Patents by Inventor Joseph M. Asher

Joseph M. Asher 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: 20190311426
    Abstract: The present invention relates to systems and methods for implementing an automated auction process that is held at a designated time on the Internet, and that ends after bidding has been completed. In accordance with these systems and methods, a server connected to a plurality of workstations may establish several auctions that allow for efficient trading of multiple goods, while simulating the live and dynamic setting of traditional auctions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2019
    Publication date: October 10, 2019
    Inventors: Joseph M. Asher, Howard W. Lutnick
  • Publication number: 20190295364
    Abstract: A convenience gaming system is provided. The convenience gaming system allows users to access applications via gaming communication devices coupled to a communication network. At least a portion of the network may be wireless. The gaming applications include gambling, financial, entertainment service, and other types of transactions. The system may include a user location determination feature to prevent users from conducting transactions from unauthorized areas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2019
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Inventors: Lee M. Amaitis, Joseph M. Asher, Howard W. Lutnick, Darrin M. Mylet
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20190287350
    Abstract: A method of distributing, managing, and exchange entries in one or more activities is provided. The entries may be distributed by any suitable process including, without limitation an auction or lottery process. The distributed entries may be exchanged in a market environment. The exchange may operate on an electronic platform. Revenues may be collected from distributions and/or exchanges of entries. A portion of the revenues may be paid to one or more users who hold an one or more particular winning entries determined by any number of parameters and at the occurrence of any number of events.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2019
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Inventors: Joseph M. Asher, Dominic Crosthwaite, Howard W. Lutnick
  • Publication number: 20190266848
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a method of gaming is provided that comprises receiving a determination of a particular race participant in a race event having a plurality of race participants. The method continues by determining a particular position of the particular race participant at each of a plurality of intermediate points within the race event. The method continues by determining a plurality of simulated playing cards based at least in part upon the determined positions of the particular race participant. The method concludes by determining an outcome of a game based at least in part upon the determined simulated playing cards.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2019
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Inventors: Lee M. Amaitis, Joseph M. Asher
  • Patent number: 10391397
    Abstract: In accordance with the teachings of the present invention, a system and method for wireless gaming with location determination are provided. In a particular embodiment of the present invention, the system includes a gaming server; a wireless network at least partially covering a property, the wireless network comprising a plurality of signal detection devices; and a gaming communication device operable to transmit and receive gaming information to and from the gaming server via the wireless network. A location of the gaming communication device on the property may be determined based upon a signal received by the plurality of signal detection devices from the gaming communication device. Based upon the location of the gaming communication device on the property, a predetermined functionality of the gaming communication device may be enabled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: INTERACTIVE GAMES, LLC
    Inventors: Lee Amaitis, Joseph M. Asher, Robert F. Bahrampour, Darrin M. Mylet, Alan B. Wilkins, Howard W. Lutnick
  • Publication number: 20190247746
    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.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2019
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Inventors: Dean P. Alderucci, Joseph M. Asher, Robert F. Bahrampour, Kevin Burman, James J. Coffey, Ronald Rushin
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20190236908
    Abstract: This disclosure provides a pari-mutuel wagering system that includes a first wagering facility communicably coupled with a network and operable to receive a bet on a wagering event hosted by a second wagering facility. The first wagering facility is further operable to transmit the bet to the second wagering facility via the network. The system further includes a clearinghouse communicably coupled with the network and operable to capture audit information associated with the bet from the network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2019
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventors: Joseph M. Asher, Howard W. Lutnick
  • Publication number: 20190236910
    Abstract: A system for managing bets comprises a memory and a processor. The memory stores information associated with a field of participants for an event, each participant associated with particular odds for the event. The processor receives a bet that a lead participant from the field of participants will finish in a particular subset of finishing positions in the event, wherein the bet is associated with customized odds. The processor further select one or more additional participants from the field of participants to add to the bet such that the odds associated with the lead participant combined with the odds associated with the one or more selected additional participants at least approximates the customized odds for the bet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2019
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventors: Joseph M. Asher, John W. Bristow, Howard W. Lutnick
  • 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: 10360764
    Abstract: A method of mapping sporting event results to inputs for a game is provided. One or more event results of a particular sporting event having a particular number of participants are received, and a set of rules is selected from a plurality of sets of rules based on the particular number of participants in the particular sporting event. For each of a plurality of bets, one or more inputs for a game are determined by applying the selected set of rules to the received one or more event results of the particular sporting event. The result of the game is then determined for each of the plurality of bets based at least on the one or more determined inputs for that bet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: CFPH, LLC
    Inventors: Joseph M. Asher, Howard W. Lutnick
  • Patent number: 10360624
    Abstract: The present invention relates to systems and 5 methods for implementing an automated auction process that is held at a designated time on the Internet, and that ends after bidding has been completed. In accordance with these systems and methods, a server connected to a plurality of workstations may establish 10 several auctions that allow for efficient trading of multiple goods, while simulating the live and dynamic setting of traditional auctions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: BGC PARTNERS, INC.
    Inventors: Joseph M. Asher, Howard W. Lutnick
  • Patent number: 10360755
    Abstract: An enabling of a second activity such that a user may participate in the second activity via a gaming device and/or a determining of a duration of time in which the user may participate in the second activity via the gaming device may be based at least in part on an amount of time that the user has participated in a first activity via the gaming device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: INTERACTIVE GAMES LLC
    Inventors: Lee M. Amaitis, Joseph M. Asher, Howard W. Lutnick, Darrin M. Mylet, Alan B. Wilkins
  • Publication number: 20190216493
    Abstract: An apparatus comprises a body assembly, a shaft, an acoustic waveguide, an articulation section, an end effector, and an articulation drive assembly. The shaft extends distally from the body assembly and defines a longitudinal axis. The acoustic waveguide comprises a flexible portion. The articulation section is coupled with the shaft. A portion of the articulation section encompasses the flexible portion of the waveguide. The articulation section comprises a plurality of body portions aligned along the longitudinal axis and a flexible locking member. The flexible locking member is operable to secure the body portions in relation to each other and in relation to the shaft. The end effector comprises an ultrasonic blade in acoustic communication with the waveguide. The articulation drive assembly is operable to drive articulation of the articulation section to thereby deflect the end effector from the longitudinal axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventors: Barry C. Worrell, Benjamin J. Danziger, Benjamin D. Dickerson, Brian D. Black, Cara L. Shapiro, Charles J. Scheib, Craig N. Faller, Daniel J. Mumaw, David J. Cagle, David T. Martin, David A. Monroe, Disha V. Labhasetwar, Foster B. Stulen, Frederick L. Estera, Geoffrey S. Strobl, Gregory W. Johnson, Jacob S. Gee, Jason R. Sullivan, Jeffrey D. Messerly, Jeffrey S. Swayze, John A. Hibner, John B. Schulte, Joseph E. Hollo, Kristen G. Denzinger, Kristen L. D'Uva, Matthew C. Miller, Michael R. Lamping, Richard W. Timm, Rudolph H. Nobis, Ryan M. Asher, Stephen M. Leuck, Tylor C. Muhlenkamp, William B. Weisenburgh, II, William A. Olson
  • Publication number: 20190213844
    Abstract: A method for wagering, comprises receiving a bet regarding a spin of the reels of a slot machine. The method continues by determining a first symbol for a first reel of the slot machine based at least in part upon a first value and a second value. The first value is associated with a value of a digit of a first financial market indicator at a first point in time, and the second value is associated with the value of a digit of a second financial market indicator at the first point in time. The method continues by determining a second symbol for a second reel of the slot machine, and by determining a third symbol for a third reel of the slot machine. The method concludes by determining an outcome of the bet based at least in part upon the first symbol, the second symbol, and the third symbol.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2019
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Inventors: Lee M. Amaitis, Joseph M. Asher, James C. Johnson
  • Patent number: 10347076
    Abstract: A convenience gaming system is provided. The convenience gaming system allows users to access applications via gaming communication devices coupled to a communication network. At least a portion of the network may be wireless. The gaming applications include gambling, financial, entertainment service, and other types of transactions. The system may include a user location determination feature to prevent users from conducting transactions from unauthorized areas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: INTERACTIVE GAMES LLC
    Inventors: Lee M. Amaitis, Joseph M. Asher, Howard W. Lutnick, Darrin M. Mylet
  • 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: 20190172308
    Abstract: A method of managing bets is provided. The method includes receiving one or more bets. Each bet comprises a selection of a first number of events selected from a group of events, a selection of a respective participant for each of the first number of events selected and a bet amount. The method also includes combining each bet amount to form a betting pool and determining an amount of a total payout based at least in part on the betting pool.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2019
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Inventors: Joseph M. Asher, Kenneth L. Miller
  • Patent number: 10311678
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a method of gaming is provided that comprises receiving a determination of a particular race participant in a race event having a plurality of race participants. The method continues by determining a particular position of the particular race participant at each of a plurality of intermediate points within the race event. The method continues by determining a plurality of simulated playing cards based at least in part upon the determined positions of the particular race participant. The method concludes by determining an outcome of a game based at least in part upon the determined simulated playing cards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: CFPH, LLC
    Inventors: Lee M. Amaitis, Joseph M. Asher