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James Russo: Stored program pay-per-play. Smart VCR Partnership, Gifford Krass Groh Sprinkle Patmore Anderson & Citkowski, April 8, 1997: US05619247 (666 worldwide citation)

A stored program pay-per-play system includes a high-capacity storage medium facilitating compilation of video, audio or other programs at a subscriber's site. While the recording of such programs may take place at any time preceding playback, billing occurs only when, and if, the subscriber chooses ...


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Otho D Hill, Louis W DesPrez: Card dispensing shoe with scanner. Smart Shoes, March 3, 1998: US05722893 (402 worldwide citation)

The present invention is directed to a shoe of the type described wherein the shoe has a card scanner which scans indicia on a playing card as the card moves along and out of a chute by manual direction by the dealer in the normal fashion. The scanner can be one of several different types of devices ...


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Gerald Morrison, Manvinder Singh: Passive touch system and method of detecting user input. Smart Technologies, Katten Muchin Zavis Rosenman, October 12, 2004: US06803906 (379 worldwide citation)

A passive touch system includes a passive touch surface and at least two cameras associated with the touch surface. The at least two cameras acquire images of the touch surface from different locations and have overlapping fields of view. A processor receives and processes images acquired by the at ...


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James Russo: Stored program pay-per-play. Smart VCR Partnership, Gifford Krass Groh Sprinkle Anderson & Citkowski PC, February 15, 2000: US06025868 (340 worldwide citation)

A stored program pay-per-play system includes a high-capacity storage medium facilitating compilation of video, audio or other programs at a subscriber's site. While the recording of such programs may take place at any time preceding playback, billing occurs only when, and if, the subscriber chooses ...


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Otho Dale Hill: Card dispensing shoe with scanner apparatus, system and method therefor. Smart Shoes, Flehr Hohbach Test Albritton & Herbert, March 21, 2000: US06039650 (331 worldwide citation)

The present invention is directed to a playing card dispensing shoe apparatus, system and method wherein the shoe has a card scanner which scans the indicia on a playing card as the card moves along and out of a chute of the shoe by operation of the dealer. The scanner comprises an optical-sensor us ...


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Joseph D Riley, Marc H Popek: Apparatus and method for automatic climate control. Smart Systems International, Flehr Hohbach Test Albritton & Herbert, March 7, 1995: US05395042 (319 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and method for controlling the operation of (HVAC) equipment or other climate control equipment. The method is executed by a conventional computer with a memory storing a program. The system determines whether the space is not occupied and if the temperature drifts outside an allowed ma ...


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Hill Douglas B, Morrison Gerald D: Gesture recognition method and touch system incorporating the same. Smart Technologies, March 23, 2005: EP1517228-A2 (285 worldwide citation)

A gesture recognition method includes detecting multiple pointers in close proximity to a touch surface to determine if the multiple pointers are being used to perform a known gesture. When the multiple pointers are being used to perform a known gesture, a command associated with the gesture is exec ...


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Otho D Hill: Card dispensing shoe with scanner apparatus, system and method therefor. Smart Shoes, Flehr Hohbach Test Albritton & Herbert, October 9, 2001: US06299536 (283 worldwide citation)

The present invention is directed to a playing card dispensing shoe apparatus, system and method wherein the shoe has a card scanner which scans the indicia on a playing card as the card moves along and out of a chute of the shoe by operation of the dealer. The scanner comprises an optical-sensor us ...


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Michael R Levine: Schedule display system for video recorder programming. Smart VCR Partnership, Gifford Krass Groh Sprinkle Patmore Anderson & Citkowski P C, October 22, 1996: US05568272 (282 worldwide citation)

A system for programming the automatic operation of a video recorder over an extended time period uses an associated television receiver as a display device for alphanumeric messages to the operator to provide a self-explanatory, interactive programming routine. The video recorder system includes a ...


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Otho Dale Hill: System including card game dispensing shoe with barrier and scanner, and enhanced card gaming table, enabling waging by remote bettors. Smart Shoes, June 24, 2003: US06582301 (270 worldwide citation)

A card dispensing shoe includes a scanner system that discerns the value and suit of each card dispensed, and includes a mechanical barrier to prevent dispensing a card contrary to card game rules. A CPU system within the show executes software pre-programmed with game rules, and controls the barrie ...