Patent Number: 6,251,014

Title: Standard peripheral communication

Abstract: A disclosed gaming machine has a plurality of "gaming peripherals," each communicating with a master gaming controller via a standard peripheral interface such as the USB (Universal Serial Bus). Further, the gaming peripherals employ a standard peripheral controller and one or more specialized "peripheral devices" (e.g., the actual lights, bill validators, ticket printers, etc. that perform the specific functions of the gaming peripherals). Much of the hardware associated with the peripheral controller is identical from one gaming peripheral to the next. Only a portion of the peripheral controller hardware is specific to the different types of gaming peripherals.

Inventors: Stockdale; James (Clio, CA), LeMay; Steven G. (Reno, NV)

Assignee: International Game Technology

International Classification: G07F 17/32 (20060101); G06F 017/00 ()

Expiration Date: 06/26/2018