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A device for providing a proximity sensing touchless display to a gaming machine is provided. The device includes a processor, a display coupled to the processor, and a touchless input interface coupled to the processor and being implemented by the display for receiving input from the player. The input interface employs proximity sensing technology, such as but not limited to proximity button activation. For example, the display can be operable to sense a player's approaching finger entering an electrical field (e.g., corresponding to one or more electrodes) such that a particular button or function on the interface can be activated without the player's finger having to ever physically contact a button, push pad, keypad, touch screen, and/or the like.

Title
Gaming machine with proximity sensing touchless display
Application Number
13/312791
Publication Number
8545322 (B2)
Application Date
December 6, 2011
Publication Date
October 1, 2013
Inventor
Thomas E Soukup
Las Vegas
NV, US
Edward Sepich
Henderson
NV, US
Jeffrey George
Las Vegas
NV, US
Agent
Howard & Howard Attorneys PLLC
Assignee
Konami Gaming
NV, US
IPC
A63F 9/24
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