Gaming machine and backlit reel device thereof

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 9865120
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14720547

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A gaming machine includes: a reel having an outer circumferential surface on which symbols are lined up; a reel driving mechanism which rotates the reel to rearrange the symbols; a magnet which is provided in the reel driving mechanism to change an external magnetic field in accordance with the rotation of the reel; a magnetic force detecting mechanism which detects a magnetic force of the external magnetic field so as to output a magnetic force detection signal; a reel setting unit by which the magnetic force detection signal and arrangement positions of the symbols are associated with one another; and a reel drive control unit which controls the reel driving mechanism so that the symbols are rearranged in a predetermined arrangement based on the magnetic force detection signal and the arrangement positions of the symbols.

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ARUZE GAMING AMERICA INC745 GRIER DRIVE LAS VEGAS NV 89119
UNIVERSAL ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATIONTOKYO

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Ike, Hiroatsu Tokyo, JP 20 55
Kukita, Noritoshi Tokyo, JP 24 142
Sasaki, Yoshitomo Tokyo, JP 21 110
Tanimura, Tatsuhiko Tokyo, JP 25 290

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