Patents by Inventor Richard W. Poole

Richard W. Poole 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: 7780517
    Abstract: An operator configurable cash out menu that is displayed when a player presses the cash out button of a gaming device. The present invention provides for more flexible cash outs than in known gaming systems, wherein the player can select one or more methods of payment. The player can select an amount of money to be transferred to a casino account. The player can also select an amount of money to issue on a ticket that the gaming device prints and provides to the player, whereby the player can redeem the ticket for cash. The present invention also enables the player to select different amounts of money to cash out. The player can choose: (i) to have some or all of the amount transferred to the casino account; (ii) to have some or all of the amount issue as cash printed on a ticket; or (iii) to have some be transferred to the account and some issue on a ticket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2010
    Assignee: IGT
    Inventors: Mohammad Ali Saffari, Richard W. Poole, Larry R. Hollibaugh, Bryan D. Wolf
  • Patent number: 6835134
    Abstract: The present invention is an operator configurable cash out menu that is displayed when a player presses the cash out button of a gaming device. The present invention provides for more flexible cash outs than in known gaming systems, wherein the player can select one or more methods of payment. The player can select an amount of coins to issue from a coin payout tray. The player can also select an amount of money to issue on a ticket that the gaming device prints and provides to the player, whereby the player can redeem the ticket for cash. The present invention also enables the player to select different amounts of money to cash out. The player can choose: (i) to have some or all of the amount issue as coins from the coin payout tray; (ii) to have some or all of the amount issue as cash printed on a ticket; or (iii) to have some issue as coins and some issue as cash printed on a ticket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2004
    Assignee: IGT
    Inventors: Richard W. Poole, Larry R. Hollibaugh
  • Publication number: 20040204233
    Abstract: An operator configurable cash out menu that is displayed when a player presses the cash out button of a gaming device. The present invention provides for more flexible cash outs than in known gaming systems, wherein the player can select one or more methods of payment. The player can select an amount of money to be transferred to a casino account. The player can also select an amount of money to issue on a ticket that the gaming device prints and provides to the player, whereby the player can redeem the ticket for cash. The present invention also enables the player to select different amounts of money to cash out. The player can choose: (i) to have some or all of the amount transferred to the casino account; (ii) to have some or all of the amount issue as cash printed on a ticket; or (iii) to have some be transferred to the account and some issue on a ticket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2004
    Publication date: October 14, 2004
    Inventors: Mohammad Ali Saffari, Richard W. Poole, Larry R. Hollibaugh, Bryan D. Wolf
  • Publication number: 20040077396
    Abstract: A game for a gaming device which involves using reels for more than one purpose. The gaming device uses reels to display and determine outcomes, such as awards and penalties. The game also uses the same reels to perform exhibitions for the player. As exhibitions, the reels can be animated, used to form a background screen for exhibitions or used for any combination thereof. This type of game increases player entertainment and excitement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2003
    Publication date: April 22, 2004
    Inventors: Richard W. Poole, Joseph E. Kaminkow
  • Patent number: 6702675
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a game for a gaming device which involves using reels for more than one purpose. The gaming device uses reels to display and determine outcomes, such as awards and penalties. The game also uses the same reels to perform exhibitions for the player. As exhibitions, the reels can be animated, used to form a background screen for exhibitions or used for any combination thereof. This type of game increases player entertainment and excitement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2004
    Assignee: IGT
    Inventors: Richard W. Poole, Joseph E. Kaminkow
  • Publication number: 20030195036
    Abstract: The present invention is an operator configurable cash out menu that is displayed when a player presses the cash out button of a gaming device. The present invention provides for more flexible cash outs than in known gaming systems, wherein the player can select one or more methods of payment. The player can select an amount of coins to issue from a coin payout tray. The player can also select an amount of money to issue on a ticket that the gaming device prints and provides to the player, whereby the player can redeem the ticket for cash. The present invention also enables the player to select different amounts of money to cash out. The player can choose: (i) to have some or all of the amount issue as coins from the coin payout tray; (ii) to have some or all of the amount issue as cash printed on a ticket; or (iii) to have some issue as coins and some issue as cash printed on a ticket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2003
    Publication date: October 16, 2003
    Inventors: Richard W. Poole, Larry R. Hollibaugh
  • Patent number: 6579179
    Abstract: The present invention is an operator configurable cash out menu that is displayed when a player presses the cash out button of a gaming device. The present invention provides for more flexible cash outs than in known gaming systems, wherein the player can select one or more methods of payment. The player can select an amount of coins to issue from a coin payout tray. The player can also select an amount of money to issue on a ticket that the gaming device prints and provides to the player, whereby the player can redeem the ticket for cash. The present invention also enables the player to select different amounts of money to cash out. The player can choose: (i) to have some or all of the amount issue as coins from the coin payout tray; (ii) to have some or all of the amount issue as cash printed on a ticket; or (iii) to have some issue as coins and some issue as cash printed on a ticket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2003
    Assignee: IGT
    Inventors: Richard W. Poole, Larry R. Hollibaugh
  • Patent number: 6375570
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a game for a gaming device which involves using reels for more than one purpose. The gaming device uses reels to display and determine outcomes, such as awards and penalties. The game also uses the same reels to perform exhibitions for the player. As exhibitions, the reels can be animated, used to form a background screen for exhibitions or used for any combination thereof. This type of game increases player entertainment and excitement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2002
    Assignee: IGT
    Inventor: Richard W. Poole
  • Publication number: 20020045482
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a game for a gaming device which involves using reels for more than one purpose. The gaming device uses reels to display and determine outcomes, such as awards and penalties. The game also uses the same reels to perform exhibitions for the player. As exhibitions, the reels can be animated, used to form a background screen for exhibitions or used for any combination thereof. This type of game increases player entertainment and excitement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2001
    Publication date: April 18, 2002
    Inventor: Richard W. Poole
  • Publication number: 20020045476
    Abstract: The present invention is an operator configurable cash out menu that is displayed when a player presses the cash out button of a gaming device. The present invention provides for more flexible cash outs than in known gaming systems, wherein the player can select one or more methods of payment. The player can select an amount of coins to issue from a coin payout tray. The player can also select an amount of money to issue on a ticket that the gaming device prints and provides to the player, whereby the player can redeem the ticket for cash. The present invention also enables the player to select different amounts of money to cash out. The player can choose: (i) to have some or all of the amount issue as coins from the coin payout tray; (ii) to have some or all of the amount issue as cash printed on a ticket; or (iii) to have some issue as coins and some issue as cash printed on a ticket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2001
    Publication date: April 18, 2002
    Inventors: Richard W. Poole, Larry R. Hollibaugh