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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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Stacy Friedman, Jon Muskin: Video games adapted for wagering. Olympian Gaming, Muskin & Cusick, February 14, 2012: US08113938 (96 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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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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Stacy Friedman, Jon Muskin: Video games adapted for wagering. Olympian Gaming, Muskin & Cusick, December 13, 2011: US08075383 (95 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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Carl Douglas Hayes Jr, Lucy Johnson Hayes, Laura Yelder Johnson: Method for manipulating images. BGK International Incorporated, Richard C Litman, September 4, 2001: US06283858 (92 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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Trent J Brundage, Tony F Rodriguez, Brett T Hannigan: Image or video display devices. Digimarc Corporation, June 9, 2009: US07545952 (90 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 (90 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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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 (87 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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Hironobu Sakaguchi, Hiroyuki Itou: Video game apparatus, method and device for controlling same, and memory cartridge for video games. Square, Lowe Price LeBlanc & Becker, July 22, 1997: US05649862 (83 worldwide citation)

Disclosed in a video game of enhanced realism in which actual combat is closely simulated. The game is so adapted that an enemy character on a display screen may launch an attack against a player character on the same screen, even while the player character is in the process of inputting a command, ...


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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 (82 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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