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 new patent  Pentas flowers with a star pigment pattern

The disclosure provides pentas flowers comprising petals exhibiting an anthocyanin pigment star pattern, wherein said anthocyanin pigment star pattern is defined as comprising a substantial lack of anthocyanin pigment in the petal center and a presence of anthocyanin pigment in the petal margins. The disclosure also provides pentas plants comprising a decreased level of dihydroflavonol reductase (dfr) transcripts resulting in an anthocyanin pigment star pattern and methods for producing a plant produced by crossing such plants with themselves or with another plant, such as a plant of another genotype. ... Ball Corporation

Balloon display system

The current inventive technology includes methods and apparatus for a balloon display system. In one embodiment, the present invention includes a modular balloon cluster display system that may be used to support and display one or more helium-free inflatable balloons.. ... Ball Corporation

System and method for cross platform persistent sessions using a mobile device

Various embodiments directed to systems and methods that enable cross platform persistent sessions using a mobile device in a mobile device-enhanced system are disclosed herein. In one embodiment, a method may include enabling a cross platform session in a system that includes a kiosk that presents a presentation, and a computing device distinct from the kiosk, both in communication with one another. ... Ball Corporation

Magnetostrictive path-measuring device and method for operating a magnetostrictive path-measuring device

A magnetostrictive path-measuring device is provided, comprising a plurality of measuring sections, each having an extent in a longitudinal direction and being arranged parallel to one another at least in a measuring region, at least one magnetic position indicator which is coupled contactlessly to the measuring sections, a start signal application device by means of which start signals are providable to the measuring sections for the generation of excitation current pulses, and an evaluating device by means of which the position of the position indicator on the measuring sections is determinable by a transit time measurement of mechanical waves, wherein the start signal application device comprises a time control device which directs that in a measuring cycle, start signals are provided to different measuring sections at defined different time points.. . ... Ball Corporation

End closure with large opening ring pull tab

An end closure for food and beverage containers is provided. The end closure comprises a central panel with a large opening defined by a score line and a safety fold positioned proximate at least a portion of said score line. ... Ball Corporation

System and method for augmenting content

Disclosed is a method and system involving augmenting content. The system augments content for an active event subject to a focus of a user, in an environment including a presentation of two or more active events. ... Ball Corporation

Method and system for side wagering

A side wagering system for table games includes a table controller, a dealer interface and at least one player interface, the at least one player interface including a first wager area and at least one second wager area, which permit a player to place first, second or one or more third supplemental wagers for the opportunity to win corresponding first, second or one or more third awards, such as a first, a second or a third progressive jackpot. The table controllers or multiple tables may be linked to a common award server.. ... Ball Corporation

Handheld wagering game system and methods for conducting wagering games thereupon

A gaming system for conducting a wagering game includes a handheld gaming machine configured to play at least one game and a controller. The controller is configured to base eligibility of the handheld gaming machine for a game-related feature at least upon a location of the handheld gaming machine and/or a proximity of the handheld gaming machine to an external device.. ... Ball Corporation

Mobile device applications for casinos

A wagering game system configured to perform operations to transmit to a mobile device, via a wireless communication device of the gaming system, an offer for presentation via the mobile device in response to detecting that the mobile device is located at a casino. The offer is associated with a wagering game machine within the casino. ... Ball Corporation

Gaming machine including one or more grouped held value symbols

Disclosed is a gaming system including a gaming machine. In response to a triggering event, the gaming system initiates play of a feature game including a plurality of standard symbols and value symbols, the value symbols being associated with one or more values. ... Ball Corporation

Transferring awards via optical machine readable data representation images

In some embodiments, a method includes: requesting, from a player at the gaming machine, player account credentials associated with the player; receiving, at the gaming machine, the player account credentials, wherein the player account credentials are associated with a player's account on the account server and enable linking game play on the gaming machine to the player's account, and wherein the player account credentials are provided to the player's mobile phone in response to joining a players club prior to detection of the initiation event; transmitting, via the gaming machine, the player account credentials to the account server; receiving, from the account server, validation of the player account credentials based on comparing the received player account credentials with credentials stored on the account server; upon receipt of the validation, linking a wagering game session on the gaming machine with the player account.. . ... Ball Corporation

Folding ladder

A folding ladder for use with a compact container includes a stair section assembly comprising a plurality of steps connected between two parallel stringer sections, the stair section assembly having a front end and a back end. The ladder also includes a base having casters, the base being pivotably attached to the front end of the stair section and a vertical upright support pivotably attached to the back end of the stair section a one end and non-securedly attached to the base at an opposite end. ... Ball Corporation

Annular directional coupler, in particular for microwave-based distance sensors

An annual directional coupler having at least three taps, which are each arranged relative to one another around routes having a wavelength difference of ¼ of a wave guide wavelength, includes in particular at least two branch lines, wherein a first branch line has at least three taps and wherein the at least second branch line does not have any taps and is supplemented by an additional route corresponding to the wave guide wavelength.. . ... Ball Corporation

System and method for augmented reality gaming

A method for enabling a mobile augmented reality (ar) table betting system to facilitate game play with a table game and one or more players each using a mobile device. The method includes: enabling a player to register at an available betting spot on the table game using the player's mobile device; commencing game play at the table game; enabling a player to place an subsequent bet or game decision at the table game using the player's mobile device.. ... Ball Corporation

03/29/18 / #20180088563

Information display of an io-link module

An io link module has at least one electrical terminal for connecting an electronic device and an electronic display device for displaying connection identification information of the at least one terminal. The display device is designed to permanently display the connection identification information free of a power supply using an electrical energy source which is independent of the io link module.. ... Ball Corporation

03/22/18 / #20180082531

Gaming systems for funding jackpots

Methods and apparatuses for variable contribution multiple progressive jackpot games are disclosed. A variable contribution rate is determined as a function of a wager level. ... Ball Corporation

03/22/18 / #20180082525

Remote game play in a wireless gaming environment

A system employs a server computing system with an integrated database and wireless communications devices. The wireless communications devices permits players to take a position on a potential outcome of a game and includes remote game play and remote backline playing (taking a position on a potential outcome of a position on game outcome taken by a primary player occupying a player position at a gaming table) and other types of positions not involving money. ... Ball Corporation

03/22/18 / #20180082524

Wagering game wearables

A wagering game system and its operations are described herein. In some embodiments, the operations can include detecting that one or more wearable computers are within a proximity range to a wagering game machine. ... Ball Corporation

03/22/18 / #20180082518

Modular gaming terminal configurations

Gaming machines, gaming systems, modular gaming terminals, and methods for assembling modular gaming machines are disclosed. A gaming machine is presented which includes an input device for receiving wagers to play a wagering game, and a display module with a display device for displaying outcomes of the wagering game. ... Ball Corporation

03/22/18 / #20180078982

Aluminum impact extruded bottle with threaded neck made from recycled aluminum and enhanced alloys

The present invention relates generally to forming a threaded neck in a metal bottle manufactured by a process known as impact extrusion. More specifically, the present invention relates to methods, apparatus and alloy compositions used in the impact extrusion manufacturing of containers and other articles with sufficient strength characteristics to allow threading the container necks to receive a threaded closure on the threaded neck.. ... Ball Corporation

03/15/18 / #20180075696

Uses of location tracking in mobile devices

In some embodiments, a computer-implemented method for operating a client application program on a mobile device includes: determining, by the client application program on the mobile device, that a player has participated in activities in a wagering game establishment; determining, by the client application program on the mobile device, information about the activities in the wagering game establishment; and transmitting, by the client application to a social network, an electronic message to post on the social network information indicating the player activities in the wagering game establishment.. . ... Ball Corporation

03/15/18 / #20180075689

Multi-zone player interface deck for a gaming machine

A visually uniform multi-level, multi-sectioned deck for a gaming machine player interface is disclosed. Sections of the interface are configured with modular panel assemblies having corresponding sets of electronic components. ... Ball Corporation

03/15/18 / #20180071631

Multi-player gaming sound system

A sound system presenting audio that supplements multi-player game-play in which multiple views of a 3d game object as seen from different viewpoints are simultaneously displayed. The audio includes audio characteristics responsive to behaviors of the 3d game object and depict a focus direction associated with respective behaviors.. ... Ball Corporation

03/15/18 / #20180070608

Apparatus for the treatment of solvent extraction residue

The invention relates to an apparatus for the treatment of spent material said treatment including the desolventisation and toasting of said spent material (dt) to yield desolventized spent material and/or the drying and cooling of said desolventized spent material (dc) to yield meal and/or their combination (dtdc), said apparatus being made of stacked trays supporting said spend material said apparatus being equipped with means to provide at least one fluid phase going through said spent material, wherein at least a portion of the said at least one fluid phase is pulsed through said spent material.. . ... Ball Corporation

03/08/18 / #20180068527

Methods of receiving electronic wagers in a wagering game via a handheld electronic wager input device

A gaming system for conducting a multi-player wagering game includes a multi-touch table surface that is touched by a handheld electronic wager input device (ewid) carried by a player for placing wagers on a wagering game displayed on the multi-touch table surface. Each ewid carried by a player has an associated unique identification code, which is linked to the respective player's account. ... Ball Corporation

02/22/18 / #

X mangave plant named 'moonglow'

A new and unique x mangave plant named ‘moonglow’ characterized by narrow, slightly arching succulent foliage of glaucous, silvery blue-green developing very large, dark, greyed-purple spots. The waxy, light green and yellow flowers on tall, stiff, lightly branched scapes are loaded with nectar [and] are highly attractive to hummingbirds.. ... Ball Corporation

02/22/18 / #

Weigela plant named 'vukoz053929'

A new and distinct weigela cultivar named ‘vukoz053929’ is disclosed, characterized by rich flowering and reblooming of white flowers with a yellow patch in the middle. The new variety is a weigela, normally produced as an outdoor garden plant.. ... Ball Corporation

02/22/18 / #

Weigela plant named 'vukoz041323'

A new and distinct weigela cultivar named ‘vukoz041323’ is disclosed, characterized by rich flowering and re-blooming of white flowers with a yellow patch in the middle. It is also characterized as having light yellow flower buds. ... Ball Corporation

02/22/18 / #

Voice control user interface with progressive command engagement

A method include placing a first processor in a sleep operating mode and running a second processor that is operative to wake the first processor from the sleep operating mode in response to a speech command phrase. The method includes identifying, by the second processor, a speech command phrase segment and performing a control operation in response to detecting the segment in detected speech. ... Ball Corporation

02/22/18 / #

Use of microvesicles in diagnosis and prognosis of medical diseases and conditions

The presently disclosed subject matter is directed to methods of aiding diagnosis, prognosis, monitoring and evaluation of a disease or other medical condition in a subject by detecting a biomarker in microvesicles isolated from a biological sample from the subject.. . ... Ball Corporation

02/22/18 / #

Urban or industrial aspirator

The present invention relates to a device in the form of a suction nozzle (10) for an urban or industrial aspirator (1), preferably self-propelled, comprising a rigid hose or tube (1000), said rigid hose or tube comprising gripping means (100, 200, 300, 400) that comprise a first gripping element (110, 210, 310, 410) in the form of a handle, a support element (120, 220, 320, 420) serving as a lever, and a second gripping element (130, 230, 330, 430) and optionally a base (101, 201, 301, 401).. . ... Ball Corporation

02/22/18 / #

Type of multi-nozzle combined atomizing dust suppression experimental equipment under the effect of airflow disturbance

A multi-nozzle combined atomizing dust suppression experimental equipment under the effect of airflow disturbance includes a simulated roadway device, water spray based dust suppression device and nozzle position adjustor. The simulated roadway device includes an inlet portion, front divergent portion, simulated roadway body, rear convergent portion and outlet portion. ... Ball Corporation

02/22/18 / #

Systems and methods for genetic and biological analysis

The invention relate to systems and methods for sequencing polynucleotides, as well as detecting reactions and binding events involving other biological molecules. The systems and methods may employ chamber-free devices and nanosensors to detect or characterize such reactions in high-throughput. ... Ball Corporation

02/22/18 / #

Side slide lock

An improved device for enabling a user to quickly and securely attach and detach an accessory (e.g., a scope, light, bayonet, etc.) to the picatinny or tactical rail of a firearm. In a preferred embodiment of the present invention, the device comprises a lower portion, an upper portion and a locking mechanism. ... Ball Corporation

02/22/18 / #

Scalable application-as-a-service environment and systems and methods useful in conjunction therewith

A computerized method of managing a computer remote session operation, comprising providing a server for hosting application execution; configuring a number of predefined user accounts with low security permissions on said server, where said user accounts are not tied to any specific real user; whenever a remote user requests to start a remote session, finding an available user account not currently in use on said computer, allocating it for the remote session and marking it as unavailable for subsequent session requests; generating a one-time password for said user account; communicating the assigned user account identifier and temporary password to client component on the user's side, either directly or through an intermediate broker, causing the client component to connect to the server using said user account identifier and temporary password; and, upon termination of the remote session, deleting the assigned user account's data and marking it as available again.. . ... Ball Corporation

02/22/18 / #

Salvia plant named 'jeremy'

‘jeremy’ is a new and distinctive variety of salvia which is characterized by a broad, spreading growth habit, an obovate plant form, dark green foliage with greyed-purple venation and petioles, an abundance of pink and white bicolored labiate flowers borne on terminal verticillaster inflorescences, and a floriferous flowering habit. The new variety propagates successfully by stem cuttings and has shown to be uniform and stable in the resulting generations from asexual propagation.. ... Ball Corporation

02/22/18 / #

Salvia plant named 'balmirvio'

A new and distinct cultivar of salvia plant named ‘balmirvio’, characterized by its deep purple-colored flowers, medium green-colored foliage, and moderately vigorous, upright-mounded growth habit, is disclosed.. . ... Ball Corporation

02/22/18 / #

Rhododendron plant named 'wha01'

A new and distinct rhododendron cultivar named ‘wha01’ is disclosed, characterized by distinctive full double pink flowers. Plants are upright and vigorous. ... Ball Corporation

02/22/18 / #

Prosopis plant named dodonaea viscosa 'emerald ice'

A new and distinct dodonaea viscosa named emerald ice is characterized by a broad, dense growth form, bright green oblanceolate leaves, no pollen production and freeze hardiness estimated to around 10° f.. . ... Ball Corporation

02/22/18 / #

Probe messaging for direct link connections

There lies a challenge to develop a technique of effectively establishing a direct communication link between client devices in a communication network. In some implementations, an associated sta is a client device which is associated with a particular access point (ap). ... Ball Corporation

02/22/18 / #

Power system monitoring and control system having thread-dependent calculation monitoring function

A power system monitoring and control system having a thread-dependent calculation monitoring function is provided. The power system monitoring and control system includes: a display unit displaying screen information; a calculation handling unit executing thread-dependent calculation based on a calculation expression defined in a calculation file, and performing calculation handling for generating calculation result information and thread-dependent calculation execution monitoring information to provide generated information as screen information on the display unit; and a data storage unit storing file information for power system monitoring and control, information on the calculation file, the calculation result information, and the thread-dependent calculation execution monitoring information.. ... Ball Corporation

02/22/18 / #

Pneumatic vehicle tire with improved imbalance

The invention relates to a pneumatic vehicle tire of a radial construction having a gas-tight inner layer, wherein on the side of the gas-tight inner layer that in the vulcanized and mounted pneumatic vehicle tire is directed towards the wheel rim there is at least one patch containing one or more liquid rubbers and one or more solid rubbers.. . ... Ball Corporation

02/22/18 / #

Phalaenopsis orchid plant named 'phalufrel'

A new and distinct variety of phalaenopsis plant named ‘phalufrel’, particularly characterized by having purple flowers with unique eye-catching light purple edge, 1 to 2 peduncles, leaves that are obovate, and is propagated by meristem tissue culture, is disclosed.. . ... Ball Corporation

02/22/18 / #

Phalaenopsis orchid plant named 'phalfowic'

A new and distinct variety of phalaenopsis plant named ‘phalfowic’, particularly characterized by having very white, large flowers, 1 to 3 peduncles that are long and sturdy, leaves that are oblong, and is propagated by meristem tissue culture, is disclosed.. . ... Ball Corporation

02/22/18 / #

Oil spill recovery vessel

An oil spill recovery vessel (10) is provided that comprises a catamaran bow section (12) with twin hulls between which an oil skimmer unit (11) is arranged for displacement between a lowered, operating, position in oil-polluted water and a raised, non-operational, position clear of the water. Aft of the catamaran bow section (12) is a trimaran main section (13) made up of a central hull interposed between two outer hulls formed by aft continuations of the twin hulls of the catamaran bow section (12); the three hulls of the trimaran main section have conjoined upper portions. ... Ball Corporation

02/22/18 / #

Needle protection assembly with radially movable locking element

The application relates to needle protection assembly (1)) comprising:—a support (2) of the needle (3),—a needle shield (8) having a longitudinal axis a,—urging means (13) for displacing said needle shield (8) from a “in, use” position to a “after use” position,—a locking element (10) intended to prevent said needle shield (8) from moving back from its “after use” position to its “in use” position, characterized in that said locking element (10) has a longitudinal axis b and is radially movable with respect to said needle shield (8) between a “free” position, in which the longitudinal axis a of the needle shield (8) and the longitudinal axis b of the locking element (10) are merged and in which said needle shield (8) is movable from its “in use” position to’ its “after use” position, and a “locking position”, in which the longitudinal axis b is radially spaced apart from the longitudinal axis a and in which movement of the needle shield (8) from its “after use” position to its “in use” position is prevented.. . ... Ball Corporation

02/22/18 / #

Multi-functional peripheral device

A system, apparatus, and method for electronically transferring funds using a multi-functional peripheral device. The multi-functional peripheral device may include a housing, a bezel coupled to an exterior of the housing, and at least one sensor device coupled to the bezel. ... Ball Corporation

02/22/18 / #

Micro-electromechanical resonators and methods of providing a reference frequency

According to various embodiments, there is provided a micro-electromechanical resonator, including a substrate with a cavity therein; and a resonating structure suspended over the cavity, the resonating structure having a first end anchored to the substrate, wherein the resonating structure is configured to flex in a flexural mode along a width direction of the resonating structure, wherein the width direction is defined at least substantially perpendicular to a length direction of the resonating structure, wherein the length direction is defined from the first end to a second end of the resonating structure, wherein the second end opposes the first end.. . ... Ball Corporation

02/22/18 / #

Methods and systems for providing application programming interfaces and application programming interface extensions to third party applications for optimizing and minimizing application traffic

Methods and systems for providing apis and api extensions to third party applications for optimizing and minimizing application traffic are provided. According to one aspect, a method for optimizing and minimizing application traffic in a wireless network includes defining an application programming interface (api) for controlling application traffic between an application client residing on a mobile device that operates within a wireless network and an application server not residing on the mobile device and using the api to optimize application traffic in the wireless network.. ... Ball Corporation

02/22/18 / #

Methods and devices for treating migraines with electromagnetic stimulation

In certain variations, systems and/or methods for electromagnetic induction therapy are provided. One or more ergonomic or body contoured applicators may be included. ... Ball Corporation

02/22/18 / #

Methods and apparatus for enhanced overlay state maintenance

Methods and apparatus for enhanced overlay state maintenance in a peer-to-peer overlay network. A first method includes inferring that a first node is leaving the overlay network, and transmitting a decrement message to decrement a size counter value. ... Ball Corporation

02/22/18 / #

Methods and apparatus for double-integration orthogonal space tempering

The orthogonal space random walk (osrw) algorithm is generalized to be the orthogonal space tempering (ost) method via the introduction of the orthogonal space sampling temperature. A double-integration recursion method enables practically efficient and robust ost free energy calculations, augmented by a θ-dynamics approach. ... Ball Corporation

02/22/18 / #

Method, apparatus, and system for establishing a dedicated communication

A method implemented on a controller for establishing a dedicated communication with a user interface device is disclosed. The method involves generating a communication identifier, the communication identifier being at least locally unique and having a low probability of being duplicated within a locale associated with the controller. ... Ball Corporation

02/22/18 / #

Method to recycle plastics, electronics, munitions or propellants using a metal reactant alloy composition

This invention relates to a method and apparatus for recycling plastics, electronics, munitions or propellants. In particular, the method comprises reacting a feed stock with a molten aluminum or aluminum alloy bath. ... Ball Corporation

02/22/18 / #

Method to print and apply labels to products

The present application relates to a method and system for labeling one or more products such as packages transported along a conveyer, and more specifically to applying a label on a respective package by way of a vertically adjustable assembly positioned above the conveyor. The adjustable assembly includes at least a label printer and an applicator for printing and applying the label on a surface of the package on the conveyor.. ... Ball Corporation

02/22/18 / #

Method for representing multi-channel audio signals

A multi-channel input signal having at least three original channels is represented by a parameter representation of the multi-channel signal. A first balance parameter, a first coherence parameter, or a first inter-channel time difference between a first channel pair and a second balance parameter, or a second coherence parameter, or a second inter-channel time difference parameter between a second channel pair are calculated. ... Ball Corporation

02/22/18 / #

Interactive survey feedback tool

A method of optimizing one or more attributes of a product according to a product context. A product context and one or more attributes of the product are presented to a user via a software graphical user interface (gui). ... Ball Corporation

02/22/18 / #

In-memory continuous data protection

An in-memory application has a state is associated with data (ca0, cb0, cc0) stored in a memory and accessed by the application. A first restore point of the application is determined to represent a first time point (t0) in the execution time associated with a first state at which the application accesses the data being stored in memory locations (ca0) using first addresses (s1) and first pointers (a0) which are stored in a first data structure. ... Ball Corporation

02/22/18 / #

Fuel dispenser commerce

Systems and processes may provide for commerce at a fuel dispenser. In one general aspect, a system and process at a fuel dispenser may have the ability to present a user interface including data regarding at least one merchant remote from the fuel dispenser's fueling facility and to determine if ordering data corresponding to the remote merchant has been received. ... Ball Corporation

02/22/18 / #

Floribunda rose plant named 'korfloci109'

‘korfloci109’ is a new and distinct variety of rosa hybrida which is characterized by the combination of a compact and upright growth habit, moderate plant vigor, very good resistance to common rose diseases, and panicles of one to five very-double orange flowers with a light fragrance. The new variety propagates successfully by stem cuttings and grafting and has shown to be uniform and stable in the resulting generations from asexual propagation.. ... Ball Corporation

02/22/18 / #

Flexible and/or elastic brachytherapy seed or strand

A flexible or elastic brachytherapy strand that includes an imaging marker and/or a therapeutic, diagnostic or prophylactic agent such as a drug in a biocompatible carrier that can be delivered to a subject upon implantation into the subject through the bore of a brachytherapy implantation needle has been developed. Strands can be formed as chains or continuous arrays of seeds up to 50 centimeters or more, with or without spacer material, flaccid, rigid, or flexible.. ... Ball Corporation

02/22/18 / #

Electrostatic pen

An electrostatic pen has a switch, control circuitry to control the switch and a pen point electrode. The switch has first, second and third terminals and a first diode having an anode coupled to the first terminal and a cathode coupled to the third terminal. ... Ball Corporation

02/22/18 / #

Echeveria plant named 'amiech1602'

A new and distinct echeveria pulidonis cultivar named ‘amiech1602’ which is characterized by a flattened globular plant shape with thick succulent foliage tightly arranged in a compact rosette, broad obovate to broad oblanceolate foliage with an obtusely cuspidate apex, foliage which is upwardly curled, foliage which is moderately pruinose with a blue-grey general coloration and pink margins, as well as the stability of these characteristics from generation to generation.. . ... Ball Corporation

02/22/18 / #

Dendrobium plant named 'suden1603'

A new and distinct dendrobium cultivar named ‘suden1603’ which is characterized by the combination of a small to medium plant size, medium-sized flowers, purple flowers with sepals that are tipped white, as well as the stability of these characteristics from generation to generation.. . ... Ball Corporation

02/22/18 / #

Data input and transmission of communication request priority to recipient

Enhanced communication between mobile device users is enabled by composing and transmitting priority-indicated communication requests to remote devices. Priority level is selectively indicated by data input on a touch-screen display through selection, manipulation and setting of adjustments using various colors, sizes and proportions of in-fill of graphic icons. ... Ball Corporation

02/22/18 / #

Dahlia plant named 'baldenink'

A new and distinct cultivar of dahlia plant named ‘baldenink’, characterized by its semi-double type, pink-colored inflorescences having yellow tones in the center, dark green-colored foliage, and moderately' vigorous, compact-upright growth habit, is disclosed.. . ... Ball Corporation

02/22/18 / #

Compositions and methods for treating diseases

The present invention provides compositions and methods of use pertaining to raav-mediated delivery of therapeutically effective molecules for treatment of diseases such as pompe disease. These compositions in combination with various routes and methods of administration result in targeted expression of therapeutic molecules in specific organs, tissues and cells.. ... Ball Corporation

02/22/18 / #

Begonia plant named 'krbelat02'

A new and distinct cultivar of begonia plant named ‘krbelat02’ characterized by its upright to broadly spreading and uniformly mounded plant habit; moderately vigorous growth habit; freely branching habit; showy leaves that are green and greyed green in color with centers that are flushed with red purple; and excellent postproduction longevity.. . ... Ball Corporation

02/22/18 / #

Balloon catheter having a shaft with a variable stiffness inner tubular member

A catheter having an elongated shaft and a balloon on a distal shaft section, the elongated shaft comprising an outer tubular member, and an inner tubular member which has a bonded portion along which an outer surface of the inner tubular member is bonded to an inner surface of the outer tubular member. The inner tubular member has a proximal portion proximal to the bonded portion, and a distal portion distal to the bonded portion with higher axial compression stiffness and column strength than the proximal portion thereof. ... Ball Corporation

02/22/18 / #

Air sterilization and disinfection apparatus

An apparatus (100 and/or 200) and corresponding method (500) for air sterilization and disinfection can include an electronics and control module (110 and/or 210), a means for drawing air from the surrounding environment into the apparatus (120 and/or 220), an air management chamber (130 and/or 230), and a housing (170 and/or 270). The means for drawing air from the surrounding environment into the apparatus (120 and/or 220) mobilizes latent pathogens in the environment and draws them into the apparatus (100 and/or 200) for sterilization and disinfection. ... Ball Corporation

02/22/18 / #

Aechmea plant named 'del cielo'

A new and distinct cultivar of aechmea plant named ‘del cielo’, characterized by its upright and outwardly arching growth habit; creamy white, light green and green variegated leaves with green-colored margins and creamy white and yellow green-colored longitudinal stripes; inflorescences held upright and above the foliar plane on strong red-colored scapes; tightly branched inflorescences with dark violet blue-colored petals and lighter violet blue-colored sepals; and long-lasting inflorescences.. . ... Ball Corporation

02/22/18 / #20180053373

Externally hinged cabinet door for a gaming machine housing

Disclosed are a gaming terminal, a gaming cabinet and a gaming machine that include a housing having gaming components therein. The housing includes a door opening for accessing gaming components inside the housing and a door assembly having an open position that exposes the door opening, and a closed position that covers the door opening. ... Ball Corporation

02/22/18 / #20180052582

User interface features in a system of concurrent games

A video gaming system is disclosed that includes one or more game processors, one or more video displays, an apparatus for a player to control the play of the game, and a memory device. The memory device stores a set of fixed instructions to control the game processor and is configured to: enable the player to interact with the game interface to select a game from a list of games offered by the video gaming machine, wherein the game is represented by a game bubble floating in the game interface; display a game selection interface to enable the player to select the game and add the game in a control panel, wherein the control panel is configured to display multiple games selected by the player; and enable the player to switch among the plurality of games and control a game play of the plurality of games concurrently.. ... Ball Corporation

02/22/18 / #20180052016

Magnetostrictive path measuring apparatus and method of manufacturing a measuring probe of a magnetostrictive path measuring apparatus

A magnetostrictive displacement measuring apparatus is proposed, comprising at least one measuring probe which is of flexurally flexible configuration and comprises a waveguide, and comprising a magnetic position marker which couples to the at least one measuring probe in a non-contact manner, wherein the waveguide is supported in an elastic, flexible support tube and the flexible support tube is positioned in a carrier tube, wherein the flexible support tube is, on an outer side thereof, provided with indentations facing the carrier tube and wherein material of the carrier tube is arranged in the indentations.. . ... Ball Corporation

02/22/18 / #20180050273

Multi-player gaming system with reflective display assembly

A multi-player gaming system includes a reflective display assembly that presents multiple views of a 3d game object as seen from different viewpoints. The reflective display assembly includes a plurality of reflectors the each reflect an image of the 3d game object toward a respective position disposed around the gaming system.. ... Ball Corporation

02/15/18 / #20180047255

Methods and apparatus for poker-based wagering game

A poker-based wagering game includes a player and dealer each receiving three cards. The player discards one card. ... Ball Corporation

02/15/18 / #20180047253

Gaming system with adjustable skill-based progressive jackpot feature

A gaming system comprising a regulated gaming machine primarily dedicated to playing at least one casino wagering game. The gaming machine includes an electronic display device and one or more electronic input devices and game-logic circuitry configured to detect and accept a physical item associated with a monetary value that establishes a credit balance. ... Ball Corporation

02/15/18 / #20180047247

Gaming terminal with an inclined input interface

A gaming terminal includes a first display screen operative to display a wagering game that includes a lower section. A second display screen is operative to display images of input buttons and includes a touchscreen operative to receive inputs at the input buttons to play the wagering game. ... Ball Corporation

02/15/18 / #20180047246

Gaming terminal with an inclined input interface

A gaming terminal includes a first display screen operative to display a wagering game that includes a lower section. A second display screen is operative to display images of input buttons and includes a touchscreen operative to receive inputs at the input buttons to play the wagering game. ... Ball Corporation

02/15/18 / #20180046114

Method and apparatus of decorating a metallic container by digital printing to a transfer blanket

An apparatus and methods of decorating a metallic container are provided. More specifically, the present invention relates to apparatus and methods used to provide a decoration or indicia on a predetermined portion of an outer surface of a metallic container body. ... Ball Corporation

02/15/18 / #20180045820

Proximity sensor and method for measuring the distance from an object

A proximity sensor measures the distance of a target and a method operates the proximity sensor. The proximity sensor emits a transmission signal as a free-field transmission wave, which is reflected at the target and as a free-field reflection signal is received by the proximity sensor as a reflection signal, wherein the determining of the distance is provided from the phasing of the reflection signal in relation to the phasing of the transmission signal. ... Ball Corporation

02/15/18 / #20180044236

Activator composition and methods for making concrete

An activator composition for a non-opc hydraulically-active material comprises cao or lime and a polycarboxylate-ether-based (pce) superplasticiser, and is mixable with a hydraulically active material comprising ground granulated blast furnace slag (ggbs) and/or pulverized fuel ash (pfa) to form a cementitious binder. The cementitious binder does not comprise any portland cement and is, therefore, more environmentally friendly.. ... Ball Corporation

02/15/18 / #20180044155

Apparatus and methods of capping metallic bottles

An apparatus and methods of sealing a metallic container are provided. More specifically, the present invention relates to capping apparatus and methods that reduce the amount of force applied to a metallic bottle to seal the metallic bottle with a ropp closure. ... Ball Corporation

02/08/18 / #20180040201

Transferring awards via optical machine readable data representation images

Club cards and tickets can be eliminated by providing an application that allows a player's mobile phone to process an image of an optical machine-readable representation of data. At the end of a wagering session on a wgm, the wgm can display a barcode representing a player's winnings, an achievement, game status, etc. ... Ball Corporation

02/08/18 / #20180040192

Handheld wagering game system and methods for conducting wagering games thereupon

A gaming system for conducting a wagering game includes a handheld gaming machine configured to play at least one game and a controller. The controller is configured to base eligibility of the handheld gaming machine for a game-related feature at least upon a location of the handheld gaming machine and/or a proximity of the handheld gaming machine to an external device.. ... Ball Corporation

02/08/18 / #20180036628

Methods of delivering a playing card from a playing card-handling device

An apparatus for handling cards has a dispensing end. The dispensing end has a base plate for supporting cards being manually removed. ... Ball Corporation

02/01/18 / #20180034074

Seal for solid polymer electrolyte fuel cell

A sealed membrane electrode assembly (mea) and a method of sealing the mea comprises the steps of providing a frame around a periphery of the mea to form a framed mea; providing a through-hole in the frame; placing the framed mea into a seal mold, the seal mold comprising a reservoir region, a seal bead region, and at least one runner region; feeding a flow-processable seal material into the reservoir region in the seal mold that is aligned with the throughhole in the frame; feeding the flow-processable seal material from the reservoir region to the seal bead region through the at least one runner region; wherein a hydraulic diameter of the at least one runner region is less than a hydraulic diameter of the reservoir region.. . ... Ball Corporation

02/01/18 / #20180033253

Gaming machine with expanding symbol combinations

A gaming system for performing at least one wagering game includes a regulated electronic wagering game machine comprising one or more input devices and one or more display devices. An initial set of active array elements is determined on a playfield for the wagering game and a symbol is randomly determined for each of the active array elements. ... Ball Corporation

02/01/18 / #20180029191

High-precision sphere size measuring device and sphere polishing device

A sphere size measuring unit (15) measures respective diameters of an object sphere in the course of processing and a standard sphere made of the same material as that of the object sphere and furthermore having a target diameter of the object sphere. A size difference calculation unit (161) calculates a size difference between the diameter of the object sphere and the diameter of the standard sphere. ... Ball Corporation

01/25/18 / #20180025578

Wireless gaming environment

A method and system are set forth to enable a player using a wireless remote portable device to wager on a live table game. The system and method includes one or more servers configured with the portable device to cause a video display on the device to display information including a video presentation of a selected live table game, a graphic representation of the time remaining for the remote player to register a wager and to reject wagers received after the time for placing a wager has elapsed. ... Ball Corporation

01/25/18 / #20180024076

System and method for aligning an inker of a decorator

An apparatus and methods of decorating a metallic container are provided. More specifically, the present invention relates to apparatus and methods used to provide a decoration on a predetermined portion of a metallic container body. ... Ball Corporation

01/25/18 / #20180020851

Container can and holding device

The invention relates to a container can that is sealed after being filled, to a holding device for introduction into a container can, and to a method for manufacturing a container can. A container can according to the invention that has a bottom, a peripheral wall that adjoins the bottom, and a narrowed end on one end facing away from the bottom is characterized in that a two-part holding device is located in the container can that has a second part and a first part detachably connected thereto, of which the first part has a connecting section for connecting the second part to the first part as well as a plurality of support arms, at least two upper support arms of which are designed to be supported in the region of the narrowed end on the peripheral wall of the container can and at least two lower support arms of which are designed to be supported on the peripheral wall of the container can in a place that is nearer to the bottom of the container can than the connecting section is.. ... Ball Corporation

01/18/18 / #20180018851

Wheel display apparatus with linked wedges

An apparatus comprises a wheel and an indicator. The wheel includes a plurality of wedges and a linking element. ... Ball Corporation

01/18/18 / #20180015498

Apparatus and method of screen decorating metallic containers

An apparatus and methods of decorating a metallic container are provided. More specifically, the present invention relates to apparatus and methods used to provide a decoration on a predetermined surface of a metallic container body. ... Ball Corporation

01/18/18 / #20180015357

Card shufflers and gaming tables having shufflers

A playing card shuffling device includes a visual display in information communication with the playing card shuffling device. At least one processor is programmed to provide displayable information to the visual display indicative of an amount of time remaining or time expired in a procedure performed by the playing card shuffling device.. ... Ball Corporation

01/11/18 / #a wear sensor comprising:

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01/11/18 / #20180012453

Instant lottery scratch ticket on-demand printing

The present invention describes a lottery ticket system providing an instant scratch lottery ticket to a consumer on-demand. A customer vending device of the lottery ticket system may be used to receive consumer input. ... Ball Corporation

01/11/18 / #20180007839

Informational tags for containers and methods of assembly

Disclosed herein is an informational tag for a container such as a garden or plant pot. The informational tag may include a body having an upper end, a lower end, and a display area for receiving printed information. ... Ball Corporation

01/04/18 / #20180005484

Providing secondary wagering-game play via a mobile device

A mobile device for playing a wagering game and its operations are described herein. In some embodiments, the operations can include obtaining a game code associated with a secondary game, wherein the game code was scanned from a physical game card. ... Ball Corporation

01/04/18 / #20180001185

Methods of feeding cards

A card-feeding device for feeding cards into a card-handling device may include a card infeed area that supports a stack of cards, where a pivoting arm presses against a card at the top of the stack. Methods of shuffling cards may include providing cards to be shuffled into a card infeed area as a stack with a top and bottom and removing cards one at a time from the bottom of the stack and moving the removed cards to a shuffling zone. ... Ball Corporation

12/28/17 / #20170374480

Method of manufacturing a hearing device and hearing device with certificate

A hearing device includes: a processing unit configured to compensate for hearing loss of a user of the hearing device; a memory unit; and an interface; wherein the memory unit has a hearing device certificate stored therein, the hearing device certificate comprising: a hearing device identifier, a plurality of hearing device keys, at least one hearing device key identifier indicative of one of the hearing device keys.. . ... Ball Corporation

12/28/17 / #20170372558

Gaming machine including one or more grouped held value symbols

Disclosed is a gaming system including a gaming machine primarily dedicated for use in playing at least one regulated casino wagering game. In response to a triggering event, the gaming system initiates play of a feature game including a plurality of standard symbols and value symbols, the value symbols being associated with one or more values. ... Ball Corporation

12/21/17 / #20170363730

Proximity sensor and method for measuring the distance from a target

A proximity sensor for measuring the distance from a target contains a microwave oscillator providing a transmission wave output signal emitted toward the target as a free space transmission wave which is reflected by an electrically conductive target surface as a free space reflection wave received by the proximity sensor as a reflection wave. The distance is determined from the transmission wave and the reflection wave. ... Ball Corporation

12/21/17 / #20170361971

Method and apparatus for reforming an inside dome wall portion of a container

A reform apparatus for reforming a bottom portion of a metallic beverage container is provided. The reform apparatus generally includes a pair of reform rollers interconnected to pivot arms. ... Ball Corporation

12/07/17 / #20170350824

A ballast water analysis system

The present invention relates in one aspect to a ballast water analysis system comprising fluorometer and light scattering meter. The fluorometer comprises a first light source arranged to illuminate a first ballast water sample for obtaining a first fluorescence measurement on a first ballast water sample. ... Ball Corporation

11/30/17 / #20170345257

Dynamic updating of content based on gaming-application context

A gaming system and its operations include, for instance, providing, for presentation via one or more electronic display devices, first digital content for a first application. The first application is independent from a second application that concurrently presents second digital content. ... Ball Corporation

11/30/17 / #20170344878

Contactless position/distance sensor having an artificial neural network and method for operating the same

A contactless position and/or distance sensor for determining the distance, the spatial orientation, the material properties, or the like of a target object, and a method for operating the same, uses at least two sensor elements, which form a sensor module, signals provided by the at least two sensor elements are jointly evaluated using at least one artificial neural network.. . ... Ball Corporation

11/30/17 / #20170341459

Autograph hockey puck with removable writing utensil

A sports implement for obtaining autographs, having a core, a hole in the core having an open end and a closed bottom end, a housing disposed within the hole further comprising a latch, a spring, and a stop rim. The implement further includes a cap rotatably and slidably disposed within the housing comprising a first position wherein the cap compresses the spring toward the closed bottom end and a second position wherein the spring urges the cap against the stop rim, and a writing utensil removably coupled with the cap and rotationally coupled with the housing, further comprising a striker selectively interfacing with the latch.. ... Ball Corporation

11/23/17 / #20170338571

Communications antenna with dual polarization

Antenna systems and methods providing dual polarization are provided. The system includes one or more antenna elements, with each antenna element having feed points on adjacent sides. ... Ball Corporation

11/23/17 / #20170333654

Device and method for the dynamically sealing occlusion or space-filling tamponade of a hollow organ

A device (1) for the tracheal intubation of and the administration of ventilation to a patient for rapid volume-compensating sealing of the trachea, wherein the sealing surfaces of a preferably fully and residually formed balloon-like film body (4) abut the wall of the trachea with a sealing pressure of the balloon (4) which is as constant as possible and follow the thoracic pressure acting on the balloon with the least possible time latency with regard to corresponding fluctuations of the balloon inflation pressure, and the trachea is kept sealed under such dynamic fluctuations or respiration synchronously alternating fluctuations of the balloon inflation pressure. This is enabled by a defined large lumen (7, 5) supply of the balloon inflation medium, the supplying lumen being measured in such a way that a sealing pressure-maintaining extracorporeal volume compensation that works in a time synchronous manner can be achieved in the sealing balloon element.. ... Ball Corporation

11/16/17 / #20170330418

System and method for providing loyalty-based virtual objects across various media including gaming devices

Gaming systems and methods are set forth designed to promote user loyalty with an enterprise. The user obtains a virtual object such as a virtual dog and earns the ability to acquire accessories or upgrades for their virtual dog through interaction with the enterprise. ... Ball Corporation

11/16/17 / #20170326462

System, method and apparatus for player presentation in virtual reality gaming

A gaming system includes an input interface, an output interface and processing circuitry. A data stream defining a vr environment is transmitted by the processing circuitry to a vr headset. ... Ball Corporation

11/16/17 / #20170326450

Separable url gaming system

A system and method for enabling one network to use the functionality of another network is provided. The system comprises a first network system having a first network functionality and a second network system having a second network functionality. ... Ball Corporation

11/16/17 / #20170326438

Playing card shufflers and related methods

An apparatus is for shuffling a plurality of playing cards used in gaming. The apparatus includes a card support adapted to support the unshuffled cards on-edge. ... Ball Corporation

11/16/17 / #20170326437

Method and apparatus for handling cards

A card shuffler that moves cards one at a time from the bottom of a group that may be a deck in a deck-crib, to randomly designated single-card receptacles in a receiving or dealing rack, and methods for shuffling and for dealing cards. Either the deck-crib or the receiving rack is moved by a motor to align a single-card receptacle, randomly selected from among remaining empty single-card receptacles, with an outfeed slot of the deck-crib to receive each card to be moved from the deck-crib. ... Ball Corporation

11/16/17 / #20170325927

Bladder catheter for the minimally invasive discharge of urine

The invention relates to devices (1) for draining or closing a natural or artificial bladder outlet by means of a balloon body (3) made of preferably micro-scale thin-walled polyurethane, which has a vesical anchor, is transurethrally sealing and is extended into the urethra or through the urethra. According to the invention, the balloon body is seated on a shaft body (2) supporting the balloon, and the filling of the balloon body is preferably done with air.. ... Ball Corporation

11/09/17 / #20170323523

System and method for positionally accurate gaming content

A system is disclosed for providing access to first interactive content or second interactive content by a user of a portable computing device based upon a determined location of the portable computing device. The system includes a host server, a content server storing data representing the first interactive content and the second interactive content, and a communication network in communication with the host server and the content server. ... Ball Corporation

11/09/17 / #20170323522

System and method for cross platform persistent gaming sessions using a mobile device

Various embodiments directed to systems and methods that enable cross platform persistent gaming sessions using a mobile device in a mobile device-enhanced system are disclosed herein. In one embodiment, a method for reformatting original graphical content designed for presentation on a gaming machine for presentation on a mobile computing device for which the original graphical content was not originally designed may include transmitting display information associated with a display on the mobile computing device to the gaming machine. ... Ball Corporation

11/09/17 / #20170323518

System and method for awarding bonus features in a video carousel

A video carousel bonus feature system is disclosed that includes gaming presentations for a plurality of players, one or more game processors, and a plurality of base game cabinets that each contain base game presentations that display base games. The system also includes a video carousel with a plurality of video monitors, wherein each of the plurality of video monitors is positioned above a base game cabinet, wherein a visual representation of one or more bonus features is displayed independently on each video monitor of the video carousel. ... Ball Corporation

11/09/17 / #20170323515

Mobile control for electronic gaming machine and tables

Disclosed is a system and method for enhanced mobile control of electronic gaming machines and tables. In one aspect, statistical information is provided to a player in convenient and useful formats. ... Ball Corporation

11/09/17 / #20170320619

Vented container end closure

A metallic container end closure is provided that generally comprises a dispensing opening and a vent opening. The vent opening improves pourability through the dispensing opening and provides an alternative option for consuming the contents of the container. ... Ball Corporation

11/09/17 / #20170319976

Balloon holder and method of shipping and assembling balloon holders

A balloon holder includes a cup portion having a stem with a barb extending therefrom, and a conical cup defined by a sidewall extending from the stem to define a top edge of the conical cup. The balloon holder further includes a stick portion including an elongate stick body extending from a first end to a second end, a stem receptacle at the first end, and a barb receptacle provided in the stem receptacle, wherein a portion of the stem is received in the stem receptacle such that the barb locks into the barb receptacle to join the cup portion and the stick portion together to form a complete balloon holder.. ... Ball Corporation

11/09/17 / #20170319949

Distributing information in a wagering game system

A gaming device and its example operations include detecting, via a secondary gaming controller, an electronic request for funding a second casino wagering game (“second game”) concurrently presented with a first casino wagering game (“first game”) via an electronic display device associated with a wagering game machine. The first game includes first content that originates from a first content source. ... Ball Corporation

10/26/17 / #20170309127

Transient or persistent game play in wagering games

In at least some aspects, a method includes the acts of operating a wagering game with a player on a first game platform, suspending the wagering game operating on the first game platform at a game state, automatically authenticating the player at a second game platform different than the first game platform, resuming the wagering game from the game state on the second game platform, and operating the resumed wagering game with the player differently on the second game platform than on the first game platform, the second game platform having one or more different components than the first game platform to cause the wagering game to be operated differently on the second game platform than the first game platform.. . ... Ball Corporation

10/26/17 / #20170304712

Card-handling device and method of operation

Card-handling devices may include a randomizer configured to randomize ordering of playing cards in a set of playing cards. An output may be configured to present a group of cards at a time from the randomizer for removal from the card-handling device. ... Ball Corporation

10/12/17 / #20170294077

Gaming system having exchangeable bonus token accumulation-redemption feature

A gaming terminal is utilized for playing a wagering game. The gaming terminal includes a wager-input device and a display for displaying the wagering game. ... Ball Corporation

10/05/17 / #20170287285

Seven-card gaming methods with flush ranking

A seven-card wagering game includes a player and a dealer each receiving a seven-card hand after the player places an ante wager. A specialty deck may be used, which specialty deck may include five wild cards and twelve value cards (e.g., three through ace) in each of four suits. ... Ball Corporation

10/05/17 / #20170287283

Wagering game with special-event eligibility feature based on passive game play

According to one aspect of the invention, a gaming system and method for providing passive participation in at least one wagering game are disclosed. Funds are received to obtain a period of eligibility for an award associated with the wagering game. ... Ball Corporation

10/05/17 / #20170287267

System and method for cross platform persistent gaming sessions using a mobile device

Various embodiments directed to systems and methods that enable cross platform persistent gaming sessions using a mobile device in a mobile device-enhanced system are disclosed herein. In one embodiment, a method may include enabling a cross platform gaming session in a system that includes a gaming machine that presents a game, and a computing device distinct from the gaming machine, both in communication with one another. ... Ball Corporation

10/05/17 / #20170287265

System and method to provide user-configurable preferences and/or options for team play on a single gaming machine

A method and system to provide user-configurable preferences and/or options for team play on a single gaming machine is disclosed. According to one embodiment, a computer-implemented gaming system comprises a memory device having stored thereon a gaming application that enables multiplayer, turn-based gameplay among one or more players. ... Ball Corporation

10/05/17 / #20170287260

Real three dimensional display for wagering game machine events

Systems and methods include a wagering game machine having a three-dimensional monitor. Certain events are 3d transition events that cause certain graphical elements presented by the wagering game to be rendered as real 3d objects using the three-dimensional monitor.. ... Ball Corporation

09/28/17 / #20170279896

System and method for providing interactive content to a user

Systems and methods are set forth which provide seamless connectivity between an enterprise and a user's mobile device and a fixed terminal such as a gaming terminal. The connectivity can follow the user through several different communication channels and can enable different content, including interactive content, to be provided based upon the communication channel currently invoked which can be attributed to the user's location as either within a venue and at a terminal or roaming about remote from the terminal and venue. ... Ball Corporation

09/21/17 / #20170272071

Inductive proximity sensor of integrated design

A front end for an inductive proximity sensor includes a coil for detecting an approaching metal object and a circuit board, wherein the coil is designed as a circuit board coil disposed in the circuit board, wherein a metal influencing element which is disposed in or on the circuit board has an opening to receive at least one electrical connecting element, wherein a through connection of the circuit board to an electrical connection plane, which serves for electrical connection of the circuit board to a control electronics of the proximity sensor, is made by the at least one electrical connecting element.. . ... Ball Corporation

09/21/17 / #20170270964

Card recognition system, card handling device, and method for tuning a card handling device

A card recognition system comprises an imaging device configured to capture a raw image of at least a portion of a card, and a processor operably coupled with the imaging device. The processor is configured to perform an image processing analysis of the raw image to identify measurements of at least one of a rank area around a rank of the card, and a suit area around a suit of the card, and automatically generate a calibration file based, at least in part, on the image processing analysis. ... Ball Corporation

09/21/17 / #20170270752

Systems dynamically choosing pay tables, related methods

Gaming table systems configured to at least partially automatically administer wagering games may include a gaming table with player positions having wagering areas for accepting wagers. An automatic card-handling device configured to output subsets of cards may be supported by the gaming table. ... Ball Corporation

09/21/17 / #20170270748

Controlling wagering game system browser areas

Wagering game systems, methods and associated operations are described herein. The operations can include presenting one or more browsers on display device. ... Ball Corporation

09/21/17 / #20170270743

Wagering game and method having additional reel matrices sharing a common reel

Disclosed are a game, gaming device, system and method for play of a reel-based feature game including a base matrix of reel indicia, one or more additional matrices of reel indicia and an expanding reel which replaces a portion of the base matrix and each of the additional reel matrices to simultaneously produce outcomes in each of the matrices.. . ... Ball Corporation

09/21/17 / #20170266541

Rim-mounted roulette ball launching system

A ball-launching system mounts to a top rim of a roulette wheel and positions a ball launcher configured to launch a roulette ball into the roulette wheel. The ball-launching system includes an outer jaw and an inner jaw which clamp to the top rim. ... Ball Corporation

09/14/17 / #20170263077

System and method for augmented reality gaming

Disclosed is a method for enabling a mobile augmented reality (ar) table betting system to facilitate game play with a table game and one or more players each using a mobile device. The method includes: enabling a player to register at an available betting spot on the table game using the player's mobile device; providing a dealer display that presents information to a dealer as game events occur on the player's associated mobile device; enabling a player to access funds from an electronic wallet associated with the player to place an initial bet at the table game; commencing game play at the table game; enabling a player to place an subsequent bet or game decision at the table game using the player's mobile device; in response to a winning table game outcome, transferring funds to the player; and in response to a losing table game outcome, transferring funds from the player.. ... Ball Corporation

09/07/17 / #20170256140

Casino card handling system with game play feed

A card game monitor manages play of a game with a video feed of casino table game play. A dealer deals a game using a card-handling device that randomizes and dispenses cards, which may be grouped into sets of hands by the card-handling device. ... Ball Corporation

09/07/17 / #20170256132

System and method for augmented reality gaming using a mobile device

Disclosed is a method and system for preventing replay attacks for mobile promotions associated with promotion devices. Upon the occurrence of a promotion winning event such as a designated outcome of a game played on the promotion device the user, via a software application accessible to their mobile device, forwards images of the event to a server over a network. ... Ball Corporation

09/07/17 / #20170256124

System and method for augmented reality using a user-specific card

Disclosed is a method of displaying augmented reality gaming information associated with a user-specific card using mobile device in an augmented reality gaming system. In one embodiment, the method includes: enabling a user to view a live image of a user-specific card through a display of a mobile device; acquiring user-specific identification information from the user-specific card; sending the user-specific identification information via a network to a server; retrieving user-specific specific information from the server using the mobile device; and displaying the user-specific information in conjunction with the user-specific card when viewing the user-specific card through the display of the mobile device using augmented reality.. ... Ball Corporation

09/07/17 / #20170251917

Gastrointestinal endoscopy with intestine pleating devices and methods

Disclosed herein are intestine pleating methods and devices for use with gastrointestinal endoscopes. Devices include balloon access device, attachable structure(s), and an elongate overtube. ... Ball Corporation

08/31/17 / #20170249798

Physical playing card gaming systems and related methods

A physical playing card gaming system includes a gaming table including at least one dealer position and at least one player position. The system includes a physical playing card handling device that is configured to read at least one of a card rank and card suit of physical playing cards. ... Ball Corporation

08/24/17 / #20170245236

Network arrangement and method for the radio location of objects within a confined space

In a network arrangement for carrying out a location of locating objects that are arranged in a confined space and are able to be moved, the location being carried out by pulsed radio signals, wherein at least three communication-technically autarkic reference nodes that are spatially distributed and form a communication network are arranged in the confined space a communication protocol enables a location object that is arranged in the confined space to be localized by a trilateration carried out by a distance-based trilateration that is carried out by the at least three reference nodes.. . ... Ball Corporation

08/24/17 / #20170243434

System and method for augmenting content

Disclosed is a method and system involving augmenting content. The system includes context-sensitive augmenting options that are conveniently presented to a player. ... Ball Corporation

08/17/17 / #20170236361

Method and system for gaming

A gaming machine comprises a display and a game control to control images of symbols to be displayed on the display. Symbols are stored for positioning in an array. ... Ball Corporation

08/17/17 / #20170234659

Barrier for absorbing very high power bullets and uses thereof

This disclosure is directed to an improved ballistic concrete barrier for stopping projectiles with a kinetic energy of between about 1.0 kj (750 foot-pounds) and 20.3 kj (15,000 foot-pounds) in between about 3 inches and 10 inches.. . ... Ball Corporation

08/17/17 / #20170232497

End closure with a ring pull actuated secondary vent

The present invention relates to a container end closure that generally comprises a pour opening and a secondary vent opening which improves venting during emptying of contents from the container. In particular, the present invention relates to an end closure for a container having scores defining a secondary vent opening which may optionally be opened. ... Ball Corporation

08/10/17 / #20170228976

Configuring gaming system options based on player skill

A regulated gaming system includes game-logic circuitry, an electronic display device, and an electronic input device detecting a physical item associated with a monetary value to establish a credit balance. The gaming system performs a casino wagering game initiated by an input indicative of a wager covered by the credit balance. ... Ball Corporation








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