US Patent No: 7,597,621

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Gaming device having progressive awards and supplemental awards

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A gaming system including a central server linked to a plurality of gaming machines. The central server monitors wagers on the gaming machines. Based at least in part on the wagers the central server determines when bonus events will occur and which gaming machine(s) will provide the bonus awards. In one embodiment, the central server determines which gaming machine(s) will provide progressive awards and/or supplemental bonus awards, wherein the number of provided supplemental awards is determined based on the number of active gaming machines. Each supplemental bonus award provided by each gaming device is based on any accumulated wagers placed at that gaming device.

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IGTRENO, NV2801

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Baerlocher, Anthony J Reno, NV 1014 30042

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
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4,448,419 Electronic gaming device utilizing a random number generator for selecting the reel stop positions 729 1982
4,837,728 Multiple progressive gaming system that freezes payouts at start of game 616 1984
5,344,144 Progressive jackpot gaming system with enhanced accumulator 561 1990
5,265,874 Cashless gaming apparatus and method 554 1992
5,280,909 Gaming system with progressive jackpot 482 1992
5,326,104 Secure automated electronic casino gaming system 588 1992
5,655,961 Method for operating networked gaming devices 978 1994
5,722,891 Slot machine having two distinct sets of reels 680 1995
5,702,304 Method and apparatus for operating networked gaming devices 356 1995
5,741,183 Method and apparatus for operating networked gaming devices 510 1995
5,820,459 Method and apparatus for operating networked gaming devices 502 1995
5,766,076 Progressive gaming system and method for wide applicability 393 1996
5,788,573 Electronic game method and apparatus with hierarchy of simulated wheels 867 1996
5,876,284 Method and apparatus for implementing a jackpot bonus on a network of gaming devices 529 1996
6,244,958 Method for providing incentive to play gaming devices connected by a network to a host computer 437 1996
5,779,545 Central random number generation for gaming system 387 1996
5,885,158 Gaming system for multiple progressive games 418 1996
5,769,716 Symbol fall game method and apparatus 615 1996
5,851,148 Game with bonus display 587 1996
5,855,515 Progressive gaming system 406 1996
6,050,895 Hybrid gaming apparatus and method 345 1997
6,319,125 Method apparatus for promoting play on a network of gaming devices 539 1997
5,947,820 Electronic game method and apparatus with hierarchy of simulated wheels 673 1997
5,848,932 Method of playing game and gaming games with an additional payout indicator 1057 1997
6,135,884 Gaming machine having secondary display for providing video content 701 1997
6,257,981 Computer network for controlling and monitoring gaming devices 267 1997
6,110,043 Controller-based progressive jackpot linked gaming system 418 1997
6,162,122 Method and apparatus for operating networked gaming devices 384 1997
6,146,273 Progressive jackpot gaming system with secret bonus pool 611 1998
6,254,483 Method and apparatus for controlling the cost of playing an electronic gaming device 447 1998
6,375,567 Method and apparatus for implementing in video a secondary game responsive to player interaction with a primary game 410 1998
6,231,445 Method for awarding variable bonus awards to gaming machines over a network 596 1998
6,312,333 Networked credit adjust meter for electronic gaming 198 1998
6,168,520 Electronic game method and apparatus with hierarchy of simulated wheels 494 1998
6,371,852 Method for crediting a player of an electronic gaming device 329 1998
6,607,441 Method for transferring credit from one gaming machine to another 206 1998
6,089,978 Method of playing game and gaming games with an additional payout indicator 659 1998
6,334,814 Method of playing game and gaming games with an additional payout indicator 350 1998
6,162,121 Value wheel game method and apparatus 556 1998
6,315,662 System and method for automatically initiating game play on an electronic gaming device 209 1998
6,203,010 Method and apparatus for a progressive jackpot determinant 223 1998
6,358,149 Dynamic threshold for pool-based bonus promotions in electronic gaming systems 254 1999
6,364,768 Networked gaming devices that end a bonus and concurrently initiate another bonus 386 1999
6,210,275 Progressive jackpot game with guaranteed winner 444 1999
6,059,289 Gaming machines with bonusing 649 1999
6,346,043 Image matching game method and apparatus 423 1999
6,471,208 Method of playing a game, apparatus for playing a game and game with multiplier bonus feature 339 1999
6,217,448 Controller-based linked gaming machine bonus system 499 1999
6,565,434 Method and apparatus for promoting play on a network of gaming devices 260 1999
6,656,047 Computer-controlled gaming apparatus and method 142 1999
6,533,664 Gaming system with individualized centrally generated random number generator seeds 234 2000
6,471,591 Non-banked gaming system 147 2000
6,398,218 Gaming machine with bonusing 380 2000
6,454,651 Method of scoring a video wagering game 204 2000
6,309,300 Gaming bonus apparatus and method with player interaction 557 2000
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RE38812 Method and apparatus for operating networked gaming devices 213 2000
6,419,583 Large prize central management 197 2000
6,328,649 Gaming device having multiple award enhancing levels 445 2000
6,569,015 Gaming device having separately changeable value and modifier bonus scheme 308 2000
6,406,369 Gaming device having a competition bonus scheme 320 2000
6,966,834 Prize awarding system 134 2000
6,311,976 Video game with bonusing or wild feature 468 2000
6,675,152 Transaction signature 137 2000
6,461,241 Gaming device having a primary game scheme involving a symbol generator and secondary award triggering games 313 2000
6,645,077 Gaming terminal data repository and information distribution system 351 2000
6,656,048 Controller-based linked gaming machine bonus system 190 2001
6,589,115 Gaming method and apparatus having a proportional payout 168 2001
2003/0228,904 Method and apparatus for operating networked gaming devices 110 2001
6,431,983 Method for providing incentive to play gaming devices connected by a network to a host computer 297 2001
2002/0039,923 Method and apparatus for gaming machines with a tournament play bonus feature 201 2001
2003/0027,625 Multiple progressive and bonusing table game methods and apparatus 160 2001
6,837,788 Method of playing a dual wagering game 132 2001
6,481,713 Poker dice casino game method of play 279 2001
6,620,046 Method and system for funding and awarding bonuses in a gaming environment 179 2001
6,575,832 Method for implementing scheduled return play at gaming machine networks 235 2001
6,599,193 Progressive gaming device 289 2001
6,776,715 Method and apparatus for providing a personal wide area progressive for gaming apparatus 144 2002
6,712,697 Method for crediting a player of an electronic gaming device 157 2002
6,648,759 Gaming machines with bonusing 91 2002
6,800,030 Method for providing incentive to play gaming devices connected by a network to a host computer 181 2002
2003/0092,484 System for awarding a bonus to a gaming device on a wide area network 98 2002
6,910,964 Selective indication of a bonus at a gaming device with player input 151 2003
6,692,355 Gaming device having separately changeable value and modifier bonus scheme 176 2003
6,832,958 Method and apparatus for operating networked gaming devices 169 2003
2005/0054,430 Celebration pay 46 2004
2005/0032,573 Computer network and method for changing the pay schedules of gaming devices 125 2004
2006/0040,723 Gaming system having multiple gaming machines which provide bonus awards 98 2005
2006/0040,732 Gaming system having multiple gaming machines which provide bonus awards 190 2005
2006/0040,733 Gaming system having multiple gaming machines which provide bonus awards 93 2005
2006/0040,734 Gaming system having multiple gaming machines which provide bonus awards 105 2005
2006/0040,736 Gaming system having multiple gaming machines which provide bonus awards 113 2005
7,311,598 Gaming system having multiple gaming devices that share a multi-outcome display 126 2005
7,311,604 Gaming system having multiple gaming devices that share a multi-outcome display 115 2005
2006/0025,210 Method of awarding prizes for jackpot and gaming machines based on amount wagered during a time period 135 2005
2007/0105,619 GAMING SYSTEM HAVING MULTIPLE GAMING MACHINES WHICH PROVIDE BONUS AWARDS 80 2006
2007/0149,292 GAMING SYSTEM HAVING MULTIPLE GAMING DEVICES THAT SHARE A MULTI-OUTCOME DISPLAY 60 2007
2008/0020,817 GAMING SYSTEM HAVING MULTIPLE GAMING DEVICES THAT SHARE A MULTI-OUTCOME DISPLAY 50 2007
 
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6,068,553 Gaming machines 200 1997
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6,155,925 Bonus game for gaming machine with payout percentage varying as function of wager 592 1999
6,364,766 Gaming machine with sorting feature 364 2000
6,347,996 Gaming machine with concealed image bonus feature 515 2000
6,428,412 Gaming machine with interlinked arrangements of puzzle elements 252 2000
6,749,510 Centralized gaming system with modifiable remote display terminals 201 2001
6,561,904 Decreasing or increasing number of multipliers for a multi-spin slot game 242 2001
6,939,234 Dynamic configuration of gaming system 109 2002
2005/0159,211 Gaming machine with feature triggering scheme 82 2004
2006/0003,829 Wagering game having progressive amounts represented in various ways 125 2004
2007/0202,943 Symbol Driven Contributions For A Prize Pool In A Wagering Game 55 2005
2006/0009,285 Gaming machine environment having controlled audio and visual media presentation 90 2005
 
ARISTOCRAT TECHNOLOGIES AUSTRALIA PTY LIMITED (10)
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5,342,047 Touch screen video gaming machine 824 1992
5,249,800 Progressive gaming control and communication system 325 1992
5,524,888 Gaming machine having electronic circuit for generating game results with non-uniform probabilities 421 1994
5,470,079 Game machine accounting and monitoring system 457 1994
5,611,535 Gaming machine having compound win line 453 1995
 
ARISTOCRAT TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (8)
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ARUZE CORP. (8)
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4,721,307 Slot machine 152 1987
4,964,638 Control apparatus for game machines 289 1989
5,074,559 Slot machine 137 1990
5,127,651 Slot machine 143 1991
5,209,479 Clot machine 178 1992
2005/0192,083 Gaming machine with payout table 83 2005
2005/0267,610 Game system and game server 74 2005
 
PROGRESSIVE GAMING INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION (8)
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5,626,341 Methods of progressive jackpot gaming 187 1994
6,312,330 Methods of progressive jackpot gaming 87 1999
6,340,158 Pachinko stand-alone and bonusing game 261 2001
6,435,511 Apportionment of pay out of casino game with progressive account 242 2001
6,918,834 Casino game with hidden bonus feature 98 2002
6,554,283 Apportionment of casino game bonus pay out 59 2002
2004/0102,243 Controller-based linked gaming machine bonus system 63 2003
 
ZYNGA INC. (8)
5,707,286 Universal gaming engine 239 1994
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SIERRA DESIGN GROUP (7)
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5,292,127 Arcade game 247 1992
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6,899,625 Countdown game for a gaming device 98 2001
6,887,154 Shared progressive gaming system and method 206 2002
 
UNIVERSAL ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION (6)
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5,547,192 Display apparatus for gaming machine 137 1994
5,989,121 Game machine in capable of controlling game aspect 127 1996
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MULTIMEDIA GAMES, INC. (5)
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6,012,982 Bonus award feature in linked gaming machines having a common feature controller 522 1996
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WALKER DIGITAL, LLC (4)
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ACRES GAMING INCORPORATED (3)
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2001/0055,990 Method and apparatus for controlling the cost of playing an electronic gaming device 110 2001
 
ATLANTIC CITY COIN & SLOT SERVICE COMPANY, INC. (3)
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BATTLE BORN GAMING (3)
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SHFL ENTERTAINMENT, INC. (3)
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IGT (12)
8,512,130 Gaming system with linked gaming machines that are configurable to have a same probability of winning a designated award 0 2006
8,702,501 Formation and use of formal partnerships for play games 0 2007
8,231,453 Gaming system, gaming device and method for providing a player an opportunity to win a designated award based on one or more aspects of the player's skill 3 2009
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8,342,947 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 1 2009
8,454,434 Gaming system and method for providing an offer and acceptance game with progressive awards associated with a quantity of progressive tokens 1 2012
8,475,262 Gaming system, gaming device and method for providing a player an opportunity to win a designated award based on one or more aspects of the player's skill 3 2012
8,662,982 Method and apparatus for attractive bonusing 0 2012
8,663,002 System and method for rewarding players based on personal interests or attributes 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
8,764,557 Gaming system and method for providing an offer and acceptance game with progressive awards 0 2013
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BLUBERI RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT INC. (1)
8,057,301 Game feature associated with an enhancement of a progressive prize 0 2006
 
PALTRONICS AUSTRALASIA PTY LIMITED (1)
8,758,124 Apparatus and method for determining the award of a prize 0 2008
 
UNIVERSAL ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION (1)
8,192,278 Gaming machine and playing method thereof, which qualifies player to join special game through chance game run at the same time base game is run 0 2008
 
WMS GAMING INC. (1)
8,696,437 Gaming system having bonus booster features 0 2008

Maintenance Fees

Fee Large entity fee small entity fee micro entity fee due date
7.5 Year Payment $3600.00 $1800.00 $900.00 Apr 6, 2017
11.5 Year Payment $7400.00 $3700.00 $1850.00 Apr 6, 2021
Fee Large entity fee small entity fee micro entity fee
Surcharge - 7.5 year - Late payment within 6 months $160.00 $80.00 $40.00
Surcharge - 11.5 year - Late payment within 6 months $160.00 $80.00 $40.00
Surcharge after expiration - Late payment is unavoidable $700.00 $350.00 $175.00
Surcharge after expiration - Late payment is unintentional $1,640.00 $820.00 $410.00