Patents by Inventor John O'Toole

John O'Toole 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).

  • Publication number: 20200222792
    Abstract: An automatic card shuffler to shuffle eight decks of cards (or less) and deal a round of Baccarat. The automatic shuffler comprises two pre-shuffle bins, each receiving approximately four decks of cards wherein the pre-shuffle bins are spaced apart from one another with card slides directing to a card-receiving area. Cards are randomly selected from the cards in each of the pre-shuffle bins and propelled onto the card slides directing the cards to the card-receiving area. Once a sufficient number of buffer cards (e.g., seven) have been deposited into the card-receiving area, a card flipper moves the seven cards against a face plate of an integral dealing shoe. A buffer-holder member maintains the buffer cards against the face plate for dealing as the card flipper returns to a home position to receive more shuffled cards while buffer cards are being dealt in a round of Baccarat.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2020
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Inventors: Michael Riordan, Louis Wilson DeGregorio, Dino Louis DeGregorio, Steven Louis Forte, Westley Thomas Davis, Zachary Joseph Cook, Joseph William Riesen, Brendan John O'Toole
  • Patent number: 10603572
    Abstract: An automatic card shuffler to shuffle eight decks of cards (or less) and deal a round of Baccarat. The automatic shuffler comprises two pre-shuffle bins, each receiving approximately four decks of cards wherein the pre-shuffle bins are spaced apart from one another with card slides directing to a card-receiving area. Cards are randomly selected from the cards in each of the pre-shuffle bins and propelled onto the card slides directing the cards to the card-receiving area. Once a sufficient number of buffer cards (e.g., seven) have been deposited into the card-receiving area, a card flipper moves the seven cards against a face plate of an integral dealing shoe. A buffer-holder member maintains the buffer cards against the face plate for dealing as the card flipper returns to a home position to receive more shuffled cards while buffer cards are being dealt in a round of Baccarat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Inventors: Michael Earnest Riordan, Louis Wilson DeGregorio, Dino Louis DeGregorio, Steven Louis Forte, Westley Thomas Davis, Zachary Joesph Cook, Joseph William Riesen, Brendan John O'Toole
  • Publication number: 20200038739
    Abstract: An automatic card shuffler to shuffle eight decks of cards (or less) and deal a round of Baccarat. The automatic shuffler comprises two pre-shuffle bins, each receiving approximately four decks of cards wherein the pre-shuffle bins are spaced apart from one another with card slides directing to a card-receiving area. Cards are randomly selected from the cards in each of the pre-shuffle bins and propelled onto the card slides directing the cards to the card-receiving area. Once a sufficient number of buffer cards (e.g., seven) have been deposited into the card-receiving area, a card flipper moves the seven cards against a face plate of an integral dealing shoe. A buffer-holder member maintains the buffer cards against the face plate for dealing as the card flipper returns to a home position to receive more shuffled cards while buffer cards are being dealt in a round of Baccarat.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2019
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    Applicant: Shark Trap Gaming and Security Systems, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Earnest Riordan, Louis Wilson DeGregorio, Dino Louis DeGregorio, Steven Louis Forte, Westley Thomas Davis, Zachary Joesph Cook, Joseph William Riesen, Brendan John O'Toole
  • Publication number: 20190190053
    Abstract: A power module system includes a plurality of vertically stacked power modules. The plurality of vertically stacked power modules include at least two vertical stacks. A shared exhaust plenum is located between the at least two vertical stacks of power modules.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2018
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Inventors: Arne Ballantine, Jessica Mahler, Ross Parker, Gilbert Richards, Barry Sharpe, Sean Dunn, Santi Lara, John O'Toole, David Trevisan, Carl Cottuli, David Weingaertner, Daniel Baynes
  • Patent number: 10092820
    Abstract: An automatic card shuffler to shuffle eight decks of cards (or less) and deal a round of Baccarat. The automatic shuffler comprises two pre-shuffle bins, each receiving approximately four decks of cards wherein the pre-shuffle bins are spaced apart from one another with card slides directing to a card-receiving area. Cards are randomly selected from the cards in each of the pre-shuffle bins and propelled onto the card slides directing the cards to the card-receiving area. Once a sufficient number of buffer cards (e.g., seven) have been deposited into the card-receiving area, a card flipper moves the seven cards against a face plate of an integral dealing shoe. A buffer-holder member maintains the buffer cards against the face plate for dealing as the card flipper returns to a home position to receive more shuffled cards while buffer cards are being dealt in a round of Baccarat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Shark Trap Gaming & Security Systems, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Earnest Riordan, Louis Wilson DeGregorio, Dino Louis DeGregorio, Steven Louis Forte, Westley Thomas Davis, Zachary Joesph Cook, Joseph William Riesen, Brendan John O'Toole
  • Publication number: 20180200610
    Abstract: An automatic card shuffler to shuffle eight decks of cards (or less) and deal a round of Baccarat. The automatic shuffler comprises two pre-shuffle bins, each receiving approximately four decks of cards wherein the pre-shuffle bins are spaced apart from one another with card slides directing to a card-receiving area. Cards are randomly selected from the cards in each of the pre-shuffle bins and propelled onto the card slides directing the cards to the card-receiving area. Once a sufficient number of buffer cards (e.g., seven) have been deposited into the card-receiving area, a card flipper moves the seven cards against a face plate of an integral dealing shoe. A buffer-holder member maintains the buffer cards against the face plate for dealing as the card flipper returns to a home position to receive more shuffled cards while buffer cards are being dealt in a round of Baccarat.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2018
    Publication date: July 19, 2018
    Inventors: Michael Earnest Riordan, Louis Wilson DeGregorio, Dino Louis DeGregorio, Steven Louis Forte, Westley Thomas Davis, Zachary Joesph Cook, Joseph William Riesen, Brendan John O'Toole
  • Patent number: 9873034
    Abstract: A single deck shuffler includes a pre-shuffle bin, card-selector assembly, drive wheel and post-shuffle bin. The pre-shuffle bin is configured to accept a single deck of cards. While in the pre-shuffle bin, a modest downward force is applied to the single deck of cards. A base of the pre-shuffle bin is an independent member that selectively raises and lowers the deck of cards pursuant to a randomly-selected card number (e.g., 1-52). Once positioned correctly based on the randomly-selected card number, an upper body of the card-selector assembly moves forward to push a number of cards off the top of the deck corresponding to the randomly-selected card number thereby exposing a bottom card (i.e., the randomly-selected card) to a drive wheel. The drive wheel propels the card from the pre-shuffle bin into the post-shuffle bin. The process is repeated until each card is propelled into the post-shuffle bin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Inventors: Michael Earnest Riordan, Louis Wilson DeGregorio, Dino Louis DeGregorio, Steven Louis Forte, Westley Thomas Davis, Zachary Joesph Cook, Joseph William Riesen, Brendan John O'Toole
  • Publication number: 20170319946
    Abstract: An automatic card shuffler to shuffle eight decks of cards (or less) and deal a round of Baccarat. The automatic shuffler comprises two pre-shuffle bins, each receiving approximately four decks of cards wherein the pre-shuffle bins are spaced apart from one another with card slides directing to a card-receiving area. Cards are randomly selected from the cards in each of the pre-shuffle bins and propelled onto the card slides directing the cards to the card-receiving area. Once a sufficient number of buffer cards (e.g., seven) have been deposited into the card-receiving area, a card flipper moves the seven cards against a face plate of an integral dealing shoe. A buffer-holder member maintains the buffer cards against the face plate for dealing as the card flipper returns to a home position to receive more shuffled cards while buffer cards are being dealt in a round of Baccarat.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2016
    Publication date: November 9, 2017
    Inventors: Michael Earnest Riordan, Louis Wilson DeGregorio, Dino Louis DeGregorio, Steven Louis Forte, Westley Thomas Davis, Zachary Joesph Cook, Joseph William Riesen, Brendan John O'Toole
  • Publication number: 20170319945
    Abstract: A single deck shuffler includes a pre-shuffle bin, card-selector assembly, drive wheel and post-shuffle bin. The pre-shuffle bin is configured to accept a single deck of cards. While in the pre-shuffle bin, a modest downward force is applied to the single deck of cards. A base of the pre-shuffle bin is an independent member that selectively raises and lowers the deck of cards pursuant to a randomly-selected card number (e.g., 1-52). Once positioned correctly based on the randomly-selected card number, an upper body of the card-selector assembly moves forward to push a number of cards off the top of the deck corresponding to the randomly-selected card number thereby exposing a bottom card (i.e., the randomly-selected card) to a drive wheel. The drive wheel propels the card from the pre-shuffle bin into the post-shuffle bin. The process is repeated until each card is propelled into the post-shuffle bin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2016
    Publication date: November 9, 2017
    Inventors: Michael Earnest Riordan, Louis Wilson DeGregorio, Dino Louis DeGregorio, Steven Louis Forte, Westley Thomas Davis, Zachary Joesph Cook, Joseph William Riesen, Brendan John O'Toole
  • Patent number: 9573047
    Abstract: A single deck shuffler includes a pre-shuffle bin, card-selector assembly, drive wheel and post-shuffle bin. The pre-shuffle bin is configured to accept a single deck of cards. While in the pre-shuffle bin, a modest downward force is applied to the single deck of cards. A base of the pre-shuffle bin is an independent member that selectively raises and lowers the deck of cards pursuant to a randomly-selected card number (e.g., 1-52). Once positioned correctly based on the randomly-selected card number, an upper body of the card-selector assembly moves forward to push a number of cards off the top of the deck corresponding to the randomly-selected card number thereby exposing a bottom card (i.e., the randomly-selected card) to a drive wheel. The drive wheel propels the card from the pre-shuffle bin into the post-shuffle bin. The process is repeated until each card is propelled into the post-shuffle bin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: Shark Trap Gaming & Security Systems, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Earnest Riordan, Louis Wilson DeGregorio, Dino Louis DeGregorio, Steven Louis Forte, Westley Thomas Davis, Zachary Joseph Cook, Joseph William Riesen, Brendan John O'Toole
  • Publication number: 20170043242
    Abstract: An automatic playing card shuffler incorporating means for detecting marked cards. One or more light spectrum emitters or variable light spectrum illuminators transmit light at frequencies/wavelengths which is reflected off card backs through one or more spectrum filters causing invisible markings to become visible. A camera may capture images of the now visible markings. A camera and software collaborate to capture images and analyze the same for markings on the card backs such as smudges, nicks and scuffs and edge demarcations. The automatic playing card shufflers are configured to not only detect marked cards but to detect patterns relative to the card markings. The automatic card shufflers are communicatively linked with a casino management system and/or security system such that casino personnel may be alerted in real time to the discovery of marked cards.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2016
    Publication date: February 16, 2017
    Inventors: Michael Earnest Riordan, Louis Wilson DeGregorio, Dino Louis DeGregorio, Staven Louis Forte, Westley Thomas Davis, Zachary Joesph Cook, Joseph William Riesen, Brendan John O'Toole
  • Patent number: 8517504
    Abstract: A printer is disclosed. The printer includes an ink jet print head having a plurality of nozzles to mark a printable recording medium with ink and an ink system to provide ink to the nozzles. The ink system includes a print head capping system to cap the nozzles whenever the nozzles are not in use and a hydration system to supply a hydration fluid to the print head capping system to provide moisture to the ink at the nozzles while the nozzles are capped.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Assignee: InfoPrint Solutions Company, LLC
    Inventors: Casey Walker, Carl Bildstein, Carlton Begeal, William Hauptman, Andrew Norte, John O'Toole, Michael Miller
  • Publication number: 20120293573
    Abstract: A printer is disclosed. The printer includes an ink jet print head having a plurality of nozzles to mark a printable recording medium with ink and an ink system to provide ink to the nozzles. The ink system includes a print head capping system to cap the nozzles whenever the nozzles are not in use and a hydration system to supply a hydration fluid to the print head capping system to provide moisture to the ink at the nozzles while the nozzles are capped.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2011
    Publication date: November 22, 2012
    Inventors: Casey Walker, Carl Bildstein, Carlton Begeal, William Hauptman, Andrew Norte, John O'Toole, Michael Miller
  • Patent number: 7467931
    Abstract: A blower system including an air guide having at least one edge where the air guide defines a central opening. The blower system includes a power source connected to the air guide and a fan positioned in the opening and connected to the power source. The fan includes a plurality of blades having a designated height and is positioned in the opening so that at least two-thirds of the height of the blades extends beyond the edge of the air guide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2008
    Inventor: John O'Toole
  • Publication number: 20080102163
    Abstract: Food products are provided comprising a food base and the chocolate or cocoa butter encapsulated pro-biotic, especially lactic acid forming cultures, as a coating or portion or phase of the food product. The food base can include the chocolate or cocoa butter encapsulated pro-biotic as a topical coating or phase or portion. The food base or foodstuff is dried and has a water activity ranging from about 0.1 to about 0.35. The weight ratio of food base to chocolate or cocoa butter encapsulated pro-biotic ranges from about 100:1 to about 100:400. The pieces of the coated food base can be admixed with pieces of uncoated dried food base of the same or different composition to provide desired levels of pro-biotic fortification.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2005
    Publication date: May 1, 2008
    Applicant: GENERAL MILLS, INC.
    Inventor: John A. O'Toole
  • Publication number: 20060177324
    Abstract: A blower system including an air guide having at least one edge where the air guide defines a central opening. The blower system includes a power source connected to the air guide and a fan positioned in the opening and connected to the power source. The fan includes a plurality of blades having a designated height and is positioned in the opening so that at least two-thirds of the height of the blades extends beyond the edge of the air guide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2006
    Publication date: August 10, 2006
    Inventor: John O'Toole
  • Publication number: 20060009464
    Abstract: A series of aryl piperazine compounds are effective pharmaceuticals for the treatment of conditions related to or affected by the serotonin 1A receptor; the compounds are particularly effective antagonists at that receptor, and are particularly useful for alleviating the symptoms of nicotine and tobacco withdrawal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2005
    Publication date: January 12, 2006
    Inventors: Alexander Godfrey, Daniel Kohlman, John O'Toole, Yao-Chang Xu, Tony Zhang, Jeffrey McKelvy
  • Publication number: 20050282817
    Abstract: A series of aryl piperazine compounds are effective pharmaceuticals for the treatment of conditions related to or affected by the serotonin 1A receptor; the compounds are particularly effective antagonists at that receptor, and are particularly useful for alleviating the symptoms of nicotine and tobacco withdrawal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2005
    Publication date: December 22, 2005
    Inventors: Alexander Godfrey, Daniel Kohlman, John O'Toole, Yao-Chang Xu, Tony Zhang
  • Patent number: 4104710
    Abstract: A patient room headwall unit consisting of an integral module for suspension on the headwall of a hospital room between two patient beds. The unit, which is prewired during assembly at the factory, includes a center section having provisions for gas, communication or nurse call and electrical services, the same being accessible at either bed through use of pendant controls and the like. It also includes a lighting section at either side of the central section for providing reading light and both high and low intensity general room illumination at each patient bed. The unit, ordinarily, will be installed in conjuction with ceiling-drop services and a telescopic shroud is provided to conceal these services once installation has been completed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 1977
    Date of Patent: August 1, 1978
    Assignee: Joerns Furniture Company, Division of American Seating Company
    Inventors: Frank M. Damico, Patrick John O'Toole