US 9,811,236 B2
User interface features in a system of concurrent games
Scott T. Hilbert, Sparks, NV (US); Joseph R. Hedrick, Reno, NV (US); David Ponce, Las Vegas, NV (US); Yogendrasinh Hematji Rajput, Bangalore (IN); Prateek Kumar Baishkhiyar, Jharkhand (IN); Ravi Subramanian, Bangalore (IN); and Pratima Mary Yedluri, Bangalore (IN)
Assigned to Bally Gaming, Inc., Las Vegas, NV (US)
Filed by Bally Gaming, Inc., Las Vegas, NV (US)
Filed on Sep. 26, 2014, as Appl. No. 14/499,007.
Prior Publication US 2016/0092065 A1, Mar. 31, 2016
Int. Cl. A63F 9/24 (2006.01); G06F 3/0481 (2013.01); G07F 17/32 (2006.01); G06F 3/0488 (2013.01)
CPC G06F 3/04812 (2013.01) [G06F 3/0488 (2013.01); G07F 17/3204 (2013.01); G07F 17/3209 (2013.01); G07F 17/3213 (2013.01); G07F 17/3262 (2013.01); G07F 17/3293 (2013.01)] 21 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A system comprising:
one or more game processors;
one or more video displays that displays a game interface to enable a player to view a plurality of games being played;
a player input device that enables the player to control the plurality of games being played by providing player input to the one or more game processors;
a memory device storing a set of fixed instructions that control the one or more game processors, wherein the instructions are configured to:
enable the player to interact with the game interface and select a game from a list of games offered by the video gaming machine, wherein the game interface comprises a floating bubble interface in which currently available games are displayed in animated circular bubble-shaped regions that appear to float on the one or more video displays in a random motion with animated visual and auditory effects;
display a game selection interface to enable the player to select the game and add the game to a control panel, wherein the control panel is configured to display a plurality of games selected by the player; and
enable the player to switch among the plurality of games selected by the player and concurrently control game play of the plurality of games selected by the player.