Patents by Inventor Robert C. Strader

Robert C. Strader 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: 20190287341
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present disclosure provide a gaming system and method providing a plurality of different player-selectable wager alternatives if a credit balance of a player is less than a designated wager amount (such as a cost to cover a play of a wagering game or a maximum wager amount for the play of the wagering game) and greater than or equal to a lowest eligible credit balance (such as 1 credit). Generally, selecting one of the different wager alternatives when the player's remaining credit balance is less than the designated wager amount and greater than or equal to the lowest eligible wager amount enables the player to utilize the player's remaining credit balance (or any suitable portion thereof) in a manner that is different than, separate from, and in addition to wagering on one or more plays of the wagering game.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2019
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Inventors: Arthur A. Donavan, Christian D. Gerchak, Stephen M. Abbamonte, Kenneth J. McAll, Christopher P. Strader, Christopher W. Ginac, Timothy C. Hare, Amanda M. Tremblay, Dave W. Mueller, Xin Yu, Robert W. Maddox, Gianpaulo M. Sorreta
  • Patent number: 10319186
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present disclosure provide a gaming system and method providing a plurality of different player-selectable wager alternatives if a credit balance of a player is less than a designated wager amount (such as a cost to cover a play of a wagering game or a maximum wager amount for the play of the wagering game) and greater than or equal to a lowest eligible credit balance (such as 1 credit). Generally, selecting one of the different wager alternatives when the player's remaining credit balance is less than the designated wager amount and greater than or equal to the lowest eligible wager amount enables the player to utilize the player's remaining credit balance (or any suitable portion thereof) in a manner that is different than, separate from, and in addition to wagering on one or more plays of the wagering game.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: IGT
    Inventors: Arthur A. Donavan, Christian D. Gerchak, Stephen M. Abbamonte, Kenneth J. McAll, Christopher P. Strader, Christopher W. Ginac, Timothy C. Hare, Amanda M. Tremblay, Dave W. Mueller, Xin Yu, Robert W. Maddox, Gianpaulo M. Sorreta
  • Patent number: 5113502
    Abstract: A communications system for industrial controllers includes interface controllers which implement a remote command capability. The remote command feature allows conventional communications commands to be saved at a responding interface controller in a remote command table and performed at a later time. A "SAVE" type remote command includes an ID field and an embedded command. The embedded command is stored in the remote command table at a location corresponding to the ID field. The ID field is used to access the embedded command in subsequent remote commands. A "PERFORM" type remote command contains a string of ID's, which indicates which saved commands are to be performed and the order in which to perform them. When a PERFORM command is received, the conventional command stored in the remote command table is recalled and transmitted onto a communications network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 1990
    Date of Patent: May 12, 1992
    Assignee: Allen-Bradley Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard A. Merrill, Bruce L. Crockett, Robert C. Strader
  • Patent number: 4942552
    Abstract: A communications system for industrial controllers includes interface controllers which implement a remote command capability. The remote command feature allows conventional communications commands to be saved at a responding interface controller in a remote command table and performed at a later time. A "SAVE" type remote command includes an ID field and an embedded command. The embedded command is stored in the remote command table at a location corresponding to the ID field. The ID field is used to access the embedded command in subsequent remote commands. A "PERFORM" type remote command contains a string of ID's, which indicates which saved commands are to be performed and the order in which to perform them. When a PERFORM command is received, the conventional command stored in the remote command table is recalled and transmitted onto a communications network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 1986
    Date of Patent: July 17, 1990
    Assignee: Allen-Bradley Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard A. Merrill, Bruce L. Crockett, Robert C. Strader