Patents Assigned to Seta Corp.
  • Patent number: 7503505
    Abstract: A non-contact IC card can accept a frequency band different from the main receive frequency band of the non-contact IC card. The non-contact IC card has a main antenna supporting a first frequency band and an IC device connected to the main antenna for data transmission and reception. An attaching body, detachably attached to the non-contact IC card has a sub-antenna supporting a second frequency band different from the first frequency band. When the attaching body is attached to the non-contact IC card, the sub-antenna is capacitively coupled to the main antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2009
    Assignees: Aruze Corp., Seta Corp.
    Inventors: Toshimi Koyama, Nobuyuki Nonaka
  • Publication number: 20090039586
    Abstract: A card processor of the present invention has a carriage mechanism rotatably supporting a roller, around which a carriage belt is to be wrapped, with respect to a frame, wherein the roller of the carriage mechanism is incorporated into a fixing member so as to be rotatably held in the fixing member, and the fixing member with the roller incorporated therein is made installable into the frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2008
    Publication date: February 12, 2009
    Applicants: Aruze, Corp, Seta Corp.
    Inventor: Setsuji MATSUI
  • Patent number: 7487966
    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: June 8, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2009
    Assignees: Aruze Corp., Seta Corp.
    Inventor: Kazuei Yoshioka
  • Publication number: 20090026037
    Abstract: A highly secure bill handling device that can essentially prevent bill removal 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: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2008
    Publication date: January 29, 2009
    Applicants: Aruze Corp., Seta Corp.
    Inventor: Kazuei YOSHIOKA
  • Publication number: 20090021353
    Abstract: It is an object of the present invention to avoid communication congestion and collision by effectively assigning a unit radio channel for transmission and reception to RFID tag readers using the same unit radio channel group. Herein disclosed is an RFID tag reading system for reading an RFID tag using a reader/writer used in a low-output RFID tag reading system capable of using channels 1 to 9 available for a reader/writer used in a high-output RFID reading system and channels 10 to 14 not available for a reader/writer used in the high-output RFID tag reading system. The RFID tag reading system receives an RSSI indicative of a received radiowave strength on each of unit radio channels measured by the reader/writers, and assigns channels 1 to 14 preferentially to channels 1 to 9 based on the RSSI.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2008
    Publication date: January 22, 2009
    Applicants: Aruze Corp., Seta Corp.
    Inventor: Nobuyuki Nonaka
  • Publication number: 20090017904
    Abstract: A game media processor of the present invention includes: a card insertion slot, into which a card is inserted; a shutter mechanism driven to make the card insertion slot closable; a card housing portion which allows the card to be housed therein; a carriage path, along which the card moves from the card insertion slot to the card housing portion; a card carriage mechanism which carries the card; and a control means for controlling the operations of the card carriage mechanism, the shutter mechanism including an oscillating member oscillatably supported by a shaft, the oscillating member having a closing portion formed on one end side configured to make the card insertion slot closable and a projecting/withdrawing portion formed on the other end configured to be able to project and withdraw from the carriage path, the closing portion being configured to close the card insertion slot by oscillation of the oscillation member caused upon engagement of the card with the projecting/withdrawing portion, wherein the
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2008
    Publication date: January 15, 2009
    Applicants: Aruze Corp., Seta Corp.
    Inventors: Setsuji Matsui, Norikazu Kubota
  • Publication number: 20090017663
    Abstract: A card processor of the present invention has: an insertion slot, into which a card is inserted; a carriage path, along which the card inserted from the insertion slot is carried; and a shutter mechanism driven to make the insertion slot closable, wherein the shutter mechanism includes an oscillating member oscillatably supported by a shaft, the oscillating member having a closing portion, formed on one end side, configured to make the insertion slot closable and a projecting/withdrawing portion, formed on the other end side, configured to be able to project and withdraw from the carriage path, and the oscillating member is bendably formed along a card carrying direction, and the closing portion of the oscillating member in a bent state comes into contact with the surface on the rear end side of the card when the front end side of the card moving along the carriage path presses the projecting/withdrawing portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2008
    Publication date: January 15, 2009
    Applicants: Aruze Corp., Seta Corp.
    Inventors: Takahisa Oonishi, Takashi Ooto
  • Publication number: 20090008214
    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: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2008
    Publication date: January 8, 2009
    Applicants: ARUZE Corp., Seta Corp.
    Inventor: Kazuei Yoshioka
  • Patent number: 7472781
    Abstract: There is provided a bill handling device in which the size of the device can be reduced by disposing various component members in a limited amount of installation space in a space-efficient manner and efficient bill collection is further realized. The bill handling device includes a bill transport mechanism for transporting a bill inserted from a bill insertion slot along the insertion direction and ejecting the bill toward a bill push area located downstream of the bill transport mechanism; a press plate provided on one side of a housing and pressing the bill ejected in the bill push area toward the other side; a stacking tray reciprocally movable along the insertion direction and stacking and storing the bill pressed by the press plate; a stacking tray drive mechanism for reciprocally moving the stacking tray; a shutter mechanism having a shutter, the shutter mechanism opening and closing the shutter through which the front end area of the stacking tray can project.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2009
    Assignees: Aruze Corp., Seta Corp.
    Inventor: Kazuei Yoshioka
  • Patent number: 7460079
    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 coil which is connected to the IC device, gets into electromagnetic coupling with an antenna of the reader/writer, can provide electric power to the IC device, is configured to enter a resonant state through an electromagnetic wave, and can transfer data to the reader/writer by load modulation, and a booster coil for configuring a resonant circuit by electromagnetic coupling through an electromagnetic wave from the reader/writer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2008
    Assignees: Aruze Corp., Seta Corp., Minerva Corp.
    Inventors: Toshimi Koyama, Nobuyuki Nonaka, Jituo Migita
  • Patent number: 7441699
    Abstract: An output terminal has an electronic data item receiving unit, an identification code receiving unit, a determination unit, and an output unit. The electronic data item receiving unit receives an electronic data item. When a person exists within a predetermined range from the output terminal, the identification code receiving unit receives an identification code concerning the person. The determination unit determines whether the identification code received by the identification code receiving unit is authentic or not. When the determination unit determines that the identification code is authentic, the output unit outputs the electronic data item received by the electronic data item receiving unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2008
    Assignees: Aruze Corp., Seta Corp.
    Inventors: Nobuyuki Nonaka, Toshimi Koyama
  • Publication number: 20080248878
    Abstract: A gaming facility management section 1 is provided with a game medium lending device 20, a management server 5, a first line 120a and a second line 120b and a communication management controller. The game medium lending device 20 includes a data processor unit that manages game medium lend-out data generated following a lend-out of a game medium and game data regarding a game in a gaming machine. The management server 5 includes a data processor unit that stores the various data in memory and manages the above data. The management server 5 is connected to the game medium lending device 20 through networks 100 and 120. The first line 120a and the second line 120b are installed inside the networks 100 and 120 and operate to transmit and receive game medium lend-out data and game data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2008
    Publication date: October 9, 2008
    Applicants: Aruze Corp., SETA CORP.
    Inventor: Kazuei Yoshioka
  • Publication number: 20080247604
    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, a pixel data increasing/decreasing processing section that increases/decreases the number of pixels of the image data, and card identifying means for identifying authentication of the card based on the image data increased/decreased by the pixel data increasing/decreasing processing section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2007
    Publication date: October 9, 2008
    Applicants: Aruze Corp., Seta Corp.
    Inventor: Takao NIREKI
  • Publication number: 20080240512
    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 27, 2007
    Publication date: October 2, 2008
    Applicants: Aruze Corp., Seta Corp.
    Inventor: Takao NIREKI
  • Publication number: 20080231420
    Abstract: A data reader can read data regardless of the position of a radio IC tag. The data reader reads data at a separate position from a radio IC tag provided with a storage unit storing data and a communicating antenna for transmitting the data stored in the storage unit, and includes a reader/writer for generating a modulated signal by modulating a carrier wave and a plurality of antenna units for transmitting radio waves for a read for communicating data with a storage medium by radiating the modulated signal into the air. The reader/writer includes a phase adjustment circuit for changing the phase of a carrier wave.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2006
    Publication date: September 25, 2008
    Applicants: ARUZE CORP., SETA CORP.
    Inventors: Toshimi KOYAMA, Nobuyuki NONAKA, Norio KOTERA
  • Publication number: 20080232042
    Abstract: The attaching/detaching apparatus of an electronic device of this invention comprises; a unit part 3 that is attachable/detachable to/from a frame 100; and an attaching/detaching device 50 that is provided to the frame 100 and the unit part 3 and enables the unit part 3 to be attachable/detachable to/from the frame 100. The attaching/detaching device 50 comprises; an engagement pin 90 disposed at one of the frame 100 and the unit part 3; an engagement member 51 disposed at the other of the frame and the unit part, having a recess 54 engaged to the engagement pin 90; an eccentric cam 64 that is engaged to the engagement member 51 and separates the recess 54 from the engagement pin 90; a driving motor 61 that drives the eccentric cam 64; and a release device 70 that releases power transmission to the eccentric cam 64 from the driving motor 61.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2008
    Publication date: September 25, 2008
    Applicants: Aruze Corp., Seta Corp.
    Inventor: Kazuei YOSHIOKA
  • Publication number: 20080232076
    Abstract: The invention comprises a unit part 3 that is attachable/detachable to/from a frame 100; and an engagement device that enables the unit part 3 to be attachable/detachable to/from the frame 100 and comprises; an engagement pin 90 diposed at one of the frame 100 and the unit part 3; and an engagement member 51 disposed at the other of the frame and the unit part, having a recess engaged with the engagement pin 90. The engagement member 51 is pivotably supported and, when the recess 54 is pivoted to separate from the engagement pin 90, moves the unit part 3 in a direction of separating from the frame 100 by the pivoting.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2008
    Publication date: September 25, 2008
    Applicants: Aruze Corp., Seta Corp.
    Inventor: Kazuei YOSHIOKA
  • Publication number: 20080217135
    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: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2007
    Publication date: September 11, 2008
    Applicants: Aruze Corp., Seta Corp.
    Inventor: Takao NIREKI
  • Patent number: 7422522
    Abstract: To prevent calculation errors and fraudulent acts and reduce cost by automatic monitoring, a wirelessly communicating game monitoring system includes an identifying information recording device, attached to playing cards or the like, for recording identifying information of the card; an identifying information reading device for reading wirelessly the information recorded in the identifying information recording device; a control device for performing various kinds of calculations or determinations required in the process of games using the identifying information read with the identifying information reading devices; and a display divce for displaying the results of the calculation or determination made with the control divce. The system also includes stake money handling devices for players to operate and enter stake money amounts, an output divce for outputting summed results after the end of games, and a recording divce for recording identifying information and calculation results.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2008
    Assignees: Aruze Corp., Seta Corp.
    Inventors: Jun Fujimoto, Nobuyuki Nonaka, Tomitsugu Itakura
  • Patent number: 7422095
    Abstract: It is an object to provide a bill handling device, the control of the entire device of which is simplified. The bill handling device comprises: a bill validator including a bill sensor for discriminating the validity of a bill inserted into a bill insertion slot and further including a bill conveyor for conveying the bill to a predetermined position and sending the bill, which has been discriminated to be invalid by the bill sensor, back to the bill insertion slot; and a bill accommodating unit including a bill accommodating section for accommodating a bill, further including a bill detector for detecting the bill which has been sent out, furthermore including a conveyance roller for conveying the bill to the bill accommodating section side independently from the bill conveyor by a conveyance force weaker than the conveyance force of conveying the bill by the bill conveyor while the bill detector is detecting the bill.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2008
    Assignees: Seta Corp., Aruze Corp.
    Inventor: Kazuei Yoshioka