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, NV2826

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Baerlocher, Anthony J Reno, NV 1020 30749

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
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5,344,144 Progressive jackpot gaming system with enhanced accumulator 569 1990
5,265,874 Cashless gaming apparatus and method 564 1992
5,280,909 Gaming system with progressive jackpot 490 1992
5,326,104 Secure automated electronic casino gaming system 597 1992
5,655,961 Method for operating networked gaming devices 997 1994
5,722,891 Slot machine having two distinct sets of reels 686 1995
5,702,304 Method and apparatus for operating networked gaming devices 361 1995
5,741,183 Method and apparatus for operating networked gaming devices 519 1995
5,820,459 Method and apparatus for operating networked gaming devices 511 1995
5,766,076 Progressive gaming system and method for wide applicability 397 1996
5,788,573 Electronic game method and apparatus with hierarchy of simulated wheels 874 1996
5,876,284 Method and apparatus for implementing a jackpot bonus on a network of gaming devices 537 1996
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5,779,545 Central random number generation for gaming system 392 1996
5,885,158 Gaming system for multiple progressive games 422 1996
5,769,716 Symbol fall game method and apparatus 621 1996
5,851,148 Game with bonus display 591 1996
5,855,515 Progressive gaming system 410 1996
6,050,895 Hybrid gaming apparatus and method 351 1997
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5,947,820 Electronic game method and apparatus with hierarchy of simulated wheels 679 1997
5,848,932 Method of playing game and gaming games with an additional payout indicator 1067 1997
6,135,884 Gaming machine having secondary display for providing video content 705 1997
6,257,981 Computer network for controlling and monitoring gaming devices 271 1997
6,110,043 Controller-based progressive jackpot linked gaming system 428 1997
6,162,122 Method and apparatus for operating networked gaming devices 392 1997
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6,254,483 Method and apparatus for controlling the cost of playing an electronic gaming device 456 1998
6,375,567 Method and apparatus for implementing in video a secondary game responsive to player interaction with a primary game 418 1998
6,231,445 Method for awarding variable bonus awards to gaming machines over a network 605 1998
6,312,333 Networked credit adjust meter for electronic gaming 201 1998
6,168,520 Electronic game method and apparatus with hierarchy of simulated wheels 496 1998
6,371,852 Method for crediting a player of an electronic gaming device 335 1998
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6,089,978 Method of playing game and gaming games with an additional payout indicator 664 1998
6,334,814 Method of playing game and gaming games with an additional payout indicator 353 1998
6,162,121 Value wheel game method and apparatus 560 1998
6,315,662 System and method for automatically initiating game play on an electronic gaming device 211 1998
6,203,010 Method and apparatus for a progressive jackpot determinant 227 1998
6,358,149 Dynamic threshold for pool-based bonus promotions in electronic gaming systems 258 1999
6,364,768 Networked gaming devices that end a bonus and concurrently initiate another bonus 393 1999
6,210,275 Progressive jackpot game with guaranteed winner 451 1999
6,059,289 Gaming machines with bonusing 654 1999
6,346,043 Image matching game method and apparatus 426 1999
6,471,208 Method of playing a game, apparatus for playing a game and game with multiplier bonus feature 344 1999
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6,656,047 Computer-controlled gaming apparatus and method 145 1999
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6,471,591 Non-banked gaming system 150 2000
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6,419,583 Large prize central management 202 2000
6,328,649 Gaming device having multiple award enhancing levels 451 2000
6,569,015 Gaming device having separately changeable value and modifier bonus scheme 313 2000
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6,966,834 Prize awarding system 136 2000
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6,675,152 Transaction signature 139 2000
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6,656,048 Controller-based linked gaming machine bonus system 195 2001
6,589,115 Gaming method and apparatus having a proportional payout 172 2001
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2002/0039,923 Method and apparatus for gaming machines with a tournament play bonus feature 206 2001
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6,620,046 Method and system for funding and awarding bonuses in a gaming environment 182 2001
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6,599,193 Progressive gaming device 294 2001
6,776,715 Method and apparatus for providing a personal wide area progressive for gaming apparatus 146 2002
6,712,697 Method for crediting a player of an electronic gaming device 160 2002
6,648,759 Gaming machines with bonusing 92 2002
6,800,030 Method for providing incentive to play gaming devices connected by a network to a host computer 186 2002
2003/0092,484 System for awarding a bonus to a gaming device on a wide area network 100 2002
6,910,964 Selective indication of a bonus at a gaming device with player input 154 2003
6,692,355 Gaming device having separately changeable value and modifier bonus scheme 178 2003
6,832,958 Method and apparatus for operating networked gaming devices 172 2003
2005/0054,430 Celebration pay 47 2004
2005/0032,573 Computer network and method for changing the pay schedules of gaming devices 127 2004
2006/0040,723 Gaming system having multiple gaming machines which provide bonus awards 101 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 138 2005
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6,749,510 Centralized gaming system with modifiable remote display terminals 203 2001
6,561,904 Decreasing or increasing number of multipliers for a multi-spin slot game 243 2001
6,939,234 Dynamic configuration of gaming system 110 2002
2005/0159,211 Gaming machine with feature triggering scheme 83 2004
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2007/0202,943 Symbol Driven Contributions For A Prize Pool In A Wagering Game 57 2005
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ZYNGA INC. (8)
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WALKER DIGITAL, LLC (4)
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IGT (13)
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 4 2009
8,435,111 Gaming systems, gaming devices and methods for providing progressive awards 5 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
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 4 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
8,827,800 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
8,764,557 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
 
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