Global Patent Index - EP 1993080 A3

EP 1993080 A3 2009-02-11 - Operation of amusement or gaming machines

Title (en)

Operation of amusement or gaming machines

Title (de)

Betrieb von Unterhaltungs- oder Spielautomaten

Title (fr)

Fonctionnement d'appareil de jeu ou de loisir

Publication

EP 1993080 A3 (EN)

Application

EP 08251561 A

Priority

GB 0709157 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: EP1993080A2] A plurality, e.g. three or more machines 10-14 are associated, and also associated with a display device located as a top-box 18. Each machine 10-14, and also the top-box 18 has a fully independent controller 20 with its own timer 21. The respective timers 21 are however synchronised by use of a common time reference signal 23, so that events determined by a respective event list 22 in the control program can occur in all the machines and the top-box at the same time. A sensor 24 determines if the machine is in use, and 25 if there is sufficient funds, so that an event such as a bonus prize can be given by all machines in the group which are in use.

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

G07F 17/32 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

G07F 17/32 (2013.01); G07F 17/323 (2013.01); G07F 17/3269 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT BE BG CH CY CZ DE DK EE ES FI FR GB GR HR HU IE IS IT LI LT LU LV MC MT NL NO PL PT RO SE SI SK TR

Designated extension state (EPC)

AL BA MK RS

EPO simple patent family

EP 1993080 A2 20081119; EP 1993080 A3 20090211; GB 0709157 D0 20070620; GB 2449235 A 20081119

INPADOC legal status


2010-02-03 [18D] APPLICATION DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20090812

2009-11-26 [REG DE 8566] DESIGNATED COUNTRY DE NOT LONGER VALID

2009-10-14 [AKX] PAYMENT OF DESIGNATION FEES

2009-02-11 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A3

- Designated State(s): AT BE BG CH CY CZ DE DK EE ES FI FR GB GR HR HU IE IS IT LI LT LU LV MC MT NL NO PL PT RO SE SI SK TR

2009-02-11 [AX] REQUEST FOR EXTENSION OF THE EUROPEAN PATENT TO:

- Countries: AL BA MK RS

2008-11-19 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A2

- Designated State(s): AT BE BG CH CY CZ DE DK EE ES FI FR GB GR HR HU IE IS IT LI LT LU LV MC MT NL NO PL PT RO SE SI SK TR

2008-11-19 [AX] REQUEST FOR EXTENSION OF THE EUROPEAN PATENT TO:

- Countries: AL BA MK RS