Patents Examined by Ronald Leneau
  • Patent number: 9135777
    Abstract: Systems and methods provide interfaces to control the download of downloadable game components to one or more gaming machines or systems. The gaming configuration elements may include banner content, advertising content, denomination data, pay table, language data, video content, audio content, episodic game data, wagering game software, operating system software, device driver software and device firmware.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: Bally Gaming, Inc.
    Inventors: Vernon Hamlin, Craig J. Sylla, Mark B. Gagner
  • Patent number: 5995070
    Abstract: Image display apparatus and method with an LED matrix device. Each dot of the device is composed of one red LED, one blue LED and two green LEDs. When data displayed in a 16.times.16 dot matrix is displayed by reducing the data to a 8.times.8 dot matrix, 2.times.2 dots of the 16.times.16 matrix are grouped into one unit composed of 2.times.2 dots arrayed in a matrix. Four data, i.e., data obtained by extracting upper-left data from all the units, data obtained by extracting upper-right data, data obtained by extracting lower-left data, data obtained by extracting lower-right data, respectively, from all the dot units, are successively displayed on a time division basis with deviation corresponding to a half dot relative to one another. Image of smooth contour can be generated even with a small-scale LED display apparatus having a small number of dots and low resolution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 1997
    Date of Patent: November 30, 1999
    Assignee: Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Takashi Kitada