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4505 148Th St, Bellevue, WA 98007 (425) 861-9852

208 Joyce Pl, Yakima, WA 98908 (509) 965-2764

208 Joyce Pl, Yakima, WA 98908 (509) 965-2764

8127 149Th Ave, Redmond, WA 98052 (425) 861-9852

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Company: Nintendo software technology corporation Position: Engineering specialist

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Engineering Specialist At Nintendo Software Technology Corporation

Position:
Engineering Specialist at Nintendo Software Technology Corporation, Sr. Engineering Specialist at Nintendo
Location:
Greater Seattle Area
Industry:
Computer Games
Work:
Nintendo Software Technology Corporation
Engineering Specialist
Nintendo since 1998
Sr. Engineering Specialist

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Name / TitleCompany / ClassificationPhones & Addresses
Rory Johnston
Principal
Creative Wood Design 1701 W Vly Hwy, Auburn, WA 98001

Publications

US Patents

Parameterized Interactive Control Of Multiple Wave Table Sound Generation For Video Games And Other Applications

US Patent:
7330769, Feb 12, 2008
Filed:
May 15, 2002
Appl. No.:
10/145596
Inventors:
Claude Comair - Vancouver,
Rory Johnston - Bellevue WA,
Lawrence Schwedler - Sammamish WA,
James Phillipsen - Seattle WA,
Assignee:
Nintendo Software Technology Corporation - Redmond WA
International Classification:
G06F 17/00
H03G 3/00
US Classification:
700 94, 381 61
Abstract:
In the context of a video game, multimedia presentation or other application, multiple sound sample files are read out simultaneously and mixed together. The volumes and/or pitches of the wave tables are parameterized to allow a single parameter (e. g. , power, intensity, etc. ) to simultaneously control the multiple read out processes. The control parameter may be, for example, responsive to a user-manipulable control, such as a joystick. Sound effects produced using this technique are rich and interesting, and the user feels as if he or she is directly controlling the effect.

Method And Apparatus For Interactive Real Time Music Composition

US Patent:
2003003, Feb 27, 2003
Filed:
May 14, 2002
Appl. No.:
10/143812
Inventors:
Claude Comair - Vancouver,
Rory Johnston - Bellevue WA,
Lawrence Schwedler - Sammamish WA,
James Phillipsen - Seattle WA,
Assignee:
Nintendo Co., Ltd.
International Classification:
G10H001/26
US Classification:
084/609000
Abstract:
An interactive dynamic musical composition real time music presentation video game system uses individually composed musical compositions stored as building blocks. The building blocks are structured as nodes of a sequential state machine. Transitions between states are defined based on exit point of current state and entrance point into the new state. Game-related parameters can trigger transition from one compositional building block to another. For example, an interactivity variable can keep track of the current state of the video game or some aspect of it. In one example, an adrenaline counter gauging excitement based on the number of game objectives that have been accomplished can be used to control transitions between more relaxed musical states to more exciting and energetic musical states. Transitions can be handled by cross-fading between one music compositional component to another, or by providing transitional compositions. The system can be used to dynamically generate a musical composition in real time. Advantages include allowing a musical composer to compose a number of discrete musical compositions corresponding to different video game or other multimedia presentation states, and providing smooth transition between the different compositions responsive to interactive user input and/or other parameters.

Method And Apparatus For Constructing Virtual Sloped Landscapes In Computer Graphics And Animation

US Patent:
2011030, Dec 15, 2011
Filed:
Jun 14, 2011
Appl. No.:
13/160305
Inventors:
Rory Johnston - Redmond WA,
Brian McNeely - Redmond WA,
Kunitake Aoki - Redmond WA,
Assignee:
NINTENDO CO., LTD. - Kyoto
International Classification:
G06T 11/40
US Classification:
345582
Abstract:
There are both flat and sloped ground surfaces on which the game characters traverse. In areas where a sloped surface changes angle (i.e. where a sloped surface connects to a flat surface), a transitional method has been created to make the adjoining textures on the top surface area of the ground blend together seamlessly. A unique texture is used for this purpose. This texture uses the same material as the flat “ground trim” texture seen on the top of every surface. The texture has a diagonally drawn alpha mask that blends from completely transparent to completely opaque from the bottom right corner of the texture to the top left corner. When this texture is drawn at the ends of each sloped surface where they change angle, the combination of the color channels and the alpha mask line up with adjoining textures to blend them together and create a seamless visual transition.

Enhanced Virtual Suction Tool

US Patent:
2011030, Dec 15, 2011
Filed:
Jun 14, 2011
Appl. No.:
13/160342
Inventors:
Yukimi Shimura - Redmond WA,
Dean Russell - Redmond WA,
Brian McNeely - Redmond WA,
Rory Johnston - Redmond WA,
Yoonjoon Lee - Redmond WA,
Assignee:
NINTENDO CO., LTD. - Kyoto
International Classification:
G06T 3/40
US Classification:
345661
Abstract:
A touch-based computer graphics user interface enhances a stylus pen with virtual suction to create a virtual vacuum or suction tool. The virtual tool may simulate a physical world suction tool and/or provide capabilities not available in the real world. The virtual suction tool allows the user to feel as if he or she has transcended the boundary between the virtual world and the real world by physically holding in his or her hand an object that is able to interact with and virtually attract and contain items (e.g., objects with characteristics and behaviors) removed from or expellable into the virtual world. The resulting highly intuitive user interface provides fun and exciting video game play and has other applications as well.

Rivet Mechanisms

US Patent:
2011030, Dec 15, 2011
Filed:
Jun 9, 2011
Appl. No.:
13/156762
Inventors:
Brian McNeely - Redmond WA,
Steven Petofalvi - Redmond WA,
Dean Russell - Redmond WA,
Rory Johnston - Redmond WA,
Yukimi Shimura - Redmond WA,
Philip Brodsky - Redmond WA,
Assignee:
Nintendo Co., Ltd. - Kyoto
International Classification:
A63F 13/00
US Classification:
463 31
Abstract:
A method and apparatus that utilizes techniques for modifying the game space of a video game displayed on a display screen by inserting structural elements which become part of the game space and can interact with various game characters.

Device And Method Utilizing Animated Frames To Dynamically Create Snapshots For Selectable Menus

US Patent:
2012000, Jan 5, 2012
Filed:
Jun 14, 2011
Appl. No.:
13/067614
Inventors:
Rory Johnston - Redmond WA,
Assignee:
Nintendo Software Technology Corporation - Redmond WA
Nintendo Co., Ltd. - Kyoto
International Classification:
G06F 3/048
US Classification:
715825
Abstract:
A user menu is created by retrieving at least one animation frame that corresponds to a user selected portion of stored subject matter. The animation frame or frames are displayed at a portion of the display and aid the user to accurately enter the subject matter at a desired location.

Drawing Method

US Patent:
2012032, Dec 20, 2012
Filed:
Nov 23, 2011
Appl. No.:
13/303529
Inventors:
Rory A JOHNSTON - Redmond WA,
Assignee:
NINTENDO CO., LTD - Kyoto
International Classification:
G06T 11/20
US Classification:
345441
Abstract:
A drawing system and method is provided for drawing objects and maps in a virtual world editor. The drawing method performs object checking to determine if a particular object can be drawn in the virtual world editor. When drawing the object, if the drawing method for the object does not satisfy a specific condition, the method will not allow the object to “set.” If the object satisfies the specific condition, the method will allow the object to set and be drawn onto the terrain. If the object is obstructed as it is being drawn, the drawing system will adjust the object so it is appropriately drawn in the software environment.

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Magix

Author:
Rory Johnston
Publication Date:
2013-02-18
Binding:
Kindle Edition
Pages:
152
Young, hotshot Las Vegas magician, Dillon Magix, is recruited by the Homeland Security Agency to use his unique skills to help them steal a formula for synthetic plutonium— right before the eyes of ruthless terrorists. But like a good illusion, nothing is as it seems, and Magix soon finds himself o...
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The Sands Of Katambora: A Safari Chronicle

Author:
Rory Johnston
Publisher:
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Publication Date:
2014-03-04
Binding:
Paperback
Pages:
202
ISBN #:
1494402769
EAN Code:
9781494402761
Author Rory Johnston has spent a great amount of time in Africa, and has a deep respect and appreciation for its landscape, peoples, and wildlife. He grew up in the safari business, and, as a child, accompanied his parents on trips to some of the most remote and rarely visited regions of the contine...
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Katambora Rising: The Second Safari Chronicle

Author:
Rory Johnston
Publisher:
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Publication Date:
2014-11-07
Binding:
Paperback
Pages:
282
ISBN #:
1502786990
EAN Code:
9781502786999
Rory Johnston traveled to some of Africa's most remote regions as a child on safari with his parents. He grew up in the safari business and led expeditions throughout the remote countryside, nurturing his passion for adventure. That passion is evident in his writing, as Johnston pens books like Kat...
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It Happened At Squeedunc Plantation. A Love Story.

Author:
Rory Johnston, Virginia Doyle
Publisher:
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Publication Date:
2012-12-13
Binding:
Paperback
Pages:
84
ISBN #:
1479352128
EAN Code:
9781479352128
How did a love that spanned decades and worlds finally fan its long smoldering spark? It happened at Squeedunc Plantation. Such is the origin, as well as the title, of a short story of love, passion, and the incredible feeling of discovering a soul mate that cannot be undone by life’s many conflicti...
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A Major Hoodwink: How A Royal Scot Outwitted A German General

Author:
Rory Johnston
Publisher:
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Publication Date:
2013-05-17
Binding:
Paperback
Pages:
112
ISBN #:
1482667711
EAN Code:
9781482667714
In the darkest days of World War II, as the German forces swelled all the more ferociously, one man used his wit and audacity where his rank fell perilously short. With German General Wilhelm Daser and his men firmly planted in Middleburg in Holland, Major Hugh Johnston of the Royal Scots Regiment m...
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"growing Up In Africa: A Short Story Of Self Discovery In An Age Of Innocence"

Author:
Rory Johnston
Publisher:
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Publication Date:
2012-11-20
Binding:
Paperback
Pages:
62
ISBN #:
1478311398
EAN Code:
9781478311393
Growing up, Rory was a rebellious, imaginative, spiritual, and lonely child. While he had his family around him, he had very few friends. However, what Rory did have was Africa. His parents left a ravaged, post-World War II Europe with Rory's two brothers before he was born. Rory began his life in ...
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Apocalypse 666

Author:
Rory Johnston
Publisher:
PublishAmerica
Publication Date:
2001-03-06
Binding:
Paperback
Pages:
189
ISBN #:
158851434X
EAN Code:
9781588514349
Millions of people vanish. This creates planet-wide hysteria. All nuclear devices detonate, resulting in unprecedented global destruction. A massive spaceship crashes, wiping out the east coast of the United States. A powerful shape-shifting alien warns of the imminent extermination of all mankind. ...
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The Phoenix Project

Author:
Rory Johnston
Publication Date:
2011-11-20
Binding:
Kindle Edition
Pages:
225
A man awakens in a hospital bed, unable to make the slightest movement, with no idea of how he got there, or even who he is. Slowly, coordination and memories return. He is Captain Richard Ashton, the victim of a horrific jet crash, and he's told that he is in an exclusive, private hospital in the C...

ISBN (books and publications)

The Creative Computer: Machine Intelligence And Human Knowledge

Author:
Rory Johnston
ISBN #:
0670800600

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