Patents by Inventor Kenneth L. Miller

Kenneth L. Miller 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: 10262502
    Abstract: Some embodiments may relate to wagering one or more events. Such events may include sporting events. For example, one or more races may be wagered upon. In some embodiments, one or more wager may include an in running or in game wager. In some embodiments, one or more wagers may include a wager on a group of participants. Various apparatus and methods are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: CFPH, LLC
    Inventors: Kenneth L. Miller, Craig Lipka, Quinton Singleton
  • Patent number: 10229553
    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: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: CANTOR INDEX LLC
    Inventors: Joseph M. Asher, Kenneth L. Miller
  • Publication number: 20180122185
    Abstract: A player tracking reader that accepts traditional magnetic strip cards and contactless chip cards, that can also accept smart cell phones in lieu of a player tracking card is disclosed. The reader can positively verify that a player with a cell phone is physically present at a particular slot machine and has further means to verify the continued presence of the player. The reader communicates with existing slot machines by mimicking the communication protocol of a legacy card read while actually interfacing to a smart cell phone possessing a player ID number.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2017
    Publication date: May 3, 2018
    Inventor: Kenneth L. Miller
  • Publication number: 20180114409
    Abstract: Various embodiments that may generally relate to one or more competitions. Such competitions may include a plurality of rounds. A round may include a player attempting to choose a winner of an event on which a round is based. A surviving player after a number of rounds may be a winner of a competition. Various apparatus and methods are described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Publication date: April 26, 2018
    Inventors: Lee Amaitis, Kenneth L Miller, Jason Simbal, Craig Lipka, Phillip Flaherty
  • Publication number: 20180039798
    Abstract: A combination magnetic-stripe card reader with integrated contact-less chip card read/write functions, a direct replacement for a standard player tracking magnetic-stripe card reader installed in slot machines. It is a form, fit and function for existing player tracking readers, having the same front panel appearance, the same physical envelope, using the same mounting method, using the same cable connections and operating in the identical manner. The combined functions requires two command sets and a method to distinguish between them, the legacy command set of the existing reader to be replaced which is typically strings of American Standard Code for Information Interchange (ASCII) eight bit characters with a line terminator character and the contact-less chip card requiring the ability to send and receive all possible eight bit values with varying length commands and not having a dedicated character value to indicate the end of a command.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2017
    Publication date: February 8, 2018
    Inventor: Kenneth L. Miller
  • Patent number: 9792463
    Abstract: A combination magnetic-stripe card reader with integrated contact-less chip card read/write functions, a direct replacement for a standard player tracking magnetic-stripe card reader installed in slot machines. It is a form, fit and function for existing player tracking readers, having the same front panel appearance, the same physical envelope, using the same mounting method, using the same cable connections and operating in the identical manner. The combined functions requires two command sets and a method to distinguish between them, the legacy command set of the existing reader to be replaced which is typically strings of American Standard Code for Information Interchange (ASCII) eight bit characters with a line terminator character and the contact-less chip card requiring the ability to send and receive all possible eight bit values with varying length commands and not having a dedicated character value to indicate the end of a command.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Inventor: Kenneth L. Miller
  • Publication number: 20170039810
    Abstract: Various embodiments that may generally relate to one or more competitions. Such competitions may include a plurality of rounds. A round may include a player attempting to choose a winner of an event on which a round is based. A surviving player after a number of rounds may be a winner of a competition. Various apparatus and methods are described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2016
    Publication date: February 9, 2017
    Inventors: Lee Amaitis, Kenneth L Miller, Jason Simbal, Craig Lipka, Phillip Flaherty
  • Patent number: 9489805
    Abstract: Various embodiments that may generally relate to one or more competitions. Such competitions may include a plurality of rounds. A round may include a player attempting to choose a winner of an event on which a round is based. A surviving player after a number of rounds may be a winner of a competition. Various apparatus and methods are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: CFPH, LLC
    Inventors: Lee Amaitis, Kenneth L Miller, Jason Simbal, Craig Lipka, Phillip Flaherty
  • Publication number: 20160242788
    Abstract: In at least one embodiment, a medical device can comprise an elongate outer sheath that extends along a sheath longitudinal axis and defines a central lumen extending therethrough, the elongate outer sheath can comprise a proximal sheath portion and a distal sheath portion. A first guidewire can comprise a first guidewire end and a second guidewire end, the first guidewire can extend from the first and second guidewire ends through the central lumen and can form a distal looped portion. An occlusion device can be disposed at a distal end of an elongate flexible shaft. The elongate flexible shaft can extend from the proximal sheath portion through the central lumen. The occlusion device can include a guide lumen through which the first guide wire passes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2016
    Publication date: August 25, 2016
    Inventors: Tamer Ibrahim, Kenneth L. Miller, Michael Hooven, Dwight Morejohn
  • Publication number: 20160210820
    Abstract: Various embodiments that may generally relate to one or more games at one or more venues. Gaming at a venue may qualify a player for a bonus game. A pool from which awards are paid for winning the bonus game may be funded through gaming activity that is not at the one or more venues.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2015
    Publication date: July 21, 2016
    Inventors: Craig Lipka, Kenneth L. Miller
  • Publication number: 20160098893
    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: August 3, 2015
    Publication date: April 7, 2016
    Inventors: Joseph M. Asher, Kenneth L. Miller
  • Publication number: 20150279164
    Abstract: Some embodiments may relate to wagering one or more events. Such events may include sporting events. For example, one or more races may be wagered upon. In some embodiments, one or more wager may include an in running or in game wager. In some embodiments, one or more wagers may include a wager on a group of participants. Various apparatus and methods are described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2015
    Publication date: October 1, 2015
    Inventors: Kenneth L. Miller, Craig Lipka, Quinton Singleton
  • Publication number: 20150248816
    Abstract: Some embodiments may relate to wagering one or more events. Such events may include sporting events. For example, one or more races may be wagered upon. In some embodiments, one or more wager may include an in running or in game wager. In some embodiments, one or more wagers may include a wager on a group of participants. Various apparatus and methods are described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2014
    Publication date: September 3, 2015
    Inventors: Kenneth L. Miller, Craig Lipka, Quinton Singleton
  • Patent number: 9123202
    Abstract: Various embodiments that may generally relate to one or more games at one or more venues. Gaming at a venue may qualify a player for a bonus game. A pool from which awards are paid for winning the bonus game may be funded through gaming activity that is not at the one or more venues.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignee: CFPH, LLC
    Inventors: Craig Lipka, Kenneth L Miller
  • Patent number: 9098883
    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: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Assignee: Cantor Index, LLC
    Inventors: Joseph M. Asher, Kenneth L. Miller
  • Patent number: 8905832
    Abstract: Some embodiments include assigning each participant of a race to one of three groups, wherein based on odds one participant is deemed a favorite, one participant is deemed a long shot, and the remaining participants are deemed middle of the pack, wherein the favorite is assigned to a first one of the three groups, the long shot is assigned to a second one of the three groups, and the middle of pack are assigned to a third one of the three groups; receiving a wager on one of the three groups; receiving another wager on another of the three groups; determining which of the one or more groups is a winning group based on finishing positions of the participants at the designated point in the race; and facilitating a payment for the wagers made on the group determined to be the winning group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: CFPH, LLC
    Inventor: Kenneth L. Miller
  • Publication number: 20140235305
    Abstract: A system for wagering on a jackpot race event, comprises a memory and a processor. The memory stores a qualifying bet associated with a customer and comprising a first bet component and a second bet component. The first bet component is associated with a first qualifying race event and comprises a first bet amount. The second bet component is associated with a second qualifying race event and comprises a second bet amount. The processor identifies the outcome of the first and second bet components. If both the first bet component and the second bet components are winning bets, the processor allocates to the customer a particular number of jackpot bets for a jackpot race event. The particular number of jackpot bets is based at least in part upon the first bet amount and the second bet amount. The first bet amount is allocated to a common pari-mutuel pool for the first qualifying race event.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2014
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Applicant: Cantor Index, LLC
    Inventors: Joseph M. Asher, Kenneth L. Miller, Peter Christopher Rotondo
  • Publication number: 20140228106
    Abstract: An interaction and/or combined efforts of a pool and a book may provide an increased flexibility over a traditional book of wagers and a traditional pool of wagers. Various examples of accepting and forming one or more wagers by a book and a pool are described that enhance the ability to make wager related offers to wagerers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2013
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Applicant: CFPH, LLC
    Inventors: Lee Amaitis, Kenneth L. Miller
  • Publication number: 20140141850
    Abstract: A method for managing horseracing bets. The method includes receiving one or more bets. Each bet comprises a selection of five horse races selected from a plurality of horse races scheduled to be run at a track in a day, a selection of a respective horse for each of the five horse races 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 for the day based at least in part on the betting pool.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2014
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Applicant: Cantor Index, LLC
    Inventor: Kenneth L. Miller
  • Patent number: 8708789
    Abstract: A system for wagering on a jackpot race event, comprises a memory and a processor. The memory stores a qualifying bet associated with a customer and comprising a first bet component and a second bet component. The first bet component is associated with a first qualifying race event and comprises a first bet amount. The second bet component is associated with a second qualifying race event and comprises a second bet amount. The processor identifies the outcome of the first and second bet components. If both the first bet component and the second bet components are winning bets, the processor allocates to the customer a particular number of jackpot bets for a jackpot race event. The particular number of jackpot bets is based at least in part upon the first bet amount and the second bet amount. The first bet amount is allocated to a common pari-mutuel pool for the first qualifying race event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Cantor Index, LLC
    Inventors: Joseph M. Asher, Kenneth L. Miller, Peter Christopher Rotondo