Patents by Inventor Lee Amaitis

Lee Amaitis 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: 10515506
    Abstract: Various embodiments include determining a value of a statistic describing cards that have been dealt from a deck, and modifying the rules of a game based on the statistic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: CFPH, LLC
    Inventors: Howard W. Lutnick, Lee Amaitis, Stephen M. Merkel, Kevin Burman, Manu Gambhir
  • Patent number: 10515408
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for automatically executing a trade of an item between a market participant who issues a request for a quote for an item and a market participant who responds to the request are provided. In some embodiments, an automatic trade may be conditioned upon the acknowledgement, by the participant who issues the request, of an obligation to execute the trade. In some embodiments, the invention may include one or more modules for receiving the request, receiving a quote, receiving a responsive number of units of the item to be traded, decrementing a time interval in which the participant who issues the request is required to trade, and, if that participant does not trade within the time interval, trading on behalf of that participant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: BGC PARTNERS, INC.
    Inventors: Michael Sweeting, Howard W Lutnick, Lee Amaitis
  • Patent number: 10515517
    Abstract: In various embodiments, players may compete in a gaming context.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: CFPH, LLC
    Inventors: Howard W. Lutnick, Lee Amaitis, Dean P. Alderucci, Geoffrey M. Gelman
  • Publication number: 20190358548
    Abstract: Various embodiments that may generally relate to mobile gaming, location determination, mobile devices, authentication, and so on are described. Various methods are described. Various apparatus are described. Further embodiments are described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2019
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Inventors: Lee Amaitis, Paul Williams, Sunny Tara
  • Patent number: 10482721
    Abstract: System and methods related to wagering, such as slot machines and/or other electronic games. Some wagering may relate to market indicators, market lines, and/or stop commands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: CFPH, LLC
    Inventors: Lee Amaitis, James C. Johnson
  • Publication number: 20190336856
    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: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2019
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Inventors: Lee Amaitis, Joseph M. Asher, Robert F. Bahrampour, Darrin M. Mylet, Alan B. Wilkins, Howard W. Lutnick
  • Publication number: 20190333339
    Abstract: Some embodiments include a fantasy sports wagering game. A gaming operator may assign real life sporting players into brackets based on their expected performance so that players with similar expected performance are in a same bracket as each other. Participants in a fantasy sports wagering game may be required to select a player from each of a plurality of brackets to form a fantasy sports team for the fantasy sports wagering game.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2019
    Publication date: October 31, 2019
    Inventors: Lee Amaitis, Matthew Holt, Mike Colbert, Reed Stephens
  • Patent number: 10438451
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided herewith for creating and managing wagers on possible states within a live event, such as possible outcomes of subparts of a sporting event or other possible occurrences within the event. An initial state and multiple possible future states of a performance parameter of the event are determined based on state information of the event. A betting market may be created by determining probabilities and odds for the possible future states. Bets may be made on the possible future states via a touch-sensitive display. A payout may be made to a winner who selects a possible future state that actually occurs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: CG TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT, LLC
    Inventors: Lee Amaitis, Andrew Garrood, Mike Colbert, Heather Parks, Anthony Storm, Foster Barton, Thomas D. Bradshaw
  • Patent number: 10406446
    Abstract: Various embodiments that may generally relate to mobile gaming, location determination, mobile devices, authentication, and so on are described. Various methods are described. Various apparatus are described. Further embodiments are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: INTERACTIVE GAMES LLC
    Inventors: Lee Amaitis, Paul Williams, Sunny Tara
  • Publication number: 20190272700
    Abstract: System and methods related to wagering, such as slot machines and/or other electronic games.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2019
    Publication date: September 5, 2019
    Inventors: Lee Amaitis, James C. Johnson
  • Publication number: 20190266843
    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: March 4, 2019
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Inventors: Lee Amaitis, Kenneth L. Miller
  • 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: 20190206193
    Abstract: Some embodiments may include one or more methods and/or apparatus related to play of a first game, qualifying a player to play a second game based at least in part on play of a first game, play of a second game, skill-based games, and/or luck-based games. Further embodiments may be described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2019
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Inventors: Lee Amaitis, Phillip Flaherty
  • Patent number: 10332354
    Abstract: Some embodiments include a fantasy sports wagering game. A gaming operator may assign real life sporting players into brackets based on their expected performance so that players with similar expected performance are in a same bracket as each other. Participants in a fantasy sports wagering game may be required to select a player from each of a plurality of brackets to form a fantasy sports team for the fantasy sports wagering game.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: CFPH, LLC
    Inventors: Lee Amaitis, Matthew Holt, Mike Colbert, Reed Stephens
  • Patent number: 10332332
    Abstract: System and methods related to wagering, such as slot machines and/or other electronic games. Some wagering may relate to market indicators, market lines, and/or stop commands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: CFPH, LLC
    Inventors: Lee Amaitis, James C. Johnson
  • Publication number: 20190188959
    Abstract: In various embodiments, players may compete in a gaming context.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Inventors: Howard W. Lutnick, Lee Amaitis, Dean P. Alderucci, Geoffrey M. Gelman
  • Publication number: 20190147530
    Abstract: Various systems, methods, and computer-readable media are provided for validating a bet request based on another bet request. Betting product information about a betting product may be communicated to at least one user. A first request for a first wager associated with the betting product may be received from a first user. A second request for a second wager is received from a second user. The first betting request may be validated. At least one processor may determine that a numerical term associated with the second bet request is within a non-zero range from a corresponding numerical term associated with the validated first bet request. The second bet request may be validated based on this determination. A bet associated with the first bet request and a bet associated with the second bet request may be settled.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2018
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Inventors: Lee Amaitis, David Anthony Puckeridge, Christopher John Davie, Guy Lain Oliver Riches, Peter Kenneth Lawrey
  • Publication number: 20190122482
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for managing a wagering system. In one exemplary embodiment, state information of a live event such as a sports game may be received in real time. During the event, a plurality of possible future states of the event and their associated probabilities (and odds) may be determined based on the state information, historical information, and current in-game information. A betting market is created for betting on the possible future states at determined odds. The betting market is closed, and winning and losing bets are resolved based on updated state information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2018
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Inventors: Lee Amaitis, Andrew Garrood, Mike Colbert, Heather Parks, Anthony Storm, Foster Barton, Thomas D. Bradshaw
  • Patent number: 10258890
    Abstract: Some embodiments include a fantasy sports game. In some embodiments, an expected performance value may be determined. In some embodiments, a same player may appear multiple times in a team. Various other embodiments are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: INTERACTIVE GAMES LLC
    Inventors: Lee Amaitis, Phillip Flaherty, Andrew Garrood
  • Publication number: 20190091585
    Abstract: Some embodiments include a fantasy sports game. In some embodiments, an expected performance value may be determined. In some embodiments, a same player may appear multiple times in a team. Various other embodiments are described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2018
    Publication date: March 28, 2019
    Inventors: Lee Amaitis, Phillip Flaherty, Andrew Garrood