Patents by Inventor Jean-Marie Gatto

Jean-Marie Gatto 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: 20080027919
    Abstract: A method of making a new game available to a plurality of geographically distributed gaming terminals includes steps of accessing a central server over a computer network; querying a central database coupled to the central server to ascertain whether any new games for at least one of the plurality the gaming terminals are stored in the central database; receiving over the computer network any stored new games for the plurality of gaming terminals in a local database, the local database being local to the plurality of gaming terminals, and accessing the local database by at least one of the plurality of gaming machines, searching the local database for any available assigned new games and downloading and installing any available assigned new games found as a result of searching the local database.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2007
    Publication date: January 31, 2008
    Applicant: CYBERVIEW TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Jean-Marie Gatto, Pierre-Jean Beney
  • Publication number: 20080015004
    Abstract: A method and system for players to purchase a time credit, play a vibrant console type skill game and place countless numbers of bets until the time credit has elapsed. A two-player console type skill game allows two players to enter a fierce challenge and place countless numbers of bets until the time credit has elapsed. Wherever gaming regulation allows time-gaming AutoBet, then the bet outcome result (instead of fixed points) is briefly shown and accumulated each time a winning or losing feature is hit along the play path; otherwise a “BET” or “No Bet” prompt confirms that a betting opportunity has been offered and requests that the player confirm his or her intention to place the bet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2006
    Publication date: January 17, 2008
    Applicant: Cyberscan Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Jean-Marie Gatto, Thierry Brunet De Courssou
  • Publication number: 20080004121
    Abstract: A universal method and computer system for downloading game software to legacy gaming machines. A gaming machine includes a locked enclosure; a first computing device disposed within the locked enclosure, the first computing device being programmed to enable game play of the gaming machine; a second computing device disposed within the locked enclosure of the gaming machine, the second computing device being configured for network access, and an interface between the first and the second computing devices. The second computing device is configured to receive game software components over the network that are compatible with (e.g., executable by) the first computing device but not compatible with (e.g., not executable by) the second computing device and to transfer the received game software components to the first computing device over the interface. The second computing device may include, for example, a PC.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2007
    Publication date: January 3, 2008
    Applicant: CYBERVIEW TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Jean-Marie Gatto, Thierry Brunet de Courssou
  • Publication number: 20070293323
    Abstract: A secure and modular architecture for monitoring and controlling clusters of pay entertainment and gaming devices. The architecture allows flexible and secure use of state-of-the-art multimedia and Internet technologies to attract the younger player generation used to flashy and networked games. Cash or cash-less entertainment and gaming devices are supported.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2007
    Publication date: December 20, 2007
    Applicant: CYBERVIEW TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Jean-Marie GATTO, Thierry Brunet De Courssou, Pierre-Jean Beney
  • Patent number: 7297062
    Abstract: A secure and modular architecture for monitoring and controlling clusters of pay entertainment and gaming devices. The architecture allows flexible and secure use of state-of-the-art multimedia and Internet technologies to attract the younger player generation used to flashy and networked games. Cash or cash-less entertainment and gaming devices are supported.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2007
    Assignee: Cyberview Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Jean-Marie Gatto, Thierry Brunet De Courssou, Pierre-Jean Beney
  • Patent number: 7291070
    Abstract: A game of chance includes steps of accepting at least one of a wager and a selection of a predicted outcome of a competitive activity; randomly selecting an actual outcome of the competitive activity according to predetermined odds; accessing one of a plurality of video sequence that shows the randomly selected actual outcome of the competitive activity, and showing the accessed one of the plurality of video sequence on a display. A step may be carried out to pay a sum determined by the wager and the predetermined odds when the predicted outcome matches the randomly selected actual outcome.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2007
    Assignee: Cyberview Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Jean-Marie Gatto, Pierre-Jean Beney
  • Publication number: 20070184905
    Abstract: A trusted disaster tolerant system architecture supporting concurrently a number of distributed online gaming operations such as slip-scan lottery, video lottery, fixed odd betting terminals, Internet gaming, and interactive TV. A personality front end resolves the peculiarities of the various client systems before submitting the relevant transactional payload to a trusted transactional cache. A universal game random generator may be used either at the central game server or at each individual gaming machine, thus conferring a significant trust to the entire estate of gaming machines fitted with the game random generator. An auditable trusted log allows to rapidly resolve any dispute. The instant-draw model and the differed-draw model are supported. The system may advantageously be used in casino environments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2007
    Publication date: August 9, 2007
    Applicant: Cyberview Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Jean-Marie GATTO, Thierry Brunet De Courssou, Pierre-Jean Beney
  • Publication number: 20070167238
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments of the present Hierarchical-Five Wheel model of gaming include systems in which every wager made on an electronic game of chance may trigger two games: 1) standard play on the machine's primary display and 2) the display of one or more numbers or symbols on the machine's secondary display. The numbers and/or symbols on each machine's secondary display may combine with the numbers or symbols on other player's secondary displays to create a shared game in which certain predetermined symbol combinations equate to jackpots awarded to participating players. Banks of Hierarchical-Five Wheel machines may have two levels of play, as is described above, or may have three, four, five or more levels of game play. Hierarchical Five-Wheel gaming machines are capable of awarding large, life-changing jackpots to players who are not necessarily winners within their primary game, giving the player multiple ways to win.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2007
    Publication date: July 19, 2007
    Applicant: CYBERSCAN TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Jean-Marie Gatto, Sylvie Linard, John Papanastasiou, Thierry Brunet De Courssou
  • Publication number: 20070167222
    Abstract: Methods for avoiding or reducing reliance on the need to use a physical payment instrument in substitution for cash for wagering on gaming terminals. With the method, the player uses a secure cashless payment instrument that does not require presentation of the payment instrument through an automatic reader fitted to a gaming terminal. The cashless payment instrument features a third-party security code and a two-level limited lifetime in which one level may be reset. The method may advantageously be used in small remote gaming facilities such as in island holiday resorts, in cruise ships and on-board international flights, for example.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2007
    Publication date: July 19, 2007
    Applicant: Cyberview Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Jean-Marie Gatto, Sylvie Linard, Pierre-Jean Beney, Thierry Brunet de Courssou
  • Publication number: 20070161424
    Abstract: Chip-Based Gaming includes methods for playing electronic games of chance or skill that provide players with a greater number of options and greater wagering flexibility than previous methods have afforded them. In the present Chip-Based gaming model, players may select virtual betting chips from an onscreen palette and apply those chips to various wagering opportunities throughout a game. Using this model, players are able to make individual bets on each of a slot machine's paylines or wager on making specific hands in Video Poker. Players are also able to buy and/or wager on symbol “nudges” and to buy symbol “re-spins” within a multi-line slot machine, options which provide the player with a much richer, more flexible gaming experience than he or she had heretofore enjoyed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2006
    Publication date: July 12, 2007
    Applicant: Cyberscan Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Jean-Marie Gatto, Sylvie Linard, Thierry Brunet De Courssou
  • Publication number: 20070155507
    Abstract: A method for in-room gaming suitable for cruise ships and remote hotels allows players to play electronic games of skill or chance on their room TV or on any other available TV. Players may interact with the games via an input device as simple as a standard telephone or as powerful as a palm-sized WiFi device fitted with a credit card reader. The method and system need not require any rewiring of the room and leverages on any data service already in place, such as an individual telephone line, a wired or Wifi local area network. The in-room gaming system may include a central gaming server that generates the game video rendering for each player, the video being streamed or otherwise provided to the associated TV via an individual TV channel, thereby enabling rich, powerful and secure gaming while reducing maintenance costs and preventing obsolescence.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2006
    Publication date: July 5, 2007
    Applicant: Cyberscan Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Jean-Marie Gatto, Thierry Brunet de Courssou
  • Publication number: 20070150937
    Abstract: A method for gaming terminals, gaming kiosks and lottery terminals to ensure that the code-signing verification process of downloaded game software can be trusted. Drivers independently developed from the operating system supplier are embedded within the operating system kernel to verify that the micro-coded hardware components, the BIOS, the operating system components and the downloaded game software can be trusted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2007
    Publication date: June 28, 2007
    Applicant: CYBERVIEW TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Jean-Marie GATTO, Thierry Brunet De Courssou, Pierre-Jean Beney
  • Patent number: 7232371
    Abstract: Methods for avoiding or reducing reliance on the need to use a physical payment instrument in substitution for cash for wagering on gaming terminals. With the method, the player uses a secure cashless payment instrument that does not require presentation of the payment instrument through an automatic reader fitted to a gaming terminal. The cashless payment instrument features a third-party security code and a two-level limited lifetime in which one level may be reset. The method may advantageously be used in small remote gaming facilities such as in island holiday resorts, in cruise ships and on-board international flights, for example.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2007
    Assignee: Cyberview Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Jean-Marie Gatto, Sylvie Linard, Pierre-Jean Beney, Thierry Brunet De Courssou
  • Publication number: 20070026936
    Abstract: A system and method for enabling a new generation of captivating multiplayer casino slot machine games with naught or little changes to the applicable regulatory game standards. In one embodiment thereof, the present invention is a 2-player/1-game casino slot machine wherein (a) a two-seater slot machine allows two players to share in primary game play by providing two seats, two sets of betting controls, and two sets of onscreen meters to track each player's performance, wins and losses, and wherein (b) back end control logic within each two-seater slot machine consolidates all game performance meters in such a way that the slot machine mimics a traditional single seat slot machine (i.e. 1-player/1-game) from accounting and regulatory points of view, thus requiring no changes to the accounting procedures and to the central casino management system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2006
    Publication date: February 1, 2007
    Applicant: Cyberscan Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Jean-Marie Gatto, Sylvie Linard, Thierry Brunet De Courssou
  • Publication number: 20060281554
    Abstract: Methods and systems that enable cashless gaming dispense with the need to set up and operate a complex centrally controlled system or dispense with the need to distribute expensive smart cards. The patrons' gaming session meters (including, for example, a measure of winning and/or available credit) are distributed amongst an estate of peer networked gaming machines and are stored in redundant storage for fault tolerance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2005
    Publication date: December 14, 2006
    Applicant: Cyberscan Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Jean-Marie Gatto, Thierry Brunet de Courssou
  • Publication number: 20060196686
    Abstract: A gaming machine may include a locked enclosure and a first computing device disposed within the locked enclosure. The first computing device may be programmed to enable game play of the gaming machine. A second computing device may be provided that is controlled by policies and disposed within the locked enclosure of the gaming machine. The second computing device may be configured for network access. An interface may also be provided between the first and the second computing devices. The second computing device may be configured to receive game software components over the network that are compatible with the first computing device but not compatible with the second computing device and to transfer the received game software components to the first computing device over the interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2006
    Publication date: September 7, 2006
    Applicant: Cyberscan Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Jean-Marie Gatto, Thierry Brunet de Courssou
  • Publication number: 20060174266
    Abstract: An interactive TV device is configured to receive and process multiple broadband input streams simultaneously. The device includes functionality to perform as a Web browser, HF, cable and satellite TV receiver, a digital PVR, an interactive TV set-top box, an advanced central processing unit and a videoconferencing device, thanks to an integrated videoconferencing camera. The present interactive TV device is configured to manage all multimedia sources identically, whether the input is a TV channel, a Web page, or a video stream played back from a data carrier such as a DVD, for example. The present interactive TV device is also configured to enable a user to watch and record a plurality of video streams simultaneously and to display them on four independently manageable quarter screen segments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2005
    Publication date: August 3, 2006
    Applicant: Cyberscan Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Jean-Marie Gatto, Louis Nobre
  • Publication number: 20060160626
    Abstract: A universal method and system for downloading game software to ROM based legacy gaming machines, activating selected games and providing new services. The method includes a ROM emulator for replacing the game program image and an NVRAM emulator for swapping the game context and critical meters accordingly. The method includes detection of the state of the current game activity such as to activate a new game only at an authorized time, when no player is playing a game or is carded-in for example. The system includes emulation of the original peripherals fitted to the legacy gaming machine such as to offer extended functionality and services. The universal method and system therefore prolongs the useful life of legacy machines which otherwise would be prematurely retired.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2006
    Publication date: July 20, 2006
    Applicant: Cyberscan Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Jean-Marie Gatto, Pierre-Jean Beney, Thierry Brunet de Courssou
  • Patent number: 7070105
    Abstract: A compact transactional document-scanning terminal that conveniently capture an electronic image of most forms of printed documents at distributed locations, to capture either automatically from the scanned document or manually by operator interactivity all necessary process parameters or codes, to perform an electronic transaction in order to forward all the information to a remote computer or alternatively for local storage within the terminal, and to produce an electronic receipt and/or a paper receipt as a proof that the scan and store transaction has been successful and for later retrieval of information associated with the scanned document. The compact transactional document-scanning terminal may be configured to respond to various customer specifications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2006
    Assignee: Cyberscan Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Jean-Marie Gatto, Thierry Brunet De Courssou
  • Publication number: 20060122937
    Abstract: A universal computer-implemented method for submitting source code to an authorized game certification laboratory. Initial source code and subsequent source code patches may be transferred from the manufacturer's software development environment into the laboratory's software development environment in a controlled fashion using packaging installation technology normally used for deploying software applications. The packaging technology contains automation actions for automating the synchronization and/or management of the source code and related files between the two software development environments. The entirety of the source code or any source code patch sequence may be removed by executing the corresponding uninstall function. The package containing the original source code or the source code patch sequences and related files may be code signed such as to provide persistent proof of origin which may be verified at any time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2005
    Publication date: June 8, 2006
    Applicant: Cyberscan Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Jean-Marie Gatto, Thierry Brunet de Courssou