07338044 is referenced by 88 patents and cites 128 patents.

The present invention provides an apparatus and method for moving playing cards from a first group of cards into plural hands of cards, wherein each of the hands contains a random arrangement of cards. 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, and a microprocessor that controls the card-moving mechanism and the elevator so that an individual card is moved into an identified compartment. The number of compartments receiving cards and the number of cards moved to each compartment may be selected. An apparatus for feeding cards, comprising a surface for supporting a stack of cards, a feed roller with a frictional outer surface, a drive mechanism for causing rotation of the feed roller, a pair of speed-up rollers to advance the cards out of the feed roller, and a clutch mechanism for disengaging the feed roller from the drive mechanism as the card comes into contact with the speed up rollers.

Title
Card shuffler with user game selection input
Application Number
11/59104
Publication Number
7338044 (B2)
Application Date
February 15, 2005
Publication Date
March 4, 2008
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 13/00
A63F 1/12
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