Patents by Inventor Geoffrey M. Gelman

Geoffrey M. Gelman 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: 20190318574
    Abstract: Systems and methods for verifying the eligibility of players attempting to participate in gaming events are disclosed. Communication objects having RFID tags and closed electrical circuits are individually assigned to and worn by players within a gaming player verification system. These RFID tags may communicate with associated player tracking units attached to gaming machines and other devices via radio frequency waves, and each communication object may alter its communication pattern in response to any break of its closed electrical circuit. In some embodiments, a communications object may emit a signal that conveys a privilege of the player wearing the communications object. Bracelets, wristwatches or collars can be used as communication objects, such that the removal of such an object from a player cannot be accomplished without breaking the closed electrical circuit contained therein, thereby disabling or de-authenticating the device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Publication date: October 17, 2019
    Inventors: Joseph M. Asher, Ron Rushin, Dean P. Alderucci, Geoffrey M. Gelman
  • Publication number: 20190318572
    Abstract: In various embodiments, promotions are featured on mobile gaming devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2019
    Publication date: October 17, 2019
    Inventors: Howard W. Lutnick, Kevin Burman, Dean P. Alderucci, Geoffrey M. Gelman, Antonio Papageorgiou, Joseph M. Asher
  • Publication number: 20190304239
    Abstract: In various embodiments, a device may test the health of race participants in order to ensure the fairness of a bet on an order of finish.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2019
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Inventors: Geoffrey M. Gelman, Dean P. Alderucci
  • Publication number: 20190295369
    Abstract: In various embodiments, an electrical interface allows a player at a casino to connect a personal computing device and to engage in licensed gaming activities using the personal computing device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2019
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Inventors: Howard W. Lutnick, Geoffrey M. Gelman, Dean P. Alderucci
  • Patent number: 10424153
    Abstract: A gaming system that includes communication objects adapted to be worn by players wherein at least one of said communication objects comprises an RFID tag and an associated closed electrical circuit and is adapted to alter its communication pattern in response to any break of said closed electrical circuit. The system includes player tracking devices adapted to obtain information regarding a specific player from said communication objects, wherein at least one of said player tracking devices is adapted to grant priority seating at a restaurant to the specific player. The system includes a computer server having a player verification program adapted to verify whether obtained information regarding said specific player is adequate according to one or more set criteria, said computer server is adapted to deny the initiation or continuation of a particular gaming event when said player verification program determines that obtained information is unacceptable or insufficient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: CFPH, LLC
    Inventors: Joseph M. Asher, Ron Rushin, Dean P. Alderucci, Geoffrey M. Gelman
  • Patent number: 10380835
    Abstract: In various embodiments, a player may view a list of popular games.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: CFPH, LLC
    Inventors: Howard W. Lutnick, Dean P. Alderucci, Geoffrey M. Gelman
  • Publication number: 20190244471
    Abstract: An apparatus for implementing a game having a deterministic component and a non-deterministic component wherein a player uses the game through at least one player interface unit. Each player interface unit generates a player record indicating player-initiated events. A random number generator provides a series of pseudo-random numbers and a rules library stores indexed rules for one or more games. An interface registry stores mapping records where the mapping records are used to associate the player-initiated events to pre-selected rules in the rules library. A control means is coupled to the player interface to receive the output of the player interface unit, coupled to the interface registry, the rules library, and the random number generator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2019
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Inventor: Geoffrey M. Gelman
  • Patent number: 10373424
    Abstract: In various embodiments, promotions are featured on mobile gaming devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: CFPH, LLC
    Inventors: Howard W. Lutnick, Kevin Burman, Dean P. Alderucci, Geoffrey M. Gelman, Antonio Papageorgiou, Joseph M. Asher
  • Patent number: 10366562
    Abstract: Verifying eligibility of players attempting to participate in gaming events is disclosed. Communication objects having RFID tags and closed circuits are worn by players within a verification system. A casino desk, hotel concierge, or other entity can administer the system. These RFID tags are adapted to communicate with associated tracking units attached to gaming machines and other devices via radio waves. Each communication object is adapted to alter its communication pattern responsive to any break of its closed circuit. Communication objects may be bracelets, wristwatches or collars, such that object removal results in the closed circuit breaking, thereby disabling or de-authenticating the device. A communication object may emit a signal which can be tied to one of two or more accounts. One of the two accounts may be charged for a player transaction depending on the transaction nature. A server having a verification program and database may also be used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: CFPH, LLC
    Inventors: Geoffrey M. Gelman, Ronald Rushin, Dean P. Alderucci, Joseph M. Asher
  • Patent number: 10347081
    Abstract: The invention includes a system and method for conducting a focus group via networked gaming devices. A slot server or a third party server in communication with gaming devices provides access to players operating the gaming devices. A topic for the focus group's discussion is received from a marketer via a marketer terminal in communication with the slot server. The system identifies players currently operating gaming devices who also are suitable potential participants in the focus group based on a focus group pool definition received from the marketer. Those players that accept an invitation to participate, become participants. The topic is communicated to the participants and the participants comments are relayed back to a moderator who controls the focus group discussion via a moderator terminal (and a graphical user interface) also in communication with the slot server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: IGT
    Inventors: Jay S. Walker, James A. Jorasch, Daniel E. Tedesco, Geoffrey M. Gelman, Steven M. Santisi, Scott Wolinsky, William P. Van Vooren, Andrew P. Golden, Timothy A. Palmer
  • Patent number: 10339762
    Abstract: In various embodiments, a first player may follow the same pattern of betting used by a second player.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: CFPH, LLC
    Inventors: Howard W. Lutnick, Dean P. Alderucci, Geoffrey M. Gelman, Kevin Burman
  • Patent number: 10332155
    Abstract: Systems and methods for verifying the eligibility of players attempting to participate in gaming events are disclosed. Communication objects having RFID tags and closed electrical circuits are individually assigned to and worn by players within a gaming player verification system, which can be administered by a casino desk, hotel concierge, or other operating entity. These RFID tags are adapted to communicate with associated player tracking units attached to gaming machines and other devices via radio frequency waves, and each communication object is adapted to alter its communication pattern in response to any break of its closed electrical circuit. Bracelets, wristwatches or collars can be used as communication objects, such that the removal of such an object from a player cannot be accomplished without breaking the closed electrical circuit contained therein, thereby disabling or de-authenticating the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: CFPH, LLC
    Inventors: Joseph M. Asher, Ronald Rushin, Dean P. Alderucci, Geoffrey M. Gelman
  • Publication number: 20190188959
    Abstract: In various embodiments, players may compete in a gaming context.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Inventors: Howard W. Lutnick, Lee Amaitis, Dean P. Alderucci, Geoffrey M. Gelman
  • Patent number: 10325443
    Abstract: In various embodiments, a device may test the health of race participants in order to ensure the fairness of a bet on an order of finish.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: CFPH, LLC
    Inventors: Geoffrey M. Gelman, Dean P. Alderucci
  • Publication number: 20190156620
    Abstract: In various embodiments, a player may play a simulation of a mobile gaming device over the Internet using a personal computer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2018
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: Howard W. Lutnick, Dean P. Alderucci, Geoffrey M. Gelman
  • Publication number: 20190156635
    Abstract: According to various embodiments, an apparatus may laser project a customized ordering of numbers onto a roulette wheel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2019
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: Howard W. Lutnick, Dean P. Alderucci, Geoffrey M. Gelman, Kevin Burman
  • Patent number: 10297112
    Abstract: An apparatus for implementing a game having a deterministic component and a non-deterministic component wherein a player uses the game through at least one player interface unit. Each player interface unit generates a player record indicating player-initiated events. A random number generator provides a series of pseudo-random numbers and a rules library stores indexed rules for one or more games. An interface registry stores mapping records where the mapping records are used to associate the player-initiated events to pre-selected rules in the rules library. A control means is coupled to the player interface to receive the output of the player interface unit, coupled to the interface registry, the rules library, and the random number generator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: CFPH, LLC
    Inventor: Geoffrey M. Gelman
  • Patent number: 10249133
    Abstract: A method and system is provided wherein an event experienced by a player is documented and the documentation of the event is stored. One example of an event experienced by a player is an outcome obtained by a player on a gaming device. In such an embodiment the documentation of the event may comprise an image of the player's reaction to the outcome and/or a still or video image of the outcome. In accordance with some embodiments of the present invention a player may subsequently access an output of the documentation. In one embodiment an outcome of a prior game play that was documented is replayed. When the outcome of the prior game play is output, the outcome may be output in a manner that indicates to a viewer that the outcome is an outcome of a prior game play and not an outcome of a current game play.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: IGT
    Inventors: Jay S. Walker, James A. Jorasch, Robert C. Tedesco, Daniel E. Tedesco, Geoffrey M. Gelman, Magdalena M. Fincham
  • Patent number: 10235834
    Abstract: In various embodiments, players may compete in a gaming context.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: CFPH, LLC
    Inventors: Howard W. Lutnick, Lee Amaitis, Dean P. Alderucci, Geoffrey M. Gelman
  • Publication number: 20190080563
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a broker pools funds from multiple clients and uses the funds to place bets in casinos.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2018
    Publication date: March 14, 2019
    Inventors: Howard W. Lutnick, Geoffrey M. Gelman