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: 20050040599
    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: August 22, 2003
    Publication date: February 24, 2005
    Inventor: Roger Snow
  • Publication number: 20050040601
    Abstract: A multi-player automated casino table card game platform enables play of casino table poker-type games according to rules effected through a processor. Rules may include games similar to Let It RideĀ® stud poker such as playing a wagering game comprising a player placing a wager comprising at least two distinct parts and providing to the player at least a portion of the player's game elements so that partial information or a game outcome is provided; giving the player at least one opportunity, before the player's final game outcome is determined, to withdraw from engagement in the game at least one part of said at least two parts, but less than all of said at least two parts, and continuing play of the game with additional portions of the player's game elements being displayed to the player.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2004
    Publication date: February 24, 2005
    Inventors: Mark Yoseloff, R. Dunn, Philip Smith, Roger Snow
  • Publication number: 20050035548
    Abstract: A multi-player automated casino table card game platform enables play of casino table BALCKJACK-type games according to rules effected through a processor. Rules may include games similar to standard blackjack or Twenty-One with an additional bonus event present in the play of the game.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2004
    Publication date: February 17, 2005
    Inventors: Mark Yoseloff, R. Dunn, Philip Smith, Roger Snow
  • Publication number: 20050029742
    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 an optional wager against a pay table on a separate poker-type game that uses only residual cards from the Pai Gow Poker game, c) dealing seven-card hands from a set of cards to six player positions and to one dealer position, leaving at least three residual cards that have not been dealt to the players or to the dealer. The method also includes the steps of: d) resolving the game of Pai Gow Poker, e) comparing a poker hand made from the residual cards to predetermine hand ranks, and f) paying the players who have placed the optional wager when the poker hand from the residual cards is a predetermined rank. In a preferred form of the game, a 52-card deck plus one joker is used and there are four residual cards of which three are used to make a Three Card PokerĀ® hand.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2003
    Publication date: February 10, 2005
    Inventor: Roger Snow
  • Publication number: 20050029741
    Abstract: A casino table poker game comprises a player makes an Ante wager to play in the poker game, and a first number of cards being dealt to the player. A second number of cards is dealt to a dealer. The second number of cards dealt to the dealer is greater then the first number of cards dealt to players. The dealer displays at least a first card from the second number of cards dealt to the dealer. The at least first card analyzed by an automatic game rule of play to determine whether the card must be discarded. If the rule operates to require the at least first card be discarded according to the automatic game rule, the dealer must play the dealer hand with fewer then the second number of cards dealt to the dealer. After a final number of cards has been decided in the dealer's hand, the poker game is played to conclusion according to the game rules.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2003
    Publication date: February 10, 2005
    Inventors: Roger Snow, Carol Barrett
  • Publication number: 20050029744
    Abstract: A casino-style wagering game is disclosed. The method includes the steps of placing a first multiple-part bet to participate in a first poker game against a pay table with predetermined winning outcomes and payout odds. Players may place an optional side bet to play a second poker-type game against a separate pay table, using a partial hand of cards dealt to each player. After the side bet game is resolved against the side bet pay table, additional cards are provided and the base game is then resolved against the base game pay table.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2003
    Publication date: February 10, 2005
    Inventors: Mark Yoseloff, Roger Snow
  • Patent number: 6283064
    Abstract: In accordance with the present invention there is provided an elongated deterrent strip for mounting to an inanimate object to discourage birds and other pests from resting on that object. The strip comprises a base of electrically non-conductive material. The strip in lateral cross-section has peripheral edges normally lying in a plane and a raised concave center portion. The base has spaced notches along each edge to provide flexibility to the base, whereby the base may be bent both out of the plane and within the plane. The strip further comprises two electrically conductive wires secured to and extending along the upper surface of the base, over the notches. The wires are spaced so that pest's feet will contact both wires when perched on the base. The wires are connectable to an energy source so that the bird or other pest's feet will short the wires when it is perched on the strip, giving a mild shock to the pest to discourage it from continuing its perch on the strip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 1999
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2001
    Assignee: Contech Electronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Erik Djukastein, Roger Snow
  • Patent number: 6044595
    Abstract: A billboard netting system for a billboard (10) including top netting pieces (40, 46, 48), side netting pieces (50, 54, 56, 58), and bottom netting piece (52). Such netting pieces enclose potential bird nesting structure of the billboard, yet allow for easy access to the catwalks (24, 26, 28, 30, 32, 34) of the billboard. As a result, billboards 12, 16 are exterior of the netting pieces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2000
    Assignee: Hot Foot America L.P.
    Inventor: Roger Snow
  • Patent number: 4992269
    Abstract: A bird repellant composition includingan effective amount of a polymeric component which polymeric component includes at least one butene polymer or copolymer, andan effective amount of a thickening agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 1986
    Date of Patent: February 12, 1991
    Assignee: Hot Foot International Pty. Ltd.
    Inventors: Roger Snow, Philip B. Alldritt
  • Patent number: 4873082
    Abstract: A multi-layer bird repellant coating for a substrate is provided which comprises:(i) at least one bird repellant bead or strip formed from a bird repellant gel composition including:(a) about 75 to 98% by weight based on the total weight of the gel composition of at least one butene polymer or copolymer;(b) about 1 to 7% by weight based on the total weight of the gel composition of a clay-based thickening agent; and(c) about 1 to 3% by weight based on the total weight of the gel composition of a polar organic swelling agent;said bird repellant bead or strip having sufficient tackiness to repel birds but not to substantially retard the birds and having sufficient viscosity to minimize the flattening of bead or strip; and(ii) a protective coating layer, on said bird repellant bead or strip, formed from a protective coating composition including:(a) an effective amount of a polymeric component, which polymeric component includes at least one vinyl aromatic polymer or copolymer,(b) an effective amount of a solven
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 1987
    Date of Patent: October 10, 1989
    Assignee: International Contamination Control Industries Pty Ltd.
    Inventors: Paul Cacioli, Roger Snow