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Vincent C Jackson: Method and apparatus for portable digital entertainment system. Jackie Lee Duke, February 4, 2003: US06516466 (155 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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Samuel D Dodge: Apparatus and method for timing video games. Donna J Thies, October 12, 1999: US05964661 (153 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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Dean R DeVolpi: Multi-speed multi-direction analog pointing device. William J Quinn, Cornelius P Quinn, Quinn & Quinn P C, June 15, 1999: US05912612 (148 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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G Merle Bachmann, Charles L Davis, Annis R Morgan Jr: Vending machine display panel with utility module therein. The Coca Cola Company, Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch, June 19, 1984: US04454670 (147 worldwide citation)

A display panel for a vending machine including the capability of adding promotions, advertising, and special equipment such as electronic and video games to the existing vending machine. A utility module for containing one of these devices is located on the display panel of the vending machine and ...


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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 (143 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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Robert M Best: Talking video games. Graybeal Jackson Haley & Johnson, February 28, 1995: US05393073 (142 worldwide citation)

Talking video games can provide simulated voice dialog between human players and animated characters on a TV screen. Two or more players can take turns responding to animated characters and two or more animated characters can respond to each player and to each other, thereby providing three-way or f ...


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Elden D Harrison: Amusement and information system for use on a passenger carrier. April 22, 1986: US04584603 (141 worldwide citation)

The invention concerns an amusement and information system for use particularly on airlines. On each seat back is mounted an entertainment terminal including a keyboard and video display for use by the occupant of a subsequent seat. The keyboard provides access to video games and movies, and flight ...


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Takeya Okamoto: Interactive communication system for communicating video game and karaoke software. Yugengaisha Adachi International, February 6, 1996: US05489103 (140 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 ...


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Charles R Bond, Ronald M Sturtevant Stuart: Multiple system disk. Verbatim Corporation, Thomas E Schatzel, December 31, 1985: US04562495 (140 worldwide citation)

A multiple system data storage disk adapted for use with more than one type of computer. The disk is specially formatted to include software for each computer. The disk includes four discrete recognition headers, one for each target computer, placed at locations on the disk where each computer expec ...


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Sheng Yang Chiu, Sathis N Menon, Jeffrey D Hollar: Database-independent, scalable, object-oriented architecture and API for managing digital multimedia assets. Silicon Graphics, Sterne Kessler Goldstein & Fox p l l c, January 30, 2001: US06181336 (140 worldwide citation)

A system is described for providing an integrated, efficient and consistent production environment for the shared development of multimedia productions. Examples of multimedia productions include feature animation films, computerized animation films, interactive video games, interactive movies, and ...



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