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


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Pre-play and post-play video game character presentation and equipping
Activision Publishing, Inc.
August 17, 2017 - N°20170232342

Systems and methods for pre-game and post-game video game character presentation and equipping are disclosed. According to one aspect of the invention, a computer implemented method useful for video game play comprises: determining identities and equipment of at least some game characters for participation in game play; in a time period outside of game play, providing information for rendering the ...
System and method for object extraction
Eyecue Vision Technologies Ltd.
August 10, 2017 - N°20170228880

A system and method for capturing images from various angles of an object that is resting on an orientation indication background, using a camera of a mobile device and visible light. The images are processed to construct a three-dimensional image model and a representation of the three-dimensional image model are displayed on an electronic display screen and manipulated or embedded ...
Analysis of video game videos for information extraction, content labeling, smart video editing/creation and ...
Clipmine, Inc.
August 10, 2017 - N°20170228600

Methods and systems for analyzing video-game videos in connection with facilitating video editing and creation and performing automated extraction of information of interest to facilitate labeling of and/or highlight generation for such videos is provided. According to one embodiment, a video, containing content pertaining to a video game, is received by a video-game video analysis system. Information regarding the ...
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Gpu data sniffing and 3d streaming system and method
Kabushiki Kaisha Square Enix (also Trading As Square Enix Co., Ltd.)
August 03, 2017 - N°20170221174

In one aspect, a graphics processing unit (gpu) data sniffing method includes the step of providing a video game software comprising a set of graphics data of a video game. The method includes the step of communicating the set of graphics data to a graphics library using an application programming interface (api) call to the graphics library. The graphics library ...
Coin operated entertainment system
Touchtunes Music Corporation
August 03, 2017 - N°20170216730

This invention in certain example instances relates generally to coin-operated video entertainment systems. More particularly, certain exemplary aspects of the invention provide methods and/or systems for controlling access to a portable coin-operated interactive entertainment device that may be used to play video games and access other forms of entertainment as well as providing features via such portable coin-operated interactive ...
Esports fitness and training system
Gaming Grids Wearables, Llc
August 03, 2017 - N°20170216667

An esports fitness band and system are disclosed. The esports fitness band may be worn by the user. The esports fitness band uses sensors to calculate user activity data and output the data via bluetooth® wireless technology to the user's mobile electronic device. The user's mobile electronic device then transmits the user's fitness data to a cloud data repository. ...
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Methods and systems for determining motion of a device
5th Screen Digital Inc.
July 27, 2017 - N°20170213351

Embodiments disclosed herein provide systems and methods for determining motion of a striking or blocking device. Embodiments may be utilized in various embodiments when it is desired to track, determine, etc. The motion of a device. For example, embodiments may be utilized in martial arts, sports, activities, instructional videos, video games, etc. More specifically, embodiments may be configured to automatically ...
Systems and methods for capturing participant likeness for a video game character
Electronic Arts Inc.
July 27, 2017 - N°20170209795

Systems and methods for capturing participant likeness for a video game character are disclosed. In some embodiments, a method comprises receiving, at a pose generation system, multiple videos of one or more live events, the multiple videos recorded from a plurality of camera angles. A target participant may be identified, at the pose generation system, in the multiple videos. A ...
Systems and methods for creating a playable video game from a three-dimensional model
Pixel Press Technology, Llc
July 27, 2017 - N°20170209794

Systems and methods for creating a playable video game, or playable video game levels, from a three-dimensional model comprising a plurality of various-colored blocks disposed on a grid. A set of software modules processes a digital image of the static model to translate its component elements into video game elements in a level file, which may then be played using ...
Gaming peripheral with built-in audio support
Performance Designed Products Llc
July 20, 2017 - N°20170206054

Various embodiments described herein are directed toward gaming peripherals with built-in audio support. The gaming peripheral may include a plurality of input mechanisms configured to control a video game. The video game may be controlled via the plurality of input mechanisms in a first mode. Handheld input devices applicable to some embodiments may include, without limitation, computer controllers, video game ...
Camera based safety mechanisms for users of head mounted displays
Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
July 20, 2017 - N°20170203213

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 ...
Systems and methods for providing a video game using information stored by physical objects
Disney Enterprises, Inc.
July 20, 2017 - N°20170203204

A system and method for providing a video game using information stored by physical objects are disclosed. The video game may take place in a virtual space. Users may access the virtual space via client computing platforms. Users may participate in the video game by controlling game entities in the virtual space. Individual ones of the game entities may be ...
Display grid for video game input on touchscreen display
Sixense Entertainment, Inc.
July 13, 2017 - N°20170197145

A method of providing input to a program, such as a video game, that expects input from a mouse and keyboard is disclosed. A plurality of large virtual cells are created on a display, each cell corresponding either to a smaller graphical button displayed by the program or to one or more keystrokes that the program will accept as input. ...
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Resource allocation to game titles in a remote gaming environment
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc
July 06, 2017 - N°20170195251

Embodiments of the present invention monitor and dynamically allocate computing resources to a game service. A game service provides a remote gaming environments to which users connect over a wide area network, such as the internet. A game session runs a single instance of a game title. The game session runs the video game code responsible for creating the playing ...
Wearable activity tracking systems and technology
Acshun, Inc.
July 06, 2017 - N°20170189815

In some aspects, an activity tracking system is provided, comprising at least one activity tracking device configured to track activity of a user and to generate activity data corresponding to an amount of the activity performed by the user, a server communicatively coupled to the at least one activity tracking device via a network to receive the activity data, the ...
Web explorer for gaming platform interface
Sony Interactive Entertainment America Llc
July 06, 2017 - N°20170189809

A method is provided, including the following method operations: rendering, by a client device, game title icons in a gaming platform interface to a display device, the game title icons identifying video games that are accessible through the gaming platform interface using the client device; receiving, by the client device, user selection data indicating selection of a game title icon ...
Handheld controller grip attachment
The Bearded Bear, Llc
July 06, 2017 - N°20170189800

Embodiments of the present disclosure include a grip attachment that changes the shape of a handheld controller, allowing individual users to comfortably hold the controller while they interact with the controlled system. For example, some embodiments include a video game controller grip attachment having features that conform to fit securely with the video game controller, allow the user to hold ...
Automatic game comparison and recommendation
Electronic Arts Inc.
June 29, 2017 - N°20170182424

Methods and apparatus for automatic game generation are described. The method may include collecting, by a hardware processor of a server over a network, first information associated with a first video game player, second information associated with a second video game player related to the first video game player, and a plurality of events that the first video game player ...
System and method for recharging battery in augmented reality game system
Spin Master Ltd.
June 29, 2017 - N°20170182407

In an aspect, an augmented reality game system is provided including a mobile smart device such as a smart phone and a remotely controlled drone. The mobile smart phone device is programmed to display an augmented environment, being the real environment viewed by the camera and a virtual environment superimposed over images of the real environment. The drone is controlled ...
Method and apparatus for joining electronic conference
Kabushiki Kaisha Square Enix (also Trading As Square Enix Co., Ltd.)
June 22, 2017 - N°20170180434

According to the present invention, even while a chat opening process is in progress, users can join chats by means of a simple procedure from a video game machine. Once a chat has been opened, an invitation signal can further be transmitted to other chat guests. A video game machine of an expected guest receiving the invitation signal displays a ...
Image-based deformation of simulated characters of varied topology
Electronic Arts Inc.
June 22, 2017 - N°20170178381

A graphical asset associated with a simulated character of a video game is received. A first image and a second image associated with the simulated character are subsequently received, the first image comprising graphical displacement mapping information for a first topology of image deformation and the second image comprising graphical displacement mapping information for a second topology of deformation. A ...
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