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Stephen A. Canterbury patents

Recent bibliographic sampling of Stephen A. Canterbury patents listed/published in the public domain by the USPTO (USPTO Patent Application #,Title):



09/18/14 - 20140274298 - Wagering game with simulated mechanical reels
A gaming machine for playing a wagering game includes a housing having a display region. A first image display device for simulating mechanical reels of a slot machine in the display region includes a curved surface that approximates the radius of curvature of a mechanical reel. The curved surface displays...
Inventors: James M. Rasmussen, Timothy J. Durham, Mark B. Gagner, Alfred Thomas, Vladimir I. Arezina, Stephen A. Canterbury, Victor Mercado, Samuel D. Ralston, Matthew R. Fitzsimons (Wms Gaming Inc.)

08/16/12 - 20120208619 - Computer bios protection and authentication
In some embodiments, a wagering game machine includes: a carrier board comprising a first network port and a second network port, the first network port having a first network address and the second network port having a second network address; a processor located on the carrier board; a first nonvolatile...
Inventors: Stephen A. Canterbury, Vernon W. Hamlin, Scot W. Salzman, Jorge L. Shimabukuro, Craig J. Sylla (Wms Gaming, Inc.)

05/10/12 - 20120115589 - Gaming machine chair
A gaming chair for use with a gaming machine that conducts a wagering game, the chair includes a seat and a tactile device for providing tactile sensations via the seat according to at least one of events occurring in the wagering game, and player input through an input device....
Inventors: Stephen A. Canterbury, Jacob C. Greenberg, Timothy C. Loose, Eric M. Pryzby, Norman R. Wurz

05/10/12 - 20120115564 - Wagering game machine cabinet memory
Systems described herein include wagering game machines having a cabinet memory mounted or affixed to a cabinet or cabinet component. The cabinet memory provides configuration data and manufacturing data for the cabinet and cabinet components. The configuration data may be used during operation of the wagering game machine to properly...
Inventors: Stephen A. Canterbury, Victor Mercado, Charles R. Bleich, Timothy C. Loose, Jorge Luis Shimabukuro

03/03/11 - 20110053679 - Partially-powered wagering game machines
Apparatus, systems, and methods may operate to receive an indication that a wagering game machine is to enter into a service power mode while the game machine is fully operational, and then to enter into the service power mode to disable game play while providing substantially uninterrupted power to a...
Inventors: Stephen A. Canterbury, Victor Mercado (Wms Gaming Inc.)

12/23/10 - 20100323774 - Dynamic power management in a gaming machine
A gaming machine for conducting a wagering game includes a value input device for receiving a wager and a processor for executing gameplay on the gaming machine. The processor has a plurality of power consumption levels. A power regulator is operative to alter the power consumption level of the processor...
Inventors: Stephen A. Canterbury, Victor Mercado

12/09/10 - 20100311500 - Data protection in a wagering game machine
In some embodiments, a method includes retrieving a value associated with a nonvolatile machine-readable medium from the nonvolatile machine-readable medium of a wagering game machine. The method also includes retrieving an authentication value from the nonvolatile machine-readable medium. The authentication value is derived from the value. The method includes enabling...
Inventors: Stephen A. Canterbury, Vernon W. Hamlin (Wms Gaming Inc.)

11/18/10 - 20100292001 - Intelligent button for a gaming machine
A game button includes an enclosure in which are mounted at least one variable display, a sensor, a memory, and any other components of the game button. The variable display is capable of presenting a plurality of images thereon. The memory is communicatively coupled with the variable display, is adapted...
Inventors: Charles R. Bleich, Stephen A. Canterbury, John W. Skalon, Alfred Thomas (Wms Gaming Inc.)

09/02/10 - 20100222135 - Wagering game machines with non-volatile memory
Apparatus, systems, and methods may operate to load a software program which, when executed by a processor, is associated with presenting a wagering game upon which monetary value may be wagered. The software program may be loaded into a non-volatile memory in the form of phase-change random access memory, nanotube...
Inventors: Inventors: Charles R. Bleich, Stephen A. Canterbury, Simon E. Sunblade, Muthu VeluCharles R. Bleich, Stephen A. Canterbury, Simon E. Sunblade, Muthu Velu, Craig J. Sylla, Stephen A. Canterbury (Wms Gaming Inc.)

04/22/10 - 20100099487 - Wagering game machine fan control and monitoring
A computerized wagering game system includes a gaming module comprising gaming code which is operable when executed on to conduct a wagering game on which monetary value can be wagered, and includes a cooling module comprising two or more fans and a fan controller operable to control the speed of...
Inventors: Stephen A. Canterbury, Victor Mercado

03/25/10 - 20100075750 - Wagering games using multi-level gaming structure
According to one aspect of the present invention, a gaming system is disclosed including at least one community display and a plurality of personal media terminals. The at least one community display is adapted to display a community event thereon. The plurality of personal media terminals has a player positioning...
Inventors: Charles R. Bleich, Stephen A. Canterbury, Eric M. Pryzby, James M. Rasmussen, Norman R. Wurz (Wms Gaming Inc.)

02/25/10 - 20100048298 - Substantially transparent electrical components within a wagering game machine
In some embodiments, an apparatus comprises a wagering game machine. The wagering game machine comprises a wagering game unit operable to receive a wager in association with a wagering game. The wagering game machine also comprises a display to display a randomly selected outcome of the wagering game. The wagering...
Inventors: Charles R. Bleich, Stephen A. Canterbury (Wms Gaming Inc.)

02/25/10 - 20100048288 - Multiple wagering game displays from single input
A wagering game system and its operations are described herein. In embodiments, the operations can determine different objects and/or portions within a wagering game video image and split the wagering game video image into multiple video streams containing different parts of the wagering game video image. The operations can then...
Inventors: Stephen A. Canterbury, Timothy C. Loose, Victor Mercado, James M. Rasmussen (Wms Gaming, Inc.)

02/04/10 - 20100029377 - Shared physics engine in a wagering game system
A computerized wagering game system includes a gaming module comprising a processor and gaming code which is operable when executed on the processor to present a wagering game on which monetary value can be wagered, and a centralized physics engine operable to model motion physics for multiple wagering game machines....
Inventors: Stephen A. Canterbury, Mark B. Gagner, Victor Mercado, Craig J. Sylla

11/26/09 - 20090291749 - Peripheral device control system for wagering game systems
Methods and systems for assigning addresses to peripheral devices in wagering game machines are described herein. In one embodiment, a method includes transmitting a first request in a wagering game machine, wherein the first request is addressed to a configuration address, and wherein the wagering game machine is configured to...
Inventors: Timothy J. Durham, Charles R. Bleich, Stephen A. Canterbury (Wms Gaming Inc.)

11/12/09 - 20090280888 - Wagering game with simulated mechanical reels
A gaming machine for playing a wagering game includes a housing having a display region, a curved transparent layer located in the display region, and a video display. The video display is located behind the transparent layer for projecting moving images onto the transparent layer. The images including a plurality...
Inventors: Timothy J. Durham, Mark B. Gagner, James M. Rasmussen, Alfred Thomas, Vladimir I. Arezina, Stephen A. Canterbury, Victor Mercado, Samuel D. Ralston, Matthew R. Fitzsimons

11/05/09 - 20090275406 - Dynamic user interface in a gaming system
A dynamically re-configurable input panel for a gaming machine, in one implementation, comprises a plurality of electrical contact regions disposed on the input panel and a plurality of display elements associated with the electrical contact regions, wherein information displayed on the display elements is dynamically re-configurable under game machine software...
Inventors: Michael R. Bytnar, Stephen A. Canterbury, Benjamin T> Gomez, James M. Rasmussen, Matthew J. Ward (Wms Gaming Inc)

07/16/09 - 20090181755 - Wagering game with simulated mechanical reels
A gaming machine for playing a wagering game includes a housing having a display region, a curved transparent layer located in the display region, and a video display. The video display is located behind the transparent layer for projecting moving images onto the transparent layer. The images including a plurality...
Inventors: Mark B. Gagner, James M. Rasmussen, Alfred Thomas, Vladimir I. Arezina, Stephen A. Canterbury, Victor Mercado, Timothy J. Durham, Samuel D. Ralston, Fitzsimons Matthew R. (Wms Gaming Inc.)

03/19/09 - 20090075721 - Wagering game with simulated mechanical reels
A method and system of operating a wagering game having simulated mechanical reels includes receiving a wager to play the wagering game. A first set of video images are displayed on a curved surface approximately a radius of curvature of a mechanical reel. The first set of video images simulates...
Inventors: Larry J. Pacey, James M. Rasmussen, Timothy J. Durham, Mark B. Gagner, Alfred Thomas, Vladimir I. Arezina, Stephen A. Canterbury, Victor Mercado, Samuel D. Ralston, Matthew R. Fitzsimons (Wms Gaming Inc.)

03/05/09 - 20090061987 - Thermal management in a wagering game machine
A computerized wagering game system includes a gaming module operable to conduct a wagering game on which monetary value can be wagered, and a thermal management module operable to monitor the temperature of one or more integrated circuits comprising a part of the wagering game machine. In one embodiment, the...
Inventors: Stephen A. Canterbury, Victor Mercado, Craig J. Sylla (Wms Gaming Inc)

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