Patents by Inventor Alfred Garto

Alfred Garto has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 4095794
    Abstract: The token return assembly cooperates with an amusement apparatus formed of a token supply receptacle with a latchable lower portion and containing a vacuum supply unit; a rotating drum positioned on a base disposed below the receptacle, has openings for receiving tokens, as they fall from the receptacle caused by movement of the lower portion of the receptacle; an associated display panel electrically connected to switches below the openings, corresponding to positions of the tokens in the respective openings, the display being energized through the closing of normally open switch contacts by action with respective tokens. The switches, mounted on movable support plates associated with solenoids within the lower portion of the drum, on actuation of the solenoids by the player activating a token return switch, are withdrawn from the openings. The tokens, falling into an inclined channel which leads to a conduit are returned to the receptacle by vacuum suction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 1977
    Date of Patent: June 20, 1978
    Inventors: Joseph Benjamin Garto, Anthony Garto, Alfred Garto