Patents by Inventor Roger Snow

Roger Snow 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: 20060270477
    Abstract: A system and method for conducting wagering games utilizing one or more decks of standard playing cards preferably including the steps of: receiving an ante wager from a player; receiving a blind wager from the player; dealing a plurality of cards to the player to form a player's hand; dealing a plurality of cards to a dealer to form a dealer's hand; receiving a play wager from the player or the player folding; comparing the poker rank of the player's hand with the poker rank of dealer's hand to resolve the ante and play wagers, wherein the player wins the ante and play wagers if the player's hand outranks the dealer's hand; and comparing the player's hand with a predetermined winning criteria to resolve the blind wager, wherein the player wins the blind wager if the player's hand satisfies the predetermined winning criteria and outranks the dealer's hand, the blind wager pushes if the player's hand outranks the dealer's hand but does not satisfy the predetermined winning criteria, and the blind wager loses w
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2006
    Publication date: November 30, 2006
    Inventor: Roger Snow
  • Publication number: 20060267285
    Abstract: A method of playing a wagering game utilizing playing cards including the steps of receiving an ante wager from one or more players to participate in at least a portion of a round of the wagering game; dealing at least four cards to form a dealer's hand; dealing at least four cards to each of the one or more participating players to form one or more respective player's hands; receiving a play wager from each of the participating players after each of the participating players is permitted to view their respective player's hand, wherein any of the participating players not placing the variable play wager forfeits their respective ante wager; determining the best poker rank of the dealer's hand, wherein the best poker rank is the highest possible rank achievable using four cards from the cards forming the dealer's hand; determining the best poker rank of the player's hand, wherein the best poker rank is the highest possible rank achievable using four cards from the cards forming the dealer's hand; and resolving
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2006
    Publication date: November 30, 2006
    Inventors: Derek Webb, Roger Snow
  • Publication number: 20060181022
    Abstract: A programmable card handling machine with a display and appropriate inputs for adjusting the machine to any of a number of games comprises inputs including a number of cards per hand selector, a card game selector, a number of hands delivered selector and a trouble-shooting input. These features also provide for interchangeability of the apparatus for many different games, for many types of cards or decks and in different locations thereby reducing the number of back-up machines or units required at a casino. The display may include a game mode or game selected display, and use a cycle rate and/or hand count monitor and display for determining or monitoring the usage of the machine. The card-handling machine is capable of randomly selecting numbers of cards to be delivered in a hand of cards to players and the dealer during a round of a casino table card game.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2005
    Publication date: August 17, 2006
    Inventors: Attila Grauzer, Roger Snow
  • Publication number: 20060183525
    Abstract: A casino wagering game is played in which hand rank or hand count is determined by the provision of symbols dealt to at least a player. A player places at least a first wager on an underlying card game in which a player hand competes with a dealer hand. X cards are dealt to a dealer to form a dealer hand. A random number of cards are dealt to a player that has placed the at least a first wager to form a player hand. The random number is selected from a defined set of numbers including at least one number less than X and X. The ranks of the dealer hand and the player hand are compared, and the at least first wager is resolved. Typically ranks of the dealer hand and the player hand are based upon poker ranks for a hand of Y cards, and Y is selected from the group consisting of 3, 4 and 5, while X is selected from 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7, with X?Y.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2005
    Publication date: August 17, 2006
    Inventor: Roger Snow
  • Publication number: 20060084505
    Abstract: A multi-player platform that provides multiple player positions for live players to engage in an interactive wagering game with a virtual dealer and virtual cards comprising at least two player positions that enable live players to place wagers on the game.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2005
    Publication date: April 20, 2006
    Inventors: Mark Yoseloff, R. Dunn, Roger Snow
  • Publication number: 20060084506
    Abstract: A multi-player platform that provides multiple player positions for live players to engage in an interactive wagering game with a virtual dealer and virtual cards comprising at least two player positions that enable live players to place wagers on the game, a display system for showing a virtual dealer, a display system for showing the virtual cards used in play of the game, and a database that contains the rules of the wagering game, the processor enabling play for each player according to the rules in the database, wherein in one embodiment the game comprises the steps of placing a first wager to participate in a first poker-type game; placing a second wager to participate in a second poker-type game played against a pay table; providing at least a partial hand for the first poker-type game consisting of multiple cards to each player who placed a first wager, the at least a partial hand for the first poker-type game being a complete hand for the second poker-type game; and resolving each player's first wage
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2005
    Publication date: April 20, 2006
    Inventors: Mark Yoseloff, R. Dunn, Roger Snow
  • Patent number: 7020995
    Abstract: A deterrent strip for repelling birds and other pests includes two electrical wire support members separated by spaces extending across the strip to allow bending. Connectors are attached to the wire support members to resist lengthwise stretching of the strip, the connectors extending across the spaces and offset from the center of the strip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2006
    Inventor: Roger Snow
  • Publication number: 20060027968
    Abstract: A method of playing a casino table poker-type game comprises a player placing an Ante wager on the poker-type game. The dealer provides at least one hand to the player placing the wager on the poker-type game and at least two hands to the dealer. The player elects to a) fold, b) place a wager to compete against less then all dealer hands, or c) placing a wager to compete against all dealer hands. After the election has been made by the player, the dealer discloses all of the dealer's at least two hands. Wagers made in accordance with b) and c) are resolved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2005
    Publication date: February 9, 2006
    Inventor: Roger Snow
  • Publication number: 20060025191
    Abstract: A method of playing a wagering game comprises the steps of a player placing a first wager to participate in the wagering game and dealing at least a partial hand of cards to each player participating in the wagering game. The method includes providing a set of winning outcomes and corresponding payout odds against a pay table, wherein the set of winning outcomes includes at least one predetermined minimum high ranking hand and at least one predetermined maximum low ranking hand. Additional card are dealt, if necessary to complete each player hand. The method further includes the step of paying a player a payout on the first wager for obtaining a winning outcome without requiring the player to make an election as between having at least one predetermined minimum high ranking hand and at least one predetermined maximum low ranking hand.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2004
    Publication date: February 2, 2006
    Inventors: Roger Snow, Robert Scott
  • Publication number: 20060014577
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a system and method of playing a card game having an award modifying feature. A portion of the ultimate award provided to players of the game at the final outcome is at least partially dependent on satisfying one or more predefined criteria at an intermediate point during play of the game, and can be modified if certain criteria are satisfied upon the outcome of the game.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2005
    Publication date: January 19, 2006
    Inventor: Roger Snow
  • Publication number: 20050203158
    Abstract: Disclosed are substituted benzimidazole compounds of formula (I): wherein R1, R2, R3, R4 and Xa are defined herein. The compounds of the invention inhibit Itk kinase and are therefore useful for treating diseases and pathological conditions involving inflammation, immunological disorders and allergic disorders. Also disclosed are processes for preparing these compounds and to pharmaceutical compositions comprising these compounds.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2003
    Publication date: September 15, 2005
    Applicant: Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
    Inventors: Joerg Bentzien, Brian Cook, Charles Cywin, Roman Fleck, Ho Lo, Peter Nemoto, Steven Pullen, Gregory Roth, Roger Snow, Hidenori Takahashi, Ji Wang, Kevin Moriarty, Lei Qiao, Michael Winters
  • Patent number: 6928768
    Abstract: A deterrent strip for repelling birds and other pests includes a non-conductive base supporting two electrically conductive extensible wires. Notches are formed in the base to allow bending. Connectors are attached to wire support members of the base to resist lengthwise stretching of the strip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2005
    Assignee: Hot Foot America LP
    Inventor: Roger Snow
  • Publication number: 20050170875
    Abstract: A method of playing a Pai Gow Poker wagering card game is disclosed. The method includes the steps of: a) a player placing a wager on a Pai Gow Poker game, b) players placing a second wager against a pay table on a separate poker-type game that uses each player's best five-card hands from each player, c) dealing seven-card hands from a set of cards to six player positions and to one dealer position; d) resolving the Pai Gow game and awarding bonuses to players making the second wager that have a best five-card hand that exceeds a predetermined rank; and e) awarding an additional bonus to players with hands that exceed the predetermined rank if the dealer's best five-card hand is equal to or less than a predetermined rank. An optional envy hand event may be included with the second wager or a special qualifying second or third wager.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2004
    Publication date: August 4, 2005
    Inventor: Roger Snow
  • Publication number: 20050127606
    Abstract: A method of playing a wagering game comprises the steps of a player placing a first wager to participate in the wagering game and dealing at least a partial hand of cards to each player participating in the wagering game. The method includes providing a set of winning outcomes and corresponding payout odds against a pay table, wherein the set of winning outcomes includes at least one predetermined minimum high ranking hand and at least one predetermined maximum low ranking hand. Additional card are dealt, if necessary to complete each player hand. The method further includes the step of paying a player a payout on the first wager for obtaining a winning outcome without requiring the player to make an election as between having at least one predetermined minimum high ranking hand and at least one predetermined maximum low ranking hand.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2004
    Publication date: June 16, 2005
    Inventors: Roger Snow, Robert Scott
  • Publication number: 20050082755
    Abstract: A method of playing a poker-type wagering game is disclosed. The method includes the steps of: a) placing a mandatory Ante bet to participate in a poker-type card game against a dealer hand; b) placing a mandatory Super Bonus bet on the occurrence of one of a predetermined plurality of winning poker hands; c) a dealer dealing at least two hands of cards to the dealer position and a hand of cards to each player participating in the game; d) and when the dealer's first hand meets or exceeds a predetermined high ranking hand value, discarding the first hand and playing the second hand; e) each player placing an additional mandatory Bet after viewing at least the player's hand of cards to stay in the game; f) resolving each player hand against the dealer hand; g) paying the player on the Ante and Bet if the player's hand ranking exceeds that of the dealer; and h) paying the player on the Super Bonus bet if the player hand is one of a plurality of predetermined winning poker hands.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2004
    Publication date: April 21, 2005
    Inventor: Roger Snow
  • Publication number: 20050082760
    Abstract: A live casino operated tables, games, video games, automated games with live players, or by having a dealer or banker provided with a casino table poker game utilizes at least one deck of playing cards, the game comprising: each player placing at least one wager to participate in the casino game; dealing a first number of cards to a dealer as a banker's hand, the first number of cards being greater than the number of cards to be used in determination of a poker rank hand for the banker's hand; dealing a second number of cards to each player, the second number of cards being greater than the number of cards to be used in determination of a poker rank hand for each player; the dealer discarding at least one card from the banker's hand to form a resulting single dealer hand; each player discarding at least one card to form a resulting player's hand for each player, wherein the number of cards in resulting player's hands and the resulting banker's hand are equal; and resolving each player hand against the banker'
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2004
    Publication date: April 21, 2005
    Inventors: Mark Yoseloff, R. Dunn, Philip Smith, Roger Snow
  • Publication number: 20050073102
    Abstract: A multi-player automated casino table card game platform enables play of casino table baccarat-type games according to rules effected through a processor. Rules may include games similar to Baccarat or Mini Baccarat with an optional side bet on a point spread between the player and bank hands.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2004
    Publication date: April 7, 2005
    Inventors: Mark Yoseloff, R. Dunn, Philip Smith, Roger Snow
  • Publication number: 20050051960
    Abstract: A poker-type card game comprises at least one player making at least one ante wager in the poker-type game at least against a dealer/banker's hand. The player receives a first number of cards and the dealer receives a second number of cards that is at least one card more then the number of cards received by the player. A set of community cards is provided that are used by the dealer and the player. One of the dealer's cards is exposed to the table to provide an exposed dealer card. The dealer is compelled to discard the exposed dealer's card if the rank of the exposed dealer's card is within a first range of values and the dealer is compelled to discard an unexposed dealer's card if the exposed dealer's card is within a second range of values. After resolving the status of the dealer's hand, the player may be allowed to amend the initial one ante wager.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2004
    Publication date: March 10, 2005
    Inventor: Roger Snow
  • Publication number: 20050051963
    Abstract: A poker-type underlying game with a bonus game comprises a player making an Ante wager to play in the poker-type underlying game and placing an optional parlay side bet bonus wager on the bonus game. At least a first number of cards is dealt to a parlay bonus hand position, at least a second number of cards is dealt to the player, and at least a third number of cards is dealt to the dealer. When the player hand has at least a predetermined poker hand rank, the player attains at least a first bonus amount level on the player's placed optional side bet bonus wager. When the player has the at least predetermined poker hand rank and the dealer has at least a second predetermined hand rank, enhancing the first parlay bonus amount level attained by the player, without any additional wager being placed beyond the original parlay side bet wager.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2003
    Publication date: March 10, 2005
    Inventor: Roger Snow
  • Publication number: 20050051958
    Abstract: A poker-type card game comprises at least one player making at least one ante wager in the poker-type game at least against a dealer's hand. The player receives a first number of cards and the dealer receives a second number of cards that is at least one card more then the number of cards received by the player. A set of community cards is provided that are used by the dealer and the player. One of the dealer's cards is exposed to the table to provide an exposed dealer card. The dealer is compelled to discard the exposed dealer's card if the rank of the exposed dealer's card is within a first range of values and the dealer is compelled to discard an unexposed dealer's card if the exposed dealer's card is within a second range of values. After resolving the status of the dealer's hand, the player may be allowed to amend the initial one ante wager.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2003
    Publication date: March 10, 2005
    Inventor: Roger Snow