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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 (105 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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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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Carl Douglas Hayes Jr, Lucy Johnson Hayes, Laura Yelder Johnson: Method for manipulating images. BGK International Incorporated, Richard C Litman, September 4, 2001: US06283858 (98 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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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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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 (95 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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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 (93 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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Stacy Friedman, Jon Muskin: Video games adapted for wagering. Muskin & Cusick, November 13, 2012: US08308544 (91 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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