Adrian E Kunzle, V Maximillian Garcia: Systems and methods wherein at least one set of possible input parameters to a physics simulation will produce a successful game result. Walker Digital, Magdalena M Finchan, October 12, 2004: US06802772 (89 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods are provided to conduct a game associated with a physics simulation, the physics simulation being adapted to generate a game result based on a set of input parameters. According to one embodiment, a game condition associated with a game to be played by a player is established. Fo ...

Joseph F Rando: Multiple window scanner and method for multiple focal distance reading. Spectra Physics Scanning Systems, Lyon & Lyon, February 9, 1999: US05869827 (88 worldwide citation)

A multiple window data reading device and method for reading symbols such as bar codes through each window, data reading being focused to different focal distances in the scan volume with sensors provided to control focal distance setting from each of the windows.

Jonathan Brandon Allen, Deepen Sinha, Mark R Sydorenko: Perceptual audio compression based on loudness uncertainty. Lucent Technologies, Thomas A Restaino, October 28, 1997: US05682463 (85 worldwide citation)

A new technique for the determination of the masking effect of an audio signal is employed to provide transparent compression of an audio signal at greatly reduced bit rates. The new technique employs the results of recent research into the psycho-physics of noise masking in the human auditory syste ...

Thomas M Baer, Mark S Keirstead: Laser diode pumped solid state laser. Spectra Physics, Paul Davis, April 7, 1987: US04656635 (83 worldwide citation)

A neodymium or other rare earth doped solid state laser is pumped by a matched high efficiency laser diode, resulting in a compact, high efficiency and long lifetime laser assembly. Output is in the near infrared range, but can be converted to the visible spectrum by an intra-cavity frequency double ...

James D Kafka: Laser diode pumped fiber lasers with pump cavity. Spectra Physics, Paul Davis, May 9, 1989: US04829529 (83 worldwide citation)

A fiber laser having a single mode fiber core of laser material is pumped by a high power coherent laser diode source by providing a multi-mode fiber around the single mode core to define a pump cavity which propagates pump radiation while allowing the pump radiation to couple to the single mode cor ...

Andrew David Wilson, Shahram Izadi, Armando Garcia Mendoza, David Kirk, Otmar Hilliges: Physics simulation-based interaction for surface computing. Microsoft Corporation, Lee & Hayes PLLC, April 10, 2012: US08154524 (82 worldwide citation)

The claimed subject matter provides a system and/or a method that facilitates enhancing interactive surface technologies for data manipulation. A surface detection component can employ a multiple contact surfacing technology to detect a surface input, wherein the detected surface input enables a phy ...

Gary L Cain, DuWain K Ake, Ted L Teach: Three dimensional laser beam survey system. Spectra Physics, Quarles & Brady, May 16, 1989: US04830489 (81 worldwide citation)

A laser beam alignment system includes a transmitter which establishes a laser reference plane by continuously rotating a horizontal laser beam about the transmitter. A remotely located receiver senses the elevation of the laser reference plane and reflects a portion of the laser energy back to the ...

Anthony J Baerlocher, Anna Sheila C Parrucho, Cari L Blomquist: Gaming device having outcomes which replicate the laws of physics. IGT, Bell Boyd & Lloyd, January 30, 2007: US07169044 (77 worldwide citation)

A processor controlled gaming device that randomly generates and displays a pachinko-type game and outcome on a screen connected to the processor. The gaming device initially provides a preliminary game that yields the number of attempts or objects that the player has in the pachinko-type game. Next ...

Joseph F Rando: Creation of three dimensional objects. Spectra Physics, Donald C Feix, Paul Davis, Thomas M Freiburger, April 10, 1990: US04915757 (77 worldwide citation)

Three dimensional objects or models, such as three dimensional images or shapes stored in a computer, are generated as real models by addition of material to a base, such as with photo-hardenable liquid, or by removal of material from an initially oversized mass. Optical feedback is employed to mono ...

Joseph F Rando: Laser beam level instrument. Spectra Physics, Donald C Feix, September 9, 1980: US04221483 (76 worldwide citation)

A lightweight, portable laser beam level instrument has an optical path which includes a solid state light source; a pendulous, positive lens; a rotatable pentaprism or mirror equivalent; and a glass plate which is tilted to provide fine tuning. The level instrument also includes a damping mechanism ...

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