07255344 is referenced by 102 patents and cites 105 patents.

The present invention provides an apparatus and method for moving playing cards from a first group of cards into a second group of cards, wherein the second group of cards is randomly arranged or shuffled. The apparatus comprises a card receiver for receiving the first group of cards, a single stack of card-receiving compartments generally adjacent to the card receiver, the stack generally vertically movable, an elevator for moving the stack, a card-moving mechanism between the card receiver and the stack for moving cards one at a time into a selected one of the compartments, another card moving mechanism for moving cards from one of the compartments to a second card receiver and a microprocessor that controls the card-moving mechanisms and the elevator. A count of cards within specified areas of the card handling system is maintained and card handling is halted and all cards counted by adding a count of all cards not within the specified areas to the total of cards counted within the specified areas.

Title
Device and method for continuously shuffling and monitoring cards
Application Number
10/976618
Publication Number
7255344 (B2)
Application Date
October 29, 2004
Publication Date
August 14, 2007
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
James Phillip Helgesen
Eden Prairie
MN, US
Feraidoon Bourbour
Minneapolis
MN, US
Attila Grauzer
Las Vages
NV, US
Agent
Mark A Litman Associates PA
Assignee
Shuffle Master
NV, US
IPC
A63F 1/12
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