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Amusement devices: games February patent applications/inventions, industry category 02/12Below are recently published patent applications awaiting approval from the USPTO. Recent week's RSS XML file available below.
Listing for abstract view: USPTO application #, Title, Abstract excerpt,Patent Agent. Listing format for list view: USPTO National Class full category number, title of the patent application. 02/23/2012 > 29 patent applications in 13 patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category
20120046085 - Two party puzzle game: It is provided a game system which includes 36 indexed elements, and a pattern structure having six hexagonal patterns arranged in a cycle such that each pattern has two neighboring patterns. Each element has an index of six different indexes. Two or more indexed elements are associated with each index.... Agent:
20120046086 - Card game with new wild card randomly selected each round: A casino wagering game dealt with a predetermined amount of cards where each round features one of the thirteen ranks randomly selected to be wild after the initial ante, dealing the hands and wagering on the hands as dealt prior to randomly selecting the new wild card for the round.... Agent:
20120046087 - Gaming system and a gaming method: A gaming system with a free play mode. The gaming system has a game controller configured to process game play instructions in accordance with game rules to produce game outcomes. A credit meter is under the control of the game controller, the credit meter incremented or decremented in accordance with... Agent:
20120046088 - Gaming system, gaming device and method for providing group event with individual group event eligibility timers: A gaming system and method which provides a community group event to a plurality of players at a plurality of the gaming devices in the gaming system. Each gaming device participating in the group event is associated with an individual group event eligibility timer. Such individual group event eligibility timers... Agent: Igt
20120046091 - Electronic amusement device and method for operating a game offering continuous reels: A gaming device and method for controlling operating the gaming device is disclosed. The gaming device initiates a paid play, and determines an outcome of the play. The outcome is visually displayed using at least two graphical displays. The graphical displays comprise a first and second visual continuum, without discrete... Agent: Igt
20120046092 - Gaming system having dynamically changing image reel symbols: A system for dynamically changing the graphical content on slot machine reels is disclosed herein. The system includes reel displays and data transmission techniques which provide for dynamically updating or changing the graphics on the reel displays in a slot machine. In one system for dynamically changing graphical reel content,... Agent: Bally Gaming, Inc.
20120046090 - Gaming system, gaming device and method for wagering game having a unique bonus round play: A gaming system, a gaming machine and a method is provided in which the player plays a primary game or a base game on a gaming device. During the play of the primary game or the base game, the player accrues value points. At one or more times, a player... Agent:
20120046089 - Video slot gaming machine: A gaming machine and method are provided which provide a slot game to a player. The slot game includes a plurality of cells arranged in a grid. The grid has a plurality of rows and columns. The game is played and an initial outcome is established and any payouts based... Agent: Konami Gaming, Inc.
20120046093 - Game system, control method of game system, and recording medium: A game server of a game system includes: a player existence determination unit for determining whether a player exists in a predetermined area (ballpark or the like) of a real world during a predetermined time span; a strength improvement information generation unit for generating strength improvement information which improves the... Agent: Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd.
20120046097 - Method for distributing large payouts with minimal interruption of a gaming session: Apparatus and methods for administering payouts in gaming machines are disclosed. More particularly, improved techniques for distributing large payouts with minimal interruption of a gaming session at a gaming apparatus are disclosed.... Agent: Igt
20120046096 - System and method for allowing remote wagers (both for real wagers and for fun/points/prizes) by confirming player location using network generated and/or network centric data: A system and method allowing wager(s) to be placed over a wireless network using a remote device by authenticating an established user account, and validating the location of the player using network centric data. The player utilizes the remote device, which may be a cell phone or remote computing device,... Agent:
20120046094 - Systems and methods for enabling remote device users to wager on micro events of games in a data network accessible gaming environment: A method and system for micro-betting. A control function can be designated for managing a series of micro-bets with respect to one or more events. The control function can be configured to determine when said series of micro-bets are set and when no more micro-bets among said series of micro-bets... Agent: Micro-gaming Ventures, LLC.
20120046095 - Systems and methods for enabling remote device users to wager on micro events of games in a data network accessible gaming environment: A method and system for micro-betting. One or more micro-bets can be electronically placed with respect to one or more micro-events associated with an event during a round of micro-betting. One or more wages with respect to the micro-bet(s) can be managed and controlled during the round of micro-betting. The... Agent:
20120046098 - Gaming device and method having multiple progressive award levels and a secondary game for advancing through the progressive award levels: A gaming system including a central server linked to a plurality of gaming machines. The gaming system includes a plurality of different types of progressive awards adapted to be provided to one or more players of the gaming machines in the gaming system. In one embodiment, one or more progressive... Agent: Igt
20120046101 - Apparatus for image and sound capture in a game environment: An apparatus for capturing image and sound during interactivity with a computer game in a game environment is provided. The apparatus includes a housing and a base stand for supporting the housing. An image capture device is defined along a front portion of the housing. Also, an array of microphones... Agent: Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.
20120046100 - Display, device, method, and computer program for indicating a clear shot: An improved display provides information regarding a projectile trajectory so that a user is informed whether or not there is a clear shot. Such information facilitates accurate, effective, and safe firearm and bow use by providing indications regarding obstacles that are between the shooter and target and which may or... Agent:
20120046099 - Method of mind influencing through subliminal messages: A computer-readable medium contains software code that, when executed on a computer causes the computer to implement a method for exposing subliminal messages. The method comprises creating a new object, covering a whole or a part of a subliminal message, and uncovering the whole or the part of the subliminal... Agent:
20120046102 - Method and system for facilitating electronic communications with children: A system for enabling a child's play activity with a toy to be translated into a pre-defined communication to a secondary user. The system comprises one or more toys or electronic devices that may be equipped with unique identifiers. Upon activating a switch or sensor on a particular toy or... Agent:
20120046103 - Input device and method for providing an output signal associated with a sensor field occupancy: An input device implemented as two-dimensional sensor mat, wherein the two-dimensional sensor mat is divided into a plurality of sensor fields that can be activated by touch, wherein, in a multiple-occupancy operating mode, at least part of the sensor fields each have several different sensor field occupancies, and wherein the... Agent:
20120046107 - Flexibly configurable button panels for gaming machines: Flexibly configurable button panels for electronic devices and dynamic display systems for wager based gaming machines are disclosed. Button panels include a flexible cable, surface mount or other cable connectors spaced along and coupled thereto, and button assemblies coupled thereto via the cable connectors to provide electrical access from buttons... Agent: Igt
20120046105 - Game control system recording medium and game system control method: A manager evaluation value setting unit sets a manager evaluation value indicating a management ability of a manager character to manage player characters. A player evaluation value setting unit sets a player evaluation value used to evaluate the player character according to an ability value indicating an ability of the... Agent: Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd.
20120046106 - Game system, game device, storage medium storing game program, and game process method: A game system includes a game device, and a hand-held device having a predetermined input surface. The hand-held device transmits operation data which includes touch data representing a player input position on the predetermined input surface and movement data whose value changes in accordance with movement of the hand-held device.... Agent: Nintendo Co., Ltd.
20120046104 - Method and apparatus for sensing the force with which a button is pressed: An example method includes measuring a capacitance of an actuator and a conductive element when, responsive to a force applied to the actuator, the actuator is coupled to a reference voltage and deformed such that surface area of the actuator proximate to the conductive element increases. The example method includes... Agent: Cypress Semiconductor Corporation
20120046112 - Gaming system, gaming device and method for providing group event with individual group event eligibility timers: A gaming system and method which provides a community group event to a plurality of players at a plurality of the gaming devices in the gaming system. Each gaming device participating in the group event is associated with an individual group event eligibility timer. Such individual group event eligibility timers... Agent: Igt
20120046111 - Method and apparatus for linked play gaming with combined outcomes and shared indicia: The invention includes a system and method for providing linked play via gaming and other devices wherein players may share and combine outcomes or parts thereof. In some embodiments, a casino server registers a group for linked play and a group objective and format are established. The linked play commences... Agent: Walker Digital, LLC
20120046110 - Multi-process communication regarding gaming information: Various embodiments that may generally relate to mobile gaming, location determination, mobile devices, authentication, and so on are described. Various methods are described. Various apparatus are described. Further embodiments are described.... Agent:
20120046108 - Multiplatform gaming system: A multiplatform gaming system comprises in combination: (a) a mobile communication device provided with circuitry suitable to communicate over one or more communication channels; (b) software provided in said mobile device to receive inputs from one or more sensors of the device, and to transmit control data relying on said... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20120046109 - Systems and methods for enabling remote device users to wager on micro events of games in a data network accessible gaming environment: A method and system for micro-betting. Video of one or more portions of one or more macro-events can be displayed via a display screen associated with a remote computing device. One or more potential micro-outcomes can be identified within the event or events. Multiple and parimutuel betting options can be... Agent:
20120046113 - System and method for rating intensity of video games: A method of rating the intensity of game play of a video game based on energy expenditure of a user playing the video game including the steps of selecting the video game, determining whether the video game requires the user to expend energy in excess of resting energy rate, testing... Agent:02/16/2012 > 37 patent applications in 17 patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category
20120040727 - Table game tracking: The present invention relates to a system and method for identifying and tracking gaming objects and game states on a gaming table. Through the use of imaging devices and identity and positioning modules gaming objects are detected. An identity and positioning module identifies the value and position of cards on... Agent: Tangam Technologies Inc.
20120040728 - Inflatable vehicles for simulating driving for use with video games: An inflatable vehicle for simulating a driving experience while playing realistic computer-video driving games such as the WII games. The vehicle is life-like in construction and allows a player to sit therein while playing driving game. A steering wheel or handle bar is configured to receive a game controller—which controls... Agent:
20120040729 - Method and apparatus for playing a wagering card game: The present application discloses methods of playing card games using a standard 52 card deck involving a dealer and one or more players as well as apparatus for simulating these card games. The games are modifications of blackjack employing features of baccarat to overcome deficiencies of both these games.... Agent:
20120040730 - Apparatus and method for memorization poker: New apparatuses and methods for introducing varying levels of skill into wagering games that have historically been games of luck or strategy are provided. A card value and suit is invisible or hidden to a player initially and associated with a value and suit dealt to the player. The game... Agent: Igt
20120040731 - Drawing method, drawing device, and game system for entertainment games based on computer network platform: Direct and indirect drawing methods, drawing devices, and game systems of entertainment games based on a computer network platform. The methods of the invention include the processes of barcode vouchers printing, barcode vouchers storage, game, reading, and prize-claiming. The drawing methods of the invention possess high reliability, are low cost,... Agent:
20120040732 - Lottery game card and method for conducting a lottery game: A lottery game card incorporates player direction in determining the outcome of the game and allows a player to reveal one or more elements on the card according to rules associated with the lottery game. According to one embodiment of the invention, a player may choose any of the elements... Agent: Walker Digital, LLC
20120040733 - Bingo system with downloadable common patterns: Novel methods, devices and systems are described for mapping a variety of Class III game outcomes to a common set of bingo patterns. Each game theme may have a different entertaining display, based upon a corresponding Class III game. Preferably, each game theme will offer game play and paytable percentages... Agent: Igt
20120040738 - Gaming machine having a display and speaker system with light piping material: Gaming machines having video depictions of one or more mechanical reels projected onto a curved display are disclosed herein. In one embodiment, the gaming machine includes a curved transparent material having an outer surface, an inner surface, and a radius of curvature similar to a mechanical reel. The gaming machine... Agent: Bally Gaming, Inc.
20120040737 - Gaming system and a method of gaming: A method of gaming comprising: (a) conducting a game round in which a plurality of symbols are selected; (b) determining a current number of available game rounds based at least on whether or not the selected symbols include at least one designated symbol subsequent to the symbol selection of the... Agent: Aristocrat Technologies Australia Pty Limited
20120040739 - Gaming system and method having wager allocation: A gaming system which displays a plurality of reels. Each reel is associated with a display area which displays a symbol. A wager is allocated to each one of the display areas. An award is determined based, at least in part, on such allocation.... Agent: Igt
20120040735 - Method of gaming, a gaming system, and a game controller: There is disclosed a gaming system comprising a display 54, a symbol selector 623, a symbol evaluator 625 and a symbols modifier 626. The symbol selector 623 is arranged to select a plurality of sets of symbols for display on the display. The symbol evaluator 625 is arranged to determine... Agent:
20120040736 - Method of gaming, a gaming system, and a game controller: Certain examples disclose a gaming system comprising a display, a symbol selector, a symbol evaluator and a symbol modifier. The example symbol selector is arranged to select a plurality of sets of symbols for display on the display. The example symbol evaluator is arranged to determine whether the displayed symbols... Agent: Aristocrat Technologies Australia Pty Limited
20120040734 - Video slot gaming machine: A gaming machine and method are provided which provide a video slot game to a player. The video slot game includes a plurality of cells arranged in a grid. The grid has a plurality of rows and columns. The machine and method display a first instance of the video slot... Agent: Konami Gaming, Inc.
20120040740 - Method of and apparatus for playing a card game: An electronic video game apparatus is configured to facilitate simultaneous play of at least first and second independent games of chance that generate independent outcomes. The electronic video game apparatus includes a video display and at least one electronic random number generator that randomly selects values for the independent games... Agent:
20120040748 - Charge payment system using virtual money: There is provided a system where usage charge of a facility can be paid by virtual money. A card ID and a consumption amount of virtual money are transmitted from a game terminal as charging-target terminal apparatus, the card ID being recorded in a card possessed by a user (step... Agent:
20120040743 - Game-based incentives for location-based actions: In a method and system of providing in-game assets for location-based actions, an indication of a performance of a location-based action by a player of a computer-implemented game is received. A virtual item is provided based on the receiving of the indication of the performance of the location-based action by... Agent: Zynga Inc.
20120040745 - Game-based incentives for location-based actions: The present disclosure generally relates to systems and methods for providing game-based incentives to users of online games as a reward for performing actions at physical locations.... Agent:
20120040746 - Game-based incentives for location-based actions: The present disclosure generally relates to systems and methods for providing game-based incentives to users of online games as a reward for performing actions at physical locations.... Agent:
20120040747 - Game-based incentives for location-based actions: The present disclosure generally relates to systems and methods for providing game-based incentives to users of online games as a reward for performing actions at physical locations.... Agent:
20120040750 - Gaming method and apparatus for employing negative outcomes: Systems and methods are provided for providing a negative outcome at a gaming device. The system determines that a player of a gaming device has equity which may be debited. An outcome of the gaming device is determined, and it is also determined that the outcome is a negative outcome.... Agent: Igt
20120040749 - Method and system for providing real time sports betting information: The present invention is directed toward a method and system for providing sports betting information, in real time, utilizing a standard Internet connection on a computer to display the odds from a plurality of sports books. The system provides its users with a line seeker alert, a major line move... Agent: Dbs Limited Partnership
20120040744 - Multi-dimensional player loyalty rewards system and method: Certain embodiments provide a multi-dimensional player loyalty rewards system and method. Certain embodiments of the method include dynamically defining rewards based on at least one of player activity and historical data, and assigning values to the rewards based on at least one criterion, wherein the values change as the at... Agent:
20120040741 - System for providing simulated betting and kiosk for same: A system for simulated betting on a sporting event comprising a main control application having, at least one database, and an operator interface control application in communication with each database; at least one betting kiosk located in at least one venue, each kiosk having, at least one display associated, and... Agent:
20120040742 - System for providing simulated betting and kiosk for same: A system for simulated betting on a sporting event comprising a main control application having, at least one database, and an operator interface control application in communication with each database; at least one betting kiosk located in at least one venue, each kiosk having, at least one display associated, and... Agent:
20120040751 - Gaming machine reservation system: Novel gaming machines and software enable a casino patron to reserve a gaming machine under certain conditions for a limited time, thereby preventing other patrons from using the machine during that time. A player using a machine (and having credit on the machine) may select a reserve machine option provided... Agent: Igt
20120040752 - System and method for playing a multiplayer game: A system and method for playing a multiplayer game are disclosed. In one embodiment, the method includes, queuing a player for a multiplayer game, determining that at least one criterion for beginning the multiplayer game has not been met, beginning a queuing game for the queued player, and determining that... Agent: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
20120040753 - Electronic game apparatus: An electronic game apparatus comprises a plurality of electronic paper cards and a control device. Each of the electronic paper cards is configured for displaying an image. The control device comprises a control interface configured for a user to select a desired game mode. The control device is capable of... Agent: E Ink Holdings Inc.
20120040754 - System and method for dynamic video game recap: There is provided a system and method for providing dynamic recap sequences to a player of a video game. There is provided a method for use by a processor to present a recap sequence to a player of a video game, the method comprising storing, in a memory, identification data... Agent: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
20120040756 - 3-d casino gaming floor visualization utilizing real-time and batch data: An integrated computing device (tool) and method is disclosed, for creating a casino gaming floor layout, analyzing the layout from the simulated point of view of a patron within the floor, and assessing the performance of the layout in real time or with historical data.... Agent: Igt
20120040755 - Interactive video based games using objects sensed by tv cameras: A method and apparatus for interactive TV camera based games in which position or orientation of points on a player or of an object held by a player are determined and used to control a video display. Both single camera and stereo camera pair based embodiments are disclosed, preferably using... Agent: Motion Games, LLC
20120040757 - Apparatus and method of audio reproduction: A wearable loudspeaker unit comprises a loudspeaker, an audio reproduction processor, a wireless communications unit operable to communicate wirelessly with a base unit using a protocol that distinguishes the wearable loudspeaker unit from any other wearable loudspeaker units in communication with the base unit, and a user input interface operable... Agent: Sony Computer Entertainment Europe Limited
20120040759 - Game system, game apparatus, storage medium having game program stored therein, and game process method: A game system includes a game apparatus, an operating device, and a hand-held device. The game apparatus performs a game control process based on first operation data representing a first player's operation on the operating device and second operation data representing a second player's operation on the hand-held device. The... Agent: Nintendo Co., Ltd.
20120040758 - Video game accessory: A video game accessory comprises a body configured to receive a video game controller at a first location of the body, receive a controller expansion device connectable to the video game controller at a second location of the body, and maintain the orientation of the controller expansion device so that... Agent: Imation Corp.
20120040760 - Game-based incentives for location-based actions: The present disclosure generally relates to systems and methods for providing game-based incentives to users of online games as a reward for performing actions at physical locations.... Agent:
20120040762 - Compatibility adapter and compatibility processing method: A compatibility adapter configured for connection to an external connection terminal of a new-generation game device is provided. An old-generation processor unit is a processor unit compatible with the processing function of an old-generation game device. When it is determined that the type of a recording medium storing application software... Agent: Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.
20120040761 - Game-based incentives for location-based actions: The present disclosure generally relates to systems and methods for providing game-based incentives to users of online games as a reward for performing actions at physical locations.... Agent: Zynga Game Network, Inc
20120040763 - Game-based incentives for location-based actions: The present disclosure generally relates to systems and methods for providing game-based incentives to users of online games as a reward for performing actions at physical locations.... Agent:02/09/2012 > 21 patent applications in 13 patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category
20120034961 - Online gaming systems and methods: Computer implemented gaming methods are provided that include the identifying a plurality of securities to participate in a race; computing odds at an open of the race for at least one type of bet for each of the plurality of the identified securities; publishing using at least one computing device... Agent:
20120034962 - Amusement devices and games involving head to head play: Various methods and apparatus related to gaming are described. Some embodiments relate to a multi-tiered game involving multiple participants. Some embodiments relate to players establishing gaming elements based on desired criteria. Other embodiments are described.... Agent:
20120034963 - Interactive computer gaming system with audio response: A remotely accessed lottery system in accordance with the present invention, includes at least one gaming location including a plurality of terminals, each terminal including a display and an input device, the terminals being connected on a local area network. A dedicated transmission link is coupled to the local area... Agent:
20120034964 - Raffle game system and method: An automated raffle game and method making use of prize pools, the prize pools having elements, the elements representing one of: winning prizes; or, both winning prizes and no-win (0 value) prizes. Raffle tickets are associated with a prize pool. Upon closure of the game, either by a time-out or... Agent:
20120034969 - Gaming device having a plurality of wildcard symbol patterns: A gaming device which includes a variety of methods to allow the player to select patterns of wildcard symbols, from a plurality of wildcard symbol patterns, and use those patterns during subsequent games. One embodiment allows the player to select a pattern of wildcard symbols and use the selected pattern... Agent: Igt
20120034965 - Method and system for gaming: A gaming machine for playing a game. The gaming machine comprises a display and a game control configured to control images of symbols to be displayed on the display. Symbols are stored for positioning in an array. The symbols are divided into game specific standard symbols and bonus symbols and... Agent:
20120034966 - Wagering game with hot pick bonus: Disclosed are games, gaming machines, gaming systems and methods including a hot pick bonus. A player selects one of a number of indicia/symbols and initiates a primary slot machine game spin. If a predetermined number of the selected symbols appear as the result of the spin, a bonus feature is... Agent: Bally Gaming, Inc.
20120034968 - Wagering game, gaming machine, gaming system, and method with a player-determinable feature game aspect: A wagering game, gaming machine, networked gaming system, and associated methods are disclosed including a bank of gaming machines connected to an overhead display enabling players at the respective gaming machines to qualify to play a player-interactive community feature game displayed on the overhead display wherein each qualified player may... Agent: Multimedia Games, Inc.
20120034967 - Wagering game, reel-based gaming machine and method with anticipation lighting: A wagering game is operable on a reel-based gaming machine which has the capability to selectively illuminate one or more reels with one or more colors of graduating intensity. In conjunction with the stopping sequence of the reels for a given play of the wagering game, the gaming machine provides... Agent: Multimedia Games, Inc.
20120034970 - Craps game: Certain inventive embodiments disclosed herein relate to an optional side bet in a game of Craps. Certain embodiments discussed herein provide a Craps player with the possibility of winning a large pay-out based upon the number of rolls a shooter makes before a seven-out. Conventional wagers in Craps are dependent... Agent: Megaroll, LLC
20120034971 - System and method for providing optional commitments to players within a videogame: Optional commitments may be provided to players within a videogame. The optional commitments commit players to perform and/or abstain from certain actions within the videogame. The players may be rewarded for accepting commitments. The players may be penalized for failing to fulfill commitments. This model for rewarding optional behaviors may... Agent: Maslow Six Entertainment, Inc.
20120034972 - Amusement devices and games involving elimination of game elements: Various embodiments of a game involving the elimination of game elements are described. Various methods and apparatus of described. Other embodiments are described.... Agent:
20120034973 - Gaming system, gaming device, and method for providing a cascading symbol game including shifting different determined symbols: During a play of a game, the disclosed gaming system determines that an ending condition has occurred. For example, the gaming system determines that an ending condition has occurred when no winning symbol combinations are displayed for the play of the game. Following determination that the ending condition has occurred,... Agent: Igt
20120034974 - Real time parlay: Various methods and apparatus related to parlay wagering are described. In some embodiments, real time parlay odds may be offered. Further embodiments are described.... Agent:
20120034975 - Methods and systems for improving play of a bonus game on a gaming machine and improving security within a gaming establishment: Methods and Systems for improving play of a bonus game on a gaming machine and improving security within a gaming establishment are described. The systems include a gaming machine, which includes an input device that receives an input from a user. The gaming machine further includes a first display device... Agent: Igt
20120034977 - Adaptive display system and method for a gaming machine: The present invention provides a system and method for a configurable gaming system. Certain embodiments of the system include a local storage for storing a markup language file and token resolution information and a markup language viewer for processing the markup language file. The markup language viewer processes contents of... Agent:
20120034976 - Wide screen gaming apparatus: A gaming apparatus includes a display unit and has a display support structure that extends substantially vertically from a horizontal support base. The display unit includes a flat-panel display screen having a width (W) and a height (H) wherein W/His at least 16/10 The display unit is rotatable about a... Agent: Igt
20120034978 - High-dimensional touchpad game controller with multiple usage and networking modalities: A device comprising a High Dimensional Touch Parameter (HDTP) touch capability that can selectively function, as desired by the user, as one or more of a game controller that connects to a game console via network connections, an independent portable/mobile game device with limited but sufficient capacity of processor/memory, a... Agent:
20120034979 - Sound steps: According to one aspect, the invention provides an interactive gaming system comprising at least one tile, each tile comprising a pressure sensor, a controller being for generating a control signal associated with the pressure exerted on the tile and tile communicator for wirelessly sending the control signal to a control... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.
20120034980 - Retail methods for providing an interactive product to a consumer: Methods are described for selling, loaning, renting, or otherwise providing a retail product, such as an interactive product, that allows a consumer to participate in one or more venues. The retail product is capable of interfacing with interactive devices in the venues that are capable of producing sensory effects based... Agent:
20120034981 - Game system, game system control method and storage medium: Characters involved in an actual match during the match are extracted, a team strength value indicating a strength level of each team is calculated for each team based on ability values of the extracted characters, and a difference between the calculated team strength values of the respective teams is calculated.... Agent: Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd.02/02/2012 > 28 patent applications in 12 patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category
20120028694 - System and method for image recognized content creation: There is provided a system and method for image recognized content creation. There is provided a method comprising capturing an image from a camera, analyzing the image to recognize a plurality of elements, converting the plurality of elements into custom content data, and executing an interactive application using the custom... Agent: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
20120028695 - Methods and system for providing paper-based outcomes: Gaming devices may generate outcomes to be sold in printed form. Representations of the outcomes, corresponding payouts, and other information are printed on sheets of paper. Multiple printed outcomes are assembled into books, wrapped, and sold to consumers. Consumers may purchase the books and browse through the printed outcomes at... Agent: Igt
20120028696 - Draw bingo: The present invention provides methods and devices for providing a bingo game having aspects of a poker game on a network of gaming machines. Some implementations include a bingo card display in which areas of a bingo card correspond with playing cards. Some such implementations provide first phase of a... Agent: Igt
20120028697 - Community award distribution system: Disclosed are community award distribution systems and related methods, which are arranged to control an award made to a user playing the systems. Also disclosed, the community award systems are arranged to communicate over the Internet and/or make use of the World Wide Web.... Agent: Mazooma Interactive Games Limited
20120028699 - Gaming machines having rhythmic reels: A gaming machine and methods for independently controlling the movement of each mechanical reel are disclosed. The gaming machine includes a plurality of mechanical reels each having indicia provided on an outer surface of each of the reels. A game controller generates a game outcome and determines a spin duration... Agent: Bally Gaming, Inc.
20120028698 - Method and apparatus for employing flat rate play: Systems and methods are provided allowing a player to play a gaming device and receive a predetermined number of outcomes in exchange for a payment. The gaming device generates at least the predetermined number of outcomes, and adjusts a balance of the player device based on the outcomes. The player... Agent: Igt
20120028700 - Online parallel play: Systems, methods and articles of manufacture are disclosed for providing concurrent gameplay of a single-player mode of a computer game. In one embodiment, a first instance of the single-player mode of the computer game is being played by a first player and receives, from a second instance of the single-player... Agent: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
20120028701 - Gaming systems having multi-output displays: A gaming system comprises a wager input device and a housing. The gaming system further comprises a multi-output display supported by the housing, the multi-output display displaying a first video presentation viewable from a first position having a first viewing angle relative to the display. The multi-output display displays a... Agent:
20120028702 - Payment cards, devices, systems, and methods for providing game actions with payment data: Payment cards and devices are provided that allow a user to select an action associated with a video game. Such a video game may be, for example, a video game operated on a remote server and operable to be accessed by multiple players such as a multiplayer game accessed via... Agent:
20120028703 - Virtual banks for community group bonus games: A wagering game system and its operations are described herein. In some embodiments, the operations can include initiating, at a wagering game server, a wagering game session for a player at a gaming machine. The operations can also include relating the wagering game session associated with the player to a... Agent: Wms Gaming, Inc.
20120028706 - Compositing multiple scene shots into a video game clip: Embodiments are directed to compositing multi-dimensional video game world data obtained from execution of a video game world sequence. An animation editor records the video game world data within a plurality of data logs after execution of an animation component of the video game world and prior to providing the... Agent: Valve Corporation
20120028707 - Game animations with multi-dimensional video game data: Embodiments are directed to recording and editing of video game world data obtained from execution of a video game sequence. An animation editor records the game world data within a plurality of data logs after execution of an animation component of the video game and prior to providing the data... Agent: Valve Corporation
20120028704 - Game machine, display control method, and display control program: A game machine, a display control method, and a display control program that make it possible to play a game focusing on an object whose sound output is being performed, even when a plurality of three-dimensional objects are arranged in a three-dimensional virtual space, are provided. Among three-dimensional objects in... Agent: Kyoraku Industrial Co., Ltd.
20120028705 - Game machine, performance control method, and performance control program: A game machine, a performance control method, and a performance control program that make it possible by simple processing to identify the distance between a three-dimensional object and a virtual camera and the point of view of the virtual camera, and make it possible to provide a highly amusing game... Agent: Kyoraku Industrial Co., Ltd.
20120028708 - Gaming machine and a method of supplying a flexible architecture gaming machine: A gaming machine (10) is provided having a plurality of modules. The gaming machine (10) may be used to provide a flexible architecture gaming machine. The plurality of modules include a play module (12) containing a display device (14) and a computational device (100) for controlling the operation of the... Agent:
20120028709 - System and method for facilitating a user appropriate electronic environment: A system and method to facilitating a user appropriate electronic environment. The system includes a virtual controller adapter comprising at least one sensor and a microprocessor controlled device coupled to the virtual controller adapter configured to receive data captured by the at least one sensor and determine a physical attribute... Agent: Ergowerx International LLC
20120028711 - Multi-touchscreen module for amusement device: An amusement device includes a display screen having a touchscreen. The touchscreen is configured to receive a plurality of touch inputs simultaneously. A memory stores a plurality of electronic games for selection and play. A controller is configured to generally simultaneously execute a first game and a second game from... Agent: Ami Entertainment Network, Inc.
20120028710 - Personal verification device: Provided is a personal verification device capable of easily performing personal verification of a user. In the device, under the condition that a user grasps a case (110) of a game controller (10), a vibration control unit (152) causes a vibration motor (120) arranged inside of the case (110) to... Agent:
20120028712 - Distributed cloud gaming method and system where interactivity and resources are securely shared among multiple users and networks: A method for rendering content from a first device to a second device in a network environment, comprising the steps of providing a Master set-top box, sending an invitation and a corresponding HDCP code from the Remote set-top box to the Master set-top box via a network interface, approving the... Agent: Britesmart LLC
20120028713 - Apparatuses, methods and systems for an engagement-tracking game modifier: 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 generate individual social-gaming activity timelines for a group of users within a geographical region using user online gaming... Agent:
20120028720 - Environmental effects for near win events: An establishment can coordinate devices (e.g., lights, speakers, displays) to enhance a game playing environment based on events detected in a network of wagering game machines. A system can be implemented that determines an environmental effect based on an event of a wagering game (e.g., a near win event), regardless... Agent: Wms Gaming, Inc.
20120028715 - Equalizing different jackpot games with frequent pays: Two-way communications between casino games and diverse master controllers using a universal game module there between allows routing event messages with standard protocols. The universal game module with a computer processor, circuitry, connection ports, interfaces and protocols allows the communications by evaluating, prioritizing, polling and routing communications. A jackpot group... Agent:
20120028717 - Game apparatus and storage medium storing a game program for conducting data communications with a network: A game apparatus includes an input-output processor, and by following an instruction from the input-output processor, messages are transmitted and received with other game apparatus 12 connected via a network. The messages are transmitted and received in an electronic mail format, and has identification information of an application being a... Agent: Nintendo Co., Ltd.
20120028719 - Game system, lobby server apparatus, and game terminal: A game system is provided. The game system has plural game terminals that can be used for a play of plural games and a lobby server apparatus. Each game terminal selects one of plural games based on an operation made to an operation unit by a player, and transmits selection... Agent:
20120028716 - Hiearchical multi-tiered system for gaming related communications: A system, apparatus and method for gaming-related communications in a hierarchical multi-tiered system are described herein. In some embodiments, a method includes transmitting a master configuration from a central operations of a hierarchical multi-tiered system to a local gaming site having one or more gaming components. The method also includes... Agent:
20120028718 - Integrating social networks and wagering games: A wagering game system and its operations are described herein. In embodiments, the operations can include determining a wagering game player account and determining a social network account associated with the wagering game player account. The social network account can be associated with a social network. The operations can further... Agent: Wms Gaming, Inc.
20120028714 - Transporting and using wagering game data: A wagering game system and its operations are described herein. In embodiments, the operations can include determining a connection of a portable wagering game player drive to a wagering game network. The operations can include determining a player preference regarding a focus of data to store and storing player experience... Agent: Wms Gaming, Inc.
20120028721 - Method for tactile signaling of touches in the sport of fencing: A method and apparatus are described for adding tactile signaling to the electronic scoring equipment used in the sport of fencing. The tactile signaling introduced by this invention is intended to complement, not replace, existing electronic fencing scoring systems and the signals that are already employed to indicate touches, both... Agent:Previous industry: Books, strips, and leaves for manifolding
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