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: 20210370160
    Abstract: A card game includes a deck of cards used, for example, to play craps, poker, or any combination thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2021
    Publication date: December 2, 2021
    Inventors: Howard W. Lutnick, Dean P. Alderucci, Geoffrey M. Gelman
  • Patent number: 11183028
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a broker pools funds from multiple clients and uses the funds to place bets in casinos.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: CFPH, LLC
    Inventors: Howard W. Lutnick, Geoffrey M. Gelman
  • Publication number: 20210358268
    Abstract: In various embodiments a player of a gaming device or mobile gaming device is presented with an indication of a payout amount less any taxes that would be owed for the payout.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2021
    Publication date: November 18, 2021
    Inventors: Dean P. Alderucci, Geoffrey M. Gelman
  • Patent number: 11169595
    Abstract: In various embodiments, the motion of a wristband is used to control games.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: CFPH, LLC
    Inventors: Howard W. Lutnick, Dean P. Alderucci, Geoffrey M. Gelman
  • Publication number: 20210327215
    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: July 1, 2021
    Publication date: October 21, 2021
    Inventors: Joseph M. Asher, Ron Rushin, Dean P. Alderucci, Geoffrey M. Gelman
  • Publication number: 20210327211
    Abstract: Communication objects and closed electrical circuits are worn by players within a gaming player verification system. These objects may 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. 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. A communications object may emit a signal which can be tied to one of two or more player accounts. One of the two accounts may be charged for a player transaction depending on the nature of the transaction. A computer server having a player verification program and database may also be used.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2021
    Publication date: October 21, 2021
    Inventors: Geoffrey M. Gelman, Ronald Rushin, Dean P. Alderucci, Joseph M. Asher
  • Patent number: 11132864
    Abstract: Various embodiments may include an apparatus operable to determine a value of a statistic describing cards that have been dealt from a deck.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: CFPH, LLC
    Inventors: Howard W. Lutnick, Dean P. Alderucci, Geoffrey M. Gelman, Stephen Merkel
  • Publication number: 20210295648
    Abstract: In various embodiments, players may compete in a gaming context.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2021
    Publication date: September 23, 2021
    Inventors: Howard W. Lutnick, Lee Amaitis, Dean P. Alderucci, Geoffrey M. Gelman
  • Publication number: 20210287489
    Abstract: Systems and methods for controlling access to wireless gaming devices and networks are provided. For example, access is controlled through one or more levels of security checks, such as a hard security check instead of or in addition to a soft security check. In a hard security check, the user employs an apparatus such as a card or other physical token that can be used to access the wireless gaming device. Such an apparatus may communicate information that identifies the user to the device or may simply be used to produce a signal without which the device is locked to users. The apparatus may further emit a time varying signal to enhance security.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2021
    Publication date: September 16, 2021
    Inventors: Geoffrey M. Gelman, Ronald Rushin, Dean P. Alderucci, Joseph M. Asher
  • Publication number: 20210287493
    Abstract: According to various embodiments, an apparatus may laser project a customized ordering of numbers onto a roulette wheel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2021
    Publication date: September 16, 2021
    Inventors: Howard W. Lutnick, Dean P. Alderucci, Geoffrey M. Gelman, Kevin Burman
  • Publication number: 20210264736
    Abstract: In various embodiments, a first player may follow the same pattern of betting used by a second player.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2021
    Publication date: August 26, 2021
    Inventors: Howard W. Lutnick, Dean P. Alderucci, Geoffrey M. Gelman, Kevin Burman
  • Patent number: 11090550
    Abstract: A card game includes a deck of cards used, for example, to play craps, poker, or any combination thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: CFPH, LLC
    Inventors: Howard W. Lutnick, Dean P. Alderucci, Geoffrey M. Gelman
  • Publication number: 20210248862
    Abstract: In various embodiments, motion is used to control games played on a mobile gaming device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2021
    Publication date: August 12, 2021
    Inventors: Dean P. Alderucci, Geoffrey M. Gelman
  • Publication number: 20210241567
    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 19, 2021
    Publication date: August 5, 2021
    Inventor: Geoffrey M. Gelman
  • Publication number: 20210233349
    Abstract: In various embodiments, promotions are featured on mobile gaming devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2021
    Publication date: July 29, 2021
    Inventors: Howard W. Lutnick, Kevin Burman, Dean P. Alderucci, Geoffrey M. Gelman, Joseph M. Asher
  • Patent number: 11074404
    Abstract: Upon closing and/or saving a file, a user may view changes made to the file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: CFPH, LLC
    Inventors: Geoffrey M. Gelman, Dean P. Alderucci, Gregory P. Manning, Michael D. Brinton
  • Patent number: 11055954
    Abstract: Communication objects and closed electrical circuits are worn by players within a gaming player verification system. These objects may 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. 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. A communications object may emit a signal which can be tied to one of two or more player accounts. One of the two accounts may be charged for a player transaction depending on the nature of the transaction. A computer server having a player verification program and database may also be used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: CFPH, LLC
    Inventors: Geoffrey M. Gelman, Ronald Rushin, Dean P. Alderucci, Joseph M. Asher
  • Patent number: 11055958
    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: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: CFPH, LLC
    Inventors: Joseph M. Asher, Ron Rushin, Dean P. Alderucci, Geoffrey M. Gelman
  • Patent number: 11030852
    Abstract: In various embodiments, players may compete in a gaming context.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: CFPH, LLC
    Inventors: Howard W. Lutnick, Lee Amaitis, Dean P. Alderucci, Geoffrey M. Gelman
  • Patent number: 11030854
    Abstract: In various embodiments a player of a gaming device or mobile gaming device is presented with an indication of a payout amount less any taxes that would be owed for the payout.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: CFPH, LLC
    Inventors: Dean P. Alderucci, Geoffrey M. Gelman