Patents by Inventor Jerald Seelig

Jerald Seelig 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: 7572181
    Abstract: A gaming device is disclosed that includes a housing and a display device associated with the housing. The display device displays several indicia. A positioning mechanism is configured to move the display device. Several indicators are associated with the display device. A controller is in communication with the positioning mechanism and the indicators. The controller determines a game outcome and directs movement of the display device. The controller can illuminate at least one of the indicators in order to display the game outcome.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2009
    Assignee: Atlantic City Coin & Slot Service Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Jerald Seelig, Lawrence Henshaw
  • Publication number: 20080045294
    Abstract: A gaming apparatus includes a display device that has a display surface. The display surface can be moved and has indicia mounted on the display surface. A guide track holds the display surface. The guide track guides the shape of the display surface. A display device actuator is in communication with the display surface and moves the display surface. A controller is in communication with the display device actuator. The controller is configured to position the display surface such that at least one of the indicia appearing on the display surface conveys a game outcome. Several game embodiments using a guide track are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2007
    Publication date: February 21, 2008
    Inventors: Jerald Seelig, Lawrence Henshaw
  • Publication number: 20080045317
    Abstract: A gaming device includes a game apparatus. The game apparatus allows a player to play a game and has at least one game parameter. A controller is in communication with the game apparatus. The controller is adapted to gather player profile information during game play and to modify the at least one game parameter during game play based upon the player profile information. The player profile information can be gathered without the game player's knowledge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2007
    Publication date: February 21, 2008
    Inventors: Jerald Seelig, Lawrence Henshaw
  • Publication number: 20080045290
    Abstract: A game apparatus is adapted to allow a player to play a game and to determine a game outcome. At least one character is mounted in association with the game apparatus. Lights are mounted in association with the character. A controller is in communication with the game apparatus and the lights. The controller is adapted to determine the game outcome and to control the lights such that in combination at least one character and one of the lights display the game outcome.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2006
    Publication date: February 21, 2008
    Applicant: Atlantic City Coin & Slot Service Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Jerald Seelig, Lawrence Henshaw
  • Publication number: 20080045293
    Abstract: A gaming apparatus includes a display device that has a display surface. The display surface can be moved and has indicia mounted on the display surface. A guide track holds the display surface. The guide track guides the shape of the display surface. A display device actuator is in communication with the display surface and moves the display surface. A controller is in communication with the display device actuator. The controller is configured to position the display surface such that at least one of the indicia appearing on the display surface conveys a game outcome. Several game embodiments using a guide track are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2007
    Publication date: February 21, 2008
    Inventors: Jerald Seelig, Lawrence Henshaw
  • Publication number: 20080039178
    Abstract: A gaming device includes a primary game apparatus having a first random number generator. The primary game apparatus is configured to accept a wager and generate a first random number. A primary game outcome is determined using the first random number. The primary game outcome includes a primary game payout and a bonus qualifying event. A primary game prize is awarded, if the primary game outcome is the primary game payout. A bonus game apparatus is in communication with the primary game apparatus. The bonus game apparatus has a second random number generator. The bonus game apparatus is configured to display several bonus prizes. At least one of the bonus prizes is a progressive jackpot. The bonus game apparatus further generates a second random number and determines the bonus game outcome using the second random number, if the bonus qualifying event has occurred. At least one bonus prize is awarded.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2007
    Publication date: February 14, 2008
    Inventors: Jerald Seelig, Lawrence Henshaw
  • Publication number: 20080039198
    Abstract: A gaming apparatus includes a display device that has a display surface. The display surface can be moved and has indicia mounted on the display surface. A guide track holds the display surface. The guide track guides the shape of the display surface. A display device actuator is in communication with the display surface and moves the display surface. A controller is in communication with the display device actuator. The controller is configured to position the display surface such that at least one of the indicia appearing on the display surface conveys a game outcome. Several game embodiments using a guide track are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2007
    Publication date: February 14, 2008
    Inventors: Jerald Seelig, Lawrence Henshaw
  • Publication number: 20080039180
    Abstract: A gaming apparatus includes a display device that has a display surface. The display surface can be moved and has indicia mounted on the display surface. A guide track holds the display surface. The guide track guides the shape of the display surface. A display device actuator is in communication with the display surface and moves the display surface. A controller is in communication with the display device actuator. The controller is configured to position the display surface such that at least one of the indicia appearing on the display surface conveys a game outcome. Several game embodiments using a guide track are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2007
    Publication date: February 14, 2008
    Inventors: Jerald Seelig, Lawrence Henshaw
  • Publication number: 20080039179
    Abstract: A gaming apparatus includes a display device that has a display surface. The display surface can be moved and has indicia mounted on the display surface. A guide track holds the display surface. The guide track guides the shape of the display surface. A display device actuator is in communication with the display surface and moves the display surface. A controller is in communication with the display device actuator. The controller is configured to position the display surface such that at least one of the indicia appearing on the display surface conveys a game outcome. Several game embodiments using a guide track are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2007
    Publication date: February 14, 2008
    Inventors: Jerald Seelig, Lawrence Henshaw
  • Publication number: 20080032779
    Abstract: A gaming apparatus includes a display device having a display surface. The display surface has several indicia. A display device actuator is in communication with the display surface and is configured to move the display surface. An indicator can indicate at least one of the indicia appearing on the display surface as a game outcome. An indicator actuator is in communication with the indicator and can position the indicator. A controller is in communication with the display device actuator and the indicator actuator. The controller can position the display surface and the indicator in order to convey a game outcome. The indicator may move in a linear or circular manner. In another embodiment several stationary indicators may be positioned around the display surface in order to convey a game outcome.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2007
    Publication date: February 7, 2008
    Inventors: Jerald Seelig, Lawrence Henshaw
  • Publication number: 20080032780
    Abstract: A gaming apparatus includes a display device having a display surface. The display surface has several indicia. A display device actuator is in communication with the display surface and is configured to move the display surface. An indicator can indicate at least one of the indicia appearing on the display surface as a game outcome. An indicator actuator is in communication with the indicator and can position the indicator. A controller is in communication with the display device actuator and the indicator actuator. The controller can position the display surface and the indicator in order to convey a game outcome. The indicator may move in a linear or circular manner. In another embodiment several stationary indicators may be positioned around the display surface in order to convey a game outcome.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2007
    Publication date: February 7, 2008
    Inventors: Jerald Seelig, Lawrence Henshaw
  • Publication number: 20080032761
    Abstract: In certain embodiments, the present invention relates to a gaming device including a game apparatus adapted to allow a player to play a game. The gaming device may include a prize holder adapted to releasably hold a prize object in a controllable manner. The gaming device may also include a controller in communication with the game apparatus and adapted to cause the prize object holder to release the prize object. A display mechanism may be in communication with the controller and may be adapted to display the prize object to the player. The display mechanism may comprise at least one prize object receiver.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2007
    Publication date: February 7, 2008
    Applicant: Atlantic City Coin & Slot Service Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Jerald Seelig, LAWRENCE HENSHAW
  • Publication number: 20080032781
    Abstract: A gaming apparatus includes a display device having a display surface. The display surface has several indicia. A display device actuator is in communication with the display surface and is configured to move the display surface. An indicator can indicate at least one of the indicia appearing on the display surface as a game outcome. An indicator actuator is in communication with the indicator and can position the indicator. A controller is in communication with the display device actuator and the indicator actuator. The controller can position the display surface and the indicator in order to convey a game outcome. The indicator may move in a linear or circular manner. In another embodiment several stationary indicators may be positioned around the display surface in order to convey a game outcome.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2007
    Publication date: February 7, 2008
    Inventors: Jerald Seelig, Lawrence Henshaw
  • Publication number: 20080015009
    Abstract: A gaming apparatus is configured to allow a player to place a wager and play a game. The gaming apparatus includes a bonus display that indicates a bonus prize to be awarded to a player. The bonus display includes a moveable indicator and an indicator positioning mechanism that is coupled to the moveable indicator and moves the moveable indicator in a rotary manner. A gaming device allows the player to place a wager and play a game. The gaming device includes at least one game reel that has game symbols. The outcome of a game is indicated by displaying at least one game symbol. A bonus reel has bonus symbols that communicate how the bonus display will change.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2007
    Publication date: January 17, 2008
    Inventors: Jerald Seelig, Lawrence Henshaw
  • Publication number: 20070293312
    Abstract: A gaming apparatus includes a display device that has a display surface. The display surface can be moved and has indicia mounted on the display surface. A guide track holds the display surface. The guide track guides the shape of the display surface. A display device actuator is in communication with the display surface and moves the display surface. A controller is in communication with the display device actuator. The controller is configured to position the display surface such that at least one of the indicia appearing on the display surface conveys a game outcome. Several game embodiments using a guide track are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2007
    Publication date: December 20, 2007
    Inventors: Jerald Seelig, Lawrence Henshaw
  • Publication number: 20070293301
    Abstract: The present invention comprises a gaming apparatus that includes a display device having a display surface. The display surface is moveable and may have several prize wheels or symbol sets that each have several indicia mounted thereon. An actuator is coupled with the display surface and can move the display surface. A controller is in communication with the actuator. The controller can position the display surface such that the prize wheels or other symbols appear to rotate and at least one of the indicia appearing on the prize wheel or symbol conveys a game outcome.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2007
    Publication date: December 20, 2007
    Inventors: Jerald Seelig, Lawrence Henshaw
  • Publication number: 20070290436
    Abstract: A gaming apparatus includes a display device having a display surface. The display surface is moveable. The display surface includes several playing card indicia. A display device actuator is in communication with the display surface and can move the display surface. A controller is in communication with the display device actuator. The controller can position the display surface such that the playing card indicia form playing card hand that conveys a game outcome.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2007
    Publication date: December 20, 2007
    Inventors: Jerald Seelig, Lawrence Henshaw
  • Publication number: 20070287530
    Abstract: The present invention comprises a gaming apparatus that includes a display device having a display surface. The display surface is moveable and may have several prize wheels or symbol sets that each have several indicia mounted thereon. An actuator is coupled with the display surface and can move the display surface. A controller is in communication with the actuator. The controller can position the display surface such that the prize wheels or other symbols appear to rotate and at least one of the indicia appearing on the prize wheel or symbol conveys a game outcome.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2007
    Publication date: December 13, 2007
    Inventors: Jerald Seelig, Lawrence Henshaw
  • Publication number: 20070265065
    Abstract: A method for providing game players with an incentive to redeem winnings using a cashless device. The method includes providing a wagering game on a gaming device to a player and allowing the player to transfer value to the gaming device. The value transferred by the player to the gaming device is recorded. A game is presented to the player and the player is allowed to place a wager and play the game. It is determined whether the result of the game is a winning event or a losing event. The recorded value is updated by adding or subtracting from the recorded value depending on whether the result of the game was a winning or losing event. The player is allowed to cash out at least a portion of the updated recorded value using a cashless device. A prize is awarded to the player if the cashout occurs during a certain time period.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2007
    Publication date: November 15, 2007
    Inventors: Jerald Seelig, Lawrence Henshaw
  • Publication number: 20070243924
    Abstract: A game apparatus is adapted to allow a player to play a game and to determine a game outcome. At least one character is mounted in association with the game apparatus. Lights are mounted in association with the character. A controller is in communication with the game apparatus and the lights. The controller is adapted to determine the game outcome and to control the lights such that in combination at least one character and one of the lights display the game outcome.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2006
    Publication date: October 18, 2007
    Applicant: Atlantic City Coin & Slot Service Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Jerald Seelig, Lawrence Henshaw