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Listing for abstract view: USPTO application #, Title, Abstract excerpt,Patent Agent. Listing format for list view: USPTO National Class full category number, title of the patent application. 05/16/2013 > 49 patent applications in 16 patent subcategories.
20130122977 - Game machine, program for realizing game machine, and method of displaying objects in game: A game machine is provided that displays an attack direction in a 3D virtual game space when a player character is attacked, such that the human player can readily recognize the attack direction. In the game machine that activates the player character and an enemy character that attacks the player... Agent: Capcom Co., Ltd.
20130122979 - Computing a target speed in a virtual racing environment: A target speed profile for a specified racer is computed at various points along a track. The calculation is based on the real world physics of the racing environment and incorporates physical characteristics of the track, including curvature, undulation, and/or camber. A lateral acceleration component is developed to limit the... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20130122978 - System and method of an interactive multiple participant game: A plurality of linked gaming machines are disclosed that enhance the community participation and enjoyment of a game on multiple gaming machines. Players participate in an interactive game, either simultaneously, alternatively or in a systematic sequence, as a group or community. The participating players compete in the game such that... Agent: Case Venture Management, LLC
20130122980 - Interactive mobile learning (iml) platform: A computer implemented learning and assessment apparatus includes a database having at least one set of educational game parameters, a processor operable to receive input signals from a user of the apparatus, and a human readable display. Game logic of the apparatus is operable to generate a game-based learning experience... Agent:
20130122981 - Gaming systems, gaming devices and methods providing time based game sessions with changing values: Various embodiments of the present disclosure are generally directed to gaming systems, gaming devices and methods that provide time based game sessions that each include a plurality of wagering events, wherein if one of the plurality of wagering events results in or is associated with a designated change outcome, a... Agent: Igt
20130122985 - Method of gaming, a game controller and a gaming system: A method of gaming comprising: receiving an input indicative that a player accepts deferred payment in respect of at least one award awardable during play of a game; conducting the play to determine whether the at least one award is made; and providing an entitlement to the player to enable... Agent:
20130122982 - Method, circuit, device, system, and corresponding computer readable code for facilitating communication with and among interactive devices: Disclosed, is to a method, circuit, device, system, and corresponding computer readable code for facilitating communication with and among one or more interactive devices. An interactive device, in accordance with the present invention, comprises an acoustic sensor to sense one or more acoustic signals, a signal recognition circuitry to recognize... Agent: Toy Toy Toy Ltd.
20130122984 - Methods and apparatus for a distributed bonus scheme using simulated scatter reactions: Methods and apparatus for a distributed bonus scheme using simulated scatter reactions are disclosed. An example method of operating a gaming device in a gaming system includes receiving a trigger that initiates a first bonus decision in a first gaming device. Further, the example method includes calculating, using a programmed... Agent: Aristocrat Technologies Australia Pty Limited
20130122983 - Self-contained dice shaker system: The disclosure relates generally to different devices, methods, systems, and computer program products for a self-contained dice shaker assembly. The self-contained dice shaker assembly may include a container device defining an opening into an interior configured for receipt of one or more dice and a sensor assembly in communication with... Agent: Igt
20130122991 - Community award distribution system: Disclosed are community award distribution systems and related methods, which are arranged to control an award made to a use 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
20130122990 - 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
20130122992 - Method for enhancing winning outcomes in a reel spinning game: A method for enhancing the outcome of a reel spinning game having one or more shared award-modifier reels is disclosed. The method includes: providing a game including a first set of reels, a second set of reels, and a shared base award-multiplier reel positioned adjacent to a first and second... Agent: Bally Gaming, Inc.
20130122989 - Multiple-game gaming machine: A gaming machine includes a gaming console. A display is mounted in the gaming console for displaying a wagering game and its result. A controller controls operation of the game, the controller displaying the result of a first game on the display, making payment of a prize if the first... Agent:
20130122987 - System and method for slot machine game associated with financial market indicators: System and methods related to wagering, such as slot machines and/or other electronic games. Some wagering may relate to market indicators, market lines, and/or stop commands.... Agent:
20130122986 - Wager market creation and management: Methods and systems are provided herewith for creating and managing wagers on possible states within a live event, such as possible outcomes of subparts of a sporting event or other possible occurrences within the event. An initial state and multiple possible future states of a performance parameter of the event... Agent:
20130122988 - Wagering game having a continuous reel strip populating more than one evaluation window: A gaming system for conducting a wagering game includes at least one input device, at least one display device, and at least one processor. The gaming system further includes at least one memory device that stores a plurality of instructions that, when executed by the at least one processor, cause... Agent: Wms Gaming Inc.
20130122999 - Configuring and controlling gaming contests: A wagering game system and its operations are described herein. In some embodiments, the operations can include detecting wagering game activity that occurs prior to an end of a wagering game contest. The operations can further include computing an expected value of an award for the wagering game contest based... Agent: Wms Gaming, Inc.
20130123000 - Game apparatus: A game apparatus has an operation unit and a radio communication unit for performing radio communication with the outside and a connection unit that establishes a connection with an external terminal device via the radio communication unit, and stores the number of credits in association with a player ID obtained... Agent: Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd.
20130122998 - Gaming system, gaming device and method for determining an outcome of a secondary game based on one or more events which occur in association with a primary game: In various embodiments, the gaming system, gaming device, and gaming method disclosed herein includes an accumulation sequence and a competition sequence. In one embodiment, the gaming system includes competitor points which determine (i) a competitor's eligibility to participate in the competition sequence and (ii) the competitor's relative probability of success... Agent: Igt
20130122995 - Integrating wagering games and player communities: In some embodiments of the inventive subject matter, a method includes: presenting a wagering game on a wagering game machine; detecting, during the wagering game, a trigger for a bonus game; presenting player-selectable bonus game options on a display device of the wagering game machine; detecting sign-on to an account... Agent: Wms Gaming, Inc
20130122993 - Method and system for issueing in-game reward: Embodiments of the present invention set forth a method for issuing an in-game virtual reward by visiting a physical location. The method includes offering an incentive for obtaining an opt-in authorization from a device; receiving the opt-in authorization from the device after the incentive is determined to be accepted; requesting... Agent:
20130122994 - Partial credits cashout gaming unit: A system or method providing a player to cashout half of credits accumulated during gaming. Anonymous cashing out of credit is available to a player through routes both external and internal to a gaming machine.... Agent: Bally Gaming, Inc.
20130122997 - Session monitoring on gaming machines: A method, gaming machine and gaming system is described that provides for session information monitoring. Session information is formed by monitoring play of a game by a player on a gaming machine. At the option of the player of the gaming machine the session information is either combined with session... Agent:
20130122996 - Sorting games of chance: In various embodiments a display may allow a secondary player to select a game of an appropriate primary player.... Agent:
20130123001 - Gaming machine including a feature gamble: A gaming machine has a display and a game controller arranged to control images of symbols displayed on the display. The game controller is arranged to play a game wherein at least one random event is caused to be displayed on the display and, if a predefined winning event occurs,... Agent: Aristocrat Technologies Australia Pty Limited
20130123002 - App rating system: A technique to automatically provide assistance with the selection of an app for an electronic game is described. An apparatus may comprise an app rating application arranged to receive as input game performance information representing gameplay of an electronic game. The app rating application may process the game performance information... Agent: Cbs Interactive Inc.
20130123003 - Automatic detection of deviant players in massively multiplayer online role playing games (mmogs): Gold farming refers to the illicit practice of gathering and selling virtual goods in online games for real money. Although around one million gold farmers engage in gold farming related activities, to date a systematic study of identifying gold farmers has not been done. Here data is used from the... Agent: Regents Of The University Of Minnesota
20130123007 - Behavioral biometrics for authentication in computing environments: Techniques for authenticating one or more entities are disclosed. Authentication can be performed based on one or more attributes associated with an image and/or input provided in connection with an image. The image is effectively provided for authenticating one or more entities associated with a computing environment. The attributes which... Agent: Igt
20130123008 - Method and system for detecting bot scum in massive multiplayer online role playing game: Provided are a method and system for detecting a bot in a Massive Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game (MMORPG) online and in real time. By analyzing a communication pattern between a client and a server, the bot is detected based on parameters such as data length, inter-arrival time and data... Agent: Snu R&db Foundation
20130123005 - Online immersive environment and wagering games: A method includes defining a number of locations in an online immersive environment, wherein each of the number of locations includes a number of games. The defining includes defining a rule set for a location. The rule set includes a rule that defines access to a game. The access to... Agent: Wms Gaming, Inc.
20130123004 - Speculative rendering using historical player data: Technologies are presented for reducing lag time via speculative graphics rendering in cloud based gaming. In some examples, historical data about statistically relevant large populations of players is provided. The historical data may include state transitions through various game locations or situations. In some of the game locations there may... Agent: Empire Technology Development, LLC
20130123006 - Tournament gaming systems: Various embodiments are directed to gaming systems, gaming devices, and methods for presenting tournament games. According to one embodiment, a gaming system for presenting tournament games includes a plurality of gaming devices in communication with a tournament server as well as a plurality of tournament displays positioned throughout a gaming... Agent: Bally Gaming, Inc.
20130123011 - Detecting and preventing bots and cheating in online gaming: Methods and devices are provided for detecting and/or preventing cheating in online gaming. Some implementations provide gaming information in formats that are difficult for a bot to interpret, but which are preferably easy for humans to interpret. Some implementations of the invention involve the tracking and analysis of players' gaming... Agent: Igt
20130123009 - Intelligent board game system with visual marker based object tracking and identification: An object tracking system comprising one or more objects, a processing device, a memory device and one or more cameras. Each of the objects comprise a unique visual marker positioned on a top surface of the object, wherein the unique visual marker comprises a series of concentric rings that represent... Agent: Tweedletech, LLC
20130123012 - User interface system and method for a gaming machine: An embedded user interface is equipped with a touch screen and audio device to operate as a user interface (UI) terminal to provide a gaming machine with the capability of executing applications from one or more web servers, and local applications executing in the gaming machine, simultaneously. The user interface... Agent: Bally Gaming, Inc.
20130123010 - Video switcher and touch router method for multi-layer displays: A gaming method for presenting both gaming content based video signals and secondary video signals over a multi-layer touch screen display using a multiple Display Manager system is disclosed. First and second display managers are configured to receive game content video signals from a gaming controller and secondary video signals... Agent: Bally Gaming, Inc.
20130123013 - Projection of interactive game environment: The projection of an interactive game environment image on one or more surfaces. The interactive game environment image may be a three dimensional image, or may be two dimensional. Data is received that represents virtual objects that are spatially positioned in virtual space. An image is then projected on the... Agent: M.e.p. Games Inc.
20130123015 - Image sensor, operation method thereof and apparatuses incuding the same: An operation method of an image sensor includes determining a distance between the image sensor and an object, and activating at least one of a color pixel, a depth pixel and a thermal pixel included in a pixel array of the image sensor based on a determined distance and a... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20130123016 - Information-processing device, information-processing system, information-processing method, and computer-readable storage medium: An exemplary information-processing device includes: a first receiving unit configured to receive plural categories for each of which a search condition is set, from a configuration device via a network; a first display control unit configured to control a display unit to display the received plural categories; a selecting unit... Agent: Nintendo Co., Ltd.
20130123014 - Method for controlling computer that is held and operated by user: When a cube has been selected, and a touch operation has been canceled, a retouch determination area that is larger than the original selection area for selecting the cube is set based on a touch cancellation position. When a retouch operation has been detected within the retouch determination area after... Agent: Namco Bandai Games Inc.
20130123020 - Dynamic playbook: experimentation platform for social networks: Embodiments are directed towards dynamically managing contextual recommendations that can fee employed with content when provided to a channel. A test for a variable having at least two outcomes may be determined to be employed with selected-content. Each outcome may correspond to a different contextual recommendation. An outcome to employ... Agent: Wetpaint.com, Inc.
20130123021 - Gamer grouping and selection systems and methods: Gamer grouping and selection systems and methods are disclosed. According to an aspect, a method includes receiving data associated with a plurality of gamers. The method also includes analyzing the data to assign each of the gamers to one of multiple gamer groups. Further, the method includes providing a search... Agent: Gamerconnect LLC
20130123018 - Integration of multiple games: Methods, systems, and computer programs are presented for providing online games. One method includes operations for providing access to a plurality of online games and to a wrapper game, where each of the online games, as well as the wrapper game, are directly accessible utilizing a corresponding internet address which... Agent: Zynga Inc.
20130123019 - System and method for managing audio and video channels for video game players and spectators: A computer-implemented system and method are described for managing audio chat for an online video game or application. For example, a system according to one embodiment comprises: an online video game or application execution engine to execute an online video game or application in response to input from one or... Agent:
20130123017 - Systems and methods for providing online sweepstakes: A sweepstakes solution-generating computer system includes a processor and a memory for storing computer-executable instructions causing the computer system to receive sweepstakes parameters for a proposed sweepstakes (the sweepstakes parameters including sponsor information and prize information) and provide an indication of whether the value of the prizes identified by the... Agent:
20130123023 - Information processing apparatus: Provided is an information processing apparatus capable of, even during a period in which an application program is not executed, presenting, to a user, information on an execution content of the application program. The information processing apparatus acquires display element information output by the application program during an execution of... Agent: Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.
20130123022 - Information-processing device, information-processing system, information-processing method, and computer-readable storage medium: An exemplary information-processing device includes: a switching unit configured to switch an operating mode of the information-processing device to an active mode or a sleep mode; a receiving unit configured to receive, when the information-processing device is in the active mode, an instruction to download data specified by a user;... Agent: Nintendo Co., Ltd.
20130123024 - Self defense hand band: A protective device to be worn around the wrist of the user may include a wristband to be positioned around the wrist of the user and a hand band to be positioned around the wrist of the user in a first state and to be positioned around the hand of... Agent:
20130123025 - Game-based advertising system and method: A game-based system and method are provided which employ a central system controller and a plurality of interactive display terminals geographically dispersed from the system controller. Players interact with the display terminals via respective, anonymous recognition codes (ARCs). The display terminals are configured to record a session data set on... Agent:05/09/2013 > 35 patent applications in 22 patent subcategories.
20130116019 - Game machine, program for realizing game machine, and method of displaying objects in game: A game machine is provided that displays an attack direction in a 3D virtual game space when a player character is attacked, such that the human player can readily recognize the attack direction. In the game machine that activates the player character and an enemy character that attacks the player... Agent: Capcom Co., Ltd.
20130116020 - Motion-sensitive controller and associated gaming applications: A wireless input device for playing an interactive motion-sensitive game using a wireless-compatible game console in which a virtual play environment is represented through one or more computer-animated visual, aural or tactile effects is provided wherein game play is conducted by moving, shaking, twisting, waving or pointing the input device... Agent: Creative Kingdoms, LLC
20130116021 - Games simulator: The invention relates to a games simulator having a user control element, a monitor, a computer, and a vibration mechanism that are connected to the monitor. In order for the user to receive information about a vehicle's speed of motion without having to employ any visual elements, a computer is... Agent: Ooo "paritÄ T-zentr"
20130116022 - Techniques to automatically provide assistance for electronic games: Techniques to automatically provide assistance for electronic games are described. An apparatus may comprise a game strategy application arranged to receive as input game telemetry information representing gameplay of an electronic video game on a client device. The game strategy application may process the game telemetry information to determine whether... Agent: Cbs Interactive Inc.
20130116023 - Apparatus and method for playing a modified version of baccarat: An apparatus for providing an electronic, modified version of baccarat, comprises a user interface configured to detect receipt of a first bet from a game participant prior to commencement of a round of game play, a display for displaying visual information to the game participant, a data processing unit coupled... Agent:
20130116024 - Deck restoration in game series: Embodiments related to conducting a wagering game according to the rules of a base game includes defining a finite set of game indicia. In some embodiments the player plays multiple sequential game hand by placing a wager, receiving game indicia from the finite set cumulatively excluding any game indicia previously... Agent: Cfph, LLC
20130116025 - Method for playing a card game: A card game having multiple rounds of play. The player places first and second bets that correspond to a first and second round of play, respectively. The first round is Blackjack wherein the player receives two cards. The player will win the Blackjack round if either the player attains Blackjack... Agent:
20130116026 - Apparatus and method for playing poker-style games involving a draw: An apparatus and method for enhancing participation in gaming activities that involve replacement items, replacement cards, or other draw-type activity. A player is allowed to hold cards (or other items) of a starting hand/payline. Multiple sets of potential replacement cards are provided, from which the player can select the desired... Agent: King Show Games, Inc.
20130116031 - Convertible in-revenue and out-of-revenue gaming system and method with a real-time player dashboard display: A convertible in-revenue and out-of-revenue gaming system is disclosed that includes a server connected to automatically convert operating modes and control in-revenue and out-of-revenue operation of one or more banks of gaming machines wherein each of the gaming machines includes a video camera connected to capture live player video feed... Agent: Multimedia Games, Inc.
20130116027 - Gaming apparatus and systems: Gaming apparatus, e.g. an Electronic Gaming Machine (EGM) (1), includes a controller (2) for implementing e.g. a slot-machine game, a poker game or the like. The EGM (1) displays a gaming image on a display (5), e.g. virtual symbol reels or card hands, and receives player instructions via an input... Agent: Dynamite Games Pty Ltd
20130116029 - Gaming controller, device and method of gaming: A method of awarding a jackpot, the method including determining whether a jackpot trigger, which is configured to occur based on a monetary turnover value associated with a gaming device, has occurred within a predefined period of time; and causing the jackpot trigger to occur irrespective of the monetary turnover... Agent: Aristocrat Technologies Australia Pty Limited
20130116030 - Gaming system and a method of gaming: A gaming system arranged to implement a probabilistic game is disclosed. The system includes an outcome evaluator arranged to determine whether an outcome of an implemented game corresponds to a winning outcome, and a game recorder arranged to record video information indicative of a winning outcome occurring in a game... Agent: Aristocrat Technologies Australia Pty Limited
20130116028 - Wagering game with dual-play feature: Multi-player games that foster cooperation or competition between players. A multi-player wagering game system includes a first display to display a first wagering game; a first input device corresponding to the first display to accept input from a first player; a second display to display a second wagering game, the... Agent: Wms Gaming Inc.
20130116032 - Game of chance systems and methods: In various embodiments, players may wager regarding multiple outcomes.... Agent: Cfph, LLC
20130116033 - Rotor-based gaming device having a secondary award system: A game system including a plurality of symbols, a rotor and an award amount. The plurality of symbols include at least one secondary award group of the symbols. A wager is placeable on the secondary award group. The rotor displays the symbols and a plurality of ball landings adjacent to... Agent: Igt
20130116034 - Gaming device with special symbol: A gaming machine that provides a game in which an array of symbol positions are populated with game symbols from a set of game symbols, the set of game symbols including ordinary game symbols and at least one special symbol, the gaming machine being adapted to award an award if... Agent: Aristocrat Technologies Australia Pty Limited
20130116035 - Dry-erasable game board: A travel game-board activity kit is provided. The activity kit includes a plurality of dry-erase marking instruments, a plurality of magnetic game pieces, and a plurality of pages having game-board images printed thereon. The plurality of pages includes one or more magnetic sections, and a surface configured to accept markings... Agent: Crayola LLC
20130116036 - Method and layout for a craps game: The invention includes methods of playing craps. Wagering area(s) are provided. Bets are placed on the areas. A come out roll is performed. Subsequent rolls are performed if the come out roll does not terminate the round, and a payout is awarded to players who placed Point 7 wagers if... Agent:
20130116037 - Method and apparatus for triggering a bonus: Embodiments of the present invention are directed to a bonus game that is common to a bank of electronic gaming devices. One or more pools accrue with each wager placed. A player qualifies to play the bonus game when at least one tracked player or game criterion, such as wagers... Agent: Patent Investment & Licensing Company
20130116038 - Game with chance element and tax indicator: In various embodiments a player of a gaming device or mobile gaming device is presented with an indication of a payout amount less any taxes that would be owed for the payout.... Agent: Cfph, LLC
20130116040 - Gaming system having multiple gaming machnes which provide bonus awards: A gaming system including a central server linked to a plurality of gaming machines and a plurality of bonus awards. The central server monitors wagers on the gaming machines. Based at least in part on the wagers the central server determines when bonus events will occur and which gaming machine(s)... Agent: Igt
20130116041 - Method and apparatus for providing a complimentary service to a player: Systems and methods are provided for providing a service to a player using a player device. A indication of a player identifier which corresponds to a player of a gaming device is received. A player device is provided to the player. A service to provide the player is determined based... Agent: Igt
20130116039 - Method and system for distributed syndicate gaming: A gaming system comprising gaming machine terminal means operable by at least one member of a syndicate of members, server means for monitoring interactions on the gaming machine terminal means, wherein the gaming machine terminal means and the server means are linked by a communications network and a syndicate member... Agent:
20130116042 - Systems and methods of playing a progressive game: A computer-implemented method of playing a game on a plurality of networked terminals comprises receiving a plurality of requests to play the first game, facilitating play of the first game on at least one of the plurality of networked terminals, triggering play of a second game at a particular point... Agent: Gateway Systems, LLC
20130116043 - Gaming device having multiple different types of progressive awards: 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
20130116044 - Network multi-player trivia-based game and contest: The present disclosure relates to computer-implemented methods, computer-readable media, and computer systems for providing a location-aware, trivia-based, massively-multiplayer online game and contest. One computer-implemented method includes authenticating a user for access to an asynchronous, turn-based, massively-multiplayer online game (MMOG) with user account log-in information received from a client computing apparatus... Agent:
20130116045 - Server based gaming system and method for providing deferral of bonus events: A gaming system including a central server linked to a plurality of gaming machines. The gaming system includes a bonus event unit based system to provide one or more awards to one or more players. Such bonus event units are accumulated by a player based on one or more events... Agent: Igt
20130116047 - Game system, control method, and a storage medium storing a computer program used thereof: A gaming system is provided with a monitor for displaying and outputting a gaming screen, a touch panel superposed upon the monitor, and an external storage device for storing sequence data in which an operational period of the touch panel has been described. In addition, the gaming system displays upon... Agent:
20130116046 - Method and system for rendering virtual in-game environments: Disclosed in some examples is a method of providing a computer-implemented game, the method includes rendering a display of a virtual in-game environment comprising an unlocked area and a locked area, an in-game player character controlled by a player of the game having access to the unlocked areas but being... Agent: Zynga Inc.
20130116048 - Multi-media interactive play system: A multi-media interactive play system has a number of play elements situated in a variety of play environments or play media. The play elements are linked to a common record of participant performance, progress, character attributes, etc. The participant's performance in the play elements determines the play elements to which... Agent: Creative Kingdoms,llc
20130116049 - Time-of-flight camera with guided light: A time-of-flight 3D camera and related method for illuminating a camera field of view and capturing return image light are disclosed herein. In one example, the time-of-flight 3D camera includes a light source that emits source light along an optical axis, and a collimator that receives and collimates the source... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20130116050 - Transaction product with selectively illuminated buttons: A transaction product includes an electrical assembly, a housing, a button, and an account identifier. The electrical assembly includes a light. The housing substantially encloses the electrical assembly including the light, wherein the housing defines an exterior surface and an aperture extending through the exterior surface. The button has a... Agent: Target Brands, Inc.
20130116051 - Motion-sensitive input device and associated camera for sensing gestures: A wireless input device for playing an interactive motion-sensitive game using a wireless-compatible game console in which a virtual play environment is represented through one or more computer-animated visual, aural or tactile effects is provided wherein game play is conducted by moving, shaking, twisting, waving or pointing the input device... Agent: Creative Kingdoms, LLC
20130116052 - Server, game device, and program executed by said server: In a system comprising the disclosed server and a plurality of player terminals, it is possible to suitably and easily alter the accessories and character class of player characters. The server has: a memory means that stores player character data of a plurality of player terminals; a means that confers... Agent:
20130116053 - System and method for providing a personalized media consumption experience: There are presented systems and methods for enabling an association of media information relating to a playback of a media content file with a medium containing the media content file. In one embodiment, such a method for use by a playback device comprises obtaining a unique identifier present on the... Agent: Disney Enterprises, Inc.05/02/2013 > 30 patent applications in 15 patent subcategories.
20130109451 - Game system, control method therefor, and a storage medium storing a computer program: The disclosed game system is provided with a large monitor (4), two gun-shaped controllers (5), and a small monitor (7) provided on each controller (5). Said game system: creates a virtual three-dimensional game space (GW) for playing a game; generates two-dimensional images related to a prescribed extent of a part... Agent:
20130109452 - Interactive learning using an advisory services network: Interactive learning techniques are provided for using serious games as a learning tool. Using serious games as a learning utility improves the ability of employees to learn complex business challenges facing its customers or employer by providing contextual data through play. Players evaluate evidence for relevancy in its ability to... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20130109453 - Talent identification within an advisory services network: Systems and methods are provided to identify talent within a gaming platform such as an advisory services network. Within the context of a serious game designed around complex business problems, employees of an organization can make player contributions to the game wherein those player contributions can be ranked and categorized... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20130109454 - Performing an automatic fold-out command and assigning player entries in an online card game: A method, computer system, and computer program product to implement an automatic fold-out command in an online card game. The system can automatically assign the player-entry of the player to a new table.... Agent:
20130109455 - Method and apparatus for using upstream communication in a card shuffler: A security system for a casino table card game has a casino table with i) indicia thereon for the placement of wagers, ii) a data entry system with an associated computer, and iii) sensors that can detect the placement of at least one specific category of wager; a shuffling device... Agent: Shfl Entertainment, Inc.
20130109456 - Computer-aided online card games having parallel payouts: A method, computer system, and computer program product to award a benchmark prize to a game participant in an online card game. The method commences by receiving an opt-in wager from a game participant to participate in one or more forms of parallel competition, then receiving a plurality of cards... Agent:
20130109457 - System, device and method for paperless wagering and payment of winnings: A transaction card facilitates typical consumer transactions as well as transactions related to lottery offerings and can incorporate a reader terminal to associate lottery tickets with the transaction instrument. New gaming opportunities tied to the instrument are also facilitated, including a personalized guaranteed prize structure, a personalized and/or localized jackpot... Agent: Gtech Corporation
20130109461 - Gaming machine: A game machine has a back side display unit composed of reels for displaying back patterns, and a front side display unit composed of transparent EL panels for displaying overlapping patterns overlapping with the back patterns. The back side display unit and the front side display unit are disposed not... Agent: Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd.
20130109458 - Gaming machine with horizontal scrolling and matching: A gaming machine with horizontal scrolling and matching is disclosed. The gaming machine features an array of multiple game positions each having a plurality of horizontal segments. Each horizontal segment has at least one element selected from a first plurality of possible elements to form a plurality of individual contiguous... Agent: Incredible Technologies, Inc.
20130109460 - Gaming system and a method of gaming: A gaming system comprising: a display; a memory storing reel data defining a plurality of reels, each reel comprising a set of symbols in a symbol sequence; and a game controller arranged to: select symbols from the reel data for display at a plurality of display positions, the selection of... Agent: Aristocrat Technologies Australia Pty Limited
20130109459 - Gaming system, gaming device and method for determining an outcome of a secondary game based on one or more events which occur in association with a primary game: In various embodiments, the gaming system, gaming device, and gaming method disclosed herein includes an accumulation sequence and a competition sequence. In one embodiment, the gaming system includes competitor points which determine (i) a competitor's eligibility to participate in the competition sequence and (ii) the competitor's relative probability of success... Agent: Igt
20130109462 - Gaming system and method of operating a gaming system providing wagering control features for wagering games: A gaming system and method provides wagering control features for application in multi-stakes, multi-player wagering games. Players have the option to choose one of a plurality of different modes at the beginning of a gaming session. Depending on which mode is selected, the wagering control feature or features available to... Agent: Igt
20130109463 - Multivendor progressive gaming system: A method of facilitating the play of a progressive game and a system for facilitating the play of a progressive game are disclosed. The method may include accruing a portion of wagers to a multi-vendor progressive prize fund, tracking the total amount accrued to the multi-vendor progressive prize fund by... Agent: Spielo International Canada, Ulc
20130109466 - Class ii/class iii hybrid gaming machine, system and methods: The present invention provides a gaming machine that can play both Class II and Class III games. Some implementations provide a gaming machine that has certain features (e.g., a true random number generator or “RNG”) enabled for Class III play and disabled for Class II play. Some aspects of the... Agent: Igt
20130109464 - Game system, server, game-system control method, server control method, and storage medium: A user terminal can receive game arcade information corresponding to the user of the user terminal from a server as a game arcade information acknowledgement. The user can select therefrom to specify a game arcade where a game machine in which a game element is made to appear is installed.... Agent: Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd.
20130109465 - Method of playing a gifted game: The present invention provides methods for sending and receiving an online game shared amongst a plurality of recipients whom may collect awards from each other via electronic funds transfers. In a preferred embodiment, a game randomly distributes a predetermined amount of electronic funds amongst selected recipients, as described in more... Agent:
20130109467 - Transaction method and a method of controlling use of a game: In an example, a gaming device includes a license module, the license module arranged to determine, prior to allowing execution of program code of a game having an associated license, whether the license is a fixed term license or a continual term license, and, if the license is a fixed... Agent: Aristocrat Technologies Australia Pty Limited
20130109468 - Game processing system, game processing method, game processing apparatus, and computer-readable storage medium having game processing program stored therein: An exemplary game system and the like which do not impair ease of playing a game are provided. An exemplary game system for performing game processing includes: an operation processing section configured to control a player character in a virtual space on the basis of an operation of a player;... Agent: Nintendo Co., Ltd.
20130109472 - Game apparatus: The present invention is directed to provide a game apparatus and a game program, which are capable of more strategically conducting a battle with an enemy character, deepening interest, winning a battle with a formidable enemy even without any level up, and enjoying a game that is rich in strategic... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Square Enix (also Trading As Square Enix Co., Ltd.)
20130109470 - Game processing system, game processing method, game processing apparatus, and computer-readable storage medium having game processing program stored therein: An exemplary game system and the like which do not impair ease of playing a game are provided. The exemplary game system displaying a scene including a predetermined object located in a virtual space includes: an object locating section configured to locate a polygon model as the object in the... Agent: Nintendo Co., Ltd.
20130109471 - Game system and computer program for same: A game system (1) is provided with a monitor (3) which displays a game screen, a touch panel (4) which accepts an operation of a player and a sequence data storage device which stores sequence data in which operation time of the touch panel (4) during a game is described.... Agent:
20130109475 - Game system, control method therefor, and a storage medium storing a computer program: Disclosed is a game system wherein two-dimensional images are generated on the basis of a virtual three-dimensional space used in the progression of a game, and a game screen using said two-dimensional images is displayed on a large monitor (4). Said game system is provided with: small monitors (7) separate... Agent:
20130109473 - Game system, game device, storage medium having game program stored thereon, and game process method: An example game system has a terminal device and a plurality of controller devices. The game system moves a first object, which is arranged in a predetermined game space, in accordance with an operation performed on the terminal device; and moves a plurality of second objects in accordance with operations... Agent: Nintendo Co., Ltd.
20130109469 - Method and apparatus for revectoring game displays: The present disclosure relates to methods and apparatus for providing an enhanced game play experience via enabling a player to engage in game play on a primary portion of a display while simultaneously receiving separate, unassociated media displayed on at least one secondary portion of the display.... Agent: Scientific Games International, Inc.
20130109474 - Method and system for an interactive game on a mobile device: An interactive game allows a player to play a “handclapping” game on a device with a touch screen interface (mobile phone, tablet or other such device) with a 3D model or a 2D model of an animal, a person, or any other character. The player must successfully mimic the moves... Agent: Out Fit 7 Limited
20130109476 - Electronic device gaming system: One example embodiment includes an electronic device gaming system. The electronic device gaming system includes a case configured to receive an electronic device. The electronic device gaming system also includes an input device. The input device is releasably attached to the case and configured to connect electronically to the electronic... Agent: Bladepad, LLC
20130109477 - 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.
20130109478 - Game device, method of controlling a game device, and non-transitory information storage medium: A game device acquires gazing position information relating to a position where a game player is gazing at a game screen, and a first determination unit determines whether or not the game player is aware of a game character based on the gazing position information and a position of the... Agent: Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd.
20130109480 - Customizable, adaptable, multiuser computer-based role-playing method and apparatus therefor: Game client, game server, Web application server, and database server including database with data representative of a virtual world. Game client or server, or both, includes motifs, motif manager, character manager, scenes-a-faire manager, and display manager coupled to display, all in communication with game manager, and pseudorandomizer, which can instigate... Agent:
20130109479 - System and method for toy adoption and marketing: A computer system provides a virtual world. The computer system includes a server subsystem serving virtual world data, via a communication network, and receives data and/or commands. A registration subsystem, coupled to the server subsystem, verifies information from a toy, registers the toy, and determines a quantity of toys registered... Agent: Ganz04/25/2013 > 25 patent applications in 12 patent subcategories.
20130102371 - Urinal gaming system: A gaming system installable in a urinal or toilet in which a removably attached pressure and location sensor assembly can be wirelessly coupled to a data server. The data server can include a user interface allowing the user to initiate a gaming session, such as through a touch screen monitor... Agent:
20130102373 - Casino poker game: A poker game involving cards dealt to individual players and community cards used by all players, in which bets can be placed on whether a wild card is dealt into the hand of an individual player or as a community card.... Agent: Wild 52 Productions, Inc.
20130102372 - Game of chance systems and methods: In various embodiments, players may compete in a gaming context.... Agent: Cfph, LLC
20130102374 - Presenting network-wide events in network wagering venue: A wagering game system and its operations are described herein. In embodiments, the operations can include determining a player account, from a network wagering venue, that is eligible to participate in a network-wide wagering game event, and selecting the player account to be a player that performs for an audience... Agent: Wms Gaming, Inc.
20130102376 - Gaming machine reel having a rotatable dynamic display: A gaming machine reel having a motor capable of rotating the reel operatively coupled to a controller to control a reel rotation speed, a support mechanism coupled to the motor having an outer circumferential region, a rotatable display mounted on the outer circumferential region operable to rotate about an axis... Agent: Igt
20130102375 - Wagering game with expanding reels: A method for conducting a wagering game includes receiving a wager to play the wagering game. A base array of symbol positions arranged in a plurality of columns is displayed. A plurality of symbols is randomly distributed such that each of the symbol positions in the base array is associated... Agent: Wms Gaming Inc.
20130102377 - Gaming device having additional play opportunities from an initial wager: Embodiments of the present invention relate to a slot machine having a variety of methods of play to provide opportunities for receiving additional spins from the same initial wager. In one embodiment of the present invention, a game device comprises: a display device; an input device; and a processor for... Agent:
20130102378 - Gaming system, gaming device and gaming method providing additional award opportunities for an activation of a symbol generator based on an occurrence of a triggering event: A gaming system, gaming device, and gaming method including a symbol generator, where a number of awards available to the player in a single activation of the symbol generator and/or which awards are available to a player in a single activation of the symbol generator are based on an occurrence... Agent: Igt
20130102379 - Method of simulation reproductive creatures: The present invention is an interactive simulation of animate creatures. This program is a computerized method of simulating reproductive virtual pets that display complex patterns of genetic variation, but which will not consume excessive amounts of system resources. This program is comprised of computerized simulations, manufacturers, compositions of matter and... Agent:
20130102383 - Gaming system and method providing third party promotions: A gaming system and method disclosed herein enable players to earn promotional awards at gaming machines without sacrificing or surrendering player tracking points. The gaming system and method also provide value to players without the casino absorbing the cost of such value. The gaming system and method disclosed herein creates... Agent: Igt
20130102381 - Gaming system, gaming device and method for displaying multiple concurrent games using dynamic focal points: The gaming system disclosed herein changes the focal point of a display device at different points in time to assist the player in focusing on different simultaneously or concurrently played games at different points in time. Specifically, the gaming system displays a plurality of simultaneously or concurrently played games on... Agent: Igt
20130102382 - Presenting network-wide events in network wagering venue: A wagering game system and its operations are described herein. In embodiments, the operations can include determining a player account, from a network wagering venue, that is eligible to participate in a network-wide wagering game event, and selecting the player account to be a player that performs for an audience... Agent: Wms Gaming, Inc.
20130102380 - System and method for presenting a user interface that receives wager requests from users of a virtual environment: A virtual game environment may be provided to users. In views of the virtual game environment, the users may be presented with a user interface configured to receive selection and/or entry of parameters of wagers being placed by the users as part of a game. The interface may present a... Agent: Kamagames Ltd.
20130102384 - Method of gaming, a gaming system and a game controller: A method of gaming comprising conducting one or more paid game rounds initiated in response to the payment of a wager by a player and a series of one or more free game rounds initiated in response to a free game series trigger event, the method comprising: in each paid... Agent:
20130102385 - System and method for rewarding players based on personal interests or attributes: A system and method for rewarding players of wagering game with a bonus is disclosed. A database is provided for collecting and storing personal interest information from two or more players. The database comprises data fields each representing a category of personal interest information. Groups of common personal information are... Agent: Igt
20130102386 - Gaming machine with player predictable volatility: A gaming machine has a display and a game controller arranged to control images of symbols displayed on the display. The game controller is arranged to play a game wherein at least one random event is caused to be displayed on the display. If a predefined winning event occurs, the... Agent:
20130102387 - Calculating metabolic equivalence with a computing device: A method for estimating a metabolic equivalent of task for use with a computing device is provided herein. The method includes receiving input from a capture device of a user; and tracking a position of each of the plurality of joints of the user. The method further includes determining a... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20130102388 - Motion determination apparatus, game apparatus therefor, and computer program therefor: The game apparatus (1) has a fixed main unit (100) and a movable operating device (8) that is held by a player and is capable of detecting the body motion of the player and of transmitting a signal to, receiving from, the main unit (100). The operating device (8) has... Agent: Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd.
20130102390 - Gaming console having movable screen: A gaming machine has a flat panel display screen that is pivotable over a range of angles to allow the player to tilt the screen to directly face the player. The screen also can be pulled toward the player for maximum comfort. The screen has user interface controls, such as... Agent: Atronic International Gmbh
20130102389 - Video game controller for multiple users: The present invention provides a video game controller and apparatus that may be used by two or more players. The users physically manipulate the control device cooperatively to the kinesthetic feedback of the other player(s) to control the events of the video game. By working together through orientation of the... Agent:
20130102391 - Video game controller for multiple users: The present invention provides a video game controller and apparatus that may be used by two or more players. The users physically manipulate the control device cooperatively to the kinesthetic feedback of the other player(s) to control the events of the video game. By working together through orientation of the... Agent:
20130102395 - Interactive gaming utilizing a dispersed storage network: Game data is received at a dispersed storage processing unit, the game data associated with at least one of a plurality of user devices. The game data is stored in a cache memory associated with the dispersed storage processing unit. Dispersed storage metadata associated with the cached game data is... Agent: Cleversafe, Inc.
20130102394 - Location enabled gaming: Location-restricted games are enabled on wireless devices, and even personal computers, to participate online in location-restricted games such as lottery if verified to be physically present in the relevant geographic area. The location-enabled gaming device forces or otherwise triggers a network based secure location request to find the current geographic... Agent:
20130102392 - Matching system, information processing apparatus, server, matching method, and storage medium storing matching program: A game system 100, which is an example of a matching system, includes a game server 500 and a plurality of game devices 300 that are connected to the game server 500 over a network. The game system 100 includes a related player presenting section 331 for presenting, to a... Agent: Nintendo Co., Ltd.
20130102393 - Method and system for enhancing video games and video game systems: A system making use of video games and data communications external to video games is used to provide advertisements, prizes and other benefits to gamers. The prizes relate to either of real world products and services as well as content for use within the video game environment. During a video... Agent: Google Inc.Previous industry: Books, strips, and leaves for manifolding
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