Resources Contact Us Home
Card shuffling apparatus with integral card delivery

Image Number 6 for United States Patent #6651982.

A card shuffling device includes a top surface, a card receiving area for receiving an initial set of playing cards, a randomizing system for randomizing the initial set of playing cards, a collection surface in a card collection area for receiving randomized playing cards, the collection surface receiving cards positioned so that all cards collected are below the top surface of the device, and an elevator for raising the collection surface so that at least some randomized cards are elevated above the top surface of the device. An automatic card shuffler includes a microprocessor with memory, an infeed compartment for receiving cards to be randomized, a card moving mechanism for moving cards individually from the infeed compartment into a card mixing compartment, a card mixing compartment comprising a plurality of substantially vertical supports, an opening for the passage of cards from the infeed compartment, a moveable lower support surface, at least one stationary gripping arm, a lower edge proximate the opening, the gripping arm capable of suspending cards above the opening, and an elevator for raising and lowering the moveable support surface. A position of the elevator is randomly selected and the support surface is moved to the selected position, and after the gripping arm grasps at least one side of the cards, the elevator lowers, creating a space beneath the gripping arm, wherein a card is moved from the infeed compartment into the space, thereby randomizing the cards. A method of randomizing a group of cards utilizing the apparatus is also disclosed.

  Recently Added Patents
Use of natural query events to improve online advertising campaigns
System and method for removing oxide from a sensor clip assembly
Process for preparing MDA via the stage of the aminal
Method for forming contact in an integrated circuit
Virtual links in a routed ethernet mesh network
Contamination barrier
  Randomly Featured Patents
Fractional integration and proportional multiplier control to achieve desired loop dynamics
Flexible pipe
System for determining and repairing instability in an IIR filter suitable for use in deghosting apparatus
Method and apparatus for recording and reproducing disk-type recording medium with dual head including reading head and writing head having offset cores
Dibenzoazepine and dibenzooxazepine TRPA1 agonists
Curtain wall gasket
Non-turnover base device
Cyclic and acyclic hydrazine derivatives compositions including them and uses thereof
Process for improving the adhesion of carbon fibres with regard to an organic matrix
Representing a plurality of instructions with a fewer number of micro-operations