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Slomiany Scott, Sylla Craig: Slot machine with pattern-driven award feature. Wms Gaming, March 8, 2000: EP0984408-A2 (374 worldwide citation)

A pattern-based award system for a slot machine. In one embodiment, a basic payoff is made if a symbol group displayed on the slot machine includes a basic winning combination and a supplemental payoff is made if the basic winning combination matches a target pattern. In another embodiment, an enhan ...


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Thomas Alfred, Gomez Benjamin T: Slot machine with collection-based award feature. Wms Gaming, March 8, 2000: EP0984409-A2 (360 worldwide citation)

A collection-based award system for a slot machine operable in a bonus round. The bonus round consists of a fixed number of spins of the reels of the slot machine. The outcome of each spin in the bonus round is represented by the display of a symbol group including various collection symbols and sta ...


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Slater Alan, Sears Michael L, Rin Rin Hsu Phoebe, Do D Cuong, Mcsharry H Patrick, Dudasik Edward M R, Gryte Stephen M, Brooks Robert O Bob: System and method for image depositing, image presentment and deposit taking in a commercial environment. Citibank Na, Citicorp Dev Center, March 8, 2000: EP0984410-A1 (145 worldwide citation)

A method and system provides for scanning a check and/or cash to create an electronic image of the front and the back of the check and/or cash. The image is then processed and transmitted electronically to a central location. The image may be recreated into a paper form at the central location, rese ...


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Hamann Ernst Michael Dipl Ing, Kaisser Michael Dipl Ing: Storing data objects in a smart card memory. Ibm, March 8, 2000: EP0984404-A2 (124 worldwide citation)

The invention refers to a method for storing data objects 210, 220, 230, 240 in the memory 200 of a smart card 100. To do this, general and application-specific data objects are defined using freely selectable security characteristics and access rights, which are filed in the memory of a smart card ...


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Slomiany Scott, Grupp William A: Dual award bonus game for a gaming machine.. Wms Gaming, March 8, 2000: EP0984407-A2 (116 worldwide citation)

A bonus game for a gaming machine with two types of awards. The bonus game includes a plurality of selection elements, a number of which are associated with an award of coin(s) or credit(s) and a number of which are associated with an end-bonus penalty. The game is played by selecting a number of th ...


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Junqua Jean Claude: Speech recognizer with lexicon updateable by spelled word input. Matsushita Electric, March 8, 2000: EP0984430-A2 (77 worldwide citation)

A phoneticizer converts spelled words or names into one or an n-best number of phonetic transcriptions. The n-best transcriptions may be generated from a single transcription using a confusion matrix. These n-best transcriptions are then transformed into hybrid units. Preferably only the most freque ...


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Lippert Patrick, Enete Noel, Watson Richard, Pai Ashok, Lippke David: Internet multimedia broadcast system. America Online, March 8, 2000: EP0984584-A1 (73 worldwide citation)

A method and system for playback of live and pre-recorded multimedia data in real-time over a large scale communication network, such as the world-wide web. The invention allows a user connected to a specialized network to play back a multimedia broadcast. The invention includes a process that allow ...


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Eckard Bruce Michael: Dot substitution to compensate for failed ink jet nozzles. Hewlett Packard Co, March 8, 2000: EP0983855-A2 (73 worldwide citation)

An ink jet printer and a method of operating an ink jet printer wherein inoperative true black printing nozzles are detected, and substitute dots formed of non-black are printed at pixel locations that normally would be printed with the inoperative true black printing nozzles if such nozzles were op ...


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Lee Roberta, Vetter James W: Excisional biopsy device. Rubicor Medical, March 8, 2000: EP0983749-A2 (60 worldwide citation)

An excisional biopsy device (100) includes a tubular member (110) having a window (120) near a distal tip (115) thereof; a cutting tool (125), a distal end of the cutting tool being attached near the distal tip of the tubular member, at least a distal portion of the cutting tool (125) being configur ...


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Hong Qi He, Holliman Nicolas Steven, Ezra David: Method of detecting a human face. Sharp, March 8, 2000: EP0984386-A2 (58 worldwide citation)

A method is provided for detecting a human face in an image, such as a sequence of images supplied by a video camera (3). The method comprises locating (17) in each image a candidate face region and analysing (18) the candidate face region for a first characteristic indicative of a facial feature. T ...