US Patent No: 7,311,598

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Gaming system having multiple gaming devices that share a multi-outcome display

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A gaming device system in which a plurality of gaming devices are linked by a common bonus event is provided. In one embodiment, the linked gaming device system includes a shared symbol generation display that is positioned adjacent to each of a plurality of associated gaming devices and has a plurality of sections and values displayed at each section. Upon a triggering of the bonus event, any player eligible to participate in the bonus may achieve an outcome generated from the bonus event including the shared display. When the shared display is activated, it simultaneously generates a separate or individual outcome associated with each of the gaming devices. The outcomes are spatially related to one another so that a random generation of an outcome associated with one gaming device automatically generates random outcomes associated with each gaming device. Each gaming device however receives the outcome only if it has participated in the random generation.

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IGTRENO, NV2845

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Baerlocher, Anthony J Reno, NV 1026 31798
Brill, Zeke Reno, NV 41 931
Carlisle, Christopher D Reno, NV 41 698
Elias, Hans Reno, NV 88 963
Kaminkow, Joseph E Reno, NV 296 9164
LeSourd, Kehl T Reno, NV 73 1028
MacVittie, Michael Las Vegas, NV 80 1808
Rodgers, Paulina Reno, NV 155 2228
Tedsen, Kirk A Reno, NV 63 887
Wagner, Eric L Sparks, NV 42 766

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
IGT (94)
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7,753,782 Gaming system and method for providing multiple players multiple bonus awards 8 2006
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8,057,308 Gaming system having multiple gaming devices that share a multi-outcome display 0 2007
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7,690,977 Gaming system and method for providing multiple players multiple bonus awards 7 2007
7,654,896 Gaming system which provides multiple players multiple bonus awards 13 2007
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8,109,821 Gaming system and method which enables multiple players to simultaneously play multiple individual games or group games on a central display 11 2007
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8,210,944 Gaming system having display device with changeable wheel 2 2007
8,100,754 Gaming system having multi-player wheel bonus game and characteristic selection 0 2007
8,651,947 Gaming system and method providing a multiple-player bonus redemption game 0 2007
8,292,723 Gaming system and method for providing team play 3 2007
8,092,297 Gaming system and method for providing a bonus based on number of gaming machines being actively played 2 2008
8,118,666 Gaming system, gaming devices, and method for providing an enhanced multiple-player bonus redemption game 1 2008
8,496,519 Gaming system and method for providing a bonus event triggered by a continuous communal game 0 2008
8,079,903 Gaming system, gaming device and method of providing selection game with interdependent award distribution 5 2008
8,393,968 Gaming system, gaming device and method for providing a strategy game having a plurality of awards 1 2008
8,070,593 Gaming system, gaming device and method for providing group event with individual group event eligibility timers 0 2008
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8,662,980 Gaming system, gaming device, and method for providing a multiple player persistent game 0 2011
8,545,313 Gaming system, gaming device and method for providing a multiple player, multiple game bonusing environment 0 2011
8,517,818 Gaming system, gaming device and method for providing a multiple player, multiple game bonusing environment 0 2011
8,491,381 Gaming system, gaming device and method for providing a multiple player, multiple game bonusing environment 0 2011
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8,342,954 Gaming system and method of operating a gaming system providing wagering control features for wagering games 0 2011
8,371,931 Gaming system and method for providing a bonus based on number of gaming machines being actively played 1 2011
8,597,103 Gaming system having multi-player wheel bonus game and characteristic selection 0 2011
8,403,740 Gaming system and method which enables multiple players to simultaneously play multiple individual games or group games on a central display 5 2012
8,605,114 Gaming system having reduced appearance of parallax artifacts on display devices including multiple display screens 0 2012
8,460,098 Gaming system having display device with changeable wheel 0 2012
8,684,832 Multi-player bingo game with optional progressive jackpot wager 0 2012
8,795,063 Gaming system, gaming device, and method for providing a multiple player game 0 2012
8,545,316 Gaming system and method for providing a progressive award multiple times before resetting the displayed value of the provided progressive award 1 2012
8,764,544 Gaming system and method providing a Keno game including an additional number triggering event that causes at least one additional number to be added to a selected number set to form a modified number set 0 2012
8,708,804 Gaming system and method providing a collection game including at least one customizable award collector 0 2012
8,840,456 Gaming system and method for providing an offer and acceptance game 0 2012
8,784,174 Gaming system and method for providing an offer and acceptance game 0 2012
8,672,762 Gaming system and method providing a selection game associated with selectable visually unblocked objects and unselectable visually blocked objects 1 2012
8,517,827 Gaming system, gaming device, and method for providing a game in which a player collects emblems by positioning accumulators in a field 0 2012
8,662,982 Method and apparatus for attractive bonusing 0 2012
8,636,582 Gaming system and method for providing team play 0 2012
8,727,865 Gaming systems, gaming devices and methods with non-competitive play and optional competitive play 1 2012
8,672,739 Gaming systems, gaming devices and methods with non-competitive play and optional competitive play 0 2012
8,663,002 System and method for rewarding players based on personal interests or attributes 0 2012
8,734,235 Gaming system and method of operating a gaming system providing wagering control features for wagering games 0 2012
8,827,800 Gaming system, gaming device and method for determining an outcome of a secondary game based on one or more events which occur in association with a primary game 0 2012
8,777,733 Gaming system, gaming device and method for determining an outcome of a secondary game based on one or more events which occur in association with a primary game 0 2012
8,632,399 Gaming system having a common display, a first bonus game or a first bonus game paytable and an option to purchase a second bonus game or a second bonus game paytable with relatively expected higher values 0 2013
8,613,650 Gaming system and method which enables multiple players to simultaneously play multiple individual games or group games on a central display 2 2013
8,795,057 Gaming system and method for providing a community bonus event 0 2013
8,708,800 Gaming system, gaming device and method for providing a strategy game having a plurality of awards 0 2013
8,749,582 Gaming system having reduced appearance of parallax artifacts on display devices including multiple display screens 0 2013
 
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8,460,091 Remote power reset feature on a gaming machine 2 2011
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8,814,681 Candle device for generating display interfaces on the main display of a gaming machine 0 2011
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8,500,554 Gaming device having a second separate bonusing event 1 2012
 
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8,133,118 Combined musical instrument and gaming device 1 2007
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