Patents by Inventor Steven Santisi

Steven Santisi 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: 11983990
    Abstract: A gaming system includes at least one processor configured to: receive, from a mobile computing device of a player, a digital image of the player captured during a gaming session of an electronic game; analyze the digital image using facial expression analysis techniques to determine a current emotional state of the player; categorize the current emotional state of the player, the categorizing includes a first state representing a desired emotional level; and transmit instructions to the mobile gaming device causing the mobile computing device to initiate a game session action during the gaming session when the current emotional state is not the desired emotional level, the game session action is configured to cause the player to transition to the desired emotional level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: Aristocrat Technologies Australia Pty Limited
    Inventors: Gregory Paul Schwartz, Steven Santisi, Craig Paulsen
  • Patent number: 11972659
    Abstract: A system includes a casino management server and an electronic casino device that includes a beacon configured to wirelessly communicate with personal devices of players. The device transmits a request for a custom beacon ID to the casino management server, receives the custom beacon ID from the casino management server in response to the request; and configures the beacon with the custom beacon ID, thereby broadcasting the custom beacon ID to the personal device of the player. The server receives, from the personal device of the player, a pairing request that includes a received beacon ID as received by the personal device based on the broadcasting, validates that the received beacon ID matches the custom beacon ID, stores a valid association between the personal device of the player and the electronic casino device; and authorizes connected actions to be performed by the personal device based on the association.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2024
    Assignee: Aristocrat Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Angelo Palmisano, Eric Taylor, Steven Santisi
  • Patent number: 11961053
    Abstract: A delivery robot includes a propulsion system, a storage area arranged to contain at least one item for delivery, a wireless interface, a memory device, and a processor. The processor is configured to receive, from a robot management system (RMS) and via the wireless interface, a delivery request, wherein the delivery request identifies at least the item contained within the storage area, a delivery location, and a recipient. The processor is also configured to control the propulsion system to navigate the delivery robot to the delivery location in response to receiving the delivery request, receive an authentication credential from the recipient, authenticate the recipient based upon the authentication credential, and in response to authenticating the recipient, control the storage area to provide the at least one item contained within the storage area to the recipient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: Aristocrat Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Michelle Cupersmith, Victor Blanco, Eric Taylor, Steven Santisi
  • Patent number: 11954652
    Abstract: A robot is described. The robot includes a camera device, a memory device, and a processor configured to execute instructions stored in the memory device. The instructions, when executed by the processor, cause the processor to receive an input prompting the robot to navigate to a location in a venue for providing photo services with the camera device and cause the robot to navigate to the location. The instructions further cause the processor to capture, by the camera device, at least one photo at the location and provide access to a copy of the at least one photo to an authorized person.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: Aristocrat Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Michelle Cupersmith, Victor Blanco, Frank Rodriguez, Rajendrasinh Jadeja, Steven Santisi, Eric Taylor
  • Publication number: 20240105021
    Abstract: Innovations in game design features of an electronic gaming device are presented. Groups of players can be defined that may win an award that is also available to non-group based players. If the award is won by a group-based player, the award can be distributed to at least a portion of the group members in addition to the player who won the award. A group profile can define criteria for group membership, awards associated with the group, how awards will be distributed among the group, and how and when groups can be altered. Groups can be associated with awards other than those associated with gaming activity. In addition, a value of a gaming award can be increased based on non-gaming activity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2023
    Publication date: March 28, 2024
    Inventors: Steven Santisi, T. Grant Bolling, JR.
  • Publication number: 20240070623
    Abstract: A kiosk robot includes a propulsion system configured to allow the kiosk robot to move within an operations venue, a wireless interface configured to allow wireless networked communication between the kiosk robot and a wireless network, a touchscreen display device, a memory device, and a processor. The robot is configured to receive, from a robot management system (RMS) and via the wireless interface, a relocation request identifying a service location within the operations venue and at which the kiosk robot is to provide kiosk functionality, in response to receiving the relocation request, control the propulsion system to navigate the kiosk robot to the service location, and provide a kiosk graphical user interface (GUI) using the touchscreen display device, the kiosk GUI provides kiosk functionality to a user at the service location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2023
    Publication date: February 29, 2024
    Inventors: Michelle Cupersmith, Victor Blanco, Steven Santisi, Eric Taylor
  • Patent number: 11887439
    Abstract: Innovations in game design features of an electronic gaming device are presented. Groups of players can be defined that may win an award that is also available to non-group based players. If the award is won by a group-based player, the award can be distributed to at least a portion of the group members in addition to the player who won the award. A group profile can define criteria for group membership, awards associated with the group, how awards will be distributed among the group, and how and when groups can be altered. Groups can be associated with awards other than those associated with gaming activity. In addition, a value of a gaming award can be increased based on non-gaming activity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: Aristocrat Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven Santisi, T. Grant Bolling, Jr.
  • Patent number: 11847618
    Abstract: A kiosk robot includes a propulsion system configured to allow the kiosk robot to move within an operations venue, a wireless interface configured to allow wireless networked communication between the kiosk robot and a wireless network, a touchscreen display device, a memory device, and a processor. The robot is configured to receive, from a robot management system (RMS) and via the wireless interface, a relocation request identifying a service location within the operations venue and at which the kiosk robot is to provide kiosk functionality, in response to receiving the relocation request, control the propulsion system to navigate the kiosk robot to the service location, and provide a kiosk graphical user interface (GUI) using the touchscreen display device, the kiosk GUI provides kiosk functionality to a user at the service location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2023
    Assignee: Aristocrat Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Michelle Cupersmith, Victor Blanco, Steven Santisi, Eric Taylor
  • Patent number: 11783667
    Abstract: An electronic gaming system including a casino management server and an electronic casino device is described. The electronic casino device includes a beacon configured to wirelessly communicate with end user devices (EUDs) of players and a processor. The processor executes instructions which cause the processor to transmit a request for a custom beacon ID, receive the custom beacon ID, and cause the beacon to wirelessly transmit the custom beacon ID to the EUD. The casino management server is configured to receive a connection request and validate that the received beacon ID matches the custom beacon ID. The casino management server is further configured to receive instructions from the EUD such that the player plays a game operated on the electronic casino device by physically interacting with the EUD, wherein the instructions received from the EUD include a low-bandwidth instruction including no more than two bytes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2023
    Assignee: Aristocrat Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric Taylor, Steven Santisi, Angelo Palmisano, John Dawson, III, Damian Tarnawsky, Rajendrasinh Jadeja, Bruce Urban, Joseph Kaminkow, Craig Paulsen
  • Patent number: 11699560
    Abstract: A button deck includes a substrate and a two-part non-penetrating pushbutton assembly with an upper portion positioned on an upper surface of the substrate and a lower portion positioned on a lower surface of the substrate. The upper portion includes a button face positioned in a button frame that is coupled to the upper surface of the substrate. The button face is configured to be pressed to move within the button frame toward the upper surface of the substrate. The upper portion and the lower portion are configured to work together to provide a signal to an EGM that the button face has been pressed. The pushbutton assembly is non-penetrating because it does not provide any penetration points through the substrate of the button deck.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2023
    Assignee: Aristocrat Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Garrett Hill, Samuel Villanueva, Donald Redding, Steven Santisi
  • Publication number: 20230090862
    Abstract: A robot management system (RMS) includes a plurality of service robots deployed within an operations venue that includes a plurality of gaming devices, an operator terminal presenting a graphical user interface (GUI) to an operator, and a robot management system server (RMS server) configured in networked communication with the plurality of service robots. The RMS server is configured to: identify location data for the service robots; create an interactive overlay map of the operations venue that includes a static map of the operations venue, overlay data showing the location data of the plurality of service robots over the static map, and an interactive icon for each service robot of the plurality of service robots; display, via the GUI, the overlay map; receive a first input indicating a selection of a first interactive icon associated with a first service robot; and display current status information associated with the first service robot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2022
    Publication date: March 23, 2023
    Inventors: Michelle Cupersmith, Victor Blanco, Donovan Meyer, Frank Rodriguez, Rajendrasinh Jadeja, Steven Santisi, Eric Taylor
  • Patent number: 11532205
    Abstract: A robot management system (RMS) includes a plurality of service robots deployed within an operations venue that includes a plurality of gaming devices, an operator terminal presenting a graphical user interface (GUI) to an operator, and a robot management system server (RMS server) configured in networked communication with the plurality of service robots. The RMS server is configured to: identify location data for the service robots; create an interactive overlay map of the operations venue that includes a static map of the operations venue, overlay data showing the location data of the plurality of service robots over the static map, and an interactive icon for each service robot of the plurality of service robots; display, via the GUI, the overlay map; receive a first input indicating a selection of a first interactive icon associated with a first service robot; and display current status information associated with the first service robot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2022
    Assignee: Aristocrat Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Michelle Cupersmith, Victor Blanco, Donovan Meyer, Frank Rodriguez, Rajendrasinh Jadeja, Steven Santisi, Eric Taylor
  • Publication number: 20220383696
    Abstract: A system includes a casino management server and an electronic casino device that includes a beacon configured to wirelessly communicate with personal devices of players. The device transmits a request for a custom beacon ID to the casino management server, receives the custom beacon ID from the casino management server in response to the request; and configures the beacon with the custom beacon ID, thereby broadcasting the custom beacon ID to the personal device of the player. The server receives, from the personal device of the player, a pairing request that includes a received beacon ID as received by the personal device based on the broadcasting, validates that the received beacon ID matches the custom beacon ID, stores a valid association between the personal device of the player and the electronic casino device; and authorizes connected actions to be performed by the personal device based on the association.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2022
    Publication date: December 1, 2022
    Inventors: Angelo Palmisano, Eric Taylor, Steven Santisi
  • Publication number: 20220359141
    Abstract: A button deck includes a substrate and a two-part non-penetrating pushbutton assembly with an upper portion positioned on an upper surface of the substrate and a lower portion positioned on a lower surface of the substrate. The upper portion includes a button face positioned in a button frame that is coupled to the upper surface of the substrate. The button face is configured to be pressed to move within the button frame toward the upper surface of the substrate. The upper portion and the lower portion are configured to work together to provide a signal to an EGM that the button face has been pressed. The pushbutton assembly is non-penetrating because it does not provide any penetration points through the substrate of the button deck.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2021
    Publication date: November 10, 2022
    Inventors: Garrett Hill, Samuel Villanueva, Donald Redding, Steven Santisi
  • Patent number: 11488441
    Abstract: A system includes a casino management server and an electronic casino device that includes a beacon configured to wirelessly communicate with personal devices of players. The device transmits a request for a custom beacon ID to the casino management server, receives the custom beacon ID from the casino management server in response to the request; and configures the beacon with the custom beacon ID, thereby broadcasting the custom beacon ID to the personal device of the player. The server receives, from the personal device of the player, a pairing request that includes a received beacon ID as received by the personal device based on the broadcasting, validates that the received beacon ID matches the custom beacon ID, stores a valid association between the personal device of the player and the electronic casino device; and authorizes connected actions to be performed by the personal device based on the association.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: Aristocrat Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Angelo Palmisano, Eric Taylor, Steven Santisi
  • Patent number: 11423738
    Abstract: A system includes a casino management server and an electronic casino device that includes a beacon configured to wirelessly communicate with personal devices of players. The device transmits a request for a custom beacon ID to the casino management server, receives the custom beacon ID from the casino management server in response to the request; and configures the beacon with the custom beacon ID, thereby broadcasting the custom beacon ID to the personal device of the player. The server receives, from the personal device of the player, a pairing request that includes a received beacon ID as received by the personal device based on the broadcasting, validates that the received beacon ID matches the custom beacon ID, stores a valid association between the personal device of the player and the electronic casino device; and authorizes connected actions to be performed by the personal device based on the association.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: Aristocrat Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Angelo Palmisano, Eric Taylor, Steven Santisi
  • Publication number: 20220215719
    Abstract: A gaming system includes at least one processor configured to: receive, from a mobile computing device of a player, a digital image of the player captured during a gaming session of an electronic game; analyze the digital image using facial expression analysis techniques to determine a current emotional state of the player; categorize the current emotional state of the player, the categorizing includes a first state representing a desired emotional level; and transmit instructions to the mobile gaming device causing the mobile computing device to initiate a game session action during the gaming session when the current emotional state is not the desired emotional level, the game session action is configured to cause the player to transition to the desired emotional level.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2022
    Publication date: July 7, 2022
    Inventors: Gregory Paul Schwartz, Steven Santisi, Craig Paulsen
  • Publication number: 20220180700
    Abstract: An electronic gaming system including a casino management server and an electronic casino device is described. The electronic casino device includes a beacon configured to wirelessly communicate with end user devices (EUDs) of players and a processor. The processor executes instructions which cause the processor to transmit a request for a custom beacon ID, receive the custom beacon ID, and cause the beacon to wirelessly transmit the custom beacon ID to the EUD. The casino management server is configured to receive a connection request and validate that the received beacon ID matches the custom beacon ID. The casino management server is further configured to receive instructions from the EUD such that the player plays a game operated on the electronic casino device by physically interacting with the EUD, wherein the instructions received from the EUD include a low-bandwidth instruction including no more than two bytes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2022
    Publication date: June 9, 2022
    Inventors: Eric Taylor, Steven Santisi, Angelo Palmisano, John Dawson, III, Damian Tarnawsky, Rajendrasinh Jadeja, Bruce Urban, Joseph Kaminkow, Craig Paulsen
  • Patent number: D1016918
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: ARISTOCRAT TECHNOLOGIES AUSTRALIA PTY LIMITED
    Inventor: Steven Santisi
  • Patent number: D1023157
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: ARISTOCRAT TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (ATI)
    Inventor: Steven Santisi