Patents by Inventor Chauncey Griswold

Chauncey Griswold 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: 9409093
    Abstract: Provided in embodiments of the present invention is a gaming device having a plurality of dynamically connectable modular gaming table components that provide a variety of configuration options. In one example embodiment, the gaming device includes a first modular gaming table component and a second modular gaming table component, where the first modular gaming table component and second modular gaming table component are 10 connectable in a variety of arrangements. Each of the first and second modular gaming table components may include at least one gaming station having a gaming display, gaming control circuitry, structural connection means, and communication connection means, whereby the structural and communication connection means of the two components may be dynamically connectable in a variety of component arrangements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: IGT
    Inventors: Christian E. Gadda, Harold E. Mattice, Richard L. Wilder, Chauncey Griswold, James W. Stockdale
  • Publication number: 20150343315
    Abstract: Provided in embodiments of the present invention is a gaming device having a plurality of dynamically connectable modular gaming table components that provide a variety of configuration options. In one example embodiment, the gaming device includes a first modular gaming table component and a second modular gaming table component, where the first modular gaming table component and second modular gaming table component are 10 connectable in a variety of arrangements. Each of the first and second modular gaming table components may include at least one gaming station having a gaming display, gaming control circuitry, structural connection means, and communication connection means, whereby the structural and communication connection means of the two components may be dynamically connectable in a variety of component arrangements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2015
    Publication date: December 3, 2015
    Inventors: Christian E. Gadda, Harold E. Mattice, Richard L. Wilder, Chauncey Griswold, James W. Stockdale
  • Patent number: 9135772
    Abstract: Provided in embodiments of the present invention is a gaming device having a plurality of dynamically connectable modular gaming table components that provide a variety of configuration options. In one example embodiment, the gaming device includes a first modular gaming table component and a second modular gaming table component, where the first modular gaming table component and second modular gaming table component are connectable in a variety of arrangements. Each of the first and second modular gaming table components may include at least one gaming station having a gaming display, gaming control circuitry, structural connection means, and communication connection means, whereby the structural and communication connection means of the two components may be dynamically connectable in a variety of component arrangements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: IGT
    Inventors: Christian E. Gadda, Harold E. Mattice, Richard L. Wilder, Chauncey Griswold, James W. Stockdale
  • Publication number: 20130267295
    Abstract: Techniques for removing the parallax effect on multilayer displays in gaming machines. A gaming machine includes a multilayer display, a player sensor, and one or more processors. The multilayer display includes a proximate display and a distal display. The player sensor detects data associated with a person indicating the person's viewing position of the multilayer display. The one or more processors use the data to determine whether a correction for parallax is required. The image on the proximate display, the distal display or both may be modified based on the data to provide a composite image on the multilayer display without the parallax effect for the person at the person's viewing position of the multilayer display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2012
    Publication date: October 10, 2013
    Applicant: IGT
    Inventors: Anthony Frabbiele, Chauncey Griswold, Stewart Thoeni
  • Patent number: 8506378
    Abstract: A gaming system, gaming device, and method providing advertising messages to players based on a determination of a positive winning gaming session. In one embodiment, the gaming system monitors a plurality of plays of at least one wagering game during a designated period. At the end of the designated period, the gaming system determines whether a player of the monitored plays had a positive winning gaming session. If the player had a positive winning gaming session, the gaming system provides at least one advertising message to the player.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: IGT
    Inventors: Stewart Thoeni, Chauncey Griswold
  • Patent number: 8485881
    Abstract: A technique is described for operating a gaming machine adapted to receive a wager on a game of chance. In at least one embodiment, the gaming machine may be adapted to dynamically change its volume. In one implementation, the gaming machine may include a first movable display which may be used to dynamically and/or automatically change the volume of the gaming machine. For example, the first movable display may be automatically moved to a first position to thereby establish a first volume of the gaming machine. The first movable display may also be automatically moved to a second position to thereby establish a second volume of the gaming machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignee: IGT
    Inventors: Chauncey Griswold, Jean-Pierre Legras, Harold “Sonny” Mattice, Richard L. Wilder, James W. Stockdale
  • Publication number: 20130072288
    Abstract: A gaming system, gaming device, and method providing advertising messages to players based on a determination of a positive winning gaming session. In one embodiment, the gaming system monitors a plurality of plays of at least one wagering game during a designated period. At the end of the designated period, the gaming system determines whether a player of the monitored plays had a positive winning gaming session. If the player had a positive winning gaming session, the gaming system provides at least one advertising message to the player.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2011
    Publication date: March 21, 2013
    Applicant: IGT
    Inventors: Stewart Thoeni, Chauncey Griswold
  • Patent number: 8388432
    Abstract: Disclosed are gaming machines, gaming machine reels, and configurable reel strips, including related methods, apparatus, and systems, including computer program products, for electronically altering and replacing information shown on a reel of a gaming machine. A reel strip with a configurable surface is provided on the reel. The configurable surface includes a bi-stable material such as electronic paper. The configurable surface of the reel strip has a plurality of configurable regions of the bi-stable material. The configurable regions can be configured to display information such as designated symbols of a game of chance. In this way, the displayed symbols can be replaced without having to physically replace the reel strip or reel. Generally, symbol information is output for display on the configurable regions during a power on state. The bi-stable nature of the configurable regions enables the designated symbols to also be displayed during a power off state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignee: IGT
    Inventors: Harold Mattice, Chauncey Griswold, Steven LeMay
  • Patent number: 8333652
    Abstract: A technique is disclosed for facilitating play of a casino table game at a casino gaming table system which includes a casino gaming table and at least one handheld device. At least a portion of operations or activities relating to the casino game may be performed at a first handheld device. Examples of such operations may include electronically dealing a first card to a first player via the first handheld device, displaying a representation of the first card to the first player via a display at the first handheld device, etc. In at least one embodiment, an association between a selected handheld device and the first player station may be created and used for subsequent game play activities to enable the selected handheld device to be operable to display game play data relating to game play activities associated with the first player station. In some embodiments, at least a portion of the features of a selected handheld device may be enabled/disabled based on the detection of one or more conditions or events.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: IGT
    Inventors: Binh Nguyen, Kevin Gum, Chauncey Griswold
  • Patent number: 8287380
    Abstract: A technique is disclosed for facilitating play of a casino table game at a casino gaming table system which includes a casino gaming table and at least one handheld device. At least a portion of operations or activities relating to the casino game may be performed at a first handheld device. Examples of such operations may include electronically dealing a first card to a first player via the first handheld device, displaying a representation of the first card to the first player via a display at the first handheld device, etc. In at least one embodiment, an association between a selected handheld device and the first player station may be created and used for subsequent game play activities to enable the selected handheld device to be operable to display game play data relating to game play activities associated with the first player station. In some embodiments, at least a portion of the features of a selected handheld device may be enabled/disabled based on the detection of one or more conditions or events.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: IGT
    Inventors: Binh Nguyen, Kevin Gum, Chauncey Griswold
  • Patent number: 8262480
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods, apparatus, and systems implementing techniques for providing input for playing a game of chance. A gaming machine includes a touch screen display. The touch screen display is configured to display input selections, auxiliary input selections, and auxiliary data. The touch screen display is further configured to receive game input corresponding to the input selections and auxiliary input corresponding to the auxiliary input selections. The received game input and auxiliary input are transmitted to a controller of the gaming machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: IGT
    Inventors: Alexander C. Cohen, Paulina Rodgers, Janna B-Jensen, Chauncey Griswold, Leagh Beadell, Kirk Tedsen, Daniel Waller, James Stockdale, John Goodman, Mike Garamendi
  • Publication number: 20120094756
    Abstract: Described herein are systems and methods that improve personalized service in a casino or other gaming establishment. The systems and methods provide a portable personal service device to a person; the device permits the gaming establishment to communicate with the person—regardless of their location in the gaming establishment. Messages sent to the person may be personalized and customized. The portable personal service device may also be used to track the location of the person in the gaming establishment. The person may also use the portable personal service device to send messages, for example, to call casino personnel to them or make other personal service requests.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2011
    Publication date: April 19, 2012
    Applicant: IGT
    Inventors: Chauncey Griswold, Harold E. Mattice, Christian Gadda, Richard Wilder, James W. Stockdale
  • Patent number: 8064889
    Abstract: Described herein are systems and methods that improve personalized service in a casino or other gaming establishment. The systems and methods provide a portable personal service device to a person; the device permits the gaming establishment to communicate with the person—regardless of their location in the gaming establishment. Messages sent to the person may be personalized and customized. The portable personal service device may also be used to track the location of the person in the gaming establishment. The person may also use the portable personal service device to send messages, for example, to call casino personnel to them or make other personal service requests.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2011
    Assignee: IGT
    Inventors: Chauncey Griswold, Harold E. Mattice, Christian Gadda, Richard Wilder, James W. Stockdale
  • Publication number: 20110111852
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods, apparatus, and systems implementing techniques for providing input for playing a game of chance. A gaming machine includes a touch screen display. The touch screen display is configured to display input selections, auxiliary input selections, and auxiliary data. The touch screen display is further configured to receive game input corresponding to the input selections and auxiliary input corresponding to the auxiliary input selections. The received game input and auxiliary input are transmitted to a controller of the gaming machine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2009
    Publication date: May 12, 2011
    Applicant: IGT
    Inventors: Alexander C. Cohen, Paulina Rodgers, Janna B-Jensen, Chauncey Griswold, Leagh Beadell, Kirk Tedsen, Daniel Waller, James Stockdale, John Goodman, Mike Garamendi
  • Publication number: 20090054159
    Abstract: Provided in embodiments of the present invention is a gaming device having a plurality of dynamically connectable modular gaming table components that provide a variety of configuration options. In one example embodiment, the gaming device includes a first modular gaming table component and a second modular gaming table component, where the first modular gaming table component and second modular gaming table component are connectable in a variety of arrangements. Each of the first and second modular gaming table components may include at least one gaming station having a gaming display, gaming control circuitry, structural connection means, and communication connection means, whereby the structural and communication connection means of the two components may be dynamically connectable in a variety of component arrangements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2007
    Publication date: February 26, 2009
    Applicant: IGT, A NEVADA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Christian E. Gadda, Harold E. Mattice, Richard L. Wilder, Chauncey Griswold, James W. Stockdale
  • Publication number: 20080076505
    Abstract: A technique is disclosed for facilitating play of a casino table game at a casino gaming table system which includes a casino gaming table and at least one handheld device. At least a portion of operations or activities relating to the casino game may be performed at a first handheld device. Examples of such operations may include electronically dealing a first card to a first player via the first handheld device, displaying a representation of the first card to the first player via a display at the first handheld device, etc. In at least one embodiment, an association between a selected handheld device and the first player station may be created and used for subsequent game play activities to enable the selected handheld device to be operable to display game play data relating to game play activities associated with the first player station. In some embodiments, at least a portion of the features of a selected handheld device may be enabled/disabled based on the detection of one or more conditions or events.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2006
    Publication date: March 27, 2008
    Inventors: Binh Nguyen, Kevin Gum, Chauncey Griswold
  • Publication number: 20080076506
    Abstract: A technique is disclosed for facilitating play of a casino table game at a casino gaming table system which includes a casino gaming table and at least one handheld device. At least a portion of operations or activities relating to the casino game may be performed at a first handheld device. Examples of such operations may include electronically dealing a first card to a first player via the first handheld device, displaying a representation of the first card to the first player via a display at the first handheld device, etc. In at least one embodiment, an association between a selected handheld device and the first player station may be created and used for subsequent game play activities to enable the selected handheld device to be operable to display game play data relating to game play activities associated with the first player station. In some embodiments, at least a portion of the features of a selected handheld device may be enabled/disabled based on the detection of one or more conditions or events.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2006
    Publication date: March 27, 2008
    Inventors: Binh Nguyen, Kevin Gum, Chauncey Griswold
  • Publication number: 20080064497
    Abstract: A gaming apparatus is disclosed that includes a housing, a value input device, a transparent panel having an outer surface and an inner surface, and a plurality of mechanically rotatable slot reels disposed in the housing so that the mechanically rotatable reels are visible to a player through the transparent panel. The gaming apparatus also having a light valve that includes a suspended particle device disposed between the inner surface and the slot reels, and a controller coupled to the light valve to cause the light valve to become opaque to substantially block the view of the slot reels to the player.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2007
    Publication date: March 13, 2008
    Applicant: IGT
    Inventors: Chauncey Griswold, Harold Mattice, Richard Wilder
  • Publication number: 20080020841
    Abstract: The present invention provides a gaming machine that includes multiple display devices arranged in a common line of sight. An intermediate display device or light filter may be included between the exterior display device and the interior display device. A touchscreen may also be added outside the exterior display device to facilitate player input and gaming machine interaction. The common line of sight arrangement permits a person to view video output on all the display devices simultaneously or without substantially changing their position or line of sight. The interior display device may include a digital display device that includes a curved surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2007
    Publication date: January 24, 2008
    Applicant: IGT
    Inventors: William Wells, Chauncey Griswold
  • Publication number: 20080020788
    Abstract: Described herein are systems and methods that improve personalized service in a casino or other gaming establishment. The systems and methods provide a portable personal service device to a person; the device permits the gaming establishment to communicate with the person—regardless of their location in the gaming establishment. Messages sent to the person may be personalized and customized. The portable personal service device may also be used to track the location of the person in the gaming establishment. The person may also use the portable personal service device to send messages, for example, to call casino personnel to them or make other personal service requests.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2007
    Publication date: January 24, 2008
    Applicant: IGT
    Inventors: Chauncey Griswold, Harold Mattice, Christian Gadda, Richard Wilder, James Stockdale