Patents by Inventor Erik Petersen

Erik Petersen 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).

  • Publication number: 20210319665
    Abstract: Systems and methods which dynamically modify a rate of accruing gaming establishment points based on a gaming establishment occupancy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2021
    Publication date: October 14, 2021
    Inventors: Kevin Higgins, Erik Petersen, Jeffery Shepherd, Rachelle Rabago
  • Patent number: 11113926
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates generally to a system that utilizes an application running on a mobile device to collect game-based data regarding a player's experience at a gaming establishment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: IGT
    Inventors: Sina Miri, Dwayne A. Davis, Kevin Higgins, Matt Christopher Levin, Erik Petersen
  • Patent number: 11069186
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates generally to gaming machines, retrofit card readers for gaming machines, and methods of operating gaming machines and retrofit card readers. As an example, a method is disclosed that includes receiving an indication that a wireless communication module has wirelessly communicated with a player credential, synthesizing a state change that emulates a physical card insertion event in response to receiving the indication that the wireless communication module has wirelessly communicated with the player credential, and communicating the synthesized state change to a Slot Machine Interface Board (SMIB). The synthesized state change may be communicated with a set of electrical signals that include a card detection state and data read from the player credential.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: IGT
    Inventors: Kevin Higgins, Erik Petersen
  • Publication number: 20210217274
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates generally to a system that provides zero, one or more benefits to a user in association with maintaining an amount of funds in one or more gaming establishment accounts associated with one or more system components.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2021
    Publication date: July 15, 2021
    Inventors: Kevin Higgins, Jeffery Shepherd, Sina Miri, Dwayne A. Davis, Erik Petersen, Christopher Levin
  • Publication number: 20210192898
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates generally to a system that utilizes virtual ticket vouchers in association with one or more transactions involving one or more components of a gaming establishment ecosystem.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2021
    Publication date: June 24, 2021
    Inventors: Erik Petersen, Kevin Higgins, Adrian Marcu
  • Publication number: 20210105558
    Abstract: An in-the-ear hearing aid device is disclosed. The device at least one electro-acoustic transducer, and at least one sensor or at least one active electronic component. The at least one electro-acoustic transducer comprises a capsule enclosing a transducer sound active part and a transducer air volume. The transducer air volume is air volume which is enclosed by said capsule and which is in fluid-connection with said transducer sound active part. At least a portion of said at least one sensor or of said at least one active electronic component is provided within said transducer air volume.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2020
    Publication date: April 8, 2021
    Applicant: Oticon A/S
    Inventors: Troels Holm PEDERSEN, Therese Schønemann BLOM, Seri JALONEN, Jan Thor Lunddahl LARSEN, Niels Stubager KIEMER, Jesper B. JOHANSEN, Povl KOCH, Svend Oscar PETERSEN, Anders Erik PETERSEN, Kåre Tais CHRISTENSEN, Antonello SALVATUCCI, Franz TREUE
  • Patent number: 10970968
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates generally to a system that provides zero, one or more benefits to a user in association with maintaining an amount of funds in one or more gaming establishment accounts associated with one or more system components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: IGT
    Inventors: Kevin Higgins, Jeffery Shepherd, Sina Miri, Dwayne A. Davis, Erik Petersen, Christopher Levin
  • Publication number: 20210097807
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates generally to gaming machines, retrofit card readers for gaming machines, and methods of operating gaming machines and retrofit card readers. As an example, a method is disclosed that includes receiving an indication that a wireless communication module has wirelessly communicated with a player credential, synthesizing a state change that emulates a physical card insertion event in response to receiving the indication that the wireless communication module has wirelessly communicated with the player credential, and communicating the synthesized state change to a Slot Machine Interface Board (SMIB). The synthesized state change may be communicated with a set of electrical signals that include a card detection state and data read from the player credential.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2019
    Publication date: April 1, 2021
    Inventors: Kevin Higgins, Erik Petersen
  • Publication number: 20210090387
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates generally to a system that provides a player a benefit based on location data associated with the player and game play history data associated with the player.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2020
    Publication date: March 25, 2021
    Inventors: Sina Miri, Dwayne Davis, Kevin Higgins, Matt Christopher Levin, Erik Petersen
  • Patent number: 10950088
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates generally to a system that utilizes virtual ticket vouchers in association with one or more transactions involving one or more components of a gaming establishment ecosystem.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: IGT
    Inventors: Erik Petersen, Kevin Higgins, Adrian Marcu
  • Patent number: 10943430
    Abstract: Systems, devices and methods for registering a player account using third party user information include scanning, by a scanning device, an encoded identifier associated with a first server and transmitting a request to access a player account of the player to the first server based on the encoded identifier. In response to an indication that the player account does not exist, the user device causes a second request message to be transmitted to a second server operated by a third party provider to access a user account associated with the player. The second server transfers user information associated with the user account to the first server. The user device next transmits an account registration message, which includes an instruction to create a new player account associated with the player, to the first server. Based on creation of the new player account, the user device accesses the player account.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: IGT
    Inventors: Erik Petersen, Kevin Higgins, Xiangyu Song
  • Publication number: 20210048005
    Abstract: A powertrain component (21, 22, 23) for a wind turbine (100) is provided, comprising a powertrain component housing (20) with at least one rotating part (49) and a dry sump 5 lubrication system for lubricating the rotating part (49). The lubrication system comprises a dry sump lubricant tank (51, 52, 53) and a pump (60) for pumping the lubricant from the tank (51, 52, 53) towards a lubricant release point, the lubricant release point being provided at a level above at least part of the rotating part (49) for receiving the lubricant from the tank (51, 52, 53) and allowing the lubricant to lubricate the rotating part (49). 10 The tank (51, 52, 53) is integrated in or directly attached to the powertrain component housing (20) at a level below the at least one rotating part (49).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2019
    Publication date: February 18, 2021
    Applicant: Vestas Wind Systems A/S
    Inventor: Knud Erik Petersen
  • Publication number: 20210049864
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates generally to a system that enables a mobile device running a mobile device application to communicate with different gaming establishment components and modify the mobile device application functionality and/or the mobile device application appearance based on different data received from different gaming establishment components.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2020
    Publication date: February 18, 2021
    Inventors: Kevin Higgins, Erik Petersen, Christopher M. Levin
  • Patent number: 10911867
    Abstract: An in-the-ear hearing aid device is disclosed. The device at least one electro-acoustic transducer, and at least one sensor or at least one active electronic component. The at least one electro-acoustic transducer comprises a capsule enclosing a transducer sound active part and a transducer air volume. The transducer air volume is air volume which is enclosed by said capsule and which is in fluid-connection with said transducer sound active part. At least a portion of said at least one sensor or of said at least one active electronic component is provided within said transducer air volume.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: OTICON A/S
    Inventors: Troels Holm Pedersen, Therese Schønemann Blom, Seri Jalonen, Jan Thor Lunddahl Larsen, Niels Stubager Kiemer, Jesper B. Johansen, Povl Koch, Svend Oscar Petersen, Anders Erik Petersen, Kåre Tais Christensen, Antonello Salvatucci, Franz Treue
  • Publication number: 20210019990
    Abstract: Systems and methods which provide a player zero, one or more benefits based on zero, one or more skill-based inputs the player makes during one or more plays of one or more games of skill, wherein the benefits obtained are independent of any awards determined during such plays of such games of skill.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2020
    Publication date: January 21, 2021
    Inventors: Eric Lancaster, Erik Petersen, Andrew Fisher, Larry Hollibaugh
  • Publication number: 20210005046
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates generally to a system that utilizes an application running on a mobile device to notify a user of the state of an electronic gaming machine in wireless communication with the mobile device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2020
    Publication date: January 7, 2021
    Inventors: Erik Petersen, Kevin Higgins, Christopher M. Levin
  • Publication number: 20200402343
    Abstract: Technology for managing a player session at a gaming table is disclosed. A table management system receives identifying information of a player seated at the gaming table transmitted by a mobile device associated with the player. The identifying information includes a seating position of the player at the gaming table, the seating position determined by the mobile device through interaction with a locating device placed at the seating position at the gaming table. The table management system generates the player session for the player for playing a wagering game at the gaming table using the identifying information of the player transmitted by the mobile device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2020
    Publication date: December 24, 2020
    Inventors: Kevin Higgins, Erik Petersen, Christopher Levin, Eduardo Meza, Jeffery Shepherd
  • Publication number: 20200402353
    Abstract: A system that interconnects multiple accounts associated with a gaming establishment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2020
    Publication date: December 24, 2020
    Inventors: Kevin M. Higgins, Jeffery Shepherd, Erik Petersen, Lance Yuan, Mike Zarlenga, Dwayne A. Davis, Sina Miri
  • Publication number: 20200357231
    Abstract: Systems, devices and methods for registering a player account using third party user information include scanning, by a scanning device, an encoded identifier associated with a first server and transmitting a request to access a player account of the player to the first server based on the encoded identifier. In response to an indication that the player account does not exist, the user device causes a second request message to be transmitted to a second server operated by a third party provider to access a user account associated with the player. The second server transfers user information associated with the user account to the first server. The user device next transmits an account registration message, which includes an instruction to create a new player account associated with the player, to the first server. Based on creation of the new player account, the user device accesses the player account.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2019
    Publication date: November 12, 2020
    Inventors: Erik PETERSEN, Kevin HIGGINS, Xiangyu SONG
  • Patent number: D901435
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Zound Industries International AB
    Inventor: Erik Petersen