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Bahman Qawami
Farshid Sabet Sharghi, Bahman Qawami, Robert C Chang: System, method, and device for playing back recorded audio, video or other content from non-volatile memory cards, compact disks, or other media. Weaver Austin Villeneuve Sampson, June 12, 2008: US20080137865-A1

A secure software package for original equipment manufacturers to run in electronic devices in order to access and dynamically decrypt encrypted audio video or other content from a memory storage device such as a memory card, optical or hard disk such that the user interface of the device need only ...


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Binh T Nguyen, Craig A Paulsen: Apparatus and method for gaming tournament network. IGT, Weaver Austin Villeneuve & Sampson, July 13, 2010: US07753790 (215 worldwide citation)

A gaming system may include a number of gaming units and a host computer operatively coupled to the gaming units, and be configured to allow a gaming tournament to be conducted. Each of the gaming units may comprise a video display unit, a microphone, a camera, a speaker and a gaming unit controller ...


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Chi I Lang, Judy H Huang, Michael Barnes, Sunil Shanker: CVD flowable gap fill. Novellus Systems, Weaver Austin Villeneuve & Sampson, March 29, 2011: US07915139 (198 worldwide citation)

The present invention meets these needs by providing improved methods of filling gaps. In certain embodiments, the methods involve placing a substrate into a reaction chamber and introducing a vapor phase silicon-containing compound and oxidant into the chamber. Reactor conditions are controlled so ...


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David Hugh Muir, Binh T Nguyen: Method and apparatus for registering a mobile device with a gaming machine. IGT, Weaver Austin Villeneuve & Sampson, November 3, 2009: US07611409 (194 worldwide citation)

Disclosed are methods, apparatus, and systems, including computer program products, implementing techniques for securing a gaming machine for a player of the gaming machine using a mobile device such as a cell phone associated with the player. A player input requests securing of the gaming machine. ...


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Yigal Brandman, Kevin M Conley: Nonvolatile memory with variable read threshold. SanDisk Corporation, Weaver Austin Villeneuve Sampson, July 7, 2009: US07558109 (193 worldwide citation)

Data is read from a nonvolatile memory array using one or more read voltages that are adjusted during memory life. Programming target voltages and read voltages may be adjusted together over memory life to map memory states to an increasingly wide threshold window. Individual memory states are mappe ...


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Richard E Rowe, Richard J Schneider, Darryll Pleasant: Dynamic side wagering system for use with electronic gaming devices. IGT, Weaver Austin Villeneuve & Sampson, July 19, 2011: US07980948 (193 worldwide citation)

A technique is disclosed for facilitating side wagering activities conducted at a casino which includes a casino gaming network and a plurality of gaming machines. In at least one embodiment, a casino side wagering system may be utilized to enable casinos operators to provide side wagering opportuni ...


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Binh T Nguyen, Michael M Oberberger, Greg Parrott, Bryan D Wolf: Secured virtual network in a gaming environment. IGT, Weaver Austin Villeneuve & Sampson, April 7, 2009: US07515718 (162 worldwide citation)

A disclosed gaming machine may securely communicate with devices over a public network such as the Internet. The gaming machine utilizes a combination of symmetric and asymmetric encryption that allows a single gaming machine to securely communicate with a remote server using a public network. The s ...


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Richard E Rowe: Cashless transaction clearinghouse. IGT, Weaver Austin Villeneuve & Sampson, September 2, 2008: US07419428 (161 worldwide citation)

A disclosed cashless instrument transaction clearinghouse includes a network interface allowing the cashless instrument transaction clearinghouse to communicate with a number of gaming properties and a processor configured to enable the validation of cashless instruments at a gaming property differe ...


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Xinye Liu, Joshua Collins, Kaihan A Ashtiani: Adsorption based material removal process. Novellus Systems, Weaver Austin Villeneuve & Sampson, August 26, 2008: US07416989 (152 worldwide citation)

Methods for accurate and conformal removal of atomic layers of materials make use of the self-limiting nature of adsorption of at least one reactant on the substrate surface. In certain embodiments, a first reactant is introduced to the substrate in step (a) and is adsorbed on the substrate surface ...


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Shreyas Shah, Subramaniam Vinod, Ramalingam K Anand, Ashok Krishnamurthi: Resource virtualization switch. XSIGO Systems, Weaver Austin Villeneuve & Sampson, March 10, 2009: US07502884 (141 worldwide citation)

Methods and apparatus are provided for virtualizing resources including peripheral components and peripheral interfaces. Peripheral component such as hardware accelerators and peripheral interfaces such as port adapters are offloaded from individual servers onto a resource virtualization switch. Mul ...