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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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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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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 (17 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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Alfred Thomas, Jorge L Shimabukuro, Anthony Prohl: Wagering game with multi-point gesture sensing device. WMS Gaming, Nixon Peabody, November 22, 2011: US08062115 (15 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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Alfred Thomas: Basic wagering game having a continuously modified pay table. WMS Gaming, Nixon Peabody, March 30, 2010: US07686689 (15 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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Benjamin T Gomez, Joel R Jaffe, Larry J Pacey, Alfred Thomas: Gaming machine with integrated display. WMS Gaming, Nixon Peabody, November 20, 2007: US07297058 (15 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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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 ...


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Benjamin T Gomez, Alfred Thomas: Gaming system having multizone selection feature. WMS Gaming, Nixon Peabody, February 12, 2013: US08371920 (14 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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Alfred Thomas: Handheld gaming system having dynamically adjusting interfaces and displays. WMS Gaming, Nixon Peabody, March 20, 2012: US08137192 (13 worldwide citation)

A gaming system comprises a handheld gaming device having a first display for displaying a wagering game. The system further comprises a wager input device in communication with the handheld gaming device. The system includes a detector for detecting at least one external input device connected to t ...