Patents by Inventor Richard E. McNutt

Richard E. McNutt 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: 8062111
    Abstract: The present invention provides systems and methods for providing a user with the ability to submit a wager to a fixed-odds book or a pari-mutuel pool using an interactive wagering application. A conditional wagering option is provided. When the user selects a conditional wagering option, the interactive wagering application may automatically submit the wager to an alternative wager option (e.g., a fixed-odds book or a pari-mutuel pool) if the wager is rejected by the user's selected wager option. The interactive wagering application may notify the user of the status of the submitted wager.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2011
    Assignee: ODS Properties, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas L Aronson, Richard E McNutt
  • Patent number: 7950990
    Abstract: The present invention is systems and methods for interactive wagering. Preferred embodiments of these systems and methods incorporate a wagering data hub which controls the flow of data relating to wagers, wagering events, and wagering account and facilitates the use of a variety of user interfaces such as graphical user interfaces and interactive voice response interfaces. For example, a user of the present invention may use a television set-top box, a computer, a telephone, and/or any other suitable device. To communicate with the wagering data hub, television set-top boxes preferably use a two-way cable system, computers preferably use a computer network, and telephones preferably use a telephone network, although each may use any suitable mechanism or combination of mechanisms to communicate with wagering data hub.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2011
    Assignee: ODS Properties
    Inventors: Connie T. Marshall, Joni L. Hamilton, Jon C. Zaring, Kevin D. Satterfield, Jennifer A. Vogh, Masood Garahi, Richard E. McNutt, Thomas L. Aronson
  • Patent number: 7648414
    Abstract: Systems and methods for recognizing preferred wagerers are provided. These systems and methods monitor wagerers using a wagering system, determine whether a wagerer is to be recognized, and, if so, provide an incentive to the wagerer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2010
    Assignee: ODS Properties, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard E McNutt, Douglas V Ramsey
  • Patent number: 7454380
    Abstract: An interactive wagering application is provided that allows users to place parimutuel wagers on future events. An interactive wagering system may enable the user to place a wager on the future event by providing multiple wagering pools. When a future event wagering pool is closed, final odds and payouts may be determined for that wagering pool and a new wagering pool, for the same future event, may be made available. The interactive wagering application may also monitor the user's activities to create a user profile. The interactive wagering application may use the user profile to find future race events that may be of interest to the user. The interactive wagering application may also provide the user with the ability to search for future races according to the future race date, race name, or any other suitable criteria.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2008
    Assignee: ODS Properties, Inc.
    Inventors: Masood Garahi, John Hindman, Connie T. Marshall, Richard E. McNutt, James D. Oldham, Douglas V. Ramsey, Eric F. Stimmel, Jay D. Thomas, William L. Thomas
  • Patent number: 7435176
    Abstract: A interactive wagering system is provided in which a user at user equipment may place electronic wagers with an interactive wagering application. The wagers may be horse race wagers. The interactive wagering application may handle wagers placed at multiple totalisators. The user may be provided with an opportunity to select a desired totalisator at which to place wagers or the interactive wagering application may automatically apply tote selection criteria to determine which of the multiple totalisators wagers are to be placed with. The user may review information on available odds and other information for each of the different totalisators. Automatic totalisator selection may be based on odds, tax consequences, licensing status, pool values, bulk benefits, user preference, available wager types, or other suitable criteria.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2008
    Assignee: ODS Properties, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard E McNutt, Masood Garahi, John R Hindman, Connie T Marshall, Douglas V Ramsey, William L Thomas
  • Publication number: 20080153579
    Abstract: Systems and processes for interactive off-track wagering are provided. A user reviews racing information and places bets using an off-track terminal. The user interactively selects a desired racetrack and race. Odds, pools, and payoff amounts may be viewed for a variety of complex wager types. To place a wager, the user selects a wager type, wager amount, and the desired runners. Account information can be reviewed. If desired, the user can transfer funds from a bank account to an account used for wagering. Racing videos can be viewed while the user reviews odds and places bets. Video clips of past races can be ordered. Related advertisements can be presented using text or video clips. Merchandise may be ordered interactively. Information regarding system usage may be gathered.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2007
    Publication date: June 26, 2008
    Inventors: Mark A. Brenner, Everett L. Devore, Ronald E. Dewell, Andrew T. Lucas, Richard E. McNutt, Mitch L. Neilson, Brent E. Perry, W. Scott Reneau, Kannan Srikanth, Jon C. Zaring
  • Patent number: 7229354
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for an interactive wagering application that restricts wagering access. The restrictions may be based on user-defined restrictions on the location of the user equipment or any other suitable criterion. The interactive wagering application may compare blackout information and user equipment location information. When blackout information and location information match, wagering access may be restricted. An interactive wagering system may verify that the user equipment is in a location where wagering is permitted. If verified, the user equipment may be granted a location verification token. The location verification token may indicate to the interactive wagering application that the user may be provided with wagering access. User-defined wagering restrictions may also be used to restrict wagering access.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2007
    Assignee: ODS Properties, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard E. McNutt, Connie T. Marshall, Masood Garahi, Douglas V. Ramsey
  • Patent number: 6837791
    Abstract: A interactive wagering system is provided in which a user at user equipment may place electronic wagers with an interactive wagering application. The wagers may be horse race wagers. The interactive wagering application may handle wagers placed at multiple totalizators. The user may be provided with an opportunity to select a desired totalizator at which to place wagers or the interactive wagering application may automatically apply tote selection criteria to determine which of the multiple totalizators wagers are to be placed with. The user may review information on available odds and other information for each of the different totalizators. Automatic totalizator selection may be based on odds, tax consequences, licensing status, pool values, bulk benefits, user preference, available wager types, or other suitable criteria.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2000
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2005
    Assignee: ODS Properties, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard E. McNutt, Masood Garahi, John R. Hindman, Connie T. Marshall, Douglas V. Ramsey, William L. Thomas
  • Publication number: 20040157660
    Abstract: An interactive wagering system is provided in which users may download electronic racing forms to electronic books. The content of the racing form may be directed toward horse racing. The racing form may be interactive. When a user selects an item from a racing form displayed on the electronic book, the user may be presented with additional information or interactive screens that provide racing-related services such as interactive wagering opportunities. The electronic book may be provided with updated racing data. The user may adjust delivery settings for the racing data. News flashes and other real-time reports may be provided to the electronic book. Such reports may be based on the user's preferences and the user's monitored interests. The electronic racing form may include racing data, racing articles, and advertisements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2004
    Publication date: August 12, 2004
    Applicant: ODS Properties, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter C. Boylan, Masood Garahi, Richard E. McNutt, John R. Hindman, William L. Thomas, Connie T. Marshall, Douglas V. Ramsey
  • Publication number: 20040147312
    Abstract: The present invention provides systems and methods for providing a user with the ability to submit a wager to a fixed-odds book or a pari-mutuel pool using an interactive wagering application. A conditional wagering option is provided. When the user selects a conditional wagering option, the interactive wagering application may automatically submit the wager to an alternative wager option (e.g., a fixed-odds book or a pari-mutuel pool) if the wager is rejected by the user's selected wager option. The interactive wagering application may notify the user of the status of the submitted wager.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2003
    Publication date: July 29, 2004
    Applicant: ODS Properties, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas L. Aronson, Richard E. McNutt
  • Patent number: 6712701
    Abstract: An interactive wagering system is provided in which users may download electronic racing forms to electronic books. The content of the racing form may be directed toward horse racing. The racing form may be interactive. When a user selects an item from a racing form displayed on the electronic book, the user may be presented with additional information or interactive screens that provide racing-related services such as interactive wagering opportunities. The electronic book may be provided with updated racing data. The user may adjust delivery settings for the racing data. News flashes and other real-time reports may be provided to the electronic book. Such reports may be based on the user's preferences and the user's monitored interests. The electronic racing form may include racing data, racing articles, and advertisements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2004
    Assignee: ODS Technologies, L.P.
    Inventors: Peter C. Boylan, III, Masood Garahi, Richard E. McNutt, John R. Hindman, William L. Thomas, Connie T. Marshall, Douglas V. Ramsey
  • Patent number: 6695701
    Abstract: The present invention provides systems and methods for providing a user with the ability to submit a wager to a fixed-odds book or a pari-mutuel pool using an interactive wagering application. A conditional wagering option is provided. When the user selects a conditional wagering option, the interactive wagering application may automatically submit the wager to an alternative wager option (e.g., a fixed-odds book or a pari-mutuel pool) if the wager is rejected by the user's selected wager option. The interactive wagering application may notify the user of the status of the submitted wager.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2004
    Assignee: ODS Properties, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas L. Aronson, Richard E. McNutt
  • Publication number: 20030144057
    Abstract: Systems and processes for interactive off-track wagering are provided. A user reviews racing information and places bets using an off-track terminal. The user interactively selects a desired racetrack and race. Odds, pools, and payoff amounts may be viewed for a variety of complex wager types. To place a wager, the user selects a wager type, wager amount, and the desired runners. Account information can be reviewed. If desired, the user can transfer funds from a bank account to an account used for wagering. Racing videos can be viewed while the user reviews odds and places bets. Video clips of past races can be ordered. Related advertisements can be presented using text or video clips. Merchandise may be ordered interactively. Information regarding system usage may be gathered.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2003
    Publication date: July 31, 2003
    Inventors: Mark A. Brenner, Everett L. Devore, Ronald E. Dewell, Andrew T. Lucas, Richard E. McNutt, Mitch L. Neilsen, Brent E. Perry, W. Scott Reneau, Kannan Srikanth, Jon C. Zaring
  • Patent number: 6554709
    Abstract: Systems and processes for interactive off-track wagering are provided. A user reviews racing information and places bets using an off-track terminal. The user interactively selects a desired racetrack and race. Odds, pools, and payoff amounts may be viewed for a variety of complex wager types. To place a wager, the user selects a wager type, wager amount, and the desired runners. Account information can be reviewed. If desired, the user can transfer funds from a bank account to an account used for wagering. Racing videos can be viewed while the user reviews odds and places bets. Video clips of past races can be ordered. Related advertisements can be presented using text or video clips. Merchandise may be ordered interactively. Information regarding system usage may be gathered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2003
    Assignee: ODS Properties, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark A. Brenner, Everett L. Devore, Ronald E. Dewell, Andrew T. Lucas, Richard E. McNutt, Mitch L. Neilsen, Brent E. Perry, W. Scott Reneau, Kannan Srikanth, Jon C. Zaring
  • Patent number: 6554708
    Abstract: Systems and processes for interactive off-track wagering are provided. A user reviews racing information and places bets using an off-track terminal. The user interactively selects a desired racetrack and race. Odds, pools, and payoff amounts may be viewed for a variety of complex wager types. To place a wager, the user selects a wager type, wager amount, and the desired runners. Account information can be reviewed. If desired, the user can transfer funds from a bank account to an account used for wagering. Racing videos can be viewed while the user reviews odds and places bets. Video clips of past races can be ordered. Related advertisements can be presented using text or video clips. Merchandise may be ordered interactively. Information regarding system usage may be gathered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2003
    Assignee: ODS Properties, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark A. Brenner, Everett L. Devore, Ronald E. Dewell, Andrew T. Lucas, Richard E. McNutt, Mitch L. Neilsen, Brent E. Perry, W. Scott Reneau, Kannan Srikanth, Jon C. Zaring
  • Publication number: 20020065566
    Abstract: The present invention provides systems and methods for providing a user with the ability to submit a wager to a fixed-odds book or a pari-mutuel pool using an interactive wagering application. A conditional wagering option is provided. When the user selects a conditional wagering option, the interactive wagering application may automatically submit the wager to an alternative wager option (e.g., a fixed-odds book or a pari-mutuel pool) if the wager is rejected by the user's selected wager option. The interactive wagering application may notify the user of the status of the submitted wager.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2001
    Publication date: May 30, 2002
    Applicant: ODS Properties, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas L. Aronson, Richard E. McNutt
  • Publication number: 20010047291
    Abstract: An interactive wagering application is provided that allows users to place parimutuel wagers on future events. An interactive wagering system may enable the user to place a wager on the future event by providing multiple wagering pools. When a future event wagering pool is closed, final odds and payouts may be determined for that wagering pool and a new wagering pool, for the same future event, may be made available. The interactive wagering application may also monitor the user's activities to create a user profile. The interactive wagering application may use the user profile to find future race events that may be of interest to the user. The interactive wagering application may also provide the user with the ability to search for future races according to the future race date, race name, or any other suitable criteria.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2001
    Publication date: November 29, 2001
    Inventors: Masood Garahi, John Hindman, Connie T. Marshall, Richard E. McNutt, James D. Oldham, Douglas V. Ramsey, Eric F. Stimmel, Jay D. Thomas, William L. Thomas
  • Publication number: 20010037211
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for an interactive wagering application that restricts wagering access. The restrictions may be based on user-defined restrictions on the location of the user equipment or any other suitable criterion. The interactive wagering application may compare blackout information and user equipment location information. When blackout information and location information match, wagering access may be restricted. An interactive wagering system may verify that the user equipment is in a location where wagering is permitted. If verified, the user equipment may be granted a location verification token. The location verification token may indicate to the interactive wagering application that the user may be provided with wagering access. User-defined wagering restrictions may also be used to restrict wagering access.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2001
    Publication date: November 1, 2001
    Inventors: Richard E. McNutt, Connie T. Marshall, Masood Garahi, Douglas V. Ramsey
  • Publication number: 20010036858
    Abstract: Systems and methods for recognizing preferred wagerers are provided. These systems and methods monitor wagerers using a wagering system, determine whether a wagerer is to be recognized, and, if so, provide an incentive to the wagerer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2001
    Publication date: November 1, 2001
    Applicant: ODS Properties, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard E. McNutt, Douglas V. Ramsey
  • Publication number: 20010037293
    Abstract: Interactive wagering systems and methods for automatically providing information related to wagering to a user are provided. An interactive wagering application may provide the user with information related to a wager that the user created for a specific race. Such information may be related to, for example, a wager that the user has placed or a wager that the user has refrained from placing. If the user has created and placed the wager, the interactive wagering application may automatically provide the user with the results of the wager after the race is completed. If the user has refrained from placing the wager, the interactive wagering application may automatically provide the user with the opportunity to place the wager before the start of the race.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2001
    Publication date: November 1, 2001
    Inventors: John R. Hindman, Richard E. McNutt, Connie T. Marshall