Patents by Inventor Martin Lyons

Martin Lyons 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: 7474592
    Abstract: A method and versatile device for use-based context security is described. In an embodiment, the versatile device is implemented as a wristwatch. The wristwatch is configured to facilitate a wireless transaction for an authenticated user and is configured to be worn by the authenticated user such that to encircle a part of the authenticated user. Moreover, the wristwatch includes a validation mechanism for controlling use of the wristwatch based on whether the authenticated user continues to wear the wristwatch after initiating use of the wristwatch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2009
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventor: Geoffrey Martin Lyon
  • Publication number: 20070202948
    Abstract: A gaming machine display (14) includes a game playing arrangement (16) mountable in a cabinet (62) of a gaming machine (10). An electronically controlled display element (50) overlies the game playing arrangement (16) so that, depending on a state of the display element (50), the game playing arrangement (16) is visible through the display element (50).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2006
    Publication date: August 30, 2007
    Inventors: Robert Muir, Brett Mezen, Martin Lyons, Steve Flores
  • Patent number: 7250695
    Abstract: A power control circuit is used to control the power supplied to a circuit from a power source. The power control circuit is operable to connect and disconnect the power source from the circuit. The power control circuit connects the power source to the circuit in response to an externally applied magnetic field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2007
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Timothy Connors, Geoffrey Martin Lyon, Salil Pradhan
  • Patent number: 7112133
    Abstract: A gaming machine 10 includes a simulation system for simulating the playing of a game, the simulation system enabling predetermined starting parameters to be set. A comparator compares an end condition of a simulation run by the simulation system using the starting parameters with a pre-calculated desired outcome of the game. A comparator of a processor of the gaming machine 10 adjusts the starting parameters such that the end condition of the simulation coincides with that of the desired outcome of the game.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2006
    Assignee: Aristocrat Technologies Australia Pty Ltd
    Inventor: Martin Lyons
  • Publication number: 20050197185
    Abstract: A system for displaying an outcome on a gaming machine includes a display for displaying images of a game played on the gaming machine. A controller controls the display of the images on the display. The system further includes a simulation engine comprising a first part for imparting a simulation of at least one force acting on elements of the images so that the elements move as if in response to the at least one force and a second part which, on a selected element of the image, imparts a simulation of a different force so that the selected element behaves in a different manner to the remaining elements, the selected element having been selected by the controller as a part of the outcome.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2004
    Publication date: September 8, 2005
    Inventor: Martin Lyons
  • Publication number: 20050192090
    Abstract: A gaming machine display (14) includes a game playing arrangement (16) mountable in a cabinet (62) of a gaming machine (10). An electronically controlled display element (50) overlies the game playing arrangement (16) so that, depending on a state of the display element (50), the game playing arrangement (16) is visible through the display element (50).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2002
    Publication date: September 1, 2005
    Applicant: ARISTOCRAT TECHNOLOGIES AUSTRALIA PTY LTD
    Inventors: Robert Muir, Brett Mezen, Martin Lyons, Steve Flores
  • Patent number: 6722986
    Abstract: A gaming machine is described in which all interested parties to a game program to run on the gaming machine, will digitally sign each piece of approved program prior to installation. These signatures are stored with the program on a mass storage device inside the gaming machine. When the machine needs to load a piece of program, or upon an external command after a significant event such as a jackpot payout, it will execute the SHA-1 program code in the EPROM on the program being loaded, and then perform a DSA verification operation using the SHA-1 output as one of the parameters. The DSA verification operation will be repeated for every digital signature stored with the program, and all must be valid, so that it is impossible to execute program code that has not been approved by the manufacturer, the jurisdictional authority and optionally the casino and/or other parties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2004
    Assignee: Aristocrat Technologies Australia Pty Ltd.
    Inventors: Martin Lyons, Robert Linley Muir
  • Publication number: 20030103414
    Abstract: A method and versatile device for use-based context security is described. In an embodiment, the versatile device is implemented as a wristwatch. The wristwatch is configured to facilitate a wireless transaction for an authenticated user and is configured to be worn by the authenticated user such that to encircle a part of the authenticated user. Moreover, the wristwatch includes a validation mechanism for controlling use of the wristwatch based on whether the authenticated user continues to wear the wristwatch after initiating use of the wristwatch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2001
    Publication date: June 5, 2003
    Inventor: Geoffrey Martin Lyon
  • Publication number: 20020119815
    Abstract: A gaming machine 10 includes a simulation system for simulating the playing of a game, the simulation system enabling predetermined starting parameters to be set. A comparator compares an end condition of a simulation run by the simulation system using the starting parameters with a pre-calculated desired outcome of the game. A comparator of a processor of the gaming machine 10 adjusts the starting parameters such that the end condition of the simulation coincides with that of the desired outcome of the game.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2001
    Publication date: August 29, 2002
    Inventor: Martin Lyons
  • Patent number: D646336
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2011
    Assignee: Bally Gaming, Inc.
    Inventors: Bryan Kelly, Martin Lyons
  • Patent number: D646337
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2011
    Assignee: Bally Gaming, Inc
    Inventors: Bryan Kelly, Martin Lyons