Patents Assigned to Seta Corp.
  • Publication number: 20120020544
    Abstract: A card identifying apparatus according to one embodiment of the invention has a light-receiving portion that reads a card on a pixel basis of a predetermined area as a unit including color information having brightness, RAM that stores image data comprised of a plurality of pixels read by the light-receiving portion, an image data thinning processing section that makes the number of read pixels lower in another direction than in one direction to vary the number of pixels of the image data when the reading means reads the card, and an judgment processing section that identifies authentication of the card based on the image data varied by the image data thinning processing section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2011
    Publication date: January 26, 2012
    Applicants: Seta Corp, Aruze Corp.
    Inventor: Takao NIREKI
  • Publication number: 20110310380
    Abstract: A sheet identifying device comprising a light-receiving section (26) for reading each pixel on a sheet which involves color information including a brightness, has a predetermined size, and is handled as one unit, a RAM (114) for storing image data constructed of read pixels, a pixel data increasing/decreasing section (116a) for increasing/decreasing the number of pixels of the image data, and a judging section for judging authentication of the sheet on the basis of the increased/decreased image data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2011
    Publication date: December 22, 2011
    Applicants: Seta Corp., Aruze Corp.
    Inventors: Jun FUJIMOTO, Nobuyuki Nonaka, Takao Nireki
  • Patent number: 8045750
    Abstract: A card identifying apparatus according to one embodiment of the invention has a light-receiving portion that reads a card on a pixel basis of a predetermined area as a unit including color information having brightness, RAM that stores image data comprised of a plurality of pixels read by the light-receiving portion, an image data thinning processing section that makes the number of read pixels lower in another direction than in one direction to vary the number of pixels of the image data when the reading means reads the card, and an judgment processing section that identifies authentication of the card based on the image data varied by the image data thinning processing section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2011
    Assignees: Universal Entertainment Corporation, Seta Corp.
    Inventor: Takao Nireki
  • Patent number: 7956750
    Abstract: To provide a wireless IC tag which is readable even in a plurality of countries (destination countries) using different radio frequency bands for reading. The wireless IC tag of the present invention is characterized by comprising: a case (20); an antenna (60), which is provided in the case (20); a metal plate (901), which is disposed in the case opposite to the antenna (60); and a mechanism for altering the resonance characteristics of the wireless IC tag (10) by moving at least one of the antenna (60) and the metal plate (901) in the case (20), thereby altering the distance (D) between the metal plate (901) and the antenna (60). With such wireless IC tag (10), the capacitance of an equivalent tuning capacitor consisting of the antenna (60) and the metal plate (901) can be arbitrarily altered by a distance alteration unit, and thereby, the resonance characteristics of the wireless IC tag (10) can be altered in accordance with the frequency band of reading radio wave used by a reader/writer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2011
    Assignees: Universal Entertainment Corporation, Seta Corp.
    Inventor: Nobuyuki Nonaka
  • Patent number: 7920302
    Abstract: A discrimination machine optically senses an object having a surface with a planar structure while scanning the planar structure along the surface. The machine includes a discrimination sensor including optical devices detecting light generated from the planar structure. The optical devices are disposed at an interval in a transverse direction, perpendicular to a scanning direction, to ensure a sufficiently wide sensing area for the object. A deviation detector detects deviation of the planar structure from a plane based on electrical signals output from the respective optical devices detecting the light generated by the object while the discrimination sensor is scanning the object. An optical device selector selects an optical device, from among the optical devices, based on the deviation detected. A determination is made as to whether the electrical signal output from the optical device selected is within an allowable margin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2011
    Assignees: Aruze Corp., Seta Corp.
    Inventors: Kazuei Yoshioka, Jun Fujimoto
  • Patent number: 7699154
    Abstract: A bill handling machine according to one embodiment of the invention is provided with a casing having a bill insertion slot provided on a front face of the casing to enable a bill to be inserted therein; a bill feeding device having a feeding belt wound at opposite ends around at least tension rollers provided on the upstream and downstream sides respectively along the bill insertion direction, and pinch rollers in contact with the tension rollers on the upstream and downstream sides, to feed the bill inserted from the bill insertion slot along the bill insertion direction. The distance between the pinch rollers in contact with the respective tension rollers on the upstream and downstream sides is set to be shorter than the distance between the tension rollers on the upstream and downstream sides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2010
    Assignees: Universal Entertainment Corporation, Seta Corp.
    Inventor: Kazuei Yoshioka
  • Patent number: 7686297
    Abstract: In a bill processing apparatus 1 according to an embodiment of the invention, the bill P delivered in the bill press area 10 is moved toward the loading tray 60 at one side of the press plate 32 and then toward the loading tray 60 at the other side of the press plate 32. In other words, in the operation of pressing the bill, the pressing operation timings by the bill press device 30 are different at both sides of the bill P. In addition, by means of the operation of the swing press members 300, 302, the bill can be pushed in the loading tray 60 while changing a position of the press operating point along a longitudinal direction of the bill P.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2010
    Assignees: Universal Entertainment Corporation, Seta Corp.
    Inventors: Setsuji Matsui, Takahisa Oonishi
  • Publication number: 20100066504
    Abstract: A radio IC tag reader comprises: a first variable frequency oscillation section for generating a signal having a frequency meeting a unit radio channel used for transmission/reception to/from a radio IC tag; transmission and reception sections for executing transmission/reception to/from the radio IC tag by using the signal; a second variable frequency oscillation section for changeably generating a signal of a frequency meeting a unit radio channel for measuring the strength of a received electric wave; a carrier sense executing section for measuring strength of a received electric wave in each of the unit radio channels by using the signal; and a main control section for controlling the first variable frequency oscillation section so as to generate a carrier signal having a frequency meeting the next unit radio channel used by the transmission and reception sections based on a result of measurement by the carrier sense executing section, upon passage of a continuous transmittable time after start of transmi
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2007
    Publication date: March 18, 2010
    Applicants: ARUZE CORP., SETA CORP.
    Inventor: Nobuyuki Nonaka
  • Publication number: 20100026990
    Abstract: A sheet identifying device comprising a light-receiving section (26) for reading each pixel on a sheet which involves color information including a brightness, has a predetermined size, and is handled as one unit, a RAM (114) for storing image data constructed of read pixels, a pixel data increasing/decreasing section (116a) for increasing/decreasing the number of pixels of the image data, and a judging section for judging authentication of the sheet on the basis of the increased/decreased image data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2007
    Publication date: February 4, 2010
    Applicants: Aruze Corp., Seta Corp.
    Inventors: Jun Fujimoto, Nobuyuki Nonaka, Takao Nireki
  • Patent number: 7641037
    Abstract: A bill handling apparatus according to one embodiment of the invention has a bill insertion slot into which a bill is inserted, a bill feeding mechanism for feeding the bill inserted from the bill insertion slot, a sensor for reading the fed bill, and a bill identifying section for identifying authentication of the bill read by the sensor, a sensor board on which the sensor is installed, and a control board for controlling each operation of the bill feeding mechanism, the sensor and the bill identifying section. The bill handling apparatus further has a first connector installed on the sensor board, and a second connector installed on the control board, and the first connector and the second connector are fitted with each other for electrical continuity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2010
    Assignees: Aruze Corp., Seta Corp.
    Inventor: Takao Nireki
  • Publication number: 20090281933
    Abstract: Numeral values relating to depletion can be managed in real time on a component-by-component (unit-by-unit) basis. A value managing device is provided, and manages the current asset values of constituent elements by reading identification information from IC tags or the like attached to constituent elements (e.g., components, units, parts) constituting a game-playing machine and storing identification information (e.g., part IDs) for uniquely identifying the constituent elements. The value managing device includes: a storage section storing the dates of acquisition and acquisition prices of the constituent elements in association with the identification information; and a value computing section for computing the current assets of the constituent elements from the dates of acquisition and acquisition prices of the constituent elements corresponding to the identification information read from the IC tags or the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2007
    Publication date: November 12, 2009
    Applicants: Aruze Corp., Seta Corp.
    Inventor: Nobuyuki Nonaka
  • Patent number: 7616296
    Abstract: A validating machine 30 according to the present invention is provided with a validation sensor 2 having a first-side light emitting device 8 and a first-side light receiving device 10 disposed closely to each other and a validation sensor 2? having a second-side light emitting device 8? and a second-side light receiving device 10? disposed closely to each other so that the validation sensor 2 and the validation sensor 2? are disposed opposite to each other on a first side and on a second side of a bill 4. The first-side light emitting device 8 and the second-side light emitting device 8? are controlled so as to emit light at their respective emission timings different from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2009
    Assignees: Aruze Corp., Seta Corp.
    Inventors: Jun Fujimoto, Kazuei Yoshioka
  • Publication number: 20090273474
    Abstract: [PROBLEM(S)] To provide a wireless IC tag which is readable even in a plurality of countries (destination countries) using different radio frequency bands for reading. [MEANS FOR SOLVING THE PROBLEM(S)] The wireless IC tag of the present invention is characterized by comprising: a case (20); an antenna (60), which is provided in the case (20); a metal plate (901), which is disposed in the case opposite to the antenna (60); and a mechanism for altering the resonance characteristics of the wireless IC tag (10) by moving at least one of the antenna (60) and the metal plate (901) in the case (20), thereby altering the distance (D) between the metal plate (901) and the antenna (60).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2007
    Publication date: November 5, 2009
    Applicants: Aruze Corp., Seta Corp.
    Inventor: Nobuyuki Nonaka
  • Patent number: 7607662
    Abstract: A bill handling apparatus according to one embodiment of the invention has a bill insertion slot into which a bill is inserted, a bill feeding mechanism for feeding the bill inserted from the bill insertion slot in the insertion direction, a bill reading section for reading the bill fed by the bill feeding mechanism, and a control section for controlling a bill feeding speed by the bill feeding mechanism in a plurality of kinds of speeds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2009
    Assignees: Aruze Corp., Seta Corp.
    Inventor: Takao Nireki
  • Publication number: 20090185735
    Abstract: A discrimination machine optically senses an object having a surface with a planar structure while scanning the planar structure along the surface. The machine includes a discrimination sensor including optical devices detecting light generated from the planar structure. The optical devices are disposed at an interval in a transverse direction, perpendicular to a scanning direction, to ensure a sufficiently wide sensing area for the object. A deviation detector detects deviation of the planar structure from a plane based on electrical signals output from the respective optical devices detecting the light generated by the object while the discrimination sensor is scanning the object. An optical device selector selects an optical device, from among the optical devices, based on the deviation detected. A determination is made as to whether the electrical signal output from the optical device selected is within an allowable margin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2009
    Publication date: July 23, 2009
    Applicants: ARUZE CORP., SETA CORP.
    Inventors: Kazuei Yoshioka, Jun Fujimoto
  • Patent number: 7548213
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the technology of recognizing and reading each game chip although game chips are stacked. The present invention is a game chip storing data readable by a reader/writer having an antenna which emits an electromagnetic wave and available in a stack of game chips, and includes: an IC device for communicating data at a request from the reader/writer; an antenna electrode connected to the IC device, and configured such that the antenna electrode can enter a resonant state with an antenna of the reader/writer through an electromagnetic wave; and a reflection member for reflecting an electromagnetic wave reflected from the antenna of the reader/writer toward upper game chips in the stack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2009
    Assignees: Aruze Corp., Seta Corp., Minerva Corp.
    Inventors: Toshimi Koyama, Nobuyuki Nonaka, Jituo Migita
  • Patent number: 7528998
    Abstract: A discrimination machine optically senses an object having a surface with a planar structure while scanning the planar structure along the surface. The machine includes a discrimination sensor including optical devices detecting light generated from the planar structure. The optical devices are disposed at an interval in a transverse direction, perpendicular to a scanning direction, to ensure a sufficiently wide sensing area for the object. A deviation detector detects deviation of the planar structure from a plane based on electrical signals output from the respective optical devices detecting the light generated by the object while the discrimination sensor is scanning the object. An optical device selector selects an optical device, from among the optical devices, based on the deviation detected. A determination is made as to whether the electrical signal output from the optical device selected is within an allowable margin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2009
    Assignees: Aruze Corp., Seta Corp.
    Inventors: Kazuei Yoshioka, Jun Fujimoto
  • Publication number: 20090101709
    Abstract: An access control system and device is provided which is capable of preventing, if the system operates, and then, a door, etc., is opened, the entry of a third party due to abuse of an opportunity of the opening. An access control system (1) includes: a reader/writer (30) for reading the identification information and measuring a signal state at a time of reading the identification information; an imaging device (50) for imaging periphery of the pass point; and an access control device (10), which judges whether or not an access is possible, based upon outputs of the reader/writer (30) and the imaging device (50).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2007
    Publication date: April 23, 2009
    Applicants: Aruze Corp., Seta Corp.
    Inventor: Nobuyuki Nonaka
  • Patent number: 7503445
    Abstract: A bill storage unit has a bill storage portion for storing bills and a bill validator which takes in a bill to validate the bill. A feeding device feeds the bill delivered from the bill validator to the bill storage portion along a feeding path. A correcting device removes a fold in the bill by applying a force stretching the bill, while the bill is being supported and guided along at least part of the feeding path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2009
    Assignees: Aruze Corp., Seta Corp.
    Inventor: Kazuei Yoshioka
  • Patent number: 7503446
    Abstract: There is provided a highly secure bill handling device that can essentially prevent bill removal. The bill handling device according to the invention includes a bill container for storing a bill inserted through a bill insertion slot, an exit through which the bill container projects out of a housing, an openable/closable shutter for closing the exit, a shutter drive module for opening and closing the shutter, a lock member movably supported between a locked position where the shutter is not allowed to open and an unlocked position where the shutter is allowed to open, and a lock member moving module for moving the lock member between the locked position and the unlocked position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2009
    Assignees: ARUZE Corp., Seta Corp.
    Inventor: Kazuei Yoshioka