Patents by Inventor Robert Guinn

Robert Guinn 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: 20190272708
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices are provided for validating player entitlement to a complimentary award or service (such as a complementary beverage), such as in a gaming establishment, and/or facilitating the patron's direct payment for such. A validation module at a gaming machine may indicate an award of a free drink or other comp to a player based upon meeting certain criteria, such as levels of wagering. A player might alternately purchase voucher at a gaming machine or kiosk and then use the voucher as payment for the drink.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2019
    Publication date: September 5, 2019
    Inventor: Robert Guinn
  • Patent number: 9633509
    Abstract: A gaming method and device includes a game, at least one non-qualifying outcome in the game, and at least one qualifying outcome in the game, wherein a player qualifies for a multi-player tournament to be held in the future when the player achieves the at least one qualifying outcome.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: IGT
    Inventors: Lee E. Cannon, Mick D. Roemer, Robert Guinn, Michael J. Mitchell
  • Publication number: 20160027254
    Abstract: A gaming method and device includes a game, at least one non-qualifying outcome in the game, and at least one qualifying outcome in the game, wherein a player qualifies for a multi-player tournament to be held in the future when the player achieves the at least one qualifying outcome.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2015
    Publication date: January 28, 2016
    Inventors: Lee E. Cannon, Mick D. Roemer, Robert Guinn, Michael J. Mitchell
  • Patent number: 9165429
    Abstract: A gaming method and device includes a game, at least one non-qualifying outcome in the game, and at least one qualifying outcome in the game, wherein a player qualifies for a multi-player tournament to be held in the future when the player achieves the at least one qualifying outcome.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: IGT
    Inventors: Lee E. Cannon, Mick D. Roemer, Robert Guinn, Michael J. Mitchell
  • Patent number: 9111416
    Abstract: A gaming method and device includes a game, at least one non-qualifying outcome in the game, and at least one qualifying outcome in the game, wherein a player qualifies for a multi-player tournament to be held in the future when the player achieves the at least one qualifying outcome.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Assignee: IGT
    Inventors: Lee E. Cannon, Mick D. Roemer, Robert Guinn, Michael J. Mitchell
  • Publication number: 20140179417
    Abstract: A gaming method and device includes a game, at least one non-qualifying outcome in the game, and at least one qualifying outcome in the game, wherein a player qualifies for a multi-player tournament to be held in the future when the player achieves the at least one qualifying outcome.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2014
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Applicant: IGT
    Inventors: Lee E. Cannon, Mick D. Roemer, Robert Guinn, Michael J. Mitchell
  • Patent number: 8690661
    Abstract: A gaming method and device includes a game, at least one non-qualifying outcome in the game, and at least one qualifying outcome in the game, wherein a player qualifies for a multi-player tournament to be held in the future when the player achieves the at least one qualifying outcome.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: IGT
    Inventors: Lee E. Cannon, Mick D. Roemer, Robert Guinn, Michael J. Mitchell
  • Publication number: 20140066186
    Abstract: A gaming method and device includes a game, at least one non-qualifying outcome in the game, and at least one qualifying outcome in the game, wherein a player qualifies for a multi-player tournament to be held in the future when the player achieves the at least one qualifying outcome.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2013
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Applicant: IGT
    Inventors: Lee E. Cannon, Mick D. Roemer, Robert Guinn, Michael J. Mitchell
  • Publication number: 20130237314
    Abstract: A gaming method and device includes a game, at least one non-qualifying outcome in the game, and at least one qualifying outcome in the game, wherein a player qualifies for a multi-player tournament to be held in the future when the player achieves the at least one qualifying outcome.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2013
    Publication date: September 12, 2013
    Applicant: IGT
    Inventors: Lee E. Cannon, Mick D. Roemer, Robert Guinn, Michael J. Mitchell
  • Patent number: 8430736
    Abstract: A gaming method and device includes a game, at least one non-qualifying outcome in the game, and at least one qualifying outcome in the game, wherein a player qualifies for a multi-player tournament to be held in the future when the player achieves the at least one qualifying outcome.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2013
    Assignee: IGT
    Inventors: Lee E Cannon, Mick D Roemer, Robert Guinn, Michael J Mitchell
  • Patent number: 8419526
    Abstract: Gaming devices dispense tickets which are unrelated to a player's success on a particular game played on a gaming device or to the player's credits on a credit meter or other “cash out” indicator. The gaming devices provide gaming awards and also provide tickets. Other methods provide tickets during the play of wagering games. Still other embodiments comprise lottery terminals which dispense tickets other than those purchased by a lottery patron or won on a purchased lottery ticket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Assignee: IGT
    Inventors: Lee E. Cannon, Mike Maroney, Robert Guinn, Mick D. Roemer, William R. Adams, Jason DeGrandmaison
  • Publication number: 20120330696
    Abstract: Among other things, through an online site, owners of assets and borrowers of assets can arrange sharing transactions with respect to the assets. Online confirmation is provided to the owners and the borrowers that the arranged sharing transactions have been covered by insurance. Completion of the arranged sharing transactions is managed using information from electronic devices associated with the assets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2012
    Publication date: December 27, 2012
    Inventors: SHELBY CLARK, GUS HOLCOMB, DAVID BROOK, TARA REEVES, NABEEL AL-KADY, JONAH BLISS, ROBERT GUINN
  • Patent number: 8328632
    Abstract: Gaming devices dispense tickets which are unrelated to a player's success on a particular game played on a gaming device or to the player's credits on a credit meter or other “cash out” indicator. The gaming devices provide gaming awards and also provide tickets. Other methods provide tickets during the play of wagering games. Still other embodiments comprise lottery terminals which dispense tickets other than those purchased by a lottery patron or won on a purchased lottery ticket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: IGT
    Inventors: Lee E. Cannon, Mike Maroney, Robert Guinn, Mick D. Roemer, William R. Adams
  • Publication number: 20120077560
    Abstract: Gaming devices dispense tickets which are unrelated to a player's success on a particular game played on a gaming device or to the player's credits on a credit meter or other “cash out” indicator. The gaming devices provide gaming awards and also provide tickets. Other methods provide tickets during the play of wagering games. Still other embodiments comprise lottery terminals which dispense tickets other than those purchased by a lottery patron or won on a purchased lottery ticket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2011
    Publication date: March 29, 2012
    Applicant: IGT
    Inventors: Lee E. CANNON, Mike MARONEY, Robert GUINN, Mick D. ROEMER, William R. ADAMS
  • Publication number: 20120009994
    Abstract: A gaming method and device includes a game, at least one non-qualifying outcome in the game, and at least one qualifying outcome in the game, wherein a player qualifies for a multi-player tournament to be held in the future when the player achieves the at least one qualifying outcome.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2011
    Publication date: January 12, 2012
    Applicant: IGT
    Inventors: Lee E Cannon, Mick D. Roemer, Robert Guinn, Michael J. Mitchell
  • Patent number: 8070598
    Abstract: An embodiment of the invention includes an RF fob with an embedded identifier. The fob transmits a signal that is received by one of a plurality of games which recognizes the identifier and thus identifies the player who holds the fob. Several discrete remote gaming locations are connected to a central location where player information is stored and maintained. When a player scans his fob at a game at any remote location connected to the central location, the identifier is transmitted to the central location and player information is transmitted to the game. The player can begin play, accumulating points on his/her account reflective of his or her gaming activity. The player can also redeem points for cash at the game itself without third-party assistance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2011
    Assignee: E-T-T, LLC
    Inventors: Robert Guinn, Jr., Patrick Schmit
  • Patent number: 8070590
    Abstract: Gaming devices dispense tickets which are unrelated to a player's success on a particular game played on a gaming device or to the player's credits on a credit meter or other “cash out”indicator. The gaming devices provide gaming awards and also provide tickets. Other methods provide tickets during the play of wagering games. Still other embodiments comprise lottery terminals which dispense tickets other than those purchased by a lottery patron or won on a purchased lottery ticket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2011
    Assignee: IGT
    Inventors: Lee E. Cannon, Mike Maroney, Robert Guinn, Mick D. Roemer, William R. Adams
  • Patent number: 8043157
    Abstract: A gaming method and device includes a game, at least one non-qualifying outcome in the game, and at least one qualifying outcome in the game, wherein a player qualifies for a multi-player tournament to be held in the future when the player achieves the at least one qualifying outcome.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2011
    Assignee: IGT
    Inventors: Lee E. Cannon, Mick D. Roemer, Robert Guinn, Michael J. Mitchell
  • Publication number: 20110213629
    Abstract: Among other things, through an online site, owners of assets and borrowers of assets can arrange sharing transactions with respect to the assets. Online confirmation is provided to the owners and the borrowers that the arranged sharing transactions have been covered by insurance. Completion of the arranged sharing transactions is managed using information from electronic devices associated with the assets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2011
    Publication date: September 1, 2011
    Inventors: Shelby Clark, Gus Holcomb, David Brook, Tara Reeves, Nabeel Al-Kady, Jonah Bliss, Robert Guinn
  • Patent number: 7976389
    Abstract: A tournament gaming system is disclosed including one or more gaming machines programmed for play of at least one tournament game. A plurality of gaming machines may be linked for tournament play, as through a host computer. Qualification for tournament play may be, at least in part, effectuated through participation in one or more primary games at a gaming machine programmed for tournament play. Tournament games may be conducted at a predetermined minimum rate of play. Variable rates of play responsive to specific game outcomes during tournament games are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2011
    Assignee: IGT
    Inventors: Lee E. Cannon, Robert Guinn