US Patent No: 5,640,569

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Diverse goods arbitration system and method for allocating resources in a distributed computer system

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A diverse goods arbitration system and method allocates computer resources among bidding requesters. Bid slates are transmitted to an arbiter by users (requesters) requesting use of specified portions of the available computer resources. Each bid slate may contain a plurality of bids, each bid representing a requested set of resources and a bid price. The arbiter selects combinations of bids from the bid slates, where each bid combination consists of no more than one bid from each of the received bid slates. The arbiter rejects all bid combinations whose constituent bids exceed an established maximum allocation level for any computer resource. It then selects as a winning bid combination the bid combination having the highest total bid price. Computer resources are then allocated for a next time period based on the winning bid. Costs are allocating to each successful requester in accordance with a predefined opportunity cost function. In particular, for each successful requester, the arbitration process is repeated while excluding that successful requester's bid slate from the set of bid slates considered, resulting in the selection of a second winning bid that excludes the successful requester. The successful requester is then assessed a cost corresponding to the difference between the winning bid's total bid prices, excluding the price in the successful requester's granted bid, and the total bid prices associated with the second winning bid.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
HE HOLDINGS, INC., A DELAWARE CORP.LOS ANGELES, CA10
SUN MICROSYSTEMS, INC.SANTA CLARA, CA8585

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Hardy, Norman Portola Valley, CA 10 1122
Hibbert, Christopher T Mountain View, CA 7 740
Miller, Mark S Apple Valley, MN 60 1351
Tribble, E Dean Los Altos, CA 9 993

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* 6,985,885 Systems and methods for pricing and selling digital goods 14 2000
8,355,978 Systems and methods for pricing and selling digital goods 0 2005
* 7,933,829 Systems and methods for pricing and selling digital goods 4 2005
 
ROSS/GRAFF HOLDINGS (3)
8,285,628 Securitized pool of personal-small-aircraft mortgages system 1 2007
8,103,567 Securitized reusable personal asset system 1 2007
7,865,416 Securitized real-property-related asset system 7 2007
 
STRAGENT, LLC (3)
7,970,722 System, method and computer program product for a collaborative decision platform 2 2009
8,160,988 System, method and computer program product for a collaborative decision platform 0 2010
8,005,777 System, method and computer program product for a collaborative decision platform 15 2010
 
W.R. HAMBRECHT + CO., INC. (3)
7,415,436 System and method for pricing and allocation of commodities or securities 26 2000
7,647,270 System and methods for pricing and allocation of commodities or securities 0 2006
7,644,034 System and method for pricing and allocation of commodities or securities 0 2008
 
ADB SYSTEM INTERNATIONAL, INC. (2)
* 5,890,138 Computer auction system 702 1996
* 6,266,652 Computer auction system 137 1999
 
AMAZON.COM, INC. (2)
7,216,103 Network-based system for facilitating interactive participation by remote bidders in live auctions 17 2002
8,010,415 System for interactive participation by remote bidders in live auctions 0 2007
 
GEOPHONIC NETWORKS, INC. (2)
* 8,527,389 Bidding for energy supply to resellers and their customers 1 2003
8,504,463 Bidding for energy supply 3 2007
 
MUNIAUCTION, INC. (2)
* 6,161,099 Process and apparatus for conducting auctions over electronic networks 269 1998
7,523,063 Process and apparatus for conducting auctions over electronic networks 11 2003
 
PAYPAL, INC. (2)
8,055,582 Multi currency exchanges between participants of a network-based transaction facility 7 2010
8,249,990 Multi currency exchanges between participants of a networked-based transaction facility 3 2011
 
ROBERT BOSCH GMBH (2)
8,608,653 Networked system for interactive communication and remote monitoring of individuals 0 2006
8,870,762 Electronic data capture in clinical and pharmaceutical trials 0 2006
 
The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York (2)
* 7,177,832 System and method for performing a progressive second price auction technique 26 1999
8,131,616 System and method for allocating resources using spot market and derivative market techniques 2 2009
 
TWITTER, INC. (2)
7,707,288 Automatically building a locally managed virtual node grouping to handle a grid job requiring a degree of resource parallelism within a grid environment 7 2005
* 7,668,741 Managing compliance with service level agreements in a grid environment 13 2005
 
VEHICLE NETWORK SOLUTIONS CORPORATION (2)
* 5,978,776 Vehicular data exchange system and method therefor 36 1997
6,920,433 Vehicular data exchange system and method therefor 8 1999
 
AKTANA, INC. (1)
8,744,890 System and method for managing system-level workflow strategy and individual workflow activity 0 2013
 
AT&T MOBILITY II LLC (1)
* 8,850,489 Cost reduction through bidding and advertising 0 2008
 
AT&T PROPERTIES, LLC (1)
* 7,756,153 Distributed method and apparatus for allocating a communication medium 0 2006
 
BELLSOUTH INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION (1)
7,433,843 Methods, system, and computer-readable medium for recommending an auction structure 2 2004
 
BLUE OAK MOUNTAIN TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
8,086,551 Electronic system with simulated sense perception and method of providing simulated sense perception 1 2008
 
BROWN BROTHERS HARRIMAN & CO. (1)
7,386,497 System and method for trading an instrument 8 1999
 
EGGHEAD.COM, INC. (1)
6,243,691 Method and system for processing and transmitting electronic auction information 382 1996
 
FREE MARKETS, INC. (1)
7,499,876 Method and apparatus for configurably adjusting a bid in an online auction 4 2000
 
FREEMARKETS (1)
7,277,878 Variable length file header apparatus and system 2 2002
 
FUJITSU LIMITED (1)
5,889,956 Hierarchical resource management with maximum allowable allocation boundaries 122 1996
 
GOLDMAN, SACHS & CO. (1)
* 8,429,660 Systems and methods to allocate application tasks to a pool of processing machines 0 2005
 
GROUPON, INC. (1)
6,269,343 On-line marketing system and method 282 1999
 
HALF.COM, INC. (1)
7,890,375 Method and system to facilitate pre-ordering via an electronic commerce facility, and to automatically facilitate satisfying of a pre-order upon listing of an appropriate offer via the electronic commerce facility 2 2001
 
HEALTH HERO NETWORDK (1)
8,617,065 Networked system for interactive communication and remote monitoring of individuals 0 2006
 
HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, L.P. (1)
* 6,892,186 Auction method and apparatus for electronic commerce 34 2000
 
KING ABDULLAH UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY (1)
8,458,011 Dynamic pricing of a resource 2 2010
 
LIVEBID.COM (1)
* 6,449,601 Distributed live auction 172 1998
 
LOANX CORPORATION (1)
* 5,966,699 System and method for conducting loan auction over computer network 320 1996
 
MEADWESTVACO CORPORATION (1)
8,874,477 Multifactorial optimization system and method 0 2006
 
MERCATA, INC. (1)
6,047,266 Demand aggregation through online buying groups 1999
 
METREO, INC. (1)
6,671,676 Method and apparatus for analyzing and allocating resources of time-varying value using recursive lookahead 32 2000
 
MICROSOFT CORPORATION (1)
8,572,576 Executing dynamically assigned functions while providing services 1 2006
 
MITEL NETWORKS CORPORATION (1)
7,330,832 Mechanism for sharing of guaranteed resources 6 2000
 
NANOBIZ.COM, INC. (1)
* 7,536,336 Multi-party electronic transactions 13 2000
 
NETAPP, INC. (1)
* 8,392,312 Adaptive scheduling of storage operations based on utilization of a multiple client and server resources in a distributed network storage system 0 2008
 
NEXTLIFE COMPUTING, LLC (1)
7,062,460 On-line auction method and system facilitating the sale of multiple product units at prices varying with volume 15 1999
 
Overstock.com (1)
8,452,691 System, program product, and methods for online image handling 0 2011
 
PETROLEUM ELECTRONIC PRICING EXCHANGE (PEPEX), LLC. (1)
7,835,970 Method and system for automated auction and tender of complex multi-variable commodities 6 2000
 
PRINTVISION, INC. (1)
* 7,330,833 System and method for auctioning services over an information exchange network 1 2000
 
Robert Bosch Healthcare, Inc. (1)
8,249,894 Networked remote patient monitoring with handheld devices 2 2003
 
ROSS/GRAFF HOLDINGS LLC (1)
8,510,190 Securitized-real-property-related asset system 1 2010
 
SUN MICROSYSTEMS, INC. (1)
* 6,161,121 Generic transfer of exclusive rights 12 1996
 
TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL) (1)
* 6,134,589 Dynamic quality control network routing 65 1998
 
TRANSENGINE TECHNOLOGIES, LLC (1)
8,401,923 Method for a ticket exchange across different systems of record 0 2012
 
Vulcan Inc. (1)
6,604,089 Demand aggregation through online buying group 115 1999
 
W.R. HAMBRECHT & CO. (1)
7,587,358 Auction system and method for pricing and allocation during capital formation 2 2003
 
WHCB INC. (1)
* 6,157,923 Query processing based on associated industry codes 11 1998
 
Wisteria Trading, Inc. (1)
7,991,188 Optimization methods for the insertion, protection, and detection of digital watermarks in digital data 1 2007
 
XEROX CORPORATION (1)
* 6,119,052 Market-based control system for controlling object motion with smart matter 27 1998
 
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* 6,006,194 Computer-implemented system for controlling resources and policies 65 1997
* 7,493,279 Computer system and method for on-line display, negotiation and management of loan syndication over computer network 20 2000
7,203,657 General packet-based payment and transaction method and system 3 2000
7,287,275 Methods, systems and devices for packet watermarking and efficient provisioning of bandwidth 46 2003
7,664,263 Method for combining transfer functions with predetermined key creation 43 2003
7,738,659 Multiple transform utilization and application for secure digital watermarking 4 2006
8,373,582 Adaptive pattern recognition based controller apparatus and method and human-factored interface therefore 2 2006
8,224,705 Methods, systems and devices for packet watermarking and efficient provisioning of bandwidth 0 2007
7,530,102 Methods, systems and devices for packet watermarking and efficient provisioning of bandwidth 53 2007
8,104,079 Methods, systems and devices for packet watermarking and efficient provisioning of bandwidth 1 2009
7,979,506 System and method for restrictively exchange product data between communication devices of a limited-user network 2 2009
8,117,112 Auction system and method for pricing and allocation during capital formation 0 2009
8,265,276 Method for combining transfer functions and predetermined key creation 0 2009
8,542,831 Multiple transform utilization and application for secure digital watermarking 0 2010
8,600,830 System and method for providing a payment to a non-winning auction participant 2 2010
8,473,746 Methods, systems and devices for packet watermarking and efficient provisioning of bandwidth 0 2011
RE44307 Methods, systems and devices for packet watermarking and efficient provisioning of bandwidth 0 2012
RE44222 Methods, systems and devices for packet watermarking and efficient provisioning of bandwidth 0 2012
8,706,570 Methods, systems and devices for packet watermarking and efficient provisioning of bandwidth 0 2012
8,684,265 Rewards program website permitting conversion/transfer of non-negotiable credits to entity independent funds 0 2012
8,668,146 Rewards program with payment artifact permitting conversion/transfer of non-negotiable credits to entity independent funds 0 2012
8,794,518 Conversion of loyalty points for a financial institution to a different loyalty point program for services 0 2013
8,783,563 Conversion of loyalty points for gaming to a different loyalty point program for services 0 2013
8,763,901 Cross marketing between an entity's loyalty point program and a different loyalty program of a commerce partner 0 2013
8,807,427 Conversion/transfer of non-negotiable credits to in-game funds for in-game purchases 0 2013
8,789,752 Conversion/transfer of in-game credits to entity independent or negotiable funds 0 2013
8,833,650 Online shopping sites for redeeming loyalty points 0 2013
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