Patents by Inventor Jose A. Suarez

Jose A. Suarez 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: 10529184
    Abstract: A method is provided for providing payments at a gaming device, where the payments may occur at predictable times and are of predictable amounts. In one or more embodiments, a gaming device may provide a guaranteed payment every hour on the hour, so long as a player meets one or more criteria. Criteria may include a total amount wagered, a total number of handle pulls completed, or a total amount of time spent at a gaming device. One or more embodiments provide a method for withholding value from a player in order that the value may delivered later in the form of a guaranteed payment. One or more embodiments provide a method whereby multiple gaming devices may provide payments simultaneously, thereby creating mutually reinforcing sounds and visual displays.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: IGT
    Inventors: Jay S. Walker, James A. Jorasch, David F. Zucker, Jose A. Suarez, Stephen C. Tulley, Geoffrey M. Gelman
  • Publication number: 20200005939
    Abstract: A method, computer program product, and computing system device for receiving, at a computing device, a plurality of candidate therapy options, a corpus of therapy data, and a set of therapy recipient cohorts. At least a portion of therapy data may be filtered from the corpus of therapy data based upon, at least in part, the plurality of candidate therapy options and the set of therapy recipient cohorts. A graph may be generated to include a plurality of nodes representative of the plurality of candidate therapy options and a plurality of connections between the plurality of nodes indicating a sentiment factor with respect to the plurality of candidate therapy options based upon, at least in part, the at least a portion of therapy data filtered from the corpus of therapy data. Using the graph, a ranked list of the plurality of candidate therapy options may be generated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2018
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Inventors: Richard J. Stevens, Corey Sanders, Fernando Jose Suarez Saiz, Michael Britt
  • Patent number: 10482709
    Abstract: In accordance with some embodiments, a method provides for determining that a qualifying outcome has been obtained as a result of a game play conducted on a gaming device and determining a buy-in amount for a current play session in which the game play is included. The method further provides for setting, in response to the obtainment of the qualifying outcome, a credit meter balance to the buy-in amount, thereby providing a payout for the qualifying outcome.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: IGT
    Inventors: Jay S. Walker, James A. Jorasch, Jose A. Suarez, Robert C. Tedesco, Stephen C. Tulley, Daniel E. Tedesco, Geoffrey M. Gelman
  • Publication number: 20190286968
    Abstract: A method, computer system, and a computer program product for a dynamic question and answer (QA) process is provided. The present invention may include receiving an input by a user. The present invention may also include analyzing a user expertise level and an amount of experience based on the received input. The present invention may then include adjusting an expert recommendation to align with the analyzed user expertise level and the amount of experience based on the analyzed user expertise. The present invention may further include providing a plurality of feedback based on the adjusted expert recommendation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2018
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Inventors: Eric L. Erpenbach, Andrew J. Lavery, Richard J. Stevens, Fernando Jose Suarez Saiz
  • Patent number: 10233604
    Abstract: An oil spill recovery vessel (10) is provided that comprises a catamaran bow section (12) with twin hulls between which an oil skimmer unit (11) is arranged for displacement between a lowered, operating, position in oil-polluted water and a raised, non-operational, position clear of the water. Aft of the catamaran bow section (12) is a trimaran main section (13) made up of a central hull interposed between two outer hulls formed by aft continuations of the twin hulls of the catamaran bow section (12); the three hulls of the trimaran main section have conjoined upper portions. A propulsion unit (53) is operative to move the vessel (10) forward at slow speed for skimming operations, and, with the skimmer unit (11) in its raised position, at a fast speed in which the vessel planes on its trimaran main section (13).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Gobbler Oil Spill Recovery Ltd.
    Inventors: Paul Jauncey, Jose Suarez
  • Patent number: 10235702
    Abstract: A system to determine offers and/or to determine the acceptability of offers based on received information relating to product redemption at a third party. According to one embodiment, the system includes arrangement for a customer to redeem a product from a third party, reception of information relating to a redemption of the product by the customer, reception of an offer to purchase a product for an offer price, determination to accept the offer based on the received information relating to the redemption, determination of an assigned third party at which the offer product may be redeemed based on the received information, and transmission of an acceptance of the offer and an indication of the assigned third party.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: GROUPON, INC.
    Inventors: Jay S. Walker, Jose A. Suarez, T. Scott Case, Michiko Kobayashi, Andrew P. Golden
  • Patent number: 10169791
    Abstract: A system to determine offers and/or to determine the acceptability of offers based on received information relating to product redemption at a third party. According to one embodiment, the system includes arrangement for a customer to redeem a product from a third party, reception of information relating to a redemption of the product by the customer, reception of an offer to purchase a product for an offer price, determination to accept the offer based on the received information relating to the redemption, determination of an assigned third party at which the offer product may be redeemed based on the received information, and transmission of an acceptance of the offer and an indication of the assigned third party.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: GROUPON, INC.
    Inventors: Jay S. Walker, Jose A. Suarez, T. Scott Case, Michiko Kobayashi, Andrew P. Golden
  • Publication number: 20180051434
    Abstract: An oil spill recovery vessel (10) is provided that comprises a catamaran bow section (12) with twin hulls between which an oil skimmer unit (11) is arranged for displacement between a lowered, operating, position in oil-polluted water and a raised, non-operational, position clear of the water. Aft of the catamaran bow section (12) is a trimaran main section (13) made up of a central hull interposed between two outer hulls formed by aft continuations of the twin hulls of the catamaran bow section (12); the three hulls of the trimaran main section have conjoined upper portions. A propulsion unit (53) is operative to move the vessel (10) forward at slow speed for skimming operations, and, with the skimmer unit (11) in its raised position, at a fast speed in which the vessel planes on its trimaran main section (13).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2014
    Publication date: February 22, 2018
    Inventors: Paul Jauncey, Jose Suarez
  • Publication number: 20180033247
    Abstract: A method is provided for providing payments at a gaming device, where the payments may occur at predictable times and are of predictable amounts. In one or more embodiments, a gaming device may provide a guaranteed payment every hour on the hour, so long as a player meets one or more criteria. Criteria may include a total amount wagered, a total number of handle pulls completed, or a total amount of time spent at a gaming device. One or more embodiments provide a method for withholding value from a player in order that the value may delivered later in the form of a guaranteed payment. One or more embodiments provide a method whereby multiple gaming devices may provide payments simultaneously, thereby creating mutually reinforcing sounds and visual displays.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2017
    Publication date: February 1, 2018
    Inventors: Jay S. Walker, James A. Jorasch, David F. Zucker, Jose A. Suarez, Stephen C. Tulley, Geoffrey M. Gelman
  • Patent number: 9865139
    Abstract: The invention includes a system and method for determining and achieving an optimized rate of play of a gaming device for a given player. The system monitors play at a gaming device, determines whether adjustments to parameters that effect the potential maximum rate of play should be made, and makes the appropriate adjustments. Monitoring play includes measuring such things as force applied to input buttons and tracking unnecessary button presses at inappropriate times (i.e., while the reels are still spinning). Parameters that effect the potential maximum rate of play include reel resolution time, length of bonus displays, payout rate, and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: IGT
    Inventors: Jay S. Walker, James A. Jorasch, David F. Zucker, Jose A. Suarez, Stephen C. Tulley, Geoffrey M. Gelman, Steven M. Santisi
  • Patent number: 9792764
    Abstract: A method is provided for providing payments at a gaming device, where the payments may occur at predictable times and are of predictable amounts. In one or more embodiments, a gaming device may provide a guaranteed payment every hour on the hour, so long as a player meets one or more criteria. Criteria may include a total amount wagered, a total number of handle pulls completed, or a total amount of time spent at a gaming device. One or more embodiments provide a method for withholding value from a player in order that the value may delivered later in the form of a guaranteed payment. One or more embodiments provide a method whereby multiple gaming devices may provide payments simultaneously, thereby creating mutually reinforcing sounds and visual displays.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: IGT
    Inventors: Jay S. Walker, James A. Jorasch, David F. Zucker, Jose A. Suarez, Stephen C. Tulley, Geoffrey M. Gelman
  • Patent number: 9570848
    Abstract: The electrical plug and cord kit for hair clippers is adapted for use with electrically powered hair dressing equipment. Specifically, the electrical plug and cord kit for hair clippers is a plug and cable designed to provide electric power for use by electrically powered hair dressing equipment and especially for use by clippers. The use of a pluggable power system reduces the station requirements for electrical outlets and further reduces the need for organizing a plurality of cables at the station. The electrical plug and cord kit for hair clippers comprises a plug housing, a plug connector, a handle housing, and a hanging loop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Inventor: Jose Suarez
  • Publication number: 20170039798
    Abstract: In accordance with some embodiments, a plurality of outcomes are generated and used to create a video presentation of representative outcomes. The video presentation is recorded onto a tangible medium (e.g., DVD or CD-ROM) or otherwise provided to a player (e.g., a player may access the video presentation online). This allows a player to purchase a video presentation of (e.g., predetermined) outcomes in a jurisdiction in which gambling is legal yet view the presentation at the player's convenience (e.g., from any jurisdiction and at any time). A player who purchases such a video presentation may subsequently redeem it for a redemption value associated therewith. In some embodiments, the player may request such outcomes by presenting and/or selecting a session object and/or by interfacing with a tangible medium recording or production device (e.g., on a casino floor).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2016
    Publication date: February 9, 2017
    Inventors: Jay S. Walker, Robert C. Tedesco, James A. Jorasch, Jose A. Suarez
  • Patent number: 9478095
    Abstract: In accordance with some embodiments, a plurality of outcomes are generated and used to create a video presentation of representative outcomes. The video presentation is recorded onto a tangible medium (e.g., DVD or CD-ROM) or otherwise provided to a player (e.g., a player may access the video presentation online). This allows a player to purchase a video presentation of (e.g., predetermined) outcomes in a jurisdiction in which gambling is legal yet view the presentation at the player's convenience (e.g., from any jurisdiction and at any time). A player who purchases such a video presentation may subsequently redeem it for a redemption value associated therewith. In some embodiments, the player may request such outcomes by presenting and/or selecting a session object and/or by interfacing with a tangible medium recording or production device (e.g., on a casino floor).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: IGT
    Inventors: Jay S. Walker, Robert C. Tedesco, James A. Jorasch, Jose A. Suarez
  • Patent number: 9410688
    Abstract: An assembly for the dissipation of heat from an illumination structure of the type which includes one or more LEDs and a driver assembly operatively connected to the one or more LEDs. A primary heat sink is disposed in heat transferring relation to the components of a remainder of the illumination structure. A mount, also formed of a heat conductive material, is disposed in supporting or connected relation to the driver and in heat transferring relation to the primary heat sink. A compartment structure includes a hollow interior chamber, having heat insulating fluid disposed therein, and disposed in adjacent and/or aligned relation with the one LED so as to insulate it from heat generated by the driver assembly and other components of the light structure. The mount, primary heat sink and compartment structure are cooperatively disposed so as to define a flow path of heat away from the one or more LEDs to an area where it is dissipated exteriorly of the illumination structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Inventors: Mark Sutherland, Jose Suarez
  • Patent number: 9380653
    Abstract: A driver assembly for solid state lighting that includes at least one LED which includes a base element having an upper surface, a lower surface, an outer peripheral edge extending about a periphery thereof and a perimeter region defined adjacent to the outer peripheral edge. A plurality of operative components are secured to the base element and are collectively operative at least 40 watts in order control current flow to the LED. The plurality of operative components include primary heat generating components and heat sensitive components, with the primary heat generating components disposed on the perimeter region of the base element and the heat sensitive component disposed in spaced relation from the peripheral region at which the primary heat generating components are disposed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Inventors: Dale Stepps, Jose Suarez
  • Publication number: 20160024736
    Abstract: An oil spill recovery vessel (10) is provided that comprises a catamaran bow section (12) with twin hulls between which an oil skimmer unit (11) is arranged for displacement between a lowered, operating, position in oil-polluted water and a raised, non-operational, position clear of the water. Aft of the catamaran bow section (12) is a trimaran main section (13) made up of a central hull interposed between two outer hulls formed by aft continuations of the twin hulls of the catamaran bow section (12); the three hulls of the trimaran main section have conjoined upper portions. A propulsion unit (53) is operative to move the vessel (10) forward at slow speed for skimming operations, and, with the skimmer unit (11) in its raised position, at a fast speed in which the vessel planes on its trimaran main section (13).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2014
    Publication date: January 28, 2016
    Inventors: Paul Jauncey, Jose Suarez
  • Publication number: 20150287281
    Abstract: A method is provided for providing payments at a gaming device, where the payments may occur at predictable times and are of predictable amounts. In one or more embodiments, a gaming device may provide a guaranteed payment every hour on the hour, so long as a player meets one or more criteria. Criteria may include a total amount wagered, a total number of handle pulls completed, or a total amount of time spent at a gaming device. One or more embodiments provide a method for withholding value from a player in order that the value may delivered later in the form of a guaranteed payment. One or more embodiments provide a method whereby multiple gaming devices may provide payments simultaneously, thereby creating mutually reinforcing sounds and visual displays.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2015
    Publication date: October 8, 2015
    Inventors: Jay S. Walker, James A. Jorasch, David F. Zucker, Jose A. Suarez, Stephen C. Tulley, Geoffrey M. Gelman
  • Publication number: 20150192111
    Abstract: The energy generating device (1) object of the invention comprises a first kinematic chain (5), at least one second motion output kinematic chain (6), a first arm (8) joined to an end of the first kinematic chain (5) and a second arm (9) joined to the opposite end of the first kinematic chain (5), in the device object of the invention the first kinematic chain (5) undertakes a path limited by the arms (8, 9) that move between a first stop element (15) and a second stop element (16), wherein the arms (8, 9) comprise a movable mass (10) that moves along the length of the arms (8, 9) that is located at one end of the arms (8, 9) when they enter into contact with the first stop element (15), and at the opposite end when the arms (8, 9) enter into contact with the second stop element (16).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2014
    Publication date: July 9, 2015
    Inventor: Jose SUAREZ CUERVO
  • Patent number: 9050523
    Abstract: A method is provided for providing payments at a gaming device, where the payments may occur at predictable times and are of predictable amounts. In one or more embodiments, a gaming device may provide a guaranteed payment every hour on the hour, so long as a player meets one or more criteria. Criteria may include a total amount wagered, a total number of handle pulls completed, or a total amount of time spent at a gaming device. One or more embodiments provide a method for withholding value from a player in order that the value may delivered later in the form of a guaranteed payment. One or more embodiments provide a method whereby multiple gaming devices may provide payments simultaneously, thereby creating mutually reinforcing sounds and visual displays.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Assignee: IGT
    Inventors: Jay S. Walker, James A. Jorasch, David F. Zucker, Jose A. Suarez, Stephen C. Tulley, Geoffrey M. Gelman