Title:
Player interface with bolster for a gaming device
United States Patent D451153


Inventors:
Hedrick, Joseph R. (Reno, NV)
Legras, Jean P. (Reno, NV)
Lesourd, Kehl T. (Reno, NV)
Wagner, Eric L. (Sparks, NV)
Application Number:
29/130980
Publication Date:
11/27/2001
Filing Date:
10/12/2000
Assignee:
Igt (Reno, NV)
Primary Class:
Other Classes:
D21/325, D21/333, D21/369
Field of Search:
D21/369, D21/370, D21/371, D21/324-329, D21/333, D21/385, D21/386, 273/148B, 273/148R, 273/138.1, 273/138.2, 273/278, 273/288, 273/143R, 273/141A, 273/142B, 273/139, 273/459-461, 273/269, 463/16-22, 463/13, 463/29-35
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US Patent References:
D439931Game machineApril, 2001YamaguchiD21/369
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6161805Ergonomic hand rest for gaming machineDecember, 2000Wells
6102798Slot machine game-find the prizeAugust, 2000Bennett
6102394Button panel system for a gaming deviceAugust, 2000Wurz et al.273/138.2
6056642Slot machine with color changing symbolsMay, 2000Bennett
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D421277Gaming device with speakersFebruary, 2000McGahn et al.
6012982Bonus award feature in linked gaming machines having a common feature controllerJanuary, 2000Piechowiak et al.
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Foreign References:
DEM9409371March, 1995
EP0426301May, 1991273/143RAmusement machine.
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Other References:
L.A.Slot Machine Co. Inc., Bally Gamimg, Sigma Maodel B-9, Sep. 1997.*
L.S.Slot Machine Co. Inc., Bally Gamimg, Royal Diamond and Jungle Treasure, Sep. 1997.*
Slot Machines published by Reno-Tahoe Specialty, Inc. in 1989.
Elvis Brochure published by IGT in 1999.
Totem Pole Brochure published by IGT in 1997.
Slotopoly Brochure published by IGT in 1998.
Wheel of Fortune Brochure published by IGT in 1999.
Mega Jackpots Brochure published by IGT in 1998.
Top Dollar Brochure published by IGT in 1998.
Keno Machine Picture published by IGT., no known date.
Morph Game Pictures published by IGT on Sep. 12, 1999.
Primary Examiner:
Deshmukh, Prabhakar
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
Bell, Boyd & Lloyd LLC
Claims:
1. The ornamental design for a player interface with bolster for a gamingdevice, as shown and described.

Description:

This application is related to the following commonly-owned co-pending design and utility patent applications: "Display and Mask for a Gaming Device," Ser. No. 29/130,997; "Display and Mask for a Gaming Device," Ser. No. 29/131,001; "Display and Mask for a Gaming Device," Ser. No. 29/131,076; "Player Interface and Tray for a Gaming Device," Ser. No. 29/130,983; "Tray for A Gaming Device," Ser. No. 29/130,981; "Plate for a Midsection of a Gaming Device," Ser. No. 29/130,992; "Top Unit and Base for a Gaming Device," Ser. No. 29/130,979; "Base for a Top Unit of a Gaming Device," Ser. No. 29/130,982; "Gaming Device," Ser. No. 29/130,996; and "Gaming Device Having a Door with a Moveable or Removeable Bolster," Ser. No. 60/239,376.

FIG. 1 is a front perspective view of a gaming device showing a player interface with bolster of our new design, that portion of the gaming device shown in phantom is not part of the design sought to be patented and is provided for environmental purposes only;

FIG. 2 is an enlarged front perspective view of the player interface with bolster;

FIG. 3 is a right side elevation view of the player interface with bolster, the left side being a mirror image thereof;

FIG. 4 is a front elevation view thereof, showing the front of the player interface with bolster; and,

FIG. 5 is a top plan view of the player interface with bolster of our design.