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Michael F Jeffers, Jacob Shekel, Charles L Dages, Joseph Glaab: System arrangement for distribution and use of video games. Jerrold Electronics Corporation, Hopgood Calimafde Kalil Blaustein & Lieberman, January 27, 1981: US04247106 (194 worldwide citation)

An improved system arrangement for distributing and permitting use of an ensemble of program controlled television games includes head end apparatus for impressing an array of game-regulating programs onto an electronic distribution system, e.g., by time division multiplexing into an assigned freque ...


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Jordan S Jacobs, Marvin Jacobs: Manually held tilt sensitive non-joystick control box. October 22, 1991: US05059958 (178 worldwide citation)

A control device having a boxlike shaped enclosure that is held with both hands for tiling to produce corresponding tilt attitude control signals while the fingers of both hands are used to actuate switches symmetrically disposed on the top section of the enclosure to produce auxiliary control signa ...


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Patrick T Ho: Programmable video game controller. STD Electronic International, Burns Doane Swecker & Mathis, November 9, 1993: US05259626 (176 worldwide citation)

A controller for video games includes a mechanism for recording, storing and retrieving a sequence of instructions. When playing a relatively complex game involving a relatively complex sequence of instructions which are used repetitively, these instructions need be entered only once and can be retr ...


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Mitchell K Bilder: On-hold activity selection apparatus and method. AT&T, Oliff & Berridge, June 4, 2002: US06400804 (176 worldwide citation)

An on-hold activity selection apparatus and method that allows an on-hold party to select an on-hold activity, from a menu of on-hold activities, with which to be entertained and/or informed. The on-hold activity selection apparatus detects the occurrence of an on-hold condition in a communication b ...


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Denise Chapman Weston, Jonathan A Barney: Live-action interactive adventure game. Creative Kingdoms, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, November 22, 2005: US06967566 (174 worldwide citation)

An interactive treasure hunt game is provided. Game participants receive a card, map and/or identification badge configured with an RFID tag, bar-code or a magnetic “swipe” strip or the like. The RFID tag or other identifying device is used to store certain information identifying each play particip ...


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Xiaoling Wang: Apparatus and a method for more realistic shooting video games on computers or similar devices. Walter J Tencza Jr, August 16, 2005: US06929548 (173 worldwide citation)

An apparatus, system, and a method for providing more realistic shooting input for shooting video games on computers or similar devices is provided. The apparatus may be comprised of a mock shooting device, such as a gun, having a lighting device containing a plurality of light sources. The apparatu ...


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Steven G LeMay, Jamal Benbrahim: Room key based in-room player tracking. IGT, Beyer Weaver, April 3, 2007: US07198571 (170 worldwide citation)

A disclosed authentication instrument is used to authorize various services at a hotel-casino complex, such as but not limited to in-room gaming, in-room sports wagering, room access, safe access, mini-bar access, Electronic Fund Transfers (EFT), player tracking services and in-room entertainment se ...


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Thomas G Matheson: System, method, and station interface arrangement for playing video game over telephone lines. AT&T Bell Laboratories, Jack S Cubert, February 18, 1986: US04570930 (164 worldwide citation)

A system, method and station interface arrangement which permits video games to be played over a telephone network is disclosed. Communications delay between the games can be mitigated by transmitting local player position data to a remote game, the position data being detected at a local game durin ...


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Michael G Coutts, Lee G Dove: Financial transaction system. NCR Corporation, November 10, 1998: US05835603 (161 worldwide citation)

A home banking system comprises a video games entertainment console 10 having a processor 12, a display driver 14, connection means 16 for connection to a television set 17, and an input/output device 20. Such a conventional console 10 is converted to a home banking terminal by an encrypting modem 2 ...


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Vincent C Jackson: Method and apparatus for portable digital entertainment system. Jackie Lee Duke, February 4, 2003: US06516466 (156 worldwide citation)

An improved method and apparatus for portable digital entertainment system which melds direct microwave communications with digital technology to provide a system for “on demand” distribution of digital data, such as songs or video games. The apparatus includes a microwave cellular tower capable of ...



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