US Patent No: 7,470,187

Number of patents in Portfolio can not be more than 2000

Gaming device having termination variables

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Abstract

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A gaming device that enables players to accumulate awards until there are no more awards or until one or more termination variables reaches a predetermined limit is provided. A random generation device generates awards upon a player input. One or more termination variables is used, each defined by or divisible into a plurality of units, wherein a random generation device generates an amount of units upon a player input. A game termination limit of accumulated or lost termination units is provided, wherein a player generates awards until accumulating the termination limit of units.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
IGTRENO, NV2914

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Baerlocher, Anthony J Reno, NV 1047 35395
Gilliland, John G Reno, NV 24 708
Mead, Dennis K Reno, NV 16 380
Webb, Bayard S Sparks, NV 175 7366

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Patent Citation Ranking

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IGT (16)
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