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Motion-sensitive controller and associated gaming applications

Gaming machine with enhanced privacy features and mechanics

Gaming machine and control method thereof

Date/App# patent app List of recent Input Device-related patents
08/21/14
20140237413
 Glow touch feedback for virtual input devices patent thumbnailGlow touch feedback for virtual input devices
The claimed subject matter is directed to providing feedback in a touch screen device in response to an actuation of a virtual unit in a virtual input device. Specifically, the claimed subject matter provides a method and system for providing visual feedback in response to an actuation of a virtual key in a virtual keyboard.
08/21/14
20140235341
 Motion-sensitive controller and associated gaming applications patent thumbnailMotion-sensitive controller and associated gaming applications
A wireless input device for playing an interactive motion-sensitive game using a wireless-compatible game console in which a virtual play environment is represented through one or more computer-animated visual, aural or tactile effects is provided wherein game play is conducted by moving, shaking, twisting, waving or pointing the input device in a particular manner. The input device can include motion-sensitive circuitry and/or command circuitry for generating control signals and/or an effects generator and associated control circuitry to enable the input device to selectively generate at least one visual, aural or tactile effect comprising sound, lighting or vibration.
08/21/14
20140235327
 Gaming machine with enhanced privacy features and mechanics patent thumbnailGaming machine with enhanced privacy features and mechanics
A gaming system includes features to relay sensitive information to a player while keeping the sensitive information private from non-players. According to one aspect the gaming system comprises one or more input devices, one or more display devices for displaying a wagering game including sensitive and non-sensitive information, one or more processors, and one or more memory devices.
08/21/14
20140235321
 Gaming machine and control method thereof patent thumbnailGaming machine and control method thereof
In a gaming machine, a symbol display device variably displays a plurality of symbols, and an input device inputs an instruction related to a game. A controller executes a normal game in which the symbol display device variably displays and then stop-displays symbols, triggers a bonus game when a plurality of specific symbols are stop-displayed in the normal game, selects any one of a plurality of options by an operation of the input device by a user in the bonus game, and awards a benefit according to the selected option.
08/21/14
20140235310
 Video poker system and method patent thumbnailVideo poker system and method
An electronic gaming machine configured to allow play of at least two hands of video poker where the two hands intersect and share a common card between the hands. The electronic gaming machine comprises at least one display device, at least one input device, a memory and at least one computer processor configured to display at least a first hand and a second hand of at least three cards.
08/21/14
20140233775
 Modular adapter assembly for telecoil and auxiliary audio input device mixing patent thumbnailModular adapter assembly for telecoil and auxiliary audio input device mixing
An exemplary apparatus for use with an auditory prosthesis system includes a housing, a connector port disposed at least partially within the housing and configured to be communicatively coupled to an auxiliary audio input device, a telecoil disposed at least partially within the housing, and a multi-position switch disposed at least partially within the housing and configured to selectively enable the auxiliary audio input device and the telecoil. The auxiliary audio input device is enabled and the telecoil is disabled when the switch is in a first position, both the auxiliary audio input device and the telecoil are enabled when the switch is in a second position, and the telecoil is enabled and the auxiliary audio input device is disabled when the switch is in a third position.
08/21/14
20140233756
 Sound input device patent thumbnailSound input device
A sound input device includes a housing, a microphone housing, a vibrator, and first and second sound guide components. The housing has first and second sound collection holes.
08/21/14
20140232693
 Advanced in-cell touch optical pen patent thumbnailAdvanced in-cell touch optical pen
A user input device communicatively coupled to a memory is disclosed. The user input device may include a user-manipulated portion; a surface contact portion of the user-manipulated portion, the surface contact portion disposed at an end of the user-manipulated portion; a first light source contained substantially within the user-manipulated portion, the first light source emitting light through the surface contact portion; a user input detector at an external surface of the user-manipulated portion; and an optical receiver at an external surface of the user-manipulated portion, the optical receiver configured to communicate a plurality of data associated with an object external to the user input device to the memory..
08/21/14
20140232684
 Coordinate input device and display device including the same patent thumbnailCoordinate input device and display device including the same
A coordinate input device includes: a coordinate input unit having a plurality of first detection electrodes and a plurality of second detection electrodes; an electrode drive circuit that applies a drive signal to one or more of the detection electrodes; a detection circuit that detects a signal of the first and/or second detection electrode; a selection circuit for selecting one or more of the detection electrodes to which the drive signal is not applied from among the detection electrodes which are disposed in parallel to the detection electrodes to which the drive signal is applied, as a reference electrode; a detection circuit for detecting a signal of the selected reference electrode; an input coordinate computing circuit for correcting a detection result of the detection circuit on the basis of the detected capacitance of the reference electrode and for calculating an input coordinate from the corrected detection result.. .
08/21/14
20140232559
 Systems and methods for traffic prioritization patent thumbnailSystems and methods for traffic prioritization
Methods and apparatus are provided for traffic prioritization of surrounding air traffic for display onboard an aircraft. The apparatus includes a traffic data source configured to supply surrounding traffic data.
08/21/14
20140230819
Systems and methods for monitoring patients for risk of ventilator associated events
A system for monitoring a patient on ventilation includes a ventilator system configured to provide mechanical ventilation in accordance with a fio2 setting and a peep setting, a temperature sensor configured to sense body temperature, one or more input devices configured to receive patient information, e.g., wbc count information, an information processing system, and a display device. The information processing system is communicatively coupled to the ventilator system, temperature sensor, and input device, and is configured to receive, process, and output fio2 information, peep information, temperature information, and wbc count information.
08/21/14
20140230716
Force-feedback plane slide input device
A force-feedback plane slide input device includes: a base body having a housing space formed in a rectangular shape; a slider configured to move within the housing space along a plane including a first direction and a second direction which are orthogonal to each other; an operation member integrally provided with the slider; a first actuating member configured to be actuated by movement of the operation member in the first direction; a second actuating member configured to be actuated by movement of the operation member in the second direction; and a force-feedback unit configured to feed back a sense of force to an operator. The slider includes a first slider member and second slider member.
08/21/14
20140230309
Illuminating outrigger tip
An outrigger tip attachable to an outrigger pole comprises a translucent elongate main body including a proximal end portion having an opening for accessing an inner cavity, and the proximal end portion of the translucent elongate main body being sized and configured for engaging an open end of the outrigger pole. A light emitting diode assembly is sized and configured for engaging the inner cavity through the opening on the proximal end portion of the translucent elongate main body.
08/14/14
20140230026
Biometric-based access control system comprising a near field communication link
The subject invention is directed to a class of biometric-based authentication methods and devices that can be utilized to control access to any electronic device or electronically-controlled device. Certain embodiments include a touch sensitive device including a transparent input device (e.g., a touchscreen) or opaque input device (e.g., a touchpad).
08/14/14
20140229891
Methods and systems for managing a graphical user interface
Methods and systems for managing a graphical user interface involve, for example, defining, using a processor coupled to memory, a threshold distance between windows on a display screen at which a mutual attraction between the windows is activated to draw the windows together as components of a picture of windows. Also using the processor, all windows of a same functional type that are components of the picture of windows are resized simultaneously without affecting the size of windows of other functional types that are also components of the picture of windows.
08/14/14
20140229870
User interface
A system and method for enhancing a controller interface is provided. In one embodiment, the system may include an input device, an input interface, a processor, and a display.
08/14/14
20140229007
Operation input device and method of initializing operation input device
An operation input device that has multi jointed arms includes: a holding unit that holds proximal ends of the multi-jointed arms in a state in which a relative positional relationship between the proximal ends is fixed; a detection unit that detects a joint movement amount that represents a movement of a joint by a rotation angle or a translational displacement from an unknown initial joint value; engagement units that are provided in distal ends of the multi jointed arms; a data acquisition unit that acquires a plurality of sets of joint movement amounts detected by the detection unit in a time series when engaging and moving the distal ends; and an initial value calculation unit that calculates the unknown initial joint value under a condition that a relative positional relationship between the distal ends is fixed via the engagement units.. .
08/14/14
20140228098
Gaming system having system wide tournament features
A multi-mode gaming terminal comprising, a wager input device, a primary display for displaying a primary wagering game. And at least one controller operative to: (i) detect a selection between a cash mode of operation and a tournament mode of operation; (ii) if the cash mode is selected, execute the primary wagering game configured with a first payback return; (iii) if the tournament mode is selected, execute the primary wagering game in a tournament mode configured with a second payback return and a tournament return, wherein on each tournament eligible play of the primary wagering game resulting in a winning outcome, a predetermined number of tournament points are awarded and added to a tournament entry; and (iv) upon the occurrence of a triggering event, entering the tournament entry into at least one tournament..
08/14/14
20140226892
Method and device for visually inspecting objects to be tested during the production and/or packaging of cigarettes
A method and a device for the optical testing of objects during the production and/or packaging of cigarettes, in particular of cigarette packs and/or blanks for cigarette packs and/or overprints and/or print substrates on or for cigarette packs, with the aid of a suitable testing device. For at least one feature characterizing the test object, in particular in a visual respect, a set of feature-value alternatives for the corresponding feature that are stored in a memory is displayed on a display means.
08/14/14
20140226836
Voice input device and noise suppression method
A voice input device includes a first microphone, a second microphone, and a processor. The second microphone has a lower distance decay rate than the first microphone.
08/14/14
20140226083
Guarding and shielding routing traces in proximity sensors
A capacitive input device has a sensor electrode pattern disposed on a first side of a substrate. The sensor electrode pattern comprises a plurality of sensor electrode elements disposed on the first side of a first substrate.
08/14/14
20140225856
Interference detection
A method for detecting interference in an input device, the method involving: driving a transmitter signal onto a transmitter sensor electrode of the input device; receiving a resulting signal from a receiver sensor electrode of the input device; sampling a first value associated with the resulting signal during a first half of a sensing cycle; sampling a second value associated with the resulting signal during a second half of the sensing cycle; generating an interference value based on the first value and the second value; determining, based on the first value and the second value, an input in a sensing region of the input device; and comparing the interference value to a noise threshold.. .
08/14/14
20140225849
Display device
A display device includes a display panel, a light shielding plate having an opening, a protective plate, and a coordinate input device having a transparent substrate, and a first flexible interconnect substrate. The coordinate input device is disposed on the display panel at the side of a display screen, and each of the light shielding plate and the protective plate is arranged on the coordinate input device on the opposite side of the display panel.
08/14/14
20140225839
Mesh sensor design for reduced visibility in touch screen devices
An input device having a plurality of low-visibility sensor electrodes and method for fabricating the same are provided. In one embodiment, an input device includes a plurality of sensor electrodes disposed over a display device.
08/14/14
20140225832
Force sensing mouse
A force sensing input device (such as a force sensing mouse) includes at least one force sensor and at least one top portion movably connected to at least one bottom portion. When a force is applied to the top portion, the top portion exerts pressure on the force sensor.
08/14/14
20140225826
Method for detecting motion of input body and input device using same
An input device includes: a light source; an image sensor (camera c) disposed on the same side of a hand as the light source; a controller; a shape recognizer for calculating coordinates of the center of gravity of a fist and the tip of a finger from a two-dimensional image; and a motion determinator for comparing distances between the center of gravity of the fist and the fingertip. When there is a decrease or an increase between the distances between the center of gravity of the fist and the fingertip before and after measurement, a determination is made that the motion is an upward or downward motion of the finger with respect to a virtual imaging plane of the camera.
08/14/14
20140223732
Method of manufacturing input device
A method of manufacturing an input device includes a step of bonding a translucent first optical adhesive layer to one surface of a first transparent base so that a part of first lead electrodes is exposed to the outside; a step of disposing a fpc so that a predetermined gap is formed between the fpc and the first optical adhesive layer in plan view, and electrically connecting the fpc to the first lead electrodes exposed to one surface of the first transparent base; a step of bonding a surface member, which forms an input surface, to the first transparent base with the first optical adhesive layer interposed therebetween; and a step of sealing the exposed lead electrodes by injecting a resin into a space between the first transparent base and the surface member facing each other.. .
08/07/14
20140223313
System for organizing and displaying information on a display device
A system for organizing, displaying, and interacting with information on a display device includes a computer processor and a memory device. The memory device stores at least one piece of computer code executable by the computers processor and data used by the computer code.
08/07/14
20140223056
Controlling bus access priority in a real-time computer system
In a real-time application, one or more computational tasks execute according to a time schedule and use input data from input devices and/or output data from output devices. One or more of the input devices or output devices may be unscheduled devices that attempt to access the peripheral bus at unscheduled times.
08/07/14
20140223055
Controlling bus access in a real-time computer system
In a real-time application, one or more computational tasks execute according to a time schedule and use input data from input devices and/or output data from output devices. One or more of the input devices or output devices may be unscheduled devices that attempt to access the peripheral bus at unscheduled times.
08/07/14
20140222937
Group communications multiplexing system
A computerized human communication arbitrating and distributing system, including a controller digital computer and a plurality of participator digital computers, each of the participator computers including an input device for receiving human-input information from a human user and an output device for presenting information to the user. A connection, such as internet, links the controller computer with each of the participator computers.
08/07/14
20140222863
Materials analytical review and reporting system
A computer-implemented analytical and reporting system includes an input device, a database and a processor. The input device is operative for inputting analytical data results of a test sample.
08/07/14
20140222820
Apparatus, system, and method for vehicular characteristic monitoring and cataloging
The present disclosure is directed to a mobile device for reporting at least one characteristic of at least one vehicle. The mobile device includes at least one input device, at least one transmitting device configured to transmit the at least one characteristic of the at least one vehicle to a second device, at least one storage device for storing data, and a module stored on the at least one storage device, the module executable by the mobile device and configured to accept user inputs from the at least one input device and catalog each user input with respect to an identified vehicle by causing the apparatus to perform the steps of: generating a first user interface (ui) at least including a field to input an identification data of the identified vehicle; receiving characteristic data from the input device relating to the at least one characteristic of the identified vehicle; and transmitting the characteristic data with reference to the identified vehicle to a database..
08/07/14
20140222674
Check cashing banking system
A card actuated automated banking machine (152, 198, 200) includes a plurality of transaction function devices. The transaction function devices include a card reader (170), a printer (174), a bill dispenser (176), a display (182), a check imaging device (186), and at least one processor (190).
08/07/14
20140222672
System and method for validating a controller for an automated banking machine using a displayed indicia
A computer implemented method for validating the identity of a controller for an automated banking machine based on displayed indicia. The method includes detecting access to a secure compartment of an automated banking machine, displaying a security indicia visible from the secure compartment, receiving the security indicia at an input device and a first controller accessible from outside of the secure compartment, and validating the identity of the controller based on the received security indicia..
08/07/14
20140222276
Systems and methods for controlling movement of unmanned vehicles
Control units (10) for use with unmanned vehicles (12) include an input device (50) that moves in response to a user input, sensors (70) coupled to the input device (50), and a controller (16). The sensors (70) generate outputs related to the movement of the input device (50).
08/07/14
20140222021
Medical robotic system with coupled control modes
In a coupled control mode, the surgeon directly controls movement of an associated slave manipulator with an input device while indirectly controlling movement of one or more non-associated slave manipulators, in response to commanded motion of the directly controlled slave manipulator, to achieve a secondary objective. By automatically performing secondary tasks through coupled control modes, the system's usability is enhanced by reducing the surgeon's need to switch to another direct mode to manually achieve the desired secondary objective.
08/07/14
20140221098
Input device configurations
Input device configurations are described. In one or more implementations, an input device includes a connection portion, protective case, and one or more controls.
08/07/14
20140221061
Control of vehicles in three dimensional virtual environments
Methods and systems for controlling vehicles within graphically simulated environments are described herein. A video game such as a vehicle-based combat game may have vehicles (such as airplanes) operating in a simulated three dimensional space.
08/07/14
20140220856
Interactive toy providing dynamic, navigable media content
A media player device having at least one input device configured to receive input from a user and to generate a signal indicative of the input, a communication interface configured to connect the device to a second device, and a processor in communication with the at least one input device and the communication interface. The processor may establish a communication channel, between the media player device and the second device, to receive at least one selected media content item from the second device, to present an announcement describing content of the at least one selected media content item, and to prompt a user to select whether to execute the item.
08/07/14
20140219499
Visual tracking framework
A computer program product tangibly embodied in a computer-readable storage medium includes instructions that when executed by a processor perform a method. The method includes identifying a frame of a video sequence, transforming a model into an initial guess for how the region appears in the frame, performing an exhaustive search of the frame, performing a plurality of optimization procedures, wherein at least one additional model parameter is taken into account as each subsequent optimization procedure is initiated.
08/07/14
20140219066
Gesture-based time input
A computing device is described that outputs for display, a graphical user interface comprising a clock having regions associated with a first set of time increments. Responsive to receiving an indication of an input at a portion of a presence-sensitive input device corresponding to a location of a display device at which one of the regions of the clock is displayed, the computing device determines one of the first set of time increments.
08/07/14
20140218692
Method and apparatus for testing for color vision loss
A method and apparatus for administering eye tests to identify cone sensitivity loss associated with hereditary and acquired color vision loss which may be used for early detection, progress, treatment, and monitoring of eye conditions, traumatic brain injury, optic neuritis, systemic and neurological diseases including glaucoma, retinopathy, age-related macular degeneration, multiple sclerosis, alzheimer's disease, and parkinson's disease and retinal toxicity. Particularly, the method and apparatus disclosed uses a cone contrast test (cct) to test individuals for hereditary or acquired color vision loss associated with (a) early signs of potential disease/damage/toxicity in an effort to (i) provide opportunity for treatment, and (ii) prevent permanent eye damage, and (b) monitor progress and treatment of such disease/damage/toxicity.
08/07/14
20140218632
Touch input device
A touch input device is disclosed. In one aspect, the device includes a body, a conductive net and an elastic member.
08/07/14
20140218513
Remote device for changing the display content of the display module in a surveillance camera
A remote device for changing the display content of the display module in a surveillance camera includes at least one surveillance camera, at least one side of each surveillance camera having a display module, each display module electrically connected to a video/audio control circuit. The video/audio control circuit is electrically connected to a display control module of a digital video/audio storage device via a screen transmission line.
08/07/14
20140218406
Input device for magnifying a screen content and method thereof
A method for magnifying a screen content executed by an input device is disclosed. The method is suitable for magnifying a display content of a computer device and includes that the input device receives an informed command from the computer device.
08/07/14
20140218344
Pen-type input device and electronic information board system
A pen-type input device includes a body shaped like a pen; a penpoint movable portion inserted into a front end recess included in the body; and a transmission part which transmits a transcription detecting signal of a contact position when the penpoint movable portion is caused to touch a display face of an electronic information board, wherein the penpoint movable portion includes a penpoint member, which is made of an elastic member and includes a front end portion caused to touch the display face, and a penpoint holding portion, which has a rigidity higher than that of the penpoint member, fits around an outer periphery of a base end portion of the penpoint member, and holds the penpoint member so as to prevent deformation of the outer periphery of the base end portion of the penpoint member.. .
08/07/14
20140218335
Input device, display device, and electronic device
A noise immunity of a detected capacitance is prevented or inhibited from lowering on a driving electrode different in width from the other driving electrodes, provided in an input device. A touch panel serving as an input device has a plurality of driving electrodes extending in an x-axis direction and arranged in a y-axis direction intersecting with the x-axis direction, and a driving electrode arranged outside one side of an arrangement of the driving electrodes and extending in the x-axis direction.
08/07/14
20140218334
Input device using detection of both capacitance and pressure, and capacitance-system hybrid touch panel equipped with pressure-sensitive function
An input device of the present invention is configured in the following manner: an input part includes electrode parts, which are contactable arranged with facing each other and one of which is to be an operation object, and a pressure-sensitive layer disposed between the electrode parts facing each other; a charge/discharge waveform forming part includes a charge/discharge circuit having a constant current source, a switching element, a capacitor and a resistor, and forms a charge/discharge waveform with a capacitance detection part and a resistance detection part connected; a charge/discharge waveform calculating part detects the change of a capacitance and of a pressure in the input part based on the charge/discharge waveform formed by the charge/discharge waveform forming part, and calculates an operation state, an operation position and an operation pressure.. .
08/07/14
20140218315
Gesture input distinguishing method and apparatus in touch input device
A gesture input distinguishing method and apparatus are provided. The gesture input distinguishing method and apparatus provide a method of distinguishably inputting a gesture related to a touch and drag on a touch screen according to patterns..
08/07/14
20140218311
Operating method and electronic device
An operating method of an electronic device having a fingerprint sensor unit is provided. In the operating method, a touch action of an input device is sensed and a touch signal is generated by the fingerprint sensor unit.
08/07/14
20140218305
Accessory enclosure and input device
The present invention is generally directed to a case for portable electronic devices. The case includes a body having a receiving portion for releasably receiving a portable electronic device.
08/07/14
20140218302
Touch and tap operable work surface
A work surface is configured to provide user interaction with a computer. The work surface includes a substrate that provides a structural base for the work surface.
08/07/14
20140218299
Gesture keyboard input of non-dictionary character strings
A computing device is described that outputs, for display, a graphical keyboard comprising a plurality of keys. The computing device receives, an indication of a gesture detected at a presence-sensitive input device.
08/07/14
20140218297
Hybrid keyboard for mobile device
A mobile device has a user interface comprising a plurality of keys arranged in a plurality of groups. A processor is operatively coupled to the user input device to receive user input from the user input device and to identify which group of keys has received the user input.
08/07/14
20140218293
Method and apparatus for user interface of input devices
A 3 dimensional (3-d) user interface system employs: one or more 3-d projectors configured to display an image at a first location in 3-d space; one or more sensors configured to sense user interaction with the image and to provide user interaction information; and a processor configured (i) to receive the user interaction information from the one or more sensors; (ii) to correlate the user interaction with the image; and (iii) to provide one or more indications responsive to a correlation of the user interaction with the image, including displaying the image at a second location in 3-d space.. .
07/31/14
20140215550
System and method of enhancing security of a wireless device through usage pattern detection
A method of identifying a user of a device having a security policy and including a touch sensitive input device. The method includes receiving data corresponding to use of the touch sensitive input device by the user and determining from the received data at least one feature.
07/31/14
20140215434
Non-transitory computer-readable recording medium storing user interface program for developing application software
A non-transitory computer-readable recording medium that stores a user interface program for developing application software using a graphical user interface (gui) developing unit configured to cause a user to develop application software via a gui. The user interface program causes a computer to function as a command-line user interface (cui)-based gui control unit configured to control the gui developing unit via a cui.
07/31/14
20140215369
Device and method for displaying a multitude of planar objects
A device for displaying a multitude of planar objects arranged in at least one stack, includes a display area, e.g., a touchscreen, for displaying the stack; a processing unit to generate and modify graphics data of the objects; and a proximity ascertainment device for detecting an operating element in a proximity region in front of the display surface or an input device. The processing unit is arranged such that the graphics data of the objects are generated so that the at least one stack is displayed on the display area in different display states, i.e., a first mode, preferably a pure display mode; a second mode, in which an operating element is detected in the proximity region in front of the display area or an input device; and a third mode, following the touching or selection of the display area or an object displayed on the display area..


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