US Patent No: 7,361,083

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Multimedia system and method for remote monitoring or refereeing in dart machines

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A system and method which comprises a plurality of amusement machines (i.e., video games, flipper games, pinball machines, prize dispensing games, arcade games, electronic darts, kiddie rides, pool tables, golf games, basketball games, billiards, redemption games, soccer tables, shuffle board alleys and bowling alleys, touch-screen countertop games and the like) equipped with play components and associated apparatus to capture multimedia information based on the performance of the players at the machines, apparatus to transmit the multimedia information captured from the machines to a network, and a processor based machine (e.g., a central processing unit (CPU)) for managing and storing this multimedia information.

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GAELCO, S.A.E-08023 BARCELONA, ES1

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Valero, Moreno Javier Barcelona, ES 1 0

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Raychem Corporation (1)
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Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (4)
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