Patents by Inventor Benjamin F. Hoffman

Benjamin F. Hoffman has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 10410477
    Abstract: A method of operating a gaming device to play an expanding halo reels game may include the steps of: Displaying a plurality of reels, each of the reels comprising a plurality of symbols; receiving a wager; spinning the reels; stopping the reels; evaluating the stopped reels for a winning combination of symbols; activating a first halo when there is a winning combination of symbols, the first halo comprising a plurality of symbols that surround at least a portion of the reels; moving the first halo with respect to the reels; stopping the first halo; evaluating the stopped first halo and reels for a winning combination of symbols; and terminating game play when there is no winning combination of symbols.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: URSA Major Media, Inc.
    Inventors: Benjamin C. Hoffman, William F. Burrows, Jason B. Newmark, Lucas A. Munns, Joseph G. Berger, Farhad Ahmadzai
  • Patent number: D311474
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 1988
    Date of Patent: October 23, 1990
    Assignee: Caribbean Stud Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventor: Benjamin F. Hoffman