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Inventor:
Tulley; Stephen C.
Address:
Stamford, CT
No. of patents:
33
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Patent Number Title Of Patent Date Issued
8579692 Systems and methods wherein a lottery number combination is associated with a limited number of November 12, 2013
Systems and methods are provided to facilitate lottery ticket transactions. A request to purchase a lottery ticket is received, the lottery ticket being associated with a lottery number combination, such as a limited number of lottery tickets or a limited number of players. An indica
8298063 System and method for applying lottery multipliers October 30, 2012
Some systems, processes, apparatus and articles of manufacture provide for selling lottery entries. In one example, a request is received to purchase a multiplier and a set of play indicia for a lottery game.
8271327 Method and apparatus for identifying potential buyers September 18, 2012
A method by which potential buyers are identified includes receiving a description of an item a potential buyer intends to purchase within a particular time, determining a reward for the potential buyer based on intent data, providing the reward to the potential buyer and applying a
8100749 System and method for conducting and playing a supplemental lottery game January 24, 2012
A system and method is provided by which players participating in a primary lottery drawing may elect to participate in a second, or derivative lottery drawing (a "meta-game"). In one embodiment, a meta-game is conducted by first registering a plurality of lottery entries to define a
8042809 Lottery game card and method for conducting a lottery game October 25, 2011
A lottery game incorporates player direction in determining the outcome of the game and allows a player to reveal one or more elements in a lottery game area according to rules associated with the lottery game. According to one embodiment of the invention, the player may expose initi
7878894 Systems and methods for allocating an outcome amount among a total number of events February 1, 2011
Systems and methods are provided for operating a gaming system. In one embodiment, an outcome amount associated with a total number of events is determined. For example, a total payout amount associated with a number of instant lottery tickets may be determined. Based on a parameter
7874906 Systems and methods for allocating an outcome amount among a total number of events January 25, 2011
Systems and methods are provided for operating a gaming system. In one embodiment, an outcome amount associated with a total number of events is determined. For example, a total payout amount associated with a number of instant lottery tickets may be determined. Based on a parameter
7867076 Systems and methods for allocating an outcome amount among a total number of events January 11, 2011
Systems and methods are provided for operating a gaming system. In one embodiment, an outcome amount associated with a total number of events is determined. For example, a total payout amount associated with a number of instant lottery tickets may be determined. Based on a parameter
7827057 Method and apparatus for providing cross-benefits based on a customer activity November 2, 2010
In accordance with some embodiments of the present invention, a controller receives information relating to customer activity with a first vendor (e.g., via a Web page that a customer accesses). The controller further receives an indication of items the customer desires to purchase, the
7818284 Method and apparatus for providing cross-benefits via a central authority October 19, 2010
A controller is in communication with a plurality of vendors that are servicing customers, as well as with a plurality of "subsidizing" vendors seeking access to those customers. The controller receives from a first vendor an indication of one or more items that a customer is to purchase
7753772 Systems and methods wherein a player indicates an item that may be received based on a game even July 13, 2010
Systems and methods are provided to facilitate transactions. An indication associated with an item is received from a player, and a game event outcome associated with the player is determined. For example, a player may indicate that he or she is interested in receiving a free soft drink
7740537 System and method for applying lottery multipliers June 22, 2010
In accordance with some embodiments, methods, computer readable media and apparatus are provided for processing lottery ticket sales. In one example, a request by a player is received to purchase a set of play indicia for a lottery game and to purchase eligibility for a multiplier fo
7739124 System, method and apparatus for encouraging the undertaking of a preventative treatment June 15, 2010
A system and method is disclosed whereby a customer involved in a transaction is offered a benefit to be applied to the transaction in exchange for undertaking or agreeing to undertake some form of preventative treatment. The transaction may be a purchase of goods or services occurri
7729988 Method and apparatus for processing credit card transactions June 1, 2010
Systems and methods are disclosed whereby credit and debit card transactions are processed at a merchant point-of-sale terminal in a manner that provides customers the opportunity to receive one or more charge enhancement offers which are presented to the customer on a printed record
7722455 Systems and methods wherein a lottery number combination is associated with a limited number of May 25, 2010
Systems and methods are provided to facilitate lottery ticket transactions. A request to purchase a lottery ticket is received, the lottery ticket being associated with a lottery number combination, such as a limited number of lottery tickets or a limited number of players. An indica
7704139 Systems and methods wherein a lottery number combination is associated with a limited number of April 27, 2010
Systems and methods are provided to facilitate lottery ticket transactions. A request to purchase a lottery ticket is received, the lottery ticket being associated with a lottery number combination, such as a limited number of lottery tickets or a limited number of players. An indica
7690980 Systems and methods wherein a lottery number combination is associated with a limited number of April 6, 2010
Systems and methods are provided to facilitate lottery ticket transactions. A request to purchase a lottery ticket is received, the lottery ticket being associated with a lottery number combination, such as a limited number of lottery tickets or a limited number of players. An indica
7682240 Systems and methods wherein a lottery number combination is associated with a limited number of March 23, 2010
Systems and methods are provided to facilitate lottery ticket transactions. A request to purchase a lottery ticket is received, the lottery ticket being associated with a lottery number combination, such as a limited number of lottery tickets or a limited number of players. An indica
7641548 System and method for applying lottery multipliers January 5, 2010
In accordance with some embodiments, methods, computer readable media and apparatus are provided for processing lottery ticket sales. In one example, a request by a player is received to purchase at least one hidden size multiplier. Play indicia are associated with the multiplier by
7513825 System and method for applying lottery multipliers April 7, 2009
A system, method, and ticket for a lottery player to increase a payout received for winning a lottery game is disclosed. A request to purchase a set of play indicia (e.g. lottery numbers) and to associate the play indicia with a multiplier is received from a player. Data relating to the
7179168 Systems and methods for allocating an outcome amount among a total number of events February 20, 2007
Systems and methods are provided for operating a gaming system. In one embodiment, an outcome amount associated with a total number of events is determined. For example, a total payout amount associated with a number of instant lottery tickets may be determined. Based on a parameter
7052394 System and method for conducting and playing a supplemental lottery game May 30, 2006
System and methods are provided for conducting and for playing a supplemental lottery game. In accordance with some embodiments, a system and method are provided for performing a meta-game award analysis, upon completion of a primary lottery drawing, by comparing each of the primary
6969318 System and method for applying lottery multipliers November 29, 2005
A system, method, and ticket for a lottery player to increase a payout received for winning a lottery game is disclosed. A request to purchase a set of play indicia (e.g. lottery numbers) and to associate the play indicia with a multiplier is received from a player. Data relating to the
6843724 Electronic amusement device offering secondary game of chance and method for operating same January 18, 2005
An electronic amusement device and a method for operating the device are disclosed. In accordance with the present invention, a slot machine server controls a secondary game of chance played at a client slot machine. The server receives a player identifier corresponding to a player and a
6719631 Systems and methods for determining a gaming system event parameter based on a player-establishe April 13, 2004
Systems and methods are provided for operating a gaming system. In one embodiment, a player establishes at least one event parameter, such as a total wager amount, a total number of events, or an event wager amount. The total number of events may be based on, for example, a total playing
6692353 Electronic amusement device offering secondary game of chance and method for operating same February 17, 2004
An electronic amusement device and a method for operating the device are disclosed. In accordance with the present invention, a slot machine server controls a secondary game of chance played at a client slot machine. The server receives a player identifier corresponding to a player and a
6688976 Systems and methods wherein a lottery number combination is associated with a limited number of February 10, 2004
Systems and methods are provided to facilitate lottery ticket transactions. A request to purchase a lottery ticket is received, the lottery ticket being associated with a lottery number combination, such as a limited number of lottery tickets or a limited number of players. An indication
6676126 Lottery game card and method for conducting a lottery game January 13, 2004
A lottery game card incorporates player direction in determining the outcome of the game and allows a player to reveal one or more elements on the card according to rules associated with the lottery game. According to one embodiment of the invention, all of the possible combinations of
6572107 Ticket for instant lottery game and method of playing same June 3, 2003
A ticket for an instant lottery game and method for playing the same is disclosed. As described in one aspect of the disclosure, a ticket for an instant lottery game simulates computerized video poker. The ticket comprises an initial hand of cards imprinted on the ticket, wherein the
6497408 System and method for conducting and playing a supplemental lottery game December 24, 2002
A system and method is provided by which players participating in a primary lottery drawing may elect to participate in a second, or derivative lottery drawing (a "meta-game"). In one embodiment, a meta-game is conducted by first registering a plurality of lottery entries to define a
6364765 Electronic amusement device offering secondary game of chance and method for operating same April 2, 2002
An electronic amusement device and a method for operating the device are disclosed. In accordance with the present invention, a slot machine server controls a secondary game of chance played at a client slot machine. The server receives a player identifier corresponding to a player and a
6250685 Ticket for instant lottery game and method of playing same June 26, 2001
A ticket for an instant lottery game and method for playing the same is disclosed. As described in one aspect of the disclosure, a ticket for an instant lottery game simulates computerized video poker. The ticket comprises an initial hand of cards imprinted on the ticket, wherein the
6224055 Ticket for instant lottery game and method of playing same May 1, 2001
A ticket for an instant lottery game and method for playing the same is disclosed. As described in one aspect of the disclosure, a ticket for an instant lottery game simulates computerized video poker. The ticket comprises an initial hand of cards imprinted on the ticket, wherein the










 
 
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