Steven T Mayer, Ronald E Milner: Method for generating a plurality of moving objects on a video display screen. Atari, Flehr Hohbach Test Albritton & Herbert, September 26, 1978: US04116444 (74 worldwide citation)

A method for generating a plurality of moving objects on a video display screen in, for example, a video amusement game which utilizes a system of time shared hardware to provide for a change in position of the moving objects on the video screen. The method includes an object storage memory which ma ...

Steven T Mayer, Ronald E Milner: Apparatus for producing a plurality of audio sound effects. Atari, Townsend and Townsend, February 2, 1982: US04314236 (69 worldwide citation)

Apparatus for producing a plurality of audio sound effects such as shots, explosions, and airplane and car sounds, used in electronic games utilizes a variable clock driving a variable digital noise generator whose audio output amplitude is shaped by either of two types of control units. In one type ...

Ronald E Milner: Sonic positioning device. Michael L Sherrard, August 29, 1989: US04862152 (59 worldwide citation)

A three-dimensional ultrasonic position control device suitable for controlling computer displays or robot movements is disclosed.

Ronald E Milner, Eric D Plambeck: Chainable building blocks. ADL Partners, Michael L Sherrard, December 22, 1992: US05172534 (54 worldwide citation)

A construction set is made up of a plurality of detachably chainable links capable of being pivotally attached to one another to form stable geometric structures. Detents are provided at a plurality of pivot positions so as to preferentially hold the engaged links in stable and precise positions rel ...

Ronald E Milner, Laurence R Nicholson, Robert Evans: Traffic information broadcast system. Autotalk, Michael L Sherrard, January 4, 1994: US05276909 (41 worldwide citation)

A broadcast and reception system provides a segmented broadcast signal for providing regional traffic information and a receiver adapted to receive selected segments of that broadcast. The segmented broadcast signal includes a number of segments which each include a tone sequence, a digital regional ...

Ronald E Milner: Musical puzzle using sliding tiles. Applied Design Laboratories, Townsend and Townsend, January 10, 1989: US04796891 (40 worldwide citation)

A puzzle of the type having an array of movable tiles enclosed and supported by a frame structure includes circuitry for producing sound to identify each of the tiles. Each tile is formed with contact terminals formed on a surface that confronts a support surface of the frame. The support surface de ...

Steven T Mayer, Ronald E Milner: Apparatus for continuous variation of object size on a raster type video screen. Atari, Flehr Hohbach Test Albritton & Herbert, August 15, 1978: US04107665 (36 worldwide citation)

Apparatus for continuous variation of object size on a raster type video screen in a television game. The input of a voltage controlled oscillator is varied by a game controller. The output of the oscillator drives horizontal and vertical counters at rates corresponding to the object size. These cou ...

Ronald E Milner: Hand-held puppet with pseudo-voice generation. Axlon, Townsend and Townsend, August 18, 1987: US04687457 (28 worldwide citation)

A hand-held puppet of the type configured to represent a living being, and having hand-controllable moving parts to simulate some form of animation, is provided with sound-generating apparatus operable in response to the hand-controlled animation simulation. The sound-generating apparatus includes a ...

Ronald E Milner: Puppet-like apparatus. Atari, Townsend and Townsend, February 20, 1979: US04139968 (27 worldwide citation)

Puppet-like apparatus includes a manikin head having a face with a hinged jaw. A drive motor is connected to the jaw to reciprocate it. Within the head are a radio receiver having a level detector which responds to the audio peaks to actuate the drive motor in forward and reverse directions to open ...

Stephen M Wallace, Ronald E Milner, Charles S Meyer: Electric stringless toy guitar. March 17, 1992: US05095799 (26 worldwide citation)

An electronic musical instrument shaped like an electric guitar sounds individual notes that are synthesized to sound like an electric guitar. These notes may either be selected randomly selected by a player or from segments of prearranged musical tracks. The instrument provides for maintaining the ...