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Amusement devices: games May archived by USPTO category 05/11Below 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. 05/26/2011 > 35 patent applications in 18 patent subcategories. archived by USPTO category
20110124385 - Game system, game device control method, program, and information storage medium: Provided is a game system capable of discriminating types of action performed by a game character in more detail. A reproduction data acquiring section (46) saves a game situation obtained within a reproduction subject period as reproduction data if a shooting action is performed, an action determining section (48) determines... Agent: Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd.
20110124386 - Game device, method for controlling game device, program, and information storage medium: To provide a game device for allowing a user to concentrate on an operation of one or more specific player characters and also capable of reducing a period of time with the user being left rarely able to be useful in a match. According to the present invention, a game... Agent: Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd.
20110124388 - Location-aware distributed sporting events: Various embodiments facilitate location-aware distributed competitions. In one embodiment, a system facilitates a distributed sporting event that includes multiple players traveling over courses that are remote from one another. The system includes a manager that receives state information, such as location information, from client devices used by each of the... Agent:
20110124387 - Video game and peripheral for same: A video game controller with a position sensor and a proximity sensor provides user input signals for use in determining game states. The video game controller can have a board or deck-like surface similar to that of a skateboard, and the proximity sensor can be used to determine if a... Agent:
20110124390 - Commercial game system and method: A system and method for providing a commercial game that poses questions to a user related to advertisements that the user views or listens to using a multimedia device such as a computer connected to the Internet. Points may be awarded to the user based on the number of questions... Agent:
20110124389 - Mileage game system for running vehicle and method thereof: The present invention features, in part, a mileage game system for a running vehicle and a method thereof are disclosed. In preferred embodiments, the mileage game system includes an operation unit enabling a driver to select a mileage game, and generating mileage game data that has an influence on a... Agent: Kia Motors Corporation
20110124391 - Scratch-card game system and corresponding game medium: The game system is characterized in that it comprises a first instant game based on the purchase by a player of a game medium (1) that in particular bears results information for said first instant game, accessible to the player after removing a first mask and that reveals itself to... Agent: La Francaise Des Jeux
20110124392 - Apparatus for providing amusement: Certain non-limiting exemplary embodiments are taught which include a game comprising, a digital processor, digital storage coupled to the digital processor for storing instructions, a display coupled to the digital processor displaying a first plurality of indicia arranged in a plurality of rows and a plurality of columns such that... Agent:
20110124396 - Apparatus providing payouts proportional to wagers and methods for operating same: A gaming device such as a slot machine is provided having a payout proportional to a wager value. In accordance with one or more embodiments, the gaming machine provides a player with the ability to flexibly and automatically increase and decrease wagers, thereby allowing the player to press his bets... Agent: Igt
20110124394 - Bonus game for a gaming machine: A bonus game for a slot machine operable in a basic mode and a bonus mode. The bonus game is entered upon the occurrence of a special start-bonus game outcome in the basic mode. In the bonus game, a player selects, one at a time, from an array of windows... Agent: Wms Gaming Inc.
20110124395 - Gaming device having a re-triggering symbol bonus scheme: A gaming device having a bonus scheme wherein a combination of bonus symbols trigger a bonus game and any one of the bonus symbols in the bonus game provides a player with an award. The award may be an extension of the bonus game by providing the player with additional... Agent: Itg
20110124393 - Wagering game with unilateral player selection for developing a group: A wagering game system includes a service for conducting a group-wagering game for a group of players under the control of a gaming control system and a plurality of gaming terminals, each gaming terminal connected to the service and being configured to conduct a group-wagering game in combination with the... Agent: Wms Gaming Inc.
20110124398 - Card and dice wagering game: In a card and dice game, dice are rolled to provide a die value between 2 and 12, inclusive, according to this embodiment. After the player makes a wager, a card is dealt face up, thereby displaying a card value of 1 to 13, inclusive. The player wins the wager... Agent:
20110124397 - System and method for substantially removing chance from a mixed contest of chance and skill: The system and methods of the present application comprise one or more computers for substantially removing the element of chance in a contest that would normally be on whose outcome would be determined by a mixture of chance and skill. The system comprises one or more computers that interact with... Agent:
20110124401 - Associating portable wagering game machines with a stationary wagering game machine: Embodiments of a portable wagering game machine and a stationary wagering game machine are described herein. In one embodiment, a plurality of portable wagering game machines are associated with a stationary wagering game machine. Group wagering game data is displayed on the stationary wagering game machine. The group wagering game... Agent: Wms Gaming, Inc.
20110124406 - Automated wagering game machine configuration and recovery: A wagering game system and its operations are described herein. In embodiments, the operations can include determining one or more casino events that request a configuration for one or more wagering game machines, generating one or more automated configuration tasks, assigning one or more properties to the tasks, and storing... Agent:
20110124405 - Game system: This game system includes: a bill identifying apparatus for identifying bills of different currencies and an amount of the bills and then outputting data representing the identified result; a player tracking device which is integrated with each of gaming machines, for converting data outputted from the bill identifying apparatus to... Agent: Universal Entertainment Corporation
20110124402 - Gaming system, gaming device, and method for providing benefit in a future play of a wagering game: On embodiment of the gaming system: receives a base wager from a player for a play of a wagering game; enables the player to select to cause a modifier to be applied to the play of the wagering game or the modifier to not be applied to the play of... Agent: Igt
20110124399 - Location based reward distribution system: Embodiments of the invention broadly contemplate a location based rewards distribution system. Various embodiments of the invention provide rewards, for example video game unlock codes, based on a user physically visiting a specific physical location.... Agent: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
20110124404 - Methods and apparatus for auctioning an item via a gaming device: Methods and apparatus for auctioning an item via a gaming device are disclosed. The methods and apparatus enable a gaming device player (e.g., a slot machine player) to select one or more auction items the player is interested in bidding on. As the player plays the gaming device, a portion... Agent: Igt
20110124400 - Methods and devices for incremental wagering to earn multiple prizes per winning wager: Methods, devices, and systems provide means for carrying out video events on which wagers are placed. The wagers may be won, lost, or returned. Multiple prizes, including a main prize and a bonus prize, are awarded for each winning wager. Execution of the video events causes multiple event symbols to... Agent: Waterleaf Limited
20110124403 - Search engine providing an option to win the item sought: A system and method of enhancing shopping search engines and games of chance by permitting the user to search for and locate the prize the user seeks to win or buy, and then playing a game of chance to win the specified item, or going to the web site to... Agent:
20110124407 - Method of playing a game of chance and system for facilitating the play thereof: A method for playing a game of chance and system for facilitating the play of the game are disclosed. The method of playing the game of chance includes receiving a ticket containing a set of playing cards. The method of playing the game of chance further includes viewing a display... Agent: Gtech Rhode Island Corporation
20110124408 - Gaming system having time period based progressives: A method of awarding a progressive comprises displaying a progressive award which increments over time as wagers are received and activating the progressive award for a predetermined first time period. During the first time period, a first portion of each eligible wager received is added to the progressive award, each... Agent: Wms Gaming Inc.
20110124409 - Graphical object customization based on performance metrics: System, method and article for modifying graphical objects in a gaming environment based on performance metrics. The appearance and/or performance of a vehicle, avatar or other graphical object automatically changes depending on player performance, without the need for a user to make a manual selection.... Agent:
20110124410 - Controller for interfacing with a computing program using position, orientation, or motion: Methods and systems for interfacing a controller device with an interactive program executing at a computer are presented. A controller includes a camera for capturing images of a display. The position of the controller is determined based on the perspective distortion, size, location and orientation of the display in the... Agent:
20110124411 - Gaming machine with a light guiding plate subjected to a light scattering process and having a light deflection pattern: A gaming machine includes a liquid crystal display 27 having a liquid crystal panel 173 and a light guiding plate 174 placed at the rear of the liquid crystal panel 173 for guiding light emitted from illumination light means 176a, 176b for the liquid crystal panel 173 into the liquid... Agent: Universal Entertainment Corporation
20110124412 - Media reproduction device: It is possible to generate a game element in accordance with the customization state of a media reproduction device, which exhibits a uniqueness of user. Provided is a media reproduction device which acquires related attribution information from stored media data, selects an object corresponding to the attribution information from a... Agent:
20110124413 - Haptic-simulation home-video game: A home-video game equipped with a haptic-simulation seat configured to operate on gaming data generated by the user and gaming-feedback data utilized by a force-feedback gaming console.... Agent:
20110124414 - Game apparatus having general-purpose remote control function: A game apparatus is capable of controlling infrared radiation emitters for radiating infrared light. The game apparatus executes game processing using imaging information on the infrared light obtained from an input device. The input device takes an image of the infrared light radiated by the infrared radiation emitters, and also... Agent: Nintendo Co., Ltd.
20110124415 - Item management method and server system: A preferential winning item that has a high selection probability is set to each user from candidate items 14a to 14e of an event. The preferential winning item is set so that the type of the preferential winning item differs between a reference user 2a and friend users 2b to... Agent: Namco Bandai Games Inc.
20110124416 - Play result processing system: A play result processing system includes a first storage part for storing player identifiers, each of which is unique to a player of a computer game and for storing medium identifiers each of which is unique to an information storage medium used for playing the computer game, each one of... Agent: Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd.
20110124417 - Collaborative online ranking: A system, method and article for ranking a gaming session between a plurality of independent player game components. A method includes receiving one or more gaming session metrics determined at each of a group of the game components participating in a gaming session; calculating a quality metric for the gaming... Agent:
20110124418 - Systems and methods for gaming dongles: Some embodiments are associated with gaming dongles. Some gaming dongles may store value that is utilized to play a video game and/or to participate in a video game tournament. Some gaming dongles may determine and/or store gaming signatures, biometric information, and/or Global Positioning System (GPS) information. Some gaming dongles may... Agent: Walker Digital, LLC
20110124419 - Replaceable cosmetic panels for machine cabinets: A machine cabinet system is provided. The system includes a machine cabinet with a top face and a front face. In one embodiment, a removable panel is included that is removably coupled to at least one of the top face and the front face of the machine cabinet. In another... Agent:05/19/2011 > 57 patent applications in 15 patent subcategories. archived by USPTO category
20110117979 - Method and apparatus for executing a draw-type, blackjack-themed lottery game: Described herein are a method and apparatus for executing a draw-type lottery game between a plurality of players and a dealer. The draw-type lottery game includes a plurality of subgames and each of the subgames includes at least one hand of a blackjack-type game. The method includes, for each hand... Agent: British Columbia Lottery Corporation
20110117980 - Multi-win poker game: An electronic video poker machine configured to allow play of multiple hands of video poker. The electronic video poker machine comprises at least one display device, at least one input device, and at least one computer configured to display at least a first hand and a second hand of at... Agent: Gaming Enhancements, Inc. (a Nevada Corporation)
20110117982 - Asynchronous persistent group bonus game: An asynchronous persistent group bonus game system, method and apparatus may have a plurality of gaming machines including a first processor and a bonus server having a second processor. The first processor may be configured to: determine when a bonus game session event is triggered, transmit a bonus game session... Agent: Intellectual Garden, LLC
20110117984 - Authenticating components in wagering game systems: In some embodiments, a processor includes a plurality of local stores configured to store wagering game assets and at least part of a wagering game controller, and to store authentication keys for use in authenticating the wagering game controller and the wagering game assets; a plurality of processing elements, wherein... Agent:
20110117981 - Gaming system, gaming device and method for determining an outcome of a secondary game based on one or more events which occur in association with a primary game: In various embodiments, the gaming system, gaming device, and gaming method disclosed herein includes an accumulation sequence and a competition sequence. In one embodiment, the gaming system includes competitor points which determine (i) a competitor's eligibility to participate in the competition sequence and (ii) the competitor's relative probability of success... Agent: Igt
20110117983 - Method and apparatus for varying win probability and payouts of a gaming machine: A method and apparatus for varying win probabilities and/or payouts of a gaming machine as a function of the amount wagered by a player in a round of play is disclosed. In one embodiment, the probability of receiving a winning combination and/or the payouts for one or more winning combinations... Agent:
20110117986 - Gaming machine: A gaming machine includes a first lottery device which performs a lottery to determine an arrangement of option areas on a lottery field to be presented to a player, and a first presenting device which presents the determined arrangement. A second lottery device performs a lottery to draw a lottery... Agent: Konami Gaming, Incorporated
20110117985 - Multi-draw game system: A method and game server for selecting a plurality of winners of a game is provided. The method comprises receiving a plurality of sets of player numbers from a plurality of game terminals. Each set has a predetermined number of player numbers. Each number is selected from a predetermined set.... Agent: Bonobo PLC
20110117997 - Apparatus for providing amusement: Certain non-limiting exemplary embodiments are taught which include a game comprising, a digital processor, digital storage coupled to the digital processor for storing instructions, a display coupled to the digital processor displaying a first plurality of indicia arranged in a plurality of rows and a plurality of columns such that... Agent:
20110117996 - Games, gaming machines, systems and method having a horserace bonus feature: Disclosed are games, gaming machines, gaming systems and methods having a horserace bonus feature game including randomly generated icons which serve to advance one or more horses toward a finish line. In some embodiments, a progressive award associated with the winning horse is paid to a player. In other embodiments,... Agent: Bally Gaming, Inc.
20110117992 - Games, gaming machines, systems and method having an accumulation bonus: Disclosed are games, gaming machines, gaming systems and methods having an accumulation bonus feature game including randomly generated icons which may pay an award each time an accumulation threshold is reached, at which time as associated accumulator is reset to allow further accumulation and awards. In some embodiments, termination icons... Agent: Bally Gaming, Inc.
20110117995 - Games, gaming machines, systems and method having an accumulation/matching bonus: A method of operating a game controlled by a gaming machine includes accepting a wager from a player, presenting a primary game, awarding any primary game awards to the player, and upon a triggering event, presenting a feature game. The feature game includes performing a first portion of the feature... Agent: Bally Gaming, Inc.
20110118003 - Gaming machine and control method thereof: To provide a gaming machine and a control method therefor, having a new entertainment characteristics, a slot machine 10 of the present invention, when a “BONUS” symbol 250 associated with a pick-up bonus game is selected, receives selection of any one of twenty little pig's noses 210 displayed. Then, a... Agent: Aruze Gaming America, Inc.
20110117998 - Gaming machine capable of moving at least one visual recognition target in a top box: A gaming machine includes a symbol display device, a top box, and a controller. The symbol display device is capable of variably displaying and then rearranging a plurality of symbols. The top box is disposed at an upper part of the symbol display device and has an illumination target disposed... Agent: Aruze Gaming America, Inc.
20110118005 - Gaming machine with buy feature games: A gaming machine including a display. The display includes a plurality of display positions for displaying combinations of symbols. A controller controls operation of the machine. The controller includes a processor for processing data and displaying selected data on the display. A selector is operable by the player of the... Agent: Aristocrat Technologies Australia Pty Ltd
20110117989 - Gaming system, gaming device and method for providing a persistence game with multiple symbol evaluations: In one embodiment, the gaming system and method disclosed herein employs a symbol accumulation sequence and a symbol evaluation sequence. The symbol accumulation sequence includes an accumulation of a designated quantity of symbols in association with a persistence game. The symbol accumulation sequence also includes the maintenance of a persistence... Agent: Igt
20110117993 - Method of gaming and a gaming machine with double high symbols: An example game controller includes a symbol generator to provide a plurality of symbols based on one or more random numbers generated by a random number generator. The plurality of symbols have varying sizes and include a first symbol occupying one symbol position and a second symbol occupying multiple symbol... Agent: Aristocrat Technologies Australia Pty Limited
20110117994 - Multi-monitor support for gaming devices and related methods: Various embodiments are directed to gaming machines having multi-monitor support for controlling up to four monitors on a gaming device. According to one embodiment, the gaming device includes a first display for presenting a primary game. The gaming device also includes a second display and a third display where the... Agent: Bally Gaming, Inc.
20110118004 - Player gaming console, gaming machine, networked gaming system and method: Games, networked gaming systems, gaming machines and methods are disclosed that provide various player-centric games and rewards to the casino patrons.... Agent: Bally Gaming, Inc.
20110117990 - Rapid bonus features using overlaid symbols: A gaming machine includes an electronic display device and a controller coupled to the display device. The controller is configured to present a base game via the display device, wherein the base game includes a plurality of base game symbols, and to transmit display coordinates of at least a portion... Agent:
20110117991 - Time-based award system with dynamic value assignment: A coupled to at least one server via a network includes a display device configured to display a base game to a player playing at the gaming machine, and a controller coupled to the display device. The controller is configured to determine an outcome during play of the base game,... Agent:
20110118001 - Wagering game having a free-play bonus with a variable free-play retriggering condition: A gaming system for conducting a wagering game includes a gaming system having a wager input device for receiving a wager from a player, a display configured to display a wagering game, a memory device, and a processor communicatively coupled to the display, the wager input device, and the memory... Agent: Wms Gaming Inc.
20110118000 - Wagering game with accumulation-bonus feature that is played upon player's selection: A gaming system for conducting a wagering game includes an accumulation-bonus feature which allows a player to cache awards to a bonus object. A player selects when to use the bonus object in a secondary playfield to enhance the cached awards.... Agent: Wms Gaming Inc.
20110118002 - Wagering game with game appearance changing based on player's selection: A method of conducting a wagering game on a gaming terminal for a player includes receiving, via an input device, a player selection of one of a plurality of player selectable elements. Each of the player selectable elements are associated with a corresponding thematic indicia set. The method further includes... Agent: Wms Gaming Inc.
20110117987 - Wagering game with overlying transmissive display for providing enhanced game features: A gaming machine for conducting a wagering game includes a primary display and a secondary display. A transmissive display is positioned in front of the primary display directly in the player's line of sight. The transmissive display is operable to selectively display transparent, translucent and opaque video images over the... Agent:
20110117988 - Wagering game with randomly awarded feature game attributes: Disclosed are games, gaming machines, gaming systems and methods including a feature game having attributes at least partially determined by one or more random outcomes of an attribute determination game played prior to the play of the feature game itself.... Agent: Bally Gaming, Inc.
20110117999 - Wagering interface for a gaming system: A gaming system includes a wagering interface that may include a plurality of player-selectable quick-bet elements with each quick-bet element indicating a different total wager for a spin of the plurality of reels. Each total wager is divided among a plurality of paylines associated with positions on the reels. A... Agent: Wms Gaming Inc.
20110118007 - Casino table game yield management system: The casino table yield management data processing system has a minimum bet change recommendation generator receiving casino table occupancy and player betting data and generating recommendation data based on casino game operations model data and business rule data. A timing filter determines when recommendation data is to be presented to... Agent: Tangam Technologies Inc..
20110118006 - Method for displaying gaming result: Embodiments of the invention include a gaming device that has a video display. When the player initiates the game, an animation is shown. If the game had a losing outcome, the animation is very short and allows the player to quickly try for a win. If instead the game has... Agent: Acres-fiore Patents
20110118008 - Ticketless system and method of managing casino patron money balances: A ticketless system and method of managing casino patron money balances which eliminates paper media handling and reconciliation. The system includes a self-service computer for receiving a first amount of money from a casino patron during a first transaction. The self-service computer stores the first amount and a phone number... Agent:
20110118009 - Wagering game training tool for wagering systems: A wagering game system and its operations are described herein. In some embodiments, the operations can include initiating, at a gaming machine, an analysis mode of a wagering game training tool associated with a wagering game, and determining when a player has played a predefined number of rounds of the... Agent: Wms Gaming, Inc.
20110118010 - Gaming system and method providing balanced paybacks with varying wager amounts: Various embodiments of the gaming system of the present disclosure enable a player to play a secondary or bonus game, in which the player has the chance to play for a designated award in the triggered secondary or bonus game. The probability of triggering the secondary or bonus game varies... Agent: Igt
20110118011 - Gaming systems, gaming devices and methods for providing progressive awards: The gaming system, gaming device and method disclosed herein determines whether to provide at least one of the plurality of progressive awards to the player based on that player's measured level of skill in: (i) a plurality of plays of a partial skill-based game, (ii) a skill-based progressive award sequence,... Agent: Igt
20110118015 - Game apparatus, storage medium storing game program and game controlling method: A game apparatus includes a CPU, and images a face image of a player with an inward camera provided between a first LCD and a second LCD according to an instruction from the CPU. The CPU specifies a position of the eyes of the player from the face image, and... Agent: Nintendo Co., Ltd.
20110118014 - Gaming device having a top box with a reconfigurable pointer: Various embodiments are directed to gaming machines with a top box having a reconfigurable pointer. The reconfigurable pointer identifies a particular game outcome and is alterable for different games. According to one embodiment, the gaming machine includes a first display located within a main cabinet for presenting a main game,... Agent: Bally Gaming, Inc.
20110118013 - Movable mechanical display devices and methods: A gaming machine includes a rotating object that has at least one configurable surface that may be configured electronically. The rotating object may be synchronized with a video display. Configurable surfaces can use bistable materials, electroluminescent materials, LCDs, LEDs, OLEDs, projection, or other techniques. The appearance of the rotating object... Agent: Igt
20110118012 - Timing control device, information processing device, and operation instruction device: A cycle B and a phase P of a stepping motion of a player are detected by a mat 2. It is assumed that a time X from time when an event EVn is set until time when the next event EVn+1 is set is B. A time Z from... Agent:
20110118017 - Electronic gaming device with a light-effect arrangement: The present invention is a gaming machine such as a slot machine having a housing with a light-effect arrangement for creation of light effects. The gaming machine has at least one reflector arranged on the housing such that the reflector is positioned with respect to a remote light source to... Agent:
20110118018 - Game device: A game device has a display unit for displaying an image on a screen, a first stage to be stepped on by a first player and a second stage to be stepped on by a second player, the first stage and the second stage being provided in front of the... Agent: Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd.
20110118019 - Game device, method for controlling game device, program, and information storage medium: To provide a game device capable of allowing a user to predict whether or not the user is to operate a game character if a state of the game character is changed from a first state of being operated by a computer to a second state of being operated by... Agent: Konami Digital Entertainment Co. Ltd
20110118016 - Video extension library system and method: Various embodiments disclosed herein are directed to a game platform and video extension system for a gaming machine, in which game videos interact with the game platform and video extension system. The system includes a game operating system that provides services to render graphics for the gaming machine. Further, the... Agent: Bally Gaming, Inc.
20110118020 - Gaming machine with win announcement: A game machine having a win announcement feature and a method of providing an announcement regarding a winning event or outcome of a game played at a gaming machine are disclosed. One embodiment of a method comprises providing information regarding a winning event occurring at a gaming machine, the method... Agent:
20110118021 - Scheme for translating movements of a hand-held controller into inputs for a system: One embodiment provides a method for use in providing input to a system that includes the steps of determining position information for a controller for the system, comparing the determined position information for the controller with predetermined position information associated with commands, and providing a command to the system if... Agent: Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC
20110118024 - Adjusting operation of touch sensitive panel of game controller: Operating a game controller by setting initial operational parameters of at least one touch sensitive pad of the game controller. The touch sensitive pad has a plurality of touch sensitive elements. Touch pad input is received from the at least one touch sensitive pad of the game controller. The touch... Agent: Broadcom Corporation
20110118027 - Altering video game operations based upon user id and-or grip position: Operating a gaming system having a game console and a game controller by receiving touch pad input from at least one touch sensitive pad of the game controller that has a plurality of touch sensitive elements. The touch pad input corresponds to a user's touch of at least some of... Agent: Broadcom Corporation
20110118022 - Apparatus and method for managing peripheral device communications: A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a first peripheral device having a controller to store operational settings tailored for a gaming application, interact with the gaming application using the operational settings and user inputs, and share the operational settings with a second peripheral... Agent: Steelseries Hq
20110118031 - Controller for providing inputs to control execution of a program when inputs are combined: A controller provides inputs to control execution of a program by combining controller input information and supplementary information indicating a three-dimensional motion of the controller. The combined input can be obtained by assigning the value of the controller input information as coarse control information and assigning the value of the... Agent: Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC
20110118030 - Device communications via intra-body communication path: A communication device that may comprise one of a cell phone or a game controller system that further includes a game console and a pair of game controllers that communicate via a human body path. Generally, the communication device communicates by way of a touch pad array through a human... Agent: Broadcom Corporation
20110118025 - Game controller with touch pad user interface: A game controller with a communications interface, at least one touch sensitive pad having a plurality of touch sensitive elements, and processing circuitry coupled to the communications interface and the at least one touch sensitive pad. The processing circuitry receives touch pad input via the plurality of touch sensitive elements... Agent: Broadcom Corporation
20110118026 - Hand-held gaming device that identifies user based upon input from touch sensitive panel: Operating a game controller to identify a user by receiving touch pad input from at least one touch sensitive pad of the game controller that has a plurality of touch sensitive elements. The touch pad input corresponds to the user's touch of at least some of the plurality of touch... Agent: Broadcom Corporation
20110118028 - Hand-held gaming device with configurable touch sensitive panel(s): A game controller with a communications interface, at least one touch sensitive pad having a plurality of touch sensitive elements, and processing circuitry coupled to the communications interface and the at least one touch sensitive pad. The processing circuitry enacts touch pad configuration settings that correlate subsets of the plurality... Agent: Broadcom Corporation
20110118029 - Hand-held gaming device with touch sensitive panel(s) for gaming input: Operating a game controller by receiving touch pad input from at least one touch sensitive pad of the game controller that has a plurality of touch sensitive elements. The touch pad input corresponds to the user's touch of at least some of the plurality of touch sensitive elements. The touch... Agent: Broadcom Corporation
20110118023 - Video game with controller sensing player inappropriate activity: A video game system is operable to receive user touch location information while a first user is holding a game controller and to determine a first user ID for the first user based upon the user touch location information. Thereafter, the video game system is operable to measure an instant... Agent: Broadcom Corporation
20110118032 - Portable device interaction via motion sensitive controller: Methods, systems, and computer programs for wireless interaction with a portable device supported by a stand are presented. In one method operation, a communications link is established between the portable device and the stand. The stand tracks the motion of an input device within an interactivity zone. In another method... Agent: Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc.
20110118034 - Immersive wagering game machine lighting structures: A lighting controller can be configured to control a variety of immersive lighting structures proximate to a wagering game machine (e.g., surrounding, affixed to, flanking, etc.) in accordance with game events (e.g., the wagering game being played, a bonus game, a portal game, etc.) and/or non-game events (e.g., emergency notifications,... Agent: Mws Gaming, Inc.
20110118033 - Synchronizing mission progress in peer-to-peer cooperative games: Methods and systems are described for a multiplayer video game on a peer-to-peer network in which a player's or players' missions are tracked individually as mission lines, each mission line being composed of a series of ordered objectives. Each objective generally must be completed in order of the sequence with... Agent: Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc.
20110118035 - Game achievements system: Systems and method for providing a game achievements system where players are rewarded with game achievements based on mastering certain in-game facets of the games they play. Each game achievement may be conveyed in a profile as a badge or trophy, title, description, date, etc. Players may also accumulate points... Agent: Microsoft Corporation05/12/2011 > 52 patent applications in 19 patent subcategories. archived by USPTO category
20110111815 - System and method for fantasy mixed martial arts game: Embodiments for a system and method for establishing a plurality of MMA fantasy leagues to a plurality of participants utilizing an automated web-based platform are disclosed. In each embodiment, participants register into the web-based platform in order to create or join a fantasy league organized to play an MMA fantasy... Agent:
20110111817 - Game apparatus and method of play for manual or computer application: A game apparatus for play by at least two players, having game pieces that are manually rotated in at least four slideably mounted, apertured slats, each having at least four apertures with a rotating game piece, and a base assembly for slideably mounting the slats, such that the slats can... Agent:
20110111816 - Method and software for making number place puzzles: A method and computer software are provided for making number place puzzles. Numbers and unknown are represented by variables that are assigned values such as in a plurality of nested loops. Instructions within each loop limit access to embedded loops until all assigned values form a valid solution. When some... Agent:
20110111818 - Gaming system, gaming device and method for providing a game having a dynamic award scheme: Various embodiments of the present disclosure provide gaming systems, gaming devices and methods which have casual games with dynamic award schemes. Each game has a designated number of elements such as positions, moveable elements, or the combination of positions and moveable elements. For each play of the wagering game, the... Agent: Igt
20110111819 - Gaming system, gaming device and method for draw poker game: A gaming system, a gaming machine and a method is provided having a Five Card Video Draw poker game with multiple hands. An initial five card hand is displayed to the player face-up. The player then chooses which of the initial five cards to discard. Each card that is held... Agent:
20110111820 - Gaming systems, gaming devices and methods having time based games and magnitudes associated with wagering events in the time based games: A gaming system receives a total wager for a game session which occurs over a designated period of time. The game session includes a plurality of different wagering events. Each of the wagering events is associated with one of a plurality of different magnitudes. For each of the plurality of... Agent: Igt
20110111821 - Method and apparatus for conducting a game of chance: A system and method are provided for playing a game of chance. The game of chance may include, for example, a lottery-type game. A result of the game of chance is revealed to a player in another medium. In one example, the result is revealed during multiple game instances of... Agent:
20110111822 - Spinner game of chance and skill: A game of chance and skill whereby players deposit credits in exchange for the ability to spin at least one rotatable spinning mechanism. The spinning mechanism rotates through a plurality of zones assigned varying numeric, alphabetic or symbolic values. In a preferred embodiment, the player is able to exert limited... Agent:
20110111830 - Gaming device and method for playing a game: In a gaming apparatus, a player places a wager and plays a game. A game controller determines an outcome for the game and controls a display to represent the game outcome. If the game outcome is a winning game outcome, the game controller controls the display to display a plurality... Agent:
20110111831 - Gaming device and method for playing an intersecting symbol game: In a gaming apparatus, a player places a wager and plays a game. A gaming controller determines an outcome for the game and controls a display to represent the game outcome. If the game outcome is a winning game outcome, the display displays symbols from a first set of symbols,... Agent:
20110111832 - Gaming machine: When a predetermined amount of credits have been inserted into a slot machine, the game mode is switched from the non-insurance mode to the insurance mode according to the player's input operation via a touch panel. In the insurance mode, determination is made whether or not the amount of bet... Agent: Universal Entertainment Corporation
20110111823 - Gaming machine with special symbols that change other symbols: In one embodiment, a base game played on a gaming machine may be a conventional 5×4 video reel-type game, where awards are granted for winning symbol combinations in the base game. If a bonus trigger has occurred, a number of free games are awarded. The symbols on the reel strips... Agent: Spielo Manufacturing Ulc
20110111824 - Gaming system and method for providing an incremental wagering game: Various embodiments of the present disclosure provide a gaming device which enables a player to purchase the game in stages or increments. The gaming device enables the player to place a first wager for a play of the game. After receiving the first wager, the gaming device randomly generates and... Agent: Igt
20110111826 - Gaming system and method for providing symbol combinations with dynamic awards: The gaming system and method disclosed herein provides a plurality of symbol combinations that are each associated with a dynamic award. Such dynamic awards increase based, at least in part, on one or more random events which occur in association with one or more plays of a game. In one... Agent: Igt
20110111825 - Gaming system, gaming device, and method for providing a cascading symbol game including shifting symbols according to directional indicators: The disclosed gaming system displays an arrangement of symbols including a plurality of symbol positions. For a play of the game, the gaming system displays a randomly generated symbol in each symbol position. One or more of the symbols are displayed as associated with a directional indicator indicating a shift... Agent: Igt
20110111827 - Gaming system, gaming device, and method for providing a game in which players position selectors within a field of selections based on values masked by the selections: A gaming system displays a plurality of spaced-apart selections each associated with a masked award. One or more selectors are each associated with one or more players, and are visible to each player. The selectors are moveable amongst the spaced-apart selections based on a plurality of player inputs. For a... Agent: Igt
20110111828 - Gaming systems, gaming devices and methods with volatility control games: Gaming systems, gaming devices and methods that provide games that control volatility. In one embodiment, the gaming system disclosed herein enables a player to select values, or cells associated with values, that are displayed in a particular arrangement. The player selected values are distributed to other values or cells according... Agent: Igt
20110111829 - Method of gaming, a game controller and a gaming system: A method of gaming at a gaming machine. The method includes designating a symbol display position of a plurality of symbol display positions as having a bonus symbol set applying to it for a game round, and selecting and displaying a symbol from the bonus symbol set at the designated... Agent:
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20110111834 - Method of playing a game and computerized system for playing the game: A computer based game is played in a plurality of rounds on a matrix having a plurality of cells typically forming a rectangular matrix. A plurality of tokens is generated with each token defining a first indicator and a second indicator. The user places at least one of the tokens... Agent:
20110111839 - Gaming machine chair and wagering game systems and machines with a gaming chair: Gaming machine chairs and wagering game systems and machines with a gaming chair are presented herein. A gaming chair is disclosed that includes a base, a seat portion supported by the base, and at least one actuator attached to the seat portion to selectively move the seat portion. A movable... Agent: Wms Gaming Inc.
20110111837 - Gaming system having controllable dynamic signage: A gaming system comprises a first gaming device displaying a first primary wagering game in response to receipt of a first wager from a first player and a second gaming device displaying a second primary wagering game in response to receipt of a second wager from a second player. The... Agent: Wms Gaming Inc.
20110111842 - Method and apparatus for enabling a player to simultaneously control game play with multiple gaming devices: In accordance with at least one embodiment, a gaming system is operable to determine a first gaming device being operated by a player and select a second gaming device to be controlled, via the first gaming device, by the player. In some embodiments, the gaming system is further operable to... Agent: Igt
20110111841 - Method and apparatus for providing an advantage to a player in a bonus game: A gaming method includes receiving a wager from a player, displaying an image representative of a primary game, determining if a bonus event trigger has occurred, displaying an image representative of a bonus game, the bonus game including a representation associated with the player and a representation associated with an... Agent: Igt
20110111840 - Methods of receiving electronic wagers in a wagering game via a handheld electronic wager input device: A gaming system for conducting a multi-player wagering game includes a multi-touch table surface that is touched by a handheld electronic wager input device (EWID) carried by a player for placing wagers on a wagering game displayed on the multi-touch table surface. Each EWID carried by a player has an... Agent:
20110111835 - Reconciling payback percentage of a gaming device with transferable return: An electronic gaming machine (EGM) is configured to run a persistence game having one or more recordable persistence states transferable to another EGM. The EGM includes a logic system, a computer readable memory including instructions executable by the logic system for running on the EGM a persistence game having persistence... Agent: Igt
20110111836 - System and method for measuring gaming player behavior: Embodiments of the present invention are directed to analyzing recorded game information to determine information about a player's behavior. This is accomplished by analyzing the player's actions following a positive increase in credits within credit meter data. This analysis can be utilized in automatically altering a game parameter of the... Agent: Acres-fiore Patents
20110111838 - Thermal management systems for wagering game terminals: According to one aspect of the present invention, a gaming terminal for playing a wagering game comprises a game cabinet containing an electronics component that is used in conjunction with the wagering game. The electronics component produces heat. An air duct is located within the cabinet. The air duct defines... Agent: Wms Gaming Inc.
20110111843 - Gaming system and method for dynamically grouping gaming devices to provide progressive awards: A gaming system enables players of a group of gaming devices to wager on progressive or other awards for that group and tracks an amount of player activity at the group. If player activity of the group exceeds an upper reconfiguration threshold, the gaming system disassociates one or more gaming... Agent: Igt
20110111845 - Gaming system having banking and redemption of progressive award enhancements: A method of operating a wagering game comprises displaying the wagering game and at least one progressive award, receiving a wager to play the wagering game, and upon the occurrence of a first triggering event, offering the at least one progressive award. The method further comprises determining whether or not... Agent: Vms Gaming Inc.
20110111844 - Presenting and controlling progressive wagering game information: A network browser and toolbar objects are described herein. The network browser has a main display area that can display content. The toolbar objects can be on a toolbar that is a part of the network browser. The toolbar objects can indicate information associated with wagering games. Specifically, the toolbar... Agent: Wms Gaming, Inc.
20110111846 - Amusement pod entertainment center: A method of providing entertainment including providing a game cell bounded by walls comprising, a first video game console system, a screen that interacts with the video game console system and displays images generated by the video game console system, wherein an inside face of at least one wall is... Agent:
20110111847 - Gaming machine chair and wagering game systems and machines with a gaming chair: Gaming machine chairs and wagering game systems and machines with a gaming chair are presented herein. A gaming chair is disclosed that includes a base, a seat portion supported by the base, one or more speaker assemblies, and a backrest assembly. The backrest assembly includes a backrest and a mounting... Agent: Wms Gaming Inc.
20110111848 - Gaming device having a second separate bonusing event: A gaming system wherein a second game is triggered once a specific event occurs in a first game.... Agent:
20110111849 - Spatially aware mobile projection: A spatially aware apparatus includes a projector. Projected display contents can change based on the position, motion, or orientation of the apparatus. The apparatus may include gyroscope(s), accelerometer(s), global positioning system (GPS) receiver(s), radio receiver(s), or any other devices or interfaces that detect, or provide information relating to, motion, orientation,... Agent: Microvision, Inc.
20110111850 - Bonus trigger sounds building into a song: A system and method of playing a multi-track musical composition during a wagering game in which musical tracks are successively added as bonus triggers occur, starting from an introduction portion of the musical composition and culminating in a main theme or chorus of the musical composition. Upon receipt of a... Agent: Wms Gaming Inc.
20110111851 - Computer readable storage medium having game program stored thereon, game apparatus, and game control method: Manual operation means controls a motion of an operation target character in accordance with operation data outputted from an input device. Automatic motion control means controls the motion of the operation target character in accordance with a series of pieces of operation data which are prepared in advance. Game control... Agent: Nintendo Co., Ltd.
20110111852 - Touch screen displays with physical buttons for gaming devices: Disclosed are methods, apparatus, and systems implementing techniques for providing input for playing a game of chance. A gaming machine includes a touch screen display. The touch screen display is configured to display input selections, auxiliary input selections, and auxiliary data. The touch screen display is further configured to receive... Agent: Igt
20110111853 - Universal button module: The present invention relates to a universal button module for use in connection with a machine, including a gaming machine. The universal button module is adaptable to perform particular functions in gaming machines such as controlling the selection of the number of pay lines to play or the number of... Agent:
20110111854 - Apparatus and method for gaming: A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a system having a controller to collect one or more user-generated remarks from each of a plurality of computing devices where the one or more user-generated remarks are temporally associated with media content in the form of... Agent: At&t Intellectual Property I, L.p.
20110111861 - Gaming device architecture and related components: A gaming platform for a gaming machine includes a game application having non-shared, executable game objects and game specific information. The game application comprises at least one game manager interface, at least one library routine for receiving commands from the game manager and sending commands to gaming machine drivers, and... Agent: Bally Gaming, Inc.
20110111858 - Gaming machine and system having secondary game: A gaming system comprises a plurality of gaming machines (EGMs) and a secondary game control section. The secondary game control section is provided with a plurality of data sets having different target investment amount between two triggerings of the secondary game. The secondary game control section is adapted to receive... Agent:
20110111860 - Gaming systems including viral gaming events: Gaming machines and systems are configured to present viral gaming events. Once a viral gaming event is triggered, it is presented at one or more first gaming machines at a first time. The viral gaming events spreads to other gaming machines, such as one or more second gaming machines where... Agent: Intellectual Garden, LLC
20110111859 - Level server system for peer-to-peer cooperative games: Methods and systems are described for a multiplayer video game on a peer-to-peer network in which players' game consoles can pass off or accept server or other management responsibilities for individual rooms, levels, or other virtual areas from other game consoles. Each player's game console can be either a ‘level... Agent: Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc.
20110111862 - Media processing mechanism for wagering game systems: A wagering game system and its operations are described herein. In some embodiments, the operations can include transmitting game content from a wagering game server to a gaming machine via a network to present a wagering game at the gaming machine for a player, and generating and storing video of... Agent: Wms Gaming, Inc.
20110111855 - Method and apparatus for providing player incentives: A system and method is provided for incentivizing players to visit a gambling location. In one aspect, a qualified person is invited to play an electronic game which has a plurality of outcomes, at least one of which is a winning outcome. In one embodiment, the qualified person may be... Agent:
20110111863 - Method and apparatus for securing networked gaming devices: Embodiments are described for a system operating a plurality of gaming devices. A central gaming computer having a trusted node daughterboard having operational software is configured to be loaded on a gaming computer, a network coupled to the central gaming computer, and a plurality of gaming computers coupled to the... Agent:
20110111856 - Slot machine group tournament management and scoring system: It is a software system to manage the registration and scoring process for running casino-based slot machine tournaments (FIG. 1).... Agent:
20110111857 - System and method for conducting a fantasy sports game: A system comprising a processor and computer executable instructions readable by the processor and operative to solicit at least one selection of at least one coach. A system comprising a communications module to solicit at least one selection of at least one coach, and a processor module to determine a... Agent:
20110111864 - Wagering game with shared outcome providing individual awards to players: A method for conducting a community wagering game on a plurality of gaming terminals includes conducting base wagering games on the plurality of gaming terminals and triggering a community event in which at least one randomly selected outcome is shared by all participating gaming terminals. Upon triggering the community event,... Agent: Wms Gaming Inc.
20110111865 - Background memory validation for gaming devices: Various embodiments are directed to a gaming device including a background memory validation system. The background memory validation system includes a background kernel thread that validates read-only pages on the gaming device. Additionally, the background kernel thread also minimizes potential timing problems because this process only validates page content in... Agent: Bally Gaming, Inc.
20110111866 - Cashbox security mechanism and gaming machines with a cashbox security mechanism: Cashbox security mechanisms, gaming machines with a cashbox security mechanism, and methods for securing and removing a portable cashbox from a gaming machine are presented herein. The cashbox security mechanism stores and secures a cashbox, which stows currency received, for example, from a currency processing device. The cashbox security mechanism... Agent: Wms Gaming Inc.05/05/2011 > 30 patent applications in 15 patent subcategories. archived by USPTO category
20110105205 - Interactive game systems and methods: A game system and method is described which may suitably employ a very inexpensive game mat or course which is printed with detectable markings, such as microdots. A toy housing holds a play pod which senses the sequence of the detectable markings as the toy housing is moved on the... Agent:
20110105206 - Casino games: Apparatus and methods related to multi-player casino games are described. An electronic gaming device is provided that allows a live player to compete against a virtual player in a multi-player wager-based game. The electronic gaming device can comprise a multi-player game engine that does not distinguish between virtual players and... Agent: Think Tek, Inc.
20110105207 - Methods and systems for playing baccarat jackpot: A method and system for playing jackpot and live baccarat games are provided. One feature of the jackpot method involves the use of card combinations that includes at least one zero-point card. Another feature of the jackpot method involves initial jackpot contribution from the banker who operates the baccarat game.... Agent:
20110105208 - Managed on-line poker tournaments: A gaming system is described that is configured to provide on-line poker games with only live participants. The gaming system may link gaming devices located in a casino or across a gaming enterprise. The gaming system may comprise a number of secure transaction terminals that are distributed throughout the gaming... Agent: Igt
20110105209 - Game machine: A ticket CPU of a game machine counts up how many sheets of payout tickets were paid out and how many times of jackpot occurred during the performance of one game play. Then, the ticket CPU operates a data display to display the maximum number of payout tickets per one... Agent: Kyoraku Industrial Co., Ltd.
20110105210 - Method of gaming, a game controller and a gaming system: A method of gaming in a gaming system. The method includes controlling a probability of a trigger condition being met during a current play of a game based on game outcomes of related prior plays of the game, and making an award during the current play of the game upon... Agent:
20110105211 - Device for detecting lottery tickets: An apparatus for detecting lottery tickets includes a feeding unit, a plurality of sensors, a processing unit and a rotation unit. The feeding unit is used for carrying a lottery ticket. The sensors are disposed on the feeding unit and arranged in a row and used for sensing result of... Agent:
20110105212 - Interactive online lottery game: The present invention provides an interactive online lottery game for poker, bingo or other type of multiplayer online game. The player may buy a ticket in a retail store or other similar location and play against other players online. The ticket comprises an Internet access code and preferably a website... Agent:
20110105213 - Internet based lottery redemption system and methods: A method and associated system for Internet play of an instant lottery game includes supplying instant lottery tickets for purchase by players, with each of the instant lottery tickets having a game authorization code. The winning or loosing status of the instant lottery tickets is unknown to the players at... Agent: Scientific Games International, Inc.
20110105214 - Electronic sweepstakes system providing multiple game presentations for revealing results from a single sweepstakes game: A system, apparatus, and method are disclosed wherein a reveal request is initiated through a result reveal station by a person (user) who has previously made some purchase or donation and has been assigned one or more sweepstakes entries in an assignment order from a set of available sweepstakes entries... Agent: Multimedia Games, Inc.
20110105215 - Gaming machine: The gaming machine includes a display and a controller. The display shows symbols that are placed in cells. The symbols contain a specific type of symbol that is placed in a specific cell. The controller controls movements of the symbols and the cells. The specific cell has a gauge. A... Agent: Konami Gaming, Inc.
20110105216 - Gaming system and method for normalizing average expected payouts to players: The gaming system disclosed herein accounts for game play over a gaming session in determining a bonus game attribute for a triggered bonus game. The gaming system maintains a plurality of different bonus game attributes. Each different bonus game attribute is associated with a different bonus game attribute modification event... Agent: Igt
20110105218 - Gaming system having multiple wagering games with shared features: A method of playing a wagering game comprises receiving a wager, and generating a randomly selected first outcome of a first wagering game, the first outcome comprising a first plurality of symbols arranged in a first matrix. The method further comprises generating a randomly selected second outcome of a second... Agent:
20110105217 - Interactive gaming device: A gaming device activated by a wager has a vocabulary database and a processor operating a display to simulate spinning of virtual reels each having letters of given point values arranged about the periphery of each virtual reel and independently stopping the reels in a random fashion to display a... Agent:
20110105219 - Event-based scheduling of wagering game events: Wagering game systems and methods are disclosed in which the occurrence of a triggering event causes a community game to begin. Further, the occurrence of an event may cause a wagering game or wagering game service such as a progressive game to be reconfigured.... Agent: Wws Gaming Inc.
20110105221 - Game system, storage medium and game controlling method: A game system includes a server, and the server can communicate with and is connected to a plurality of game apparatuses via a network. In a case that a currently-connecting message is not received from any game apparatus during a communication game, the server determines that the game apparatus prematurely... Agent: Nintendo Co., Ltd.
20110105222 - Managing wagering game content: In some embodiments, a wagering game machine comprises a secure hard disk drive including at least one secure partition configured to store wagering game assets for use in presenting wagering games, and unsecured partitions configured to store wagering game content. The secure hard disk drive can also include an access... Agent:
20110105223 - Products and processes for operations management of casino, leisure and hospitality industry: In various embodiments of this invention, a suite of customized computer software applications, a linked or wireless computer network and accessory components cooperate to enhance and extend customer and employee resource management in the casino/gaming environment.... Agent: Ameranth, Inc.
20110105220 - Real-world items unlocking virtual items online and in video games: There is provided a system and method for providing access to a virtual object corresponding to a real object. There is provided a method comprising authenticating a user account for a networked application, confirming a validity of a user provided code, wherein the code is visible on the real object... Agent: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
20110105225 - Device, method, and system for positioning playing video: A device for positioning a playing video is provided. The device includes: a receiving engine, configured to generate a control signal according to a user instruction; and a user interface engine, configured to respond to the control signal from the receiving engine, define a display interface, present a video playing... Agent:
20110105227 - Game apparatus and computer program used for the same: At a game apparatus 1 which instructs a player the time to operate a play button 5p of each operation unit 4 by moving an operation indicator 102 toward an operation criterion line 101 on a monitor 3 having a display surface 3a facing upward, while the appearance position of... Agent: Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd.
20110105226 - System and method for capturing text for an online application: A system and method for entering text within a video game application are described. For example, a system according to one embodiment of the invention comprises: a video game hosting service to execute a video game in response to user input; a client device to communicate with the video game... Agent:
20110105224 - System and process for stacking electronic game tables: A system and process for aggregating and displaying information about a plurality of gaming tables to a user comprising a stacking component and a console area. The console area displays one or more active tables, while the stacking component displays changing information about each table the user has open. The... Agent: Partygaming Ia Limited
20110105228 - Computer-readable storage medium having object control program stored therein and object control apparatus: When a game apparatus detects a double-touch in an area other than an area where an enemy character is displayed, the game apparatus causes a player character to perform a forward roll motion. On the other hand, when the game apparatus detects a touch operation onto the enemy character, a... Agent: Nintendo Co., Ltd.
20110105229 - Image integration with replaceable content: A video game adapter interface apparatus has a user input device and an associated video display. The user selects a distinguishable visual image representation for association into a video game's audiovisual presentation, such as where that user is identified. For example, color, size graphics or shape can be used to... Agent: Bassilic Technologies LLC
20110105230 - Computer-readable storage medium having stored therein musical sound generation program, and musical sound generation apparatus: A user can move the position of a pan flute in a horizontal direction on a screen by sliding a touch position in the horizontal direction on the screen while touching a touch panel with a stick. Moreover, when the user blows on a microphone hole, a musical sound of... Agent: Nintendo Co., Ltd.
20110105231 - Video game controller having user swappable control components: A game controller is provided. One or more main control input interfaces on the game controller consist of generalized sockets. A variety of modular input interfaces can be plugged into these sockets. Hardware specific to the input type of the modular input is contained within the modular input itself, and... Agent: Valve Corporation
20110105233 - Community picking game with individual and community awards: A method is directed to conducting a community event in which a plurality of players at respective gaming terminals are participating. The method includes displaying the community event on one or more displays, and displaying a plurality of player-selectable elements for ach participating player on at least one of the... Agent: Wms Gaming Inc.
20110105234 - Method and system for instant-on game dowload: Disclosed are methods, apparatus, and systems, including computer program products, implementing and using techniques for a method for providing a game on demand over a data network, in a gaming machine. The gaming machine sends a request message for a game application over the data network. In a network mode,... Agent: Igt
20110105232 - Methods, systems, and products for centralized control of gaming applications: Methods, systems, and products provide centralized control of gaming applications. A request is received from a destination to store a status of a gaming application associated with a username. A bookmark is received that identifies a logical location in the gaming application. The bookmark is associated to the username and... Agent:Previous industry: Books, strips, and leaves for manifolding
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