Patents by Inventor Chris Cameron

Chris Cameron 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: 20190235729
    Abstract: Systems and methods for displaying a cursor and a focus indicator associated with real or virtual objects in a virtual, augmented, or mixed reality environment by a wearable display device are disclosed. The system can determine a spatial relationship between a user-movable cursor and a target object within the environment. The system may render a focus indicator (e.g., a halo, shading, or highlighting) around or adjacent objects that are near the cursor. When the cursor overlaps with a target object, the system can render the object in front of the cursor (or not render the cursor at all), so the object is not occluded by the cursor. The object can be rendered closer to the user than the cursor. A group of virtual objects can be scrolled, and a virtual control panel can be displayed indicating objects that are upcoming in the scroll.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2018
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventors: John Austin Day, Lorena Pazmino, James Cameron Petty, Paul Armistead Hoover, Chris Sorrell, James M. Powderly, Savannah Niles, Richard Bailey
  • Publication number: 20190237044
    Abstract: Systems and methods for displaying a cursor and a focus indicator associated with real or virtual objects in a virtual, augmented, or mixed reality environment by a wearable display device are disclosed. The system can determine a spatial relationship between a user-movable cursor and a target object within the environment. The system may render a focus indicator (e.g., a halo, shading, or highlighting) around or adjacent objects that are near the cursor. The focus indicator may be emphasized in directions closer to the cursor and deemphasized in directions farther from the cursor. When the cursor overlaps with a target object, the system can render the object in front of the cursor (or not render the cursor at all), so the object is not occluded by the cursor. The cursor and focus indicator can provide the user with positional feedback and help the user navigate among objects in the environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2018
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventors: John Austin Day, Lorena Pazmino, James Cameron Petty, Paul Armistead Hoover, Chris Sorrell, James M. Powderly, Savannah Niles
  • Publication number: 20160016066
    Abstract: A cue ball deflection path training aid used by beginning pool or billiards players to help them optimally position the cue ball for the next shot. The aid includes cue ball deflection grid attached or imprinted on a cue stick's top surface. The grid includes a main neutral l line, a transverse line, and two diagonally aligned lines that converge to designate a center intersection point. The two diagonal lines are aligned at approximately 30 degrees from the transverse line. The grid is oriented on the cue stick so that the main neutral line is aligned with the cue stick's longitudinal axis. In one embodiment, the grid is printed on an adhesive label attached to or near the cue stick's midline axis. During use, the player holds the cue stick so that lines of the grid are aligned with the aiming line or over the object ball path line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2015
    Publication date: January 21, 2016
    Inventor: Chris Cameron
  • Patent number: 9044666
    Abstract: A cue ball deflection path training aid used by beginning pool or billiards players to help them optimally position the cue ball for the next shot. The aid includes cue ball deflection grid attached or imprinted on a cue stick's top surface. The grid includes a main neutral line, a transverse line, and two diagonally aligned lines that converge to designate a center intersection point. The two diagonal lines are aligned at approximately 60 degrees from the transverse line. The grid is oriented on the cue stick so that the main neutral line is aligned with the cue stick's longitudinal axis. In one embodiment, the grid is printed on an adhesive label attached to or near the cue stick's midline axis. During use, the player holds the cue stick so that lines of the grid are aligned with the aiming line or over the object ball path line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Inventor: Chris Cameron
  • Publication number: 20140295946
    Abstract: A system and method for identifying potentially banned transactions in a real time or near real time fashion is provided. The identification of banned transactions may help a lottery corporation to ensure that retailers are enforcing the rules.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Inventors: Chris Cameron, Christopher Parrott, Ugo Cicchello
  • Publication number: 20120264531
    Abstract: A cue ball deflection path training aid used by beginning pool or billiards players to help them optimally position the cue ball for the next shot. The aid includes cue ball deflection grid attached or imprinted on a cue stick's top surface. The grid includes a main neutral l line, a transverse line, and two diagonally aligned lines that converge to designate a center intersection point. The two diagonal lines are aligned at approximately 30 degrees from the transverse line. The grid is oriented on the cue stick so that the main neutral line is aligned with the cue stick's longitudinal axis. In one embodiment, the grid is printed on an adhesive label attached to or near the cue stick's midline axis. During use, the player holds the cue stick so that lines of the grid are aligned with the aiming line or over the object ball path line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2012
    Publication date: October 18, 2012
    Inventor: Chris Cameron
  • Patent number: 7722472
    Abstract: This invention relates generally to billiards, and more specifically, to systems and methods for providing a billiards stroke training device. In one embodiment, the invention includes a harness, a sleeve, a guide, the guide being coupled to the sleeve; and a post, the post being coupled to the harness, the post being configurable to limit motion of the guide, wherein the harness is configurable to being worn on an upper torso of a billiards player, wherein the sleeve is configurable to being worn on an arm of the billiards player, and wherein motion of the arm of the billiards player is limited to that provided for by the guide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2010
    Inventors: Chris Cameron, Anah Cameron
  • Publication number: 20090186712
    Abstract: This invention relates generally to billiards, and more specifically, to systems and methods for providing a billiards stroke training device. In one embodiment, the invention includes a harness, a sleeve, a guide, the guide being coupled to the sleeve; and a post, the post being coupled to the harness, the post being configurable to limit motion of the guide, wherein the harness is configurable to being worn on an upper torso of a billiards player, wherein the sleeve is configurable to being worn on an arm of the billiards player, and wherein motion of the arm of the billiards player is limited to that provided for by the guide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2009
    Publication date: July 23, 2009
    Inventors: Chris Cameron, Anah Cameron
  • Publication number: 20050091140
    Abstract: A valuation data analysis system includes a valuation data mining system configured to extract valuation data from at least one of a plurality of publicly listed items for sale and a non-public privately available database of previously sold items, and a valuation data processing system configured to receive the valuation data, the data processing system configured to process the valuation data to identify relationships between similar items currently listed for sale and previously sold items. The process of the valuation data analysis system can include the steps of identifying a listed item open for bidding at auction, identifying a plurality of auction listings for items similar to the item open for bidding, mining valuation data from the identified auction listings, and identifying relationships between the listed item open for bidding, closing prices for similar items, and the mined valuation data from the identified auction listings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2003
    Publication date: April 28, 2005
    Inventors: Jeff Sloan, Richard Sloan, Chris Cameron