Game hosting service

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 8083591
APP PUB NO 20080287190A1
SERIAL NO

11748761

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A network gaming service accesses attributes of a particular user to match the user to a gaming session with users having similar attributes. A game hosting service uses preferences of the users in a session and determines parameters for a match. Subsequent match parameters can be further determined based on a history for the session as well as each of the user's preferences.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLCREDMOND, WA30290

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Farrier, Andrew Sammamish, US 1 9
Fulton, Bill Seattle, US 2 17
Phillips, Bruce Seattle, US 16 282

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (1)
* 6631522 Method and system for indexing, sorting, and displaying a video database 154 1998
 
FUJI XEROX CO., LTD. (1)
6203433 Network game system, a network game server, a network game client, a player selection program, a medium storing a player selection program, and a medium storing a player information collection program 52 1998
 
INTERACTIVE GAMES LIMITED (1)
7029394 System and method for generating statistics for a user of a gaming application 81 2002
 
INTEL CORPORATION (1)
6345297 Network match maker 81 2000
 
IGT (1)
2006/0194,633 Interactive game playing preferences 78 2006
 
MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC (4)
6641481 Simplified matchmaking 67 2000
* 2006/0121,990 System and method for social matching of game players on-line 62 2004
* 2006/0135,264 Social matching of game players on-line 54 2005
* 2006/0287,099 On-line gaming session and party management 47 2005
 
NOKIA TECHNOLOGIES OY (1)
2006/0242,291 Method and device for determining and notifying users having matching preference profiles for accessing a multiple access online application 13 2003
 
NVIDIA CORPORATION (1)
6352479 Interactive gaming server and online community forum 230 1999
 
WALKER ASSET MANAGEMENT, LIMITED PARTNERSHIP (1)
6293866 System for adapting gaming devices to playing preferences 468 2000
 
Versaly Games, Inc. (1)
2004/0128,319 System and method for automatically finding gaming partners based on pre-established criteria 65 2003
 
ANCHOR COIN, INC. (1)
6712693 Method and apparatus for player selection of an electronic game payout 338 2000
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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (2)
* 9694288 Gaming method in resource and action based virtual communities 0 2014
* 2015/0328,553 GAMING METHOD IN RESOURCE AND ACTION BASED VIRTUAL COMMUNITIES 1 2014
 
SONY INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT AMERICA LLC (1)
* 2012/0094,762 ONLINE PROCESS FOR RECOMMENDING FRIENDS BASED ON GAME PLAYING HABITS 14 2010
 
SCIENTIFIC GAMES INTERNATIONAL, INC. (1)
* 9539501 System for implementing internet-based games with a core platform, game modules, and protected game outcome generator 0 2013
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