Patents by Inventor Timothy C. Loose

Timothy C. Loose 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: 10410471
    Abstract: A gaming system for conducting a multi-player wagering game includes a multi-touch table surface that is touched by a handheld electronic wager input device (EWID) carried by a player for placing wagers on a wagering game displayed on the multi-touch table surface. Each EWID carried by a player has an associated unique identification code, which is linked to the respective player's account. Players indicate an amount to be wagered by touching the EWID to designated wager amount areas, then place the wager by touching the EWID to a designated wagering area. Because each EWID is uniquely associable with distinct player accounts, the gaming system can support any number of players placing wagers. The funds remain safe in the player account and no funds are stored on the EWID. Only the identification code is detected, which is compared with the associated player account before allowing that player to place wagers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Bally Gaming, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark B. Gagner, Timothy T. Gronkowski, Paul M. Lesley, Timothy C. Loose, Jim Motyl, James M. Rasmussen, Victor T. Shi, Alfred Thomas, Jesse Smith
  • Patent number: 10395465
    Abstract: In some embodiments a wagering game system comprises a personal area network device configured to render media content including results of a wagering game. The system can include a wagering game machine configured to determine and provide the wagering game results to the personal area network device. The wagering game machine can include a personal area network device transceiver configured to exchange data with the personal area network device, the data including the wagering game results, and a personal area network controller configured to detect the personal area network device, to procure an identification code for the personal area network device without player input, and to authenticate the personal area network device by use of the identification code. The system can also include a repository configured to store the identification code in association with a player identifier and to provide the identification code to the wagering game machine upon request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: BALLY GAMING, INC.
    Inventors: Michael R. Bytnar, Mark B. Gagner, Timothy C. Loose, Larry J. Pacey, Scott H. Schulhof
  • Patent number: 10325446
    Abstract: A visually uniform multi-level, multi-sectioned deck for a gaming machine player interface is disclosed. Sections of the interface are configured with modular panel assemblies having corresponding sets of electronic components. The panel assemblies may be exchanged to customize and flexibly configure the player interface. The deck includes partitions housing individual modular panel assemblies engaged via mated fastener components, shielding visibility of the installed electronic components from the player position until activated. A plurality of the modular panel assemblies, each having distinct and functional sets of electronic components, are available for engagement in each of the partitions of the deck.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Bally Gaming, Inc.
    Inventors: Christian Louis Castro, Robert James Glenn, II, Paul Michael Lesley, Timothy C. Loose
  • Patent number: 10207187
    Abstract: A sound system presenting audio that supplements multi-player game-play in which multiple views of a 3D game object as seen from different viewpoints are simultaneously displayed. The audio includes audio characteristics responsive to behaviors of the 3D game object and depict a focus direction associated with respective behaviors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Bally Gaming, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven J. Zoloto, Joseph Gordon Marcus, Edward G. Brunell, Michael P. Connelly, Nicholas Matthew Garoufalis, Timothy C. Loose
  • Publication number: 20190043304
    Abstract: A gaming machine includes a gaming cabinet, an electronic display device, a masked area, a light source, and a diffused lighting area. The display device is within a cabinet enclosure and has an active area with an image surface, which is defined by a plurality of active edges and is configured to display images of a casino wagering game. The masked area is adjacent to the active area and lacks any display of the images of the casino wagering game. The light source is concealed from view relative to a player position and emits an initial light. The diffused lighting area is adjacent to the masked area, extends to overlap the adjacent peripheral edge of the cabinet enclosure, and includes a single diffuser that receives the initial light and transmits it towards the player.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2018
    Publication date: February 7, 2019
    Inventors: Christian L. CASTRO, Nicholas M. GAROUFALIS, Robert J. GLENN, II, Paul M. LESLEY, Timothy C. LOOSE, Brian J. GOLDSTEIN
  • Patent number: 10166474
    Abstract: A multi-player gaming system includes a reflective display assembly that presents multiple views of a 3D game object as seen from different viewpoints. The reflective display assembly includes a plurality of reflectors the each reflect an image of the 3D game object toward a respective position disposed around the gaming system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Bally Gaming, Inc.
    Inventors: Nicholas Matthew Garoufalis, Robert James Glenn, II, Paul Michael Lesley, Timothy C. Loose
  • Publication number: 20180330568
    Abstract: An emotive lighting system creates volumetric lighting effects with a plurality of point light sources. The plurality of point light sources may be disposed on a plane and are viewable through a lenticular lens disposed a different, non-parallel plane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2018
    Publication date: November 15, 2018
    Inventors: Robert James GLENN, Timothy C. LOOSE, Nicholas Matthew GAROUFALIS, Paul Michael LESLEY
  • Patent number: 10115270
    Abstract: Club cards and tickets can be eliminated by providing an application that allows a player's mobile phone to process an image of an optical machine-readable representation of data. At the end of a wagering session on a WGM, the WGM can display a barcode representing a player's winnings, an achievement, game status, etc. The player takes a picture of the barcode with his or her mobile phone. The application on the phone processes the barcode image and automatically updates an account of the player in accordance with the data represented or carried by the barcode. For instance, the mobile phone sends a request to a wagering account server to electronically deposit the winnings, as represented by the barcode, in a wagering account associated with the player's club profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: BALLY GAMING, INC.
    Inventors: Mark B Gagner, Damon E Gura, Timothy C Loose, James M Rasmussen, Victor T Shi, Alfred Thomas
  • Patent number: 10096202
    Abstract: A gaming machine includes a gaming cabinet, an electronic display device, a masked area, a light source, and a diffused lighting area. The display device is within a cabinet enclosure and has an active area with an image surface, which is defined by a plurality of active edges and is configured to display images of a casino wagering game. The masked area is adjacent to the active area and lacks any display of the images of the casino wagering game. The light source is concealed from view relative to a player position and emits an initial light. The diffused lighting area is adjacent to the masked area, extends to overlap the adjacent peripheral edge of the cabinet enclosure, and includes a single diffuser that receives the initial light and transmits it towards the player.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Bally Gaming, Inc.
    Inventors: Christian L. Castro, Nicholas M. Garoufalis, Robert J. Glenn, II, Paul M. Lesley, Timothy C. Loose, Brian J. Goldstein
  • Patent number: 10068429
    Abstract: Club cards and tickets can be eliminated by providing an application that allows a player's mobile phone to process an image of an optical machine-readable representation of data. At the end of a wagering session on a WGM, the WGM can display a barcode representing a player's winnings, an achievement, game status, etc. The player takes a picture of the barcode with his or her mobile phone. The application on the phone processes the barcode image and automatically updates an account of the player in accordance with the data represented or carried by the barcode. For instance, the mobile phone sends a request to a wagering account server to electronically deposit the winnings, as represented by the barcode, in a wagering account associated with the player's club profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: BALLY GAMING, INC.
    Inventors: Mark B Gagner, Damon E Gura, Timothy C Loose, James M Rasmussen, Victor T Shi, Alfred Thomas
  • Patent number: 10019868
    Abstract: A gaming machine includes a gaming cabinet, an electronic display device, and a front diffuser. The display device is positioned within the cabinet and includes an active area for displaying images of a casino wagering game and an inactive area lacking image display capability. The inactive area is immediately adjacent to the active area. The front diffuser receives light from a light source and diffuses at least a portion of the received light as indirect light viewable from a player position in front of the gaming machine. The diffuser overlaps the inactive area, is adjacent to the active area, and faces the player position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Bally Gaming, Inc.
    Inventors: Christian L. Castro, Nicholas M. Garoufalis, Robert J. Glenn, II, Paul M. Lesley, Timothy C. Loose
  • Patent number: 10002489
    Abstract: A gaming system and its operations include, for example presenting, via an autostereoscopic display device, symbols for an electronic wagering game, determining a game event value for a game event for the wagering game, determining a first symbol significance value for a first set of the symbols based on the game event value, and determining a second symbol significance value for a second set of the symbols based on the game event value. The operations can further include presenting, via the autostereoscopic display device, the first set of the symbols with a first autostereoscopic three-dimensional depth value corresponding to the first symbol significance value. The operations can further include presenting, via the autostereoscopic display device, the second set of the symbols with a second autostereoscopic three-dimensional depth value corresponding to the second symbol significance value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: BALLY GAMING, INC.
    Inventors: Shawn C. Collette, David E. Detlefsen, Joel R. Jaffe, Sean P. Kelly, Timothy C. Loose, Scott A. Massing
  • Patent number: 10002491
    Abstract: A wagering game system and its operations are described herein. In embodiments, the operations can include determining a bank gaming effect for presentation on a bank of content presentation devices. The bank of content presentation devices can be associated with a plurality of wagering game machines. The operations can further include receiving presentation status information for the bank of content presentation devices. The presentation status information can indicate one or more events that affect a state of availability of each of the bank of content presentation devices to present the bank gaming effect. The operations can further include determining, based on the presentation status information, one content presentation device, from the bank of content presentation devices, that is ineligible to present the bank gaming effect. The operations can also include excluding the one content presentation device from participation in the bank gaming effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: BALLY GAMING, INC.
    Inventors: Jacob C. Greenberg, Timothy T. Gronkowski, John Michael Holmes, Timothy C. Loose, Martin R. Ugarte, Jr., Muthu Velu
  • Patent number: 9965918
    Abstract: A gaming system includes a liquid crystal display (LCD) assembly including a first LCD panel and a second LCD panel. The first LCD panel and the second LCD panel each have an active display region between two opposing inactive sides of the respective LCD panel. At least one LCD panel includes an LCD glass panel which is cut, removing the majority of the inactive side and creating a smaller, inactive side at the edge of the respective LCD panel, adjacent to the active display region. The first and second LCD panels are mounted onto a single light source illuminating both the first and second LCD panels, such that inactive side at the edge of the at least one cut LCD panel overlaps another inactive side of the other LCD panel at one edge without obscuring any of the active display region of either LCD panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Bally Gaming, Inc.
    Inventor: Timothy C. Loose
  • Publication number: 20180096561
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a method includes: requesting, from a player at the gaming machine, player account credentials associated with the player; receiving, at the gaming machine, the player account credentials, wherein the player account credentials are associated with a player's account on the account server and enable linking game play on the gaming machine to the player's account, and wherein the player account credentials are provided to the player's mobile phone in response to joining a players club prior to detection of the initiation event; transmitting, via the gaming machine, the player account credentials to the account server; receiving, from the account server, validation of the player account credentials based on comparing the received player account credentials with credentials stored on the account server; upon receipt of the validation, linking a wagering game session on the gaming machine with the player account.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2017
    Publication date: April 5, 2018
    Inventors: Mark B. Gagner, Damon E. Gura, Timothy C. Loose, James M. Rasmussen, Victor T. Shi, Alfred Thomas
  • Publication number: 20180075689
    Abstract: A visually uniform multi-level, multi-sectioned deck for a gaming machine player interface is disclosed. Sections of the interface are configured with modular panel assemblies having corresponding sets of electronic components. The panel assemblies may be exchanged to customize and flexibly configure the player interface. The deck includes partitions housing individual modular panel assemblies engaged via mated fastener components, shielding visibility of the installed electronic components from the player position until activated. A plurality of the modular panel assemblies, each having distinct and functional sets of electronic components, are available for engagement in each of the partitions of the deck.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2017
    Publication date: March 15, 2018
    Inventors: Christian Louis CASTRO, Robert James GLENN, II, Paul Michael LESLEY, Timothy C. LOOSE
  • Publication number: 20180071631
    Abstract: A sound system presenting audio that supplements multi-player game-play in which multiple views of a 3D game object as seen from different viewpoints are simultaneously displayed. The audio includes audio characteristics responsive to behaviors of the 3D game object and depict a focus direction associated with respective behaviors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2017
    Publication date: March 15, 2018
    Inventors: Steven J. ZOLOTO, Joseph Gordon MARCUS, Edward G. BRUNELL, Michael P. CONNELLY, Nicholas Matthew GAROUFALIS, Timothy C. LOOSE
  • Publication number: 20180068527
    Abstract: A gaming system for conducting a multi-player wagering game includes a multi-touch table surface that is touched by a handheld electronic wager input device (EWID) carried by a player for placing wagers on a wagering game displayed on the multi-touch table surface. Each EWID carried by a player has an associated unique identification code, which is linked to the respective player's account. Players indicate an amount to be wagered by touching the EWID to designated wager amount areas, then place the wager by touching the EWID to a designated wagering area. Because each EWID is uniquely associable with distinct player accounts, the gaming system can support any number of players placing wagers. The funds remain safe in the player account and no funds are stored on the EWID. Only the identification code is detected, which is compared with the associated player account before allowing that player to place wagers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2017
    Publication date: March 8, 2018
    Inventors: Mark B. Gagner, Timothy T. Gronkowski, Paul M. Lesley, Timothy C. Loose, Jim Motyl, James M. Rasmussen, Victor T. Shi, Alfred Thomas, Jesse Smith
  • Publication number: 20180050273
    Abstract: A multi-player gaming system includes a reflective display assembly that presents multiple views of a 3D game object as seen from different viewpoints. The reflective display assembly includes a plurality of reflectors the each reflect an image of the 3D game object toward a respective position disposed around the gaming system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2017
    Publication date: February 22, 2018
    Inventors: Nicholas Matthew GAROUFALIS, Robert James GLENN, II, Paul Michael LESLEY, Timothy C. LOOSE
  • Publication number: 20180040201
    Abstract: Club cards and tickets can be eliminated by providing an application that allows a player's mobile phone to process an image of an optical machine-readable representation of data. At the end of a wagering session on a WGM, the WGM can display a barcode representing a player's winnings, an achievement, game status, etc. The player takes a picture of the barcode with his or her mobile phone. The application on the phone processes the barcode image and automatically updates an account of the player in accordance with the data represented or carried by the barcode. For instance, the mobile phone sends a request to a wagering account server to electronically deposit the winnings, as represented by the barcode, in a wagering account associated with the player's club profile.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2017
    Publication date: February 8, 2018
    Inventors: Mark B. Gagner, Damon E. Gura, Timothy C. Loose, James M. Rasmussen, Victor T. Shi, Alfred Thomas