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William H. Gates III
William H Gates III, Gary W Flake, Alexander G Gounares, Thomas F Bergstraesser, Arnold N Blinn, Christopher W Brumme, Lili Cheng, Michael Connolly, Daniel S Glasser, James R Larus, Matthew B MacLaurin, Henricus Johannes Maria Meijer, Debi P Mishra, Amit Mital, Ira L Snyder Jr, Melora Zaner Godsey: Virtual entertainment. Microsoft Corporation, Lee & Hayes PLLC, September 6, 2011: US08012023 (202 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods that provide for a virtual reality entertainment system that supplies immersive entertainment and creates a sensation for a user similar to having guests in a remote location to be physically present as virtual guests. Such virtual reality entertainment system can supply a graphi ...


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Chris Blackburn
Peter R Anderson, Christopher W Blackburn, Robert T Davis, Christopher J Frattinger, Timothy J Holman, Suzanne J Ruebusch, Terry D Warkentin: Display of the status of gaming machines. WMS Gaming, Nixon Peabody, March 12, 2013: US08393960 (2 worldwide citation)

A controller of gaming machines includes an input/output module adapted to receive signals that represent a current status of a parameter of the gaming machines. A microprocessing unit generates for each gaming machine(s) an icon having variable visual indicia indicative of a value of the parameter ...


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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, Robert T Davis, Christopher J Frattinger, Jeremy Hornik, Sue Ruebusch, Alfred Thomas, William Wadleigh, Terry D Warkentin: Ordering, delivering, and licensing wager gaming content. WMS Gaming, Nixon Peabody, March 4, 2014: US08663003 (1 worldwide citation)

A system and method for viewing and ordering wager gaming content utilizes a network server to provide an interface to a user coupled to the network. In one embodiment, the server is an Internet web based server, and the user is a thin client, using an Internet browser to view and select wager gamin ...


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Chris Blackburn
Peter R Anderson, Christopher W Blackburn, Robert T Davis, Christopher J Frattinger, Timothy J Hohnan, Suzanne J Ruebusch, Terry D Warkentin: Display of the status of gaming machines. WMS Gaming, Nixon Peabody, July 1, 2010: US20100167817-A1

A controller of gaming machines includes an input/output module adapted to receive signals that represent a current status of a parameter of the gaming machines. A microprocessing unit generates for each gaming machine(s) an icon having variable visual indicia indicative of a value of the parameter ...


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Chris Blackburn
Mark B Gagner, Alicia Johnson, John A Beatty, Christopher W Blackburn: Asset management of downloadable gaming components in a gaming system. Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner Wms Gaming, May 14, 2009: US20090124372-A1

Systems and methods provide mechanisms for updating software assets on a gaming machine (100.1 and 100.2). The gaming software assets may include banner content, advertising content, denomination data, pay table, language data, video content, audio content, episodic game data, wagering game software ...


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Chris Blackburn
Christopher W Blackburn, Rory L Block: Directory service in a service-oriented gaming network environment. WMS Gaming, Schwegman Lundberg Woessner & Kluth Pa, June 7, 2007: US20070129145-A1

A gaming network includes a directory service, wagering game machines and service providers. The directory service receives requests for information from the wagering game machines and service providers on the gaming network and provides information relevant to the request to the requester. The dire ...


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Chris Blackburn
Christopher W Blackburn, Nicholas M Gadacz: Systems and methods for processing wager gaming messages. Schwegman Lundberg Woessner & Kluth Pa, September 14, 2006: US20060205457-A1

Systems and methods for processing wager gaming messages are described herein. In one embodiment, one of the methods includes receiving a wager gaming message from a wager gaming network device. The method also includes selecting a message queue for receiving the wager gaming message, where the wage ...


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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, Thomas A Gentles, Vikram Swamy, Terry D Warkentin: Time service in a service-oriented gaming network environment. Schwegman Lundberg Woessner & Kluth PA, December 2, 2004: US20040242331-A1

A time service for a gaming network including gaming machines provides systems and methods for processing time related requests on the gaming network by service providers, gaming machines and other entities on the gaming network. The gaming services framework comprises a set of services, protocols, ...