US Patent No: 7,203,835

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Architecture for manufacturing authenticatable gaming systems

ALSO PUBLISHED AS: 20030093668

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An architecture is described to manufacture console-based gaming systems in a manner that allows them to be authenticated to a remote entity for online participation. The architecture involves placing pre-established secrets on the game console during console manufacturing that may be subsequently used to guarantee the authenticity of the game console during registration time.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
MICROSOFT CORPORATIONREDMOND, WA28786

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Chen, Ling Tony Bellevue, WA 82 754
Multerer, Boyd C Seattle, WA 59 722

Cited Art Landscape

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NINTENDO OF AMERICA INC. (2)
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KYBERPASS CORPORATION (1)
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MICROSOFT CORPORATION (1)
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WALKER DIGITAL, LLC (1)
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Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (6)
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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION (3)
7,644,278 Method for securely creating an endorsement certificate in an insecure environment 5 2003
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NINTENDO CO., LTD. (1)
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ORACLE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION (1)
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PITNEY BOWES INC. (1)
7,433,847 System and method for manufacturing and securing transport of postage printing devices 1 2004
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (1)
8,613,674 Methods, devices, and systems for video gaming 0 2011

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