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Video Game-related patent applications - as published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).


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Methods and apparatus for interacting with network-connected consumers
Roblox Corporation
April 12, 2018 - N°20180102023

A system has a computerized game server with a processor coupled to a data repository, the server executing software on the processor, serving video games to a player operating a computerized appliance having a display screen, the computerized appliance coupled to the computerized server over a wide area network (wan), and providing interactive interfaces enabling interaction between the system and ...
Game execution environments
Sony Interactive Entertainment America Llc
April 12, 2018 - N°20180099222

Systems and methods for executing multiple video games, or other sources of video, include a cloud game execution environment in which each game application is executed on the same operating system but within a virtual i/o shell. The virtual i/o shell includes virtual video, audio and input channels that allow each game application to operate as if it ...
Systems and methods for reducing an effect of occlusion of a tracker by people
Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
April 05, 2018 - N°20180097975

Systems and methods for reducing an effect of occlusion of a tracker by people are described. When a user is playing a video game using a head-mounted display, a field-of-view for tracking the user is obstructed by a spectator. The video game cannot be displayed at a normal frame rate to the user as a result of the obstruction. The ...
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Sending notifications based on an active mode of operation of a mobile device
T-mobile Usa, Inc.
April 05, 2018 - N°20180097934

Systems and methods are described herein for sending notifications associated with different use or active modes of a mobile device, such as a smart phone, tablet, and so on. For example, a mobile device may be in a busy mode, where a user associated with the mobile device is busy on a call, and/or in an entertainment mode (or ...
Interchangeable input mechanisms for control devices
Performance Designed Products Llc
April 05, 2018 - N°20180095548

Various embodiments described herein are directed toward input mechanisms, for input devices, configured to receive and removably couple to interchangeable elements. Handheld input devices applicable to some embodiments may include, without limitation, computer controllers, video game console controllers, and handheld video gaming devices. Input mechanisms applicable to various embodiments may include, for example, control sticks (e. G., joysticks or analog ...
Camera based safety mechanisms for users of head mounted displays
Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
April 05, 2018 - N°20180093184

Methods and systems for warning a user of a head mounted display (hmd) during game play of a video game. A game is executed causing interactive scenes of the game to be transmitted for rendering on a display portion of the hmd. Coordinates of the hmd are determined in a three-dimensional space of a real-world environment in which the user ...
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Automatic video game highlight reel
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc
March 22, 2018 - N°20180078862

In one example, a gaming platform may use a variety of protocols to identify video game events for inclusion in a highlight reel. The gaming platform may store a highlight criterion for a video game to mark a highlight event in the video game. The gaming platform may play a video game session of the video game. The gaming platform ...
Music game software and input device utilizing a video player
Activision Publishing, Inc.
March 15, 2018 - N°20180071636

A video game includes an audio-video stream combined with game graphics and game sounds. The game graphics are overlaid on the video stream and updated in synchronization with the stream. Update of the game graphics and sounds depends on inputs received from a game player. The game player may provide input using a game controller coupled to the video game ...
Video game processing program and video game processing system
Kabushiki Kaisha Square Enix (also Trading As Square Enix Co., Ltd.)
March 15, 2018 - N°20180071629

A non-transitory computer-readable medium including a video game processing program product for causing a server to realize functions to control progress of a video game in response to an operation of a user is provided. The functions include: a motion control function configured to refer to a storing section to cause an object to carry out a motion specified by ...
Method and apparatus for processing stimulus signals generated by accessory devices
Steelseries Aps
March 15, 2018 - N°20180071623

A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, determining first and second stimulus signals from first and second input functions of first and second gaming equipment devices used by first and second users to control a video game. A first contest between the first and second users is based on first and second game action ...
Neurotherapeutic video game for improving spatiotemporal cognition
The Regents Of The University Of California
March 15, 2018 - N°20180070872

The disclosed embodiments relate to a system that uses a video game to improve spatial and/or temporal information-processing capabilities of a user. During operation, the system enables the user to play the video game. During execution of the video game, the system first measures spatial and/or temporal information-processing capabilities of the user during the course of playing the ...
Embedded grasp sensing devices, systems, and methods
Tactical Haptics
March 08, 2018 - N°20180067545

Implementations of the present invention relate to apparatuses, systems, and methods for measuring the grasp state, position, or hand pose of a user's hand relative to a device, which could be used as an input for human-machine input, augmented reality, virtual reality, video games, or tele-manipulation. The device may include a plurality of grasp sensors embedded within the device. A ...
System and method for driving microtransactions in multiplayer video games
Activision Publishing, Inc.
March 08, 2018 - N°20180065047

A system and method is provided that drives microtransactions in multiplayer video games. The system may include a microtransaction arrange matches to influence game-related purchases. For instance, the system may match a more expert/marquee player with a junior player to encourage the junior player to make game-related purchases of items possessed/used by the marquee player. A junior player ...
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Video gaming system and method of operation
Performance Designed Products Llc
March 08, 2018 - N°20180065034

A video game system can include a console, a camera and a light targeting peripheral (ltp), where the lpt can direct non-visible light (e. G., infrared (ir) light) onto a display screen. The camera is positioned so that is can view the display screen, and can locate a non-visible light dot on the display screen during video game play. The ...
Interchangeable input mechanisms for control devices
Performance Designed Products Llc
March 01, 2018 - N°20180059804

Various embodiments described herein are directed toward input mechanisms, for input devices, configured to receive and removably couple to interchangeable elements. Handheld input devices applicable to some embodiments may include, without limitation, computer controllers, video game console controllers, and handheld video gaming devices. Input mechanisms applicable to various embodiments may include, for example, control sticks (e. G., joysticks or analog ...
Multi-device gaming interface
Voyetra Turtle Beach, Inc.
March 01, 2018 - N°20180056197

An electronic device may be configured to present a user interface via which a user can select from a plurality of commands associated with a particular video game. In response to a selection of one of the plurality of commands, the electronic device may transmit the selected one of the plurality of commands to a user interface device. The selected ...
Program and system
Kabushiki Kaisha Square Enix (also Trading As Square Enix Co., Ltd.)
March 01, 2018 - N°20180056182

A non-transitory computer-readable medium including a program product for causing a server to realize functions to control progress of a video game is provided. The functions include: an obtaining function configured to obtain communication quality information regarding a communication quality of one of user terminals; a determining function configured to determine a display condition of a character on the basis ...
Systems and methods for providing a single virtual reality game play instance for multiple clients ...
Activision Publishing, Inc.
February 22, 2018 - N°20180050269

A video game system for providing a single game play instance for multiple clients each utilizing a different game platform. The system includes a first game platform executing a virtual reality game on a virtual reality system and a second game platform executing a game having a similar representation of the virtual reality game modified for the second game platform. ...
Tactile feedback systems and methods for augmented reality and virtual reality systems
Activision Publishing, Inc.
February 22, 2018 - N°20180050268

A tactile feedback system for use with a virtual reality system comprises a support structure and tactile feedback units coupled to and spaced apart around the support structure. A microcontroller is coupled to the tactile feedback units to independently control their activation. The microcontroller has a communication interface configured to communicate with the virtual reality system to receive control signals ...
Tactile feedback systems and methods for augmented reality and virtual reality systems
Activision Publishing, Inc.
February 22, 2018 - N°20180050267

A tactile feedback system for use with a virtual reality system comprises a support structure and tactile feedback units coupled to and spaced apart around the support structure. A microcontroller is coupled to the tactile feedback units to independently control their activation. The microcontroller has a communication interface configured to communicate with the virtual reality system to receive control signals ...
Ball reflecting video game
February 15, 2018 - N°20180043267

A video game to be played in two or three dimensions in which the player must guide a ball to a goal. The ball is continuously moving and the player must place reflectors to guide the ball to the goal without letting it get destroyed. The player places reflectors by choosing a point in the game space and letting it ...
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