Aristocrat Technologies, Inc. (Las Vegas, NV)
EGMs (electronic gaming machines) or gaming devices offer an array of betting options, including slots, video blackjack, roulette, video bingo keno, and video poker. The games are often played at casinos, as well as other venues. EGMs permit players to create an amount of credit, which permits them to place a bet (from their credit balance) on any or several outcomes of an instance (or one play) or a single play of a primary, base or secondary game. In many games, a player may qualify for secondary games or bonus rounds upon reaching a specific winning combination or trigger event in the game base. Second games give players the opportunity to win additional game instances, credits, awards, jackpots, progressives, etc. The winnings are typically added to the credit balance. These awards can be awarded to players at the end of gaming sessions or when they wish to “cash out”.
“Slot” types of games typically show to players in the form of various symbols arranged in a row-by-column grid or matrix. The specific matching of the symbols along predetermined paths (or paylines) through the matrix determine the result of the game. The display typically highlights winning combinations/outcomes for ready identification by the player. The “pay-table” that the player can refer to, typically displays the matching combinations as well as their respective payouts. In most cases, the player can alter his/her bet to include different paylines or the amount of money bet on each line. The player can alter the number or frequency of winning combinations, the secondary game play frequency, or even the amount given out through adjusting the wager.
The outcome of most games is determined using a random number generator (RNG). It is intended to return some percentage of the amount wagered back to the player (RTP=return to the player) over the course of many playsor instances of the game. The RTP and randomness of the RNG are crucial to ensure the fairness of games and therefore are highly controlled. Upon initiation of play it is the RNG randomly determines the game’s outcome, and then the symbols are selected whichcorrespond to that result. Notably, some games may involve a degree of ability on the part of the player, and therefore are not completely random.Click here to view the patent on USPTO website.
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- What are the technical terms and keywords used to describe an invention’s nature? To assist you in finding the appropriate terms, use the technical dictionary.
2. Use these terms to find pertinent Cooperative Patent Classifications for your invention at the Classification Text Search Tool. To find the most appropriate classification to your invention, go through the class scheme of the classification (class schedules). Think about substituting the words you use for describing your invention, if you do not find any results in the Classification Text Search with synonyms like the ones you used in the first step.
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7. Find other US patent publications using keywords in the PatFT or AppFT databases, classification search of non-U.S. patents per below, and searching for non-patent literature disclosures of inventions using web search engines. Here are a few examples:
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- Search for foreign patents using the CPC classification. Then, re-run the search using international patent office search engines such as Espacenet, the European Patent Office’s worldwide patent publication database of over 130 million patent publications. Other national databases include:
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- Japan Patent Office (JPO) – with access to machine translations of Japanese patents.
- World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) offers PATENTSCOPE with a full-text search of published international patent applications and machine translations for some documents, as well as a list of international patent databases.
- Korean Intellectual Property Rights Information Service (KIPRIS)
- State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO) with machine translation of Chinese patents.
- Other International Intellectual Property Offices with online patent databases include Australia, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, India, Israel, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, and Taiwan.
- Search non-patent literature. Inventions can be made public in many non-patent publications. It is recommended that you search journals, books, websites, technical catalogs, conference proceedings, and other print and electronic publications.
To review your search, you can hire a registered patent attorney to assist. A preliminary search will help one better prepare to talk about their invention and other related inventions with a professional patent attorney. In addition, the attorney will not spend too much time or money on patenting basics.