Patents by Inventor Mark A. Litman

Mark A. Litman 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: 20190221072
    Abstract: A scratch-off fantasy sport gaming ticket has: a ticket support sheet; two or three distinct regions of images on one side of the ticket support sheet; a first region providing a random distribution of symbols indicating a number of distinct sports events which the ticket can use; a second region of images providing either i) a random distribution of multiple symbols indicating one sports team or player on which the ticket can be used with the number of distinct sports events; a third region providing a random distribution of symbols indicating a sports statistic to be associated with both the multiple symbols indicating the number of distinct sports events and the sports team or player; and each of the two or three visually distinct regions of images have an opaque scratch-off coating over them, or ii) a second region having both events and statistical target in each distinct region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventor: Mark A. Litman
  • Patent number: 10328625
    Abstract: A nasal dilator and method of making nasal dilators are provided. The dilator may have a composite base element of at least two regions, the base element having an outer surface and an inner surface, the inner surface of the base element having a pressure-sensitive adhesive disposed thereon; the base element further including a spring element which imparts return memory into the base element so that the base element returns towards a planar conformation during use. The spring element has elastic memory effected by differential properties in the at least two regions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Liberman Distributing and Manufacturing Co.
    Inventors: David A. Gray, Mark A. Litman
  • Patent number: 10311681
    Abstract: A gaming system for enabling enhancement of wagering outcomes includes: a) multiple gaming sites having a game play surface with a light display element on the game play surface at a player position; b) a processor; c) a player input control at the player position, the player input control in communication with the processor; and d) a random number generator in communication with the processor. The light display on the game play surface at the player hand position has lights, and a power source in communication with the lights; the processor, in response to random selections for the light display element at the player position, is configured to direct that the lights at the player hand position are randomly lit. Lights may also be present at a dealer hand position. The lights indicate at least one of an immediate award, multiplier or bonus event, including a progressive jackpot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Inventor: Mark A. Litman
  • Patent number: 10238956
    Abstract: A scratch-off fantasy sport gaming ticket has: a ticket support sheet; two or three distinct regions of images on one side of the ticket support sheet; a first region providing a random distribution of symbols indicating a number of distinct sports events which the ticket can use; a second region of images providing either i) a random distribution of multiple symbols indicating one sports team or player on which the ticket can be used with the number of distinct sports events; a third region providing a random distribution of symbols indicating a sports statistic to be associated with both the multiple symbols indicating the number of distinct sports events and the sports team or player; and each of the two or three visually distinct regions of images have an opaque scratch-off coating over them, or ii) a second region having both events and statistical target in each distinct region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Inventor: Mark A. Litman
  • Publication number: 20190088071
    Abstract: A flexible carrier sheet enables a method of providing image content to individual ones of multiple player positions. The carrier sheet is a flexible, replaceable gaming table covering that includes a flexible carrier sheet. The flexible carrier sheet having multiple flexible electronic display panels capable of displaying distinct image content selected from the group consisting of: a) alphanumerics, b) distinct areas of light; and c) distinct areas of color, each of the multiple flexible electronic display panels provided on a top surface of the carrier sheet. One end of the electrically conductive leads goes into each one of the flexible electronic display panels. An opposite end of the electrically conductive leads having at least one connector configured to receive electronic data input so that the electrically conductive leads transmit the electronic data input to each one of the flexible electronic display panels. A dealer or sensor may initiate a command.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2018
    Publication date: March 21, 2019
    Inventor: Mark A. Litman
  • Patent number: 10182946
    Abstract: A filter material for entrapping particles and actively affecting the trapped particles within the filter. The fabric has a blend of hydrophilic superabsorbent fibers and non-superabsorbent hydrophilic fibers that is sufficiently porous as to allow gaseous flow through the fabric. The fabric having a thickness and the fabric has as a coating of a mixture of a chemically or physically active compound and a liquid carrier forming an active composition on both the outer surface of the hydrophilic superabsorbent fibers, and the hydrophilic superabsorbent fibers have a central volume also retaining the active composition. The central volume of the hydrophilic superabsorbent fibers acting as a reservoir for replacement of the active compound into the coating when concentration of active compounds in the coating are reduced to a concentration less than concentrations of the active compound within the central volume; and the liquid carrier is an aqueous liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Inventors: David A. Gray, Robert M. Hume, Mark A. Litman
  • Patent number: 10134235
    Abstract: A gaming system for enabling enhancement of wagering outcomes includes: a) a gaming table having a game play surface; b) a processor; c) a player input control at a player hand position, the player input control in communication with the processor; and d) a random number generator in communication with the processor. The game play surface at the player hand position has lights that are at card-receiving positions at the player position, a power source in communication with the lights; the processor, in response to random selections of the card-receiving positions at the player position, configured to direct that a closed electrical connection occur between the power source and the lights at the player hand position. Lights may also be present at a dealer hand position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Inventor: Mark A. Litman
  • Publication number: 20180301211
    Abstract: A system and method for assisting in the use of pain medication comprising: a) a medical monitoring sensor configured to sense at least one physiological parameter associated with responses to drugs in the human body; b) a communication network configured to receive and transmit the sensed data relating to the at least one physiological parameter to a processor in communication with the communication network; c) the processor configured to compare the transmitted sensed data relating to the at least one physiological characteristic to a table stored in memory, the table indicating ranges of acceptable, marginal and unacceptable data; d) the processor having at least one response for providing at least one medical response to at least one unacceptable range or limit of the transmitted sensed data relating to the at least one physiological parameter; and i) the processor transmitting at least one medical response to an authorized recipient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2018
    Publication date: October 18, 2018
    Inventors: Christine R. PAPPAS, John KUCHARCZYK, Vu LUU, Mark A. LITMAN
  • Patent number: 10087783
    Abstract: A game object is used as a moving object to provide a random outcome event by movement and final stoppage in an outcome indicating position or mode. Examples are die, dice, balls, roulette balls, roulette wheels and pointers on candy wheel. The object has: A) a game object body; B) the game object body containing an accelerometer microchip or a receiver in communication with a transmitter, power source and light-emitting elements within the game object body, light from the light-emitting body being visible outside the game object body; and C) the microchip closing an electronic circuit for a period of time less than 5 minutes after the game body is moved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Inventors: Daniel L. Sahl, Russel Brooke Dunn, Mark L. Yoseloff, Mark A. Litman
  • Publication number: 20180276951
    Abstract: A gaming system for enabling enhancement of wagering outcomes includes: a) multiple gaming sites having a game play surface with a light display element on the game play surface at a player position; b) a processor; c) a player input control at the player position, the player input control in communication with the processor; and d) a random number generator in communication with the processor. The light display on the game play surface at the player hand position has lights, and a power source in communication with the lights; the processor, in response to random selections for the light display element at the player position, is configured to direct that the lights at the player hand position are randomly lit. Lights may also be present at a dealer hand position. The lights indicate at least one of an immediate award, multiplier or bonus event, including a progressive jackpot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2018
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Inventor: Mark A. Litman
  • Patent number: 9997013
    Abstract: A gaming system enables enhancement of wagering outcomes using: a) a gaming table having a game play surface for multiple players; b) a programmable electronic random number generator; c) a player input control at a player position; d) a display system capable of indicating a secondary random event outcome provided by the programmable electronic random number generator for each of the multiple players; and e) the random number generator configured to control of a display individual player position secondary random events determined by the random number generator. The gaming system is configured so that i) after at least one wager has been locked in at a player position, ii) the secondary random event for the player position is indicated and locked into the display system for a round of play of an underlying primary wagering event at the gaming table.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Inventor: Mark A. Litman
  • Publication number: 20180060518
    Abstract: A system and method for assisting in the use of pain medication comprising: a) a medical monitoring sensor configured to sense at least one physiological parameter associated with responses to drugs in the human body; b) a communication network configured to receive and transmit the sensed data relating to the at least one physiological parameter to a processor in communication with the communication network; c) the processor configured to compare the transmitted sensed data relating to the at least one physiological characteristic to a table stored in memory, the table indicating ranges of acceptable, marginal and unacceptable data; d) the processor having at least one response for providing at least one medical response to at least one unacceptable range or limit of the transmitted sensed data relating to the at least one physiological parameter; and i) the processor transmitting at least one medical response to an authorized recipient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2017
    Publication date: March 1, 2018
    Inventors: CHRISTINE R. PAPPAS, JOHN KUCHARCZYK, VU LUU, MARK A. LITMAN
  • Patent number: 9901128
    Abstract: An apparel or material which may be placed anywhere or worn about the neck or other parts of the body of a human. The apparel/material has a structure that, when repositioned from about the wearer, will retain a position about a mouth and nose of the human, as by elasticity or taughtness of a wrapping about the face. The apparel is sufficiently porous as to allow a human to breath comfortably through the fabric when placed over the mouth and nose of the human. The fabric has as a coating is created with on at least the outer surface and through at least 25% of the thickness of the fabric a moisture-sensitive antimicrobial composition, wherein the antimicrobial moisture-sensitive composition comprises an antimicrobially active compound and a carrier, the carrier by hydrophilic and able to absorb sufficient moisture from exhaled breath from the human as to maintain a wet surface on the carrier to which viral particles will adhere more strongly than to a dry surface of the same carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Inventors: David A. Gray, Robert M. Hume, Mark A. Litman
  • Patent number: 9883653
    Abstract: A litter composition is used in the absorption of animal wastes with aqueous content in the waste. The composition may include: a particulate water-absorbing solids carrier; two solid particles of separate salts that will react in the presence of water to generate molecular iodine; and a solid acid releasing system that releases acid in the presence of the water generating iodine in sufficient amount to maintain a pH of between 3.5 and 7.5 with the reacted residue of the two solid particles and the released acid in the water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Inventors: Joseph L. Provenzano, Mark A. Litman, Kenneth R. Code
  • Publication number: 20180015359
    Abstract: A scratch-off fantasy sport gaming ticket has: a ticket support sheet; two or three distinct regions of images on one side of the ticket support sheet; a first region providing a random distribution of symbols indicating a number of distinct sports events which the ticket can use; a second region of images providing either i) a random distribution of multiple symbols indicating one sports team or player on which the ticket can be used with the number of distinct sports events; a third region providing a random distribution of symbols indicating a sports statistic to be associated with both the multiple symbols indicating the number of distinct sports events and the sports team or player; and each of the two or three visually distinct regions of images have an opaque scratch-off coating over them, or ii) a second region having both events and statistical target in each distinct region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2016
    Publication date: January 18, 2018
    Inventor: Mark A. Litman
  • Publication number: 20180015360
    Abstract: A scratch-off fantasy sport gaming ticket has: a ticket support sheet; two or three distinct regions of images on one side of the ticket support sheet; a first region providing a random distribution of symbols indicating a number of distinct sports events which the ticket can use; a second region of images providing either i) a random distribution of multiple symbols indicating one sports team or player on which the ticket can be used with the number of distinct sports events; a third region providing a random distribution of symbols indicating a sports statistic to be associated with both the multiple symbols indicating the number of distinct sports events and the sports team or player; and each of the two or three visually distinct regions of images have an opaque scratch-off coating over them, or ii) a second region having both events and statistical target in each distinct region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Publication date: January 18, 2018
    Inventor: Mark A. Litman
  • Publication number: 20180010485
    Abstract: A game object is used as a moving object to provide a random outcome event by movement and final stoppage in an outcome indicating position or mode. Examples are die, dice, balls, roulette balls, roulette wheels and pointers on candy wheel. The object has: A) a game object body; B) the game object body containing an accelerometer microchip or a receiver in communication with a transmitter, power source and light-emitting elements within the game object body, light from the light-emitting body being visible outside the game object body; and C) the microchip closing an electronic circuit for a period of time less than 5 minutes after the game body is moved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2017
    Publication date: January 11, 2018
    Inventors: Daniel L. Sahl, Russel Brooke Dunn, Mark L. Yoseloff, Mark A. Litman
  • Publication number: 20180010264
    Abstract: A fabric delivers active ingredients to a surface when the fabric includes a moist-vapor porous combination of fabric materials, and the fabric comprises at least 0.5% by total weight of at least one layer of the fabric of a superabsorbent polymer fiber. The superabsorbent polymer fiber contains an absorbed aqueous reservoir of an aqueous solution carrying the active ingredients. The superabsorbent fiber has a coating on its surface of an aqueous penetrable layer through which a liquid in the absorbed aqueous reservoir can migrate or flow, carrying the active ingredients onto an exposed surface of the superabsorbent polymer fiber, so that the active ingredients on the surface of the superabsorbent polymer can react or interact with an environment in contact with the active ingredients on the superabsorbent polymer fiber surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2017
    Publication date: January 11, 2018
    Inventors: David A. Gray, Mark A. Litman
  • Patent number: 9720649
    Abstract: A game object is used as a moving object to provide a random outcome event by movement and final stoppage in an outcome indicating position or mode. Examples are die, dice, balls, roulette balls, roulette wheels and pointers on candy wheel. The object has: A) a game object body; B) the game object body containing an accelerometer microchip or a receiver in communication with a transmitter, power source and light-emitting elements within the game object body, light from the light-emitting body being visible outside the game object body; and C) the microchip closing an electronic circuit for a period of time less than 5 minutes after the game body is moved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Inventors: Daniel L. Sahl, Russell Brooke Dunn, Mark L. Yoseloff, Mark A. Litman
  • Publication number: 20170140604
    Abstract: A gaming system enables enhancement of wagering outcomes using: a) a gaming table having a game play surface for multiple players; b) a programmable electronic random number generator; c) a player input control at a player position; d) a display system capable of indicating a secondary random event outcome provided by the programmable electronic random number generator for each of the multiple players; and e) the random number generator configured to control of a display individual player position secondary random events determined by the random number generator. The gaming system is configured so that i) after at least one wager has been locked in at a player position, ii) the secondary random event for the player position is indicated and locked into the display system for a round of play of an underlying primary wagering event at the gaming table.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2016
    Publication date: May 18, 2017
    Applicant: Mark A. Litman & Associates, P.A.
    Inventor: Mark A. Litman