Patents by Inventor Anthony M. White

Anthony M. White 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: 20200364987
    Abstract: A gaming system and method corresponding to a linked bingo tournament is described. The gaming system includes bingo gaming clients, a progressive prize, a tournament session, bingo game sessions, and a tournament prize. The tournament session includes predetermined bingo game sessions for each bingo gaming client. Each bingo game session for each bingo gaming client associates a random bingo outcome with a symbolic representation that is displayed on each bingo gaming client. The tournament prize is awarded to one or more bingo gaming clients displaying a highest point total upon completion of the tournament session. The progressive prize is awarded to each player at the completion of the game session when the random bingo outcome matches a progressive prize bingo pattern. The progressive prize is evenly split among two or more player when the two or more players achieve the progressive prize bingo pattern.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2020
    Publication date: November 19, 2020
    Applicant: Pilot Games, Inc.
    Inventors: Jon Weaver, Warren R. White, Anthony M. Morelli, William D. Hermansen
  • Publication number: 20200360821
    Abstract: A gaming system and method operating a virtual world gaming tournament is described. The gaming system includes gaming clients, a virtual world, a tournament session, a live host and a tournament prize. The virtual world has a variety of different locations and each gaming client is located at a particular location in the virtual world. The tournament session includes predetermined game sessions for each gaming client, in which each game session associates a random game outcome with a symbolic representation that is displayed at the location in the virtual world. The live host identifies locations in the virtual world and provides updates on the points awarded to the gaming clients at the virtual world location. The live host selectively broadcasts a first virtual world or a second virtual world during the tournament session. Additionally, the live host broadcast is displayed on a networked display or on the gaming clients.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2020
    Publication date: November 19, 2020
    Applicant: Pilot Games, Inc.
    Inventors: Jon Weaver, Warren R. White, Anthony M. Morelli, William D. Hermansen
  • Publication number: 20200226873
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a system and method for administering a centralized tournament game. The centralized tournament game is facilitated by a mobile wagering sub-system that communicates with a plurality of authorized mobile devices to provide each authorized mobile device access to participate in a bingo tournament session. The system and method include video presentation sub-system communicatively coupled to the mobile wagering sub-system and a stationary monitor. The video presentation sub-system receives bingo tournament results from the mobile wagering sub-system, and generates an integrated broadcast announcement. The integrated broadcast announcement includes the bingo tournament results and commentary about the bingo tournament session. The video presentation sub-system then communicates the integrated broadcast announcement to the stationary monitor client, which displays the integrated broadcast announcement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2019
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Applicant: Pilot Games, Inc.
    Inventors: Jon Weaver, Warren R. White, William D. Hermansen, Anthony M. Morelli
  • Publication number: 20200202748
    Abstract: Implementations relate to anatomical models and surgical training. In some implementations, an anatomical training model includes a base portion and a top portion that form a hollow space between the base portion and top portion. A plurality of holes are positioned in the top portion. The model includes a plurality of cannula supports, where each cannula support is aligned with one or more corresponding holes in the top portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2020
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Inventors: Anthony M. JARC, Christopher J. SANCHEZ, Timothy V. WHITE, Eugene T. NAGEL
  • Patent number: 10580326
    Abstract: Implementations relate to anatomical models and surgical training. In some implementations, an anatomical training model includes a base portion and a top portion that form a hollow space between the base portion and top portion. A plurality of holes are positioned in the top portion. The model includes a plurality of cannula supports, where each cannula support is aligned with one or more corresponding holes in the top portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony M. Jarc, Christopher J. Sanchez, Timothy V. White, Eugene T. Nagel
  • Patent number: 10515514
    Abstract: A method and system for operating a centralized tournament game is described. The centralized tournament game includes charging each player a fee to enter the tournament game with a point-of-sale device that is communicatively coupled to a mobile wagering sub-system. The method associates the received funds with a particular authorized mobile device. The method then proceeds to enable a plurality of authorized mobile devices to participate in the tournament game. Each authorized mobile device is communicatively coupled to the mobile wagering sub-system. The game outcome is communicated from the mobile wagering sub-system to each authorized mobile gaming device. The method and system includes a video presentation sub-system that is communicatively coupled to the mobile wagering sub-system. The video presentation sub-system generates a game session output associated with the game session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: PILOT GAMES, INC.
    Inventors: Jon Weaver, Warren R. White, William D. Hermansen, Anthony M. Morelli
  • Patent number: 10453312
    Abstract: A centralized gaming system and method is described. The centralized gaming system includes a plurality of gaming venues, a mobile wagering sub-system, a plurality of authorized mobile devices, a video presentation sub-system and a stationary monitor client in a multiplicity of gaming venues. The mobile wagering sub-system is communicatively coupled to each gaming venue. The mobile wagering sub-system receives a wager input for a game session from each authorized mobile device. Each authorized mobile device accepts a player input corresponding to the game session. The video presentation sub-system is communicatively coupled to the mobile wagering sub-system. The video presentation sub-system generates a entertainment output associated with the game sessions. The stationary monitor client receives the game entertaining output generated by the video presentation sub-system. The stationary monitor client displays the entertaining output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Pilot Games, Inc.
    Inventors: Jon Weaver, Warren R. White, Anthony M. Morelli, William D. Hermansen
  • Patent number: 6359283
    Abstract: A noise reduced photon detector incorporates an array (10) of semiconductor diode detector elements (12). Each element (12) has an extrinsic active layer (20) sandwiched between two layers (18, 22) of wider bandgap and mutually opposite conductivity type. These layers are in turn sandwiched between two further layers (16, 24) of wider bandgap than the active layer (20) and of higher doping than the other layers (18, 22). A mirror (34) extends round much the array (10) and isolates each element (12) from photons emitted by other elements (12). In operation the elements (12) are reverse biased and exhibit negative luminescence which reduces their photon emission. These two effects reduce unwanted photon generation and absorption, and consequently photon noise is also reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 1999
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2002
    Assignee: The Secretary of State for Defence
    Inventors: Neil T. Gordon, Anthony M. White, Charles T. Elliott
  • Patent number: 6081019
    Abstract: A multi-layer Auger suppressed diode having at least two exclusion interfaces and at least two extraction interfaces. A specific embodiment has two composite contacts, each consisting of a heavily doped layer (3, 4) and a buffer layer (8, 9) of lower doped, high bandgap material sandwiched between the heavily doped layer and the active region (2) of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 1998
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2000
    Assignee: The Secretary of State for Defence in Her Britannic Majesty's Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
    Inventor: Anthony M White
  • Patent number: 5248884
    Abstract: An infrared detector comprises a thin film of photo-responsive material on transparent dielectric material with an array of planar antennae adjacent to the film surface. The antennae are separate from ohmic contacts arranged to connect the film to an external circuit. The antennae concentrate radiation in fringe fields at antenna edges and extremities interacting with the photo-responsive material. The detectors may be photovoltaic or photoconductive. The antennae may be rectangular, bow-tie, cruciform, elliptic, circular or square, and are dimensioned for resonance (preferably half-wavelength resonance) at frequencies within the photo-responsive material absorption band. Half-wavelength resonant antennae are best matched by F/0.7 optics. The detector may be a reticulated array. The dielectric material may be formed as a lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 1984
    Date of Patent: September 28, 1993
    Assignee: The Secretary of State for Defence in Her Britannic Majesty's Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
    Inventors: Raymond Brewitt-Taylor, Charles T. Elliott, Huw D. Rees, Anthony M. White
  • Patent number: 5068524
    Abstract: A photodetector (10) of the non-equilibrium kind incorporates three successively disposed sections (14, 16, 18) of like layer construction. Each of the sections (e.g. 14) contains three layers (14A, 14B, 14C) of semiconductor materials of the Cd.sub.x Hg.sub.1-x Te alloy system (CMT). The central layer (14B) of each section (14) is of narrow bandgap CMT, i.e. x=0.19 or 0.265 for absorption at 3-5 .mu.m or 8-12 .mu.m, and has very low doping (10.sup.15 cm.sup.-3) providing intrinsic conductivity. It is 1.5 .mu.m thick, less than one third of an optical absorption length. The outer layers of each section (14A, 14B) are 10 .mu.m thick and are of wide bandgap CMT, i.e. x=0.4. They have respective n and p type dopant concentrations of 3.times.10.sup.16 cm.sup.-3 providing extrinsic conductivity. Each central layer (14B) is therefore bounded by an excluding contact (14AB) and an extracting contact (14BC), which depress its carrier concentration to an extrinsic level under the action of electrical bias.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 1990
    Date of Patent: November 26, 1991
    Assignee: The Secretary of State for Defence in Her Britannic Majesty's Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
    Inventors: Charles T. Elliott, Anthony M. White
  • Patent number: 4926228
    Abstract: A detector, of photosensitive semiconductor material with input and output bias contacts. To improve both frequency response and spatial resolution, minority carriers having tendency to accumulate in the vicinity of the output bias contact are instead rapidly swept out, being driven towards this contact by a concentrated electric field. To produce a local field concentration, the output bias contact may be extended towards the input bias contact, or the detector material near this contact may be configured by slotting or tapering.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 1985
    Date of Patent: May 15, 1990
    Assignee: Secretary of State for Defence (G.B.)
    Inventors: Timothy Ashley, Charles T. Elliott, Anthony M. White
  • Patent number: 4691107
    Abstract: An infra red photo detector system comprises a piece of detector material, such as Cd.sub.x Hg.sub.1-x Te, InSb, InAs, etc, carrying at least a pair of spaced electrodes. An optical arrangement directs a small spot of radiation onto the detector. The position of the small spot on the much larger detector is found by applying an electrical bias between the electrodes causing a drift of photo carriers. The bias may be of alternating polarity and the detector output measured at each polarity. Alteratively a high frequency bias may be applied and the A.C. offset from the detector used to indicate spot position. Alternatively the spot position may be modulated or swept along the detector by a mirror moving in a sawtooth scanning action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 1985
    Date of Patent: September 1, 1987
    Assignee: The Secretary of State for Defence
    Inventors: Charles T. Elliott, Anthony M. White
  • Patent number: 4679063
    Abstract: A detector in which a barrier region is interposed in the current path between the emitter and collector of the detector. This region is of a material having a valance band edge approximately level to that of the emitter material and an appreciably wider band gap. It thus serves to impede majority carrier current flow and as a consequence device resistance is high. When the detector is biased, the pedestal contribution to detector signal is low. The collector may be of semiconductor material of the same majority carried type as the emitter material; or may be of opposite type but dopant enriched; or it may be a Schottky metal contact. In one variant of the detector, the emitter and collector are located on opposite sides of the barrier and are of different bandgap materials. The infra red band response of this detector can be changed by reversing bias polarity. In another variant of the detector the emitter is in strip form and has a pair of bias contacts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 1983
    Date of Patent: July 7, 1987
    Assignee: The Secretary of State for Defence in Her Britannic Majesty's Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
    Inventor: Anthony M. White
  • Patent number: 4599759
    Abstract: The transfer apparatus comprises a transfer arm (16) and a distributor (18). The transfer arm has two axes of movement (22,26) and is non-extendable so that it moves between a take-off station and an intermediate station (I) through a fixed distance. The distributor (18) has a table (50) which receives a shoe (S) at the intermediate station (I). Furthermore, the table (50) can be positioned at any one of four stations (I,F1,F2,F3) each aligned with a channel (12) of a heat setting apparatus (14). A pneumatic control circuit causes shoes (S) fed successively to the table (50) to be transferred in a sequence to the channels (12) by operation of pusher means.The apparatus is suitable for transferring shoes from a lasting machine, a shoe support (10) of which can be positioned at the take-off station, to a heat setting apparatus (14).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 1984
    Date of Patent: July 15, 1986
    Assignee: USM Corporation
    Inventors: Frank C. Price, Anthony M. White
  • Patent number: 4572953
    Abstract: An infra red photo detector system comprises a piece of detector material, such as Cd.sub.x Hg.sub.1-x Te, InSb, InAs, etc, carrying at least a pair of spaced electrodes. An optical arrangement directs a small spot of radiation onto the detector. The position of the small spot on the much larger detector is found by applying an electrical bias between the electrodes causing a drift of photo carriers. The bias may be of alternating polarity and the detector output measured at each polarity. Alternatively a high frequency bias may be applied and the A.C. offset from the detector used to indicate spot position. Alternatively the spot position may be modulated or swept along the detector by a mirror moving in a sawtooth scanning action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 1983
    Date of Patent: February 25, 1986
    Assignee: The Secretary of State for Defence in Her Britannic Majesty's Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
    Inventors: Charles T. Elliott, Anthony M. White
  • Patent number: 4551623
    Abstract: An alternating bias is applied to a modified photoconductive detector and photosignal extracted from each detector element. This extraction may be performed using an integrator to produce a dc signal output, or alternatively by using a high-pass filter or phase-sensitive detector to extract a photosignal at an harmonic of the bias frequency. The detector used is provided with elements that have a responsivity that is a different function of bias amplitude for each polarity. The detector element may be shaped with variation in width or depth, to produce this differential responsivity. Alternatively element bias contacts may be of different width to produce field gradient and differential responsivity. It is advantageous to obscure a part of each element area by including an opaque mask.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 1982
    Date of Patent: November 5, 1985
    Assignee: The Secretary of State for Defence in Her Britannic Majesty's Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
    Inventors: Charles T. Elliott, Anthony M. White
  • Patent number: 4535232
    Abstract: It is a problem extracting the photosignal component from detector output, to the exclusion of pedestal bias response. To overcome this, a time varying bias signal is applied to each element of the detector. The duration of the time varying bias signal, or if a periodic signal, the signal period, is chosen as long compared to photocarrier lifetime and the signal amplitude is large enough to range over a non-linear portion of the responsivity characteristic of each element. The bias signal contains a d.c. component so that the bias signal ranges about a point of operation--a point of asymmetry lying on the responsivity characteristic. The photosignal component of the output signal may be removed by time averaging or by harmonic separation. Alternatively the bias signal may be modulated, and the photosignal component extracted by detection of demodulated signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 1982
    Date of Patent: August 13, 1985
    Assignee: The Secretary of State for Defence in Her Britannic Majesty's Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
    Inventors: Charles T. Elliott, Anthony M. White, Howard J. Field
  • Patent number: 4494133
    Abstract: A photo diode formed by a substrate of Cd.sub.x Hg.sub.1-x Te covered with a layer of CdTe forming a p-n junction. The substrate may be p-type in which case the layer is n-type or vice versa. An array of photo diodes may be formed by covering the substrate with semi-insulating CdTe and forming islets of In on the CdTe. Heating causes In to diffuse into the CdTe doping it n-type. This results in regions of n-type CdTe surrounded by semi-insulating CdTe each region forming, with the substrate, a photo diode. The heating also causes diffusion between the Cd.sub.x Hg.sub.1-x Te and CdTe to give a graded heterostructure. Electrical connections are made to the substrate, and each n-type region. The n-type CdTe region may alternatively be formed by molecular beam epitaxial growth techniques using a beam of In dopant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 1982
    Date of Patent: January 15, 1985
    Assignee: The Secretary of State for Defence in Her Britannic Majesty's Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
    Inventors: Anthony B. Dean, Robin F. C. Farrow, Piero Migliorato, Anthony M. White, Gerald M. Williams
  • Patent number: RE38582
    Abstract: A multi-layer Auger suppressed diode having at least two exclusion interfaces and at least two extraction interfaces. A specific embodiment has two composite contacts, each consisting of a heavily doped layer (3, 4) and a buffer layer (8, 9) of lower doped, high bandgap material sandwiched between the heavily doped layer and the active region (2) of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2004
    Assignee: QinetiQ Limited
    Inventor: Anthony M. White