Patents by Inventor Michael Kinsley

Michael Kinsley 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: 20190232694
    Abstract: A serviceable machine includes a door assembly having a door, and a jointed assembly that extends between an external surface of the serviceable machine and the door. The jointed assembly is operable to move the door between a closed position in which an interior region of the serviceable machine is covered, and an open position in which the interior portion of the interior region is unobstructed. The jointed assembly may extend connectivity to the door when the door is in either the open or closed positions. Additionally, the door can mechanically and electrically decouple from the jointed assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2016
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventors: Gerald Boyum, Michael Kevin Bowen, Tod Kinsley, Lynn A Collie, Kevin Lo, Jeremy Daniel Barker
  • Patent number: 10091227
    Abstract: A metric value is determined for each event in a set of events that characterizes a computational communication or object. For example, a metric value could include a length of a URL or agent string in the event. A subset criterion is generated, such that metric values within the subset are relatively separated from a population's center (e.g., within a distribution tail). Application of the criterion to metric values produces a subset. A representation of the subset is presented in an interactive dashboard. The representation can include unique values in the subset and counts of corresponding event occurrences. Clients can select particular elements in the representation to cause more detail to be presented with respect to individual events corresponding to specific values in the subset. Thus, clients can use their knowledge system operations and observance of value frequencies and underlying events to identify anomalous metric values and potential security threats.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: SPLUNK INC.
    Inventors: Munawar Monzy Merza, John Coates, James M Hansen, Lucas Murphey, David Hazekamp, Michael Kinsley, Alexander Raitz
  • Patent number: 9633179
    Abstract: Methods and devices are provided for central management of licenses, particularly those relating to wagering games. A license proxy deployed in and/or dedicated to a gaming establishment may operate under the control of a central licensing manager controlled by another entity, e.g., by a game provider. The license proxy may receive requests to enable features of an electronic gaming machine of the gaming establishment (e.g., game themes, player tracking features and/or peripheral device features) and determine, based on information provided by the central licensing manager, whether to grant such requests. The license proxy may also process requests to enable features of other devices in a gaming establishment, such as server-based features.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: IGT
    Inventor: Michael Kinsley
  • Publication number: 20170048265
    Abstract: A metric value is determined for each event in a set of events that characterizes a computational communication or object. For example, a metric value could include a length of a URL or agent string in the event. A subset criterion is generated, such that metric values within the subset are relatively separated from a population's center (e.g., within a distribution tail). Application of the criterion to metric values produces a subset. A representation of the subset is presented in an interactive dashboard. The representation can include unique values in the subset and counts of corresponding event occurrences. Clients can select particular elements in the representation to cause more detail to be presented with respect to individual events corresponding to specific values in the subset. Thus, clients can use their knowledge system operations and observance of value frequencies and underlying events to identify anomalous metric values and potential security threats.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2016
    Publication date: February 16, 2017
    Inventors: Munawar Monzy Merza, John Coates, James M. Hansen, Lucas Murphey, David Hazekamp, Michael Kinsley, Alexander Raitz
  • Patent number: 9516046
    Abstract: A metric value is determined for each event in a set of events that characterizes a computational communication or object. For example, a metric value could include a length of a URL or agent string in the event. A subset criterion is generated, such that metric values within the subset are relatively separated from a population's center (e.g., within a distribution tail). Application of the criterion to metric values produces a subset. A representation of the subset is presented in an interactive dashboard. The representation can include unique values in the subset and counts of corresponding event occurrences. Clients can select particular elements in the representation to cause more detail to be presented with respect to individual events corresponding to specific values in the subset. Thus, clients can use their knowledge system operations and observance of value frequencies and underlying events to identify anomalous metric values and potential security threats.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: Splunk Inc.
    Inventors: Munawar Monzy Merza, John Coates, James M Hansen, Lucas Murphey, David Hazekamp, Michael Kinsley, Alexander Raitz
  • Publication number: 20160057162
    Abstract: A metric value is determined for each event in a set of events that characterizes a computational communication or object. For example, a metric value could include a length of a URL or agent string in the event. A subset criterion is generated, such that metric values within the subset are relatively separated from a population's center (e.g., within a distribution tail). Application of the criterion to metric values produces a subset. A representation of the subset is presented in an interactive dashboard. The representation can include unique values in the subset and counts of corresponding event occurrences. Clients can select particular elements in the representation to cause more detail to be presented with respect to individual events corresponding to specific values in the subset. Thus, clients can use their knowledge system operations and observance of value frequencies and underlying events to identify anomalous metric values and potential security threats.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2015
    Publication date: February 25, 2016
    Inventors: Munawar Monzy Merza, John Coates, James M Hansen, Lucas Murphey, David Hazekamp, Michael Kinsley, Alexander Raitz
  • Patent number: 9215240
    Abstract: A metric value is determined for each event in a set of events that characterizes a computational communication or object. For example, a metric value could include a length of a URL or agent string in the event. A subset criterion is generated, such that metric values within the subset are relatively separated from a population's center (e.g., within a distribution tail). Application of the criterion to metric values produces a subset. A representation of the subset is presented in an interactive dashboard. The representation can include unique values in the subset and counts of corresponding event occurrences. Clients can select particular elements in the representation to cause more detail to be presented with respect to individual events corresponding to specific values in the subset. Thus, clients can use their knowledge system operations and observance of value frequencies and underlying events to identify anomalous metric values and potential security threats.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Assignee: Splunk Inc.
    Inventors: Munawar Monzy Merza, John Coates, James Hansen, Lucas Murphey, David Hazekamp, Michael Kinsley, Alexander Raitz
  • Patent number: 9142096
    Abstract: Methods and devices are provided for managing licenses in gaming networks. Some aspects of the invention are provided as a license manager module that operates as part of a server-based system for provisioning and configuring gaming machines. Security and authentication techniques are provided to prevent unauthorized gaming software usage. Such gaming software may be, for example, downloaded to gaming machines in the network under the control of a gaming establishment's game management server that is in communication with a license manager device. In preferred implementations, a gaming machine is prevented from executing software for a game of chance unless the license for that game is valid and has not expired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: IGT
    Inventors: Michael Kinsley, Steven LeMay, Lance Orner
  • Patent number: 8713308
    Abstract: Methods and systems for creating and managing certificates for gaming machines in a gaming network using a portable memory device. A gaming machine creates a certificate signing request which is stored on a portable memory device at the machine. Then, the memory device is coupled with an appropriate CA server. A certificate batch utility program on the server downloads and processes the CSRs. A certificate services program on the server issues gaming machine certificates according to the CSRs. In one embodiment, the certificates are uploaded onto the memory device, along with copies of certificate authority server certificates, including a root CA certificate. Then, the memory device is coupled with the gaming machine and software on the machine identifies and downloads its certificate based on the certificate file name.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: IGT
    Inventors: John H. Kim, Matthew D. Kerr, Nicholas M. Hansen-Hiraki, William M. Salivar, Warner R. Cockerille, IV, A. Michael Kinsley, Regan J. Snyder
  • Publication number: 20130326620
    Abstract: A metric value is determined for each event in a set of events that characterizes a computational communication or object. For example, a metric value could include a length of a URL or agent string in the event. A subset criterion is generated, such that metric values within the subset are relatively separated from a population's center (e.g., within a distribution tail). Application of the criterion to metric values produces a subset. A representation of the subset is presented in an interactive dashboard. The representation can include unique values in the subset and counts of corresponding event occurrences. Clients can select particular elements in the representation to cause more detail to be presented with respect to individual events corresponding to specific values in the subset. Thus, clients can use their knowledge system operations and observance of value frequencies and underlying events to identify anomalous metric values and potential security threats.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2013
    Publication date: December 5, 2013
    Applicant: Splunk Inc.
    Inventors: Munawar Monzy Merza, John Coates, James Hansen, Lucas Murphey, David Hazekamp, Michael Kinsley, Alexander Raitz
  • Publication number: 20130145154
    Abstract: Methods and systems for creating and managing certificates for gaming machines in a gaming network using a portable memory device. A gaming machine creates a certificate signing request which is stored on a portable memory device at the machine. Then, the memory device is coupled with an appropriate CA server. A certificate batch utility program on the server downloads and processes the CSRs. A certificate services program on the server issues gaming machine certificates according to the CSRs. In one embodiment, the certificates are uploaded onto the memory device, along with copies of certificate authority server certificates, including a root CA certificate. Then, the memory device is coupled with the gaming machine and software on the machine identifies and downloads its certificate based on the certificate file name.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2013
    Publication date: June 6, 2013
    Applicant: IGT
    Inventors: John H. Kim, Matthew D. Kerr, Nicholas M. Hansen-Hiraki, William M. Salivar, Warner R. Cockerille, IV, A. Michael Kinsley, Regan J. Snyder
  • Patent number: 8388448
    Abstract: The present invention provides methods, devices and systems for downloading gaming software. According to some implementations of the invention, gaming software is continuously transmitted on a plurality of channels, e.g., by one or more servers. In some such implementations, each channel is dedicated to software for a different wagering game. In other implementations, gaming software components are transmitted on a plurality of channels, with each channel dedicated to a particular gaming software component. Some implementations provide gaming software in response to a request from a gaming machine. Implementations over dedicated and/or public networks are provided. Preferred implementations of the invention allow gaming software to be downloaded to gaming machines in a secure manner that automatically ensures that licensing and regulatory requirements are satisfied. Some such implementations determine whether payment is required for gaming software and provide for automated payment, if so required.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignee: IGT
    Inventors: Michael Kinsley, Binh T. Nguyen, Jamal Benbrahim
  • Patent number: 8386785
    Abstract: Methods and systems for creating and managing certificates for gaming machines in a gaming network using a portable memory device are described. A gaming machine creates a certificate signing request which is stored on a portable memory device at the machine by an operator. The memory device is handed over to a certificate authority (CA) security officer at the casino and is coupled with an appropriate CA server. A certificate batch utility program on the server downloads and processes the CSRs. A certificate services program on the server issues gaming machine certificates according to the CSRs. In one embodiment, the certificates are uploaded onto the memory device, along with copies of certificate authority server certificates, including a root CA certificate. The CA security officer hands the memory device to the casino floor operator. At the machine, the operator inserts or couples the device and software on the machine identifies and downloads its certificate based on the certificate file name.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Assignee: IGT
    Inventors: John H. Kim, Matthew D. Kerr, Nicholas M. Hansen-Hiraki, William M. Salivar, Warner R. Cockerille, IV, A. Michael Kinsley, Regan J. Snyder
  • Publication number: 20130012308
    Abstract: Methods and devices are provided for central management of licenses, particularly those relating to wagering games. A license proxy deployed in and/or dedicated to a gaming establishment may operate under the control of a central licensing manager controlled by another entity, e.g., by a game provider. The license proxy may receive requests to enable features of an electronic gaming machine of the gaming establishment (e.g., game themes, player tracking features and/or peripheral device features) and determine, based on information provided by the central licensing manager, whether to grant such requests. The license proxy may also process requests to enable features of other devices in a gaming establishment, such as server-based features.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2012
    Publication date: January 10, 2013
    Applicant: IGT
    Inventor: Michael Kinsley
  • Publication number: 20130007878
    Abstract: Methods and devices are provided for central management of licenses, particularly those relating to wagering games. A license proxy deployed in and/or dedicated to a gaming establishment may operate under the control of a central licensing manager controlled by another entity, e.g., by a game provider. The license proxy may receive requests to enable features of an electronic gaming machine of the gaming establishment (e.g., game themes, player tracking features and/or peripheral device features) and determine, based on information provided by the central licensing manager, whether to grant such requests. The license proxy may also process requests to enable features of other devices in a gaming establishment, such as server-based features.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2012
    Publication date: January 3, 2013
    Applicant: IGT
    Inventor: Michael Kinsley
  • Publication number: 20130005451
    Abstract: Methods and devices are provided for central management of licenses, particularly those relating to wagering games. A license proxy deployed in and/or dedicated to a gaming establishment may operate under the control of a central licensing manager controlled by another entity, e.g., by a game provider. The license proxy may receive requests to enable features of an electronic gaming machine of the gaming establishment (e.g., game themes, player tracking features and/or peripheral device features) and determine, based on information provided by the central licensing manager, whether to grant such requests. The license proxy may also process requests to enable features of other devices in a gaming establishment, such as server-based features.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2012
    Publication date: January 3, 2013
    Applicant: IGT
    Inventor: Michael Kinsley
  • Patent number: 8285646
    Abstract: Methods and devices are provided for central management of licenses, particularly those relating to wagering games. A license proxy deployed in and/or dedicated to a gaming establishment may operate under the control of a central licensing manager controlled by another entity, e.g., by a game provider. The license proxy may receive requests to enable features of an electronic gaming machine of the gaming establishment (e.g., game themes, player tracking features and/or peripheral device features) and determine, based on information provided by the central licensing manager, whether to grant such requests. The license proxy may also process requests to enable features of other devices in a gaming establishment, such as server-based features.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: IGT
    Inventor: Michael Kinsley
  • Publication number: 20120165094
    Abstract: Methods and devices are provided for managing licenses in gaming networks. Some aspects of the invention are provided as a license manager module that operates as part of a server-based system for provisioning and configuring gaming machines. Security and authentication techniques are provided to prevent unauthorized gaming software usage. Such gaming software may be, for example, downloaded to gaming machines in the network under the control of a gaming establishment's game management server that is in communication with a license manager device. In preferred implementations, a gaming machine is prevented from executing software for a game of chance unless the license for that game is valid and has not expired.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2012
    Publication date: June 28, 2012
    Applicant: IGT
    Inventors: Michael Kinsley, Steven LeMay, Lance Orner
  • Patent number: 8152628
    Abstract: Methods and devices are provided for managing licenses in gaming networks. Some aspects of the invention are provided as a license manager module that operates as part of a server-based system for provisioning and configuring gaming machines. Security and authentication techniques are provided to prevent unauthorized gaming software usage. Such gaming software may be, for example, downloaded to gaming machines in the network under the control of a gaming establishment's game management server that is in communication with a license manager device. In preferred implementations, a gaming machine is prevented from executing software for a game of chance unless the license for that game is valid and has not expired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Assignee: IGT
    Inventors: Michael Kinsley, Steven LeMay, Lance Orner
  • Publication number: 20110218038
    Abstract: The present invention provides methods, devices and systems for downloading gaming software. According to some implementations of the invention, gaming software is continuously transmitted on a plurality of channels, e.g., by one or more servers. In some such implementations, each channel is dedicated to software for a different wagering game. In other implementations, gaming software components are transmitted on a plurality of channels, with each channel dedicated to a particular gaming software component. Some implementations provide gaming software in response to a request from a gaming machine. Implementations over dedicated and/or public networks are provided. Preferred implementations of the invention allow gaming software to be downloaded to gaming machines in a secure manner that automatically ensures that licensing and regulatory requirements are satisfied. Some such implementations determine whether payment is required for gaming software and provide for automated payment, if so required.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2011
    Publication date: September 8, 2011
    Applicant: IGT
    Inventors: Michael Kinsley, Binh T. Nguyen, Jamal Benbrahim