Carter’s best known invention is “Photon”, the world’s first Laser Tag game. When the first Photon site opened in Dallas, Texas in 1984, it was an immediate success. Photon gained national attention, including a segment on ABC’s 20/20, features in Forbes, Newsweek, and numerous other publications and television programs. Eventually, some 70 Photon franchises were sold, including locations in Tokyo and Toronto. In 2005, Carter was recognized by the International Laser Tag Association as the inventor and founder of the Laser Tag industry. Today, Laser Tag is a staple in almost every family entertainment center and has become a multi-billion dollar industry.
US Patent 4,695,058