Apparatus and method for electrically connecting remotely located video games

  • US 5,292,125 A
  • Filed: 05/31/1991
  • Issued: 03/08/1994
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/31/1991
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A video game communication assembly (100) for communicating command signals between a local video game (28) having at least two player ports (A, B), at least one set of player controls (20), and at least two operating modes, and at least one remote video game (30) through a medium (110) capable of transmitting a plurality of data signals and voice signals, said assembly (100) comprising:

  • control means (106) for controlling command signals received from a set of player controls (20) of the local video game (28) and for creating communication signals;

    modem means (114) for bilaterally transmitting said communication signals between said control means (106) and at least one remote video game (30);

    first port means (112) for bilaterally transmitting said communication signals between said control means (106) and said modem means (114), said assembly (100) characterized bysaid control means (106) including transit time means (126) for determining the amount of time required for said communication signals to travel between said first port means (112) and the remote video game (30).

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