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

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Game hosting service

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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 CORPORATIONREDMOND, WA29254

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Farrier, Andrew Sammamish, WA 2 4
Fulton, Bill Seattle, WA 3 8
Phillips, Bruce San Antonio, TX 19 203

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
MICROSOFT CORPORATION (4)
6,641,481 Simplified matchmaking 51 2000
2006/0121,990 System and method for social matching of game players on-line 35 2004
2006/0135,264 Social matching of game players on-line 32 2005
2006/0287,099 On-line gaming session and party management 22 2005
 
ANCHOR COIN, INC. (1)
6,712,693 Method and apparatus for player selection of an electronic game payout 188 2000
 
CANTOR GAMING LIMITED (1)
7,029,394 System and method for generating statistics for a user of a gaming application 57 2002
 
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 44 1998
 
IGT (1)
2006/0194,633 Interactive game playing preferences 47 2006
 
INTEL CORPORATION (1)
6,345,297 Network match maker 56 2000
 
INVENTOR HOLDINGS, LLC (1)
6,293,866 System for adapting gaming devices to playing preferences 310 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 9 2003
 
NVIDIA CORPORATION (1)
6,352,479 Interactive gaming server and online community forum 176 1999
 
Versaly Games, Inc. (1)
2004/0128,319 System and method for automatically finding gaming partners based on pre-established criteria 24 2003
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (1)
6,631,522 Method and system for indexing, sorting, and displaying a video database 120 1998

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