Patents Assigned to Seta Corp.
  • Publication number: 20080211174
    Abstract: In a bill processing apparatus 1 as a medium processing apparatus according to an embodiment of the invention, a swinging member 510, which prevents the bills P from being inserted at the same time, is deformable due to contact with the bill P. As a result, even when a first end 510a contacts the bill P by a swinging operation accompanying with the contact between a second end 510b of the swinging member 510 and the bill P, the first end 510a itself is deformed to alleviate the shock to the bill P. Therefore, the bill P is not damaged. Accordingly, in order to prevent the damage of the bill P, it is not necessary to set a distance between the first end 510a and the second end 510b larger than a length of the bill P in a delivery direction. Further, the distance between the first end 510a and the second end 510b is shortened to make the swinging member 510 and thus the entire apparatus 1 small.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2008
    Publication date: September 4, 2008
    Applicants: Aruze Corp., Seta Corp.
    Inventors: Takahisa OONISHI, Takashi Ooto
  • Publication number: 20080187209
    Abstract: In a bill processing apparatus 1 according to an embodiment of the invention, a lock device 400 is mechanically operated in connection with the movement of a loading tray 60 that is moved by a movement device 70. Accordingly, it is possible to drive the lock device 400 as well as the movement device 70 using only a driving source of the movement device 70. Therefore, it is possible to drive the lock device 400 with low power consumption. In addition, since it is not necessary to provide a driving source for driving the lock device 400, the number of parts is decreased and the entire apparatus is thus made to be small.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2008
    Publication date: August 7, 2008
    Applicants: ARUZE CORP., SETA CORP.
    Inventor: Kazuei YOSHIOKA
  • Publication number: 20080185443
    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 is carried; a carriage mechanism, which carries the card inserted into the insertion slot; and a holding portion, which is installed between the insertion slot and the carriage mechanism and holds the card on the carriage path.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2008
    Publication date: August 7, 2008
    Applicants: Aruze Corp., Seta Corp.
    Inventors: Takahisa OONISHI, Takashi Ooto
  • Publication number: 20080185261
    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: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2008
    Publication date: August 7, 2008
    Applicants: Aruze Corp., Seta Corp.
    Inventors: Setsuji MATSUI, Takahisa Oonishi
  • Publication number: 20080185769
    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; a stock portion, which is installed on a downstream side of the carriage path and capable of housing inserted cards in a stacked state; and a housing drive mechanism, which houses a card into the stock portion, wherein the housing drive mechanism includes an oscillating member having a first projecting/withdrawing portion which is located on the insertion slot side and capable of projecting and withdrawing from the carriage path and a second projecting/withdrawing portion which is located on the stock portion side and capable of projecting and withdrawing from the carriage path, the oscillating member being oscillatably supported via a shaft, and the second projecting/withdrawing portion of the oscillating member presses up the cards housed in the stock portion when the card inserted from the insertion slot presses down the first pr
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2008
    Publication date: August 7, 2008
    Applicants: Aruze Corp., Seta Corp.
    Inventors: Takahisa OONISHI, Takashi OOTO
  • Publication number: 20080151222
    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: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2008
    Publication date: June 26, 2008
    Applicants: ARUZE CORP., SETA CORP.
    Inventors: Jun Fujimoto, Kazuei Yoshioka
  • Patent number: 7349075
    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: April 21, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2008
    Assignees: Aruze Corp., Seta Corp.
    Inventors: Jun Fujimoto, Kazuei Yoshioka
  • Publication number: 20080048017
    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: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2007
    Publication date: February 28, 2008
    Applicants: Aruze Corp., Seta Corp.
    Inventor: Takao NIREKI
  • Publication number: 20080047802
    Abstract: A bill handling apparatus according to one embodiment of the invention has a frame provided with a bill feeding path in which a bill is fed and with side wall portions provided in the width direction of the bill feeding path, a bill reading section installed in the frame to read a fed bill, and a bill identifying section for identifying authentication of the bill read by the bill reading section. The bill reading section is provided with a light guide member to which light is input from a light-emitting device as a light-emitting portion that applies the light to the fed bill, and the light guide member is installed to enter inside the side wall portions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2007
    Publication date: February 28, 2008
    Applicants: Aruze Corp., Seta Corp.
    Inventor: Takao Nireki
  • Publication number: 20080009342
    Abstract: An account adjusting system according to an embodiment of the invention comprises a game machine that pays an award corresponding to a kind of a prize of a game; and an account adjusting apparatus that adjusts an account for a user. The game machine has a paying section for determining an award corresponding to a kind of a prize of a game and a determining section for determining whether or not tax payment is required based on the award determined by the paying section, and when determining that tax payment is required, transmitting award information indicative of the award to the account adjusting apparatus. The account adjusting apparatus has a receiving section for receiving the award information; a tax payment amount calculating section for calculating a tax payment amount based on the award information; and a tax payment certificate providing section for producing an output to prepare a tax payment certificate based on the tax payment amount.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2007
    Publication date: January 10, 2008
    Applicants: Aruze Corp., Seta Corp.
    Inventor: Nobuyuki NONAKA
  • Publication number: 20070293242
    Abstract: A communication device location specifying system has a plurality of wireless communication devices, a location specifying device that specifies locations of the plurality of wireless communication devices, and a plurality of access points that are wirelessly connected to the plurality of wireless communication devices and relay the exchange of data between each wireless communication device and the location specifying device. Each of the wireless communication devices measures the intensity of an electric wave received from each of the access points, and transmits electric wave intensity measurement data indicating the measured intensity of the electric wave to the location specifying device via the access point, and the location specifying device calculates the locations of the plurality of wireless communication devices on the basis of the electric wave intensity measurement data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2007
    Publication date: December 20, 2007
    Applicants: Aruze Corp., Seta Corp.
    Inventor: Nobuyuki Nonaka
  • Publication number: 20070293232
    Abstract: A wireless communication failure monitoring system, having: a terminal device capable of transmitting and receiving data wirelessly; a wireless transmitting and receiving device that has a sensor for measuring an element that changes a communication environment in a wireless transmission channel between the terminal device and the wireless transmitting and receiving device; and a wireless communication failure monitoring device that receives a log, which is generated on the basis of a communication execution report indicating an execution result of wireless communication performed between the wireless transmitting and receiving device and the terminal device, and data indicating a result of measurement of the element outputted from the sensor, and determines the occurrence of a communication failure on the basis of this log.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2007
    Publication date: December 20, 2007
    Applicants: Aruze Corp., Seta Corp.
    Inventor: Nobuyuki Nonaka
  • Publication number: 20070167220
    Abstract: A peripheral device of a gaming device operating in connection with a management server to manage a balance deposited by a player as a balance data is disclosed. The peripheral device has a reader unit for reading a characteristic peculiar to the player, a reception unit for receiving an instruction of deposition to the balance and a request for withdrawal of the balance by the player, and a controller. The controller is to convert the characteristic into a characteristic data, transmit the instruction or the request with the characteristic or the characteristic data to the management server in response to the instruction or the request, and receive the balance data from the management server.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2006
    Publication date: July 19, 2007
    Applicants: ARUZE CORP., SETA CORP.
    Inventors: Jun FUJIMOTO, Kazuei YOSHIOKA, Tsuyoshi NAKATSU, Hiroyuki CHIBA
  • Publication number: 20070125622
    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: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2006
    Publication date: June 7, 2007
    Applicants: Aruze Corp., Seta Corp.
    Inventor: Kazuei Yoshioka
  • Patent number: 7175015
    Abstract: A bill validation device includes a main body having a bill validation part for validating a bill inserted through a bill insertion opening and a bill conveyance mechanism for conveying a bill, and a bill holder attached to the main body for holding bills determined as valid by the bill validation part. The main body has a data recording medium insertion opening into which a card-shaped data recording medium may be inserted and includes a data recording medium processor for at least one of writing data to and reading data from the data recording medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2007
    Assignees: Aruze Corp., Seta Corp.
    Inventor: Kazuei Yoshioka
  • Publication number: 20070000822
    Abstract: A bill handling device according to one embodiment of the invention is provided with a casing having a bill handling opening enabling a bill to be inserted therein; a bill feeding device for feeding the bill inserted from the bill handling opening along the insertion direction, and for feeding the bill in an insertion state back to the bill handling opening; a bill identifying sensor that identifies the validity of the bill inserted into the bill handling opening; a guide device for curving and guiding a front end of the bill in a fed state when the bill is in the fed state along the insertion direction and the bill identifying sensor is detecting the validity of the bill; a bill storage portion that is provided in parallel with the bill feeding device and that stacks and stores the bill in the direction perpendicular to the bill insertion direction; a control device for controlling switch back of the bill feeding device so as to feed the bill to the bill handling opening side by a predetermined distance when
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2006
    Publication date: January 4, 2007
    Applicants: Aruze Corp., Seta Corp.
    Inventor: Kazuei Yoshioka
  • Publication number: 20070001384
    Abstract: A bill processor includes a housing, a bill insertion slot, a bill transfer mechanism, a bill container and a bill pressing mechanism. The bill transfer mechanism transfers the bill inserted from the bill insertion slot and discharges the bill toward a bill pushing area positioned downstream. The bill pressing mechanism presses the bill discharged into the bill pushing area toward the bill container. The bill pressing mechanism includes a supporter attached to the housing, a pressing plate movable toward the bill container, a link member joining the supporter and the pressing plate. The link member has an opening and a moving member movable in the opening, and the moving member has a first end portion supported with respect to the supporter and a second end portion engaged with the pressing plate and movable with respect to the supporter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2006
    Publication date: January 4, 2007
    Applicants: Aruze Corp., Seta Corp.
    Inventor: Kazuei Yoshioka
  • Publication number: 20070000752
    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: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2006
    Publication date: January 4, 2007
    Applicants: Aruze Corp., Seta Corp.
    Inventor: Kazuei YOSHIOKA
  • Publication number: 20070001390
    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: June 8, 2006
    Publication date: January 4, 2007
    Applicants: Aruze Corp., Seta Corp.
    Inventor: Kazuei YOSHIOKA
  • Publication number: 20060266844
    Abstract: There is provided a game card including an IC device and an antenna that do not reduce uniformity of thickness of the card due to the IC device and the antenna. The game card stores authentication information readable by a reader/writer that emits electromagnetic waves, and includes an IC device for transmitting and receiving data according to a request from the reader/writer, an intermediate member having a space for housing the IC device, and an antenna provided by printing on the intermediate member with conductive ink and connected to the IC device. A front surface member and a rear surface member are joined to opposite sides of the intermediate member by bonding or the like to form the game card.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2006
    Publication date: November 30, 2006
    Applicants: Aruze Corp., Seta Corp.
    Inventors: Toshimi Koyama, Nobuyuki Nonaka