Playing cards and case therefor

  • US 6,367,799 B1
  • Filed: 03/01/2001
  • Issued: 04/09/2002
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/01/2001
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A deck of cards, comprising:

  • at least one standard deck of playing cards comprising four suits of thirteen differently ranked cards each, each card comprising;

    a planar body having a front, a back, an upper end and a lower end, said upper and lower ends being rounded and joined by a pair of substantially linear sides;

    said back including a decorative image printed thereon;

    said front including indicia, which designates said four suits, and said thirteen differently ranked cards of the standard deck of playing cards;

    the longitudinal distance between said upper and lower ends defining the height of said card and the transverse distance between said pair of substantially linear sides defining the width of said card, each of said cards in said deck having the same heights and same widths; and

    the height to width ratio of each of said cards being within the range of 3.0 to 3.8 for optimum holding and viewing of a hand of said cards when playing standard poker, bridge or similar card game.

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