Interactive gaming system and process

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 6375568
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09229796

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Abstract

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An interactive gaming process and system. The system comprises a plurality of gaming machines to be played by plurality of players. The system can be configured such that the gaming machines are either located in a casino or at internet locations. Each gaming machine comprises a wagering game and a theme game, respectively. The wagering game has features that correspond to the theme game wherein the results of the wagering game influence the results of the theme game as the wagering game is being played. The system also includes a controller for electronically linking the gaming machines and providing stimuli to the gaming machines so as to effect gaming machine outputs that are impartial and random. In one embodiment, the plurality of players play the wagering game as a group wherein if one player's theme game results meet predetermined criteria, that particular player will play for the group. The group will then have the opportunity to split a jackpot. In another embodiment, the plurality of players play as a group wherein activation of each player's wagering game either helps or hinders the group as a whole in its effort to achieve a predetermined goal. In a further embodiment, the players play their respective wagering game so as to directly compete against each other in the theme game. The results of the wagering games determines the winnings of each player, the eventual winner of the theme game and/or any predetermined jackpot.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
ROFFMAN, DAVIDORANGE, CT0
ROFFMAN, ELIZABETH M.ORANGE, CT0

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Roffman, Arnold P Woodbridge, CT 1 327
Ross, Mark J New Haven, CT 2 347

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* 2006/0160,605 Wagering game with enhanced payline-ordering feature 10 2006
8133120 Wagering game with alternating picks 2 2006
* 2006/0160,625 Wagering game with alternating picks 30 2006
* 2006/0189,376 Wagering game with enhancement feature for allowing additional wager during performance of the wagering game 22 2006
7927209 Wagering games with pooling of awards 2 2006
* 2006/0183,536 Wagering games with pooling of awards 22 2006
7618315 Wagering game with wrap-around paylines 7 2006
* 2007/0191,087 Wagering game with wrap-around paylines 38 2006
9466179 Gaming machine having a community game with side wagering 2 2006
* 2006/0135,243 Gaming machine having a community game with side wagering 80 2006
8342956 Progressive wagering game with funding distribution feature 0 2006
8147320 Adjustment of awards in progressive system based on wager 5 2006
* 2009/0305,777 Progressive wagering game with funding distribution feature 11 2006
* 2009/0131,159 Adjustment of awards in progressive system based on wager 12 2006
7833094 Wagering game with community award based on best selection from all players 18 2006
* 2006/0287,043 Wagering game with community award based on best selection from all players 70 2006
8216052 Sharing game assets in a wagering game network 1 2006
* 2008/0220,841 Sharing Game Assets in a Wagering Game Network 7 2006
8591311 Gaming system with challenge feature 0 2006
* 2007/0060,263 Gaming system with challenge feature 5 2006
8328626 Wagering game with progressive game triggered by multiple players 3 2006
* 2009/0117,974 Wagering game with progressive game triggered by multiple players 14 2006
8303402 Wagering game with special event shared by adjacent gaming machines 5 2006
7585220 Gaming machine with superimposed display image 24 2006
* 2007/0077,986 Gaming machine with superimposed display image 35 2006
8231464 Multigame gaming machine with transmissive display 0 2006
8182338 Wagering game with multiplier for progressive fund pool 85 2007
8460087 Community wagering game with multiple player selections 5 2007
* 2009/0093,298 COMMUNITY WAGERING GAME WITH ALTERNATING PLAYER SELECTIONS 22 2007
7458890 Reel spinning slot machine with superimposed video image 28 2007
8251795 Wagering game with simulated mechanical reels 5 2007
8128477 Wagering game with simulated mechanical reels 11 2007
8096878 Wagering game with simulated mechanical reels 16 2007
* 2009/0312,095 Wagering Game With Simulated Mechanical Reels 27 2007
* 2009/0181,755 Wagering Game With Simulated Mechanical Reels 11 2007
* 2010/0113,131 Wagering Game with Progressive Feature 8 2007
7654899 Wagering game with simulated mechanical reels 27 2007
* 2008/0004,104 WAGERING GAME WITH SIMULATED MECHANICAL REELS 67 2007
9449454 Wagering game having bonus-award feature with changing state 0 2007
8267777 Wagering game with progressive award indicator having an incrementing feature 1 2007
9064372 Wagering game with simulated mechanical reels having an overlying image display 0 2007
8235804 Wagering game 3 2008
8460086 Wagering game for tracking various types of wager inputs 0 2008
9460582 Wagering game having display arrangement formed by an image conduit 0 2008
8262467 Wagering game system for providing gaming establishment with guaranteed theoretical winning percentage 1 2008
8317587 Gaming system having free spin enhancement features 2 2008
8262457 Wagering game apparatus and method to provide a trusted gaming environment 2 2008
8979657 Wagering game with community event poker game 0 2008
8403743 Wagering game with simulated mechanical reels 3 2008
* 2009/0131,145 Wagering Game with Overlying Transmissive Display for Providing Enhanced Game Features 39 2008
7988552 Wagering game having progressive amounts represented in various ways 0 2009
7971879 Gaming machine with superimposed display image 5 2009
* 2009/0181,758 Gaming Machine With Superimposed Display Image 22 2009
8282474 Wagering game providing a progressive award having an actual value determined by follow-up game play 1 2009
8210936 Wagering game providing a progressive award having a numerical unit value and a non-numerical fraction 0 2009
* 2009/0247,277 Wagering Game Providing A Progressive Award Having An Actual Value Determined By Follow-Up Game Play 21 2009
8187089 Wagering game providing player options for time-based special event 9 2010
8696445 Gaming machine having a community game with side wagering 0 2010
8622814 Gaming machine having a community game with side wagering 1 2010
8512147 Wagering game with shared payoff based on multiple player selections 2 2010
* 2011/0053,683 WAGERING GAME WITH SHARED PAYOFF BASED ON MULTIPLE PLAYER SELECTIONS 6 2010
* 2011/0070,940 COMPETITIVE-COLLABORATIVE COMMUNITY EVENT 17 2010
8562418 Gaming system with non-cash-based progressive awards 1 2010
8506391 Wagering game with multi-level progressive jackpot with partial reset 0 2010
* 2011/0092,277 Wagering Game With Multi-Level Progressive Jackpot With Partial Reset 5 2010
8622805 Wagering game for awarding positional game modifiers in a plurality of plays 0 2010
8591313 Wagering game for awarding attributes in a plurality of plays 0 2010
* 2011/0098,102 Wagering Game For Awarding Attributes In A Plurality Of Plays 6 2010
8506390 Wagering game having game assets with multiple levels of enhancement 0 2010
8403758 Wagering game with unilateral player selection for developing a group 11 2010
9466180 Gaming machine having a community game with side wagering 2 2011
8414383 Wagering games with pooling of awards 0 2011
9275510 Wagering game with time-based bonus 3 2011
* 8998705 Gaming machine with visual and audio indicia changed over time 0 2011
* 2011/0244,960 Gaming Machine With Visual And Audio Indicia Changed Over Time 1 2011
8628400 Progressive wagering game having symbol-triggering award feature 4 2011
8360851 Wagering game with progressive game award values associated with reel symbols 7 2011
8641520 Wager equalized bonus trigger allocation and redemption 0 2011
8684808 Wagering game with overlaying transmissive display for providing enhanced game features 0 2011
8939841 Wagering game with alternating picks 1 2012
9058714 Wagering game systems, wagering gaming machines, and wagering gaming chairs having haptic and thermal feedback 1 2012
9449456 Automated gaming chairs and wagering game systems and machines with an automated gaming chair 0 2012
9142083 Convertible gaming chairs and wagering game systems and machines with a convertible gaming chair 2 2012
8814667 Wagering game providing a progressive award having an actual value determined by follow-up game play 0 2012
9305433 Systems, methods and devices for playing wagering games with distributed competition features 0 2013
8979635 Systems, methods and devices for playing wagering games with distributed and shared partial outcome features 0 2013
8616981 Systems, methods, and devices for playing wagering games with location-triggered game features 0 2013
9489804 Community gaming system with varying eligibility criteria 0 2013
9564007 Wagering game content based on locations of player check-in 0 2013
9245411 Wagering game having game assets with multiple levels of enhancement 0 2013
9011251 Wagering game with shared payoff based on multiple player selections 0 2013
8974290 Wagering game for awarding attributes in a plurality of plays 0 2013
9159200 Progressive wagering game having symbol-triggering award feature 0 2013
9595157 Wagering game with simulated mechanical reels 0 2014
9280879 Wagering game providing a progressive award having an actual value determined by follow-up game play 0 2014
9361766 Wagering game with community event poker game 0 2015
9349242 Gaming machine with visual and audio indicia changed over time 0 2015
 
SONY INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT AMERICA LLC (2)
* 7904577 Data transmission protocol and visual display for a networked computer system 9 2008
* 2009/0198,824 Data transmission protocol and visual display for a networked computer system 6 2008
 
CSR PARTNERSHIP, A TEXAS GENERAL PARTNERSHIP (1)
* 2007/0232,391 CREDIT SYSTEM FOR GAMING MACHINES AND GAMING TABLES 0 2007
 
PTT, LLC (1)
* 7749072 Method of providing free games on a slot machine device 0 2005
 
SCIENTIFIC GAMES INTERNATIONAL, INC. (43)
6648753 Method of playing a group participation game 179 1998
6692354 Method of playing a group participation game 144 2002
7134959 Methods and apparatus for providing a lottery game 42 2003
* 2004/0266,514 Methods and apparatus for providing a lottery game 5 2003
7147557 Method of playing a group participation game 22 2004
8221210 Lottery game having secondary game with multiplier and second payout 0 2005
* 2006/0205,476 Lottery game having secondary game with multiplier and second payout 17 2005
7621814 Media enhanced gaming system 0 2005
* 2006/0019,751 Media enhanced gaming system 0 2005
7631871 Lottery game based on combining player selections with lottery draws to select objects from a third set of indicia 4 2005
* 2006/0076,734 Lottery game based on combining player selections with lottery draws to select objects from a third set of indicia 1 2005
7410168 Poker style scratch-ticket lottery games 1 2005
7429044 Scratch-ticket lottery and promotional games 1 2005
7485037 Fixed-odds sports lottery game 5 2005
7726652 Lottery game played on a geometric figure using indicia with variable point values 7 2005
* 2006/0249,897 Lottery game played on a geometric figure using indicia with variable point values 7 2005
* 2006/0217,181 On-line lottery extension game having an instant component and a draw-based component 10 2005
7213811 Extension to a lottery game for which winning indicia are set by selections made by winners of a base lottery game 54 2005
* 2006/0119,034 Extension to a lottery game for which winning indicia are set by selections made by winners of a base lottery game 5 2005
7699314 Lottery game utilizing nostalgic game themes 4 2006
7662038 Multi-matrix lottery 5 2006
* 2006/0154,716 Multi-matrix lottery 2 2006
* 2006/0151,943 Lottery game utilizing nostalgic game themes 11 2006
7824257 On-line lottery game in which supplemental lottery-selected indicia are available for purchase 15 2006
* 2006/0151,944 On-line lottery game in which supplemental lottery-selected indicia are available for purchase 2 2006
7601059 Word-based lottery game 2 2006
7481431 Bingo-style lottery game ticket 2 2006
* 2006/0170,153 Bingo-style lottery game ticket 0 2006
8262453 Combination lottery and raffle game 1 2006
* 2006/0178,194 Combination lottery and raffle game 9 2006
7874902 Computer-implemented simulated card game 1 2006
7837117 Embedded optical signatures in documents 0 2006
8033905 Preprinted lottery tickets using a player activated electronic validation machine 5 2006
* 2007/0010,311 Preprinted lottery tickets using a player activated electronic validation machine 3 2006
7654529 Combination scratch ticket and on-line game ticket 6 2006
8308162 Combination scratch ticket and on-line game ticket 6 2009
* 2010/0102,546 COMBINATION SCRATCH TICKET AND ON-LINE GAME TICKET 4 2009
8056900 Grid-based lottery game and associated system 5 2010
* 2010/0273,548 Grid-Based Lottery Game and Associated System 4 2010
8109513 Lottery game played on a geometric figure using indicia with variable point values 0 2010
8177136 Embedded optical signatures in documents 0 2010
8808080 Grid-based lottery game and associated method 0 2011
8460081 Grid-based multi-lottery game and associated method 1 2011
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