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Card handling devices comprising angled support surfaces

Bally Gaming

Card handling devices comprising angled support surfaces

Data shuffling in a non-uniform memory access device

International Business Machines

Data shuffling in a non-uniform memory access device

Data shuffling in a non-uniform memory access device

International Business Machines

Data shuffling in a non-uniform memory access device


Date/App# patent app List of recent Shuffle-related patents
07/16/15
20150196834 
 Automatic card shuffler with pivotal card weight and divider gate patent thumbnailAutomatic 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 patent thumbnailCard 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 patent thumbnailData 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 patent thumbnailData 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 patent thumbnailStratified 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 patent thumbnailBatch 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 patent thumbnailPacking 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 patent thumbnailTri-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 patent thumbnailCard 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 patent thumbnailMethod 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


12/25/14
20140380320 

Joint optimization of multiple phases in large data processing


Methods and arrangements for task scheduling. A plurality of jobs is received, each job comprising at least a map phase, a copy/shuffle phase and a reduce phase.
International Business Machines Corporation


12/25/14
20140375488 

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


12/18/14
20140372495 

Singular value decomposition of complex matrix


Computerized singular value decomposition of an input complex matrix. A real-value matrix representation of the input complex matrix is provided to a singular value decomposition module, which correctly obtains a singular value representation of the real-value matrix representation.
Microsoft Corporation


12/11/14
20140360742 

Hand-held hoes


A hoe includes a handle and a blade. In some embodiments, the handle and the blade are connected via a connection member.

12/04/14
20140359773 

Intra stack frame randomization for protecting applications against code injection attack


A method of randomizing locations of variables in a stack includes: identifying a plurality of stack locations corresponding to a plurality of variables; shuffling the stack locations of the variables to produce shuffled stack locations; and updating the stack locations of the variables with the shuffled stack locations.. .

12/04/14
20140359440 

Shuffle functionality for a media player


A computer implemented method is disclosed for identifying a selection of a media category and identifying media content for the selected media category. The method also includes activating a shuffle option for the media category, applying a categorical unit to the media category, and playing the media content for the selected media category based on the applied categorical unit..

12/04/14
20140358977 

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.

11/20/14
20140341233 

Processing circuits of telecommunications devices and related methods


An embodiment of the invention provides a processing circuit of a telecommunications device. The processing circuit includes a pre-buffer, a de-shuffler, and a processing module.

11/06/14
20140327208 

Methods for shuffling cards and rack assemblies for use in automatic card shufflers


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.

10/23/14
20140315628 

Gaming use in providing random rewards to multiple players


Gaming servers and methods for use in providing a random reward to multiple players are disclosed. One exemplary method includes randomly shuffling bonus values between each of the plurality of gaming machines participating in the random reward, wherein the random reward includes a trigger condition triggering the random reward, upon shuffling the bonus values between each of the plurality of gaming machines.

10/23/14
20140314386 

Fine-grained optical shuffle interconnect topology migration


An optical patch unit is adapted for mounting in or on an optical equipment rack and facilitates a migration from one optical shuffle box or topology to another. The optical patch unit simplifies the replacement of an optical shuffle box, in some cases allowing a phased migration that minimizes system down-time.

10/23/14
20140313930 

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..

10/16/14
20140309006 

Card game system and a a table game


The set of shuffled decks of playing cards 1s has a different card arrangement orders due to shuffling, and thus, each set is unique. Therefore, in order to identify each set, an id code is used in the form of a bar code 5 or a qr (quick response) code.

10/02/14
20140298006 

Data encryption and decryption


Systems and methods for data encryption and decryption are provided. Packets of a streaming video from a video source are received.

09/18/14
20140274259 

Bonus allocation and provisioning wagering games


A bonusing system allocates bonus awards randomly within a plurality of sets of indicia by inserting a bonus triggering indicia within a subset of the plurality of sets of indicia. Each set of indicia is randomized or shuffled for use in a base game.

09/18/14
20140270571 

Shuffle algorithm and navigation


Embodiments are disclosed for randomly and pseudo-randomly presenting images to a user. An exemplary method includes receiving a first set of images from a user, receiving a second set of conditions that an image must satisfy, creating a subset of the first set of images that satisfies the second set of conditions, selecting a random element of said subset, and displaying said random element to a user.

09/18/14
20140270164 

Configurable key-based data shuffling and encryption


A data shuffling and encryption system may include data storage to store a key and a coding module to shuffle and encrypt an input data sequence. The shuffling and encrypting may include determining an n-dimensional space and populating the n-dimensional space with the input data sequence.

09/18/14
20140266825 

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.

09/04/14
20140246830 

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. An exciter is also included, and is adapted to impart vibrational action to the supported cards.

07/24/14
20140203505 

Card shuffler with adjacent card infeed and card output compartments


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

07/03/14
20140189463 

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.

07/03/14
20140189366 

Obfuscating transformations on data array content and addresses


In a first computer (digital) data obfuscation process, data which is conventionally arranged in a data structure called an array (e.g., a table) and conventionally stored in computer or computer device memory is obfuscated (masked) by logically or mathematically combining the data, entry-by-entry, with a masking value which is computed as a logical or mathematical function of the entry itself or its index in the array, modulo a security value. The complementary unmasking value is a pointer to the entry's address in the table modulo the security value.

07/03/14
20140189311 

System and performing a shuffle instruction


An apparatus and method for performing a shuffle operation on packed data using computer-implemented steps is described. In one embodiment, a first packed data operand having at least two data elements is accessed.

07/03/14
20140185798 

Method and encrypting and decrypting data


A method and system is disclosed for encrypting and decrypting data, with decryption contingent upon user-defined conditions being met. The encryption process comprises a method for using pointers to indicate the locations and sizes of encryption components, utilizing randomly determined patterns to be used for a random number of characters of text data being encrypted.

07/03/14
20140183818 

Methods and apparatuses for an automatic card handling device and communication networks including same


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.

06/26/14
20140179391 

Methods for administering a double draw poker casino card game


A method for playing a double draw poker casino card game comprises providing a standard fifty-two card deck of playing cards and two joker cards shuffled together with the standard fifty-two card deck. Each of the two joker cards is valued as an ace, as a fill-in card for a straight, or as a fill-in card for a flush.

06/26/14
20140175742 

Card weight for gravity feed input for playing card shuffler


A card-feeding device for feeding cards into a card-handling device is disclosed. Examples of card-handling devices include shufflers, card sorters, card delivery devices and card verification devices.

06/12/14
20140162745 

Method and playing at least one video card game


In any given round of play, a player can play one or more of new and existing video card games simultaneously, largely games of chance, with at least one provided options: option of selecting one or more of the player's favorite games to play, option of selecting use of single deck of cards or use of multiple decks of cards, option of selecting one hand or up to the maximum number of hands that a player is allowed to play, after the player selects a desired amount of denomination, chooses at least one of the options, and places a bet, the player then starts the game play; the machine will then shuffle the cards and deals a hand of at least one card on the screen of the machine, it determines whether the player's bet wins or loses and pays the player's winning bet according to rules of the game.. .

05/29/14
20140145399 

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.

05/15/14
20140136598 

Global super store


A system and method for networked display screens and flat-panel displays to generate, send, receive, stream, push, exchange, shuffle, intermingle, compose, influence and download digital contents to and from, between and among servers-processor units (spu) selected networked display screens and flat-panel displays in networks of display screens and flat-panel displays affixed to surfaces of diverse public places and domains. The networked display screens and flat-panel displays for targeting networked desktops and mobile devices in the system and method for expediting and enhancing trades, commerce, businesses and transactions of goods and services between and among spu-selected and targeted display screens and flat-panel displays, desktops and mobile devices..

04/24/14
20140115658 

Multi-user interactive multimedia chat


Provided is a method of establishing a multimedia interactive chat room populated with a pseudo-random sampling of available participants. The pool of available participants is defined as the group composed of members of an online community whose user accounts have been reviewed by system administrators for appropriateness of content and consistency between captured videos and submitted biographical data.

04/24/14
20140113100 

Tap for dance shoe


A toe tap for a tap shoe is characterized by a blunt forward edge which defines a platform for a dance to utilize during dance steps, particularly when the dancer elevates to an elongated pointe position with supported by the tips of the toes. The tap includes a base which has a rear edge extending toward the ball area of the dance shoe and side edges which extend between the front and rear edges.

04/17/14
20140103608 

Flush mounted card shuffler with shuffling mechanism below a gaming table surface


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.

04/17/14
20140103607 

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.

04/03/14
20140094303 

Wagering game, gaming machine, networked gaming system and method with a player selection symbol replacement game


A system, apparatus, and method are disclosed in which a gaming machine provides both a base game and a feature game which may be triggered by the base game. The feature game includes a player selectable set of symbols, where the symbols include one or more high and low value incrementing symbols and one or more terminator symbols; such that, when a player selects one of the incrementing symbols, the player's position on a ladder or other graduated sequence increments to a higher value award, all the symbols in the set are shown and then recovered and shuffled with one of the remaining high value incrementing symbols being replaced by a terminator symbol.

03/27/14
20140090115 

Functional expression of shuffled yeast nitrate transporter (ynt1) in maize to improve nitrate uptake under low nitrate environment


The present invention provides methods and compositions relating to altering nt activity, nitrogen utilization efficiency and/or uptake in plants. The invention relates to a method for the production of plants with maintained or increased yield under low nitrogen fertility.

03/27/14
20140087803 

Double draw poker casino card game


A method for playing a double draw poker casino card game. The method comprising providing a standard 52-card deck of playing cards for playing a standard draw poker casino card game.

03/27/14
20140087800 

Systems and methods for assisting players in arranging hands for table 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.

03/13/14
20140071046 

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.

02/27/14
20140059552 

Transparent efficiency for in-memory execution of map reduce job sequences


Executing a map reduce sequence may comprise executing all jobs in the sequence by a collection of a plurality of processes with each process running zero or more mappers, combiners, partitioners and reducers for each job, and transparently sharing heap state between the jobs to improve metrics associated with the job. Processes may communicate among themselves to coordinate completion of map, shuffle and reduce phases, and completion of said all jobs in the sequence..

02/27/14
20140055496 

Transparent efficiency for in-memory execution of map reduce job sequences


Executing a map reduce sequence may comprise executing all jobs in the sequence by a collection of a plurality of processes with each process running one or more mappers, combiners, partitioners and reducers for each job, and transparently sharing heap state between the jobs to improve metrics associated with the job. Processes may communicate among themselves to coordinate completion of map, shuffle and reduce phases, and completion of said all jobs in the sequence..

02/20/14
20140049418 

Realization of time-domain ultra wideband ground-penetrating radar using high speed accumulation and interpolated sampling


Embodiments of the disclosed technology use high-speed interpolated (interdigitated) sampling for the specific purpose of gpr (ground-penetrating radar). This technology solves several issues associated with high-speed sampling in gpr which included 1) dynamic range limitations, 2) regulatory compliance issues, 3) sampler core offset error, and 4) timing errors.

02/20/14
20140047854 

Compound condensing unit for cooling system


Combination of a water cooled condenser, a cooling tower, a compressor and several controlling components to combine into one single unit of a compound condensing system makes it much more efficient in operation. Layer arrangement is constructed where reshuffled or rearrangement is possible to give similar outcome.

01/30/14
20140031973 

Moving cartridges between library strings


The present description is directed to moving a cartridge including a storage medium between library strings (ls) using a car able to move within a shuttle connection in a shuffle complex system in which, in one embodiment, a first cartridge is to be moved from a first ls to a second ls, a car located in the ls nearest to the first ls due to movement of a second cartridge is used to move the second cartridge to the first ls , and the empty car is used to move the first cartridge from the first ls to the second ls. In one aspect, movement of empty cars may be reduced, and cartridges may be moved between library strings more efficiently in less time.

01/30/14
20140027979 

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.

01/23/14
20140025959 

Secured critical information storage and transaction


An enterprise system includes a storage having stored thereon a private key and a processor that is configured to receive a data object including an encrypted datum; decrypt the encrypted data based on the private key to generate a first string of digits, each digit including n bits, wherein n is a positive integer; shuffle the n bits of the each digit according a pre-determined pattern of bit positions to generate a second string of digits; and substitute a subset of the n bits of the each digit with pre-determined bits to generate a third string of digits.. .

01/23/14
20140023346 

Shuffling video for privacy protection


In some embodiments, privacy protection may be achieved for video streams that are recorded on a substantially ongoing basis, for example for gesture recognition purposes. The address of recorded groups of pixels making up the video stream may be shuffled in memory.

01/16/14
20140016899 

Method to reorder (shuffle) optical cable waveguide layers


A method of manufacturing an optical cable including plural waveguides each including plural optical channels and each of the waveguides and the optical channels having a first end and a second end. A central portion of each of the waveguides is displaced along a central longitudinal axis of the waveguides which traverses a central bifurcation line of the first and second connectors.

01/02/14
20140006756 

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.. .

12/19/13
20130339682 

Methods to optimize a program loop via vector instructions using a shuffle table and a mask store 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. The code optimizer is configured to generate second code representing the program loop with vector instructions including a shuffle instruction and a store instruction, the store instruction to shuffle using a shuffle table elements of the first array based on the second array in a vector manner, the store instruction to store using a mask store table the shuffled elements in the third array in a vector manner..

12/19/13
20130337922 

Playing card creation for wagering devices


Playing card creation for wagering devices is provided. An example system for a wagering device includes a card generator for creating real playing cards in real time.

12/05/13
20130325562 

Electronic voting machine that randomly stores and sequentially retrieves cast ballots for viewing after the election is over


An electronic voting machine that shuffles and prints out the cast ballots in a random order. To prevent computer hacking, the controlling computer communicates only with the voter while the election is in progress, and the election results are only computed after election is over and all of the cast ballots have been made available to the public..

12/05/13
20130322838 

Fine-grained optical shuffle interconnect topology migration


An optical patch unit is adapted for mounting in or on an optical equipment rack and facilitates a migration from one optical shuffle box or topology to another. The optical patch unit simplifies the replacement of an optical shuffle box, in some cases allowing a phased migration that minimizes system down-time.

11/28/13
20130318525 

Locality-aware resource allocation for cloud computing


Computing resource allocation for map-reduce job execution comprises determining the volume of input data to the map-phase and the reduce-phase of a map-reduce job prior to execution. Based on said determination, data blocks and virtual machines (vms) are selectively placed for locality aware map-reduce job execution on a cluster of computing nodes in a network.

11/28/13
20130318328 

Apparatus and shuffling floating point or integer values


An apparatus and method are described for shuffling data elements from source registers to a destination register. For example, a method according to one embodiment includes the following operations: reading each mask bit stored in a mask data structure, the mask data structure containing mask bits associated with data elements of a destination register, the values usable for determining whether a masking operation or a shuffle operation should be performed on data elements stored within a first source register and a second source register; for each data element of the destination register, if a mask bit associated with the data element indicates that a shuffle operation should be performed, then shuffling data elements from the first source register and the second source register to the specified data element within the destination register; and if the mask bit indicates that a masking operation should be performed, then performing a specified masking operation with respect to the data element of the destination register..



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