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A method and apparatus for distributing multimedia content (such as video, games, music, pictures), where the multimedia content is stored in a plurality of set-top boxes that are connected to a cable network. A controller unit located at a central cable station manages the multimedia content. The m ...


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Leon P Stoel, David M Bankers, Vernon E Hills, Prentice J Plucker, Christopher A Cinco: Entertainment system and method for controlling connections between terminals and game generators and providing video game responses to game controls through a distributed system. LodgeNet Entertainment Corporation, Kinney & Lange P A, October 7, 1997: US05675828 (108 worldwide citation)

A hotel room entertainment system enables video games to be played in each room of a hotel without providing a video game generator in each room. The entertainment system includes at a head end system portion in which the video game audio and video signals are generated and a plurality of guest term ...


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Louis B Rosenberg, Bruce M Schena, Richard B Gillespie: Force feedback interface devices providing resistance forces using a fluid. Immersion Corporation, James R Riegel, Guy V Tucker, August 7, 2001: US06271828 (106 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for interfacing the motion of an object with a digital processing system includes a sensor for detecting movement of the object along a degree of freedom. A passive pneumatic or hydraulic damper is coupled to the object to provide a damping resistance to the object along the d ...


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Scott Eliott: Security system for video game system with hard disk drive and internet access capability. Nintendo of America, Nixon & Vanderhye P C, March 30, 2004: US06712704 (101 worldwide citation)

An existing video game system is modified to include additional communication and storage capability via a modem and hard disk drive. In accordance with one embodiment of the present invention, the primary system security features are incorporated into a video game system expansion device having a h ...


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William Pepper Jr: Video game apparatus and method. Peptek Incorporated, Jim Zegeer, November 24, 1981: US04302011 (99 worldwide citation)

A video game apparatus and method in which two-axis output signals are produced when a surface activated with X-Y excitation signals is touched by the human finger. The control surface has a configuration corresponding to the play area on the video display. The device has the ability to sense the pr ...


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Louis B Rosenberg, Bruce M Schena, Richard B Gillespie: Method and apparatus for providing passive fluid force feedback. Immersion Corporation, Philip H Albert, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, November 26, 2002: US06486872 (99 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for interfacing the motion of an object with a digital processing system includes a sensor for detecting movement of the object along a degree of freedom. A passive pneumatic or hydraulic damper is coupled to the object to provide a damping resistance to the object along the d ...


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Method and apparatus for educational games comprising a plurality of printed cards/boards, and a novel low-cost touch pad with interface cable to the personal computer game-port. When an eductional game is played, the player responds to computer questions/words/graphic object by pressing the corresp ...


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Oleg B Rashkovskiy: Providing advertising with video games. Intel Corporation, Trop Pruner & Hu P C, September 9, 2003: US06616533 (98 worldwide citation)

A video game may be associated with advertising such that when the player mouse clicks on an image element in the course of play of the game, the game play may automatically be paused in one embodiment. Once the game play is paused, an advertising graphical user interface may be displayed that enabl ...


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Switching apparatus for selectively applying either video game signals or conventional television program signals to a television receiver includes a pair of complementary filters to respectively pass and block the transmission of signals within a selected game-display channel. A switch may be selec ...


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ARNONE MILES: Enriched game play environment (single and/or multi-player) for casino applications. ARNONE MILES, Cire Frank L, September 9, 2011: WO/2011/109454 (96 worldwide citation)

A gaming system is provided. The gaming system provides players a rich (i.e. akin to leading home- and arcade-based video games) single-player, multi-player cooperative and/or head to head environment in which the participant(s) win cash and credits as a result of their play activity within the envi ...



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