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Chris Blackburn
Christopher W Blackburn, Rory L Block, Thomas A Gentles, Vikram Swamy, Terry D Warkentin: Discovery service in a service-oriented gaming network environment. WMS Gaming, Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner P A, November 13, 2012: US08308567 (3 worldwide citation)

A gaming network includes a discovery service, gaming machines and services providers. The discovery service receives service information from the service providers and publishes the service information to gaming machines and other entities on the gaming network. The discovery service and service pr ...


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Chris Blackburn
John A Beatty, Christopher W Blackburn, Rory L Block, Chih Hui Jan, Terry D Warkentin: Method and apparatus for a gaming network architecture. WMS Gaming, Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner P A, August 10, 2010: US07771276 (2 worldwide citation)

Embodiments of the invention relate generally to wagering games and, more particularly, to a gaming network linked to a plurality of gaming machines. The gaming network has a plurality of servers dedicated to providing a shared game to a plurality of gaming terminals. The shared game may be either c ...


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Chris Blackburn
Christopher W Blackburn, Rory L Block, Chih Hui Jan, James P Simmermon, Thomas A Gentles, Vikram Swamy, Terry D Warkentin: Accounting service in a service-oriented gaming network environment. WMS Gaming, Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner P A, April 19, 2011: US07927210 (1 worldwide citation)

An accounting service for a gaming network including gaming machines provides systems and methods for retrieving accounting information such as gaming machine meter information from gaming machines on the gaming network. The gaming services framework comprises a set of services, protocols, XML schem ...


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Chris Blackburn
Rory L Block, Christopher W Blackburn, Chih Hui Jan, James P Simmermon, Terry D Warkentin: Gaming terminal network with a message director. WMS Gaming, Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner P A, April 9, 2013: US08414397 (1 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus in a gaming network for transmitting event messages from gaming terminals to a central server and, consequently, routing each event message to an appropriate application. The system may include multiple gaming function specific servers with multiple applications on each server ...


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Chris Blackburn
Christopher W Blackburn, Rory L Block, Thomas A Gentles, Vikram Swamy, Terry D Warkentin: Discovery service in a service-oriented gaming network environment. Schwegman Lundberg Woessner & Kluth PA, December 2, 2004: US20040242329-A1

A gaming network includes a discovery service, gaming machines and services providers. The discovery service receives service information from the service providers and publishes the service information to gaming machines and other entities on the gaming network. The discovery service and service pr ...


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Chris Blackburn
Christopher W Blackburn, Rory L Block, Thomas A Gentles, Vikram Swamy, Terry D Warkentin: Boot service in a service-oriented gaming network environment. Schwegman Lundberg Woessner & Kluth PA, December 2, 2004: US20040242328-A1

A boot service for a gaming network including gaming machines provides communications addresses, boot file names and configuration details for gaming machine as the boot on the gaming network. The gaming services framework comprises a set of services, protocols, XML schemas, and methods for providin ...


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Chris Blackburn
Christopher W Blackburn, Rory L Block, Thomas A Gentles, Vikram Swamy, Terry D Warkentin: Name service in a service-oriented gaming network environment. Schwegman Lundberg Woessner & Kluth PA, December 2, 2004: US20040242330-A1

A name service for a gaming network including gaming machines provides systems and methods for returning name bindings to entities on the gaming network. The gaming services framework comprises a set of services, protocols, XML schemas, and methods for providing gaming system functionality in a dist ...


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Chris Blackburn
Christopher W Blackburn, Rory L Block, Thomas A Gentles, Vikram Swamy, Terry D Warkentin: Authentication service in a service-oriented gaming network environment. Schwegman Lundberg Woessner & Kluth PA, December 2, 2004: US20040243848-A1

An authentication service for a gaming network including gaming machines provides systems and methods for authenticating entities on the gaming network. The gaming services framework comprises a set of services, protocols, XML schemas, and methods for providing gaming system functionality in a distr ...


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Chris Blackburn
John A Beatty, Christopher W Blackburn, Rory L Block, Chih Hui Jan, Terry D Warkentin: Method and apparatus for a gaming network architecture. Schwegman Lundberg Woessner & Kluth, December 22, 2005: US20050282628-A1

Embodiments of the invention relate generally to wagering games and, more particularly, to a gaming network linked to a plurality of gaming machines. The gaming network has a plurality of servers dedicated to providing a shared game to a plurality of gaming terminals. The shared game may be either c ...


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Chris Blackburn
Christopher W Blackburn, Rory L Block, Chih Hui Jan, James P Simmermon, Thomas A Gentles, Vikram Swamy, Terry D Warkentin: Event management service in a service-oriented gaming network environment. Schwegman Lundberg Woessner & Kluth PA, December 30, 2004: US20040266532-A1

An event management service for a gaming network including one or more gaming machines provides systems and methods for sending and receiving event related messages. The events include tilts, jackpot wins, software corruption, etc. The gaming services framework comprises a set of services, protocols ...