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1.

CASINO FLOOR SERVICE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM AND METHOD

      
Application Number 16917341
Status Pending
Filing Date 2020-06-30
First Publication Date 2021-01-14
Owner IGT (USA)
Inventor
  • Bond, Eugene
  • Hudlow, Gandalf
  • Zhou, Jie
  • Zhao, Lu
  • Song, Naibin
  • Cheng, Hua
  • Xie, Guangzhuang
  • Yan, Wei
  • Gong, Wei

Abstract

Various embodiments of the present disclosure provide a casino floor service management system and method that integrates with a casino management system of a casino and leverages the knowledge and experience of casino floor service management system users, such as technicians, floor attendants, and hostesses, to efficiently resolve service floor events in a timely manner. Generally, the casino floor service management system of the present disclosure is configured to: (1) receive notifications from the casino management system when floor events occur, (2) automatically distinguish between service floor events and non-service floor events, (3) automatically generate work items representing the service floor events and aggregate the work items into a dynamically-updated backlog, and (4) enable casino floor service management system users to interface with the casino floor service management system to personally choose which particular work items from the backlog the casino floor service management system users will resolve.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G07F 17/32 - Coin-freed apparatus for hiring articles; Coin-freed facilities or services for games, toys, sports, or amusements

2.

ELECTRONIC GAMING MACHINE WITH EMULATED THREE DIMENSIONAL DISPLAY

      
Application Number 16937791
Status Pending
Filing Date 2020-07-24
First Publication Date 2021-01-14
Owner IGT (USA)
Inventor Maddox, Robert W.

Abstract

A gaming machine includes a processor, a video controller coupled to the processor, a display device coupled to the video controller, and an input device coupled to the processor and receiving an input from a player. The display device includes a rear display panel and a front display panel arranged between the player and the rear display panel, the front display panel including an electrochromic display panel that is spaced apart from the rear display panel in a viewing direction of the player. The video controller causes the display device to alternate between a first state for displaying a first image on the rear display panel and a second state for displaying a second image on the front display panel. In the first state, the video controller displays the first image on the rear display panel and causes the front display panel to be transparent, and in the second state, the video controller displays the second image on the rear display panel and causes the front display panel to be opaque.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G07F 17/32 - Coin-freed apparatus for hiring articles; Coin-freed facilities or services for games, toys, sports, or amusements
  • H04N 13/315 - Image reproducers for viewing without the aid of special glasses, i.e. using autostereoscopic displays using parallax barriers the parallax barriers being time-variant
  • H04N 13/398 - Synchronisation thereof; Control thereof
  • H04N 13/395 - Volumetric displays, i.e. systems where the image is built up from picture elements distributed through a volume with depth sampling, i.e. the volume being constructed from a stack or sequence of 2D image planes

3.

SPORTS BETTING TICKET HANDLING

      
Application Number 16507662
Status Pending
Filing Date 2019-07-10
First Publication Date 2021-01-14
Owner IGT (USA)
Inventor
  • Nelson, Dwayne
  • Danielson, Patrick
  • Turner, Julian

Abstract

Systems, methods and apparatus are provided. An apparatus includes a user interface, a processing circuit, a ticket printer that prints tickets that display wager data, and a memory coupled to the processing circuit. The memory includes machine readable instructions that, when executed by the processing circuit, cause the processing circuit to receive, from a player via the user interface, wager inputs corresponding to multiple wagers that correspond to predicted outcomes of multiple events that include a first event and a second event and to cause the printer to print first wager data corresponding to the first event on a first ticket and to print second wager data corresponding to the second event on a second ticket. Each of the first and second tickets include wager data corresponding to multiple ones of the wagers.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G07F 17/32 - Coin-freed apparatus for hiring articles; Coin-freed facilities or services for games, toys, sports, or amusements
  • G07F 17/42 - Coin-freed apparatus for hiring articles; Coin-freed facilities or services for ticket printing or like apparatus

4.

RETROFIT DEVICES FOR PROVIDING VIRTUAL TICKET-IN AND TICKET-OUT ON A GAMING MACHINE

      
Application Number 16933712
Status Pending
Filing Date 2020-07-20
First Publication Date 2021-01-14
Owner IGT (USA)
Inventor
  • Nelson, Dwayne R.
  • Lemay, Steven G.
  • Vasquez, Jim A.
  • Gowin, Scott T.

Abstract

A gaming system compatible with patron-controlled portable electronic devices, such as smart phones or tablet computers, is described. The gaming system can include electronic gaming machines that are compatible to receive both virtual ticket vouchers and printed ticket vouchers that are redeemable for credits on the electronic gaming machines. Information associated with a virtual ticket voucher can be stored on a patron-controlled portable electronic device and then can be wireless transmitted to the electronic gaming machines. The electronic gaming machines can be configured to issue virtual ticket vouchers and printed ticket vouchers that can be redeemed for cash or additional game play on another electronic gaming machine. In one embodiment, the electronic gaming machine can be configured to issue a virtual ticket voucher to a patron-controlled portable electronic device.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G07F 17/32 - Coin-freed apparatus for hiring articles; Coin-freed facilities or services for games, toys, sports, or amusements
  • G06Q 20/04 - Payment circuits
  • G06Q 20/32 - Payment architectures, schemes or protocols characterised by the use of specific devices using wireless devices
  • G06Q 30/02 - Marketing, e.g. market research and analysis, surveying, promotions, advertising, buyer profiling, customer management or rewards; Price estimation or determination
  • G06Q 30/08 - Auctions

5.

GAMING SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DETERMINING AWARDS BASED ON MATCHING SYMBOLS

      
Application Number 16919622
Status Pending
Filing Date 2020-07-02
First Publication Date 2021-01-14
Owner IGT (USA)
Inventor Caputo, Scott

Abstract

In various embodiments, the present disclosure relates generally to gaming systems and methods for providing an award based on matching symbols.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G07F 17/32 - Coin-freed apparatus for hiring articles; Coin-freed facilities or services for games, toys, sports, or amusements

6.

ELECTRONIC GAMING MACHINES AND ELECTRONIC GAMES USING MIXED REALITY HEADSETS

      
Application Number 16984278
Status Pending
Filing Date 2020-08-04
First Publication Date 2021-01-14
Owner IGT (USA)
Inventor Froy, Jr., David Vincent

Abstract

A method of interacting with an electronic gaming machine that executes a program for a wagering game includes generating a video image including the electronic gaming machine, the electronic gaming machine is within a view of a player, generating virtual content associated with the game executed by the electronic gaming machine, and displaying the virtual content to the player to augment the player's view of the electronic gaming machine, the virtual content appears to the player to be on or adjacent to the electronic gaming machine. Related electronic gaming machines and electronic gaming systems are also disclosed.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G07F 17/32 - Coin-freed apparatus for hiring articles; Coin-freed facilities or services for games, toys, sports, or amusements
  • G06F 3/147 - Digital output to display device using display panels
  • G02B 27/01 - Head-up displays
  • G06F 3/14 - Digital output to display device

7.

DISTRIBUTED SIDE WAGERING METHODS AND SYSTEMS

      
Application Number 16935403
Status Pending
Filing Date 2020-07-22
First Publication Date 2021-01-14
Owner IGT (USA)
Inventor
  • Davis, Dwayne
  • Champagne, Christiaan R.
  • Ennis, Damien C.
  • Khamis, Michael P.
  • Myers, David N.
  • Palmer, David
  • Rowe, Richard E.
  • Schneider, Richard J.
  • Pleasant, Darryll

Abstract

Various techniques are disclosed for facilitating side wagering activities conducted at a casino which includes a casino gaming network. In at least one embodiment, the gaming network includes a plurality of gaming devices, including a first gaming device. A side wager request may be received for placing a first side wager relating to a first target. An identity of a first player associated with generating the first side wager request may be determined. A first side wager session may be automatically initiated. In at least one embodiment, the placing of the first side wager includes placing first wager on a game play-related event or activity associated with the second person, wherein an outcome of the game play-related event or activity is influenced by a decision or action of the second person. In one embodiment, the first side wager includes first side wager criteria specifying that an outcome of the first side wager is related to at least one event associated with a different player's game play which is associated with the first target.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G07F 17/32 - Coin-freed apparatus for hiring articles; Coin-freed facilities or services for games, toys, sports, or amusements

8.

DYNAMIC GAME FLOW MODIFICATION IN ELECTRONIC WAGERING GAMES

      
Application Number 16936626
Status Pending
Filing Date 2020-07-23
First Publication Date 2021-01-07
Owner IGT (USA)
Inventor Idris, Fayez

Abstract

A wagering game operates according to a set of game rules including game flow rules that define a sequence of game events that are presented to a player in a course of operation of the wagering game, a math engine that governs probabilities of pseudorandom events that can occur in the course of operation of the wagering game, and a pay table that defines winning events that can occur in the course of operation of the wagering game and corresponding payouts that are made to the player upon occurrence of the wining events. The method determines a player game play preference of the player associated with playing the wagering game on the EGM, and adjusts the game flow rules in response to the determined player game play preference.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G07F 17/32 - Coin-freed apparatus for hiring articles; Coin-freed facilities or services for games, toys, sports, or amusements

9.

GAMING SYSTEM AND METHOD PROVIDING INTEGRATED PRIMARY AND SECONDARY GAMES

      
Application Number 16459822
Status Pending
Filing Date 2019-07-02
First Publication Date 2021-01-07
Owner IGT (USA)
Inventor
  • Uss, Jeffrey
  • Ford, Heather

Abstract

Gaming systems and methods that, upon an occurrence of a designated triggering event, provide an integrated primary and secondary games for play by a player.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G07F 17/32 - Coin-freed apparatus for hiring articles; Coin-freed facilities or services for games, toys, sports, or amusements

10.

GAMING SYSTEM AND METHOD PROVIDING A WAGERING GAME WITH A KICKER MODIFIER FEATURE

      
Application Number 16933320
Status Pending
Filing Date 2020-07-20
First Publication Date 2021-01-07
Owner IGT (USA)
Inventor
  • Humphrey, Thomas
  • Brown, Bradford

Abstract

The present disclosure is directed to a gaming system and method providing a wagering game with a kicker modifier feature. In certain embodiments, the gaming system is configured to initiate a play of a wagering game associated with a paytable including multiple winning hand categories each associated with one of multiple award amounts. The winning hand categories include a designated winning hand category associated with a designated award amount and multiple designated winning hands. The gaming system is configured to display a hand of cards and to determine whether the hand of cards forms one of the designated winning hands. The gaming system is configured to, responsive to determining that the hand of cards forms one of the designated winning hands, determine a modifier based on a designated card of the hand of cards and determine and display an award based on the designated award amount and the modifier.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G07F 17/32 - Coin-freed apparatus for hiring articles; Coin-freed facilities or services for games, toys, sports, or amusements

11.

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR UTILIZING MOBILE DEVICE APPLICATION TO LOCATE ELECTRONIC GAMING MACHINES

      
Application Number 16935341
Status Pending
Filing Date 2020-07-22
First Publication Date 2021-01-07
Owner IGT (USA)
Inventor
  • Petersen, Erik
  • Higgins, Kevin
  • Levin, Christopher M.

Abstract

The present disclosure relates generally to a system that utilizes an application running on a mobile device to notify a user of the state of an electronic gaming machine in wireless communication with the mobile device.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G07F 17/32 - Coin-freed apparatus for hiring articles; Coin-freed facilities or services for games, toys, sports, or amusements

12.

BILL ACCEPTORS AND PRINTERS FOR PROVIDING VIRTUAL TICKET-IN AND TICKET-OUT ON A GAMING MACHINE

      
Application Number 16924536
Status Pending
Filing Date 2020-07-09
First Publication Date 2020-12-31
Owner IGT (USA)
Inventor
  • Lemay, Steven G.
  • Nelson, Dwayne R.
  • Vasquez, Jim A.
  • Gowin, Scott T.

Abstract

A gaming system compatible with patron-controlled portable electronic devices, such as smart phones or tablet computers, is described. The gaming system can include electronic gaming machines that are compatible to receive both virtual ticket vouchers and printed ticket vouchers that are redeemable for credits on the electronic gaming machines. Information associated with a virtual ticket voucher can be stored on a patron-controlled portable electronic device and then can be wireless transmitted to the electronic gaming machines. The electronic gaming machines can be configured to issue virtual ticket vouchers and printed ticket vouchers that can be redeemed for cash or additional game play on another electronic gaming machine. In one embodiment, the electronic gaming machine can be configured to issue a virtual ticket voucher to a patron-controlled portable electronic device.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G07F 17/32 - Coin-freed apparatus for hiring articles; Coin-freed facilities or services for games, toys, sports, or amusements

13.

WIRELESS USER INTERFACE ELEMENTS FOR GAMING DEVICES

      
Application Number 16926874
Status Pending
Filing Date 2020-07-13
First Publication Date 2020-12-31
Owner IGT (USA)
Inventor Jones, Scott

Abstract

A user interface assembly for a gaming device includes a first-side transceiver subassembly on a first side of a barrier, including a first-side antenna and a first-side transmitter circuit electronically coupled to the first-side antenna for transmitting an electromagnetic power signal through the barrier via the first-side antenna. The user interface assembly also includes a second-side transceiver subassembly on a second side of the barrier opposite the first-side transceiver subassembly, including a second-side antenna disposed opposite the first-side antenna relative to the barrier, and a second-side receiver circuit electronically coupled to the second-side antenna for receiving, via the second-side antenna, the electromagnetic power signal transmitted through the barrier. The second-side transceiver subassembly also includes a second-side user interface circuit including a first user interface element for outputting an indication to a user of the gaming device in response to the second-side receiver circuit receiving the electromagnetic power signal.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G07F 17/32 - Coin-freed apparatus for hiring articles; Coin-freed facilities or services for games, toys, sports, or amusements
  • H04B 5/00 - Near-field transmission systems, e.g. inductive loop type

14.

GAMING SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR UTILIZING A MOBILE DEVICE TO FUND A GAMING SESSION

      
Application Number 16928246
Status Pending
Filing Date 2020-07-14
First Publication Date 2020-12-31
Owner IGT (USA)
Inventor
  • Petersen, Erik B.
  • Higgins, Kevin M.
  • Nelson, Dwayne R.
  • Lemay, Steven G.
  • Davis, Dwayne A.
  • Kleppen, Dennis T.
  • Cockerille, Iv, Warner R.
  • Vasquez, James A.
  • Boudreau, Bradley
  • Cockerille, Suzanne
  • Espin, Marc A.
  • Hollibaugh, Larry R.

Abstract

The present disclosure relates generally to gaming systems and methods for facilitating funds to and from an electronic gaming machine via a mobile device.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G07F 17/32 - Coin-freed apparatus for hiring articles; Coin-freed facilities or services for games, toys, sports, or amusements
  • G06Q 20/32 - Payment architectures, schemes or protocols characterised by the use of specific devices using wireless devices

15.

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR UTILIZING MOBILE DEVICE TO PROVIDE SERVICE WINDOW FUNCTIONALITY

      
Application Number 16928318
Status Pending
Filing Date 2020-07-14
First Publication Date 2020-12-31
Owner IGT (USA)
Inventor
  • Higgins, Kevin M.
  • Nelson, Dwayne R.

Abstract

A system that utilizes an application running on a mobile device to provide a service window associated with a gaming establishment.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G07F 17/32 - Coin-freed apparatus for hiring articles; Coin-freed facilities or services for games, toys, sports, or amusements
  • G07F 17/34 - Coin-freed apparatus for hiring articles; Coin-freed facilities or services for games, toys, sports, or amusements depending on the stopping of moving members, e.g. "fruit" machines

16.

Gaming machine

      
Application Number 29664897
Grant Number D0906432
Status In Force
Filing Date 2018-09-28
First Publication Date 2020-12-29
Grant Date 2020-12-29
Owner IGT (USA)
Inventor
  • Oehlert, Megan E.
  • Lesourd, Kehl
  • Wagner, Eric
  • Johnson, Charles

17.

GAMING SYSTEM AND METHOD PROVIDING A WAGERING GAME WITH A BONUS HANDS FEATURE

      
Application Number 16916578
Status Pending
Filing Date 2020-06-30
First Publication Date 2020-12-24
Owner IGT (USA)
Inventor Moody, Ernest W.

Abstract

Various embodiments of the present disclosure are directed to a gaming system and method providing a wagering game which is configured to provided one or more bonus hands.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G07F 17/32 - Coin-freed apparatus for hiring articles; Coin-freed facilities or services for games, toys, sports, or amusements

18.

VIRTUALIZED MAGNETIC PLAYER CARD

      
Application Number 16917512
Status Pending
Filing Date 2020-06-30
First Publication Date 2020-12-24
Owner IGT (USA)
Inventor
  • Patceg, Miles M.
  • Somberg, Reuven

Abstract

A method of implementing a player tracking system in a gaming network includes receiving a virtual player tracking card identifier and a virtual player tracking card password, authenticating the identifier and the password; receiving a virtual player tracking card PIN, identifying a gaming machine that transmitted the virtual player tracking card PIN, and crediting an account associated with the virtual player tracking card PIN based on game play on the gaming machine.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G07F 17/32 - Coin-freed apparatus for hiring articles; Coin-freed facilities or services for games, toys, sports, or amusements
  • G06Q 20/34 - Payment architectures, schemes or protocols characterised by the use of specific devices using cards, e.g. integrated circuit [IC] cards or magnetic cards

19.

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR COORDINATING TRANSACTIONS INVOLVING CASHLESS WAGERING ACCOUNTS AND GAMING ESTABLISHMENT RETAIL ACCOUNTS

      
Application Number 16918619
Status Pending
Filing Date 2020-07-01
First Publication Date 2020-12-24
Owner IGT (USA)
Inventor
  • Higgins, Kevin M.
  • Shepherd, Jeffery
  • Petersen, Erik
  • Yuan, Lance
  • Zarlenga, Mike
  • Davis, Dwayne A.
  • Miri, Sina

Abstract

A system that interconnects multiple accounts associated with a gaming establishment.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G07F 17/32 - Coin-freed apparatus for hiring articles; Coin-freed facilities or services for games, toys, sports, or amusements

20.

GAMING SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING MULTI-LEVEL PERSONAL PROGRESSIVE AWARDS

      
Application Number 16920516
Status Pending
Filing Date 2020-07-03
First Publication Date 2020-12-24
Owner IGT (USA)
Inventor
  • De Waal, Daniel
  • Smith, Vincent
  • Peterson, Lance R.
  • Elias, Hans

Abstract

A gaming system and method including at least one gaming system progressive award adapted to be provided to any player at one of a plurality of the gaming machines. The gaming system progressive award is associated with a designated quantity of points wherein the first player at one of the gaming devices to accumulate the designated quantity of points is provided the gaming system progressive award. The gaming system and method also includes, for each of a plurality of players, a plurality of personal progressive awards arranged in a personal multi-level progressive configuration. Such personal progressive awards are individual to each specific player and funded by that player's wagers placed at the gaming devices in the gaming system.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G07F 17/32 - Coin-freed apparatus for hiring articles; Coin-freed facilities or services for games, toys, sports, or amusements

21.

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR UTILIZING A MOBILE DEVICE TO FACILITATE FUND TRANSFERS BETWEEN A CASHLESS WAGERING ACCOUNT AND A GAMING ESTABLISHMENT RETAIL ACCOUNT

      
Application Number 16921210
Status Pending
Filing Date 2020-07-06
First Publication Date 2020-12-24
Owner IGT (USA)
Inventor
  • Higgins, Kevin
  • Shepherd, Jeffery

Abstract

The present disclosure relates generally to a system that utilizes a mobile device to facilitate the transfer of funds between a gaming establishment retail account and a cashless wagering account, and further between the cashless wagering account and an electronic gaming machine.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G07F 17/32 - Coin-freed apparatus for hiring articles; Coin-freed facilities or services for games, toys, sports, or amusements
  • G07F 17/34 - Coin-freed apparatus for hiring articles; Coin-freed facilities or services for games, toys, sports, or amusements depending on the stopping of moving members, e.g. "fruit" machines

22.

GAMING DEVICE HAVING EXTENDING WILD SYMBOLS

      
Application Number 16921593
Status Pending
Filing Date 2020-07-06
First Publication Date 2020-12-24
Owner IGT (USA)
Inventor
  • Wotton, Adrian
  • Tjioe, Anton

Abstract

The present disclosure relates broadly to a gaming device operable under control of a processor together with a method of operating a gaming device. The disclosure relates particularly, although not exclusively, to a gaming device and method where a wild symbol is in the course of a plurality of games extends along at least one of a plurality of symbol reels.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G07F 17/32 - Coin-freed apparatus for hiring articles; Coin-freed facilities or services for games, toys, sports, or amusements
  • G07F 17/34 - Coin-freed apparatus for hiring articles; Coin-freed facilities or services for games, toys, sports, or amusements depending on the stopping of moving members, e.g. "fruit" machines

23.

CARDLESS LOGIN AT TABLE GAMES

      
Application Number 16921767
Status Pending
Filing Date 2020-07-06
First Publication Date 2020-12-24
Owner IGT (USA)
Inventor
  • Higgins, Kevin
  • Petersen, Erik
  • Levin, Christopher
  • Meza, Eduardo
  • Shepherd, Jeffery

Abstract

Technology for managing a player session at a gaming table is disclosed. A table management system receives identifying information of a player seated at the gaming table transmitted by a mobile device associated with the player. The identifying information includes a seating position of the player at the gaming table, the seating position determined by the mobile device through interaction with a locating device placed at the seating position at the gaming table. The table management system generates the player session for the player for playing a wagering game at the gaming table using the identifying information of the player transmitted by the mobile device.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G07F 17/32 - Coin-freed apparatus for hiring articles; Coin-freed facilities or services for games, toys, sports, or amusements
  • A63F 3/00 - Board games; Raffle games

24.

GAMING SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING RANDOMLY DETERMINED PROGRESSIVE AWARD RESET VALUES

      
Application Number 16917117
Status Pending
Filing Date 2020-06-30
First Publication Date 2020-12-24
Owner IGT (USA)
Inventor
  • Hughes, William Keith
  • Kennedy, Timothy
  • Heenan, Robin S.

Abstract

A gaming system including one or more progressive awards. Each progressive award is associated with a plurality of different progressive award reset values. Upon a progressive award triggering event occurring and the progressive award being provided to one or more players, the gaming system resets the progressive award to a randomly selected one of the plurality of different progressive award reset values associated with the provided progressive award. Thus, upon a determination to provide a progressive award to a player, that progressive award is reset to a randomly selected value which may be above the reset value historically associated with such a progressive award.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G07F 17/32 - Coin-freed apparatus for hiring articles; Coin-freed facilities or services for games, toys, sports, or amusements
  • G07F 17/34 - Coin-freed apparatus for hiring articles; Coin-freed facilities or services for games, toys, sports, or amusements depending on the stopping of moving members, e.g. "fruit" machines

25.

GAMING SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR INCREASING THE LIKELIHOOD OF OBTAINING A DESIGNATED OUTCOME FOR A PLAY OF A GAME

      
Application Number 16917579
Status Pending
Filing Date 2020-06-30
First Publication Date 2020-12-24
Owner IGT (USA)
Inventor
  • Holsclaw, Benjamin R.
  • Lynch, Trevor
  • Brown, Bradford

Abstract

Various embodiments of the present disclosure are directed to a gaming system and method for increasing the likelihood of obtaining a designated outcome for a play of a game. In certain embodiments, when a triggering event occurs in association with a play of a game, the gaming system increases the likelihood of obtaining a designated outcome for that play of the game. In other embodiments, when a triggering event occurs in association with a play of a game, the gaming system increases the likelihood of obtaining a designated outcome for another play of the game, such as the next play of the game.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G07F 17/32 - Coin-freed apparatus for hiring articles; Coin-freed facilities or services for games, toys, sports, or amusements

26.

MANAGING MOBILE APPLICATIONS IN A GAMING ENVIRONMENT

      
Application Number 16917697
Status Pending
Filing Date 2020-06-30
First Publication Date 2020-12-24
Owner IGT (USA)
Inventor
  • Higgins, Kevin
  • Nelson, Dwayne

Abstract

Technology for managing mobile applications on an electronic gaming machine (EGM) in communication with a mobile device over a communications network is disclosed. An EGM may perform an account login by a user using a gaming host application associated with the EGM such that the account login triggers the gaming host application to launch a selected mobile gaming application for game play on the EGM.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G07F 17/32 - Coin-freed apparatus for hiring articles; Coin-freed facilities or services for games, toys, sports, or amusements

27.

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR POST-PLAY REPRODUCTION OF GAME OUTCOMES

      
Application Number 16917774
Status Pending
Filing Date 2020-06-30
First Publication Date 2020-12-24
Owner IGT (USA)
Inventor
  • Nelson, Dwayne R.
  • Rittner, Bruno
  • Hiu, Matthew
  • Zheng, Shuangliang

Abstract

A system which makes available game outcome data to a player to enable the player to access a post-play reproduction of a game outcome previously determined utilizing the game outcome data.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G07F 17/32 - Coin-freed apparatus for hiring articles; Coin-freed facilities or services for games, toys, sports, or amusements

28.

LEADERBOARD PROMOTIONS FOR GAMING SYSTEMS

      
Application Number 16918766
Status Pending
Filing Date 2020-07-01
First Publication Date 2020-12-24
Owner IGT (USA)
Inventor
  • Nelson, Dwayne R.
  • Danielson, Patrick
  • Filipour, Cameron

Abstract

Leaderboard promotions in gaming systems which provide one or more players one or more benefits in association with maintaining one or more designated positions on a leaderboard for a designated duration.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G07F 17/32 - Coin-freed apparatus for hiring articles; Coin-freed facilities or services for games, toys, sports, or amusements
  • G06Q 50/34 - Betting or bookmaking, e.g. Internet betting

29.

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MANAGING PLAYER DATA ACROSS DIFFERENT GAMING ENTITIES

      
Application Number 16921162
Status Pending
Filing Date 2020-07-06
First Publication Date 2020-12-24
Owner IGT (USA)
Inventor Upton, Bryan

Abstract

In various embodiments, the system and method disclosed herein coordinates the access to persistent data amongst a plurality of disparate entities which otherwise have no player data sharing relationship with one another.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G07F 17/32 - Coin-freed apparatus for hiring articles; Coin-freed facilities or services for games, toys, sports, or amusements

30.

GAMING SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING AWARDS BASED ON ACCUMULATING SYMBOLS

      
Application Number 16444599
Status Pending
Filing Date 2019-06-18
First Publication Date 2020-12-24
Owner IGT (USA)
Inventor Pierer, Franz

Abstract

Gaming systems and methods for providing one or more awards in association with the accumulation of symbols and the activation of accumulated symbols at related symbol display positions.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G07F 17/32 - Coin-freed apparatus for hiring articles; Coin-freed facilities or services for games, toys, sports, or amusements
  • G07F 17/34 - Coin-freed apparatus for hiring articles; Coin-freed facilities or services for games, toys, sports, or amusements depending on the stopping of moving members, e.g. "fruit" machines

31.

Electronic gaming machines with pressure sensitive inputs for evaluating player emotional states

      
Application Number 16568982
Grant Number 10872499
Status In Force
Filing Date 2019-09-12
First Publication Date 2020-12-22
Grant Date 2020-12-22
Owner IGT (USA)
Inventor
  • Russ, Michael
  • Froy, David
  • Small, David
  • Keilwert, Stefan
  • Idris, Fayez

Abstract

Systems, devices and methods are provided. A system comprises a processor circuit and a memory coupled to the processor circuit. The memory comprises machine-readable instructions that, when executed by the processor circuit, cause the processor circuit to receive, from a pressure sensor of an input device of a gaming device, a first pressure parameter value corresponding to a first amount of pressure being applied by a player to the input device at a first input location for a first time duration, determine, based on the first amount of pressure and the first time duration, an emotional of the player. The processor circuit further modifies an operating characteristic of the gaming device based on the emotional state of the player.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G07F 17/32 - Coin-freed apparatus for hiring articles; Coin-freed facilities or services for games, toys, sports, or amusements
  • G06F 3/01 - Input arrangements or combined input and output arrangements for interaction between user and computer
  • A63F 13/58 - Controlling game characters or game objects based on the game progress by computing conditions of game characters, e.g. stamina, strength, motivation or energy level
  • A63F 13/212 - Input arrangements for video game devices characterised by their sensors, purposes or types using sensors worn by the player, e.g. for measuring heart beat or leg activity
  • A61B 5/00 - Measuring for diagnostic purposes ; Identification of persons
  • A61B 5/16 - Devices for psychotechnics; Testing reaction times

32.

Electronic gaming station

      
Application Number 29688618
Grant Number D0905792
Status In Force
Filing Date 2019-04-23
First Publication Date 2020-12-22
Grant Date 2020-12-22
Owner IGT (USA)
Inventor
  • Baerlocher, Anthony
  • Larsen, Kurt
  • Zielinski, John

33.

GAMING SYSTEM AND METHOD PROVIDING VIRTUAL CURRENCY WITH VARIABLE EXCHANGE RATES AND USAGE FEES

      
Application Number 16443106
Status Pending
Filing Date 2019-06-17
First Publication Date 2020-12-17
Owner IGT (USA)
Inventor Springer, Timothy

Abstract

Gaming systems and methods that enables the exchange of monetary currency for a greater amount of virtual currency based on a first exchange rate for use by a player via the gaming system, and the exchange of virtual currency back to monetary currency based on second and third exchange rates, and in certain instances with a virtual currency usage fee. In various embodiments, the first exchange rate, the second exchange rate, the third exchange rate, and/or the virtual currency usage fee may vary based on one or more different factors such as but not limited to casino driven factors.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G07F 17/32 - Coin-freed apparatus for hiring articles; Coin-freed facilities or services for games, toys, sports, or amusements
  • G06Q 20/38 - Payment architectures, schemes or protocols - Details thereof

34.

System and method for processing ticket vouchers associated with different betting opportunities

      
Application Number 16576161
Grant Number 10867475
Status In Force
Filing Date 2019-09-19
First Publication Date 2020-12-15
Grant Date 2020-12-15
Owner IGT (USA)
Inventor
  • Nelson, Dwayne R.
  • Brosnan, William
  • Lemay, Steven G.
  • Higgins, Kevin

Abstract

Systems and methods employing a ticket voucher handling device, such as an electronic gaming machine or a ticket voucher redemption kiosk, that issues and/or redeems ticket vouchers associated with different ticket voucher systems corresponding to different activities.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G07F 17/32 - Coin-freed apparatus for hiring articles; Coin-freed facilities or services for games, toys, sports, or amusements

35.

GAMING SYSTEM AND METHOD WITH DYNAMICALLY DETERMINED GUARANTEED AWARDS

      
Application Number 16431351
Status Pending
Filing Date 2019-06-04
First Publication Date 2020-12-10
Owner IGT (USA)
Inventor Allen, Ii, Thomas

Abstract

Gaming systems and methods for providing a sequence of a quantity of plays of a game wherein each play of the game is guaranteed to result in at least a currently employed guaranteed award amount.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G07F 17/32 - Coin-freed apparatus for hiring articles; Coin-freed facilities or services for games, toys, sports, or amusements

36.

GAMING SYSTEM AND METHOD WITH GUARANTEED SYMBOL GENERATION

      
Application Number 16431316
Status Pending
Filing Date 2019-06-04
First Publication Date 2020-12-10
Owner IGT (USA)
Inventor Pierer, Franz

Abstract

Gaming systems and methods for providing a sequence of a quantity of plays of a game wherein each play of the game is guaranteed to result in the generation of a guaranteed minimum quantity of a designated symbol.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G07F 17/32 - Coin-freed apparatus for hiring articles; Coin-freed facilities or services for games, toys, sports, or amusements

37.

Gaming apparatus

      
Application Number 29665327
Grant Number D0904523
Status In Force
Filing Date 2018-10-02
First Publication Date 2020-12-08
Grant Date 2020-12-08
Owner IGT (USA)
Inventor Legras, Jean-Pierre

38.

GAMING SYSTEM AND METHOD WITH BINGO OR KENO GAME DETERMINED BASED ON A SPORTING EVENT

      
Application Number 16424896
Status Pending
Filing Date 2019-05-29
First Publication Date 2020-12-03
Owner IGT (USA)
Inventor
  • Nelson, Dwayne R.
  • Knox, Jeffrey

Abstract

Gaming systems and methods which utilize the results of a sporting event to determine an outcome of a bingo game.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G07F 17/32 - Coin-freed apparatus for hiring articles; Coin-freed facilities or services for games, toys, sports, or amusements

39.

CLASS II BINGO GAMING SYSTEM WITH LIMITED TERM PERSISTENT ELEMENTS

      
Application Number 16429701
Status Pending
Filing Date 2019-06-03
First Publication Date 2020-12-03
Owner IGT (USA)
Inventor Luciano, Cyrus

Abstract

Gaming systems and methods which utilize zero, one or more limited term persistent elements in association with a Class II bingo game.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G07F 17/32 - Coin-freed apparatus for hiring articles; Coin-freed facilities or services for games, toys, sports, or amusements

40.

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR ROULETTE SIDE BETTING

      
Application Number 16417725
Status Pending
Filing Date 2019-05-21
First Publication Date 2020-11-26
Owner IGT (USA)
Inventor Baskerville, Paul

Abstract

A gaming system uses different gaming devices to provide players with multiple side bets arising from a side bet selected by a player or a side bet having multiple outcomes. In the former case, each potential outcome in a side wagering subset is associated with a different corresponding subset of the first and second sets of potential outcomes, and the first and second sets of potential outcomes are different. In the latter case, the gaming system applies rules that a first winning result in a set of winning results for a game satisfies the first outcome matching the selected potential outcome, a second winning result in the set of winning results for the game satisfies the second outcome matching the selected potential outcome; and a joint winning result in the set of winning results for the game includes each of the first and second outcomes matching the selected potential outcome.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G07F 17/32 - Coin-freed apparatus for hiring articles; Coin-freed facilities or services for games, toys, sports, or amusements

41.

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR IMPLEMENTING A LOTTERY GAME

      
Application Number 16419531
Status Pending
Filing Date 2019-05-22
First Publication Date 2020-11-26
Owner IGT (USA)
Inventor
  • Baggesen-Jensen, Janna
  • Baerlocher, Anthony
  • Rothchild, Kyle

Abstract

The present disclosure relates generally to a gaming device that facilitates user interactions with multiple games. Illustratively, a method of facilitating a lottery game is provided that includes receiving, from a gaming device, an indication of an outcome of a game that was executed by the gaming device, identifying a user of the gaming device when the outcome of the game occurred, then assigning a lottery number to the user of the gaming device for a next execution of the lottery game, where the lottery number is selected based on the outcome of the game.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G07F 17/32 - Coin-freed apparatus for hiring articles; Coin-freed facilities or services for games, toys, sports, or amusements

42.

PROVIDING INCENTIVES FOR DIRECTING CASHOUT FUNDS TO A CASHLESS WALLET ACCOUNT, AND RELATED SYSTEMS, DEVICES, AND METHODS

      
Application Number 16419661
Status Pending
Filing Date 2019-05-22
First Publication Date 2020-11-26
Owner IGT (USA)
Inventor
  • Shepherd, Jeffery
  • Higgins, Kevin

Abstract

Systems, devices, and methods relate to directing cashout funds, for example in a casino environment, and in particular to providing incentives for directing cashout funds to a cashless wallet account. An instruction is received by a kiosk device, such as a gaming device, to dispense a first cashout amount. Based on the instruction, a display device of the kiosk device displays a message indicating a request to choose an option of a plurality of options. The options include a first option to receive the first cashout amount at the electronic kiosk device and a second option to receive a second cashout amount different from the first cashout amount in a cashless format. In response to receiving a selection, the respective cashout amount is dispensed in the chosen format.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G07F 17/32 - Coin-freed apparatus for hiring articles; Coin-freed facilities or services for games, toys, sports, or amusements
  • G06Q 20/18 - Payment architectures involving self-service terminals [SSTs], vending machines, kiosks or multimedia terminals
  • G06Q 20/36 - Payment architectures, schemes or protocols characterised by the use of specific devices using electronic wallets or electronic money safes
  • G06Q 30/02 - Marketing, e.g. market research and analysis, surveying, promotions, advertising, buyer profiling, customer management or rewards; Price estimation or determination
  • G06Q 50/34 - Betting or bookmaking, e.g. Internet betting

43.

GAMING SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR TRACKING AND LIMITING SPORTS WAGERS FOR IDENTIFIED AND UN-IDENTIFIED PLAYERS

      
Application Number 16411741
Status Pending
Filing Date 2019-05-14
First Publication Date 2020-11-19
Owner IGT (USA)
Inventor
  • Nelson, Dwayne R.
  • Lemay, Steven
  • Higgins, Kevin

Abstract

A gaming system configured to create electronic player sports wagering profiles for un-identified players, track each sports related wager made by each un-identified player, determine if any un-identified player has reached a sports related wager limit for a designated time period, and responsive to determining that an un-identified player has reached the sports related wager limit for the designated time period, initiate a sports wager limit resolution process.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G07F 17/32 - Coin-freed apparatus for hiring articles; Coin-freed facilities or services for games, toys, sports, or amusements

44.

DEVICE AND SYSTEM WITH INTEGRATED CUSTOMER SERVICE COMPONENTS

      
Application Number 16403755
Status Pending
Filing Date 2019-05-06
First Publication Date 2020-11-12
Owner IGT (USA)
Inventor
  • Wu, Xiang
  • Li, Jun
  • Zhang, Haiyun

Abstract

The present disclosure relates generally to a server that manages a plurality of gaming machines. As a non-limiting example, the server may include instructions that receive a message indicating that a user has requested assistance in connection with a gaming machine, instructions that analyze the message to determine a type of assistance required to satisfy the user request, instructions that determine a destination address for a service communication device, where the service communication device is selected based on the type of assistance required to satisfy the user request, and instructions that cause a service request message to be transmitted to the destination address.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G07F 17/32 - Coin-freed apparatus for hiring articles; Coin-freed facilities or services for games, toys, sports, or amusements
  • G06Q 30/02 - Marketing, e.g. market research and analysis, surveying, promotions, advertising, buyer profiling, customer management or rewards; Price estimation or determination
  • G10L 15/26 - Speech to text systems

45.

GAMING SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING PREDICTABLE AWARD EVENTS

      
Application Number 16404219
Status Pending
Filing Date 2019-05-06
First Publication Date 2020-11-12
Owner IGT (USA)
Inventor
  • Qin, Jianbao
  • Qian, Cheng

Abstract

Gaming systems and methods which provide predictable award events, such as by displaying predictive indicators regarding when a player may win an award.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G07F 17/32 - Coin-freed apparatus for hiring articles; Coin-freed facilities or services for games, toys, sports, or amusements

46.

GAMING SYSTEM AND METHOD PROVIDING KENO GAME WITH A REEL FREE ACTIVATION FEATURE

      
Application Number 16405361
Status Pending
Filing Date 2019-05-07
First Publication Date 2020-11-12
Owner IGT (USA)
Inventor Rothchild, Kyle

Abstract

Gaming systems and methods that, upon an occurrence of a designated triggering event, associated with a keno game, provide a reel free activation feature displayed on the keno board.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G07F 17/32 - Coin-freed apparatus for hiring articles; Coin-freed facilities or services for games, toys, sports, or amusements

47.

DETECTING EXCLUDED PLAYERS AND RELATED SYSTEMS AND METHODS

      
Application Number 16405628
Status Pending
Filing Date 2019-05-07
First Publication Date 2020-11-12
Owner IGT (USA)
Inventor
  • Ma, Fei
  • Wang, Haipeng
  • Song, Naibin
  • Liu, Yang
  • Bao, Sarina
  • Wei, Xuan

Abstract

A gaming system, computer-implemented method and gaming device are operable to determine player identification data corresponding to a player in a property corresponding to a selected one of multiple gaming operator nodes, compare the player identification data with each of multiple data blocks in a block chain to determine a match between the player identification data and one of the data blocks, and responsive determining that the player identification data matches one of the data blocks, send an alarm signal to a gaming operator that corresponds to the selected one of the gaming operator nodes.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G07F 17/32 - Coin-freed apparatus for hiring articles; Coin-freed facilities or services for games, toys, sports, or amusements
  • G06F 16/23 - Updating

48.

GAMING SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING DYNAMIC PAYTABLE AWARDS

      
Application Number 16406755
Status Pending
Filing Date 2019-05-08
First Publication Date 2020-11-12
Owner IGT (USA)
Inventor
  • Humphrey, Thomas
  • Holsclaw, Benjamin
  • Skillings, Kera

Abstract

Gaming systems and methods which utilize one or more persistent supplemental awards to dynamically modify or otherwise alter one or more awards associated with one or more game outcomes of a paytable.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G07F 17/32 - Coin-freed apparatus for hiring articles; Coin-freed facilities or services for games, toys, sports, or amusements
  • G07F 17/34 - Coin-freed apparatus for hiring articles; Coin-freed facilities or services for games, toys, sports, or amusements depending on the stopping of moving members, e.g. "fruit" machines

49.

GAMING SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING MODIFIED GAME COMPONENTS FOR A PREDEFINED QUANTITY OF GAMES PLAYED

      
Application Number 16403967
Status Pending
Filing Date 2019-05-06
First Publication Date 2020-11-12
Owner IGT (USA)
Inventor Grimm, Todd

Abstract

Gaming systems and methods for enhancing one or more game components of one or more games during a persistent sequence including a predefined quantity of plays of a game.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G07F 17/32 - Coin-freed apparatus for hiring articles; Coin-freed facilities or services for games, toys, sports, or amusements

50.

REGISTERING A PLAYER ACCOUNT USING THIRD PARTY USER INFORMATION, AND RELATED SYSTEMS, DEVICES, AND METHODS

      
Application Number 16405655
Status Pending
Filing Date 2019-05-07
First Publication Date 2020-11-12
Owner IGT (USA)
Inventor
  • Petersen, Erik
  • Higgins, Kevin
  • Song, Xiangyu

Abstract

Systems, devices and methods for registering a player account using third party user information include scanning, by a scanning device, an encoded identifier associated with a first server and transmitting a request to access a player account of the player to the first server based on the encoded identifier. In response to an indication that the player account does not exist, the user device causes a second request message to be transmitted to a second server operated by a third party provider to access a user account associated with the player. The second server transfers user information associated with the user account to the first server. The user device next transmits an account registration message, which includes an instruction to create a new player account associated with the player, to the first server. Based on creation of the new player account, the user device accesses the player account.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G07F 17/32 - Coin-freed apparatus for hiring articles; Coin-freed facilities or services for games, toys, sports, or amusements
  • G06F 16/955 - Retrieval from the web using information identifiers, e.g. uniform resource locators [URL]

51.

GAMING SYSTEMS, DEVICES, AND METHODS FOR COMPETITIVE REAL-TIME SPORTS WAGERING

      
Application Number 16406671
Status Pending
Filing Date 2019-05-08
First Publication Date 2020-11-12
Owner IGT (USA)
Inventor
  • Nelson, Dwayne
  • Filipour, Cameron

Abstract

The present disclosure relates generally to systems and methods that provide real-time head-to-head sports wagering between players of gaming devices. Using a gaming device, a player initiates a wagering invitation message including an invitation to wager on an event associated with a competitive sporting contest. The invitation to wager defines an outcome associated with the event and an amount for the wager. The other player, from their own gaming device, and upon receiving information about the invitation to wager, can accept, decline, or propose a modification to the invitation to wager. The players can exchange communications between an interface of their gaming devices about potential wagers, existing wagers, or past wagers. Aspects of the present disclosure provide an enhanced social experience in head-to-head competitive sports wagering from a gaming device.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G07F 17/32 - Coin-freed apparatus for hiring articles; Coin-freed facilities or services for games, toys, sports, or amusements

52.

SYSTEM, DEVICE, AND METHOD TO DETECT UNUSUAL ACTIVITY IN ELECTRONIC RECORDS

      
Application Number 16407445
Status Pending
Filing Date 2019-05-09
First Publication Date 2020-11-12
Owner IGT (USA)
Inventor
  • Higgins, Kevin
  • Shepherd, Jeffery

Abstract

A system can be capable of receiving and storing electronic records associated with adjustments to an electronic resort wallet from a gaming device and/or other funds transfers using another device. Where the electronic record includes information such as an identifier of the gaming device, a player ID, a timestamp, a transaction amount, and a transaction type. The system may further be capable of using rules to group related electronic records into a set of related electronic records. The system may also be capable of reviewing a set of related electronic records to determine if the related records indicate unusual activity, and in response to detecting unusual activity, causing the system to trigger an alert.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G07F 17/32 - Coin-freed apparatus for hiring articles; Coin-freed facilities or services for games, toys, sports, or amusements
  • G06F 21/31 - User authentication

53.

SYSTEM MANAGED PLAYER GROUP PLAY POOLS

      
Application Number 16407481
Status Pending
Filing Date 2019-05-09
First Publication Date 2020-11-12
Owner IGT (USA)
Inventor
  • Lai, Vincent
  • Danielson, Patrick
  • Ascheri-Phillips, Samantha
  • Nelson, Dwayne

Abstract

According to one embodiment, managing a player pool can comprise receiving a request to initiate a player pool and generating a record defining the player pool and defining a rule for the player pool. The rule can define handling of results of gaming activity in which members of the player pool participate and handling of a player pool amount at an occurrence of a predetermined event. Requests can be received from participants to participate in the player pool and the record defining the player pool can be updated to indicate addition of the participants. An indication of a contribution amount made by each participant can also be received and the record can be updated to increment the player pool amount based on the contributions. Gaming activity of the participants can be monitored and the player pool amount can be updated based on the monitor and the rule for the player pool.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G07F 17/32 - Coin-freed apparatus for hiring articles; Coin-freed facilities or services for games, toys, sports, or amusements
  • G06Q 20/10 - Payment architectures specially adapted for home banking systems
  • G06Q 50/34 - Betting or bookmaking, e.g. Internet betting
  • G06Q 20/36 - Payment architectures, schemes or protocols characterised by the use of specific devices using electronic wallets or electronic money safes
  • G06Q 20/32 - Payment architectures, schemes or protocols characterised by the use of specific devices using wireless devices

54.

Electrostatic discharge verification during biometric scan for terminal login

      
Application Number 16407357
Grant Number 10830813
Status In Force
Filing Date 2019-05-09
First Publication Date 2020-11-10
Grant Date 2020-11-10
Owner IGT (USA)
Inventor Newman, Garett

Abstract

The present disclosure relates generally to biometric identification and electrostatic discharge (ESD) test verification system. Embodiments of the present disclosure provide systems and methods that combine ESD testing and biometric identification technology at a work area, such as a manufacturing workstation, to ensure that an employee is uniquely identified, and that the employee's electrical grounding straps are present and functioning correctly. Based on a result of the ESD testing and a biometric identification used to login at an ESD controlled work area, access to one or more functions of the manufacturing workstation may be granted, denied, or otherwise restricted.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G01R 31/317 - Testing of digital circuits
  • G01R 31/12 - Testing dielectric strength or breakdown voltage
  • G01R 31/319 - Tester hardware, i.e. output processing circuits
  • G06K 9/00 - Methods or arrangements for reading or recognising printed or written characters or for recognising patterns, e.g. fingerprints

55.

AUGMENTED REALITY BRAND-BASED VIRTUAL SCAVENGER HUNT

      
Application Number 16402764
Status Pending
Filing Date 2019-05-03
First Publication Date 2020-11-05
Owner IGT (USA)
Inventor
  • Ciardi, Emilia
  • Cohen, Charles

Abstract

Systems and methods are provided. A system includes a communication interface, a processing circuit, and a memory coupled to the processing circuit. The memory includes machine readable instructions that, when executed by the processing circuit, cause the processing circuit to provide, via the communication interface and to an augmented reality (AR) device that is associated with a user, information regarding a first physical location of a first virtual object that is one of multiple virtual objects that are in a collection that is based on a brand and that are viewable by via the AR device. The processing circuit receives, via the communication interface and from the AR device, data corresponding to the first virtual object that is collected via an image capture device in the AR device and provides the user with an award that corresponds to the brand.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G07F 17/32 - Coin-freed apparatus for hiring articles; Coin-freed facilities or services for games, toys, sports, or amusements
  • G06T 19/00 - Manipulating 3D models or images for computer graphics

56.

AUGMENTED REALITY VIRTUAL OBJECT COLLECTION BASED ON SYMBOL COMBINATIONS

      
Application Number 16402790
Status Pending
Filing Date 2019-05-03
First Publication Date 2020-11-05
Owner IGT (USA)
Inventor
  • Ciardi, Emilia
  • Cohen, Charles

Abstract

Systems and methods are provided. A system is operable to provide, via a communication interface and to an augmented reality (AR) device that is associated with a user, symbol combination data that defines a first combination of symbols that are displayable on a gaming device. The system further provides a first virtual symbol that is collected by the AR device responsive to an image capture device of the AR device capturing image data that corresponds to the first combination of symbols. The system receives virtual symbol data from the AR device indicating that the AR device has collected the first virtual symbol. The system sends award data that corresponds to the first virtual symbol and that is redeemable by the user to the AR device.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G07F 17/32 - Coin-freed apparatus for hiring articles; Coin-freed facilities or services for games, toys, sports, or amusements
  • G06T 19/00 - Manipulating 3D models or images for computer graphics

57.

Gaming system and method for skipping bonus events in exchange for sporting event wagers

      
Application Number 16459109
Grant Number 10825298
Status In Force
Filing Date 2019-07-01
First Publication Date 2020-11-03
Grant Date 2020-11-03
Owner IGT (USA)
Inventor Laster, Kevin

Abstract

Gaming systems and methods which enable a player to skip a bonus event, such as a play of a triggered bonus game, in exchange for a placement of a sporting event wager.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G07F 17/32 - Coin-freed apparatus for hiring articles; Coin-freed facilities or services for games, toys, sports, or amusements
  • G07F 17/34 - Coin-freed apparatus for hiring articles; Coin-freed facilities or services for games, toys, sports, or amusements depending on the stopping of moving members, e.g. "fruit" machines

58.

Gaming machine having a cylindrical display

      
Application Number 29666250
Grant Number D0900937
Status In Force
Filing Date 2018-10-11
First Publication Date 2020-11-03
Grant Date 2020-11-03
Owner IGT (USA)
Inventor Legras, Jean-Pierre

59.

Gaming machine

      
Application Number 29672358
Grant Number D0900938
Status In Force
Filing Date 2018-12-05
First Publication Date 2020-11-03
Grant Date 2020-11-03
Owner IGT (USA)
Inventor
  • Lesourd, Kehl
  • Scarpulla, Joel P.
  • Nettenstrom, Dylan
  • Thompson, Curtis

60.

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR AUTOMATED USER ASSISTANCE

      
Application Number 16392025
Status Pending
Filing Date 2019-04-23
First Publication Date 2020-10-29
Owner IGT (USA)
Inventor
  • Li, Can
  • Zhan, Tingting
  • Zhang, Xuehai
  • Li, Robert
  • Leng, Yuehua

Abstract

The present disclosure relates generally to an improved gaming machine that facilitates automated or semi-automated user interactions therewith. Illustratively, a method is provided that includes generating a game history message for delivery to a mobile device, transmitting the game history message to the mobile device, receiving a wager strategy message from the mobile device, and extracting, from the wager strategy message, a wager strategy for the player to be applied at the gaming machine for a game of chance to be played after receiving the wager strategy message. The method may further include executing the game of chance by placing a wager for the player on the game of chance in accordance with the wager strategy extracted from the wager strategy message.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G07F 17/32 - Coin-freed apparatus for hiring articles; Coin-freed facilities or services for games, toys, sports, or amusements
  • H04W 4/80 - Services using short range communication, e.g. near-field communication [NFC], radio-frequency identification [RFID] or low energy communication
  • G06F 9/54 - Interprogram communication
  • G06Q 50/34 - Betting or bookmaking, e.g. Internet betting

61.

GAMING SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING PREDICTABLE CHANGING PAYTABLES

      
Application Number 16394824
Status Pending
Filing Date 2019-04-25
First Publication Date 2020-10-29
Owner IGT (USA)
Inventor Grimm, Todd

Abstract

Gaming systems and methods which utilize one or more predictable changing paytables in association with one or more plays of a game.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G07F 17/32 - Coin-freed apparatus for hiring articles; Coin-freed facilities or services for games, toys, sports, or amusements

62.

FACILITATING SPORTS WAGERING BY GENERATING AND RESOLVING A SERIES OF WAGERING EVENTS IN REAL TIME, AND RELATED SYSTEMS, DEVICES, AND METHODS

      
Application Number 16397394
Status Pending
Filing Date 2019-04-29
First Publication Date 2020-10-29
Owner IGT (USA)
Inventor Nelson, Dwayne

Abstract

A system, method, or device for facilitating a sports wagering game may include machine-readable instructions that cause a processor circuit to receive a first player input value from a player for a first wagering event of a sequence of wagering events of a wagering game, and resolve the first wagering event based on the first player input value for the first wagering event and an actual result of a first game event in a streaming sporting event associated with the first wagering event. The machine-readable instructions may further cause the processor circuit to receive a second player input value from the player for a second wagering event of the sequence of wagering events, and resolve the second wagering event based on the second player input value and an actual result of a second game event in the streaming sporting event associated with the second wagering event.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G07F 17/32 - Coin-freed apparatus for hiring articles; Coin-freed facilities or services for games, toys, sports, or amusements

63.

System, device, and method to manage electronic records for digital tickets

      
Application Number 16408550
Grant Number 10818137
Status In Force
Filing Date 2019-05-10
First Publication Date 2020-10-27
Grant Date 2020-10-27
Owner IGT (USA)
Inventor
  • Danielson, Patrick
  • Nelson, Dwayne

Abstract

A method, system, and device for managing electronic records is provided. As an example, a method is provided that comprises receiving a message that comprises a data payload, where the data payload comprises a physical ticket identification (PID) number representing a substantially unique identifier assigned to a physical ticket, a timestamp associated with a time at which the physical ticket was produced, an event identification (EID) number representing an event on which a wager has been placed, and a wager description field that describes both a wager type and a wager amount associated with the wager. The method further comprises comparing the PID number with an electronic record comprising a list of PID numbers already stored in memory, and causing the data payload to be stored in memory in response to determining that the electronic record comprising the list of PID numbers does not comprise the PID number.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06Q 50/34 - Betting or bookmaking, e.g. Internet betting
  • G06Q 30/00 - Commerce, e.g. shopping or e-commerce
  • G06Q 20/04 - Payment circuits
  • G07F 17/32 - Coin-freed apparatus for hiring articles; Coin-freed facilities or services for games, toys, sports, or amusements

64.

PROVIDING TELESTRATOR STYLE INPUTS FOR SPORTS BETTING AND RELATED SYSTEMS AND METHODS

      
Application Number 16384990
Status Pending
Filing Date 2019-04-16
First Publication Date 2020-10-22
Owner IGT (USA)
Inventor
  • Nelson, Dwayne
  • Danielson, Patrick

Abstract

A gaming system, computer-implemented method and gaming device are provided. A gaming system includes a processor circuit, a memory coupled to the processor circuit. The memory includes machine-readable instructions that cause the processor circuit to provide, to a user, video of a streaming sporting event to a display device of a gaming device. A graphical user interface is generated on the display device and receives inputs from the user that correspond to a wager. A first wager input is received that selects a sporting event component of the wager in the streaming sporting event using the video of the streaming sporting event. A second wager input that identifies an action component of the wager is received. The action component defines a predicted occurrence that the user wagers will occur relative to the sporting event component in a future portion of the streaming sporting event.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G07F 17/32 - Coin-freed apparatus for hiring articles; Coin-freed facilities or services for games, toys, sports, or amusements
  • G06Q 50/34 - Betting or bookmaking, e.g. Internet betting

65.

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CUSTOMIZABLE SIDE BET PLACEMENT

      
Application Number 16388214
Status Pending
Filing Date 2019-04-18
First Publication Date 2020-10-22
Owner IGT (USA)
Inventor
  • Carli, Matteo
  • Baskerville, Paul
  • Humphreys, Donald

Abstract

An electronic gaming system is capable of providing players with customized subsets of side bets. The system can provide, by the user interface, the player with a player-selectable set of side bets; receive, from the player through the user interface, a selection of a subset of the player-selectable set of side bets for the player to use in a gaming session, with a number of side bets in the subset selected by the player being less than a number of side bets in the player-selectable set of side bets; initiate the gaming session comprising a side bet placed on an enabled side bet; determine an outcome of the gaming session relative to the enabled side bet; and adjust a value of an electronic record associated with an account of the player to reflect the outcome of the gaming session.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G07F 17/32 - Coin-freed apparatus for hiring articles; Coin-freed facilities or services for games, toys, sports, or amusements

66.

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR TRANSFERRING FUNDS TO AND FROM A GAMING TABLE

      
Application Number 16920922
Status Pending
Filing Date 2020-07-06
First Publication Date 2020-10-22
Owner IGT (USA)
Inventor
  • Shepherd, Jeffery
  • Higgins, Kevin
  • Petersen, Erik

Abstract

A system that facilitates the transfer of an amount funds between one or more gaming establishment accounts associated with a player and one or more gaming table components associated with a gaming establishment gaming table currently associated with the player.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G07F 17/32 - Coin-freed apparatus for hiring articles; Coin-freed facilities or services for games, toys, sports, or amusements

67.

GAMING SYSTEM AND METHOD WITH GAMES OF SKILL DETERMINED BASED ON A SPORTING EVENT

      
Application Number 16385291
Status Pending
Filing Date 2019-04-16
First Publication Date 2020-10-22
Owner IGT (USA)
Inventor
  • Nelson, Dwayne R.
  • Filipour, Cameron A.

Abstract

Gaming systems and methods which utilize the results of a sporting event to determine an outcome of a game of skill.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G07F 17/32 - Coin-freed apparatus for hiring articles; Coin-freed facilities or services for games, toys, sports, or amusements

68.

SYSTEM AND METHOD WITH SPORTING EVENT WAGER VIRTUAL TICKETS FOR SPORTING EVENT WAGERS

      
Application Number 16384450
Status Pending
Filing Date 2019-04-15
First Publication Date 2020-10-15
Owner IGT (USA)
Inventor
  • Higgins, Kevin
  • Nelson, Dwayne R.
  • Shepherd, Jeffery

Abstract

Gaming systems and methods which utilize sporting event wager virtual tickets in association with placed sporting event wagers.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G07F 17/32 - Coin-freed apparatus for hiring articles; Coin-freed facilities or services for games, toys, sports, or amusements

69.

GAMING SYSTEM AND METHOD WITH ALTERNATIVE GAMING PRESENTATIONS OF PAYOUTS OF SPORTING EVENT WAGERS

      
Application Number 16384497
Status Pending
Filing Date 2019-04-15
First Publication Date 2020-10-15
Owner IGT (USA)
Inventor
  • Higgins, Kevin
  • Nelson, Dwayne R.
  • Shepherd, Jeffery

Abstract

Gaming systems and methods which utilize alternative gaming presentations of the results of sporting event wagers.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G07F 17/32 - Coin-freed apparatus for hiring articles; Coin-freed facilities or services for games, toys, sports, or amusements
  • G07F 17/34 - Coin-freed apparatus for hiring articles; Coin-freed facilities or services for games, toys, sports, or amusements depending on the stopping of moving members, e.g. "fruit" machines

70.

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR FACILITATING A VIRTUAL CASINO FLOOR HAVING DIFFERENT PARAMETERS

      
Application Number 16908293
Status Pending
Filing Date 2020-06-22
First Publication Date 2020-10-08
Owner IGT (USA)
Inventor Cohen, Charles

Abstract

The present disclosure relates generally to a system that facilitates a virtual casino floor having different risk limits for live players and remote players.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G07F 17/32 - Coin-freed apparatus for hiring articles; Coin-freed facilities or services for games, toys, sports, or amusements

71.

SKILL-BASED PRIZE LEVELS FOR BONUS PRIZE AWARDS

      
Application Number 16377865
Status Pending
Filing Date 2019-04-08
First Publication Date 2020-10-08
Owner IGT (USA)
Inventor Filipour, Cameron

Abstract

Systems, devices and methods are operable to include selecting a virtual prize container from a plurality of virtual prize containers that each correspond to one a plurality of prize levels in response to detecting a game event in a wagering game. The selected virtual prize container including information corresponding to the prize level and concealing a prize that is in the virtual prize container is awarded to the player. An input from the player that corresponds to the selected virtual prize container is received. In response to a player achievement level being at a minimum or higher level that corresponds to the prize level of the selected virtual prize container, the prize is awarded to the player.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G07F 17/32 - Coin-freed apparatus for hiring articles; Coin-freed facilities or services for games, toys, sports, or amusements

72.

MULTI-ENTITY ENTERPRISE LOYALTY SYSTEM

      
Application Number 16366578
Status Pending
Filing Date 2019-03-27
First Publication Date 2020-10-01
Owner IGT (USA)
Inventor Baerlocher, Anthony J.

Abstract

Systems and methods which offer a loyalty program affiliated with different entities associated with an enterprise.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06Q 30/02 - Marketing, e.g. market research and analysis, surveying, promotions, advertising, buyer profiling, customer management or rewards; Price estimation or determination
  • G06Q 50/34 - Betting or bookmaking, e.g. Internet betting
  • G07F 17/32 - Coin-freed apparatus for hiring articles; Coin-freed facilities or services for games, toys, sports, or amusements

73.

GAMING SYSTEM AND METHOD PROVIDING FREE ACTIVATIONS WITH PATTERN MATCHING FEATURE

      
Application Number 16356648
Status Pending
Filing Date 2019-03-18
First Publication Date 2020-09-24
Owner IGT (USA)
Inventor Narducci, Adam

Abstract

Gaming systems and methods that, upon an occurrence of a designated triggering event, provide a free activation with pattern matching feature for rapid play by a player.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G07F 17/32 - Coin-freed apparatus for hiring articles; Coin-freed facilities or services for games, toys, sports, or amusements

74.

PROVIDING WAGERING GAMES WITH MULTIPLE RESOLUTION OPTIONS AT GAMING DEVICES, AND RELATED SYSTEMS AND METHODS

      
Application Number 16356718
Status Pending
Filing Date 2019-03-18
First Publication Date 2020-09-24
Owner IGT (USA)
Inventor
  • Keilwert, Stefan
  • Achmuller, Klaus

Abstract

In response to determining that a triggering condition has been satisfied, a plurality of resolution options for a plurality of wagering games may be provided to a gaming device for display. The plurality of resolution options includes a first resolution option that includes resolving a first number of instances of a first subset of the plurality of wagering games, and a second resolution option that includes resolving a second number of instances of a second subset of the plurality of wagering games. The first number of instances is different from the second number of instances, and the first subset is different from the second subset. The plurality of wagering games is then resolved according to one of the plurality of resolution options.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G07F 17/32 - Coin-freed apparatus for hiring articles; Coin-freed facilities or services for games, toys, sports, or amusements

75.

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR STREAMING WAGERING GAMES

      
Application Number 16356510
Status Pending
Filing Date 2019-03-18
First Publication Date 2020-09-24
Owner IGT (USA)
Inventor
  • Baker, Curtis
  • Higgins, Kevin
  • Nelson, Dwayne R.

Abstract

Systems and methods that utilize an electronic gaming machine to stream one or more events occurring in association with the electronic gaming machine to zero, one or more interested parties whom are remote from the electronic gaming machine.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G07F 17/32 - Coin-freed apparatus for hiring articles; Coin-freed facilities or services for games, toys, sports, or amusements

76.

Gaming system and method for accumulating symbols for subsequent reuse

      
Application Number 16446011
Grant Number 10783748
Status In Force
Filing Date 2019-06-19
First Publication Date 2020-09-22
Grant Date 2020-09-22
Owner IGT (USA)
Inventor
  • Peterson, Chris
  • Chong, Yu
  • Hillstrom, Nick
  • Ajhar, Nathan

Abstract

Gaming systems and methods for accumulating designated symbols during a gaming session wherein upon an occurrence of a designated symbol accumulator redistribution event, zero, one or more of such accumulated designated symbols are reused to influence zero, one or more determined awards.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G07F 17/32 - Coin-freed apparatus for hiring articles; Coin-freed facilities or services for games, toys, sports, or amusements
  • G07F 17/34 - Coin-freed apparatus for hiring articles; Coin-freed facilities or services for games, toys, sports, or amusements depending on the stopping of moving members, e.g. "fruit" machines

77.

GAMING SYSTEMS AND METHODS PROVIDING PLAYER MONETARY PRIVACY

      
Application Number 16298377
Status Pending
Filing Date 2019-03-11
First Publication Date 2020-09-17
Owner IGT (USA)
Inventor
  • Nelson, Dwayne R.
  • Higgins, Kevin

Abstract

A gaming system configured to display a first image of a player-related monetary amount, and responsive to an occurrence of a first change monetary display condition, cause the display device to display a second image that makes the player-related monetary amount less visible on the display device for privacy for the player.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G07F 17/32 - Coin-freed apparatus for hiring articles; Coin-freed facilities or services for games, toys, sports, or amusements

78.

Gaming system having electronic gaming machine and multi-purpose isolating enclosure

      
Application Number 16298411
Grant Number 10825287
Status In Force
Filing Date 2019-03-11
First Publication Date 2020-09-17
Grant Date 2020-11-03
Owner IGT (USA)
Inventor
  • Feng, Wopei
  • Liu, Xuan
  • Fang, Mo
  • Jin, Yongqiang

Abstract

A gaming system including an isolating partially see through sound blocking multi-function isolating enclosure and an electronic gaming machine positioned in the enclosure.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G07F 17/32 - Coin-freed apparatus for hiring articles; Coin-freed facilities or services for games, toys, sports, or amusements
  • G10K 11/178 - Methods or devices for protecting against, or for damping, noise or other acoustic waves in general using interference effects; Masking sound by electro-acoustically regenerating the original acoustic waves in anti-phase

79.

GESTURE RECOGNITION SYSTEM AND METHOD

      
Application Number 16353455
Status Pending
Filing Date 2019-03-14
First Publication Date 2020-09-17
Owner IGT (USA)
Inventor Bean, Andreas

Abstract

The present disclosure relates generally to computational devices and gesture recognition. A computational device may include instructions that determine, based on a parameterization for a portion of a symbol, complete predicted symbols. The complete predicted symbols may be used as an input for an application operating on the computational device.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06F 3/01 - Input arrangements or combined input and output arrangements for interaction between user and computer
  • G06F 3/0488 - Interaction techniques based on graphical user interfaces [GUI] using specific features provided by the input device, e.g. functions controlled by the rotation of a mouse with dual sensing arrangements, or of the nature of the input device, e.g. tap gestures based on pressure sensed by a digitiser using a touch-screen or digitiser, e.g. input of commands through traced gestures
  • G06F 9/30 - Arrangements for executing machine instructions, e.g. instruction decode
  • G06N 3/063 - Physical realisation, i.e. hardware implementation of neural networks, neurons or parts of neurons using electronic means

80.

Slot machine implementing a symbol lock operation

      
Application Number 16353691
Grant Number 10872500
Status In Force
Filing Date 2019-03-14
First Publication Date 2020-09-17
Grant Date 2020-12-22
Owner IGT (USA)
Inventor
  • Peterson, Chris
  • Hillstrom, Nick
  • Ajhar, Nathan
  • Chong, Yu

Abstract

The present disclosure relates generally to computational devices and, in particular, toward a computational device, system, and method of operating a computational device. The method may include determining that a re-spin operation is available with a symbol lock feature and then implementing the re-spin for symbols in an array of symbols that are unlocked or otherwise not identified as being locked.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G07F 17/32 - Coin-freed apparatus for hiring articles; Coin-freed facilities or services for games, toys, sports, or amusements
  • G07F 17/34 - Coin-freed apparatus for hiring articles; Coin-freed facilities or services for games, toys, sports, or amusements depending on the stopping of moving members, e.g. "fruit" machines

81.

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR LOCATION TRACKING OF ANONYMOUS PLAYERS

      
Application Number 16293124
Status Pending
Filing Date 2019-03-05
First Publication Date 2020-09-10
Owner IGT (USA)
Inventor
  • Fu, Rong
  • Gong, Wei

Abstract

Systems and methods that utilize service order identifiers to track the location of anonymous players whom have placed service orders.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G07F 17/32 - Coin-freed apparatus for hiring articles; Coin-freed facilities or services for games, toys, sports, or amusements

82.

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR TICKET AND CASHLESS MERCHANT DISCOUNT OFFERS

      
Application Number 16294076
Status Pending
Filing Date 2019-03-06
First Publication Date 2020-09-10
Owner IGT (USA)
Inventor
  • Ascheri-Phillips, Samantha
  • Danielson, Patrick
  • Nelson, Dwayne

Abstract

Provided are systems for providing ticket and cashless discount offers. As system includes a processor circuit that receives, from a player, a request for a cashout that corresponds to a cash balance held by the player at the end of a gaming session. A cashout bonus status that corresponds to the player and to the gaming session is determined. A bonus portion that is based on the cashout bonus status and the cash balance is determined. The system transmits an offer message to the player. The offer message includes an offer to allocate the bonus portion and the cash balance to be spent with a predefined vendor that is associated with a game provider. If the player accepts the offer, the bonus portion and at least a portion of the cash balance are transferred to an account that is associated with the player and the predefined vendor.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G07F 17/32 - Coin-freed apparatus for hiring articles; Coin-freed facilities or services for games, toys, sports, or amusements

83.

GAMING SYSTEM AND METHOD PROVIDING VIRTUAL REALITY TOURNAMENT GAME

      
Application Number 16297100
Status Pending
Filing Date 2019-03-08
First Publication Date 2020-09-10
Owner IGT (USA)
Inventor Leupp, Jon

Abstract

Gaming systems and methods that, upon an occurrence of a designated triggering event, provide a virtual reality tournament game for rapid play by players or teams of players.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G07F 17/32 - Coin-freed apparatus for hiring articles; Coin-freed facilities or services for games, toys, sports, or amusements
  • A63F 13/332 - Interconnection arrangements between game servers and game devices; Interconnection arrangements between game devices; Interconnection arrangements between game servers using wide area network [WAN] connections using wireless networks, e.g. cellular phone networks

84.

Gaming apparatus having a cylindrical display

      
Application Number 29686580
Grant Number D0895020
Status In Force
Filing Date 2019-04-05
First Publication Date 2020-09-01
Grant Date 2020-09-01
Owner IGT (USA)
Inventor
  • Legras, Jean-Pierre
  • Johnson, Charles

85.

System and method for utilizing a mobile device to identify an electronic gaming machine

      
Application Number 16281692
Grant Number 10777037
Status In Force
Filing Date 2019-02-21
First Publication Date 2020-08-27
Grant Date 2020-09-15
Owner IGT (USA)
Inventor
  • Nelson, Dwayne R.
  • Higgins, Kevin M.

Abstract

Systems and methods that utilizes an application running on a mobile device to collect game data regarding a player's experience at an electronic gaming machine, wherein the application subsequently utilizes such collected game data is inform the player of their prior experiences at different EGMs.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A63F 9/24 - Games using electronic circuits not otherwise provided for
  • G07F 17/32 - Coin-freed apparatus for hiring articles; Coin-freed facilities or services for games, toys, sports, or amusements

86.

GAMING SYSTEM AND METHOD WITH WAGERING AND NON-WAGERING PAYMENTS TO PARTICIPATE IN A GAME OF SKILL

      
Application Number 16281736
Status Pending
Filing Date 2019-02-21
First Publication Date 2020-08-27
Owner IGT (USA)
Inventor Filipour, Cameron A.

Abstract

Systems and methods which operate in at least two modes, such as an arcade mode and a hybrid arcade/wagering mode.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G07F 17/32 - Coin-freed apparatus for hiring articles; Coin-freed facilities or services for games, toys, sports, or amusements

87.

INITIATING A FUNDS TRANSFER FROM A PLAYER'S MOBILE DEVICE TO A CASINO WALLET THAT REQUIRES HUMAN VALIDATION OF THE PLAYER'S IDENTITY

      
Application Number 16286064
Status Pending
Filing Date 2019-02-26
First Publication Date 2020-08-27
Owner IGT (USA)
Inventor
  • Higgins, Kevin
  • Shepherd, Jeffery
  • Petersen, Erik

Abstract

Embodiments include a mobile device comprising a wireless communications interface, a processor, and a memory. The memory can store instructions which causes the processor to receive an input indicating a request to initiate an update of a plurality of electronic records. The request to initiate the update of the plurality of electronic records can be sent through the first wireless communications interface to a gaming venue system and a message indicating authorization of the requested update of the plurality of electronic records pending verification of an identity of a user of the mobile device can be received from the gaming venue system through the first wireless communications interface. An indication of the authorization and an indication that the update of the plurality of electronic records is pending verification of the identity of the electronic device can then be presented through an output device of the mobile device.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06Q 20/10 - Payment architectures specially adapted for home banking systems
  • G06Q 20/36 - Payment architectures, schemes or protocols characterised by the use of specific devices using electronic wallets or electronic money safes

88.

ELECTRONIC GAMING MACHINE HAVING A REEL ASSEMBLY AND METHOD OF MAKING REEL STRIPS

      
Application Number 16287582
Status Pending
Filing Date 2019-02-27
First Publication Date 2020-08-27
Owner IGT (USA)
Inventor
  • Hillstrom, Lauren
  • Sanchez, Gary
  • Walker, Anton
  • Rothchild, Kyle

Abstract

A gaming system including a housing and a reel assembly supported by the housing, the reel assembly including reel having a reel strip manufactured using an inkjet printing process and having one or move designated symbols that can be revealed or hidden depending on the lighting of the reel strip.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G07F 17/34 - Coin-freed apparatus for hiring articles; Coin-freed facilities or services for games, toys, sports, or amusements depending on the stopping of moving members, e.g. "fruit" machines
  • G07F 17/32 - Coin-freed apparatus for hiring articles; Coin-freed facilities or services for games, toys, sports, or amusements
  • B41M 5/00 - Duplicating or marking methods; Sheet materials for use therein

89.

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING A GAMING ESTABLISHMENT ACCOUNT AUTOMATIC ACCESS TO FUNDS

      
Application Number 16866016
Status Pending
Filing Date 2020-05-04
First Publication Date 2020-08-27
Owner IGT (USA)
Inventor
  • Higgins, Kevin
  • Shepherd, Jeffery

Abstract

The present disclosure relates generally to a system that enables funds automatically transferred into the system from one or more funding sources in anticipation of such funds being used in association with various system components.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G07F 17/32 - Coin-freed apparatus for hiring articles; Coin-freed facilities or services for games, toys, sports, or amusements
  • G06Q 20/36 - Payment architectures, schemes or protocols characterised by the use of specific devices using electronic wallets or electronic money safes
  • G06Q 20/40 - Authorisation, e.g. identification of payer or payee, verification of customer or shop credentials; Review and approval of payers, e.g. check of credit lines or negative lists

90.

METHODS FOR SOCIAL MONETARY GIVING IN THE GAMING ENVIRONMENT

      
Application Number 16277363
Status Pending
Filing Date 2019-02-15
First Publication Date 2020-08-20
Owner IGT (USA)
Inventor
  • Nelson, Dwayne
  • Filipour, Cameron
  • Higgins, Kevin

Abstract

The present disclosure relates generally to a gaming system conducting a streaming session with a plurality of viewer systems through a streaming system. Conducting of the streaming session can comprise receiving media content from a plurality of input devices and providing the media content and game play information of a gambling event to the streaming system. During the streaming session, an indication of an action by a user of one of the viewer systems and indicating a transfer of value from the user of the one of the viewer systems to a participant in the gambling event associated with the gaming system can be received. An indication of the action by the user of the one of the viewer systems can be provided to the participant in the gambling event.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G07F 17/32 - Coin-freed apparatus for hiring articles; Coin-freed facilities or services for games, toys, sports, or amusements

91.

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING MOBILE DEVICE FACILITATED ELECTRONIC CASH CHECKING TO FUND A GAMING ESTABLISHMENT ACCOUNT

      
Application Number 16278531
Status Pending
Filing Date 2019-02-18
First Publication Date 2020-08-20
Owner IGT (USA)
Inventor
  • Higgins, Kevin M.
  • Shepherd, Jeffery

Abstract

A system that enables funds transferred into the system from one or more external funding sources responsive to one or more check deposit actions associated with a mobile device application being executed on a mobile device

IPC Classes  ?

  • G07F 17/32 - Coin-freed apparatus for hiring articles; Coin-freed facilities or services for games, toys, sports, or amusements
  • G06Q 20/10 - Payment architectures specially adapted for home banking systems

92.

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PLAYER GROUP SHARING AND REDISTRIBUTING GAMING AWARDS

      
Application Number 16280127
Status Pending
Filing Date 2019-02-20
First Publication Date 2020-08-20
Owner IGT (USA)
Inventor
  • Yi, Fei
  • Gong, Wei

Abstract

An electronic gaming system is capable of forming a multi-player group to play a game; receiving, from a first gaming device, first game play information for a first game played by a first player member of the multi-player group on the first gaming device; determining that the first game play information comprises a first winning outcome corresponding to a first winning outcome; in response, allocating the first winning outcome among the first and second player members; and notifying a second gaming device of the second player member that the second player member has received the second portion of the first winning outcome.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G07F 17/32 - Coin-freed apparatus for hiring articles; Coin-freed facilities or services for games, toys, sports, or amusements

93.

PROVIDING MIXED REALITY SPORTING EVENT WAGERING, AND RELATED SYSTEMS, METHODS, AND DEVICES

      
Application Number 16276233
Status Pending
Filing Date 2019-02-14
First Publication Date 2020-08-20
Owner IGT (USA)
Inventor Hufnagl-Abraham, Klaus

Abstract

An image capture device, which may be part of or associated with a mixed reality viewer device, may capture image data representative of an image of a live sporting event, and the live sporting event may be identified based on the image data. Player status data indicative of a player status of a player using a gaming device, such as the mixed reality viewer device, may be retrieved from a player database, and the player status of the player may be determined based on the player status data. Based on identifying the live sporting event and determining the player status, a wager associated with the live sporting event may be selected and an indication of the wager provided to a display device that is viewable by the player. In response to receiving acceptance data indicative of the player accepting the wager, the wager may be resolved.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G07F 17/32 - Coin-freed apparatus for hiring articles; Coin-freed facilities or services for games, toys, sports, or amusements

94.

Gaming machine having dual bill acceptors

      
Application Number 29664398
Grant Number D0893628
Status In Force
Filing Date 2018-09-25
First Publication Date 2020-08-18
Grant Date 2020-08-18
Owner IGT (USA)
Inventor
  • Thoeni, Stewart
  • Vasquez, James
  • Mcgahn, Steven P.
  • Baker, Brian K.

95.

Betting terminal

      
Application Number 29662984
Grant Number D0893632
Status In Force
Filing Date 2018-09-11
First Publication Date 2020-08-18
Grant Date 2020-08-18
Owner IGT (USA)
Inventor
  • Mcgahn, Steven P.
  • Johnson, Charles

96.

COMPUTATIONAL DEVICE AND SYSTEM WITH SWITCHABLE GLASS

      
Application Number 16275020
Status Pending
Filing Date 2019-02-13
First Publication Date 2020-08-13
Owner IGT (USA)
Inventor
  • Boudreau, Bradley
  • Nelson, Dwayne
  • Vasquez, James

Abstract

The present disclosure relates generally to computational devices and systems that include smart glass or switchable glass. A computational device may include instructions that receive an indication of game events as the game events occur and are displayed with a user interface of the computational device, instructions that determine, based on the indication of the game events, whether switchable glass is to be in the first state or the second state, and instructions that provide a control signal to a driver circuit consistent with the determination of whether the switchable glass is to be in the first state or the second state.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G07F 17/32 - Coin-freed apparatus for hiring articles; Coin-freed facilities or services for games, toys, sports, or amusements
  • G07F 17/34 - Coin-freed apparatus for hiring articles; Coin-freed facilities or services for games, toys, sports, or amusements depending on the stopping of moving members, e.g. "fruit" machines

97.

System and method for utilizing a mobile device to log a user into a gaming establishment system

      
Application Number 16281644
Grant Number 10741020
Status In Force
Filing Date 2019-02-21
First Publication Date 2020-08-11
Grant Date 2020-08-11
Owner IGT (USA)
Inventor
  • Thoeni, Stewart
  • Vasquez, James A.
  • Landry, Daniel

Abstract

A system which enables a user to log into one or more gaming establishment management systems using both of a biometric identifier capture device of a gaming establishment device and also using a biometric identifier capture device of an identified user's mobile device.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G07F 17/32 - Coin-freed apparatus for hiring articles; Coin-freed facilities or services for games, toys, sports, or amusements
  • A63F 13/70 - Game security or game management aspects
  • H04L 9/32 - Arrangements for secret or secure communication including means for verifying the identity or authority of a user of the system
  • G06K 9/00 - Methods or arrangements for reading or recognising printed or written characters or for recognising patterns, e.g. fingerprints

98.

Providing mixed reality audio with environmental audio devices, and related systems, devices, and methods

      
Application Number 16409155
Grant Number 10743124
Status In Force
Filing Date 2019-05-10
First Publication Date 2020-08-11
Grant Date 2020-08-11
Owner IGT (USA)
Inventor Nelson, Dwayne

Abstract

Systems, devices, and methods provide mixed reality audio with environmental audio devices. A mixed reality device providing mixed reality content to a user has a mixed reality device position in an environment that includes a plurality of audio devices. A mixed reality audio element is determined, which is associated with the mixed reality content and which has a virtual source position with respect to the mixed reality device position within the environment. An audio device position of a particular audio device of the plurality of audio devices is determined, with respect to the mixed reality device position and the virtual source position within the environment. The particular audio device generates the mixed reality audio element to cause the user of the mixed reality device to perceive the mixed reality audio element as originating from the virtual source position within the environment.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04S 5/00 - Pseudo-stereo systems, e.g. in which additional channel signals are derived from monophonic signals by means of phase shifting, time delay or reverberation
  • H04R 1/10 - Earpieces; Attachments therefor
  • G06T 19/00 - Manipulating 3D models or images for computer graphics
  • H04N 13/344 - Displays for viewing with the aid of special glasses or head-mounted displays [HMD] with head-mounted left-right displays
  • H04R 5/027 - Spatial or constructional arrangements of microphones, e.g. in dummy heads
  • A63F 13/211 - Input arrangements for video game devices characterised by their sensors, purposes or types using inertial sensors, e.g. accelerometers or gyroscopes

99.

System and method for providing awards based on dynamic reels

      
Application Number 16265133
Grant Number 10867469
Status In Force
Filing Date 2019-02-01
First Publication Date 2020-08-06
Grant Date 2020-12-15
Owner IGT (USA)
Inventor
  • Ceniceroz, David
  • Rodgers, Julianne

Abstract

Systems and methods which provide a player zero, one or more awards based on a variable quantity of symbol display positions associated with one or more reels.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G07F 17/32 - Coin-freed apparatus for hiring articles; Coin-freed facilities or services for games, toys, sports, or amusements
  • G07F 17/34 - Coin-freed apparatus for hiring articles; Coin-freed facilities or services for games, toys, sports, or amusements depending on the stopping of moving members, e.g. "fruit" machines

100.

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR WAGERING ON VIRTUAL ELEMENTS OVERLAYING A SPORTS BETTING FIELD

      
Application Number 16256721
Status Pending
Filing Date 2019-01-24
First Publication Date 2020-07-30
Owner IGT (USA)
Inventor
  • Nelson, Dwayne R.
  • Filipour, Cameron A.

Abstract

A system which determines zero, one or more awards based on an event occurring (or not occurring) on a displayed game field associated with a sporting event interacting with a virtual element overlaid on that displayed game field.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G07F 17/32 - Coin-freed apparatus for hiring articles; Coin-freed facilities or services for games, toys, sports, or amusements
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