Patents by Inventor Nick Long

Nick Long 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).

  • Patent number: 9855879
    Abstract: A single operator is able to couple and decouple a work accessory from a UTV by employing a mounting mechanism comprising a channel assembly coupled to the UTV having channels adapted to receive rails of a rail assembly mounted to the work accessory. Wedges associated with the rails and wedge plates associated with the channels at the distal ends of the rails and channels and rail locks at the proximal ends of the rails and channels are employed to secure the rails in the channels to couple the work accessory to the UTV. Adjustable legs coupled to the rail assembly are used to support the work accessory when not coupled to the UTV, to level and stabilize the work accessory, and to adjust the height of the rails relative to the bottom of the channels when coupling and decoupling the UTV and work accessory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: Extendquip, LLC
    Inventors: Marcus F. Dack, Matt Bach, Walter A. Osswald, Nick Long, Chris Osswald, Marc Bogue
  • Patent number: 9208597
    Abstract: Systems and methods for rendering three-dimensional images by instancing scene description data using a hierarchy are provided. A hierarchy is accessed. The hierarchy comprises a first node and an instance node. The first node is a predecessor to a subtree of one or more nodes and the first node is associated with a first scene description data object. The instance node is a leaf of the hierarchy. The instance node has a parent node and the instance node is associated with a second scene description data object. The parent node has successor nodes other than the instance node. An instancing instruction of the instance node is read. The instancing instruction comprises information identifying the first node. An instance of the subtree of one or more nodes is merged at a location in the hierarchy of the instance node. An image is rendered based on the merged instance of the subtree.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: DreamWorks Animation LLC
    Inventors: Robert Giles Wilson, David Moore, Nick Long
  • Publication number: 20140267239
    Abstract: Systems and methods for rendering three-dimensional images by instancing scene description data using a hierarchy are provided. A hierarchy is accessed. The hierarchy comprises a first node and an instance node. The first node is a predecessor to a subtree of one or more nodes and the first node is associated with a first scene description data object. The instance node is a leaf of the hierarchy. The instance node has a parent node and the instance node is associated with a second scene description data object. The parent node has successor nodes other than the instance node. An instancing instruction of the instance node is read. The instancing instruction comprises information identifying the first node. An instance of the subtree of one or more nodes is merged at a location in the hierarchy of the instance node. An image is rendered based on the merged instance of the subtree.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: DREAMWORKS ANIMATION LLC
    Inventors: Robert Giles WILSON, David MOORE, Nick LONG
  • Publication number: 20070266581
    Abstract: A girth measuring device for a shoe is disclosed. The portions of the device are configured to be placed inside the shoe and a measurement ribbon is moved from a retracted position to an expanded position. As the measurement ribbon expands, it eventually contacts the shoe. This contact can be sensed and information related to the girth of the shoe is available.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2006
    Publication date: November 22, 2007
    Applicant: Nike, Inc.
    Inventors: Nick Long, Jeffrey Crull, Michael Maloney, Tom Sutrina, Tom Blandino