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Inventor:
Pierce; Gerald A.
Address:
Redwood City, CA
No. of patents:
25
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Patent Number Title Of Patent Date Issued
5628693 Automatic bowling center system May 13, 1997
A bowling center system includes a plurality of lane pair control systems each including a pinsetting device for each lane, a pinsetter control unit, a game control unit, a bowler input station and a pair of overhead display monitors. The game control unit is operable under the control o
5628692 Automatic bowling center system May 13, 1997
A bowling center system includes a plurality of lane pair control systems each including a pinsetting device for each lane, a pinsetter control unit, a game control unit, a bowler input station and a pair of overhead display monitors. The game control unit is operable under the control o
5626523 Automatic bowling center system May 6, 1997
A bowling center system includes a plurality of lane pair control systems each including a pinsetting device for each lane, a pinsetter control unit, a game control unit, a bowler input station and a pair of overhead display monitors. The game control unit is operable under the control o
5450318 Automatic bowling center system September 12, 1995
A bowling center system includes a plurality of bowling lanes and a plurality of bowling scoring systems each connected to a manager's control system. A video distribution system includes a memory device for storing data representing a plurality of video segments and generating video
5343458 Method of storing digital video, audio and control information on an an optical storage medium August 30, 1994
The present invention relates to video recording and playback techniques and devices which create relative movement between a laser and an optical medium such as a flexible optical tape to permit the recording of different bandwidth signals. Further, the present invention relates to
5255185 Bowling center video display system October 19, 1993
A bowling center system includes a plurality of lane pair control systems each including a pin setting device for each lane, a pin setter control unit, a game scoring control unit, a bowler input station and a pair of overhead display monitors. A manager's control system provides account
5237556 Wide beam detector system for optical memories August 17, 1993
The present invention relates to a method and apparatus for high speed reading of multiple data tracks stored on an optical recording medium, such as a flexible optical tape. Data can be accurately read in the presence of position and alignment errors illuminating plural tracks of th
5101354 Multi-lane bowling system with remote operator control March 31, 1992
A bowling center system includes a plurality of lane pair control systems each including a pin setting device for each lane, a pin setter control unit, a game control unit, a bowler input station and a pair of overhead display monitors. The game control unit is operable under the control
5063602 Image correlation calculation apparatus November 5, 1991
In an image correlation calculation apparatus for optically calculating correlations between reference patterns and an image such as a character or any other figure, the image such as the character or any other figure subjected to correlation calculations is optically multiplied by a
5022087 Apparatus for detecting primitive patterns in an image June 4, 1991
In an apparatus for extracting primitive patterns included in an image such as a character or any other figure, the image subjected to primitive pattern extraction is optical multiplied by a multiplier to form simultaneously in parallel a plurality of optical pattern images of a subs
5016981 Mask May 21, 1991
In a mask for transmitting a light subjected to a projection on a predetermined position and for detecting the light, transmittances of the mask are distributed in correspondence with a statistical distribution of the predetermined positions of the light. Information represented by o
4955063 Vector display apparatus September 4, 1990
A vector display apparatus includes a display panel as a display screen for a vector subjected to discrimination. The display panel comprises display elements arranged in a matrix form. The display elements at positions corresponding to an input vector signal are selectively turned on to
4955060 Image recognition apparatus September 4, 1990
In an image recognition apparatus for identifying an input image such as a character, any other graphic pattern or the like by comparing the input image with a plurality of reference image, an optical image recognition means simultaneously performs image information detection processing
4903315 Apparatus for enlarging or reducing an image pattern February 20, 1990
Disclosed is an apparatus for enlarging or reducing an image pattern, wherein the image pattern and a pair of parallel image sensors are moved relative to each other to read the image pattern, the size of the image pattern along the moving direction is calculated on the basis of an outpu
4862511 Local feature analysis apparatus August 29, 1989
In an apparatus for analyzing local features of a character or any other figures, an extraction of the local features is performed by correlation calculations using a plurality of first reference masks, an analysis associated with combinations of the extracted local feature is performed
4845766 Simultaneous projection feature analysis apparatus July 4, 1989
In an apparatus for serially performing simultaneous feature processing and similarity discrimination of an image such as a character or any other figure, an input image is multiplied by a first multiplier into a plurality of optical pattern images which are respectively supplied to
4809344 Apparatus for preprocessing of character recognition February 28, 1989
In an apparatus for preprocessing of character recognition so as to obtain data necessary for character recognition, page segmentation is performed by simultaneously extracting a plurality of features, separation between lines, separation between characters, and separation between the li
4796242 Scanning optical card reader January 3, 1989
An optical data card random access information system featuring a data card with data tracks transverse to the lengthwise direction of motion of the card in a transport. An electromechanical actuator, having an arm parallel to the tracks, supports a light source for illuminating a track
4790024 Vector discrimination apparatus December 6, 1988
In a vector discrimination apparatus for performing discrimination such as class classification and recognition of a vector consisting of vector components corresponding to features of predetermined information, an optical pattern displayed on a display at a position corresponding to the
4786792 Transmissively read quad density optical data system November 22, 1988
An optical data storage and retrieval system using a length of optical recording material in which data in the form of microscopic spots is disposed in cells forming a regularly spaced grid. While the material is being moved in a lengthwise direction by a transport, rows of cells are
4734565 Read-only optical card and system March 29, 1988
An optical data read-only card and system using a length of optical recording material in which data in the form of microscopic spots is disposed in cells forming a regularly spaced grid. The spots contrast with the background media with a reflective contrast ratio of at least 1.5 to
4730293 Dual beam optical data system March 8, 1988
An optical data reading and writing system in which a laser beam records data spots on a medium and a wide light beam is used for simultaneously reading the data spots and prerecorded information. The laser beam records spots of a uniform size which is less than about ten micrometers. Th
4634850 Quad density optical data system January 6, 1987
An optical data storage and retrieval system using a length of optical recording material in which data in the form of microscopic spots is disposed in cells forming a regularly spaced grid. While the material is being moved in a lengthwise direction by a transport, rows of cells are
4598393 Three-beam optical servo tracking system with two-track parallel readout July 1, 1986
A servo tracking system for an optical record uses a pattern of preformed optically detectable uniform servo track marks disposed in parallel spaced apart columns in combination with a beam from a radiation source split by a diffraction grating into three beams having unequal power distr
4598196 Debit card July 1, 1986
An optical information-bearing debit card having servo tracks and calibration works on a recording medium for aligning a reading or writing light beam with a nearby value site area. The medium is an elongated strip of reflective information storage material adhered to a self-supporting










 
 
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