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Amusement devices: games February patent applications/inventions, industry category 02/13Below 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. 02/28/2013 > 40 patent applications in 17 patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category
20130053114 - Game machine, storage medium storing computer program, and control method of controlling computer: A game machine in which a reference mark moving from a start position to an arrival position along a predetermined path is displayed on a game screen, wherein the game machine rotates the predetermined path on a predetermined rotation axis during a game based on a predetermined condition.... Agent: Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd.
20130053115 - Game show with specialized voting procedure: A method of providing a game show that includes broadcasting performances from a plurality of contestants to audience members and receiving lists from the audience members. Each list received contains the identifiers of at least two contestants. These lists are tabulated and a vote is recorded for a contestant each... Agent: Cem International Limited
20130053116 - Methods of managing play of wagering games and systems for managing play of wagering games: Poker card game deals four cards to a player, four cards to a dealer, and three community cards. Player discards one card and bets 1×-4× ante wager. After a first community card is exposed, player bets 1×-3× ante wager. After a second community card is exposed, player bets 1×-2× ante... Agent: Shuffle Master, Inc
20130053117 - Six-card poker game: A poker card game in which a dealer deals six cards to a player and six cards to the dealer. Three of the dealer's cards are exposed. The player may fold or continue with a play wager. Preferably, the play wager is 1× the ante wager. The dealer reveals the... Agent: Shuffle Master, Inc.
20130053118 - Game of skill with wagering components: An article of manufacture includes a computer readable medium and computer-executable instructions carried on the computer readable medium. The instructions are readable by a processor. The instructions, when read and executed, cause the processor to present a game of skill including at least one goal associated with a portion of... Agent: Multimedia Games, Inc.
20130053119 - Multi-chance casino game: Exemplary embodiments are directed to a multi-chance casino-based game that can include a roulette-style wheel, a deck of cards, and dice with a corresponding wager board. The multi-chance casino game can provide a player with multiple chances to win on an original wager and can provide an opportunity for wagers... Agent:
20130053120 - Systems and methods for gaming from an off-site location: Exemplary systems and methods allow a patron to play games from an off-site location via an online network. For example, a server may receive, from a client terminal, a purchase request for a plurality of wagers from a patron before a game play has begun. The server may determine the... Agent:
20130053121 - Video bingo game and method therefor: A video bingo poker game comprising: providing each player with an individual flashboard, each flashboard having an equal number of spaces, each space defined by a column label and a space number, wherein the space number is randomly selected from a predefined number range for each column; providing a plurality... Agent:
20130053126 - Gaming system and method for adjusting the average expected payback associated with a play of a wagering game: A gaming system and method which provides a player with a higher average expected payback for making a gaming system wager on a gaming system wagering event in addition to making a primary game wager on a primary game. If the player places the gaming system wager on the gaming... Agent: Igt
20130053125 - Gaming system and method for providing designated symbol display areas that modify awards: Gaming devices and methods of operating gaming devices are provided that include indicator or designator symbols. When an indicator or designator symbol is generated and displayed, the indicator or designator symbol indicates at least one symbol display area as a modification symbol display area. Upon at least one subsequent generation... Agent: Igt
20130053122 - Gaming system, gaming device, and method for providing a symbol evaluation game: In one embodiment, a gaming system which may randomly generate a plurality of directional symbols. Each directional symbol may have an input direction and an output direction. The gaming system may analyze the generated directional symbols to determine whether any formed sets, chains or sequences of compatible directional symbols are... Agent: Igt
20130053123 - Gaming system, gaming device, and method providing a game having an obstacle board with falling symbols: A gaming system providing a falling symbol obstacle board game. The gaming system displays a symbol starting position, a plurality of symbol ending positions, and a plurality of obstacles. The gaming system selects one of a plurality of symbols, displays the symbol moving from the symbol starting position into one... Agent: Igt
20130053124 - Method and system for gaming: A gaming machine comprises a display and a game control to control images of symbols to be displayed on the display. Symbols are stored for positioning in an array. The symbols include game-specific standard symbols and bonus symbols and are organized in a predetermined mix and number to define a... Agent: Shuffle Master Australasia Pty Limited
20130053127 - Game initiation and contribution utilizing wager on secondary game: A gaming system and method for use in one or more casino establishments for offering a secondary game that is initiated separately from a base game and that requires a separate contribution for a player to be eligible to participate in the secondary game. The gaming machine and method are... Agent: Deforest Fox, LLP
20130053128 - Gaming system, gaming device, and method for providing a symbol evaluation game: In one embodiment, a gaming system which may randomly generate a plurality of directional symbols. Each directional symbol may have an input direction and an output direction. The gaming system may analyze the generated directional symbols to determine whether any formed sets, chains or sequences of compatible directional symbols are... Agent: Igt
20130053130 - Gaming system, gaming device, and method for side wagering on bonus event outcomes generated in bonus events: In one embodiment, the gaming system enables a player to place one or more side bets on one or more outcomes associated with one or more bonus events, wherein the player participates in each of such bonus event(s) regardless of when that bonus event is triggered and regardless of which... Agent: Igt
20130053131 - Gaming system, gaming device, and method for side wagering on occurrences of bonus events: In one embodiment, the gaming system enables a player to place one or more side bets on one or more outcomes associated with one or more bonus events, wherein the player participates in each of such bonus event(s) regardless of when that bonus event is triggered and regardless of which... Agent: Igt
20130053129 - Mobile device interfaces at an electronic gaming machine: A gaming system compatible with patron-controlled portable electronic devices, such as smart phones, is described. In particular, an electronic gaming machine (EGM) can be configured with a power interface that allows portable electronic device carried by the patron to receive power. To prevent patrons from monopolizing an EGM for the... Agent: Igt
20130053134 - No purchase necessary game system: A gaming machine system that allows a potential player to view the outcome of an upcoming game before playing it and before spending money on said outcome, and a method of using the same. The gaming machine system comprises a gaming machine configured to display a game and a view... Agent:
20130053133 - Real-time credit between electronic gaming machines using mobile text messages: A method for funding wagering on an electronic gaming machine includes receiving information from a text message, determining an electronic gaming machine designated by the information, determining a funding action designated by the information, executing the funding action, and updating the available funds for wagering on the electronic gaming machine.... Agent: Multimedia Games, Inc.
20130053132 - Systems and methods for dynamically altering wagering game assets: In accordance with embodiments of the present disclosure, a method may include presenting a wagering game at an electronic gaming machine in accordance with a gaming application stored on a local memory of the electronic gaming machine. The method may further include determining whether the electronic gaming machine is scheduled... Agent:
20130053135 - Decentralized progressive system and related methods: Various embodiments are directed to a decentralized progressive gaming system. The system includes a single, repeatable entity to calculate and track one or more progressive systems and their jackpots across a bank of gaming machines, an entire casino, or small or large wide area progressives offered over one or more... Agent: Bally Gaming, Inc.
20130053137 - Authenticating gaming machine content: A gaming machine may include a memory area including at least one bootup memory device, and at least one data storage device including at least one operating system and a plurality of gaming packages. The gaming machine also may include a display device configured to display at least one game... Agent:
20130053136 - Mobile device interfaces at an electronic gaming machine: A gaming system compatible with patron-controlled portable electronic devices, such as smart phones, is described. In particular, an electronic gaming machine (EGM) can be configured with a power interface that allows portable electronic device carried by the patron to receive power. To prevent patrons from monopolizing an EGM for the... Agent: Igt
20130053138 - System and method for collecting donations to play computer game: A computer-implemented method for providing a computer game such as, for example, a social network game includes steps of hosting the game at a server, receiving a request from a player to play the game, enabling game play, requesting a donation from the player to continue play or to enable... Agent: Donate2play Media, Inc.
20130053139 - Wagering game machine cabinet license compliance: A cabinetmaker can create an electronic license that governs 1) components allowed to be connected to a wagering game machine and 2) functionality enabled on the wagering game machine. The electronic license (cabinet license) is bound to a wagering game machine cabinet. The cabinetmaker can load the electronic license into... Agent: Wms Gaming, Inc.
20130053140 - Method, apparatus and system for video tuning of a video switching device for a gaming machine: A method, device and system are set forth for controlling a video switching device (VSD) configured to display video from multiple video streams at a video display. Where video signals are received which are unrecognized by the VSD a tuner is coupled to the VSD to control the same to... Agent:
20130053142 - Computer-implemented real-time reality based data game and methods: A computer-implemented system and method of game playing between a server and a client interface is described. The game is adapted to integrate social networking with real-world based data feed from a plurality of data feed sources in real-time.... Agent: Tempus Gaming, LLC
20130053143 - Data generation system, data generation method, and a storage medium storing a computer program: The disclosed data generation system is provided with a monitor for displaying a game area and a touch panel, wherein in a game for displaying two operation reference units and an object which moves therebetween upon the game area, sequence data used as data for designating an operation time period... Agent:
20130053141 - Photograph-based game: A system and a method for playing a photograph-based game are provided. The method includes establishing a communication link between a game playing system and one or more game playing devices, each of which is operated by a respective player. Game rules are presented to the player(s) on the respective... Agent: Xerox Corporation
20130053144 - Method and system for player linked audio: A method of linking gaming machine audio content to a player and network-based gaming system are provided. The system may include a gaming machine, a database, and a server system configured to be coupled to the gaming machine and the database. The server system may be associated with a server-based... Agent:
20130053146 - Ergonomic game controller: A controller for a video game is disclosed. The controller may be a generally U-shaped steering wheel including a pair of hand grips attached to and extending from a base connector. The ends of the hand grips may be angled downward. The design of the hand grips together with the... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20130053145 - Supplementary game controller for tablet computer: A supplementary game controller for tablet computers is revealed. The supplementary game controller for tablet computers includes a universal ball joint disposed between a fixing base and a connection base. The fixing base is fixed on a plane while the connection base is used to hold a tablet computer. Thereby... Agent: Jow Tong Technology Co., Ltd.
20130053148 - Attract based on mobile device: A gaming system compatible with patron-controlled portable electronic devices, such as smart phones or tablet computers, is described. The gaming system is configured to detect the presence of portable electronic devices and determine their locations in a casino environment and determine whether to initiate an attract feature. Based on the... Agent: Igt
20130053152 - Communication game system, communication game apparatus, and program: A game system which enables a host player to progress a game in collaboration with guest players is provided. The host player progresses the game by moving a party, including a plurality of player characters, on a field. When the party arrives at a predetermined point on a predetermined field,... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Square Enix (also Trading As Square Enix Co., Ltd.)
20130053150 - Method and system to validate in-game actions in a multiplayer online game: This disclosure generally relates to systems and methods to validate in-game actions performed in a multiplayer online game. Subsequent to performance of one or more in-game actions by a game engine that includes game code on a client-side client system, one or more corresponding validation actions may be performed by... Agent:
20130053149 - Notifying users of options to participate in meta games: In a method of notifying a user of an option to participate in a meta game, a presence of a player of a computer-implemented game at a location is detected. An association between a computer-implemented meta-game and the location is identified. The player of the computer-implemented game is presented with... Agent:
20130053151 - Packet based game non-player character server, method for providing non-player character, and game system using the same: The present invention relates to a packet based artificial intelligence game NPC server, method for providing an artificial intelligence NPC, and game system thereof which are applied to various on-line games on the basis of packet information without source code correction, using data obtained in each game server, and provides:... Agent: Sogware
20130053147 - Recommendation component for assisted electronic information processing: Methods for a computer implemented game are described that provide assistance to game participants in making various game related decisions easily and quickly. A computer-implemented system may comprise a multimedia content module to provide multimedia content—within a game, a game server application comprising a player ranking module that ranks players... Agent: Cbs Interactive Inc.
20130053153 - Apparatus for covering a game console: An apparatus comprises a cover for top and side surfaces of an electronics device operable for playing games. The cover comprises an opening being configured for enabling access to a game slot of the electronic device. The cover further comprising a first part of a capturing mechanism disposed proximally about... Agent:02/21/2013 > 26 patent applications in 12 patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category
20130045783 - Game system and control method of controlling computer used therefor: Disclosed is a game system provided with a monitor for displaying and outputting a game screen, a touch panel overlaid upon the monitor, and an external storage device for storing sequence data wherein operation periods of the touch panel during a game and information specifying any of a plurality of... Agent:
20130045784 - Lottery game with multiple win opportunities for individual indicia: A lottery game includes one or more player symbols, one or more matching symbols and a large number of potentially winnable prizes. Each of the potentially winnable prizes is capable of being won by matching one of the one or more winning symbols with one of the one or more... Agent:
20130045785 - Wagering game triggering mechanism for use with multi-level progressive game: According to one aspect of the present invention, a method of conducting a wagering game is provided. The method allows an opportunity to achieve a first progressive award and a second progressive award. The method comprises the acts of receiving a primary wager from a player for playing the wagering... Agent: Wms Gaming Inc.
20130045786 - Card trade system and methods thereof: A Bingo card trade feature is disclosed. This feature can offer players the option to trade one set of Bingo cards for another set of different Bingo cards. This exchange can cost nothing or an additional preset cost. These trades can be established through the entity hosting the game. The... Agent:
20130045788 - Embedded reel games with progressives: A method and game machine are disclosed for operating a game with a primary and embedded game. An embedded game is disclosed as a bonus game with one embodiment animating miniature reels inside the primary game symbol. Each embedded slot game may have its own progressive, or may be tied... Agent: Bally Gaming, Inc.
20130045787 - Gaming machine having an accumulation/matching bonus: A feature game in a gaming machine includes a first portion during which a set of bonus slots is accumulated. A second portion includes selecting at least one set of a predetermined number of target symbols, associated with a bonus award, from among a pool of bonus symbols during which... Agent: Bally Gaming, Inc.
20130045790 - Gaming system having dynamically changing image reel symbols: A system for dynamically changing the graphical content on video reel displays of video gaming machines is disclosed herein. The system includes video reel displays and data transmission techniques which provide for dynamically updating or changing the graphics on the video reel displays. In one system for dynamically changing graphical... Agent: Bally Gaming, Inc.
20130045789 - Method of gaming, a gaming system and a game controller: A method of gaming in a gaming system. The method includes selecting symbols for display at a plurality of subsets of symbol display positions by independently determining stopping positions of reels of symbols associated with the subsets of display positions, wherein at least one subset of symbol display positions is... Agent:
20130045793 - Electronic sensing coin acceptor: An electronic sensing coin acceptor includes at least one electronic access device having a casing with a space defined therein, and a memory device is located in the space. A control device is electrically coupled to a reader, a signal output unit, a sensor and a control valve. The information,... Agent:
20130045791 - Gaming system, method, and program product providing indeterminate game play: A method for providing indeterminate play at a gaming machine may include setting a meter value for an indeterminate mode in response to some trigger condition. Once the meter is set for plays in the indeterminate play mode, an indeterminate play input may be received through the player input system... Agent: Multimedia Games, Inc.
20130045794 - Methods and systems for presenting pari-mutuel betting options and constructing wagers: Methods and systems of pari-mutuel wagering are disclosed to facilitate the wager construction process. Methods and systems of pari-mutuel wagering may enable an organization to set rules to display the gaming activity. Methods and systems of pari-mutuel wagering may enable players to make subscription as well as programmed bets.... Agent: United Tote Company
20130045792 - Slot machine game with selection bonus game having modifier symbols: A slot machine has a player selection bonus game where a player selects concealed gamepieces from a group to reveal the value of the gamepiece. The preferred game has a burger building theme in which the game rules are related to building one or more hamburgers, and the hidden gamepieces... Agent:
20130045797 - Data import/export architecture between online properties: A secure architecture can provide a bridge between the utility and entertainment value of online properties. An architecture that employs an internal entity that controls import and export of data (“import/export controller”) and an external entity that operates as a liaison (“data liaison”) between the import/export controller and one or... Agent: Wms Gaming, Inc.
20130045798 - Data viewing/modifying via data import/export architecture: A secure architecture can provide a wagering game establishment access to the utility and entertainment value of online social communities. An architecture that employs an internal entity that controls import and export of data (“import/export controller”) and an external entity that operates as a liaison (“data liaison”) between the import/export... Agent: Wms Gaming, Inc.
20130045795 - Synchronizing mission progress in cooperative games: Methods and systems are described for a multiplayer video game on a network in which a player's or players' missions are tracked individually as mission lines, each mission line being composed of a series of ordered objectives. Each objective generally must be completed in order of the sequence with no... Agent: Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC
20130045796 - Wagering game establishment data import/export architecture: A secure architecture can provide a wagering game establishment access to the utility and entertainment value of online social communities. An architecture that employs an internal entity that controls import and export of data (“import/export controller”) and an external entity that operates as a liaison (“data liaison”) between the import/export... Agent: Wms Gaming, Inc.
20130045799 - Method and apparatus for adapting to gaming venue states: A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a method for detecting that a gaming system has presented a first of a plurality of gaming venue states of a game, presenting a first of a plurality of screen shots at a touch screen display responsive... Agent: Steelseries Hq
20130045800 - Virtual map fragment generating method, virtual map generating method, and virtual map generator: establishing a plurality of basic landform graphic data blocks each representing a graphic image of a corresponding landform layer; configuring the virtual map generator to select at least two of the basic landform graphic data blocks; configuring the virtual map generator to stack the graphic images corresponding to the selected... Agent: Xpec Entertainment Inc.
20130045801 - Game apparatus, control method for game apparatus, information recording medium, and program: A game apparatus provides a game that, on the basis of a game history of a player, conditions an amount for the player to move a body part of the player, and thereby moves an object arranged in a virtual space. The object is related to a conditioning parameter and... Agent: Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd.
20130045802 - Game system, data generation system, data generation method of controlling computer, and a storage medium storing a computer program: Disclosed is a data generation system which, in a game for designating an operation period using an object (60), on the basis of sequence data (80) used as data for designating operation time periods of the game and each touch operation, identifies a specific operation time period (85S) for which... Agent:
20130045803 - Cross-platform gaming between multiple devices of multiple types: Cross-platform gaming between multiple devices of multiple types, including: determining, by a cross-platform gaming server, the device type of a first gaming device; sending, in dependence upon the device type of the first gaming device, a gaming application from the cross-platform gaming server to the first gaming device; determining, by... Agent: Digital Harmony Games, Inc.
20130045805 - Fantasy sports leagues comprising historical players and/or historical results: Computer-based fantasy sports leagues portraying games between historical players with contest outcomes based in part on the performance of those players in historical games and game results, typically with related network and user interfaces. The fantasy sports game can be a fantasy football game. In one embodiment, the historical data... Agent: Glory Days Fantasy, LLC
20130045804 - System and method for providing a multi-player game experience: A system and method for providing a multi-player game experience through a computerized theme-park ride. The system includes a ride control module configured to manage ride control parameters and settings of a computerized theme park ride. The system includes a ride interface module configured to provide an interface to operate... Agent: Game Nation, Inc.
20130045807 - System and method for generating targeted newsletters: A system and a method of providing a targeted newsletter is provided. The method includes monitoring a game while a game player plays the game on a game computer, collecting game related information, uploading the game related information to a remote server, generating a newsletter on the remote server that... Agent: 38 Studios, LLC
20130045806 - Systems and methods for predicting performance of sports players: A method includes receiving statistical data associated with a past performance of a player at a position at a past sporting event. The player is associated with a plurality of skills that correspond to the position of the player. Each skill has a corresponding offsetting skill and complementary skill. A... Agent: Competitive Sports Analysis, LLC
20130045808 - Cellular shuffler system and method: An automatic card handling device, having a card handling device that includes a controller, said card handling device configured for shuffling an input set of cards and delivering an output set of cards resulting from the shuffling; and a communication module operably coupled to the controller, wherein the communication module... Agent:02/14/2013 > 27 patent applications in 18 patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category
20130040714 - Virtual activities that incorporate a physical activity: A virtual activity is facilitated by receiving collected data related to a non-virtual, real-world physical activity performed by a user, evaluating the collected data to determine what benefit the user has earned by performing physical activity, and providing a benefit to the user that enables the user to virtually build... Agent: G-tracking, LLC
20130040715 - Entertainment process based on competition games with multiple choices: Entertainment system based on multiple choice competition games, characterized in that it comprises at least one terminal including connection means to a dedicated remote server (1), the system also comprising means of playing an extract of a recording with a configurable duration on at least one terminal (2, 3) comprising... Agent: Touchtunes Music Corporation
20130040716 - Methods and devices for multi-state card games with card replacement: Players in a multi-state card game, such as blackjack or baccarat, are presented with opportunities to exchange their cards for new cards when the card game is in one or more particular states. These opportunities may include offers to redeal the player's hand of cards or redeal the player's opponent's... Agent: Cork Group Trading Ltd.
20130040717 - Poker game having sequential hands with increasing numbers of cards: A poker-type card game offers a player the opportunity to play successive poker hands having increasing numbers of cards. In a method of the game, a player plays a 3 card draw poker stage of the game. If the outcome of that game is winning, the player uses that hand... Agent:
20130040719 - Gaming machine and game control method thereof: Game qualification time may be set to allow participation in a common game from a basic game. This game qualification time is awarded in accordance with a bet amount stored in a RAM 243, after receiving a bet which is input by means of a 1-bet button 26 and a... Agent: Universal Entertainment Corporation
20130040718 - Handset with spin input: The handset include a case configured such that when the handset is placed face-up on a substantially horizontal surface a user can spin the spin the handset on the surface and the handset will continue to spin after the user has released the handset. The handset also includes electronics in... Agent:
20130040720 - Roulette wheel system: A roulette wheel generates a first random number every game determined by the pocket into which a roulette ball falls. A second random number is generated every game from the motion of the ball, the wheel, or other factors.... Agent: Cammegh Limited
20130040721 - Gaming device having sequential activations of a game and replay of previous activations of the game: A gaming device including a plurality of reels with a plurality of symbols on each of the reels. At least one of the symbols on the primary reels are designated as tracking or back symbols. A tracking symbol is a symbol that, when generated on a reel, causes the gaming... Agent: Igt
20130040722 - Gaming system, gaming device, and method for providing a cascading style matching game: A gaming system selects and displays one of a plurality of symbol blocks in each of a plurality of block positions, wherein each of the selected blocks includes at least one partial symbol. Each partial symbol has at least one complementary partial symbol which, when arranged in a designated spatial... Agent: Igt
20130040725 - Gaming system having graphical user interface for configuration of wagering games: An operator control interface for configuration of wagering games comprises a control screen for displaying a plurality of available primary wagering games and a plurality of available supplemental features and at least one input device for receiving configuration inputs. At least one controller is operative to (i) in response to... Agent: Wms Gaming Inc.
20130040723 - Gaming terminal and method of providing notification: A gaming terminal includes: a terminal image display panel; a lever-type operation device configured to receive an operation of a player; a support mechanism which rotatably supports the operation device at one end portion of the operation device and includes a restriction member configured to restrict inclination of the operation... Agent: Universal Entertainment Corporation
20130040724 - Method of gaming, a gaming system and a game controller: A method of gaming comprising: selecting a set of symbols for display to a player in a set of display positions corresponding to respective ones of a plurality of reels; determining a game round outcome based on the selected symbols; determining that a feature game round should occur; and determining... Agent: Aristocrat Technologies Australia Pty Limited
20130040727 - Game machine, method of controlling computer, and storage medium: A gaming machine provides a game opportunity in which at least one prize winning can be generated, determines whether or not the prize winning is present in the game opportunity, and provides prize winning advantage when the prize winning is generated based on a result of determination. And the gaming... Agent: Konami Gaming, Incorporated
20130040726 - Gaming machine with random symbol selection: A gaming machine includes a display and a game controller that provides a wagering game in which a plurality of symbol display positions are provided on the display. When a player stakes a wager on the outcome of the wagering game the game controller selects symbols for display sequentially. The... Agent:
20130040728 - Gaming devices having player assigned random number generators and time share feature: Gaming machines utilize the output of random number generators (RNGs) in the presentation of games, wherein one or more of the RNGs is each assigned to a single player. Each uniquely assigned RNG is used to determine the outcome of the games played only by the assigned player, such as... Agent:
20130040729 - Application monetization platform: Various example embodiments are directed to a computer-implemented gaming management system for facilitating applications that support user wagering. The gaming management system may comprise a computer system in communication with a developer computer device. The computer system may be programmed to receive from the developer computer device configuration data for... Agent: Collisse Group Limited
20130040730 - Controlling group wagering games: A wagering game system and its operations are described herein. In embodiments, the operations can include detecting a user request to initiate a group wagering game from a host wagering game player account, via a local-area networking device at a non-casino geographic location and providing group wagering game content to... Agent: Wms Gaming, Inc.
20130040731 - Gaming machine, gaming machine display and method: A gaming device, gaming device display and method are set forth which includes a first electronic, video display including L-shaped sub-displays mated to define a frame surrounding an opening which accommodates a second display. The second display may be a mechanical component extending through the opening to operate for example... Agent:
20130040732 - Apparatus, method, and system to provide a multiple processor architecture for server-based gaming: An architecture for an electronic gaming machine (EGM) includes multiple processors that separate game logic from game presentation. The multi-processor architecture includes a dedicated game logic engine and a dedicated presentation engine. A first processor having the game logic engine is adapted to handle the input/output (I/O), peripherals, communications, accounting,... Agent: Bally Gaming, Inc.
20130040734 - Game system and control method of controlling computer used thereof: Disclosed is a game system provided with a monitor for displaying and outputting a game screen, a touch panel overlaid upon the monitor, and an external storage device for storing sequence data wherein operation time periods of the touch panel during a game are described. The sequence data includes an... Agent: Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd.
20130040733 - Game system, control method of controlling computer, and a storage medium storing a computer program: The disclosed game system is provided with a monitor (3) for displaying and outputting a game screen (50), a touch panel (5) overlaid upon the monitor (3), and an external storage device (20) for storing sequence data (28) wherein operation time periods of the touch panel (5) during a game... Agent: Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd
20130040735 - Game apparatus: A game apparatus includes multiple stations at each of which at least one player plays a game; multiple screens, at least one of the screens being associated with each of the multiple screens; and a single image projecting device adapted for projecting an image to be displayed on each of... Agent: Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd.
20130040736 - Game controller system: A rapid fire game controller which is configured to be operatively connected to a video game includes a rapid fire shot rate component; a shot rate preset component, and a display for showing a user information about rapid fire rate and preset selection.... Agent: Collective Minds Gaming Co. Ltd.
20130040737 - Input device, system and method: An input device for an entertainment device comprises a first main surface, one or more side edges, one or more motion sensors operable to generate motion data, and a wireless communicator for transmitting the motion data to the entertainment device. An elongate illuminated region extends along some or all of... Agent: Sony Computer Entertainment Europe Limited
20130040738 - Moble gambling, gaming, wagering and lottery platform:
20130040740 - Method and apparatus for testing stability of game server: Disclosed is a method for testing stability of a game server. The method for testing stability of a game server according to an exemplary embodiment of the present invention includes: executing, by at least one virtual user, actions or scenarios that are a list of actions; generating at least one... Agent: Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute
20130040739 - System and method for distributing instant win games: This invention introduces a new system and method for distributing, selling, and playing scratch-off type games and any other similar instant win games that are currently distributed in the form of carton cards. The system and method is based on utilizing computerized game machines equipped with touch sensitive screens and... Agent:02/07/2013 > 26 patent applications in 14 patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category
20130035145 - Board games and methods of playing: A board game includes a plurality of game pieces, a plurality of reward cards, and a game board, where the game board includes a travel path on the game board, said travel path including a plurality of instruction spaces, a plurality of hidden cache spaces, and a plurality of open... Agent: Enviroquest, Ltd.
20130035144 - System for tracking account activity on an amusement device: An amusement device system including a first amusement device, a second amusement device and an internet-based central server. The first amusement device has a first memory, a first display and a first controller. The first controller is operatively coupled to the first memory, a first input device and the first... Agent: Ami Entertainment Network, Inc.
20130035146 - Computer-based, multiplayer card selection game that uses card selection undo to determine scoring: The present invention relates to a single actual player playing a multiplayer card selection game against a set of virtual players. It creates a new game that uses the card selection feature of inventor's previous games, but has a very different goal and structure than those games. Instead of the... Agent: Thwartpoker Inc.
20130035147 - Methods and devices for card games with card replacement: A player of a card game, such as poker, is presented with opportunities to replace one or more of the cards in his or her hand. The first such replacement may be free, but the player may incur a cost for each subsequent replacement. This cost may be based on... Agent: Cork Group Trading Ltd.
20130035148 - Systems and methods for assisting players in arranging hands for table games: A system and method for enabling play of a casino table card game. Multiple randomized sets of playing cards of known composition are formed and delivered, and are set by following automatically generated house way instructions. An automatic card shuffler is configured to deliver randomized sets of physical cards, the... Agent: Shuffle Master, Inc.
20130035149 - Systems and methods for retail lottery-style games: Systems and methods for retail lottery-style games are disclosed. In one particular exemplary embodiment, a map-based lottery game is established, by at least one processor, that is scheduled to have a lottery drawing, where the map-based lottery game includes a gameboard made up of a plurality of units each selectable... Agent: Roboreus Limited
20130035152 - Community lines game apparatus: The claimed embodiments contemplate methods, systems and apparatuses directed to gaming machines that provide a common reel display for multiple players. Various combinations of reel lines, utilized to determine possible wins from symbols across multiple reels, of the reel display, may be available to the players. For example, a first... Agent:
20130035153 - Secondary game initiated after a loss: A gaming system and method for use in one or more casino establishments for offering a secondary game initiated after a loss. The gaming machine and method are offered on electronic gaming machines such as slot machines and video poker machines, but may also be deployed in other forms such... Agent: Deforest Fox, LLP
20130035150 - Slot machine game with alternating wild symbol: A game is provided including an alternating wild symbol feature, known in a preferred embodiment as the “Flip'n Wild.” The feature preferably occurs during the reel spin of a base game play, the wild symbols are placed before the reels stop. The Flip'n Wild symbol moves right or left and... Agent:
20130035151 - Slot machine game with alternating wild symbol: A modified pick selection bonus game feature is provided including picking hidden selections to accumulate matching symbols and win a prize. The game includes improved features such as a prize bump bonus symbols to increase the value of all available bonus prizes.... Agent: Multimedia Games, Inc.
20130035154 - Gaming system, method, and program product with paytable enhancements: A method includes displaying a number of enhancement symbols concurrently on a display device included at a gaming machine through which a wagering game may be played. The wagering game has a paytable providing at least one award level correlated to a payout value. Each of the displayed enhancement symbols... Agent: Multimedia Games, Inc.
20130035155 - Amusement device featuring virtual currency support across multiple games: An amusement device includes a touchscreen display and an input component that receives value in order to establish one or more playable credits. The one or more credits are used to permit play of at least one of a plurality of electronic games. A controller is configured to (i) select... Agent: Ami Entertainment Network, Inc.
20130035156 - Game of chance on input of currency for amusement devices: A method of awarding a bonus for a play session of a user of an amusement device is disclosed. The amusement device has a display, a memory and a controller. The method includes receiving, by the amusement device, an input of currency from the user. A game of chance sequence... Agent: Ami Entertainment Network, Inc.
20130035157 - Methods and systems for interfacing with a third-party application: A system for interfacing with a third-party application is described. The system includes a third-party device, a server-based system configured to communicate with the third-party device, and a gaming device configured to communicate with the server-based system to display content of the product or service. The gaming device is configured... Agent: Igt
20130035158 - Low-friction response in a social game: A method for performing a social project in a video game is provided. A session of the video game for a primary user is initiated, and a social project is initiated within the session of the video game. One or more secondary users are determined from a social graph of... Agent: Zynga Inc.
20130035161 - Amusement device including provision for tracking a player's top score: A method of tracking electronic game score information for a plurality of players participating in an amusement system is disclosed. The amusement system includes at least one amusement device communicating with a central server over a network. The amusement device has a display, a memory storing a plurality of electronic... Agent: Ami Entertainment Network, Inc.
20130035159 - Gaming machine with enhanced rf-shielding enclosure: A gaming terminal includes a housing defining an exterior of the gaming terminal. The gaming terminal includes one or more displays disposed along the housing. The one or more displays are adapted to display, in response to a wager, a wagering game. The gaming terminal also includes a substantially closed... Agent: Wms Gaming Inc.
20130035162 - Navigation system having preference region adjustment mechanism and method of operation thereof: A method of operation of a navigation system includes: receiving a game search preference; locating a compliant opponent location conformant to the game search preference; identifying a first preference region encompassing the compliant opponent location; locating a noncompliant opponent location violating the game search preference; and adjusting the first preference... Agent: Telenav, Inc.
20130035160 - Swinging motherboard for amusement device: An amusement device having a display, a memory and a controller. The amusement device includes a housing defining an internal cavity and a chassis secured to the housing and defining a chassis plane. The chassis is positioned at least partially within the internal cavity. A control board support defines a... Agent: Ami Entertainment Network, Inc.
20130035163 - System and method for gaming utilizing a mobile device: A method and system (10) is provided for playing an interactive mobile device based game system though a communication network. The communication network includes at least one system central server (13) and database (14) accessible to the internet or other communication networks. The system further includes any number of mobile... Agent: Sandbox Software, LLC
20130035164 - Automated apparent responses in massively multiplayer online games: Software at a massively multiplayer online (MMO) game website receives a request for assistance with a game task from a first player of a MMO game. The software transmits the request to a second player of the MMO game who is associated with the first player through a relationship recognized... Agent:
20130035165 - Information provision apparatus and program: An information provision apparatus includes a storage section that stores item data, an update section that updates the item data when an item quantity change event has occurred during a first game that is executed by a first terminal, and a control section that causes a communication section to transmit... Agent: Namco Bandai Games Inc.
20130035166 - Method of operating an online game using a globe-shaped controller: The present invention provides methods for controlling the viewpoint upon a digital game space using a globe-shaped object displayed on a computer monitor or video screen. In a preferred embodiment, a player rotates a globe in the desired direction to simultaneously rotate the viewpoint upon a game space in the... Agent:
20130035168 - System and method for management of settings groups in amusement devices: A method of assigning configuration settings to one ore more amusement devices is described. Each of the amusement devices has a display, a memory and a controller. The method includes establishing, at a central server, an operator account for an amusement device operator, the operator account associated with one or... Agent: Ami Entertainment Network, Inc.
20130035167 - Systems, methods, and devices for message based gameplay: In part, the invention relates to processor-based methods, systems, and devices relating to games implemented using messaging data, such as the contents of SMS messages, fee structures and rate selection relating to the same. The games are suitable for playing on end-user devices, such as computers, mobile phones, and mobile... Agent: Velti Mobile Platforms Limited
20130035169 - Game device, control method for game device and information recording medium: In a game device, a receiver receives operation input from a player. A determiner, for each of a plurality of game tasks that are stored in a memory and that indicates a time and a type of operation that the player is to perform, determines a degree of matching between... Agent: Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd.Previous industry: Books, strips, and leaves for manifolding
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