US Patent No: 7,240,162

Number of patents in Portfolio can not be more than 2000

System and method for predictive streaming

ALSO PUBLISHED AS: 20060106770
2 Status Updates

Stats

ATTORNEY / AGENT: (SPONSORED)

Importance

Loading Importance Indicators... loading....

Abstract

See full text

A technique for predictive streaming involves receiving a request for a block associated with a streaming application and serving data associated with the block. A block request database is checked to predict what block is likely to be requested next based upon prior block request data. The predicted block may be identified when serving the data associated with the requested block. A system developed according to the technique includes a streaming server, a block request database, and a prediction engine that uses the block request database to predict block requests. The streaming server provides data associated with the predicted block request.

Loading the Abstract Image... loading....

First Claim

See full text

Family

Loading Family data... loading....

Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
NUMECENT HOLDINGS, INC.IRVINE, CA29
STREAM THEORY, INC.IRVINE, CA5

International Classification(s)

  • [Classification Symbol]
  • [Patents Count]

Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
de, Vries Jeffrey Sunnyvale, CA 11 140

Cited Art Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
Tridia Corporation (1)
5,909,545 Method and system for on demand downloading of module to enable remote control of an application program over a network 136 1996
 
PMC-SIERRA, INC. (2)
6,219,693 File array storage architecture having file system distributed across a data processing platform 165 1997
6,301,605 File array storage architecture having file system distributed across a data processing platform 104 2000
 
CDD TECHNOLOGIES, LLC (1)
6,038,379 Data backup and restore system for a computer network having generic remote file system agents for providing backup and restore operations 60 1995
 
PANASONIC CORPORATION (1)
6,157,948 Program reception/execution apparatus which can start execution of program even when only part of program is received, and program transmitter for it 46 1998
 
Aggregate Computing, Inc. (1)
5,442,791 Integrated remote execution system for a heterogenous computer network environment 316 1994
 
AREPA.COM, INC. (1)
6,763,370 Method and apparatus for content protection in a secure content delivery system 137 1999
 
JAMES CHELLIS (1)
6,026,166 Digitally certifying a user identity and a computer system in combination 159 1997
 
NUMECENT HOLDINGS, INC. (6)
6,453,334 Method and apparatus to allow remotely located computer programs and/or data to be accessed on a local computer in a secure, time-limited manner, with persistent caching 142 1998
7,062,567 Intelligent network streaming and execution system for conventionally coded applications 135 2001
6,918,113 Client installation and execution system for streamed applications 219 2001
6,959,320 Client-side performance optimization system for streamed applications 167 2001
7,043,524 Network caching system for streamed applications 84 2001
2005/0193,139 Software streaming system and method 53 2005
 
SHARED MEMORY GRAPHICS LLC (1)
* 6,301,629 High speed/low speed interface with prediction cache 18 1998
 
AGRANAT IP LICENSING LLC (1)
5,973,696 Embedded web server 260 1997
 
ZILOTROPHE SOFTWARE, LLC (1)
6,094,649 Keyword searches of structured databases 349 1997
 
FIRSTPOINT CONTACT TECHNOLOGIES, LLC (1)
6,028,925 Telephonic switching system, telephonic switch and method for servicing telephone calls using virtual memory spaces 24 1996
 
GOOGLE TECHNOLOGY HOLDINGS LLC (1)
6,810,525 Impulse pay per use method and system for data and multimedia services 33 2000
 
NORTEL NETWORKS APPLICATIONS MANAGEMENT SOLUTIONS, INC. (2)
5,838,910 Systems and methods for executing application programs from a memory device linked to a server at an internet site 213 1996
6,065,043 Systems and methods for executing application programs from a memory device linked to a server 125 1998
 
CITICORP DEVELOPMENT CENTER, INC. (1)
6,587,857 System and method for warehousing and retrieving data 63 1999
 
CHA! TECHNOLOGIES SERVICES, INC. (1)
5,903,721 Method and system for secure online transaction processing 439 1997
 
SANDISK IL LTD. (1)
6,609,114 System for safe collection of payment including electronic payment receipt generators having electronic purses 74 1997
 
Sprint Communications Company L.P. (1)
6,735,631 Method and system for networking redirecting 104 1998
 
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION (16)
5,063,500 System for executing segments of application program concurrently/serially on different/same virtual machine 63 1988
5,109,413 Manipulating rights-to-execute in connection with a software copy protection mechanism 267 1989
5,706,440 Method and system for determining hub topology of an ethernet LAN segment 62 1995
5,881,232 Generic SQL query agent 60 1996
5,878,425 Intuitive technique for visually creating resource files 82 1996
5,948,065 System for managing processor resources in a multisystem environment in order to provide smooth real-time data streams while enabling other types of applications to be processed concurrently 150 1997
6,192,398 Remote/shared browser cache 60 1997
6,253,234 Shared web page caching at browsers for an intranet 143 1997
6,185,608 Caching dynamic web pages 178 1998
6,510,466 Methods, systems and computer program products for centralized management of application programs on a network 215 1998
6,636,961 System and method for configuring personal systems 62 1999
6,510,458 Blocking saves to web browser cache based on content rating 196 1999
6,757,708 Caching dynamic content 254 2000
6,772,209 Efficient method for rule-based distribution and management of content in a distributed hierarchy of storage devices 124 2000
6,832,222 Technique for ensuring authorized access to the content of dynamic web pages stored in a system cache 35 2000
2002/0078,170 Method and system for minimizing network bandwidth bottlenecks 27 2000
 
ADAPTIVE MEDIA TECHNOLOGIES (1)
5,953,506 Method and apparatus that provides a scalable media delivery system 298 1996
 
ADVANCED MICRO DEVICES, INC. (1)
* 6,167,510 Instruction cache configured to provide instructions to a microprocessor having a clock cycle time less than a cache access time of said instruction cache 18 1998
 
WILMINGTON TRUST, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS ADMINISTRATIVE AGENT (1)
6,298,356 Methods and apparatus for enabling dynamic resource collaboration 154 1998
 
HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, L.P. (9)
5,701,427 Information transfer arrangement for distributed computer system 101 1989
5,210,850 Memory address space determination using programmable limit registers with single-ended comparators 50 1990
5,943,424 System, method and article of manufacture for processing a plurality of transactions from a single initiation point on a multichannel, extensible, flexible architecture 255 1996
6,047,323 Creation and migration of distributed streams in clusters of networked computers 387 1996
5,903,732 Trusted gateway agent for web server programs 197 1996
6,154,878 System and method for on-line replacement of software 145 1998
6,711,619 Method, system, and apparatus for distributing and using computer-based applications over a network 32 1999
6,694,510 Collection driver for collecting system data using record based requests with tag lists and pausing all but one thread of a computer system 31 2000
2002/0019,864 System and method for managing the configuration of hierarchically networked data processing devices 62 2000
 
BLUE COAT SYSTEMS, INC. (1)
6,854,009 Networked computer system 135 1999
 
CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC. (1)
6,584,507 Linking external applications to a network management system 98 1999
 
NETACTIVE INC. (1)
6,108,420 Method and system for networked installation of uniquely customized, authenticable, and traceable software application 134 1997
 
APPSTREAM LTD. (1)
6,311,221 Streaming modules 162 1998
 
ENDEAVORS TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (3)
2002/0083,183 Conventionally coded application conversion system for streamed delivery and execution 201 2001
2002/0087,883 Anti-piracy system for remotely served computer applications 160 2001
2006/0136,389 System and method for invocation of streaming application 55 2004
 
ROCKWELL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC (1)
6,138,271 Operating system for embedded computers 47 1996
 
D&I Systems, Inc. (1)
6,061,738 Method and system for accessing information on a network using message aliasing functions having shadow callback functions 142 1997
 
SUN MICROSYSTEMS, INC. (3)
5,923,885 Acquisition and operation of remotely loaded software using applet modification of browser software 256 1996
6,101,491 Method and apparatus for distributed indexing and retrieval 81 1997
6,601,110 System and method for translating file-level operations in a non-door-based operating system to door invocations on a door server 25 1998
 
INTELLECTUAL VENTURES II LLC (1)
6,014,686 Apparatus and methods for highly available directory services in the distributed computing environment 98 1997
 
CREDIT MANAGERS ASSSOCIATION OF CALIFORNIA DOING BUSINESS AS CMA BUSINESS CREDIT SERVICES (1)
2003/0004,882 Optimized server for streamed applications 113 2001
 
NATIONAL SEMICONDUCTOR CORPORATION (1)
6,081,842 Method and apparatus for encoding and using network resource locators 47 1998
 
EMC CORPORATION (4)
5,933,603 Video file server maintaining sliding windows of a video data set in random access memories of stream server computers for immediate video-on-demand service beginning at any specified location 216 1996
5,948,062 Network file server using a cached disk array storing a network file directory including file locking information and data mover computers each having file system software for shared read-write file access 228 1996
5,892,915 System having client sending edit commands to server during transmission of continuous media from one clip in play list for editing the play list 275 1997
6,192,408 Network file server sharing local caches of file access information in data processors assigned to respective file systems 270 1997
 
INTEL CORPORATION (7)
5,696,965 Electronic information appraisal agent 370 1994
5,805,809 Installable performance accelerator for maintaining a local cache storing data residing on a server computer 62 1995
5,963,944 System and method for distributing and indexing computerized documents using independent agents 77 1996
5,949,877 Content protection for transmission systems 191 1997
6,601,103 Method and apparatus for providing personalized supplemental programming 111 1997
6,418,555 Automatic upgrade of software 134 1998
* 7,093,077 Method and apparatus for next-line prefetching from a predicted memory address 12 2002
 
ORANGE COMPUTER LLC (1)
5,911,043 System and method for computer-based rating of information retrieved from a computer network 130 1996
 
Magnifi, Inc. (1)
5,903,892 Indexing of media content on a network 242 1997
 
RED HAT, INC. (1)
5,987,454 Method and apparatus for selectively augmenting retrieved text, numbers, maps, charts, still pictures and/or graphics, moving pictures and/or graphics and audio information from a network resource 523 1997
 
SYMANTEC CORPORATION (9)
2001/0037,400 Method and system for decreasing the user-perceived system response time in web-based systems 89 2000
2001/0044,850 Method and apparatus for determining the order of streaming modules 100 2000
2002/0138,640 Apparatus and method for improving the delivery of software applications and associated data in web-based systems 131 2000
6,574,618 Method and system for executing network streamed application 147 2000
6,757,894 Preprocessed applications suitable for network streaming applications and method for producing same 75 2000
2002/0042,833 Streaming of archive files 83 2000
7,051,315 Network streaming of multi-application program code 42 2000
2003/0140,160 Method and apparatus for determining the order of streaming modules 91 2003
2004/0230,971 Method and apparatus for packaging and streaming installation software 66 2003
 
Pride Software Development Corp. (1)
4,796,220 Method of controlling the copying of software 392 1986
 
Formula Telecom Solutions Ltd. (1)
6,622,137 System and method for business decision implementation in a billing environment using decision operation trees 26 2000
 
SYBASE, INC. (1)
6,356,946 System and method for serializing Java objects in a tubular data stream 96 1999
 
NCR CORPORATION (1)
5,905,868 Client/server distribution of performance monitoring data 117 1997
 
AVAGO TECHNOLOGIES GENERAL IP (SINGAPORE) PTE. LTD. (1)
* 6,816,950 Method and apparatus for upgrading disk drive firmware in a RAID storage system 27 2002
 
HGST NETHERLANDS B.V. (1)
* 6,891,740 Method for speculative streaming data from a disk drive 20 2003
 
EXCELLERATE, LLC (1)
6,278,992 Search engine using indexing method for storing and retrieving data 227 1999
 
STAMPS.COM INC. (2)
5,495,411 Secure software rental system using continuous asynchronous password verification 219 1993
5,548,645 Secure software rental system using distributed software 209 1994
 
AMAZON.COM, INC. (1)
5,960,411 Method and system for placing a purchase order via a communications network 1419 1997
 
AVID TECHNOLOGY, INC. (1)
6,449,688 Computer system and process for transferring streams of data between multiple storage units and multiple applications in a scalable and reliable manner 414 2000
 
NEC CORPORATION (1)
5,918,015 Remote execution system with program receiver 29 1997
 
CONTENTGUARD HOLDINGS, INC. (1)
5,715,403 System for controlling the distribution and use of digital works having attached usage rights where the usage rights are defined by a usage rights grammar 1071 1994
 
MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC (14)
6,018,619 Method, system and apparatus for client-side usage tracking of information server systems 476 1996
6,038,610 Storage of sitemaps at server sites for holding information regarding content 124 1996
6,226,665 Application execution environment for a small device with partial program loading by a resident operating system 56 1997
5,933,822 Apparatus and methods for an information retrieval system that employs natural language processing of search results to improve overall precision 489 1997
6,622,171 Multimedia timeline modification in networked client/server systems 82 1998
6,370,686 Method for categorizing and installing selected software components 62 1998
6,418,554 Software implementation installer mechanism 205 1998
6,836,794 Method and system for assigning and publishing applications 86 1998
6,275,496 Content provider for pull based intelligent caching system 125 1999
6,374,402 Method and apparatus for installation abstraction in a secure content delivery system 294 1999
6,282,712 Automatic software installation on heterogeneous networked computer systems 114 1999
6,347,398 Automatic software downloading from a computer network 377 1999
6,938,096 METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR REMOTE NETWORKING USING PORT PROXYING BY DETECTING IF THE DESIGNATED PORT ON A CLIENT COMPUTER IS BLOCKED, THEN ENCAPSULATING THE COMMUNICATIONS IN A DIFFERENT FORMAT AND REDIRECTING TO AN OPEN PORT 67 2000
7,028,305 Operating system abstraction and protection layer 96 2001
 
ELECTRONICS FOR IMAGING, INC. (1)
6,785,768 Computer system and process for transferring streams of data between multiple storage units and multiple applications in a scalable and reliable manner 329 2002
 
DOT ASSETS NO. 6 LLC (1)
5,895,454 Integrated interface for vendor/product oriented internet websites 394 1997
 
STAC, INC. (1)
5,778,395 System for backing up files from disk volumes on multiple nodes of a computer network 779 1995
 
GOOGLE INC. (2)
6,085,193 Method and system for dynamically prefetching information via a server hierarchy 251 1997
6,088,705 Method and apparatus for loading data into a database in a multiprocessor environment 39 1998
 
WALKER ASSET MANAGEMENT LIMITED PARTNERSHIP (1)
6,099,408 Method and apparatus for securing electronic games 425 1996
 
Storage Technology Corporation (1)
5,293,556 Knowledge based field replaceable unit management 61 1991
 
KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS N.V. (1)
6,697,869 Emulation of streaming over the internet in a broadcast application 35 1998
 
VERIZON PATENT AND LICENSING INC. (1)
5,666,293 Downloading operating system software through a broadcast channel 626 1995
 
NIELSEN MEDIA RESEARCH, INC., A DELAWARE CORPORATION (1)
6,510,462 Collection of images in Web use reporting system 48 1998
 
AT HOME BONDHOLDERS' LIQUIDATING TRUST (1)
6,085,186 Method and system using information written in a wrapper description language to execute query on a network 188 1997
 
Dandia Audio KG Limited Liability Company (1)
6,925,495 Method and system for delivering and monitoring an on-demand playlist over a network using a template 94 2001
 
EXENT TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
6,779,179 Registry emulation 48 2000
 
EXENT TECHNOLOGIES, LTD. (1)
6,598,125 Method for caching information between work sessions 43 2001
 
SOFTRICITY, INC. (1)
2005/0010,670 Port proxy and system for server and client computers 70 2004
 
WISTRON CORPORATION (1)
6,816,909 Streaming media player with synchronous events from multiple sources 41 1999
 
STREAM THEORY, INC. (2)
2006/0048,136 Interception-based resource detection system 54 2004
2006/0123,185 Streaming from a media device 46 2005
 
TW SECURITY CORP. (1)
5,835,722 System to control content and prohibit certain interactive attempts by a person using a personal computer 370 1996
 
Netword LLC (1)
5,764,906 Universal electronic resource denotation, request and delivery system 564 1995
 
Droplet, Inc (1)
6,687,745 System and method for delivering a graphical user interface of remote applications over a thin bandwidth connection 226 2000
 
CARNEGIE MELLON UNIVERSITY (1)
5,809,144 Method and apparatus for purchasing and delivering digital goods over a network 548 1995
 
EBAY INC. (1)
6,101,482 Universal web shopping cart and method of on-line transaction processing 153 1997
 
McAfee, Inc. (1)
6,457,076 System and method for modifying software residing on a client computer that has access to a network 121 2000
 
AT&T CORP. (2)
5,822,537 Multimedia networked system detecting congestion by monitoring buffers' threshold and compensating by reducing video transmittal rate then reducing audio playback rate 252 1996
6,330,561 Method and apparatus for improving end to end performance of a data network 98 1998
* Cited By Examiner

Patent Citation Ranking

Forward Cite Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION (1)
8,782,323 Data storage management using a distributed cache scheme 0 2009
 
EMPIRE TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT LLC (1)
8,858,324 Speculative rendering using historical player data 0 2011
 
SONY COMPUTER ENTERTAINMENT AMERICA LLC (9)
8,147,339 Systems and methods of serving game video 15 2008
8,506,402 Game execution environments 3 2010
8,968,087 Video game overlay 0 2010
8,888,592 Voice overlay 0 2010
8,676,591 Audio deceleration 0 2010
8,560,331 Audio acceleration 0 2010
8,926,435 Dual-mode program execution 0 2011
8,840,476 Dual-mode program execution 0 2011
8,613,673 Intelligent game loading 1 2011
 
APPROXY INC LTD· (2)
9,072,972 Application distribution network 0 2012
9,026,633 Application distribution network 0 2012
 
MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC (1)
9,043,782 Predictive software streaming 0 2010
 
CALGARY SCIENTIFIC INC. (2)
8,799,354 Method and system for providing remote access to a state of an application program 0 2009
8,949,378 Method and system for providing a state model of an application program 0 2012
 
NATIONAL TSING HUA UNIVERSITY (2)
* 8,239,560 System and generation method of remote objects with network streaming ability 1 2007
* 2008/0209,063 SYSTEM AND GENERATION METHOD OF REMOTE OBJECTS WITH NETWORK STREAMING ABILITY 1 2007
 
SYMANTEC CORPORATION (1)
* 8,095,679 Predictive transmission of content for application streaming and network file systems 3 2008
 
GOOGLE INC. (2)
8,407,747 Adaptive trick play streaming 0 2012
8,396,983 Predictive adaptive media streaming 1 2012
 
NUMECENT HOLDINGS, INC. (3)
* 2013/0318,211 ASSET STREAMING AND DELIVERY 0 2013
8,874,699 Local streaming proxy server 0 2014
9,083,774 Local streaming proxy server 0 2014
 
Code Systems Corporation (16)
8,776,038 Method and system for configuration of virtualized software applications 4 2008
8,434,093 Method and system for virtualization of software applications 14 2008
8,954,958 Method of configuring a virtual application 0 2010
9,104,517 System for downloading and executing a virtual application 0 2010
8,959,183 System for downloading and executing a virtual application 0 2010
8,782,106 Method and system for managing execution of virtual applications 0 2010
* 8,762,495 Method and system for building and distributing application profiles via the internet 0 2010
8,301,730 Method and system for building and distributing application profiles via the internet 0 2010
* 2012/0005,309 METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR BUILDING AND DISTRIBUTING APPLICATION PROFILES VIA THE INTERNET 13 2010
8,769,051 Method and system for prediction of software data consumption patterns 0 2010
8,468,175 Method and system for building a streaming model 12 2010
9,021,015 Method and system for publishing virtual applications to a web server 0 2010
8,763,009 Method of hosting a first application in a second application 4 2011
8,914,427 Method and system for managing execution of virtual applications 0 2012
8,626,806 Method and system for managing execution of virtual applications 4 2012
9,106,425 Method and system for restricting execution of virtual applications to a managed process environment 0 2012
 
NETFLIX, INC. (1)
9,021,537 Pre-buffering audio streams 0 2010
* Cited By Examiner

Maintenance Fees

Fee Large entity fee small entity fee micro entity fee due date
11.5 Year Payment $7400.00 $3700.00 $1850.00 Jan 3, 2019
Fee Large entity fee small entity fee micro entity fee
Surcharge - 11.5 year - Late payment within 6 months $160.00 $80.00 $40.00
Surcharge after expiration - Late payment is unavoidable $700.00 $350.00 $175.00
Surcharge after expiration - Late payment is unintentional $1,640.00 $820.00 $410.00