US Patent No: 7,918,734

Number of patents in Portfolio can not be more than 2000

Gaming server providing on demand quality of service

ALSO PUBLISHED AS: 20040063497

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Abstract

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The present invention teaches methods and systems for providing a gaming server system (Gaming System) for enabling a quality-of-service on-demand (QoS) broadcast system to provide a gaming computer or game console with premium levels of quality-of-service. The gaming server provides premium network connection service levels based upon customer profile, current activity, account status or other criteria.

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Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
TIME WARNER CABLESTAMFORD, CT38

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Gould, Kenneth Oakton, VA 98 561

Cited Art Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
MICROSOFT CORPORATION (5)
6,374,402 Method and apparatus for installation abstraction in a secure content delivery system 280 1999
* 2002/0137,565 Uniform media portal for a gaming system 14 2001
* 2004/0009,815 Managing access to content 34 2002
* 7,354,345 Multilevel online tournament 18 2004
* 7,632,186 Spectator mode for a game 16 2005
 
HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, L.P. (4)
* 5,408,465 Flexible scheme for admission control of multimedia streams on integrated networks 313 1993
6,442,158 Method and system for quality-of-service based data forwarding in a data-over-cable system 93 1998
* 6,351,773 Methods for restricting access of network devices to subscription services in a data-over-cable system 77 1998
* 6,636,505 Method for service provisioning a broadband modem 136 1999
 
INTEL CORPORATION (2)
* 2002/0133,598 Network communication 29 2001
* 2002/0143,914 Network-aware policy deployment 19 2001
 
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION (2)
6,308,216 Service request routing using quality-of-service data and network resource information 90 1997
* 6,297,845 System and method of in-service testing of compressed digital broadcast video 37 1998
 
SCIENTIFIC-ATLANTA, INC. (2)
6,230,203 System and method for providing statistics for flexible billing in a cable environment 153 1997
* 6,272,150 Cable modem map display for network management of a cable data delivery system 154 1997
 
TIME WARNER ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY, L.P. (2)
6,124,878 Optimum bandwidth utilization in a shared cable system data channel 125 1996
6,378,130 Media server interconnect architecture 185 1997
 
Advantage Partners IP, LLC (1)
* 2003/0216,185 Method and system for providing an environment for the delivery of interactive gaming services 29 2003
 
ARRIS INTERNATIONAL, INC. (1)
6,137,793 Reverse path multiplexer for use in high speed data transmissions 185 1997
 
BRITISH TELECOMMUNICATIONS PUBLIC LIMITED COMPANY (1)
* 2003/0154,174 Network charging 8 2002
 
CABLE TELEVISION LABORATORIES, INC. (1)
* 2002/0046,406 On-demand data system 122 2001
 
CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC. (1)
6,434,624 Method and apparatus for identifying network data traffic flows and for applying quality of service treatments to the flows 63 2001
 
EGENESIS LLC (1)
6,415,317 Software system for reducing the appearance of latency in a multi-user environment 30 1999
 
INTELLIGENT INSTRUMENTS CORPORATION (1)
5,644,355 Adaptive video subscriber system and methods for its use 18 1994
 
JUNIPER NETWORKS, INC. (1)
6,404,738 Dynamic network bandwidth allocation for multimedia applications with soft quality-of-service requirements 86 1998
 
NORTEL NETWORKS LIMITED (1)
* 2002/0119,821 System and method for joining a broadband multi-user communication session 69 2000
 
OPUSWAVE NETWORKS, INC. (1)
H002051 System and method for providing multiple quality of service classes 4 2000
 
PREDIWAVE CORP. (1)
2002/0059,635 Digital data-on-demand broadcast cable modem termination system 5 2001
 
SOUND VIEW INNOVATIONS, LLC (1)
* 2004/0064,504 Method and devices for implementing highly interactive entertainment services using interactive media-streaming technology, enabling remote provisioning of virtual reality services 30 2003
 
THORNBERRY FURNITURE, LTD. (1)
* 6,419,332 File cabinet 6 2000
 
VERIZON PATENT AND LICENSING INC. (1)
6,335,927 System and method for providing requested quality of service in a hybrid network 484 1996
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (1)
* 6,803,863 Method and circuitry device for non-linear output displacement conversion with reference to signal speeds coming from displacement detector 2 2000
* Cited By Examiner

Patent Citation Ranking

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
IGT (3)
8,784,196 Remote content management and resource sharing on a gaming machine and method of implementing same 0 2006
8,777,737 Method and apparatus for integrating remotely-hosted and locally rendered content on a gaming device 0 2006
8,727,855 Three-dimensional paylines for gaming machines 0 2007
 
AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P. (1)
* 8,638,735 Methods, systems, and computer program products for allocating different quality of service/bandwidth allocation to subscribers having different levels of subscription service for interactive gaming 0 2010
* Cited By Examiner

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