US Patent No: 8,083,591 - Analytics, PDF, Full Text and PAIR Access

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Game hosting service

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Abstract

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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, WA26589

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Farrier, Andrew Sammamish, US 1 0
Fulton, Bill Seattle, US 2 4
Phillips, Bruce Seattle, US 14 201

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (1)
* 6,631,522 Method and system for indexing, sorting, and displaying a video database 127 1998
 
FUJI XEROX CO., LTD. (1)
6,203,433 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 49 1998
 
CANTOR GAMING LIMITED (1)
7,029,394 System and method for generating statistics for a user of a gaming application 66 2002
 
INTEL CORPORATION (1)
6,345,297 Network match maker 68 2000
 
IGT (1)
2006/0194,633 Interactive game playing preferences 53 2006
 
MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC (4)
6,641,481 Simplified matchmaking 58 2000
* 2006/0121,990 System and method for social matching of game players on-line 41 2004
* 2006/0135,264 Social matching of game players on-line 37 2005
* 2006/0287,099 On-line gaming session and party management 28 2005
 
NVIDIA CORPORATION (1)
6,352,479 Interactive gaming server and online community forum 191 1999
 
WALKER ASSET MANAGEMENT LIMITED PARTNERSHIP (1)
6,293,866 System for adapting gaming devices to playing preferences 359 2000
 
Versaly Games, Inc. (1)
2004/0128,319 System and method for automatically finding gaming partners based on pre-established criteria 32 2003
 
ANCHOR COIN, INC. (1)
6,712,693 Method and apparatus for player selection of an electronic game payout 219 2000
 
NOKIA CORPORATION (1)
2006/0242,291 Method and device for determining and notifying users having matching preference profiles for accessing a multiple access online application 10 2003
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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
SONY COMPUTER ENTERTAINMENT AMERICA LLC (1)
* 2012/0094,762 ONLINE PROCESS FOR RECOMMENDING FRIENDS BASED ON GAME PLAYING HABITS 8 2010
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