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Stacy Friedman, Jon Muskin: Video games adapted for wagering. Olympian Gaming, Muskin & Cusick, December 13, 2011: US08075383 (168 worldwide citation)

A method, apparatus, and computer readable storage to allow players to wager on video games. The method disclosed herein can allow players to win or lose money while partaking in any video game previously played for entertainment purposes. A player can purchase play time on a game, play the game and ...


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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 (166 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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Samuel D Dodge: Apparatus and method for timing video games. Donna J Thies, October 12, 1999: US05964661 (165 worldwide citation)

A timing system for a video game unit. The video game timer is a stand alone device, that works independently of existing video game unit ROM and is adaptable for use on a console or hand held video game unit. The system has software controlled functions for easy redesign. The timer system interrupt ...


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David J Sayler, Eric Y Park, I Chiang Sun, Henry Y Chin, Sohrab Vossoughi, Lutz Kucher: Two-handed controller for video games and simulations. Thrustmaster, Marger Johnson & McCollom P C, July 13, 1999: US05923317 (164 worldwide citation)

A two-handed game controller has a single dual analog/digital x-y directional pad mounted on the top which can perform either analog or digital functions. A mode switch on the controller allows an operator to select either analog or digital control settings. The controller also has a button grouping ...


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Michael G Coutts, Lee G Dove: Financial transaction system. NCR Corporation, November 10, 1998: US05835603 (163 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 (160 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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Stephen G Perlman: Network architecture to support real-time video games. Workman Nydegger & Seeley, September 21, 1999: US05956485 (159 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and method for linking multiple remote players of real-time games is disclosed. The system of the present invention includes a first computer for directly linking the first computer with a second computer, the first computer comprises: 1) a network interface coupled to a network; 2) cli ...


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Dean R DeVolpi: Multi-speed multi-direction analog pointing device. William J Quinn, Cornelius P Quinn, Quinn & Quinn P C, June 15, 1999: US05912612 (157 worldwide citation)

A low-cost pad pointing device with improved performance, reliability and durability, that can be used as a cursor pointing device for computers, remote controls, web TV, TV guide browsers, video games, consumer electronics, industrial controllers, medical, automotive and other applications. A protr ...


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Robert M Burke II, David Z Carman: System for regulating access to and distributing content in a network. Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt P C, February 21, 2012: US08122128 (157 worldwide citation)

There is provided a system for regulating access and managing distribution of content in a network, such as the Internet. The system includes communication gateways, installed at a subscriber site, internet control points, installed remotely, and various network elements installed throughout the net ...


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Takeya Okamoto: Interactive communication system for communicating video game and karaoke software. Yugengaisha Adachi International, February 6, 1996: US05489103 (157 worldwide citation)

An interactive communication system is proposed for communicating software of video games or karaoke music from a host facility or distributor to end users. The system includes a communication terminal device provided at the end user. The communication terminal device includes a computer and a devic ...