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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. 06/30/2011 > 32 patent applications in 16 patent subcategories. invention type
20110159936 - Speed-dependent suggested driving lines: In a video game or simulator, suggested speed indicators are computed along a suggested driving line on a path (e.g., a race track) and displayed in a simple, progressive, and user-friendly format. The displayed speed indicators are based on a racer's current speed and target speeds attributed to individual locations... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20110159937 - Direction detection device for game machine combined exercise bike and method thereof: A direction detection device is provided for a game machine combined exercise bike. The direction detection device include a detection module mounted to a direction rotation module composed of a rotatable portion and a fixed portion. The detection module includes a plurality of signal receiver elements and a signal transmitter... Agent:
20110159938 - Game device, computer program therefor, and recording medium therefor: A game device causes a display device to display an image in which plural marks correlated with step panels to be stepped on by a player move to reach a base line, and the game device, when a step panel is stepped on, classifies the degree of accuracy of this... Agent: Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd.
20110159939 - Fight analysis system: A fight analysis system to objectively determine the quality and quantity of strikes in a fight. In one exemplary embodiment, one fighter wears a plurality of passive RFID tags at different locations that are read by a striking module (e.g., a knife) when the striking module lands on, or comes... Agent:
20110159940 - Linked game play on gaming devices: Embodiments of the present concept provide gaming devices configured for linked game play. First and second gaming devices that are separately playable by first and second players are electronically linked so that a gaming event being played at the first gaming device may also be being played at the second... Agent: Acres-fiore Patents
20110159941 - apparatus and methodology for gaming: One possible embodiment of the invention could be a playing card and methodology of playing a game with the playing card comprised of the following steps, but not necessarily in the order shown, selecting from a set of gaming symbols, one or more winning gaming symbols for the play of... Agent:
20110159942 - Game of chance utilizing wheels with parlay and progressive jackpot options: A game of chance and a method of playing a game of chance with a unique format and innovative wagering options, including parlay and progressive betting. At least one player must place at least one bet for the game to commence. Wagers can be placed on one event or multiple... Agent:
20110159947 - Gaming machine: A gaming machine is provided so as to comprise: a display device for displaying symbols variably and statically; a starting device for an operation to start a variable display of the symbols; a storage device for storing a plurality of predictive effect images corresponding to respective payout levels; and a... Agent: Universal Entertainment Corporation
20110159946 - Gaming machine with improved display: A method for use with a gaming machine. The gaming machine presents symbols on a display in an array of symbol positions and evaluates the selected symbols for winning combinations in pay lines in the array. The symbols are selected for the display positions independently and at least one line... Agent: Aristocrat Technologies Australia Pty Ltd.
20110159943 - Gaming machines and methods particularly for use in environments imposing prize restrictions: Method, apparatus, and program products relating to a multi-mode game play. A player places a bet through a player station to commence play in a first play mode of a multi-mode game. The first play mode may award a prize specified as a number of plays at a different (“second”)... Agent:
20110159945 - Gaming system and method with multi-sided playing elements: A method for a gaming machine is described that includes displaying a representation of at least one multi-sided playing element having a plurality of faces, and selecting, according to random criteria, a symbol for display on a first presented face of each multi-sided playing element. The selection may be made... Agent:
20110159944 - Wagering gaming device having simulated control of movement of game functional elements: A wagering gaming device that enables a player to affect the movement of a functional element of a game by use of a user input device. More specifically, the present invention provides a processor controlled wagering gaming device that receives input from a user input device. The user manipulates the... Agent: Igt
20110159950 - Gaming machine comprising switch to switch payout rates and control method thereof: A gaming machine comprising a switch to be operated to switch the payout rates of the gaming machine that repeatedly executes a unit game, and a controller that executes processing to make the duration time required for the unit game from start to end, which is started when the payout... Agent: Aruze Gaming America, Inc.
20110159949 - Method of gaming, a game controller and a prize controller: A method of gaming including conducting a game having a prize, receiving wagers, deriving from the wagers contributions towards funding the game, and incrementing a probability of awarding the prize based on the contributions.... Agent:
20110159948 - Presenting and controlling wagering game marketing 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 wagering game toolbar that is a part of the network browser. The toolbar objects indicate information associated with wagering games. The network... Agent: Wms Gaming, Inc.
20110159952 - Gaming system network and method for delivering gaming media: A gaming system server and method for generating a game output with a gaming system are described. The server includes at a registration database configured to store registration data associated with each user, a verification system communicatively connected with the at least one network access device and the registration database,... Agent: Nexrf Corporation
20110159953 - Network access device and method to run a game application: A network access device and method to run a gaming application on a network access device are described. The network access device comprises a communications module configured to allow the network access device to communicate with a network. The network access device is configured to transmit user identification information to... Agent: Nexrf Corporation
20110159951 - System and method for wagering: A system for wagering includes a plurality of cards, each having a unique user identification code and may have an electronic data storage for storing a monetary value and associating it with a respective user identification code, each monetary value being adjustable. A telephone interface device is in communication with... Agent:
20110159955 - Flat screen game terminal: A countertop entertainment terminal includes a terminal housing containing components for a pay to play game terminal including a stereo sound system. The sound system includes a pair of tweeter speakers adjacent an upper edge of the terminal housing and a pair of midrange speakers located on opposite sides of... Agent: Jvl Corporation
20110159954 - Modular gaming machine: A gaming machine has a first gaming device component and a second display device component and is particularly suited to presentation of wagering games. The gaming device is a first housing with associated player input devices and a game controller. The display device has a second housing with at least... Agent:
20110159956 - Entertainment terminal with improved user interface: An entertainment terminal has an improved user interface presenting an effective more consistent interface for selection of particular games, music, video or other material for play. In particular the interface is adapted to provide better consistency whereby knowledge or experience in game selection or other categories simplifies selection in a... Agent:
20110159957 - Portable type game device and method for controlling portable type game device: Provided are a portable game device and a method of controlling the portable game device capable of making improved use of an image generated by image pickup unit. A pickup object image generating unit (52) picks up an image of a pickup object and generates a pickup object image. A... Agent:
20110159958 - Game device, method for controlling game, game control program and computer readable recording medium storing program: A controller 7 which is means for inputting game operation to a game device 3 comprises an acceleration sensor 73 detecting vibration applied to the input means. Control means for controlling the game in the game device 3 comprises means for determining an intensity level of a vibration value of... Agent: Sega Corporation
20110159960 - Mobile handheld unit: The mobile handheld terminal comprises: a state sensor detecting a self-posture in three-dimensional space; and a position-detecting part detecting a self-position. When such mobile handheld terminal 1 is located in an insect-habitation field, the mobile handheld terminal 1 displays on a display: a scope image; and an insect image corresponding... Agent:
20110159961 - Networked game terminal: An improved touch screen entertainment terminal for playing of games includes an attract mode having a simulation intended to attract possible patrons to use the terminal for playing of games and a game mode where a game is being played by a user interacting with a touch screen of the... Agent:
20110159959 - Wireless device pairing methods: Methods of pairing a plurality of objects in a multi-interactive object environment are presented. In one example, the method establishes communication between a first and second controller and the base computing device that identifies each controller as being active. A pairing detection algorithm executed on the base computing device is... Agent: Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.
20110159962 - Mobile input and sensor device for a computer-controlled video entertainment system: Mobile input and sensor device for a computer-controlled video entertainment system, in particular a mobile input and sensor device providing user-related input data to said system. This provides an easy-to-handle mobile input and sensor device having direct access to an IP-based network, for transmitting sensor signals or data derived thereof... Agent:
20110159963 - Game doll authentication device: A game doll authentication device includes a doll; a Bluetooth wireless transmission system based wireless sensing device implanted in the doll; a plurality of chip sensing sockets and memory chips implanted in the doll at different positions; and game-related items associated with the doll and having memory chips implanted therein.... Agent: Loading Technologies, Co., Ltd.
20110159965 - Betting terminal and system: A system in a casino for playing a game, the system comprising: a network of betting terminals linked to a plurality of game tables, first players playing a first game at each of the game tables, at least one first game being a live baccarat game, wherein each of the... Agent:
20110159964 - Facilitating sponsorship of game-play-based achievements: Methods are provided for utilizing the achievement or the success a gamer has during online game play to unlock offers or coupons sponsored by an advertiser. The value of an offer or coupon may increase based upon the game-play-based achievement attained. By having the variable value, the gamer is incented... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20110159966 - Wagering game establishment data import/export architecture: An architecture that employs an internal entity that controls import and export of data (“import/export controller”) and an external entity that operates as a liaison (“data liaison”) between the import/export controller and one or more online social communities allows online social community access in a secure manner. The import/export controller... Agent: Wms Gaming, Inc.
20110159967 - Screensplitter: A screensplitter for splitting a viewing screen of a gaming device which has a first opaque panel having a first end, a second end, and opposed edges and a second opaque panel having a first end, a second end, and opposed edges. Engagement means are provided for securing the first... Agent:06/23/2011 > 27 patent applications in 14 patent subcategories. invention type
20110151953 - Apparatus and method for analyzing characteristic of game player in real time: Provided are an apparatus and method for analyzing a characteristic of a game player in real time. The apparatus includes at least one individual action determiner for calculating a player characteristic value indicating a level or tendency of a game player by giving a first weight to game play data... Agent: Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute
20110151954 - Device for providing virtual client managing module, apparatus for managing virtual client, and method for testing a game by using virtual client managing module: The present invention relates to a technology for easily generating and supplying a virtual client managing module specified for various games and testing the load and function of a game through a virtual client managing module and an apparatus for managing a virtual client. The device for managing a virtual... Agent: Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute
20110151955 - Multi-player augmented reality combat: Techniques are described herein for performing multi-player augmented reality combat. Each player wears (or is otherwise associated with) an indicator (e.g., an object that has a designated pattern, a visual tag, etc.) that identifies the player or a team thereof. Each player has a mobile communication device that is capable... Agent: Exent Technologies, Ltd.
20110151956 - Video poker game with multiple initial hands: A video poker machine that displays multiple initial hands. A player is presented with two or more initial poker hands and can choose which of these initial hands to play. The hands that are not chosen are discarded, and the hand that is chosen can be played to completion. Depending... Agent:
20110151957 - Gaming machine and game having symbol collection and win-improving purchase features: Games include a symbol collection feature, such as games in which a player collects symbols during the play of a base game, which collected symbols may be used in the play of a bonus game. The collected symbols may preferably improve the probability of the player winning the one or... Agent:
20110151961 - Gaming apparatus and method with a dependent game feature: Disclosed is a gaming machine and associated method in which a first and a second game event are provided. At least one characteristic of one or more symbols used in the second game event is variable dependent on the occurrence of one or more special symbols used in the first... Agent:
20110151958 - Gaming apparatus having wide screen display: A gaming apparatus for presenting a wager-type game comprises a housing, a wager accepting device, a controller and a display. The controller is configured to cause wagering game information to be displayed by the display in response to a wager. The display comprises a flat-panel display having a wide screen... Agent:
20110151960 - Gaming machine with multi scatter game: A gaming machine 10 has a display 14 and a game controller arranged to control images displayed on the display 14. The game controller is arranged to play a game wherein at least one random event is caused to be displayed on the display means and, if a predefined winning... Agent:
20110151959 - System for integrated gaming: A system (1) for gaming, for example in a casino (8), comprising a terminal (2) adapted to issue a ticket, and a gaming device (3-7), such as a slot-machine (4-7), remote from the terminal, e.g. in the casino (8), which is adapted to accept the ticket. The system provides a... Agent:
20110151962 - Virtual game: A gaming method includes repetitive plays simulating rolls of virtual dice by a player and at least one of a bonus feature and a progressive feature. A gaming method includes scoring dice.... Agent: Winsor Concepts
20110151965 - Aggregate game play jackpot game: A jackpot gaming event is initiated with a jackpot having a value. After the gaming event has been initiated, a plurality of players is permitted to play a plurality of base games up to a predetermined maximum number of base games. Once the jackpot gaming event has reached a predetermined... Agent:
20110151963 - Gaming device and method for providing sporting games betting services: A gaming device for taking sports related bets wherein the house offers various sports games for betting, based upon the final score combination, allowing players to select desired game(s) to place bet by picking the slot(s) on the 10×10 matrix. At end of the selected sports game, a winning slot... Agent:
20110151964 - Methods and apparatus for managing stored cash value for use in gaming transactions: Systems and techniques for managing stored cash value in gaming operations. A server stores patron account information relating to a stored cash value account, with the stored cash value account information being usable for gaming transactions using a gaming machine belonging to a gaming machine network and communicating with the... Agent: Ncr Corporation
20110151967 - Real-time marketing at gaming machines: A program for rewarding players for gaming at a casino establishment provides a player with real-time incentives while the player is playing at a gaming machine in the casino. Information about the player and/or the player's gaming activity is collected while the player is at a gaming machine in a... Agent:
20110151966 - System and method for cashless gaming: A cashless gaming method including receiving payment for a selected gaming ticket having a predefined fixed value, the gaming ticket being redeemable at a cashless-enabled gaming machine for an associated amount of wagerable credits, and issuing the fixed value gaming ticket to the player responsive to receiving the payment.... Agent:
20110151968 - Method of gaming, a game controller and a gaming system: A method of gaming in a gaming system comprising a) conducting a plurality of games, each game including determining whether to award an entitlement, and, upon awarding the entitlement, controlling a size of the entitlement based on a size of at least part of a wager made in the game... Agent:
20110151969 - Network game system and client game device: By assigning presentation process information, which is used for changing a game screen or a game sound to a game screen or a game sound that is different from an ordinary game screen or game sound, to a player through an external storage medium when a predetermined condition is satisfied,... Agent:
20110151970 - Locating camera relative to a display device: Embodiments of the present disclosure relate to a method, system, and computer-readable medium for locating a sensor of a gaming console relative to a position of a display device in a gaming system includes displaying an image on the display device, estimating the first position and first orientation of the... Agent: Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.
20110151971 - Technological platform for gaming: A technological platform in which “clips” or short segments of play from a game may be automatically extracted and optionally analyzed, for example to support later searching of such clips for a clip having one or more features of interest.... Agent:
20110151972 - Methods for providing content to a gaming account and apparatuses thereof: A method, non-transitory computer readable medium, and an apparatus that provides an interactive pop-up with an offer to download content for display during programming on a television associated with a gaming computing device. A determination is made whether an action with regard to the interactive pop-up was received indicating a... Agent: Mind Optics LLC
20110151973 - Portable computer with multiple graphics displays: A portable computer comprises a base and a display lid hingeably coupled to the base. The display lid comprises a front surface and first and second graphics displays mounted in the display lid and viewable from the front surface. The second graphics display is smaller than the first display. Other... Agent:
20110151974 - Gesture style recognition and reward: Systems, methods and computer readable media are disclosed for determining whether a given gesture was performed with a particular style. This style information may then be used to personalize a gaming or multimedia experience, rewarding users for their individual style.... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20110151975 - Game system, game control method, information recording medium, and program: In order to cause players to feel as little communication delay as possible in a communication type match-up game, a task generating terminal records how a player dances (301) to a reproduction (300) of a music, generates a task (303) based on an input operation (302), and transmits (304) the... Agent: Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd.
20110151976 - Role based game play on a social network: The present invention is a method of providing role based game play on a social computer network. User inputs are received via a computer network from user computers. These inputs are stored in a memory, and at least a portion of the memory is located away from the user computers.... Agent: Face It Applications LLC
20110151977 - Smart acoustic drum and sing competition system: A system that wirelessly integrates actual drum equipment and singing equipment with a computer and the internet to allow musicians and or singers remotely located from one another to play music a competitive simulated game of music and or singing. An individual musician may opt to play music solo or... Agent:
20110151978 - System and method for managing transfer of player rights: A system for managing transfer of player rights from a first gaming system to a second gaming system comprising a first gaming system comprising a first data structure adapted for storing a set of parameters representing player rights a second gaming system in data communication with the first gaming system;... Agent: Aristocrat Technologies Australia Pty Ltd.
20110151979 - Method of enabling restoration of games and a method of restoring games: There is disclosed a method for enabling restoration of games. The method comprises receiving a request for subsequent restoration of a game at a gaming device, selecting one of a plurality of game state identifiers associated with respective ones of a plurality of game states based on a current game... Agent: Aristocrat Technologies Australia Pty Limited06/16/2011 > 14 patent applications in 7 patent subcategories. invention type
20110143829 - Method and system for prophesying behavior of online gamer, and computer program product thereof: A method and a system for prophesying a behavior of an online gamer, and a computer program product thereof are provided. In the present method, a gamer descriptor of a specific gamer of an online game accumulated before a time point is obtained firstly. Then, the gamer descriptor is divided... Agent: Academia Sinica
20110143828 - Video game for interactively modeling community health behavior and costs for prevention and treatment: A video game application that interactively simulates how a budget can be managed for health care prevention and treatment in a community based upon several factors. These factors include the availability and type of prevention and treatment facilities in the community, how effectively a populace uses available facilities, and how... Agent: The Regence Group
20110143830 - Gaming device system allowing photos to be downloaded as game indicia on gaming device and method of use: A system and method for allowing users to select photos from social networking websites (e.g., Facebook®) or other dedicated websites for use with select gaming devices wherein the selected photos are used as game indicia (e.g., game reel indicia). Thus, instead of cherries and bars, the gaming device may depict... Agent:
20110143831 - Gaming system and a method of gaming: Certain examples provide gaming systems and methods. An example gaming system includes a display and a game controller arranged to: cause the display to display a plurality of game displays in which a plurality of games will be carried out; receive a player selection of a game of the plurality... Agent: Aristocrat Technologies Australia Pty Limited
20110143832 - Method and apparatus for using conditional parameters to alternate between wagering games: A wagering method is provided that allows players or gaming establishments to specify conditions which when satisfied, reconfigure the gaming device to change game play from a first game to a second game. The condition may depend upon the value of a parameter—generally related to game play—to determine if the... Agent: Igt
20110143833 - Gaming system, a method of gaming and a bonus controller: A gaming system comprising a plurality of gaming devices, each playable independently of one another, and a bonus controller in data communication with each of the gaming devices. The bonus controller determines whether to make a bonus award to one or more of the gaming devices upon a bonus condition... Agent:
20110143834 - Location-based customization of avatars in gaming systems: A wagering game system and its operations are described herein. In some embodiments, the operations can include determining that a wagering game session for a wagering game is initiated at a first gaming location. The wagering game comprises an avatar that is customizable according to a plurality of location-based customization... Agent: Wms Gaming, Inc.
20110143836 - Gaming machine network: A gaming machine artwork assembly includes a carrier on which images to be illuminated are carried. An electroluminescent illuminating arrangement is mounted on an operatively rear surface of the carrier. The electroluminescent illuminating arrangement comprises a plurality of electroluminescent elements, at least one element being associated with each image to... Agent:
20110143835 - System and method for hosting multiplayer games: A multiplayer gaming system and methods for manufacturing and using same. The multiplayer game has game indicia and a plurality of game elements including one or more exposed game elements and at least one concealed game element associated with each player. Video interface systems are disposed at respective player seats... Agent: Panasonic Avionics Corporation
20110143837 - Multi-media device enabling a user to play audio content in association with displayed video: A multi-media entertainment device enabling a user to control sound/audio elements of a music or sound program while video, such as a musical performance, is displayed and which is correlated to the played sound elements. The user interacts with triggers such as laser beams that can be interrupted by a... Agent: Beamz Interactive, Inc.
20110143838 - Apparatus and method for game design evaluation: The present invention relates to an apparatus and a method for game design evaluation. The apparatus for game design evaluation includes a operation information input unit that receives the game operation signals of the user, a gamer status input unit that receives status information of the user while the game... Agent: Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute
20110143839 - Exercise control device for video games: An exercise control device adapted to be activated by vigorous exercises such as push-ups and leg squats comprises a joystick having electronic outputs for controlling the movement of an element of a video game. An elongated tether is connected at one end to the joystick and at its opposite end... Agent:
20110143840 - Network system, communication terminal and communication program: Each game apparatus participating in a network system has a wireless communication module for performing a one-to-many wireless communication with reference to identifying information and a local communication module for performing a one-to-one infrared communication without referring to it. In a case that the one-to-many wireless communication is performed, pairing... Agent: Game Freak Inc.
20110143841 - Wagering game digital representative: A wagering game developer can support an online wager gaming community and provide digital representatives to members to enhance real-life wager gaming experience. A digital representative of a wagering game player can be imported from a remote store associated with an online wager gaming community. Data associated with the digital... Agent:06/09/2011 > 21 patent applications in 11 patent subcategories. invention type
20110136557 - Game device, method for controlling game device, program, and information storage medium: To provide a game device capable of improving operability of an operation related to a pass between player characters. If a second player character is selected as a pass target while a first player character which is a user operated target is in possession of a moving object, an operated... Agent: Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd.
20110136558 - Game device, method for controlling game device, program, and information storage medium: To provide a game device capable of enhancing excitement in operating a game character. A parameter storage unit (92a) stores a parameter of a game character. A parameter condition storage unit (92b) stores a parameter condition so as to be correlated to an operation value condition. An obtaining unit (90)... Agent: Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd.
20110136560 - Method to play a game with computer-generated actions: A method to play a game with computer-generated actions. A CPU is in communication with an action database and a list of categories. A level value and at least one category is associated with each action. Player information including player sex and category preferences (including declined categories) is input into... Agent:
20110136559 - Political persuasion rating system, politico: liberal, conservative, evil ranking: A process and gaming method for determining whether individuals and leaders are liberal, conservative, or evil (LCE), in their thinking, actions, approach to governing, and life in general. The process is designed to quantify and rate individuals' political persuasion. The invention takes a straight line political scale and bends it... Agent:
20110136564 - Gaming device and method providing calculated reel symbol evaluation: A gaming device having at least one target reel having target values, a plurality of value reels each having accumulative values, and a processor programmed to cause a spin of the target reel and value reels, accumulate the accumulative values generated on the value reels to form a cumulative value,... Agent: Igt
20110136565 - Gaming device and method providing calculated reel symbol evaluation: A gaming device having at least one target reel having target values, a plurality of value reels each having accumulative values, and a processor programmed to cause a spin of the target reel and value reels, accumulate the accumulative values generated on the value reels to form a cumulative value,... Agent: Igt
20110136561 - Gaming device having advance game information analyzer: This concept is directed to methods of operating a gaming device to analyze game information that is part of a gaming event having a player interaction in advance of the player interaction to make a determination about the game play. These methods may be used for a variety of gaming... Agent: Acres-fiore Patents
20110136562 - Gaming machine with matrix of reels and special symbol features: A video slot machine has an array of individual symbol reels, such as a grid of 4×5 reels. The symbols include conventional symbols and special symbols. In the examples, the special symbols are wild symbols. Each wild symbol is associated with a particular direction, such as a vertical direction, a... Agent: Spielo Manufacturing Ulc
20110136563 - Gaming system and method of gaming: A gaming machine is provided that provides games in which a plurality of symbols are selected from a group of symbols and displayed on a display and, if a winning combination occurs, the gaming machine awards an award. The gaming machine comprises a user interface in communication with a game... Agent:
20110136566 - Rapid play poker gaming device: Embodiments of this concept are directed to a video poker gaming device that deals five cards to a player and selects five more cards that represent the possible cards used in a later draw. From these ten cards, the gaming device if a winning combination above a threshold amount is... Agent: Acres-fiore Patents
20110136567 - Air cleaner for removing air pollutants from an air stream: The present invention relates to an air cleaner for removing air pollutants from an air stream, for instance such as the cleaning exhaust/intake gas of an amusement machine, said air cleaner comprising a filter device including at least one filter layer (4a, 4b) held by a filter holder (5) in... Agent: Dexwet Usa LLC
20110136570 - Cashless gaming: It is known for a gaining machine to issue a ticket or voucher having a value or an associated value as credit. It is a problem that such information carriers may become lost or stolen and subsequently redeemed by others. In the disclosed method, a player first registers and provides... Agent: Inspired Gaming (uk) Limited
20110136569 - Mash-up wagering game creation: A wagering game developer can use an online wagering game community to gauge popularity of wagering games, demonstrate wagering games, test wagering games, estimate wagering game life cycles, etc. Moreover, the wagering game developer can use the creativity of community members to modify and, perhaps, develop wagering games. The wagering... Agent: Wms Gaming, Inc.
20110136568 - Portable game controller settings: A player of a video game, whether a freestanding system or an online gaming platform, is able to customize game controller behavior based on his/her preference, regardless of the particular game controller he/she is using. A game controller settings store is provided for storing customized game controller mappings. The game... Agent: Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc.
20110136571 - Computer-readable storage medium having game program stored therein, game system, and game display method: In a game system, a position coordinate calculation section calculates a position coordinate of each object. Then, a coordinate determination section determines whether or not the position coordinate of a missile is located on a side of the virtual camera relative to a player object. For the missile determined to... Agent: Nintendo Co., Ltd.
20110136572 - Touchscreen game allowing simultaneous movement of multiple rows and/or columns: An electronic game playable in an amusement device having a display with a touchscreen configured to receive a plurality of touch inputs simultaneously includes a playing area having a plurality of rows and a plurality of columns which form a grid having a plurality of gaming spaces and game objects... Agent: Ami Entertainment Network, Inc.
20110136573 - Gaming machine cabinet construction and method: A gaming machine includes a plurality of rails extending vertically along the front corners of the cabinet. The number of rails can be varied as required for gaming machines of different heights. Lighting units may be positioned between vertically adjacent rails. The number of rails utilized to form a gaming... Agent: Spec International, Inc.
20110136574 - Interactive music game: An interactive game and controller that has advanced functions. The controller may be reconfigurable between different configurations, each representing a different instrument. The game can also reconfigure the controller, both to change the function of the controller, but also to change its other characteristics, such as the sound it produces,... Agent: Harris Technology, LLC
20110136575 - 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 Corporation
20110136576 - Gaming system for tracking player activity during virtual sessions at a gaming machine: A gaming system has a central authority connected to a plurality of gaming machines. Player activity is tracked at the gaming machines during regular gaming sessions and during virtual gaming sessions. Such data is transmitted to the central authority for providing player points in a player account file of a... Agent: Aristocrat Technologies Australia Pty Ltd.
20110136577 - Game manager with multi-platform api components: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for multi-player video games. In one aspect, a method includes instantiating, at a server, a game instance, the game instance being for a plurality of users, each user associated with a corresponding user device, and wherein a... Agent: M5 Systems LLC06/02/2011 > 26 patent applications in 16 patent subcategories. invention type
20110130182 - Game apparatus, computer-readable recording medium recorded with game control program, and game control method: In a baseball game when a base that cannot be displayed on a field display image exists, an icon corresponding to the base is displayed on a straight line, within the field display image, linking a fielder character to the base.... Agent: Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd.
20110130183 - System for sensing human movement and methods of using same: A system and method are provided for translating gross human movement into electronic signals and therapeutic, training, or educational uses for the system. An exercising or video gaming system, comprising: a floor pad controller, and a striking controller. The floor pad controller having force sensor(s) and/or placement sensor(s) arranged in... Agent:
20110130184 - Land-based, on-lline poker system: An on-line poker game system includes a poker table staffed with a live dealer with a plurality of designated seats assigned to at least one a remote player and one or more live players or to a plurality of remote players. Remote players connect to the system via a wide... Agent:
20110130185 - System and method for card shoe security at a table game: Embodiments include electronic and mechanical improvements to a card shoe adapted to prevent a cheating player from gaining knowledge of the cards within the shoe. In some embodiments, a variety of electronic security solutions are contemplated. In one example, cards may be shuffled at a remote location where the sequence... Agent: Igt
20110130186 - Tournament game: A method implemented on a gaming machine to provide game play of a game is provided. The method includes: defining a plurality of variables for the game, each variable having a plurality of possible values; assigning the variables into a plurality of groups, wherein the number of variables assigned to... Agent:
20110130188 - Methods and systems for facilitating play at a gaming device by means of third party offers: In accordance with embodiments of the present invention, an offer is presented to a player (e.g., at a gaming device or a table game in a casino). The offer defines a benefit to be provided in exchange for the player's commitment to an obligation defined by the offer. The offer... Agent: Igt
20110130189 - System and method for wagering-based transferable financial instruments: The invention provides a system and method for creating and facilitating the exchange of wagering-based transferable financial instruments. The instruments may be used to embody multiple various positions based upon the ultimate outcomes of uncertain future contingent events, including but not limited to outcomes of games of skill and chance.... Agent:
20110130187 - Winning methodology for use in live lottery drawing: An entertainment lottery-game show with the ability for all viewers to participate by referencing a specific sequence of numbers randomly produced by a machine/device/process in which viewers can match the specific winning sequence of numbers to specific number combinations that exist in viewers federally issued identification numbers (e.g. social security... Agent:
20110130190 - Authentication of game results: A gaming system includes a game server and a client server. The client server requests random numeric outcomes from the game server and supplies various state and game information. The game server generates one or more random numeric outcomes. The game server communicates the random numeric outcomes to the client... Agent:
20110130193 - Gaming device having free spin mode with symbol elimination: A bonus game that operates in combination with a slot machine base game is provided. The bonus game includes a series of free spins or free evaluations in which symbols of a set of symbols are generated. The free spins also generate executor symbols that alone or in accumulation cause... Agent: Igt
20110130191 - Gaming system having improved progressive jackpots: A method of operating a wagering game comprises receiving a primary wager, displaying a randomly selected outcome of a primary wagering game, and displaying at least one progressive jackpot. A first portion of the primary wager is allocated to fund the at least one progressive jackpot. An increment amount to... Agent: Wms Gaming Inc.
20110130192 - Wagering game with community event poker game: A gaming system for conducting a wagering game includes a display for displaying a base game of the wagering game in response to receiving a wager input from a player and a controller coupled to the display. The controller is programmed to randomly increment during game play a bonus-time eligibility... Agent: Wms Gaming Inc.
20110130197 - Communicating wagering game information using mesh networks: A mesh communications wagering game system and its operations are described herein. In some embodiments, the operations can include tracking any number of wireless mesh network devices in relation to a wagering boundary so that the system can manage wagering games. In some embodiments, the operation can include incentivizing players... Agent: Wms Gaming, Inc.
20110130195 - Gaming machine accounting system with game-stored ticket information: A gaming system includes multiple gaming machines and one or more cashier stations. The gaming machines are configured to issue value tickets, such upon cash-out. The tickets may be presented at the same gaming machine that issued the ticket or at other of the gaming machines or the cashier station.... Agent:
20110130194 - Presenting and controlling wagering game play: 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 indicate information associated with wagering games. The network browser and... Agent: Wms Gaming, Inc.
20110130196 - Techniques for awarding random rewards in a reward program: A method receives information for a pay table for a game. The pay table including a first set of fixed payouts for a set of outcomes that are possible when playing the game. Information is received for at least a portion of the set of outcomes, the information including an... Agent: Gaming Enhancements, Inc.
20110130198 - Gaming system: A gaming system for playing one or more games, comprising registration means for registering data representative of non-winning outcomes of playing said one or more games, and bonus delivery means for delivering a bonus upon the registered data matching certain criteria, e.g. a determination that the registered non-winning outcomes match... Agent:
20110130199 - Casino gateway network illustrating the connection of gaming device, servers, systems and network: Herein is described a system comprising: a generic multi-player gaming station hardware platform that is downloaded with multiple games that gives a player at a given station a menu of available games, and a secure intranet network operating on the Internet to support the operation of the multi-player gaming station... Agent:
20110130201 - Game device, control method for a game device, and information storage medium: A game device includes a first operation member and a second operation member. A first point control section causes a first point, which is set in a game space, to move based on a state of the first operation member. A second point control section causes a second point, which... Agent: Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd.
20110130200 - Parameter adjustment apparatus and audio mixing console: Once a user performs touch operation on any one of knob images displayed on a display device, a CPU identifies the touch operation as first-type touch operation and starts a state where selection of a parameter represented by the touched or selected knob image is kept effective. Once termination of... Agent: Yamaha Corporation
20110130202 - Game apparatus: A game apparatus that includes a processor, a microphone, a memory, a speaker, and an audio playback actuator. The memory stores a first plurality of audio messages, each corresponding to an audio input received by the microphone, and a second plurality of pre-recorded audio messages. The audio playback actuator causes... Agent:
20110130203 - Wireless game/audio system and method: Methods and Systems for providing multiple audio streams, such as a Game Audio stream and Network Chat audio stream, to a headset of a user of a game console are described. The methods and systems include receiving, by a game console controller in communication with a game console and a... Agent: Astro Gaming, Inc.
20110130204 - Method and system for presenting a musical instrument: A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a method for presenting a first portion of the simulated musical instrument on a first presentation device, presenting a second portion of the simulated musical instrument on a second presentation device, presenting at the first presentation device... Agent: At&t Intellectual Property I, L.p.
20110130205 - Game grammar-based packet capture and analysis apparatus and method for conducting game test: A game grammar-based packet capture and analysis apparatus for conducting game test, includes: a packet capture unit for capturing packets of game data transmitted and received between a game client and a game server; a packet analysis unit for analyzing the packets captured by the packet capture unit to generate... Agent: Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute
20110130206 - Apparatus for supporting and decorating a window: Disclosed is an apparatus for supporting and decorating a window. The apparatus includes a frame, a lamp and a lens assembly. The frame includes a middle slab formed between two lateral slabs. Each of the lateral slabs includes a window-receiving groove, a V-shaped groove and a lens-receiving groove. The depth... Agent:
20110130207 - Personal defense device: A personal safety device is provided to be held in a user's hand and to apply a striking force at an impact tip. The device includes a body defining a longitudinal axis, an upper end, and a lower end. An upper saddle may be provided to position the user's thumb... Agent:Previous industry: Books, strips, and leaves for manifolding
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