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 System and  creating electronic multiplayer game tournaments patent thumbnailSystem and creating electronic multiplayer game tournaments
Systems and methods for creating a plurality of seeds for a multiplayer tournament of an electronic game are disclosed. The system includes a server including a seed generator module, a seed sorter module, and a seed selection module.
Megatouch, Llc


 Batch card shuffling apparatuses including multi card storage compartments, and related methods patent thumbnailBatch card shuffling apparatuses including multi card storage compartments, and related methods
Automatic card shufflers may include a card input mechanism for inputting cards into the card shuffler, a card storage device for receiving cards from the card input mechanism and temporarily storing cards within the card shuffler, and a card output mechanism for outputting cards from the card shuffler.. .
Bally Gaming, Inc.


 Automatic playing card shuffler and other card-handling devices configured to detect marked cards and  using the same patent thumbnailAutomatic playing card shuffler and other card-handling devices configured to detect marked cards and using the same
An automatic playing card shuffler incorporating means for detecting marked cards. One or more light spectrum emitters or variable light spectrum illuminators transmit light at frequencies/wavelengths which is reflected off card backs through one or more spectrum filters causing invisible markings to become visible.
Shark Trap Gaming & Security Systems, Llc


 Method for shuffling and dealing cards patent thumbnailMethod for shuffling and dealing cards
A card shuffler that moves cards one at a time to randomly designated single-card receptacle in a receiving or dealing rack, and a method for shuffling and for dealing cards.. .
Bally Gaming, Inc.


 Card handling devices and methods of randomizing playing cards patent thumbnailCard handling devices and methods of randomizing playing cards
A playing card handling device comprises an elevator platform configured to receive one or more cards from an input platform to form a shuffled set of cards, a card gripper positioned above the elevator platform, and configured to grip cards from the shuffled set of cards, and a processor configured to control the elevator platform to have a grip position for the card gripper grip the shuffled set of cards, wherein the grip position is adjusted based, at least in part, on a correction value associated with a particular card insertion. A related method includes determining a grip position of an elevator platform of a card handling device based, at least in part, on a desired insertion location within a stack of shuffled cards as adjusted based on a corrective value that is different for a plurality of different insertion locations..
Bally Gaming, Inc.


 Targeting and demographics scheduling utilizing a framework for audience rating estimation patent thumbnailTargeting and demographics scheduling utilizing a framework for audience rating estimation
An advertisement management system receives a commercial break schedule generated from a completed assignment of one or more spots, which correspond to deals including advertiser orders to place the one or more spots into one or more commercial breaks in the commercial break schedule based on constraints and placement requirements. The system determines which of one or more orders in one or more deals are targeting orders, and determine a baseline target delivery for the targeting orders based on expected viewership associated with the targeting orders.
Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.


 Scheduling mapreduce tasks based on estimated workload distribution patent thumbnailScheduling mapreduce tasks based on estimated workload distribution
A method for scheduling mapreduce tasks includes receiving a set of task statistics corresponding to task execution within a mapreduce job, estimating a completion time for a set of tasks to be executed to provide an estimated completion time, calculating a soft decision point based on a convergence of a workload distribution corresponding to a set of executed tasks, calculating a hard decision point based on the estimated completion time for the set of tasks to be executed, determining a selected decision point based on the soft decision point and the hard decision point, and scheduling upcoming tasks for execution based on the selected decision point. The method may also include estimating a map task completion time and estimating a shuffle operation completion time.
International Business Machines Corporation


 Scheduling mapreduce tasks based on estimated workload distribution patent thumbnailScheduling mapreduce tasks based on estimated workload distribution
A method for scheduling mapreduce tasks includes receiving a set of task statistics corresponding to task execution within a mapreduce job, estimating a completion time for a set of tasks to be executed to provide an estimated completion time, calculating a soft decision point based on a convergence of a workload distribution corresponding to a set of executed tasks, calculating a hard decision point based on the estimated completion time for the set of tasks to be executed, determining a selected decision point based on the soft decision point and the hard decision point, and scheduling upcoming tasks for execution based on the selected decision point. The method may also include estimating a map task completion time and estimating a shuffle operation completion time.
International Business Machines Corporation


 Columnar table data protection patent thumbnailColumnar table data protection
Shuffling data stored in columnar tables improves data storage security, particularly when used in conjunction with other security operations, such as tokenization and cryptography. A data table is accessed, and pointer values of at least one column of the accessed table are shuffled, generating a protected table.
Protegrity Corporation


 Plenoptic camera comprising a shuffled color filter array patent thumbnailPlenoptic camera comprising a shuffled color filter array
Indicating a niter repartition (or pattern), where each coefficient cm,n is associated with a filter value, and in that the other unit elements are associated with matrixes with coefficients set to c(x+i)mod m,(y+j)mod m, for corresponding pixel (x,y,i,j) on the image sensor, where indexes x, y relate to indexation of a pixel in the image sensor, and indexes i,j relate to indexation of a micro-lens in the set of micro-lens.. .

Controlling conference calls

Embodiments of the present invention provide a method and system for determining participants for a conference call where the participants may be selected based on similar attributes as well as the descriptions of the conference call. Additionally, the conference call may be split into smaller breakout sessions, further separating the participants based on various attributes.
International Business Machines Corporation

Controlling conference calls

Embodiments of the present invention provide a method and system for determining participants for a conference call where the participants may be selected based on similar attributes as well as the descriptions of the conference call. Additionally, the conference call may be split into smaller breakout sessions, further separating the participants based on various attributes.
International Business Machines Corporation

Data center privacy

A data center has a plurality of secure processing units; a plurality of data stores holding encrypted data records; and a network connecting the secure processing units and the data stores. The secure processing units comprise computing functionality configured to execute a data processing operation in parallel on the secure processing units by being configured to read encrypted records from the stores, process one or more of the encrypted records within the secure processing units, send one or more of the encrypted records to the stores.
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc

Automatic playing card shuffler and other card-handling devices configured to detect marked cards and using the same

An automatic playing card shuffler incorporating means for detecting marked cards. One or more light spectrum emitters or variable light spectrum illuminators transmit light at frequencies/wavelengths which is reflected off card backs through one or more spectrum filters causing invisible markings to become visible.
Shark Trap Gaming & Security Systems, Llc

Method and shuffling data

Method, apparatus, and program means for shuffling data. The method of one embodiment comprises receiving a first operand having a set of l data elements and a second operand having a set of l control elements.
Lntel Corporation

Playing card handling devices, systems, and methods for verifying sets of cards

Systems include an automatic card shuffler and a shoe. The automatic card shuffler may include a printing device for applying a randomly selected set symbol on each card of a set of cards.
Bally Gaming, Inc.

Systems and methods for in-line stream processing of distributed dataflow based computations

A data processing system is disclosed that includes machines having an in-line accelerator and a general purpose instruction-based general purpose instruction-based processor. In one example, a machine comprises storage to store data and an input/output (i/o) processing unit coupled to the storage.
Bigstream Solutions, Inc.

Systems and methods for in-line stream processing of distributed dataflow based computations

A data processing system is disclosed that includes machines having an in-line accelerator and a general purpose instruction-based general purpose instruction-based processor. In one example, a machine comprises storage to store data and an input/output (i/o) processing unit coupled to the storage.
Bigstream Solutions, Inc.

Dynamic shuffle reconfiguration

A method includes receiving a request to perform a shuffle operation on a data stream, the request including a set of initial key ranges: generating a shuffler configuration that assigns a shuffler from a set of shufflers to each of the initial key ranges; initiating the set of shufflers to perform the shuffle operation on the data stream; analyzing metadata statistics to determine whether a shuffler configuration update event occurs, the metadata statistics produced by the set of shufflers during the shuffle operation and indicating load statistics for each shuffler in the set of shufflers; and upon occurrence of the shuffler configuration update event and during the shuffle operation, altering the shuffler configuration based at least in part on the metadata statistics to produce an assignment of shufflers to key ranges that is different from the assignment of shufflers to the initial key ranges.. .
Google Inc.

Simulation device

Methods and apparatus provide for, at each of plural calculation timings, associating pieces of position information indicating the positions of objects in a virtual space at the calculation timing with leaves and creates a complete binary tree in which position information reflecting pieces of the position information of child nodes is associated with an internal node, and a node shuffling section that shuffles 2·2n (n≧1) child nodes regarding each group of 2n nodes on the basis of the position information associated with each of the 2·2n child nodes belonging to the 2n nodes in each layer sequentially from the immediately-upper layer of the lowermost layer in the complete binary tree; and carrying out collision determination between objects by using the complete binary tree resulting from the shuffling by the node shuffling section.. .
Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.

Shuffle embedded distributed storage system supporting virtual merge and method thereof

Provided herein is a shuffle embedded distributed storage system and method supporting virtual merge, the system and method including a distributed shared storage configured to store a virtual merged file; a plurality of map servers connected to the distributed shared storage via a network, and configured to perform a map function and record a map result data computed as a result of the map function in the distributed shared storage by means of a map result file; and a plurality of reduce servers connected to the distributed shared storage and the map servers via the network, wherein the virtual merged file includes a list of the map result files recorded by the plurality of map servers, and an identifier of a reduce server to which the virtual merged file is to be transmitted.. .
Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute

Method and using upstream communication in a card shuffler

A security system for a casino table card game has a casino table with i) indicia thereon for the placement of wagers, ii) a data entry system with an associated computer, and iii) sensors that can detect the placement of at least one specific category of wager; a shuffling device with a microprocessor integral to the shuffler for providing information regarding cards or hands; a central table gaming computer that receives information from the shuffler in real time, receives information from the sensors, and receives information from the data entry system, the associated computer, the microprocessor and the central table gaming computer communicating data among each other in real time.. .
Bally Gaming, Inc.

Online brochure delivery system

A processor-based system for electronically presenting virtual brochures to a customer. The system has a server with a memory for holding information relating to the brochures.
Impact Marketing Services, Llc

Automated playing card retrieval system

An automated playing card retrieval system is used with a physical gaming table that hosts live wager-based games. The system includes a movable receiving component that receives dealt physical playing cards and an automated card removal component that removes the cards to a discard region after the game.
Fresh Idea Global Limited

Management of intermediate data spills during the shuffle phase of a map-reduce job

A system and a method for spill management during the shuffle phase of a map-reduce job performed in a distributed computer system on distributed files. A spilling protocol is provided for handling the spilling of intermediate data based on at least one popularity attribute of key-value pairs of the input data on which the map-reduce job is performed.
Zettaset, Inc.

Value sorter

Apparatuses, systems, and methods may sort a value. A sorter may include a data exchanger to exchange a value that is to be held by a first execution element of a plurality of execution elements with a value that is to be held by a second execution element of the plurality of execution elements.
Intel Corporation

Optimization of map-reduce shuffle performance through shuffler i/o pipeline actions and planning

A shuffler receives information associated with partition segments of map task outputs and a pipeline policy for a job running on a computing device. The shuffler transmits to an operating system of the computing device a request to lock partition segments of the map task outputs and transmits an advisement to keep or load partition segments of map task outputs in the memory of the computing device.
International Business Machines Corporation

Shuffled playing cards and manufacturing method thereof

Systems and methods for monitoring shuffled playing cards. A shuffled card id is associated with the one or more shuffled decks of playing cards.
Angel Playing Cards Co., Ltd

Optimization of multi-stage hierarchical networks for practical routing applications

Significantly optimized multi-stage networks, useful in wide target applications, with vlsi layouts using only horizontal and vertical links to route large scale sub-integrated circuit blocks having inlet and outlet links, and laid out in an integrated circuit device in a two-dimensional grid arrangement of blocks are presented. The optimized multi-stage networks in each block employ several rings of stages of switches with inlet and outlet links of sub-integrated circuit blocks connecting to rings from either left-hand side only, or from right-hand side only, or from both left-hand side and right-hand side; and employ shuffle exchange links where outlet links of cross links from switches in a stage of a ring in one sub-integrated circuit block are connected to either inlet links of switches in the another stage of a ring in the same or another sub-integrated circuit block..

Asymmetric shuffle keyboard

An asymmetric keyboard with a qwerty style layout comprising a plurality of sparse grids and a plurality of dense grids is provided. A sparse grid is substantially large in size containing large keys with large labels, whereas a dense grid is substantially small in size containing small keys with small labels.
Cubic Design Studios Llc

Systems including automatic card handling apparatuses and related methods

An automatic card handling device, automatic card handling devices within a network, and methods of use are disclosed. An automatic card handling device includes a shuffling apparatus with a controller and configured to deliver a set of shuffled cards, and a communication module operably coupled to the controller.
Bally Gaming, Inc.

Model anti-collusion watermark

Embedding a watermark payload in content, including: a counter configured to store a random seed; a permutation generator configured to receive and process the watermark payload and the random seed, and generate a shuffled payload based on the random seed; and a watermark embedder configured to receive and embed the shuffled payload into the content. Key words include watermark payload and collusion..
Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc.

Systems and methods for processing motion sensor generated data

Systems and methods for processing data from a motion sensor to detect intentional movements of a device are provided. An electronic device having a motion sensor may process motion sensor data along one or more dimensions to generate an acceleration value representative of the movement of the electronic device.
Apple Inc.

Switch device

The present invention provides a switch device for an optical signal which has high extendibility and which can suppress an increase of loss in extension. A switch device in one embodiment of the present invention includes, in a housing, four splitter portions, four switch portions, and extension splitter portions.
Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd.

Power converter with dead-time variation to disperse distortion

A power converter receives a dc supply voltage across a phase leg. The phase leg comprises an upper switching device and a lower switching device coupled across the dc link, wherein a junction between the upper and lower switching devices is configured to be coupled to a load.
Ford Global Technologies, Llc

Cache operations for memory management

In accordance with the present description, cache operations for a memory-sided cache in front of a backing memory such as a byte-addressable non-volatile memory, include combining at least two of a first operation, a second operation and a third operation, wherein the first operation includes evicting victim cache entries from the cache memory in accordance with a replacement policy which is biased to evict cache entries having clean cache lines over evicting cache entries having dirty cache lines. The second operation includes evicting victim cache entries from the primary cache memory to a victim cache memory of the cache memory, and the third operation includes translating memory location addresses to shuffle and spread the memory location addresses within an address range of the backing memory.

Card handling apparatuses and methods for handling cards

Card-handling devices include a card-holding area and a card output shoe. The card output shoe includes a card-way for passage of cards from the card-holding area into a dealing-ready area.
Bally Gaming, Inc.

Method and using upstream communication in a card shuffler

A security system for a casino table card game has a casino table with i) indicia thereon for the placement of wagers, ii) a data entry system with an associated computer, and iii) sensors that can detect the placement of at least one specific category of wager; a shuffling device with a microprocessor integral to the shuffler for providing information regarding cards or hands; a central table gaming computer that receives information from the shuffler in real time, receives information from the sensors, and receives information from the data entry system, the associated computer, the microprocessor and the central table gaming computer communicating data among each other in real time.. .
Bally Gaming, Inc.

Systems, apparatuses, and methods for performing a shuffle and operation (shuffle-op)

Embodiments of systems, apparatuses, and methods for performing in a computer processor a data element shuffle and an operation on the shuffled data elements in response to a single data element shuffle and an operation instruction that includes a destination vector register operand, a first and second source vector register operands, an immediate value, and an opcode are described.. .

Shuffled media content

In one embodiment, a method for providing media content implemented on a broadcast headend includes defining at least one metablock of media content according to a number of media content data blocks, where the media content data blocks are ordered in accordance with associated serial numbers, reordering the media content data blocks in the at least one metablock of media content to generate reordered data blocks, obfuscating the associated serial numbers in the reordered data blocks, providing details of the reordering to a receiving device, and transmitting the reordered data blocks to a receiving device.. .

Selecting computing resources

Systems and methods are described for distributing pool resources. One method includes maintaining a plurality of groups of computing resources, wherein each group of the plurality of groups includes computing resources that share a respective combination of resource characteristics; receiving a first request to perform a first test on a computing resource; determining, from the plurality of groups of computing resources, a subset of groups of computing resources that include a respective combination of resource characteristics that satisfy the required characteristics of the first test; shuffling the subset of groups and selecting a first group from the shuffled subset of groups; selecting an available computing resource from the first group; and causing the first test to be performed on the selected available computing resource from the first group..

Method and performing a vector bit shuffle

An apparatus and method for performing a vector bit shuffle. For example, one embodiment of a processor comprises: a first vector register to store a plurality of source data elements; a second vector register to store a plurality of control elements, each of the control elements comprising a plurality of bit fields, each bit field to be associated with a corresponding bit position in a destination mask register and to identify a bit from each of the source data elements to be copied to each of the particular bit positions; and vector bit shuffle logic to read each bit field from the second vector register to identify a bit from each of the source data elements and to responsively copy the bit from each of the source data elements to each of the corresponding bit positions in the destination mask register..

Apparatus, audio content shuffling

Song shuffling system plays a series of songs selected from a shuffled plurality of predefined audio content sources. An exemplary embodiment concurrently receives, during a shuffle operation, a stream of audio content from each of the predefined audio content sources, wherein each of the streams of audio content comprises a plurality of serially received songs.

Technologies for fast synchronization barriers for many-core processing

Technologies for multithreaded synchronization including a computing device having a many-core processor. Each processor core includes multiple hardware threads.

Automatic playing card shuffler and other card-handling devices configured to detect marked cards and using the same

An automatic playing card shuffler incorporating means for detecting marked cards. One or more light spectrum emitters or variable light spectrum illuminators transmit light at frequencies/wavelengths which is reflected off card backs through one or more spectrum filters causing invisible markings to become visible.

Modular optical backplane and enclosure

Embodiments are directed to decomposing an all-to-all interconnection network topology into a plurality of smaller all-to-all interconnection network elements, replicating the interconnection network elements in a modular fashion, wherein the modular interconnection network elements construct the all-to-all interconnection network topology. Embodiments are directed to an apparatus comprising a shuffle cable assembly comprising a plurality of shuffle cables, where each of the plurality of shuffle cables comprises a plurality of optical fibers and a plurality of connectors, a block configured to organize, align, and maintain a position of the plurality of connectors, and at least one handle coupled to the block and configured to actuate the plurality of connectors..
International Business Machines Corporation

Mechanical shuffler

A mechanical shuffling apparatus is disclosed having a mechanism for delivering a single card through a horizontally disposed slot such that mechanical damage to the card is minimized and adequate shuffling of a deck of cards is achieved. The horizontally disposed slot is sized to receive a single card and can be adjusted or calibrated by card manufacturer or type.
Stealth Cds, Llc

Using a hash of a filename to control encoding/decoding of a digital file

Methods, devices, systems, and non-transitory process-readable storage media for a computing device to reversibly obfuscate contents of a digital file includes generating a binary string by applying a shared hash function to a public filename of the digital file. The method may include subdividing the digital file into a first plurality of data segments corresponding to one of a number of bits represented by the generated binary string and a file size of the digital file, shuffling the first plurality of data segments using a shared, looping shuffle algorithm.
Qualcomm Incorporated

Playing card shuffler

An apparatus is for shuffling a plurality of playing cards used in gaming. The apparatus includes a card support adapted to support the unshuffled cards on-edge.
Bally Gaming, Inc.

Multiple ring identification and configuration protocol

A protocol identifies and configures rings in a network topology automatically in order to simplify and quicken the actions that need to be performed in response to addition, deletion and shuffle of network nodes in that topology. Such rings do not need to be identified and configured manually.
Brocade Communications Systems, Inc.



Shuffle topics:
  • Playing Cards
  • Dependency
  • Code Generation
  • Access Control
  • Data Processing
  • Accumulator
  • Distributed
  • Quantization
  • High Resolution
  • Loop Filter
  • Data Element


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