Patents by Inventor Gordon McNally

Gordon McNally 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: 20100236514
    Abstract: A gas seal between a port (10, 12) of a rotary valve (7) and a port (8) in a combustion chamber (6) of a rotary valve engine, the seal comprising gas channel means (15) forming a turbo valve means (26) surrounding the port (8) in the combustion chamber and compression means (20, 21) for creating a pressure in the gas channel means greater than a pressure in the combustion chamber during a compression stroke and a power stroke of the engine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2008
    Publication date: September 23, 2010
    Inventor: Gordon McNally
  • Publication number: 20040235550
    Abstract: A game device for playing lottery-type games of chance includes a component programmed with software for playing one or more games, at least one game having one or more win levels. The component includes a plurality of ports being connectable to a printed circuit board in any of a plurality of configurations. Each configuration corresponds to an associated win level. The device further includes security mechanisms to inhibit a user from determining the configuration prior to the game being played. A method of producing such a game device includes providing a component programmed with software to run the game, and selectively connecting a plurality of ports on the component to a plurality of tracks on the printed circuit board.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2004
    Publication date: November 25, 2004
    Inventors: Gordon McNally, John Bentley
  • Patent number: 6520854
    Abstract: A roulette wheel assembly and table arrangement includes a roulette wheel rotatably mounted in a wheel bowl, and driven by an electric motor. Thirty seven slot compartments are located around the wheel circumference to receive a roulette ball. In operation the wheel is rotated and the slot compartment floor is lowered to allow a ball from the previous game to be thrown outwardly and fall into a ball magazine. A firing breech is opened to allow a ball to enter a firing chamber. On the command, an air blower blows the ball into a firing tube which propels the ball tangentially onto the bowl in the opposite direction to the travel of the wheel. The ball travels across the bowl onto the wheel and finally lands in a compartment. Each player around the table has a betting station giving the betting choices that make up the game.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2003
    Assignee: NRC Group Limited
    Inventor: Gordon McNally
  • Patent number: 5178389
    Abstract: A game device, preferably hand-held, has an electronic display pattern generator, a display, and a play button to initiate generation of a game which displays sets of symbols which "rotate" after the manner of a fruit machine and which can be held from "rotating" by a hold button. The device includes the capability of limiting the number of games playable, and a lock button allows a winning display to be locked irrevocably to establish proof of a win.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 1991
    Date of Patent: January 12, 1993
    Assignee: John Bentley
    Inventors: John Bentley, Gordon McNally
  • Patent number: 4735416
    Abstract: A roulette apparatus has a table, a roulette wheel mounted to spin about a vertical axis with respect to the table, the wheel having a plurality of ball receptor cups at the periphery thereof and having a hub portion and a rim portion. The hub and rim portions are displaceable axially with respect to each other between a "play" position and a "return" position, for forming a gap between the hub portion and the rim portion when the hub and rim portions are in the "return" position. A return channel is provided beneath the wheel, whereby when a ball has been projected onto the spinning wheel and has fallen into one of the cups, and the hub and rim portions have been displaced to the "return" position, the ball rolls from the cup into which it has fallen, rolls through the gap, and then falls to the return channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 1986
    Date of Patent: April 5, 1988
    Assignee: The McNally Design Group Ltd.
    Inventor: Gordon McNally
  • Patent number: 4148568
    Abstract: A mirror mechanism for a continuous-motion cinematograph film projector. A drive shaft is mechanically coupled to the film transport and is coupled through a slipping clutch to drive a cam. A cam follower riding on the cam profile oscillates a compensating mirror. Frame synchronization of the mirror scan is effected by detection of optical synchronizing marks on the film. Release pulses are generated in response to the synchronizing marks to energize a solenoid to release a blocking member which otherwise blocks movement of the cam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 1977
    Date of Patent: April 10, 1979
    Assignee: Vireco, A.G.
    Inventor: Gordon McNally
  • Patent number: D298557
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 1985
    Date of Patent: November 15, 1988
    Assignee: McNally Design Group Limited
    Inventor: Gordon McNally