Patents by Inventor Alan Wilkins

Alan Wilkins 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: 10423000
    Abstract: Aspects of the disclosed apparatuses, methods and systems provide coating profiles for optics of a stereoscopic vision system configured to reduce unwanted light. Offset masks are used to provide gradient coating thicknesses. A method of forming the optical system with coatings and mechanical holder used during the method also are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Meta View, Inc.
    Inventors: Ashish Ahuja, Zhangyi Zhong, Jackson Wilkins, Raymond Chun Hing Lo, Alan Beltran
  • Patent number: 8960270
    Abstract: Shunt tube flowpaths extending through swellable packers. A well system includes a packer assembly including a base pipe and an annular seal element which is swellable in response to contact with a selected fluid, and a shunt tube flowpath extending through the seal element for delivery of a slurry in a gravel packing operation. A swellable packer assembly includes a base pipe; a swellable annular seal element having a shunt tube flowpath extending through a swellable material; and a valve connected to the flowpath and positioned within the swellable material. Another well system comprises a packer assembly including a base pipe and an annular seal element which is swellable in response to contact with a selected fluid; a shunt tube flowpath extending through a swellable material of the seal element; and a connection between the flowpath and a shunt tube assembly, the connection being positioned within the swellable material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Alf K. Sevre, Tom R. Koloy, Alan Wilkins, Rutger Evers
  • Publication number: 20100236775
    Abstract: Shunt tube flowpaths extending through swellable packers. A well system includes a packer assembly including a base pipe and an annular seal element which is swellable in response to contact with a selected fluid, and a shunt tube flowpath extending through the seal element for delivery of a slurry in a gravel packing operation. A swellable packer assembly includes a base pipe; a swellable annular seal element having a shunt tube flowpath extending through a swellable material; and a valve connected to the flowpath and positioned within the swellable material. Another well system comprises a packer assembly including a base pipe and an annular seal element which is swellable in response to contact with a selected fluid; a shunt tube flowpath extending through a swellable material of the seal element; and a connection between the flowpath and a shunt tube assembly, the connection being positioned within the swellable material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2010
    Publication date: September 23, 2010
    Applicant: HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVICES, INC.
    Inventors: Alf K. SEVRE, Tom R. KOLOY, Alan WILKINS, Rutger EVERS
  • Publication number: 20100096119
    Abstract: Shunt tube flowpaths extending through swellable packers. A well system includes a packer assembly including a base pipe and an annular seal element which is swellable in response to contact with a selected fluid, and a shunt tube flowpath extending through the seal element for delivery of a slurry in a gravel packing operation. A swellable packer assembly includes a base pipe; a swellable annular seal element having a shunt tube flowpath extending through a swellable material; and a valve connected to the flowpath and positioned within the swellable material. Another well system comprises a packer assembly including a base pipe and an annular seal element which is swellable in response to contact with a selected fluid; a shunt tube flowpath extending through a swellable material of the seal element; and a connection between the flowpath and a shunt tube assembly, the connection being positioned within the swellable material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2008
    Publication date: April 22, 2010
    Applicant: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Alf K. Sevre, Tom R. Koloy, Alan Wilkins, Rutger Evers
  • Publication number: 20070281785
    Abstract: A user engaged in at least one activity via a gaming device is not permitted to engage in the at least one activity if the user leaves a particular area for at least a predetermined amount of time and/or enters a particular area for at least a predetermined amount of time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2007
    Publication date: December 6, 2007
    Inventors: Lee Amaitis, Joseph Asher, Howard Lutnick, Darrin Mylet, Alan Wilkins
  • Publication number: 20070281792
    Abstract: A user is permitted to engage in at least one activity via a gaming device during at least a first period of time in a given area but is not permitted to engage in the at least one activity via the gaming device during at least a second period of time in the given area. The gaming device may be deactivated in the given area during at least the second period of time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2007
    Publication date: December 6, 2007
    Inventors: Lee Amaitis, Joseph Asher, Howard Lutnick, Darrin Mylet, Alan Wilkins
  • Publication number: 20070281782
    Abstract: An enabling of a second activity such that a user may participate in the second activity via a gaming device and/or a determining of a duration of time in which the user may participate in the second activity via the gaming device may be based at least in part on an amount of time that the user has participated in a first activity via the gaming device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2007
    Publication date: December 6, 2007
    Inventors: Lee Amaitis, Joseph Asher, Haward Lutnick, Darrin Mylet, Alan Wilkins
  • Publication number: 20070275779
    Abstract: An activating and deactivating of a gaming device may be based at least in part on a duration of time in which the gaming device is permitted to be activated, a period of time during which the gaming device is permitted to be activated, and/or a location of a user of the gaming device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2007
    Publication date: November 29, 2007
    Inventors: Lee Amaitis, Joseph Asher, Howard Lutnick, Darrin Mylet, Alan Wilkins
  • Publication number: 20070066401
    Abstract: A convenience gaming system is provided. The convenience gaming system allows users to access applications via gaming communication devices coupled to a communication network. At least a portion of the network may be wireless. The gaming applications include gambling, financial, entertainment service, and other types of transactions. The system may include a user location determination feature to prevent users from conducting transactions from unauthorized areas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2006
    Publication date: March 22, 2007
    Applicant: CFPH, LLC
    Inventors: Lee Amaitis, Joseph Asher, Howard Lutnick, Darrin Mylet, Alan Wilkins
  • Publication number: 20070066402
    Abstract: A convenience gaming system is provided. The convenience gaming system allows users to access applications via gaming communication devices coupled to a communication network. At least a portion of the network may be wireless. The gaming applications include gambling, financial, entertainment service, and other types of transactions. The system may include a user location determination feature to prevent users from conducting transactions from unauthorized areas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2006
    Publication date: March 22, 2007
    Applicant: CFPH, LLC
    Inventors: Lee Amaitis, Joseph Asher, Howard Lutnick, Darrin Mylet, Alan Wilkins
  • Publication number: 20070060355
    Abstract: A gaming system is provided. The gaming system allows users to access applications via gaming communication devices coupled to a communication network. At least a portion of the network may be wireless. The gaming applications include gambling, financial, entertainment service, and other types of transactions. The system may include a user location determination feature to prevent users from conducting transactions from unauthorized areas. The system may include an alerts feature operable to generate alert to users based on any or a combination of time information, location information, financial information, user profile information, and other types of information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2005
    Publication date: March 15, 2007
    Inventors: Lee Amaitis, Joseph Asher, Robert Bahrampour, Darrin Mylet, Alan Wilkins, Howard Lutnick
  • Publication number: 20070060306
    Abstract: A gaming system is provided. The gaming system allows users to access applications via gaming communication devices coupled to a communication network. At least a portion of the network may be wireless. The gaming applications include gambling, financial, entertainment service, and other types of transactions. The system may include a user location determination feature to prevent users from conducting transactions from unauthorized areas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2005
    Publication date: March 15, 2007
    Inventors: Lee Amaitis, Joseph Asher, Robert Bahrampour, Darrin Mylet, Alan Wilkins, Howard Lutnick
  • Publication number: 20070060358
    Abstract: In accordance with the teachings of the present invention, a system and method for wireless gaming with location determination are provided. In a particular embodiment of the present invention, the system includes a gaming server; a wireless network at least partially covering a property, the wireless network comprising a plurality of signal detection devices; and a gaming communication device operable to transmit and receive gaming information to and from the gaming server via the wireless network. A location of the gaming communication device on the property may be determined based upon a signal received by the plurality of signal detection devices from the gaming communication device. Based upon the location of the gaming communication device on the property, a predetermined functionality of the gaming communication device may be enabled.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2005
    Publication date: March 15, 2007
    Inventors: Lee Amaitis, Joseph Asher, Robert Bahrampour, Darrin Mylet, Alan Wilkins, Howard Lutnick
  • Publication number: 20070060305
    Abstract: A gaming system is provided. The gaming system allows users to access applications via gaming communication devices coupled to a communication network. At least a portion of the network may be wireless. The gaming applications include gambling, financial, entertainment service, and other types of transactions. The system may include a user location determination feature to prevent users from conducting transactions from unauthorized areas. The gaming system may incorporate a user profile feature according to which certain information regarding users of the system may be maintained. Such information can include, without limitation, information relating to preferences, finances, activities participated in by the users, and trends and habits of the users.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2005
    Publication date: March 15, 2007
    Inventors: Lee Amaitis, Joseph Asher, Robert Bahrampour, Darrin Mylet, Alan Wilkins, Howard Lutnick
  • Publication number: 20070054739
    Abstract: A gaming system is provided. The gaming system allows users to access applications via gaming communication devices coupled to a communication network. At least a portion of the network may be wireless. The gaming applications include gambling, financial, entertainment service, and other types of transactions. The system may include a user location determination feature to prevent users from conducting transactions from unauthorized areas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2005
    Publication date: March 8, 2007
    Inventors: Lee Amaitis, Joseph Asher, Robert Bahrampour, Darrin Mylet, Alan Wilkins, Howard Lutnick
  • Publication number: 20060085310
    Abstract: A method for executing a wireless trade is provided that includes communicating with a handheld device via a wireless network and sending and receiving financial information to and from the handheld device. The financial information is associated with a trade that can be initiated by the handheld device. The method also includes authorizing the handheld device through location data, which is associated with a location of the handheld device, before executing the trade.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2004
    Publication date: April 20, 2006
    Inventors: Darrin Mylet, Lee Amaitis, Alan Wilkins
  • Publication number: 20060031082
    Abstract: A method for facilitating a transaction involving spectrum assets, towers, or tower space allocations is provided that includes storing information associated with at least one wireless spectrum asset in a database and communicating with an end user that provides data. The database can be accessed by the end user in order to identify the wireless spectrum asset.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2004
    Publication date: February 9, 2006
    Inventors: Lee Amaitis, Gregory Manning, Darrin Mylet, Alan Wilkins
  • Publication number: 20050197190
    Abstract: A convenience gaming system is provided. The convenience gaming system allows users to access applications via gaming communication devices coupled to a communication network. At least a portion of the network may be wireless. The gaming applications include gambling, financial, entertainment service, and other types of transactions. The system may include a user location determination feature to prevent users from conducting transactions from unauthorized areas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2005
    Publication date: September 8, 2005
    Inventors: Lee Amaitis, Joseph Asher, Howard Lutnick, Darrin Mylet, Alan Wilkins
  • Publication number: 20050187020
    Abstract: A convenience gaming system is provided. The convenience gaming system allows users to access applications via gaming communication devices coupled to a communication network. At least a portion of the network may be wireless. The gaming applications include gambling, financial, entertainment service, and other types of transactions. The system may include a user location determination feature to prevent users from conducting transactions from unauthorized areas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2004
    Publication date: August 25, 2005
    Inventors: Lee Amaitis, Joseph Asher, Howard Lutnick, Darrin Mylet, Alan Wilkins