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, NV2771

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Baerlocher, Anthony J Reno, NV 1009 29249

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
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5,344,144 Progressive jackpot gaming system with enhanced accumulator 555 1990
5,265,874 Cashless gaming apparatus and method 549 1992
5,280,909 Gaming system with progressive jackpot 481 1992
5,326,104 Secure automated electronic casino gaming system 582 1992
5,655,961 Method for operating networked gaming devices 967 1994
5,722,891 Slot machine having two distinct sets of reels 674 1995
5,702,304 Method and apparatus for operating networked gaming devices 355 1995
5,741,183 Method and apparatus for operating networked gaming devices 502 1995
5,820,459 Method and apparatus for operating networked gaming devices 496 1995
5,766,076 Progressive gaming system and method for wide applicability 388 1996
5,788,573 Electronic game method and apparatus with hierarchy of simulated wheels 861 1996
5,876,284 Method and apparatus for implementing a jackpot bonus on a network of gaming devices 521 1996
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5,779,545 Central random number generation for gaming system 384 1996
5,885,158 Gaming system for multiple progressive games 413 1996
5,769,716 Symbol fall game method and apparatus 606 1996
5,851,148 Game with bonus display 581 1996
5,855,515 Progressive gaming system 401 1996
6,050,895 Hybrid gaming apparatus and method 338 1997
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5,947,820 Electronic game method and apparatus with hierarchy of simulated wheels 664 1997
5,848,932 Method of playing game and gaming games with an additional payout indicator 1048 1997
6,135,884 Gaming machine having secondary display for providing video content 696 1997
6,257,981 Computer network for controlling and monitoring gaming devices 266 1997
6,110,043 Controller-based progressive jackpot linked gaming system 415 1997
6,162,122 Method and apparatus for operating networked gaming devices 377 1997
6,146,273 Progressive jackpot gaming system with secret bonus pool 606 1998
6,254,483 Method and apparatus for controlling the cost of playing an electronic gaming device 446 1998
6,375,567 Method and apparatus for implementing in video a secondary game responsive to player interaction with a primary game 407 1998
6,231,445 Method for awarding variable bonus awards to gaming machines over a network 590 1998
6,312,333 Networked credit adjust meter for electronic gaming 193 1998
6,168,520 Electronic game method and apparatus with hierarchy of simulated wheels 489 1998
6,371,852 Method for crediting a player of an electronic gaming device 328 1998
6,607,441 Method for transferring credit from one gaming machine to another 201 1998
6,089,978 Method of playing game and gaming games with an additional payout indicator 652 1998
6,334,814 Method of playing game and gaming games with an additional payout indicator 347 1998
6,162,121 Value wheel game method and apparatus 550 1998
6,315,662 System and method for automatically initiating game play on an electronic gaming device 208 1998
6,203,010 Method and apparatus for a progressive jackpot determinant 219 1998
6,358,149 Dynamic threshold for pool-based bonus promotions in electronic gaming systems 250 1999
6,364,768 Networked gaming devices that end a bonus and concurrently initiate another bonus 384 1999
6,210,275 Progressive jackpot game with guaranteed winner 439 1999
6,059,289 Gaming machines with bonusing 641 1999
6,346,043 Image matching game method and apparatus 418 1999
6,471,208 Method of playing a game, apparatus for playing a game and game with multiplier bonus feature 337 1999
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6,656,047 Computer-controlled gaming apparatus and method 140 1999
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6,471,591 Non-banked gaming system 146 2000
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6,328,649 Gaming device having multiple award enhancing levels 439 2000
6,569,015 Gaming device having separately changeable value and modifier bonus scheme 304 2000
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6,675,152 Transaction signature 135 2000
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6,656,048 Controller-based linked gaming machine bonus system 189 2001
6,589,115 Gaming method and apparatus having a proportional payout 167 2001
2003/0228,904 Method and apparatus for operating networked gaming devices 109 2001
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6,481,713 Poker dice casino game method of play 275 2001
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6,599,193 Progressive gaming device 285 2001
6,776,715 Method and apparatus for providing a personal wide area progressive for gaming apparatus 143 2002
6,712,697 Method for crediting a player of an electronic gaming device 155 2002
6,648,759 Gaming machines with bonusing 89 2002
6,800,030 Method for providing incentive to play gaming devices connected by a network to a host computer 180 2002
2003/0092,484 System for awarding a bonus to a gaming device on a wide area network 97 2002
6,910,964 Selective indication of a bonus at a gaming device with player input 150 2003
6,692,355 Gaming device having separately changeable value and modifier bonus scheme 172 2003
6,832,958 Method and apparatus for operating networked gaming devices 168 2003
2005/0054,430 Celebration pay 46 2004
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2006/0040,723 Gaming system having multiple gaming machines which provide bonus awards 97 2005
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2006/0025,210 Method of awarding prizes for jackpot and gaming machines based on amount wagered during a time period 133 2005
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6,561,904 Decreasing or increasing number of multipliers for a multi-spin slot game 240 2001
6,939,234 Dynamic configuration of gaming system 108 2002
2005/0159,211 Gaming machine with feature triggering scheme 81 2004
2006/0003,829 Wagering game having progressive amounts represented in various ways 124 2004
2007/0202,943 Symbol Driven Contributions For A Prize Pool In A Wagering Game 53 2005
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ZYNGA INC. (8)
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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
8,435,111 Gaming systems, gaming devices and methods for providing progressive awards 4 2009
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
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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
8,764,552 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 0 2013
 
LABTRONIX CONCEPT 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

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