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James K Chan: Educational/board game apparatus. February 18, 1992: US05088928 (102 worldwide citation)

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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William Pepper Jr: Video game apparatus and method. Peptek Incorporated, Jim Zegeer, November 24, 1981: US04302011 (100 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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Joseph B Glaab, Michael F Jeffers: Television signal switching apparatus. Jerrold Electronics Corporation, Stephen B Judlowe, January 19, 1982: US04312016 (97 worldwide citation)

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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Carl Douglas Hayes Jr, Lucy Johnson Hayes, Laura Yelder Johnson: Method for manipulating images. BGK International Incorporated, Richard C Litman, September 4, 2001: US06283858 (95 worldwide citation)

A system and method is disclosed for manipulating images. The system includes a digital computer, input and output peripherals, and a program which provides a plurality of functions for manipulating various images. The images are processed to generate unique objects which may be modified by an opera ...


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James F Buckley: Recreation apparatus. Gym Bee Enterprises, Lerner David Littenberg Krumholz & Mentlik, December 23, 1986: US04630817 (95 worldwide citation)

A recreation apparatus is disclosed which allows for the operation of a video game apparatus which displays on a television screen one or more video games which include a controllable character and which normally employs a joystick for generating command signals to manipulate the character. The appa ...


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Trent J Brundage, Tony F Rodriguez, Brett T Hannigan: Image or video display devices. Digimarc Corporation, June 9, 2009: US07545952 (92 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates generally to image or video display devices. For example, there are many devices (e.g., cell phones, video games, calculators, positioning systems and personal computing devices) that include such display devices. One claim recites a device including: an image or video ...


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Robert M Best: Talking video games. Graybeal Jackson Haley & Johnson, October 25, 1994: US05358259 (91 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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Miles Arnone, Eric Meyerhofer: Enriched game play environment. Gamblit Gaming, Frank L Cire, July 2, 2013: US08475266 (91 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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Akio Ikeda, Kuniaki Ito, Ryoji Kuroda, Genyo Takeda, Masahiro Urata: Video game system with wireless modular handheld controller. Nintendo, Nixon & Vanderhye P C, April 19, 2011: US07927216 (90 worldwide citation)

A home entertainment system for video games and other applications includes a main unit and handheld controllers. The handheld controllers sense their own orientation by detecting illumination emitted by emitters positioned at either side of a display. The controllers can be plugged into expansion u ...


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Robert Alan Knee, Anthony R Favia, Bruce Davis, Larry Miller: Electronic television program guide schedule system and method with data feed access. United Video Properties, James A Leiz, Fish & Neave, July 27, 2004: US06769128 (89 worldwide citation)

An electronic program schedule system with access to both stored television program schedule information and data feeds containing status information for live programs such as sporting events. The system includes a data processor for receiving program schedule information for a plurality of programs ...



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