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Michael T Tessmer, Lee E Cannon, Charlotte S Centuori, Alan D Williams: Method and system for weighting odds to specific gaming entities in a shared bonus event. IGT, Marshall Gerstein & Borun, January 30, 2007: US07169041 (148 worldwide citation)

Methods of weighting odds in shared bonus events and gaming systems and devices configured for weighting odds in shared bonus events. A number of participations or entries by the same gaming machine or player entity may be obtained for a shared bonus event in association with play of a base or prima ...


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William Wells, Joseph Kaminkow: Casino gaming apparatus with multiple display. IGT, Marshall Gerstein & Borun, February 11, 2003: US06517437 (148 worldwide citation)

A gaming apparatus may comprise a cabinet having a first interior portion and a second interior portion, the cabinet further including an opening defining a viewing area. A partially reflective optical device may be supported inside the cabinet and positioned to transmit light from the first interio ...


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Charles R Berg, Kathleen C Bolich, Scott A Caputo, Stacy A Friedman, Nathan G Leland: Method of playing a game involving questions and answers. Marshall Gerstein & Borun, March 8, 2005: US06863606 (143 worldwide citation)

A method of playing a wagering game is disclosed which simulates a knowledge base same. The method electronically selects one of the plurality of questions, displays the electronically selected question to the player in the format of the simulated knowledge base game and displays a plurality of elec ...


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Christopher Lundy, Garret Olson: Communication protocol for gaming system configuration. IGT, Marshall Gerstein & Borun, April 26, 2005: US06884174 (143 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for communicating gaming machine settings is disclosed. In one embodiment a universal configuration communication protocol is provided for retrieving or modifying, over a network, current gaming machine setting of a remotely located gaming machine. A translation table may be i ...


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Andrew Pascal, Louis David Giacalone Jr, Michael Barnett: Dynamic tournament gaming method and system. IGT, Marshall Gerstein & Borun, November 16, 2004: US06817948 (140 worldwide citation)

Dynamic tournament gaming method and system, including the provision of a plurality of gaming terminals selectively interlinkable together with a host terminal so that current players of the terminals desiring to participate in group tournament play can be notified of the opportunity and provided wi ...


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Lee E Cannon: Method and apparatus for competitive bonus games with a player as the house. IGT, Marshall Gerstein & Borun, October 5, 2004: US06800026 (139 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates to gaming systems and methods where enablement for play of a bonus game is linked to play of a primary game. A player may qualify for the bonus game by preselected criteria associated with play of the primary game. At least one player is enabled to play the bonus game a ...


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William R Wells, Chauncey W Griswold, Richard L Wilder, Harold E Mattice: Electronic gaming machine with enclosed seating unit. IGT, Marshall Gerstein & Borun, March 11, 2003: US06530842 (138 worldwide citation)

An electronic gambling unit for allowing a user to play a video gambling game, may generally include a seating unit having an enclosure defining an at least partially enclosed space, the enclosure being sized to at least partially enclose the user when the user is seated in the seating unit and a di ...


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Bernhard A M Seefeld, Neal Kanodia, Elizabeth M Windram: Displaying layers of search results on a map. Google, Marshall Gerstein & Borun, July 16, 2013: US08489641 (135 worldwide citation)

In general, the subject matter described in this specification can be embodied in methods, systems, and program products. Information that is responsive to each of multiple distinct search queries is received from a server system. The information for each of the search queries identifies a geographi ...


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Dean L DeWhitt, Clark D Nicholson, W Jeff Westerinen, Michael R Fortin, John M Parchem, Charles P Thacker: Method and apparatus to reduce power consumption and improve read/write performance of hard disk drives using non-volatile memory. Microsoft Corporation, Marshall Gerstein & Borun, July 25, 2006: US07082495 (135 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus to improve the read/write performance of a hard drive is presented. The hard drive includes solid state, non-volatile (NV) memory as a read/write cache. Data specified by the operating system is stored in the NV memory. The operating system provides a list of data to be put in ...


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