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John F Acres, Jose Vega: Method and apparatus for implementing a jackpot bonus on a network of gaming devices. Acres Gaming Incorporated, Marger Johnson & McCollom P C, March 2, 1999: US05876284 (697 worldwide citation)

A system for monitoring and configuring gaming devices interconnected over a high-speed network. Each gaming device includes a data communication node which allows the gaming device to communicate with a floor controller over a current loop network. The data communication network communicates with b ...


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John F Acres: Method and apparatus for implementing in video a secondary game responsive to player interaction with a primary game. Acres Gaming Incorporated, Marger Johnson & McCollom P C, April 23, 2002: US06375567 (644 worldwide citation)

A method for operating a group of gaming machines interconnected by a network to play both primary and secondary games from the machines. Each of the gaming machines has a primary game associated with it. Play is allowed to occur on the gaming machines while a triggering event is detected. In a pref ...


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John F Acres, Richard J Schneider: Networked gaming devices that end a bonus and concurrently initiate another bonus. Acres Gaming Incorporated, Marger Johnson & McCollom P C, April 2, 2002: US06364768 (588 worldwide citation)

A plurality of gaming machines, such as slot machines or the like, are networked together in communication with a bonus server. The bonus server identifies each machine on the network and transmits a bonus token across the network to a machine control interface within a selected one of the machines. ...


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Yeong kwan Kim, Sang in Lee, Chang soo Park, Sang min Lee: Method for manufacturing thin film using atomic layer deposition. Samsung Electronics, Marger Johnson & McCollom P C, August 7, 2001: US06270572 (423 worldwide citation)

A thin film manufacturing method is provided. The method includes the step of chemically adsorbing a first reactant on a substrate by injecting the first reactant into a chamber in which the substrate is loaded. Physisorbed first reactant on the chemically adsorbed first reactant is removed by purgi ...


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John Acres: Method and apparatus for promoting play on a network of gaming devices. Acres Gaming, Marger & Johnson & McCollom P C, May 20, 2003: US06565434 (397 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for controlling a bonusing promotion system using a bonus server interconnected to a plurality of gaming devices is described. A percentage of a wager played on each gaming device is accumulated into a bonus pool stored on the bonus server. The bonus pool is compared to a thre ...


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John F Acres: Method for transferring credit from one gaming machine to another. Acres Gaming Incorporated, Marger Johnson & McCollom P C, August 19, 2003: US06607441 (366 worldwide citation)

A method for transferring credits between gaming devices connected by a network to a host computer comprising. A player account accessible by the host computer is created. The player can access the account by inserting a card into a card reader at one of the gaming devices. A credit is applied by th ...


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Brian L Hazlehurst, Scott M Burke, Kristopher E Nybakken: Intelligent query system for automatically indexing information in a database and automatically categorizing users. Sapient Health Network, Marger Johnson & McCollom P C, October 26, 1999: US05974412 (354 worldwide citation)

An Intelligent Query Engine (IQE) system automatically develops multiple information spaces in which different types of real-world objects (e.g., documents, users, products) can be represented. Machine learning techniques are used to facilitate automated emergence of information spaces in which obje ...


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Richard J Schneider, Joseph G Hart, Joseph W Canon, Robert P Bartholomew, Michael B Shelby, Lawrence R Pitman: Dynamic threshold for pool-based bonus promotions in electronic gaming systems. Acres Gaming Incorporated, Marger Johnson & McCollom P c, March 19, 2002: US06358149 (351 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for awarding bonuses over a gaming network having a plurality of gaming machines, such as slot machines, interconnected by a network. Play is allowed to occur on a plurality of gaming machines as the bonus pool, common to the gaming machines over the network is incremented res ...


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Sang bom Kang, Yun sook Chae, Chang soo Park, Sang in Lee: Method for forming metal layer using atomic layer deposition. Samsung Electronics, Marger Johnson & McCollom P C, January 16, 2001: US06174809 (349 worldwide citation)

A method for forming a metal layer using an atomic layer deposition process. A sacrificial metal atomic layer is formed on a semiconductor substrate by reacting a precursor containing a metal with a reducing gas, and a metal atomic layer is formed of metal atoms separated from a metal halide gas on ...


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David Ferrin Pare Jr, Ned Hoffman, Jonathan Alexander Lee: Tokenless biometric ATM access system. SmartTouch, Marger Johnson & McCollom P C, November 28, 2000: US06154879 (321 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides a method for tokenless biometric access to financial accounts at an institution using an automated teller machine. This method comprises a user registration step, wherein a user registers with an electronic identicator one or more registration biometric samples and one ...