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Amusement devices: games September class, title,number 09/11

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09/29/2011 > 20 patent applications in 11 patent subcategories. class, title,number

20110237317 - Apparatus and method for recommending roster moves in fantasy sports systems: Roster modification recommendations are provided in fantasy sports leagues based on projected statistics of one or more players. Available players or players on other teams can be analyzed according to projected statistics, and the projected statistics can be compared to projected statistics of one or more players on the team.... Agent:

20110237318 - Internet / television game show: A game show may be played online or may be played online while being simultaneously broadcast on television. The contestants of the game show are internet users who may use a web camera to connect to the online game. The host of the game show may be transmitted to the... Agent:

20110237319 - Video cribbage game: The present invention provides a gaming machine game for providing an electronic game for play by a player using a plurality of cards. The game includes a wager placed by the player and a player hand including at least four cards. A player score is calculated for the player hand... Agent:

20110237321 - 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:

20110237320 - Gaming machine with challenge feature: A gaming system (10, 100) implementing a base game and a feature game. A game controller (101) controls play of the game. The gaming system has at least one display (14, 106) and a player interface (107). The feature game comprises at least one series of game events, in which... Agent: Aristocrat Technologies Australia Pty Ltd.

20110237322 - Keno-based wagering game having a game-termination feature: A gaming system for playing a keno-type wagering game. The system includes conducting the keno-type wagering game at a gaming terminal. The keno-type wagering game has at least one game card to be played by a player and a plurality of symbols to be selected during the keno-type wagering game.... Agent:

20110237323 - Gaming machine with bonus feature: A gaming machine has a display and a game controller arranged to control images of symbols displayed on the display. The game controller is arranged to play a game wherein at least one random event is caused to be displayed on the display. If a predefined winning event occurs, the... Agent: Aristocrat Technologies Australia Pty Ltd

20110237326 - Data authentication method and data authentication system: A storage means which can be accessed by an authentication apparatus stores content data, a first digest table including primary digest values corresponding to a plurality of data portions constituting the content data, a second digest table including secondary digest values corresponding to a plurality of data portions of the... Agent: Nintendo Co., Ltd.

20110237325 - Networked computer game system and methods with digital tokens: Systems and methods for providing online games, including trading card games played on a computer, and other mobile devices, are described using combinations of standard and non-standard digital tokens. The systems and methods provide the capability for games to allow users to acquire rights to digital tokens that have different... Agent: Digital Chocolate, Inc.

20110237324 - Parental control settings based on body dimensions: In a motion capture system having a depth camera, access to an electronic media device such as personal computer or a game console with Internet connectivity is controlled. The age group of a person in a field of view of the camera can be determined based on metrics of a... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20110237328 - Application-centric user interface techniques: Various application-centric user interface techniques are described. A user can easily launch, add, or update applications. An application-centric activity center can be presented as part of a user interface for an operating system shell. A file defining metadata for an application can be defined. The techniques can be applied to... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20110237329 - Application-centric user interface techniques: Various application-centric user interface techniques are described. A user can easily launch, add, or update applications. An application-centric activity center can be presented as part of a user interface for an operating system shell. A file defining metadata for an application can be defined. The techniques can be applied to... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20110237327 - Gaming system having multiple player simultaneous display/input device: A game table having a multiplayer interactive display/input device which enables multiple players to simultaneously play primary or base wagering games and/or secondary or bonus games using the display/input device. The display/input device enables multiple players to simultaneously interact with the game table and the various games using the same... Agent: Igt

20110237330 - Game apparatus, game processing method, and information recording medium: A game apparatus displaying on a screen moves to be made by the player in time with reproduction of a piece of music is provided. In the game apparatus, a reproduction part reproduces music stored in a storage. The music to be reproduced is divided into multiple segments of the... Agent:

20110237331 - Entertainment device and method of interaction: A method of interaction for an augmented reality environment comprises the steps of capturing an image of a drawn picture comprising one or more drawn shapes, identifying the or each respective drawn shape as corresponding to a component of an archetypal model and generating a three dimensional virtual model representing... Agent: Sony Computer Entertainment Europe Limited

20110237336 - Competitive gaming method and system: Disclosed is gaming apparatus, which may be a gaming system and a method of gaming implemented on gaming apparatus. A plurality of linked gaming machines are monitored for the occurrence of a first event. The number of occurrences of the first event for each gaming machine is recorded. On the... Agent:

20110237332 - Content server, content providing system, and content providing method: There is provided a content server including a reception unit for receiving metadata described with an execution state of a content executed in a first device connected through a network and identification information for identifying the first device through the network, as necessary, a content storage unit for storing a... Agent: Sony Corporation

20110237333 - Game device, game device control method, program, and information storage medium: To provide a game device that is capable, in a match in which a player character group including operating characters of a plurality of game players and one or more teammate character competes with an opponent character or an opponent character group opposing the player character group, of improving diversity... Agent: Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd.

20110237334 - Game system: In the game system GS, each of the game machines GA,GB which execute the local game transmits the game machine information of itself to the local server GA, the local server GA transmits to the center server CS the group coupling requirement MR1 including plural pieces of the game machine... Agent: Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd

20110237335 - 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

  
09/22/2011 > 27 patent applications in 15 patent subcategories. class, title,number

20110230243 - Fantasy sports engine for recommending optimum team rosters: Fantasy sports recommendation engines are disclosed that automatically recommend roster changes for fantasy teams including substitution of active and inactive players, adding available players, waiving current players, trading players, etc. based on historical and predictive information to maximize competitiveness of fantasy sports teams. Fantasy sports recommendation engines may also provide... Agent:

20110230244 - Game system and game program: A reroute table MT in which a new route is set to a reroute point Lr with respect to each of the routes R1, R2, R3 where a predetermined destination is set, a route determining portion 40d which determines the present route R, a position determining portion 40a which determines... Agent: Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd.

20110230245 - Device used for awarding a prize based on the outcome of a predicted shot in the game of golf: A device for awarding a prize to a golfer for successfully making a predicted golf shot. A payment receiving device, a shot prediction input device and at least one camera are connected to a golf shot control computer. Also connected to the golf shot control computer is an image recording... Agent:

20110230246 - Social networking word game: A social networking word game that features a set of letters generated randomly from a list of player-associated names or themed words, with letter values determined by the ordinal position of the letter in the name or word, wherein the player is presented with a set of these randomly generated... Agent:

20110230247 - Gaming system having multiple player simultaneous display/input device: A game table having a multiplayer interactive display/input device which enables multiple players to simultaneously play primary or base wagering games and/or secondary or bonus games using the display/input device. The display/input device enables multiple players to simultaneously interact with the game table and the various games using the same... Agent: Igt

20110230248 - Gaming system having multiple player simultaneous display/input device: A game table having a multiplayer interactive display/input device which enables multiple players to simultaneously play primary or base wagering games and/or secondary or bonus games using the display/input device. The display/input device enables multiple players to simultaneously interact with the game table and the various games using the same... Agent: Igt

20110230249 - Games and gaming machines having wheel features: Gaming machines and games are configured with one or more wheel events or features. The wheel events or features may comprise main games or bonus games, or may comprise entertaining representations of outcomes of other games or events. The wheel events comprise the selection of one or more segments of... Agent:

20110230251 - Gaming system and method providing a multi-player bonus game: One embodiment provides a gaming system having a plurality of gaming devices. Each of the gaming devices enables a player to make wagers on plays of a primary game. For each gaming device, for each occurrence of a designated accumulation outcome, the player of that gaming device accumulates one or... Agent: Igt

20110230250 - System and method of adapting electronic amusement games to electronic gaming: An interactive game system and method for providing payouts based on independent chance driven outcomes. The interactive game system may include a first interactive segment from which a player interacts to achieve at least one specified outcome, and a second segment instantiated at least partially based on the at least... Agent:

20110230252 - Method and apparatus for settlement of processor based tournament competition: A method of providing or receiving value from or to a participant value in a game tournament wherein a plurality of participants play a casino-style game, includes calculating an expected value for the position of each participant in the tournament, the expected value based upon the number of wagering units... Agent:

20110230253 - Multi-combination card game and gaming apparatus: Various embodiments for a game of chance are described. In an exemplary embodiment, a card game is played in which the object of the game is for each player to arrange, for example, six cards (dealt to them from a standard deck of playing cards) into three two-card combinations, with... Agent: Stroll Enterprises LLC

20110230257 - Gaming system and a method of gaming: A gaming system is disclosed that comprises a game play monitor arranged to monitor game play data associated with a player during game play, and a reward controller arranged to maintain a game player data target associated with at least one player. The system is arranged to maintain a current... Agent:

20110230255 - Methods and apparatuses for facilitating user verification: Methods and apparatuses are provided for facilitating user verification. A method may include accessing an image captured of a user of a computing device being used by a plurality of players to play a multiplayer game. The method may further include determining based at least in part on the image... Agent: Nokia Corporation

20110230256 - System and method for delivering electronic media content on a multi-level basis: A system and method for delivering an electronic video game allows a consumer to purchase the game in sequential portions. The video game is broken down into incremental portions that are each individually available for sale. A consumer purchases a first portion of the video game that contains the first... Agent: Digital Interactive Systems Corporation

20110230254 - Wagering game having player selections on type of wagering game and game features applied to selected wagering game: A gaming system and methods for conducting a wagering game allowing player selection of a base game and a game feature. A gaming system includes a display displaying a plurality of game icons and a plurality of game feature icons. Each of the game icons indicate a respective different base... Agent: Wms Gaming Inc.

20110230258 - Computer controlled video game incorporating constraints: In an embodiment, a computer controlled video game maintains one or more environments and permits control of the quantity and distribution of parameters, such as resources, materials and character attribute/skills. A player character can use and modify such parameters.... Agent:

20110230259 - Contactless card reading in a gaming machine: A gaming machine may be activated by an individual player for subsequent play by displaying to the gaming machine, without physical contact with the gaming machine, a card carried by the player. The card carries indicia which may include suitable electronic memory, to be sensed by apparatus associated with the... Agent:

20110230261 - Apparatus and method for using a dedicated game interface on a wireless communication device with projector capability: Apparatuses and methods are disclosed for a game interface on a wireless communication device with projector capability. In one example, an apparatus has an integrated projector lens on a casing of a wireless communication device and a dedicated game interface with a directional control and a fire button. In another... Agent:

20110230262 - Gaming system and method of displaying a display sequence in a gaming system: A gaming system including a data communication network connected to a master display controller, a plurality of local displays connected to a plurality of local display controllers, and a local data store for each local display controller. Each controller is associated with a respective one of the plurality of local... Agent:

20110230260 - Universal game monitoring unit and system: An embedded user interface incorporated into a gaming device, the gaming device including a gaming presentation of a base game and a gaming processor for controlling the base game. The embedded user interface includes: a player tracking interface and an embedded processor. The player tracking interface includes (or is associated... Agent:

20110230263 - Gaming system with saftey features: A gaming console may provide safety features that may avoid or minimize the probability of a collision between the user of the gaming console and the surrounding objects while the user is playing a game. The gaming console may include body sensors to continuously track and capture images of the... Agent:

20110230264 - Method, system and apparatus for location-based gaming: A method of location-based gaming includes the steps of engaging a program to play a game, determining the location of a target object, providing the location of the target object to a central location, obtaining a data file pertaining to an object at the location of the target object, and... Agent:

20110230265 - Method and device for scorekeeping watch: A device for monitoring a first player, the device includes: a location unit; a score button; a score calculating unit arranged to: receive a first player score indication, transmit a first player score message to another device that is designed to trigger a first player score alert, determine whether to... Agent:

20110230266 - Game device, control method for a game device, and non-transitory information storage medium: A position acquiring unit acquires, from a position information generating unit, three-dimensional position information relating to a position of a player, the position information generating unit generating the three-dimensional position information based on a photographed image acquired from a photographing unit for photographing the player and depth information relating to... Agent: Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd.

20110230268 - Communication methods for networked gaming systems: Methods and devices are provided for secure identification and authentication of computing hardware connected to wired or wireless networks, including but not limited to thin clients in server-based systems, mobile gaming devices, etc. Some implementations involve a frequent exchange of information between networked devices. In some implementations the exchange may... Agent: Igt

20110230269 - Method and device for supporting wireless multi-player gaming with a multi-player game hub: The invention relates to wireless multi-player gaming with mobile game devices. It also relates to a method and a device capable of reducing the communication load of mobile game devices in wireless multi-player gaming. Methods are provided to support wireless multi-player gaming with a multi-player game hub, wherein the hub... Agent: Nokia Corporation

20110230267 - Process and apparatus for executing a video game: Various embodiments provide a video game environments including control of the quantity and distribution of virtual resources, raw materials, skills and NPCs in and between games. Various embodiments allow player characters to acquire, use and modify such virtual resources within the constraints.... Agent:

  
09/15/2011 > 24 patent applications in 14 patent subcategories. class, title,number

20110223980 - Sportsbook room and method therefor: An improved sportsbook room is disclosed. The sportsbook room allows an individual to place wagers on the sports competitions shown in the sportsbook room from a gaming terminal in his/her carrel and to also play other casino games on the same gaming terminal.... Agent:

20110223981 - User-device-implemented contest with alert feature: Provided, inter alia, is a type of contest in which, at various intervals, geographically dispersed players attempt to answer the identical problem at substantially the same time. In representative embodiments, problems (typically, questions) are made available at seemingly random times throughout the day (or throughout some specified time interval), and... Agent:

20110223982 - Method, apparatus, and computer readable storage for implementing a wagering game with baccarat attributes: A method, apparatus, and computer readable storage to implement a casino wagering game related to Baccarat. Each player's hand and the dealer' (or banker's) hand is scored by adding up a point total of the respective cards modulo 10. The scoring also counts all pairs as a point total of... Agent:

20110223983 - Multiple wager, multiple potential winning outcome gaming platform: A multiple wager, multiple potential winning outcome gaming “Spin Game” platform may be played in its native configuration as well as easily themed to allow variations and adaptations including but not limited to casino table games, sporting teams and events, entertainment, film, television, and celebrities, as well as various other... Agent:

20110223986 - Electronic system for playing of reel-type games: There is disclosed an electronic gaming system (100) comprising one or more player interfaces (6, 7, 17), and a main video display screen (1). The system enables players to simultaneously play a plurality of reel-type games and to place bets on lines of the games. The system displays a plurality... Agent:

20110223987 - Gaming device having multiple interacting independently operable wheels: A gaming device having multiple interacting independently operated symbol generators, such as wheels. In one embodiment, each wheel includes a plurality of sections that are associated with a plurality of different outcomes which are displayed to a player. One or more of the wheels are activated, either sequentially or simultaneously... Agent: Igt

20110223984 - Gaming machine: A gaming machine includes a lottery region defined such that cell columns are arranged to be parallel with each other. Symbols in each symbol column are moved along the cell column at a predetermined game opportunity and are stopped in one cell unit. A determination is performed as to whether... Agent: Konami Gaming, Incorporated

20110223985 - Gaming machine: In a gaming machine including a symbol region where reels having symbols are arranged in predetermined arrangement, so that the symbols are displayed in an arranged manner in longitudinal and transverse directions, there are provided a reel control unit that independently controls movement and stop of each of the reels,... Agent: Konami Gaming, Incorporated

20110223988 - Cashless controller system and board: A controller board and system for converting a cash-based game machine to a cashless, wireless system employing wireless network connectivity is disclosed. The controller board consists of a circuit board, one or more emulation circuits, a serial interface, one or more switches and a microcontroller. The controller system consists of... Agent: Nanoptix Inc.

20110223989 - Competitive wagering system for betting on an event: A wagering system provided by a betting organiser for one or more players to bet on an event. Each of the players provides the betting organiser with monetary value in order to be eligible to participate in the wagering system. The betting organiser accumulates the monetary value provided by each... Agent:

20110223990 - Theme reservations in a network wagering game environment: Systems and methods provide for reserving wagering game themes in a network of wagering games.... Agent:

20110223991 - Multi-play central determination system: Disclosed are methods, apparatus, and systems implementing techniques for using a central determination system with multi-play gaming machines having sub-games and with gaming machines having a base game and a bonus game. A seed value is provided for each of the games (i.e., each of the sub-games or the base... Agent: Igt

20110223992 - Gaming system: A gaming system (1) comprising an electronic gaining machine (5) having an associated players station interface device (4) configured to monitor the turnover of the electronic gaming machine (5) and having an interface device display (7) configured to display an interface device electronic game such that a predetermined proportion of... Agent: Lions Share (aust) Pty Ltd

20110223993 - Creating casino experiences: Techniques for controlling wagering game environments are described herein. In one embodiment, a computer-implemented method for controlling a casino wagering game environment includes determining a plurality of zones in the casino wagering game environment, wherein the zones include one or more wagering game machines. The can also include presenting wagering... Agent: Wms Gaming, Inc.

20110223994 - Multi-user computer-controlled input system and a method of compressing and processing multiple input data: System and method for running a software application, such as a video game for many users. One embodiment of the invention includes a multi-user computer-controlled video gaming system, comprising: at least one display device for displaying video game motion pictures to an audience of at least two users; a plurality... Agent:

20110223998 - Game device, method for controlling game device, program and information storing medium: To provide a game device capable of improving operability of operation means. First acquisition means (61) acquires information regarding an operation state of an operation member included in the operation means. Second acquisition means (62) acquires information regarding a change in position or posture of the operation means. First control... Agent: Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd.

20110223995 - Interacting with a computer based application: A computing system runs an application (e.g., video game) that interacts with one or more actively engaged users. One or more physical properties of a group are sensed. The group may include the one or more actively engaged users and/or one or more entities not actively engaged with the application.... Agent:

20110223997 - Method to detect and remove audio disturbances from audio signals captured at video game controllers: A method for reducing noise disturbance associated with an audio signal received through a microphone that is part of a video game controller, is provided. The method initiates with magnifying a noise disturbance of the audio signal relative to a remaining component of the audio signal. Then, a sampling rate... Agent: Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.

20110223996 - Multi-user computer-controlled video gaming system and a method of controlling at least one game mechanic: System and method for running a software application, such as a video game for many users. In one embodiment a multi-user computer-controlled video gaming system comprising: at least one display device for displaying video game motion pictures to the plurality of users; a plurality of user input devices, at least... Agent:

20110223999 - Game apparatus, game program and recording medium recording the program: A plurality of regions are set for a target, and target information for specifying information relating to a second movable object, which is set to be moveable toward a first movable object for each region, is stored. The game controller judges, in response to the operation of the operator, in... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Sega Dba Sega Corporation

20110224001 - Advertising funded gaming system: A gaming where a hosts search for and select particular events they desire to manage; where players can wager on specific events with potentially no financial loss; and where vendors can engage in interactive advertising to increase sales. The host manages the game by setting up the odds and establishing... Agent:

20110224002 - Managing games in wagering gaming networks: Some embodiments of the inventive subject matter include one or more machine readable media including instructions which when executed by a machine cause the machine to perform operations comprising: loading, into a main memory of the machine, a wagering game software program configured to, upon execution, determine results for wagering... Agent: Wms Gaming, Inc.

20110224000 - Voice-based entertainment activity in a networked enviorment: Methods and apparatus, including computer program products, for voice-based entertainment activity in a networked environment. A method includes, in a network of interconnected computers, establishing a connection between the client and a server, the client comprising a web browser and an audio input/output device, receiving a list of entertainment games... Agent:

20110224003 - Permanently adaptable gaming mount: A Permanently Adaptable Gaming Mount particularly adapted for holding a gaming console, control pad input devices, gaming media, et. al. all of various shapes and sizes in an organized, personalized, aesthetically pleasing, secure, safe, child safe, adaptable and purloin deterrent manner. The Permanently Adaptable Gaming Mount has a permanently mounted... Agent: Ksm Inc.

  
09/08/2011 > 25 patent applications in 14 patent subcategories. class, title,number

20110218021 - Visual image scoring: An image-based system and process of paper target scoring, and paper targets for use therewith, are disclosed. The system and process utilize functions that accumulate accuracy values based upon presumptions supplied to the present invention based upon the characteristics of bullet holes within paper target prior to any center point... Agent:

20110218022 - Methods and apparatus for stringed controllers and instruments: Stringed instruments, game controllers, and related structures and methods are described. A game controller having one or more strings is described for a computer gaming application. A plurality of frets can be disposed on a fingerboard and underlying the strings. The frets may include electrically conductive zones that can be... Agent: 745 LLC

20110218023 - Video poker game employing stripped deck: A method, system, and computer readable storage medium to provide a variation of a video poker game. The video poker game offers the player an ability to earn having the very next game dealt from a stripped deck. A stripped deck is a standard 52 card deck with certain cards... Agent:

20110218025 - Apparatus for game play in games of chance: The inventions herein relate to novel games of chance and apparatus and methods for their play. In one embodiment, a multi-level game of chance is played by presenting the player with multiple options, where there is at least one positive option and at least one negative option. By way of... Agent:

20110218024 - Gaming device and method having a first interactive game which determines a function of a second wagering game: A gaming device including a first player interactive game requiring one or more player inputs which result in an outcome. The outcome does not result in an award provided to the player. In one embodiment, the gaming device determines a paytable employed in the wagering game based on an outcome... Agent: Igt

20110218026 - Bonus game where player guesses a number combination: A bonus game is carried out by a gaming machine. In a first embodiment, upon the player achieving a trigger event, the player must correctly guess a randomly generated safe combination of, for example, five digits using, for example, five single-digit numbers. The 5-digit safe combination is randomly generated by... Agent: Spielo Manufacturing Ulc

20110218027 - Games and gaming machines having wheel features: Gaming machines and games are configured with one or more wheel events or features. The wheel events or features may comprise main games or bonus games, or may comprise entertaining representations of outcomes of other games or events. The wheel events comprise the selection of one or more segments of... Agent:

20110218028 - Entertainment game-based gaming device: Embodiments of this concept are direct to a game that includes a combination of an entertainment game and a gambling game. This game combination provides an entertainment game that retains the playability and fun of a skill game or other non-traditional gambling game while allowing for wagers to still be... Agent:

20110218029 - Gaming device having multiple interacting independently operable wheels: A gaming device having multiple interacting independently operated symbol generators, such as wheels. In one embodiment, each wheel includes a plurality of sections that are associated with a plurality of different outcomes which are displayed to a player. One or more of the wheels are activated, either sequentially or simultaneously... Agent: Igt

20110218031 - Gaming machine with loyalty bonus: A gaming machine is provided, which awards loyalty points to players playing the game who have identified themselves to the machine. The machine is arranged to award loyalty points to the player and to play two game means wherein, the first or base game may be provided by the slot... Agent: Aristocrat Technologies Australia Pty Ltd.

20110218032 - Gaming system and method for providing virtual drawings: A gaming system and method of providing a virtual drawing or drawing promotion including a central server, one or more location servers, and a plurality of gaming devices. A player is provided with a drawing account voucher, which is associated with a drawing account. Based on game play, the drawing... Agent: Igt

20110218033 - Gaming system having system wide tournament features: A multi-mode gaming terminal comprising, a wager input device, a primary display for displaying a primary wagering game. And at least one controller operative to: (i) detect a selection between a cash mode of operation and a tournament mode of operation; (ii) if the cash mode is selected, execute the... Agent: Wms Gaming, Inc.

20110218034 - Multiplay wagering game mechanism: A wagering game system and its operations are described. The operations can include presenting a wagering game interface including a plurality of wagering game icons, a gameplay window, a bet panel, and a start panel. The operations can also include detecting a selection of a first wagering game icon associated... Agent:

20110218035 - Normalizing skill-based wagering games: In some embodiments, a method comprises initiating a plurality of skill-based bonus games across a plurality of wagering game machines; collecting game result data associated with the plurality of skill-based bonus games; during a normalization process for one of the plurality of skill-based bonus games, determining a rate of awarding... Agent: Wms Gaming, Inc.

20110218030 - System for trade-in bonus: Embodiments of the present invention are directed to gaming systems that allow customers to wager, or “trade-in” an object of value or winning situation for a chance to win an even more valuable award. The chance for valuable award may be a bonus game or chance to win a bonus... Agent:

20110218036 - Methods for a free game feature having progressive awards: A method for operating a game of chance comprises the steps: initiating a base game by a player; triggering a feature mode from the base game upon the occurrence of a first triggering event, wherein a first number of feature games are provided in the feature mode; playing the feature... Agent: Aspect Group Limited

20110218038 - Methods and devices for downloading games of chance: The present invention provides methods, devices and systems for downloading gaming software. According to some implementations of the invention, gaming software is continuously transmitted on a plurality of channels, e.g., by one or more servers. In some such implementations, each channel is dedicated to software for a different wagering game.... Agent: Igt

20110218037 - System and method for improving personalized search results through game interaction data: The present invention is directed towards systems and methods for using gaming operations to determine personalized content. The system and method includes presenting an interactive game to a user, wherein the user is associated with a user profile and while the user interacts with the interactive game, monitoring user interactions... Agent: Yahoo! Inc.

20110218039 - Method for generating an effect script corresponding to a game play event: An apparatus (100) arranged to generate an effect script and a method for generating an effect script corresponding to a game play event provided by a video game program comprising a game engine is described in which a game engine interface is used to code the game play event in... Agent: Ambx Uk Limited

20110218042 - Dynamic skinning of wagering games: An editing tool generates a progressive game skin and code for instantiating the progressive game skin. The progressive skin indicates various perceivable elements (e.g., visual elements, aural elements, etc.) and skin configurations (e.g., layout for perceivable elements, timing for presenting perceivable elements, properties of perceivable elements, etc.). The progressive skin... Agent: Wms Gaming, Inc.

20110218041 - Game machine and computer game program: The shot line to be moved out of the lines of ball masses BM, BM100 constituted by plural balls B, B100, by the moving line determination operation by a player, and the moving distance for which the moving line ML is moved is determined by the moving distance determination operation... Agent: Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd.

20110218040 - User interface system and method for a gaming machine: An embedded user interface includes a display screen and an embedded processor, and is incorporated into a gaming machine that in turn includes a gaming screen and a gaming processor. The embedded processor employs an internal operating system and communicates with the gaming processor. The embedded processor reads incoming data,... Agent: Bally Gaming, Inc.

20110218043 - Sports video game controller: An apparatus is provided for controlling a video sports game, the apparatus capable of allowing the person playing a sports game to remove the games playbook from the primary display to a secondary display affixed to the gaming controller without interfering with the normal display of the game-world view. Another... Agent:

20110218044 - Storing and using casino content: A wagering game system and operations are described herein. The operations can include presenting selectable casino content on a casino display device and determining a selection of the casino content (e.g., by a wagering game player account, by a casino patron, etc.). The operations can further include determining data from... Agent: Wms Gaming, Inc.

20110218045 - Predicting game player monetization based on player logs: A massively multiplayer online game (MMOG) monetization analysis computer system may include an electronic data processing system configured to electronically analyze data, including player behavioral logs, in accordance with one or more algorithms. Based on the analysis, the electronic data processing system may predict player changes that are relevant to... Agent: Northwestern University

  
09/01/2011 > 31 patent applications in 16 patent subcategories. class, title,number

20110212756 - Method and system for an online performance service with recommendation module: A method and system to recommend performances based on the performances' excitement-level as determined from events and characteristics associated with the performance and a subscriber's preference is described herein. A subscriber's preference influences the performance type and performance characteristics that are exciting to the subscriber. Recommendations for performances can be... Agent: Thuuz, LLC

20110212757 - Smart capacitive detection sensor system: An apparatus that wirelessly integrates actual golf equipment with a computer to allow players to engage in a competitive real sport such as golf. This system includes motion sensing devices, smart golf clubs, and golf ball receptacles all containing circuits and contact sensors coupled with signal processing and radio frequency... Agent:

20110212758 - System and method for playing a role-playing game: A method and apparatus for playing role-playing game is provided that involves wagering. In one example game, players subscribe to multiple game sessions and eliminate other players to become the sole survivor of the game. The players may accrue points by eliminating other players. Further, players may eliminate other players... Agent:

20110212759 - Providing non-bingo outcomes for a bingo game: The present invention provides methods and devices for providing a first wagering game (such as a bingo game) that presents a changing pool of displayed game outcomes for a second wagering game (such as a Class III game), preferably on a network of gaming machines. Some implementations of the invention... Agent: Igt

20110212760 - Gaming device having multiple interacting independently operable wheels: A gaming device having multiple interacting independently operated symbol generators, such as wheels. In one embodiment, each wheel includes a plurality of sections that are associated with a plurality of different outcomes which are displayed to a player. One or more of the wheels are activated, either sequentially or simultaneously... Agent: Igt

20110212762 - Apparatuses, methods and systems for a multi-level in-game currency platform: The APPARATUSES, METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR A MULTI-LEVEL IN-GAME CURRENCY PLATFORM (“MIC”) transform user transaction request input via various MIC components into transaction result output. In one embodiment, a request to calculate a dynamic conversion rate between a payment currency type and a requested virtual currency type for a user... Agent:

20110212766 - Controlling and rewarding wagering game skill: A wagering game system and its operations are described herein. In embodiments, the operations can include presenting a skill-based wagering game on a wagering game machine. The skill-based wagering game can have a limited winnable award amount for the skill-based wagering game. The operations can also include tracking skilled game... Agent: Wms Gaming, Inc.

20110212761 - Gaming machine processor: A wager gaming machine includes a graphics processing unit (“GPU”) configured to perform graphics processing tasks to control a display system. The machine also includes a central processing unit (“CPU”) comprising at least one central processor and configured to control the wager gaming machine to provide at least one wagering... Agent: Igt

20110212764 - Gaming system and method for providing an additional gaming currency: A gaming system including a central server linked to a plurality of gaming machines. The gaming system includes a point or count based system to provide one or more awards to one or more players. Such points are accumulated by a player based on one or more events associated with... Agent: Igt

20110212767 - Management of online wagering communities: The document describes operations for managing online wagering game casinos. In some embodiments of the inventive subject matter, the operations include presenting wagering games to players in an online casino; facilitating messaging between the players and a wagering game attendant; reporting results of the wagering games to the attendant; and... Agent: Wms Gaming, Inc.

20110212765 - Method and apparatus for player communication: Systems and methods are provided for monitoring gaming activities of a player at a gaming device. It is determined, based on the gaming activities, whether to initiate communication between the player and an individual. Communication is enabled between the player and the individual.... Agent: Igt

20110212763 - Wagering game with player banking of positive expectation situations: A method, apparatus, and computer readable storage to implement a disbursement of potential awards in a wagering game that have not been fully awarded yet. In a wagering game that comprises multiple states, a value of a favorable state relative to a prior state can be banked for later redemption... Agent:

20110212768 - Gaming system and method with multiple progressive award levels and a skill based determination of providing one of the progressive award levels: A gaming system which includes a plurality of progressive awards in an MLP configuration. In a triggered bonus event, a player begins at the lowest progressive award level of the MLP and attempts to reach a higher progressive award level based on their decisions in the bonus event. If as... Agent: Igt

20110212772 - Accessing information associated with a mobile gaming device to verify the mobile gaming device is in communications with an intended server: To verify that a mobile gaming device is in communications with an intended server that provides activities and/or services to a player through the mobile gaming device and maintains information related to these activities and/or services, a verification server determines one or more pieces of the maintained information and sends... Agent:

20110212770 - Apparatuses, methods and systems for a virtual security camera: The APPARATUSES, METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR AN ONLINE BEHAVIOR MONITOR (“OBM”) transform user social-gaming behavioral pattern data via various OBM components into online social-gaming experience customizations. In one embodiment, to process a virtual security clearance request, the OBM may obtain user online gaming pattern data including gaming actions and their... Agent:

20110212769 - Apparatuses, methods and systems for game mechanics for gifting: The APPARATUSES, METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR GAME MECHANICS FOR GIFTING (“GGM”) transform social graph, interactions, behavior and characteristics data inputs via various GGM components to create optimal gift-giving dynamics. In one embodiment, the GGM may receive a request to provide a gaming resource to a user. In response to the... Agent:

20110212771 - Gaming apparatus with customised features: A gaming machine, a gaming system and associated methods are described in which a player provides a player identifier (PID) and that identifier is used to configure the gaming machine. The identifier may include biometric data. The configuration information may include information on one or more limits on game play... Agent: Aristocrat Technologies Australia Pty Ltd.

20110212773 - Method and arrangement for enabling games in a communication network: A method and apparatus for enabling an electronic game provided by an external game server (202) in a public network (204) and involving multiple players. The players and a plurality of local devices (A,B,C) operated by the players in a local network (200), are registered in a gateway device (GW)... Agent: Telefonaktiebolaget Lm Ericsson (publ)

20110212774 - Terminal including a button and button having projected images and method: A display terminal and gaming device is set forth which includes a button having a screen to display images. A digital light projector is disposed to render selected images or video at the button screen. The images may relate to or augment the display of content by the terminal or... Agent:

20110212775 - Game program and game apparatus: A game apparatus has a touch panel for designating an arbitrary position within a screen on which a plurality of moving objects are arranged. A CPU repetitively detects the position designated via the touch panel, draws a line along the detected positions on the screen, every time that the detected... Agent: Nintendo Co., Ltd.

20110212776 - Information storage medium and game image generation device: A portable information terminal includes a state determination section that determines whether a current state of a screen is in a first state in which a first area in the screen is not touched, or in a second state in which the first area is touched, based on a touch... Agent: Namco Bandai Games Inc.

20110212777 - Game device enabling three-dimensional movement: The present invention primarily includes a main game machine, a remote control signal transmitter and a video display unit, in which the main game machine is structured from a microprocessor, a memory and a wireless transceiver. The main game machine is thin and small in size, and is directly inserted... Agent: Power Digital Communications Co., Ltd.

20110212779 - Video game using dual motion sensing controllers: An inclination of a first unit is detected based on an output from a first acceleration sensor provided in a first unit of a controller, and an inclination of a second unit is detected based on an output from a second acceleration sensor provided in a second unit separate from... Agent: Nintendo Co., Ltd.

20110212778 - Virtual input system: For a user having a user input actuator, a virtual interface device, such as for a gaming machine, for determining actuation of a virtual input by the input actuator is disclosed. The device comprises a position sensing device for determining a location of the user input actuator and a controller... Agent: Igt

20110212780 - Game controller with at least one intermediary locking position: and said at least one of said contact surfaces is formed over a removable and/or retractable element that is able to take two positions, an active position, wherein said stopping mechanism in an intermediate position is active, and an inactive position, wherein said stopping mechanism is inactive.... Agent: Guillemot Corporation S.a.

20110212781 - Video game using dual motion sensing controllers: An inclination of a first unit is detected based on an output from a first acceleration sensor provided in a first unit of a controller, and an inclination of a second unit is detected based on an output from a second acceleration sensor provided in a second unit separate from... Agent: Nintendo Co., Ltd.

20110212782 - Method and system for incorporating physiologic data in a gaming environment: The present invention provides a receiving device and method for use with gaming pursuits, including, in one aspect, a personal signal receiver to communicate physiologic data, a hub to receive the physiologic data, and a gaming module to receive, directly or indirectly, the physiologic data from the hub.... Agent:

20110212784 - Apparatuses, methods and systems for a live online game tester: The APPARATUSES, METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR AN ONLINE BEHAVIOR MONITOR (“OBM”) transform user social-gaming behavioral pattern data via various OBM components into online social-gaming experience customizations. In one embodiment, the OBM may provide, in response to a gaming app request from a user, a gaming app including a test game... Agent:

20110212783 - Apparatuses, methods and systems for an online game manager: The APPARATUSES, METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR A ONLINE GAME MANAGER (“OGM”) transform user social graph and online behavioral pattern data inputs via OGM components into optimized server computational load reports. In one embodiment, the OGM may process a user server migration request for a user by obtaining user social graph... Agent:

20110212785 - Presenting content in wagering game systems: A wagering game system and its operations are described herein. In some embodiments, the operations can include coordinating presentation of media in a plurality of browsers of one or more wagering game machines. The operations can include subscribing a first browser and a second browser of a wagering game machine... Agent: Wms Gaming, Inc.

20110212786 - Combat toy: Disclosed is a soft combat toy representing a saber or a sword. Also disclosed is a soft combat toy representing a bo-staff. Such soft combat toys comprise a core tube, a hand grip, and one or two striking portions. The toys can further comprise any one or a combination of... Agent: Revel King, Inc.

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