Patents by Inventor Joseph Benjamin Garto

Joseph Benjamin 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within the lower portion of the drum, on actuation of the solenoids by the player activating a token return switch, are withdrawn from the openings.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
  • Patent number: 4036497
    Abstract: An amusement apparatus to be played by several players, having as many playing stations as there are players. Each of the players participates by recordable and measurable action on his part with winning scores determined by a predefined risk-reward schedule. The playing stations are independently operable by each player to produce respective output signals that are intergradable with one another. Individual playing stations are formed of a base member having a first receptacle mounted above the base member provided with a plurality of predefined valued positions, each position being capable of receiving a token i.e. a ball, set in motion thereto by a player. A second receptacle depending from a frame positioned above the first receptacle initially positions the token above the first receptacle. Each player is provided with a release member for causing the token to be dropped out of the second receptacle and into the first receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 1975
    Date of Patent: July 19, 1977
    Inventors: Joseph Benjamin Garto, Anthony Garto
  • Patent number: D244221
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 1975
    Date of Patent: May 3, 1977
    Inventors: Joseph Benjamin Garto, Anthony Garto