport: A multifunctional self-contained golf club that wirelessly integrates actual golf equipment with a computer providing critical feedback to improve all aspects of a player's golf game and also allows players to play an actual competitive real or visually simulated golf game with one or more players. Therefore, an individual player... Agent:
20110092261 - Methods and devices for multi-state card games with card replacement: Players in a multi-state card game, such as blackjack or baccarat, are presented with opportunities to exchange their cards for new cards when the card game is in one or more particular states. These opportunities may include offers to redeal the player's hand of cards or redeal the player's opponent's... Agent: Waterleaf Limited
20110092262 - Methods and devices for card games with card replacement: A player of a card game, such as poker, is presented with opportunities to replace one or more of the cards in his or her hand. The first such replacement may be free, but the player may incur a cost for each subsequent replacement. This cost may be based on... Agent: Waterleaf Limited
20110092263 - Methods and devices for card games with card replacement: A player of a card game, such as poker, may be presented with opportunities to replace one or more of the cards in his or her hand. For example, the player may be dealt a first set of cards, and then offered a first opportunity to replace one or more... Agent: Waterleaf Limited
20110092264 - Poker online playing system: The online poker gaming system comprises a live or recorded poker game, and at least one gaming terminal. The live or recorded poker game involves a group of players sitting around a table. Each player is playing for prize money so there is a cash incentive for each to win.... Agent:
20110092266 - Gaming machine capable of displaying a description of bet types: A game function which is capable of achieving high entertainability is provided. In a case where an instruction for selecting any of a plurality of bet types is inputted via an input device, information for description of the bet type is displayed based upon information data according to the bet... Agent: Aruze Gaming America, Inc.
20110092265 - System and method for providing multiple simultaneous electronic games: A system and methods for providing multiple simultaneous electronic games to a player in a public casino are described. One or more embodiments of the electronic casino-style gaming system of the present invention provide multiple simultaneous casino games to a player in a casino, the casino-style gaming system comprising a... Agent:
20110092267 - User-controlled sweepstakes entries: Provided are systems and methods for conducting sweepstakes, which can include a user controlled gaming award, wherein the user controlled gaming award includes entries in another game is provided. Entries into a sweepstakes game are associating with a unique identifier, which can be used to enter a plurality of sweepstakes... Agent:
20110092269 - Gaming machine and game control method thereof, in which common game uses symbol columns different from those used in unit game: A gaming machine of the present invention includes slot machines each of which repeatably runs, independently of the other slot machines, a unit game which scroll displays a base game symbol column image and stops the scroll-display to rearrange base game symbols. In response to a common game start command... Agent: Aruze Gaming America, Inc.
20110092268 - Gaming machine with synchronized bezel lights: A gaming system for conducting a wagering game includes a wager input device, and a display for displaying a wagering game. The wagering game includes at least one moveable game element, at least one bezel light positioned proximate the display, and a controller operative to activate the bezel light in... Agent: Wms Gaming Inc.
20110092270 - Multiple reel roulette game: A gaming system which is operable to receive an input associated with at least one betting option specified by a roulette betting layout. A plurality of roulette reels are rotatable about a common axis, and each one of the roulette reels has a side display surface or side wall. Each... Agent: Igt
20110092274 - Gaming device having competition configuration, attack and countermeasure game: A gaming device operable upon a wager by at least one player includes: (i) a display device; (ii) first and second entities displayed on the display device, the first entity representing the player; (iii) at least one input device configured to enable the player to choose an offensive play and... Agent: Igt
20110092275 - Living wagering games: A system can invigorate wagering games with dynamic updates to reflect changes in ongoing current events. Current real-life data about at least one of a current event and a public figure are acquired. Game data for a wagering game are updated based, at least in part, on the acquired current... Agent: Wms Gaming, Inc.
20110092271 - Preserving game state data for asynchronous persistent group bonus games: A system, apparatus, and method for preserving game state data for an asynchronous persistent group bonus game may have a plurality of gaming machines associated with the asynchronous persistent group bonus game and at least one network server having at least one processor and at least one non-volatile memory. The... Agent: Intellectual Garden, LLC
20110092273 - Reward system for players of video and computer games: s
20110092272 - Systems and methods for gaming stored value cards: Methods and systems for creating and managing stored value cards from within a gaming environment that can be used to place wagers on gaming machines such as slot machines are disclosed. Stored value card systems are described which include one or more gaming machines with a stored value card reader,... Agent:
20110092276 - Degressive bonus system: Embodiments of the invention include a mystery degressive bonus system. Instead of a bonus that increases its value as the likelihood of winning the bonus increases, embodiments of the invention disconnect the likelihood of winning a mystery bonus from the amount awarded for triggering the mystery bonus. In some embodiments... Agent: Acres-fiore Patents
20110092278 - Method of awarding prizes for jackpot and gaming machines based on amount wagered during a time period: Periodic prize draws are conducted by a jackpot controller in a gaming system having one or more electronic gaming devices. The probability of each electronic gaming device winning a particular prize draw is dependent upon the amount wagered on that gaming machine during a period preceding that prize draw. The... Agent: Igt
20110092277 - Wagering game with multi-level progressive jackpot with partial reset: A gaming system and method for conducting a wagering game includes a bonus feature that awards percentages of a progressive jackpot award without resetting the progressive jackpot award. A wager input receives a wager from a player to play a single play of a wagering game. The wagering increases the... Agent: Wms Gaming Inc.
20110092280 - Game device: In a game device, a loading processor loads save data on which user ID information is attached from a storage device 80; an application executing unit executes a game program while using the loaded save data; a game requirement achievement determining unit determines whether or not a predetermined requirement of... Agent: Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.
20110092279 - Single to multi-user synchronous application conversion: A system for converting a single-user application into a multi-user synchronous application, in one example embodiment, comprises synchronous multi-user services to provide a Software Development Kit (SDK) including one or more function calls, which when implemented on one or more client devices allow using the single-user application as the multi-user... Agent:
20110092281 - Game apparatus, storage medium storing a game program, and game controlling method: A game apparatus includes a first LCD and a second LCD, and on the first LCD, a two-dimensional game screen including objects positioned in a two-dimensional coordinate is displayed. When a two-dimensional coordinate of a specific object out of the objects positioned in the two-dimensional coordinate satisfies a predetermined condition,... Agent: Nintendo Co., Ltd.
20110092285 - Game console and emulator for the game console: A portable game system includes two display screens, at least one of which is touch-sensitive. A memory card is selectively connectable to the portable game system.... Agent:
20110092283 - Game terminal: The game terminal is designed to be structurally strong while providing good access to various electronic controls of the game and music system, and the electronic components of the payment devices. The terminal is horizontally divided into lower, mid, intermediate and upper portions. The two center portions include hinged front... Agent:
20110092284 - Storage medium having game program stored thereon and game apparatus: In a coordinate detection step, a series of coordinate values each of which indicates a position which is on a display screen and is inputted through a pointing device, are detected at intervals of a unit time. Further, an operation state determination step determines whether or not a player is... Agent: Nintendo Co., Ltd.
20110092282 - Video game competition notifications: Methods and systems are described for automatically sending a popup or other message to another person's electronic device upon finishing a predetermined goal in a video game. The predetermined goal can be, for example, killing a first boss in under five minutes. The message to the friend can include a... Agent: Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc.
20110092286 - Video game system and methods of operating a video game: Video game systems for executing instructions according to a video game contained on an item of first media including: an item of second media containing data defining an aspect of the video game; and a video game console including a housing, a first media device supported by the housing, a... Agent:
20110092288 - Configuring and controlling wagering game audio: A wagering game system and its operations are described herein. In embodiments, the operations can include determining an occurrence of an application event for an application that runs in association with a wagering game machine. The operations can further include accessing a custom sound source that includes customized sounds presentable... Agent: Wms Gaming, Inc.
20110092287 - Gaming participant attribute tag method and system: A multi-participant gaming feature and system is disclosed wherein a player/participant can alter their perception of fellow players/participants, allies and opponents, in accord with a custom menu of identification traits attributable to the tagged player by the tagging player. The altered perception indicator may be as simple as a target... Agent:
20110092289 - Hand held self-orientating targeting game: A self-orientating hand held game unit includes a display screen, a game piece illustrated on the screen, and a touch sensitive system to detect the movement of a finger across the screen and operate the game piece to launch a projectile toward a target on the screen.... Agent:
20110092290 - Wireless video game controller: The wireless video game controller is a 1:1 scale realistic replica Air soft gun, of a weapon, such as a US military standard issue assault rifle or machine gun. An M16, M4, or other such realistic replica having realistically operational moving mechanical parts may function as a wireless video game... Agent:
20110092291 - Apparatus and method for wireless video gaming: Apparatus for video gaming includes a box having a slot with an interface that connects to a game card providing a platform to run a software video game. The game card outputs video game data through the interface at a data rate of approximately 200 Mbps or greater. A unit... Agent: Onlive, Inc.
20110092292 - System and method for improved casino promotional messaging: Certain embodiments provide a system and method for improved promotional messaging for a gaming environment. Certain embodiments include a method for improved promotional broadcast messaging. The method includes composing a promotional message for a gaming environment; selecting one or more recipients for the promotional message; associating contact information with one... Agent:
20110092293 - Intermediary module for gaming systems: There is described an intermediary software module embodied on a computer readable medium and adapted to communicate with a reduced game application for a specific game within a gaming system, the intermediary software module interacting with non-game related hardware devices internal and external to the gaming system and having a... Agent:
20110092294 - Portable gaming and entertainment system: A portable gaming and entertainment system for use with a game console and related components that allows the user thereof to easily, safely and conveniently transport the system. The system comprises a case having a lid pivotally attached to a base. An insert in both the lid and base define... Agent:04/14/2011 > 29 patent applications in 20 patent subcategories. category listing, related patent applications
20110086685 - Wagering game on war simulation: A community gaming wagering game that allows a player to wager on a warfare game. Players can purchase, using real money, different types of armaments, such as soldiers, guns, tanks, planes, etc. Each player can then pit their armies against other live players, with the winner collecting money that was... Agent:
20110086686 - Interactive computer game: Methods, apparatus and articles for dynamically facilitating user interaction with a program are provided. A user is may be provided with refresher elements (or a tutorial) based on the period of time since the user's last session (or level of skill). Programs which may benefit from such features include, inter... Agent:
20110086687 - Game machine: A game machine comprises a housing, a user access panel having a controller, a money acceptor and a redemption dispenser that dispenses an award, a rotating field having a surface with a plurality of objects situated thereon, a retriever that is movable along a track that is supported by the... Agent: Elaut Usa, Inc.
20110086688 - Interactive game: An interactive game presents an apparatus generated game play where an array elements which are predetermined or randomly determined are aligned along the perimeter of two or more similar shapes. The elements are composed of but not limited to two or more different symbols, patterns, images, or colors. The shapes... Agent:
20110086689 - Method of playing a wagering card game: The present invention relates to a method of playing a card game including allowing a player to wager on an outcome of a first hand of cards winning, a second hand of cards winning or no hand of cards winning. The method includes dealing the first hand of cards and... Agent: Snk Gaming Entertainment
20110086690 - Outcome determination method for gaming device: Embodiments of this concept are directed to a method of operating a gaming device to determine game outcomes by using a range of game numbers for winning game outcomes. That is, the gaming device includes a range of numbers associated with a generic winning outcome or each winning outcome to... Agent: Acres-fiore Patents
20110086691 - Voucher gaming system: A gaming system and related methods comprising a gaming device and a voucher mechanism in communication with the gaming device. The voucher mechanism is configured to present various types of vouchers to the player depending on a game outcome. The types of vouchers include, without limitation, a jackpot voucher, a... Agent: Sierra Design Group
20110086692 - Mobilekittens: Mobile device software application that uses the camera in a web-enabled PDA, cellular phone or smart phone to capture a barcode image off a lottery ticket, convert it to its unique serial number, pass it via cellular data service through a database query to append or change a game database... Agent:
20110086693 - Terminal generated mobile random draw games: Mobile communications device that uses a camera in a web-enabled PDA, cellular phone or smart phone to capture a barcode image off a lottery ticket, convert it to its unique serial number, pass it via cellular data service through a database query to append or change a game database and... Agent: Alchemy 3, LLC
20110086694 - System and method for simulating the outcome of an electronic bingo game as a keno game: A game system and method plays an electronic game and simulates the outcome as a keno game. The game system allows a player to place a wager, plays the electronic game, and establishes an outcome of the electronic game. The outcome of the electronic game includes a payout according to... Agent: Video Gaming Technologies, Inc.
20110086695 - Gaming system, gaming device, and method for providing a cascading style matching game: A gaming system selects and displays one of a plurality of symbol blocks in each of a plurality of block positions, wherein each of the selected blocks includes at least one partial symbol. Each partial symbol has at least one complementary partial symbol which, when arranged in a designated spatial... Agent: Igt
20110086699 - Authorizing and managing wagering agent accounts: Described herein are processes and devices that authorize and manage wagering agents and associated accounts. One of the devices described is a wagering game system. The wagering game system can detecting a request from a first player account to utilize a shared wagering fund to wager on a wagering game.... Agent: Wms Gaming, Inc.
20110086696 - Cashier generated voucher system and method: Systems and methods for generating a voucher in exchange for cash from a patron for use with a gaming machine are disclosed herein. The method includes receiving an amount of cash or cash equivalent from a patron and depositing the amount in a patron account stored on a server. A... Agent: Bally Gaming, Inc.
20110086697 - Gaming system and a method of gaming: A gaming system comprising: a display comprising a plurality of display portions associated with respective ones of a plurality of gaming devices; and a group game controller arranged to: control the display to display an object as moving between the display portions by displaying the object in individual ones of... Agent:
20110086698 - Gaming system, a game controller and a method of gaming: A gaming system comprising: a credit meter storing a balance of wagerable credits; a points meter storing a balance of usable points; a game play mechanism operable by the player to input a play instruction for a game comprising a credit portion and a points portion; and a game controller... Agent:
20110086700 - Gaming system, a method of gaming and a jackpot game controller: A system, and a method of gaming on the system. The method includes conducting a progressive jackpot game comprising a plurality of separate progressive jackpot prizes stored in respective ones of a plurality of jackpot meters, obtaining a jackpot increment; and updating the jackpot meters by selectively incrementing one of... Agent:
20110086701 - Gaming award method and apparatus: A gaming system providing a tiered reward bonus promotion. A player's activity level is quantified to a value that adjusts over time. The value at the completion of a bonus period is compared to a plurality of tier values stored in memory at the central authority. Each tier value has... Agent:
20110086702 - Method and system for providing a virtual presentation including a virtual companion and virtual photography: A method and computer system for providing a virtual presentation is provided. A plurality of different groups of virtual objects within a virtual world on a display device, wherein at least one of the different groups is selectable by a user. The desired group of virtual objects are to be... Agent: Ganz
20110086704 - Music game system and method of providing same: A method of providing a music game using a computer system includes the act of retrieving, from a storage medium coupled to the computer system, note information including timing information. The computer system includes a music game controller. The method also includes displaying, on a graphical user interface, a note... Agent:
20110086703 - Optical systems and elements with projection stabilization and interactivity: Apparatus and method related to projections and/or computing devices are described. Projections may be made from multiple computing devices to create a presentation. Various other embodiments are described.... Agent:
20110086705 - Music game system and method of providing same: A music game method includes retrieving song data having note information from a storage medium coupled to a computer system. The method also includes determining from the song data at least two note indicators to be presented sequentially and determining from the song data a leader between first and second... Agent: 745 LLC
20110086706 - Playing browser based games with alternative controls and interfaces: Methods, systems, and computer programs for playing browser based game with alternative controls and interfaces are presented. In one method, a definition of native inputs defined for the game is received. The native inputs are originated in a native device and are capable of causing actions in the game. Further,... Agent: Sony Computer Entertainment America
20110086708 - System for tracking user manipulations within an environment: Systems, methods and for analyzing game control input data are disclosed. A machine-readable medium having embodied thereon instructions for analyzing game control input data is also disclosed.... Agent: Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC
20110086707 - Transferable exercise video game system for use with fitness equipment: One embodiment of a wearable exergaming system comprised of control push-buttons and motion sensor worn by the player, communicating wirelessly with a portable computer/display placed on the fitness equipment in front of the player. This allows a fully portable exergaming system, that can be used on a number of different... Agent:
20110086709 - Electronic sword game with input and feedback: Systems, methods, and apparatus for communicating information regarding movement of a gaming device are presented herein. A gaming device can include at least one sensor configured to measure information associated with at least one of a position of the gaming device or an attitude of the gaming device. Further, a... Agent: Kico Sound LLC
20110086710 - Game apparatus and storage medium storing game program: A game apparatus comprises an obtaining means, a gravity direction calculating means, a first movement direction calculating means, and a game processing means. The obtaining means successively obtains acceleration data. The gravity direction calculating means calculates a gravity direction based on values of a plurality of pieces of acceleration data... Agent: Nintendo Co., Ltd.
20110086711 - Game environment to interact with telephony modem: A combination telephony and game device comprises a telephony modem for communicating with remote devices over a telephony network; and an application processor operatively connected to said telephony modem. The application processor is configured to execute a game application to play a game; receive a telephony event notification from said... Agent: Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications Ab
20110086712 - Online games integrated with an online green mall: An online gaming method for integrating offline and online activities. The method may include using a game server to receive a player identification code from one of the client devices that is operated by a game player, and the code may he provided to the player when they purchase a... Agent:
20110086713 - Game device: Disclosed is a game apparatus, including: a figurative object having a character identifying information; a reading section for reading a character information; a field section for freely moving the figurative object; a storage section for storing a plurality of display character identifying information; an identifying information reading section for reading... Agent: Aq Interactive Inc.04/07/2011 > 20 patent applications in 13 patent subcategories. category listing, related patent applications
20110081955 - Enhanced parimutuel wagering: Methods and systems for engaging in enhanced parimutuel wagering and gaming. In one embodiment, different types of bets can be offered and processed in the same betting pool on an underlying event, such as a horse or dog race, a sporting event or a lottery, and the premiums and payouts... Agent:
20110081956 - System and method for simulating the outcome of an electronic bingo game as a blackjack game: A game system and method plays an electronic game and simulates the outcome as a blackjack game. The game system allows a player to place a wager. The outcome of the electronic game includes a payout according to a first pay table if a set of predetermined winning conditions has... Agent: Video Gaming Technologies, Inc.
20110081957 - Modified poker with bonus match card: A system and method for adding a bonus round to any poker-style card game on a Nevada-style gaming machine. The bonus round is characterized by the existence of a match card. The match card is not part of the traditional poker hand (the “in-hand” cards) of the player, and only... Agent: Bally Gaming, Inc.
20110081959 - Representing physical state in gaming systems: In one embodiment, a computer-implemented method includes determining physical inputs applicable to a wagering game event, wherein the wagering game event involves game elements of a wagering game. The method can also include determining, based on the physical inputs, a first force to be applied to a first object representing... Agent: Wms Gaming, Inc.
20110081958 - System and method for increasing player participation: A system and method are provided to combine a gambling establishment player club with one or more second chance games. Players are thereby given multiple opportunities and incentives to interact with the gambling establishment and player club. The gambling establishment is thereby able to gather valuable player data, build player... Agent:
20110081961 - Visualizing wagering game establishment patron flow: A patron flow system aggregates wagering game data from a plurality of wagering game machines in a wagering game establishment. The wagering game data indicates a plurality of patrons and times. Patron flow data is generated from the aggregated wagering game data. The patron flow data indicate flows of the... Agent: Wms Gaming, Inc.
20110081960 - Wagering method for games of chance: A betting method used in a variety of games of chance, including but not limited to Craps. The method offers a variation of true odds bets referred to as TruePlace bets (TP) in which the pay-out ratio is equal to the probability of the forecasted outcome being randomly generated. A... Agent: Spikersystems, LLC
20110081962 - Time bomb jackpot: A method for use with a plurality of linked gaming machines, the plurality of linked gaming machines each having a game controller. The method comprises initiating a feature at the end of the play of a game on at least one of the plurality of gaming machines, enabling a bidding... Agent:
20110081963 - Method for multi-level progressive jackpots on a bonus wheel wagering game: The device is a progressive jackpot system for a plurality of gaming machines. The progressive jackpot system includes at least one progressive jackpot with each progressive jackpot having an associated jackpot indicator based on color or symbols. The system includes a plurality of rotatable display wheels with a plurality of... Agent:
20110081964 - Method and system for implementing mystery bonus in place of base game results on gaming machine: Embodiments of the present invention are directed to gaming devices and methods for implementing mystery bonus results in place of base game results on a gaming display. The gaming device comprises a base game having a base game display. A random number generator is optionally operable with the base game... Agent: Acres-fiore Patents
20110081966 - Computer program product: An object of the present invention is to propose image processing technology whereby even a player with a low skill level can enjoy a shooting game with more, excitement. To achieve this object. according to the present invention; if a player outputs a slow regeneration request signal when processing transits... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Sega D/b/a Sega Corporation
20110081965 - Synchronization of user interactive events with on-screen events during playback of multimedia stream: A method includes receiving, at a multimedia device, a data stream representing multimedia content, the data stream comprising first timing information for the multimedia content, and metadata representing interactive event information associated with the multimedia content, the metadata comprising second timing information for the interactive event information. During the playback... Agent: At&t Iintellectual Property I, L.p.
20110081967 - Interactive media social game: An interactive media social game is described. In embodiments, a social game service administrates a networked social game based on media asset interactions. Media asset interaction data is received that identifies media assets when they are downloaded or played at a user device. The media assets are correlated with a... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20110081968 - Apparatus and systems for adding effects to video game play: Apparatus and systems for adding effects to video game play where players swing or move a controller as part of the video game to simulate a bat, racquet, club or an implement striking an object displayed as part of the video game. The sound effect produced comes from a sliding... Agent:
20110081970 - Systems and methods for providing interactive game play: A method of interactive game play is provided wherein a seemingly magical wand toy is provided for enabling a trained user to electronically send and receive information to and from other wand toys, a master system and/or to actuate various play effects within a play environment. The toy wand or... Agent: Creative Kingdoms, LLC
20110081969 - Video game system with wireless modular handheld controller: A home entertainment system for video games and other applications includes a main unit and handheld controllers. The handheld controllers illumination emitted by emitters positioned at either side of a display, and information derived from the sensed illumination is used to calculate the orientation of the controllers. The controllers can... Agent:
20110081973 - Geogame for mobile device: In a geographic location based game (geogame), players, utilizing wireless devices, are required to continuously physically move within a defined boundary throughout the geogame. The wireless devices, with the aid of a location system, such as GPS, track the movements of the players. As players move, virtual tails are generated... Agent:
20110081972 - Methods for providing an online event in a gaming environment and devices thereof: A method, non-transitory computer readable medium, and an apparatus that provides an online event space configured to interact with a gaming engine in one or more gaming computing devices. At least one action in the online event space is obtained from a gaming element from the gaming engine in one... Agent: Mind Optics LLC
20110081971 - System and method for conducting games of skill and/or chance for on-property and off-property players: In one aspect, a multiplayer game format is provided that permits both off-property and on-property players to participate in a multiplayer game that provides awards to a winning player. Such a game format may include rake games which maximize the income of such types of games.... Agent:
20110081974 - Service enhancing power supply system for gaming machines: A gaming machine having a multi-tiered power supply and power distribution system which enables maintenance of low security and higher failure rate components such as video monitors, LCDs, or reel mechanisms without disconnecting power from higher security, low failure rate components such as the main processor board. The ability to... Agent: Bally Gaming, IncPrevious industry: Books, strips, and leaves for manifolding
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