07693306 is referenced by 28 patents and cites 55 patents.

A system and method of tracking a patron in a gaming environment uses a database that stores known images and known text descriptions of existing patrons. An image of a patron is captured by an image capture device, and a text description of the patron is obtained. The image and the text description are transmitted to the database. A comparator compares the image or the text description to those on the database. The image is stored in a patron folder if the image or the text description is found to match an existing patron. The image is stored in a temporary folder if the image or the text description fails to match one of the existing patrons, and once the patron has been identified, the image is transferred from the temporary folder to the patron folder.

Title
System and method for capturing images from mobile devices for use with patron tracking system
Application Number
11/276310
Publication Number
7693306 (B2)
Application Date
February 23, 2006
Publication Date
April 6, 2010
Inventor
Doug Huber
Louisville
KY, US
Agent
Howard & Howard Attorneys PLLC
Assignee
Konami Gaming
NV, US
IPC
H04N 7/18
G06K 9/00
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