Patents by Inventor Rex R. Carlson

Rex R. Carlson 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: 8333651
    Abstract: A method for playing a game of chance having one or more primary reels for a base game and one or more secondary reels for a bonus game, comprises the following steps of, initiating the base game; drawing one or more symbols of the primary reels; if the drawn symbols of the primary reels comprise one or more bonus symbols, adjusting the secondary reels to draw symbols as a function of the bonus symbols; and evaluating the drawn symbols of the secondary reels for a winning combinations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Aspect Group Limited
    Inventors: Fred Anthony Payne, Daniel Bowei Huang, Justin Tan Nguyen, Rex R. Carlson
  • Publication number: 20120238345
    Abstract: A method for playing a game of chance having one or more primary reels for a base game and one or more secondary reels for a bonus game, comprises the following steps of, initiating the base game; drawing one or more symbols of the primary reels; if the drawn symbols of the primary reels comprise one or more bonus symbols, adjusting the secondary reels to draw symbols as a function of the bonus symbols; and evaluating the drawn symbols of the secondary reels for a winning combinations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2011
    Publication date: September 20, 2012
    Applicant: ASPECT GROUP LIMITED
    Inventors: Daniel Bowei Huang, Fred Anthony Payne, Justin Tan Nguyen, Rex R. Carlson
  • Patent number: 6802774
    Abstract: A video gaming device in which a first game having a first award structure is influenced by a second game having an award structure enhancement operatively coupled to the first game all of which are integrally found on a video display monitor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 1997
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2004
    Assignee: Casino Data Systems Inc.
    Inventors: Rex R. Carlson, Rich Schneider, Scott Boyd, Miles Patceg
  • Patent number: 6364769
    Abstract: A gaming device security system is disclosed which includes two processing areas linked together and communicating critical gaming functions via a security protocol wherein each transmitted gaming function includes a specific encrypted signature to be decoded and validated before being processed by either processing area. The two processing areas include a first processing area having a dynamic RAM and an open architecture design which is expandable without interfering or accessing critical gaming functions and a second “secure” processing area having a non-alterable memory for the storage of critical gaming functions therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2002
    Assignee: Casino Data Systems
    Inventors: Steven A. Weiss, Rex R. Carlson
  • Patent number: 6142873
    Abstract: A gaming device and method which provides a player with an opportunity of an enhanced output based on a display of a first predetermined value on a first display which subsequently activates a second display controllable to a certain extent by the player. The second display provides the player with an enhanced credit scheme and provides the player with a second option of continuing to attempt to enhance the credit payout or retiring before an event occurs which extinguishes the bonusing feature and the award.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 1998
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2000
    Assignee: Casino Data Systems
    Inventors: Steven A. Weiss, Robert M. Dickenson, Rex R. Carlson
  • Patent number: 6071190
    Abstract: A gaming device security system is disclosed which includes two processing areas linked together and communicating critical gaming functions via a security protocol wherein each transmitted gaming function includes a specific encrypted signature to be decoded and validated before being processed by either processing area. The two processing areas include a first processing area having a dynamic RAM and an open architecture design which is expandable without interfering or accessing critical gaming functions and a second "secure" processing area having a non-alterable memory for the storage of critical gaming functions therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 1997
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2000
    Assignee: Casino Data Systems
    Inventors: Steven A. Weiss, Rex R. Carlson