Patents by Inventor Christopher Edward Hill

Christopher Edward Hill 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: 20150335988
    Abstract: Second Chance Blackjack is a side bet that is played with a regular blackjack game. It gives the player a second chance to win after his 12-16 hand loses against a dealer 2-6 up card. The player wagers the optional side bet before the hand starts. If he loses his main bet with a 12-16 total against a dealer 2-6 up card, the second chance player then uses a community card. If this 2nd chance hand beats the dealer hand, the side bet pays 20:1. If the 2nd chance hand loses to the dealer, the side bet loses; if it pushes with the dealer, the side bet pushes. Otherwise, the side bet pushes for any normal main hand win or push, and loses for any normal loss.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2014
    Publication date: November 26, 2015
    Inventor: Christopher Edward Hill
  • Patent number: 8680476
    Abstract: A beta radiation monitor (70,90), comprising a gas flow proportional detector (60) for detecting beta radiation emitted by a beta emitter external to the detector; a fill gas supply (51) configured to supply a fill gas to the detector, wherein the fill gas comprises nitrogen; a temperature sensor (72) for measuring temperature; and a controller (64) in communication with the temperature sensor for adjusting an operational parameter of the monitor in accordance with the measured temperature. The operational parameter may comprise a voltage applied across the fill gas, which may be thermistor controlled, or a beta radiation detection threshold of the detector. The fill gas is supplied by a nitrogen generator. The gas flow proportional detector may be a large-area detector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: Thermo Electron Limited
    Inventors: Neil Andrew Webster, John Stanley Usher, Christopher Edward Hill, Michael Hodgson
  • Publication number: 20110315889
    Abstract: A beta radiation monitor (70,90), comprising a gas flow proportional detector (60) for detecting beta radiation emitted by a beta emitter external to the detector; a fill gas supply (51) configured to supply a fill gas to the detector, wherein the fill gas comprises nitrogen; a temperature sensor (72) for measuring temperature; and a controller (64) in communication with the temperature sensor for adjusting an operational parameter of the monitor in accordance with the measured temperature. The operational parameter may comprise a voltage applied across the fill gas, which may be thermistor controlled, or a beta radiation detection threshold of the detector. The fill gas is supplied by a nitrogen generator. The gas flow proportional detector may be a large-area detector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2009
    Publication date: December 29, 2011
    Inventors: Neil Andrew Webster, John Stanley Usher, Christopher Edward Hill, Michael Hodgson