07059602 is referenced by 89 patents and cites 116 patents.

A method and apparatus delivers subsets of randomly mixed playing cards from a first group of playing cards. At least one first group of multiple playing cards is provided to a playing card randomizing apparatus. Ar least one subset of randomized playing cards is formed within the apparatus from the first group of playing cards. A first subset of randomized playing cards for use in a card game is delivered to a single delivery tray. The first subset of playing cards delivered to the single delivery tray as a whole (all of the cards in the subset). At least one additional subset of playing cards is formed within the card randomization apparatus from remaining cards from the first group of playing cards. Upon manual removal of the first subset of playing cards from the single delivery tray, the apparatus delivers the at least one additional subset of randomly mixed playing cards into the single delivery tray as a second group of playing cards.

Title
Card shuffler with staging area for collecting groups of cards
Application Number
10/936412
Publication Number
7059602 (B2)
Application Date
September 8, 2004
Publication Date
June 13, 2006
Inventor
Ronald R Swanson
Watertown
MN, US
James Bernard Stasson
Chanhassen
MN, US
Paul K Scheper
Eden Prairie
MN, US
Robert J Rynda
Las Vegas
NV, US
Troy D Nelson
Big Lake
MN, US
Feraidoon Bourbour
Minneapolis
MN, US
Attila Grauzer
Las Vegas
NV, US
Agent
Mark A Litman & Associates P A
Assignee
Shuffle Master
NV, US
IPC
A63F 1/14
A63F 1/12
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