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Date/App# patent app List of recent Shuffle-related patents
07/21/16
20160211773 
 Power converter with dead-time variation to disperse distortion patent thumbnailPower 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


07/14/16
20160203085 
 Cache operations for memory management patent thumbnailCache 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.

07/14/16
20160199724 
 Card handling apparatuses and methods for handling cards patent thumbnailCard 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.


07/07/16
20160196718 
 Method and  using upstream communication in a card shuffler patent thumbnailMethod 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.


07/07/16
20160196139 
 Systems, apparatuses, and methods for performing a shuffle and operation (shuffle-op) patent thumbnailSystems, 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.. .

06/30/16
20160191853 
 Shuffled media content patent thumbnailShuffled 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.. .

06/30/16
20160191407 
 Selecting computing resources patent thumbnailSelecting 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..

06/30/16
20160188532 
 Method and  performing a vector bit shuffle patent thumbnailMethod 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..

06/30/16
20160188286 
 Apparatus,  audio content shuffling patent thumbnailApparatus, 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.

06/16/16
20160170813 
 Technologies for fast synchronization barriers for many-core processing patent thumbnailTechnologies 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.

06/16/16
20160166918 

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.

06/02/16
20160154196 

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


05/26/16
20160144271 

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


05/12/16
20160134601 

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


05/05/16
20160121200 

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.


04/28/16
20160119220 

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.


04/14/16
20160103845 

Enhanced handling of intermediate data generated during distributed, parallel processing


Systems and methods are disclosed for reducing latency in shuffle-phase operations employed during the mapreduce processing of data. One or more computing nodes in a cluster of computing nodes capable of implementing mapreduce processing may utilize memory servicing such node(s) to maintain a temporary file system.

03/31/16
20160094241 

Apparatus and vector compression


An apparatus and method are described for performing vector compression. For example, one embodiment of a processor comprises: vector compression logic to compress a source vector comprising a plurality of valid data elements and invalid data elements to generate a destination vector in which valid data elements are stored contiguously on one side of the destination vector, the vector compression logic to utilize a bit mask associated with the source vector and comprising a plurality of bits, each bit corresponding to one of the plurality of data elements of the source vector and indicating whether the data element comprises a valid data element or an invalid data element, the vector compression logic to utilize indices of the bit mask and associated bit values of the bit mask to generate a control vector; and shuffle logic to shuffle/permute the data elements of the source vector to the destination vector in accordance with the control vector..
Intel Corporation


03/31/16
20160092675 

Fine-grained address space layout randomization


A data processing system can use a method of fine-grained address space layout randomization to mitigate the system's vulnerability to return oriented programming security exploits. The randomization can occur at the sub-segment level by randomizing clumps of virtual memory pages.
Apple Inc.


03/31/16
20160092674 

Aslr map obfuscation


A data processing system can use a method of fine-grained address space layout randomization to mitigate the system's vulnerability to return oriented programming security exploits. The randomization can occur at the sub-segment level by randomizing clumps of virtual memory pages.
Apple Inc.


03/24/16
20160082344 

Card shuffling device and calibration method


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 insert location within a stack of shuffled cards as adjusted based on a corrective value that is different for a plurality of different insert locations..
Bally Gaming, Inc.


03/10/16
20160070484 

Data shuffling in a non-uniform memory access device


A method of orchestrated shuffling of data in a non-uniform memory access device that includes a plurality of processing nodes that are connected by interconnects. The method includes running an application on a plurality of threads executing on the plurality of processing nodes.
International Business Machines Corporation


02/04/16
20160034205 

Systems and/or methods for leveraging in-memory storage in connection with the shuffle phase of mapreduce


Certain example embodiments relate to a computer system for performing a map reduce sequence. Nodes therein include at least one processor and memory and are divided into at least mapper and reducer nodes.
Software Ag Usa, Inc.


02/04/16
20160030831 

Hand-forming card shuffling apparatuses including multi-card storage compartments, and related methods


Card shufflers usable in forming and dispensing randomized playing card hands for use in playing card games 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 shuffled cards from the card shuffler. The card storage device may include a wheel configured to rotate within the card shuffler.
Bally Gaming, Inc.


01/14/16
20160008703 

Shuffled playing cards and manufacturing method thereof


A method including, manufacturing individual playing cards; shuffling, using a shuffling machine with multiple pockets, a multiple number of decks of the playing cards at random in a factory utilizing at least a first card feeding step and a second card feeding step; detecting, using an imaging device and an image processing unit, a rank and a suit of each of the cards; counting, using the image processing unit, the number of each rank and each suit; inspecting, using the image processing unit, during or after the shuffling of the decks of playing cards, but before packaging, whether or not there is an excess or deficiency in the number of the rank or the suit contained in the multiple number of decks of the playing cards; and, after the inspecting step, packaging a set of the shuffled decks of the playing cards in an individual package.. .
Angel Playing Cards Co., Ltd.


01/07/16
20160001169 

Symbol-matching game for cards with paired icons


A tabletop game played with a special deck of cards. Each card (17) features two symbols, chosen from a set of dozens.

12/31/15
20150375094 

Card handling devices and systems


Playing card-handling devices, such as shufflers, dealing shoes, discard racks and verification systems, are rotatably secured to a gaming table to allow for functional and ergonomic adjustment of the card-handling device, without removal from the gaming table. One end of the device, preferably a front end of the device from which playing cards may be removed, has a structure that extends through an aperture in the gaming table.
Shuffle Master Gmbh & Co Kg.


12/24/15
20150373387 

Advertisement scheduler


An advertisement scheduler in the television advertisement scheduling system receives a commercial break schedule generated from a completed assignment of one or more spots that correspond to the deals comprising advertisers 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 advertisement scheduler may determine representative liability per pending spot for one or more of the deals, and reshuffle the placement of the one or more spots based on the representative liability of the one or more deals in order to minimize liability associated with the one or more deals.
Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.


12/24/15
20150371485 

Systems and methods for play of casino table card games


A system and method for enabling play of a casino table card game. Multiple randomized sets of playing cards of known composition are formed and delivered, and are set by following automatically generated house way instructions.
Bally Gaming, Inc.


12/10/15
20150358035 

Method and interleaving low density parity check (ldpc) codes over mobile satellite channels


Systems, methods and apparatus are described to interleave ldpc coded data for reception over a mobile communications channel, such as, for example, a satellite channel. In exemplary embodiments of the present invention, a method for channel interleaving includes segmenting a large ldpc code block into smaller codewords, randomly shuffling the code segments of each codeword and then convolutionally interleaving the randomly shuffled code words.
Sirius Xm Radio Inc.


11/19/15
20150332322 

Entity sponsorship within a modular search object framework


A modular search object framework can provide modular search results including sponsored entity search results. The framework includes circuitry that outputs an interactive entity section based on an online search.
Yahoo! Inc.


11/19/15
20150328533 

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 cards of a set of cards.
Bally Gaming, Inc


11/05/15
20150317365 

Modular search object framework


A modular search object framework provides modular search results including entity and non-entity search results. The framework includes circuitry that outputs an interactive entity section based on an online search.
Yahoo! Inc.


10/22/15
20150301692 

Individual song libraries and personalized channels in broadcast satellite systems


Systems and methods to facilitate recording of individual tracks by a user of a broadcast music service, and the provision of user-specific personalized channels, based on such recordings, are presented. Such systems and methods include (i) recording of a song or audio clip from the broadcast for future playback (referred to as the “love” functionality), and (ii) providing a shuffled playlist of songs for that user based on a mix of (a) “loved” songs from a user's song library and (b) favorite artist songs speculatively recorded by the system or device over time in the background based on the user's selections of favorite artists.

10/22/15
20150301299 

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


10/15/15
20150293826 

Method and system for hardware implementation of uniform random shuffling


Methods and systems for hardware implementation of uniform random shuffling are disclosed. According to one aspect, a system for hardware implementation of uniform random shuffling includes multiple pseudo-random bit sequence (prbs) generators, where each prbs generator provides a pseudo-random sequence of numbers s and the next value in its pseudo-random sequence in response to receiving an output request.

10/15/15
20150290529 

Flush mounted card shuffler that elevates cards


A device for forming a random set of playing cards is disclosed. The device comprises: a top surface and a bottom surface of the device.

10/15/15
20150290528 

Method and shuffling and handling cards


A card shuffler that moves cards one at a time from the bottom of a group that may be a deck in a deck-crib, to randomly designated single-card receptacles in a receiving or dealing rack, and methods for shuffling and for dealing cards. Either the deck-crib or the receiving rack is moved by a motor to align a single-card receptacle, randomly selected from among remaining empty single-card receptacles, with an outfeed slot of the deck-crib to receive each card to be moved from the deck-crib.

10/15/15
20150290527 

Table game system


A card shoe apparatus 2 of the table game system of the present invention includes a barcode reader 100 that reads a barcode 3 attached to a shuffled playing card set 1s, and thereby reads a shuffled card id that can uniquely identify the shuffled playing card set 1s. The shuffled card id of the shuffled playing cards to be used is subjected to a process of association to identify one of association table numbers (t1 to t10) or database numbers, and the rank and the suit of a card 1 that are attached to the card 1 are identified based on a code c with an association table (t3).

09/24/15
20150269256 

System and cross-library recommendation


A music recommendation system receives a user selection of desired music, retrieves analysis data associated with the selected music, and generates a playlist of songs based on the analysis data. The analysis data is generated based on a processing of one or more audio signals associated with the selected music.
Gracenote, Inc.


09/24/15
20150265908 

Table game system


A table game system is provided capable of identifying shuffled playing cards used at the time of the occurrence of a problem in a card shoe apparatus, thereby enabling an investigation of the cause thereof or the taking of countermeasures therefor. A card shoe apparatus 2 of the table game system of the present invention includes a barcode reader 100 and rfid that reads a barcode 3 or rfid provided in a shuffled playing card set 1s, thereby reading a shuffled card id that uniquely identifies the shuffled playing card set 1s.
Angel Playing Cards Co., Ltd.


09/17/15
20150258450 

Method and system for providing a secure shuffle of game objects across multiple entities


A computer-implemented method and system are provided for ensuring the integrity and security of digital shuffles of cards or objects across multiple entities and/or jurisdictions. All entities participating in the shuffle can optionally review the forensic data to ensure that the shuffle was legitimate and that no other entity prematurely peeked at another entity's private hand..
Scientific Games International, Inc.


09/17/15
20150258420 

Table game system


A table game system is provided capable of identifying shuffled playing cards used at the time of the occurrence of a problem in a card shoe apparatus, thereby enabling an investigation of the cause thereof or the taking of countermeasures therefor. A card shoe apparatus 2 of the table game system of the present invention includes a barcode reader 100 that reads a barcode 3 provided in a shuffled playing card set 1s, thereby reading a shuffled card id that uniquely identifies the shuffled playing card set ls.
Angel Playing Cards Co., Ltd.


09/10/15
20150256908 

N-degree cdc wsx roadm


Methods, systems, and apparatus, for optical communications. One apparatus includes a plurality of ingress ports coupled to n units of 1×n splitters, wherein each 1×n splitter includes a plurality of cross connect ingress branches and a drop branch; a plurality of egress ports coupled to n units of n×1 combiners, wherein each n×1 combiner includes a plurality of cross connect egress branches and an add branch; a m×m′ fiber shuffle providing cross connect between the ingress branches and the egress branches such that each branch from an ingress 1×n splitter is linked to a branch of each n×1 combiner; and a wavelength blocker array comprising n×n wavelength blocker units where n≧n wavelength blocker units, each wavelength blocker unit coupled to a fiber of the m×m′ fiber shuffle..
Oplink Communications, Inc.


09/03/15
20150247780 

Method and device for estimating a profile depth of a tire


A method and a device estimate a profile depth of a tire of a vehicle during operation of the vehicle. The method measures signals from a piezoelectric element which is disposed on an inner side of the tire in a region which deforms in the event of tread shuffle.
Continental Automotive Gmbh


08/27/15
20150242365 

Method and apparatus of a fully-pipelined fft


A plurality of three bit units (called triplets) are permuted by a shuffler to shuffle the positions of the triplets into different patterns which are used to specific the read/write operation of a memory. For example, the least significant triplet in a conventional counter can be placed in the most significant position of a permuted three triplet pattern.
Tensoroom, Inc.


08/27/15
20150238849 

Card shoe apparatus and table game system


A card shoe apparatus includes a card reading unit for reading from a card a code when the card is drawn from the card housing unit, and a control unit that determines the winner/loser of a card game based on the number of the cards sequentially read by the card reading unit. The control unit further includes a memory that stores information on a predetermined number of cards read by the card reading unit, and has a function of detecting an irregularity of a shuffled playing card set..
Angel Playing Cards Co., Ltd


08/27/15
20150238848 

Card shuffler


Systems, apparatuses and methods are described for shuffling a deck, group, stack or pile of cards. The cards are placed into a shuffler.
Digideal Corporation


08/13/15
20150228256 

Image data processing multi-level shuffles for multi-format pixel and associated apparatus


Embodiments of the invention disclose an image data processing method and an image data processing apparatus and a method and an apparatus for image data processing. The image data processing method includes the following steps: receiving image data, wherein said image data is in a first pixel format; shuffling said image data according to a relationship between the first pixel format and a second pixel format to generate shuffled data; and compressing said shuffled data by a compression module which is suitable for compressing image data in said second pixel format so as to generate compressed data..
Mediatek Singapore Pte. Ltd.


08/06/15
20150220571 

Pipelined re-shuffling for distributed column store


A method of pipelining re-shuffled data of a distributed column oriented relational database management system (rdbms). A request is received from a consumer process that requires rdbms column data to be shuffled in a specific order according to an order that each of a plurality of columns will be used by the consumer process.
Futurewei Technologies, Inc.


08/06/15
20150217182 

Method of playing a game using cards and tokens


The game of spades is played with teams using a standard deck of 52 cards comprised of 13 cards in each of four different suits without the use of wild cards, the cards being shuffled and dealt equally to each of the players of the game. The players then bid, in turn, indicating to all participants the number of tricks they intend to take during the play of the hand.

07/30/15
20150215776 

Methods and apparatuses for self-generating fault-tolerant keys in spread-spectrum systems


Self-generating fault-tolerant keys for use in spread-spectrum systems are disclosed. At a communication device, beacon signals are received from another communication device and impulse responses are determined from the beacon signals.
Battelle Energy Alliance, Llc


07/30/15
20150209655 

Batch card shuffling apparatuses including multi-card storage compartments, and related methods


Automatic card shufflers 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 shuffled cards from the card shuffler. The card storage device may include a movable rack configured to move vertically within the card shuffler.
Bally Gaming, Inc.


07/16/15
20150196834 

Automatic card shuffler with pivotal card weight and divider gate


A playing card handling device is disclosed. The device includes a first side and a second opposite side.
Bally Gaming, Inc.


07/16/15
20150196833 

Card handling devices comprising angled support surfaces


A device for forming a random set of playing cards is disclosed. The device comprises: a top surface and a bottom surface of the device.
Bally Gaming, Inc.


07/09/15
20150193344 

Data shuffling in a non-uniform memory access device


Embodiments relate to the orchestration of data shuffling among memory devices of a non-uniform memory access device. An aspect includes a method of orchestrated shuffling of data in a non-uniform memory access device includes running an application on a plurality of threads executing on a plurality of processing nodes and identifying data to be shuffled among the plurality of processing nodes.
International Business Machines Corporation


07/09/15
20150193274 

Data shuffling in a non-uniform memory access device


A method of orchestrated shuffling of data in a non-uniform memory access device that includes a plurality of processing nodes includes running an application on a plurality of threads executing on the plurality of processing nodes and identifying data to be shuffled from source threads running on source processing nodes among the processing nodes to target threads executing on target processing nodes among the processing nodes. The method further includes generating a plan for orchestrating the shuffling of the data among the all of the memory devices associated with the threads and shuffling the data among all of the memory devices based on the plan..
International Business Machines Corporation


07/02/15
20150186493 

Stratified sampling using adaptive parallel data processing


Stratified sampling of a plurality of records is performed. A plurality of records are partitioned into a plurality of splits, wherein each split includes at least a portion of the plurality of records.
International Business Machines Corporation


07/02/15
20150182850 

Batch card shuffling apparatuses including multi-card storage compartments, and related methods


Automatic card shufflers 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 shuffled cards from the card shuffler. The card storage device may include a movable rack configured to move vertically within the card shuffler.
Bally Gaming, Inc.


06/25/15
20150174471 

Packing box for shuffled playing cards


A packing box of shuffled playing cards has, in an assembled state, a shape of a rectangular parallelepiped with six faces, namely, a front face, a rear face, a left side face, a right side face, a top face and a bottom face so as to encase the shuffled playing cards. The packing box includes zippers provided in locations at a predetermined interval, each of which includes zipper-shaped cut lines arranged in parallel with a longitudinal direction of the rectangular parallelepiped shape, and has a central band in the central portion defined by the zippers provided in the two locations.
Angel Playing Cards Co., Ltd.


06/18/15
20150171891 

Tri-level digital-to-analog converter


Methods, systems, and apparatuses for converting a digital input signal to an analog output signal are disclosed. A first delta-sigma modulator receives a common mode reference signal and generates a common mode control signal.
Broadcom Corporation


06/18/15
20150165306 

Card shuffling apparatuses and related methods


Card shuffler apparatuses include a card repositioner used to randomly reposition a plurality of cards on-edge over an aperture extending through a card support surface to allow cards to sequentially pass through the aperture in a random order. The apparatuses may be capable of continuously and sequentially forming playing card hands for use in a game.
Bally Gaming, Inc.


06/04/15
20150154023 

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.
Intel Corporation


06/04/15
20150154008 

Methods to optimize a program loop via vector instructions using a shuffle table


According to one embodiment, a code optimizer is configured to receive first code having a program loop implemented with scalar instructions to store values of a first array to a second array based on values of a third array and to generate second code representing the program loop using at least one vector instruction. The second code include a shuffle instruction to shuffle elements of the first array based on the third array using a shuffle table in a vector manner and a store instruction to store the shuffled elements of the first array in the second array..
Intel Corporation


06/04/15
20150151192 

Shuffled playing cards and manufacturing method thereof


The present invention provides shuffled playing cards which eliminate the need for a game host to shuffle cards before games by taking a lot of time as well as eliminate the possibility of cheating. A shuffled playing cards (1) obtained by shuffling a predetermined number of decks of playing cards (12) using a shuffling machine is packaged as an individual pack.
Angel Playing Cards Co., Ltd.


06/04/15
20150151191 

Shuffled playing cards and manufacturing method thereof


The present invention provides shuffled playing cards which eliminate the need for a game host to shuffle cards before games by taking a lot of time as well as eliminate the possibility of cheating. A shuffled playing cards (1) obtained by shuffling a predetermined number of decks of playing cards (12) using a shuffling machine is packaged as an individual pack.
Angel Playing Cards Co., Ltd.


05/28/15
20150150018 

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


05/28/15
20150150017 

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


05/28/15
20150149161 

Method and arrangement for scalable low-complexity coding/decoding


In a quantization method for quantizing a received excitation signal in a communication system performing the steps of re-shuffling s301 the elements of the received excitation signal to provide a re-shuffled excitation signal; coding s302 the re-shuffled excitation signal with a variable bit-rate algorithm to provide a coded excitation signal; and reassigning s303 codewords of the coded excitation signal if a number of used bits exceeds a predetermined fixed bit rate requirement to provide a quantized excitation signal.. .
Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson (publ)


05/28/15
20150149022 

Methods for dense parking of remotely controlled or autonomous vehicles


A method of moving autonomous or driverless vehicles being parked or accessed in a parking area is disclosed. The vehicles are parked in columns spaced too closely to allow drivers to enter or exit.

05/21/15
20150143082 

Dynamically erectable computer system


A fault-tolerant computer system architecture includes two types of operating domains: a conventional first domain (did) that processes data and instructions, and a novel second domain which includes mentor processors for mentoring the did according to “meta information” which includes but is not limited to data, algorithms and protective rule sets. The term “mentoring” (as defined herein below) refers to, among other things, applying and using meta information to enforce rule sets and/or dynamically erecting abstractions and virtualizations by which resources in the did are shuffled around for, inter alia, efficiency and fault correction.

05/14/15
20150130130 

Light-up shuffleboard equipment


A light-up shuffleboard disc includes a lighting component, and a disc component with a cavity for receiving the lighting component. The disc component is constructed so as to allow light from the lighting component to illuminate the shuffleboard disc when the lighting component is received within the cavity of the disc component.

05/07/15
20150127924 

Method and processing shuffle instruction


A method and corresponding apparatus for processing a shuffle instruction are provided. Shuffle units are configured in a hierarchical structure, and each of the shuffle units generates a shuffled data element array by performing shuffling on an input data element array.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


04/30/15
20150121039 

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.
Intel Corporation


04/30/15
20150119293 

Synthetic ligation reassembly in directed evolution


A directed evolution process for rapid and facilitated production from a progenitor polynucleotide template, of a library of mutagenized progeny polynucleotides wherein each of the 20 naturally encoded amino acids is encoded at each original codon position. This method, termed site-saturation mutagenesis, or simply saturation mutagenesis, is preferably based on the use of the degenerate n,n,g/t sequence.
Bp Corporation North America Inc.


04/16/15
20150102561 

Domino game shuffler


Our invention is a manual domino game shuffler made of wood, plastic, glass, metal or any combination of these materials. The shuffler is circular in shape with different specific sizes, has a handle knob in the middle, and agitators affixed to its interior.

04/09/15
20150100592 

Persistent shuffle system


A method includes receiving a request to perform a shuffle operation on a data stream; receiving at least a portion of the data stream including a plurality of records, each including a key; storing each of the plurality of records in a persistent storage location assigned to a key range corresponding to keys included in the plurality of records; receiving a request from a consumer for a subset of the plurality of records including a range of keys; and upon receiving the request from the consumer, providing the subset of the plurality of records including the range of keys from the one or more persistent storage locations.. .
Google Inc.


04/09/15
20150098591 

Portable electronic device control


Electronic devices such as compact portable media players are provided. A housing for an electronic device may be relatively compact.
Apple Inc.


04/02/15
20150095351 

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.


03/26/15
20150089574 

Columnar 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


03/26/15
20150084279 

Table game system


A table game system comprises a predetermined number of decks of game cards (100s) which are shuffled in a random order and individually packaged as one package (406), an unique id code (404) is attached to the package (406) of shuffled game cards (100s), an id code reader (r) for obtaining the id code (404) of the packages (406) at the game table (411) to identify the package (406) which will be used for the next game, a card storage unit (402) that stores the predetermined number of decks of game cards plucked out from the package (406). The system determines whether the quantity of the cards stored in the card storage unit (402) is a predetermined quantity, and outputs the determination with the id code (404) of the package (406) in which the plurality of cards stored in the card storage unit (402)..
Angel Playing Cards Co., Ltd.


03/19/15
20150081063 

Shuffled playing cards and manufacturing method thereof


The present invention provides shuffled playing cards which eliminate the need for a game host to shuffle cards before games by taking a lot of time as well as eliminate the possibility of cheating. A shuffled playing cards (1) obtained by shuffling a predetermined number of decks of playing cards (12) using a shuffling machine is packaged as an individual pack.
Angel Playing Cards Co., Ltd.


03/12/15
20150070200 

System, method and recording medium for analog to digital converter calibration


A calibration system for an analog-to-digital converter (adc) an internal adc that receives an analog input and converts the analog input to digital multi-bit data. The calibration system also includes a reference shuffling circuit that shuffles reference values of comparators of the internal adc.
Analog Devices Global


03/12/15
20150069701 

Tile dispensers and methods of dispensing tiles


A tile dispenser includes a tile chamber in which tiles are shuffleable and a gate element. The gate element is moveable between a closed position in which the gate element is loadable with one or more tiles coming from the tile chamber and an open position for dispensing any tiles that have been loaded into the gate element.
Mattel, Inc.


02/26/15
20150054754 

Method of driving touch panel


Disclosed herein is a method of driving a touch panel having driving lines, sensing lines, and node capacitors between neighboring driving lines and sensing lines. The method includes pairing two neighboring driving lines, setting the pairs such that each of the pairs is driven using driving signals having an opposite phase, shuffling positions of the pairs so that at least one set of neighboring pairs includes different driving lines, classifying or combining at least two shuffled pairs into one group, generating hadamard codes based on the pairs in each group, and simultaneously driving the driving lines in each of the generated hadamard codes..
Dongbu Hitek Co., Ltd.


02/19/15
20150048569 

Multiple mode card shuffler and card reading device


A multiple-mode card shuffling and/or card verification device includes a top surface, a card receiving area for receiving an initial set of playing cards, a randomizing or arranging system for the initial set of playing cards that can be disabled, a card collection surface in a card collection area for receiving randomized playing cards, the card collection surface receiving cards positioned so that all cards collected are below the top surface of the device, a card imaging system and an elevator for raising the card collection surface so that at least some randomized cards are elevated above the top surface of the device. The processor is programmed such that cards can be verified without changing an order of cards present in the card receiving area, verified during randomization, and randomized without card verification..
Bally Gaming, Inc.


02/12/15
20150042042 

Method for administrating a package of shuffled playing cards


Administrating a package of shuffled playing cards to prevent fraudulent card exchanges. The administrating system is configured to calculate places and a number of packages of shuffled playing cards at places of the backyard, the places of playing tables, places of carriers and the disposition place using information obtained by the loading step and unloading step and the administrating system calculates by every id codes bases 1) places of packages registered by the registering step for registering to a data base of administrating system and a number of packages place by place from information obtained from the loading step and the unloading step.
Angel Playing Cards Co., Ltd.


02/05/15
20150039852 

Data compaction using vectorized instructions


Techniques for performing database operations using vectorized instructions are provided. In one technique, data compaction is performed using vectorized instructions to identify a shuffle mask based on matching bits and update an output array based on the shuffle mask and an input array.
Oracle International Corporation


02/05/15
20150039851 

Methods, apparatus, instructions and logic to provide vector sub-byte decompression functionality


Methods, apparatus, instructions and logic provide simd vector sub-byte decompression functionality. Embodiments include shuffling a first and second byte into the least significant portion of a first vector element, and a third and fourth byte into the most significant portion.

02/05/15
20150036546 

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.


02/05/15
20150036544 

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.


01/22/15
20150023455 

Adaptive element shuffler


A system may include a detector, a controller, a shuffler, and a processor. The detector may detect a signal.
Analog Devices Technology


01/15/15
20150014928 

Card shuffler with gravity feed system for playing cards


A card feed system for feeding cards into a card handling system. The card feed system includes a card input compartment with a playing card support surface, a front wall, a rear wall and two side walls.
Shuffle Master Gmbh & Co Kg


01/15/15
20150014927 

Method for shuffling and dealing cards


A card shuffler that moves cards one-at-a-time from the bottom of a group that may be a deck in a deck-crib, to randomly designated single-card receptacles in a receiving or dealing rack, and a method for shuffling and for dealing cards. Either the deck-crib or the receiving rack is moved by a motor to align a single-card receptacle, randomly selected from among remaining empty single-card receptacles, with an outfeed slot of the deck-crib to receive each card to be moved from the deck-crib.
Savant Shuffler Llc


01/15/15
20150013528 

System and modifying musical data


A computer-implemented method comprises receiving musical data including reference timing data, and a succession of musical notes arranged with respect to the reference timing data, receiving input corresponding to a selection of a groove template, and altering the arrangement of the notes (shifting in a positive or negative direction) with respect to the reference timing data based on the selected groove template. Altering the arrangement of notes can further include adding additional musical notes to the succession of musical notes to add stylistic embellishments particular to the selected groove template, where one of the selectable groove templates includes adding a shuffle dynamic to the succession of musical notes by determining a positive offset associated with each of the musical notes along the musical bar, and applying the positive offset to each of the musical notes, wherein the positive offset corresponds to the position of the musical note..
Apple Inc.


01/08/15
20150008644 

Shuffle board game apparatus and method


A shuffle board game system includes a shuffle board game apparatus and a method of playing a game. The board game apparatus includes a base, a symmetrical, enclosed, cross-configured shuffle board with a target pattern at the center with multiple playing pieces that can be distributed from each of the four ramps surrounding the board.

01/08/15
20150008643 

Adjustment mechanism for shuffleboards and other game boards


The present invention relates to an adjustment mechanism for game boards that allows a user to correct for warp to the playing surface due to changes in climatic conditions. The adjustment mechanism includes at least two adjusting members mounted in a transversely spaced arrangement to the underside of a game board and connecting member engaging the adjusting members through threaded connections.
Valley-dynamo Lp




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

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