Patents by Inventor Mark H. Jones

Mark H. Jones 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: 8113516
    Abstract: A casino style game apparatus preferably having a table layout for playing a roulette or roulette-like game without a roulette wheel. The preferred embodiment uses a ball blower to select a numbered ball from a set of thirty-eight numbered balls. A monitor displays the selected ball as viewed from a video camera mounted above the ball blower. The number displayed constitutes the random number decision generation replacing the use of a roulette wheel. An additional embodiment uses a random number generator to select a number from one to thirty-eight for random number decision generation. Another embodiment uses a shuffled thirty-eight card deck from which a numbered card is selected constituting the random number decision generation. An additional embodiment uses a remote control activated by a player to initiate the random number generator for selection of a number from one to thirty-eight to constitute the random number decision generation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2012
    Assignee: INAG, Inc.
    Inventor: Mark H. Jones
  • Publication number: 20110095482
    Abstract: A casino card game (20) including a plurality of cards (23) having values, suits, and colors are disposed in a vertical shuffler (22). The game (20) also includes a betting surface (21) presenting a plurality of wagering areas (26-38) corresponding to the values, suits, and colors of the cards in the vertical shuffler (22). The betting surface (21) further includes a plurality of player positions, each identified with a unique indicia (24). During each round of the game, players place wagers on the wagering areas (26-38) of the betting surface (21) and a dealer spins the vertical shuffler (22) to determine a winning card (23). The dealer then identifies each of the wagering areas (26-38) associated with the value, suit, and color of the winning card, if any, and pays the wagers on those identified wagering areas (26-38) according to a predetermined payout.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2010
    Publication date: April 28, 2011
    Applicant: INAG, INC.
    Inventor: Mark H. Jones
  • Publication number: 20100201068
    Abstract: A casino style game apparatus preferably having a table layout for playing a roulette or roulette-like game without a roulette wheel. The preferred embodiment uses a ball blower to select a numbered ball from a set of thirty-eight numbered balls. A monitor displays the selected ball as viewed from a video camera mounted above the ball blower. The number displayed constitutes the random number decision generation replacing the use of a roulette wheel. An additional embodiment uses a random number generator to select a number from one to thirty-eight for random number decision generation. Another embodiment uses a shuffled thirty-eight card deck from which a numbered card is selected constituting the random number decision generation. An additional embodiment uses a remote control activated by a player to initiate the random number generator for selection of a number from one to thirty-eight to constitute the random number decision generation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2010
    Publication date: August 12, 2010
    Applicant: INAG, INC.
    Inventor: Mark H. Jones
  • Publication number: 20100201071
    Abstract: A game of chance card game in which Players play, at least initially, against a Dealer/Bank. In one embodiment, the Dealer/Bank hand must qualify and if not Players may continue in action against one another. The object of the game is for a Player to successfully hold five cards whose total numeric value is higher than that of any of the other Players or Dealer at the end of the round. To reach a game decision, each Player must proceed through four wagering stages. The game can accommodate one to many Players and may be implemented in live table gaming or electronically implemented formats. Numeric card values are comprised of 3X, 5X and 8X, where X is a non-zero number. A Fire card (30, 30?) resets the value of certain numeric cards only. Wild or Joker cards may be used which are not nullified by the Fire card.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2010
    Publication date: August 12, 2010
    Applicant: INAG, INC.
    Inventor: Mark H. Jones
  • Patent number: 7669853
    Abstract: A card shuffling machine (10) includes a turntable (14) in which a plurality of cards (26) rest in respective trays (24). When the turntable (14) is spun, a tongue-like detent (30) resiliently strikes a circular arrangement of peg-like dividers (28) which progressively slows the turntable (14) to a stopped condition. A pointing device singulates one of the cards (26) which can be lifted from its tray (24) and the indicia thereon announced as a game decision. The indicia on the singulated card (26) can be scanned with a machine-readable code and processed through a digital processor (38) to resolve a variety of games played through respective computerized consoles (44).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2010
    Assignee: INAG, Inc.
    Inventor: Mark H. Jones
  • Publication number: 20090250873
    Abstract: A method for playing a multi-player table game similar to craps includes use of a point generation device capable of randomly selecting one outcome from a group consisting of thirty-seven or thirty-eight possible outcomes. Betting locations similar to the game of craps are provided on a betting surface (12). Twelve common betting locations (22) allow proposition bets based on the sum of two six-sided dice, together with an additional possible outcome comprised of a wild non-die depiction. Player positions (18) are designated about the betting surface (12), with replicas (48) of each player position (18) affixed within each of the twelve common betting locations (22), as well as at respective first (54) and second (56) color bet locations distributed about the betting surface (12). Game play enables a dealer to handle only value cheques. The game method can utilize a variety of point generation devices (14, 14?) thereby making the game suitable for many jurisdictions and interesting for players.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2009
    Publication date: October 8, 2009
    Applicant: INAG, INC.
    Inventor: Mark H. Jones
  • Publication number: 20080265504
    Abstract: A casino style game apparatus preferably having a table layout for playing a roulette or roulette-like game without a roulette wheel. The preferred embodiment uses a ball blower to select a numbered ball from a set of thirty-eight numbered balls. A monitor displays the selected ball as viewed from a video camera mounted above the ball blower. The number displayed constitutes the random number decision generation replacing the use of a roulette wheel. An additional embodiment uses a random number generator to select a number from one to thirty-eight for random number decision generation. Another embodiment uses a shuffled thirty-eight card deck from which a numbered card is selected constituting the random number decision generation. An additional embodiment uses a remote control activated by a player to initiate the random number generator for selection of a number from one to thirty-eight to constitute the random number decision generation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2008
    Publication date: October 30, 2008
    Applicant: INAG, INC.
    Inventor: Mark H. Jones