Patents Represented by Attorney John E. Roethel
  • Patent number: 5549300
    Abstract: The game uses a deck of fifty-two cards comprising 4 deuces, 4 threes, 4 fours, 8 fives, 8 sixes, 8 sevens, 4 eights, 4 nines, 4 tens and 4 wild cards (Jokers). All cards count their face value and the Jokers count one or ten at the player's option. Each player and the dealer initially receive two cards. The player draws additional cards until he decides to stop or the numerical count of his hand exceeds twenty. In the event his numerical count exceeds twenty, a count of ten is subtracted from the numerical count and the resulting number is the player's hand total. The dealer draws whenever his numerical count is sixteen or less and the dealer stays when his numerical count is seventeen or higher. If the dealer's count exceeds twenty, a count of ten is subtracted from the dealer's count and the resulting number is the dealer's hand total.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 1994
    Date of Patent: August 27, 1996
    Inventor: Seroj Sardarian
  • Patent number: 5544728
    Abstract: A bill validator assembly is provided that retrofits a coin and token only slot machine to be operable with paper currency. A replacement mounting plate relocates the slot reels and provides space for a bill validator and storage cassette on the interior of the slot machine. An improved stacking drive stacks the bills horizontally for storage within the cassette and minimizes currency jams.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 1995
    Date of Patent: August 13, 1996
    Inventor: Stanley P. Dabrowski
  • Patent number: 5531448
    Abstract: In one version of the present invention, the dealer deals three cards to each player. The dealer then deals eight cards as the community cards which are arranged in groups of two each on the gaming table layout. The card layout is in the format of a directional compass with two cards each at the North position, East position, South position and West position, respectively. At the North position, both cards are face down. At the East and West positions, one card is face down and one card is face up. At the South position, both cards are face up. Each player determines which one of the four two-card groups the player wishes to use to comprise his five card. The player identifies this selection by moving his wager to the corresponding compass location on the player's betting spot on the gaming table layout in front of the player. The dealer turns up the remaining community cards and the dealer determines the best hand each player has made according to poker hand rankings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 1995
    Date of Patent: July 2, 1996
    Inventor: Ernest W. Moody
  • Patent number: 5346355
    Abstract: the roof top carrier of the present invention has a roof top platform that moves horizontally between a storage position at the center of the roof of a motor home and an extended position adjacent the side of the motor home. A drop cradle moves vertically out of the roof top platform in its extended position to a lower position at ground level to provide user access to equipment or luggage stored in the roof top carrier. Two separate motors power the horizontal movement and the vertical movement for moving the equipment and luggage from the roof to the lower position at ground level alongside the motor home.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 1993
    Date of Patent: September 13, 1994
    Inventor: Edwin Riemer
  • Patent number: 5327731
    Abstract: A cold storage warehouse is provided in the configuration of a generally circular or octagonal structure. The center of the cold storage warehouse is configured as a cryogenic test site with separate cubicles provided for low temperature research and development. A freezer area is located around the perimeter of the cryogenic test site for storing processed frozen food products. Around the perimeter of the freezer area is located another storage area for non-frozen processed cold food products. Air circulation vents are disposed through the center of cryogenic test site and around the perimeter of the cold storage warehouse to circulate cold air and provide for the transfer of heat to maintain each of the three areas at its desired temperature. Fans are used to circulate the air through the vents and the equipment necessary to operate and control the cold storage warehouse is located on the roof above the three temperature controlled areas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 1993
    Date of Patent: July 12, 1994
    Inventor: Stanley Markiewicz
  • Patent number: 5236356
    Abstract: A clear rigid plastic syringe tip having a central water passageway and three arcuate section air passageways disposed circumferentially about the water passageway. A novel adaptor is used to mount the syringe tip to the handpiece body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 1991
    Date of Patent: August 17, 1993
    Inventors: Warren Davis, David Wasserman
  • Patent number: 5207931
    Abstract: A concrete brace has a lower brace leg including a lower bracing section and a lower support section, an upper brace leg including an upper bracing section and an upper support section, and a brace cross support joining the upper end of the lower brace leg to the lower end of the upper brace leg. The lower end of the upper brace leg has a strap mounting flange provided thereon to which is connected one end of a first cross strap. The upper end of the upper brace leg has a strap attachment cap to which is also mounted one end of a second cross strap. By using a set of two concrete braces positioned on either side of a set of wooden frames, with the concrete braces joined together by the cross straps, a foundation having an integral base portion and wall portion can be formed in a single pour of concrete. A plurality of these sets of two concrete braces can be positioned at appropriate locations along the length of the wooden frame laid out to shape the concrete to be poured as the foundation of a building.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 1992
    Date of Patent: May 4, 1993
    Inventor: Walter W. Porter
  • Patent number: 5174579
    Abstract: An additional separate wager is added to a conventional Twenty-One game. The player is wagering on whether the dealer will either bust on his hand or achieve a hand count of exactly 21. The Twenty-One game is played out according to the conventional method of play of the game and the normal winning and losing hands are paid or collected by the dealer. The dealer then reconciles the additional separate wagers based on whether the dealer has either busted or achieved a hand count of exactly 21 during the play of the dealer's hand. This additional wager can be paid according to predetermined odds, such as one-to-one odds or others, as determined by the house.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 1991
    Date of Patent: December 29, 1992
    Inventor: Steve Griffiths
  • Patent number: D341301
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 1992
    Date of Patent: November 16, 1993
    Inventor: Van A. Noelck
  • Patent number: D377606
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 1996
    Date of Patent: January 28, 1997
    Inventor: Steven M. Rowe