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Alfred Thomas: Basic wagering game having a continuously modified pay table. WMS Gaming, Nixon Peabody, March 30, 2010: US07686689 (20 worldwide citation)

A method of playing a basic wagering game comprises conducting the basic wagering game at a gaming terminal in response to receiving a wager input. The method includes apportioning the wager input among a plurality of winning outcomes for the basic wagering game, such that the apportioning increases ...


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Miguel Comparan, Brent Francis Hilgart, Brian Lee Koehler, Eric Oliver Mejdrich, Adam James Muff, Alfred Thomas Watson III: Method and apparatus for executing instructions. International Business Machines Corporation, Patterson & Sheridan, December 20, 2011: US08082420 (20 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for executing instructions in a processor are provided. In one embodiment of the invention, the method includes receiving a plurality of instructions. The plurality of instructions includes first instructions in a first thread and second instructions in a second thread. The me ...


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Charles R Bleich, Stephen A Canterbury, John W Skalon, Alfred Thomas: Intelligent button for a gaming machine. WMS Gaming, Nixon Peabody, August 17, 2010: US07775872 (19 worldwide citation)

A game button includes an enclosure in which are mounted at least one variable display, a sensor, a memory, and any other components of the game button. The variable display is capable of presenting a plurality of images thereon. The memory is communicatively coupled with the variable display, is ad ...


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Benjamin T Gomez, Alfred Thomas: Gaming system having multizone selection feature. WMS Gaming, Nixon Peabody, February 12, 2013: US08371920 (19 worldwide citation)

A gaming system for conducting a wagering game includes a wager input device and a display for displaying a randomly selected outcome. The randomly selected outcome is selected from a plurality of possible outcomes. The gaming system further includes a controller operative to display a multi-zone se ...


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Shridhar P Joshi, Candace Lucas, Alfred Thomas: Using player information in wagering game environments. WMS Gaming, DeLizio Gilliam PLLC, August 7, 2012: US08235811 (18 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods for using player information in wagering game environments are described herein. In one embodiment a method includes receiving a first set of player information, where the first set of player information indicates casino activities of a player. The method can also include analyzi ...


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Alfred Thomas, Jorge L Shimabukuro, Anthony Prohl: Wagering game with multi-point gesture sensing device. WMS Gaming, Nixon Peabody, November 22, 2011: US08062115 (16 worldwide citation)

A gaming machine having a multipoint sensing device capable of sensing a multipoint gesture, which includes at least two simultaneously touched points. One or both of the points can serve as an initial starting point for a gesture, which represents a continuous movement across the multipoint sensing ...


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Benjamin T Gomez, Joel R Jaffe, Larry J Pacey, Alfred Thomas: Gaming machine with integrated display. WMS Gaming, Nixon Peabody, November 20, 2007: US07297058 (16 worldwide citation)

A gaming apparatus for conducting a wagering game comprises a video screen for displaying a dynamic video image and a structure for displaying non-video artwork. The video and non-video artworks are visually linked to form an integrated image associated with the wagering game. The structure covers a ...


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Vladimir I Arezina, Gilbert J Q Burak, Mark B Gagner, Benjamin T Gomez, Joel R Jaffe, James V Palermo, James M Rasmussen, Gene Rigsby, Richard T Schwartz, Craig J Sylla, Alfred Thomas, Timothy C Loose: Multi-player, multi-touch table for use in wagering game systems. WMS Gaming, Nixon Peabody, January 8, 2013: US08348747 (15 worldwide citation)

A multi-player gaming system sensing multiple simultaneous contacts on a surface of a gaming table, differentiating contacts by different players. Privacy controls selectively display private information visible to only one of the players on or near the display surface of the gaming table. The gamin ...


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Alfred Thomas, Andrew Guinn, Peter J R Anderson, Mark B Gagner, Larry J Pacey: Wagering game system having bonus game configurations. WMS Gaming, Nixon Peabody, September 18, 2012: US08267797 (14 worldwide citation)

A method and system for making a plurality of bonus games available on a gaming machine. The bonus games each have associated bonus game instructions. The bonus game instructions are stored in a bonus game memory. The bonus game is selectable by a player of the gaming machine. The bonus game instruc ...


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Charles R Bleich, Stephen A Canterbury, John W Skalon, Alfred Thomas: Intelligent button for a gaming machine. WMS Gaming, Nixon Peabody, May 22, 2012: US08182344 (14 worldwide citation)

A game button includes an enclosure in which are mounted at least one variable display, a sensor, a memory, and any other components of the game button. The variable display is capable of presenting a plurality of images thereon. The memory is communicatively coupled with the variable display, is ad ...