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Method and system for paying out credit by means of game machines
A method pays out credit via a system having a server and a number of game machines connected to the server and operated by a player. A game machine has a game...
Methods of playing wagering games and related apparatuses
Methods of administering wagering games may comprise receiving a first wager from each player. Cards comprising a partial hand, which may be three player cards...
System for randomly and dynamically checking configuration integrity of a
A gaming system for performing integrity checks of a gaming machine is described. The gaming system includes a host server comprising having a processor, an...
The gaming machine includes: a cabinet having a display window; one or more reels disposed in the cabinet so that the or each reel is visible from outside the...
Gaming machine and control method thereof
A gaming machine 10 has: a display device 12 configured to display a plurality of symbols to be continuously arranged; and a controller 30. The controller 30...
3D enhancements to game components in gaming systems with stacks of game
A computer-implemented method for enhancing game components in a gaming system using various three-dimensional enhancements. The three-dimensional enhancements...
Dynamically configurable gaming system
A gaming machine includes a cabinet having a main video display mounted on a front side of the cabinet. The gaming machine also includes at least one more...
Game presenting system
To provide a game presenting system having a plurality of game systems for each executing a process of a game in which a plurality of users participate, and a...
Adaptive object placement in computer-implemented games
Disclosed in some examples are systems, methods, and machine readable mediums which allow for efficient and dynamic adaptation of one or more game objects based...
Apparatus for controlling access to and use of portable electronic devices
Various prison services are rendered more efficient by providing inmates access to portable electronic devices in a controlled and regulated manner. A dispenser...
Large bottle vending apparatus and method
A combination vending/return apparatus and method. The apparatus includes a series of rows and columns for receiving, storing and dispensing unfilled and filled...
Apparatus and method for single or multiple temperature zone(s) in
refrigerated vending machine
An automated vending machine that can be selectively configured to include one or several temperature zones. A single refrigeration system and universal...
Command input based on data-carrier orientation
A command can be input into a system using a data carrier such as, for example, a card. The command is determined based on the orientation of the data carrier...
Secure remote control for operating closures such as garage doors
Actuation of an access closure such as a garage door may be initiated by a remote control (RC) if a correct authentication code is received by the RC and/or if...
Central network for the automated control of vehicular traffic
Methods and systems for a traffic control system provide arrangements and processes for managing automated vehicles. The traffic control system can register...
Device, system and method for non-contact security information interaction
The present invention proposes the device, system and method used for the non-contact security information interaction. Said system used for the non-contact...
Access control system and method for use by an access device
Systems and methods are provided to allow a smart phone or any terminal to activate a door lock using a web site or server computer system. An access control...
System and method for ticket validation
A method and system is provided for facilitating ticket exchange by validating ticket authenticity. Images of the barcodes of tickets are captured and decoded...
Real-time driver monitoring and feedback reporting system
Real-time feedback may be generated during a driving session from status data collected via one or more sensors. This feedback data may include various metrics...
Vehicle information recording apparatus
A vehicle information recording apparatus for a vehicle includes a collision determination section and an information management section. The collision...
Rental/car-share vehicle access and management system and method
A rental/car-share (RCS) vehicle access and management system and method, in some embodiments, utilizes barcodes, QR codes (or NFC/RFID), GPS, and a mobile app...
Monitoring vehicle usage
A method for monitoring vehicle usage is described. In one embodiment, the method includes detecting a vehicle event and detecting a query from a mobile device....
Autonomous system, device and method to provide data of the autonomous
A device to provide data of an autonomous system is configured to receive, from the autonomous system, data that are generated by the autonomous system, and to...
Faulty cart wheel detection
A system and method of identifying carts exhibiting tendencies that are indicative of damaged or defective wheels. A shopping cart may be identified and tracked...
Methods and systems for electronic payment for on-street parking
This disclosure describes a method of payment for parking of a vehicle including determining the location of the vehicle with a wireless communication device....
Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and program
An information processing system that acquires image data captured by an image capturing device; identifies a density of distribution of a plurality of feature...
Display control device, display control method, and program
An apparatus comprising a memory storing instructions and a control unit is disclosed. The control unit may be configured to execute the instructions to:...
Computing devices and methods for navigating around a surface of
three-dimensional (3D) coordinate system...
The present disclosure relates to navigating around geographic maps within a map viewport display. More specifically, the present disclosure relates to...
Method and apparatus for detecting and avoiding conflicts of space entity
A method for conflict detection and avoidance of spatial entity element annotations may include transforming, according to a preset view control parameter,...
Shape preserving mesh simplification
Systems and methods for simplifying a three-dimensional mesh providing a three-dimensional model, such as a three-dimensional model of a cityscape, are...
Generating an exterior geometry of a building based on a corresponding
collection of interior geometry
The disclosed subject matter relates to computer implemented methods for generating an exterior geometry of a building based on a corresponding collection of...
High-quality stereo reconstruction featuring depth map alignment and
A novel stereo reconstruction pipeline that features depth map alignment and outlier identification is provided. One example method includes obtaining a...
Constructing 3D surfaces for multi-color objects
This document describes techniques and apparatuses for constructing three dimensional (3D) surfaces for multi-colored objects. In some aspects, these techniques...
Techniques for providing content animation
Techniques for enabling content animation in substantially real time are disclosed. In one embodiment, a method for content animation in substantially real time...
Method and apparatus for producing a cinemagraph
Method and apparatus for producing a cinemagraph, wherein based on received user input an image from a sequence of images is selected as a baseframe image. The...
Device and method utilizing animated frames to dynamically create
snapshots for selectable menus
A user menu is created by retrieving at least one animation frame that corresponds to a user selected portion of stored subject matter. The animation frame or...
Interactive design, synthesis and delivery of 3D motion data through the
Systems and methods are described for animating 3D characters using synthetic motion data generated by generative models in response to a high level description...
Automatic window placement
A method for rendering data on a display device is described. Data representative of graphics objects rendered on the display device is received. The data is...
Removing an occlusion from an image
Systems, methods, and devices for reducing an occlusion in an image are described herein. For example, one or more embodiments include a method including...
Memory sharing via a unified memory architecture
A method and system for sharing memory between a central processing unit (CPU) and a graphics processing unit (GPU) of a computing device are disclosed herein....
System and method for enhanced viewing of rib metastasis
A system and method for enhanced viewing of rib metastasis in CT volume data is disclosed. The system and method receive input CT volume data and display slices...
Dynamic tomography angle selection
A method for determining a projection angle for use in tomographic imaging comprises obtaining projection data including at least one projection view from at...
Saliency-preserving distinctive low-footprint photograph aging effect
Technologies for modifying a digital image to take on the appearance of an antique image. Such modifying is typically based on generating and rendering various...
High dynamic range displays having wide color gamut and energy efficiency
Several embodiments of display systems that have wide color gamut performance are disclosed herein. In one embodiment, a display system comprises a plurality of...
Determination of an optimum colour combination of an image on a background
by measurement of response time of a...
Recently there has been an increase in awareness of work/life stressors and their debilitating affect on human functionality. These stressors can arise from...
Image compression method and apparatus for encoding pixel data of frame
into interleaved bit-stream, and...
An image compression method includes at least the following steps: receiving a plurality of pixels of a frame, wherein pixel data of each pixel has a plurality...
Apparatus for estimating of vehicle movement using stereo matching
An apparatus for estimating movement of a vehicle using stereo image matching is provided, which divides the stereo image information into ground, background...
Cloud based video detection and tracking system
A method for detecting and tracking multiple moving targets from airborne video within the framework of a cloud computing infrastructure. The invention...
Method and system for atlas-based segmentation
A method for atlas-based segmentation is provided where a patient image is rigidly registered with each of a plurality of atlas images. Based on the rigid...
Ophthalmic-image processing apparatus and method therefor
The present invention provides an ophthalmic-image processing apparatus including a layer-specifying unit configured to specify at least one layer from an image...