US Patent No: 6,675,205

Number of patents in Portfolio can not be more than 2000

Peer-to-peer automated anonymous asynchronous file sharing

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A service on a computer network which performs centralized searches based on index information transmitted by peer systems to a central site using an agent program running on each peer and then directs the peer systems to each other for the purpose of retrieving files. If none of the peer systems known to contain the file is online (and the file is therefore not available), the request is placed in a queue of file requests maintained by the central site. When a system containing the requested file connects to the service, the requested file is retrieved from that system and then distributed to the other systems which had requested the file. Files retrieved for systems not currently online are held in a queue until the user connects or are emailed to the user, usually as an email attachment. Or, when a computer system containing the file connects to the central site, the file is sent by the system containing the file either to the central site or directly to the user who requested the file via email attachment.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
OLASS CONSULTING AG, LLCKIRKLAND, WA7

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Meadway, Michael D Snohomish, WA 7 471
Tripp, Gary W Bainbridge Island, WA 9 567

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