(12) United States Patent ao) Patent No.: Us 7,470,187 B2
Baerlocher et al. (45) Date of Patent: *Dec. 30,2008
(21) Appl.No.: 10/982,476
(22) Filed: Nov. 5, 2004
(65) Prior Publication Data
US 2005/0064928 Al Mar. 24, 2005
Related U.S. Application Data
(63) Continuation of application No. 10/429,001, filed on May 2, 2003, now Pat. No. 6,814,664, which is a continuation of application No. 09/966,658, filed on Sep. 28, 2001, now Pat. No. 6,607,438.
(51) Int. CI.
A63F 9/24 (2006.01)
(52) U.S. CI 463/25; 273/143 R; 273/138;
(58) Field of Classification Search 463/16 22,
463/25-28; 273/139 See application file for complete search history.
FOREIGN PATENT DOCUMENTS
0945837 A2 9/1999
A gaming device that enables players to accumulate awards until there are no more awards or until one or more termination variables reaches a predetermined limit is provided. A random generation device generates awards upon a player input. One or more termination variables is used, each defined by or divisible into a plurality of units, wherein a random generation device generates an amount of units upon a player input. A game termination limit of accumulated or lost termination units is provided, wherein a player generates awards until accumulating the termination limit of units.
115 Claims, 31 Drawing Sheets