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1. (WO2000016208) SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR INFORMATION AND APPLICATION DISTRIBUTION
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Pub. No.: WO/2000/016208 International Application No.: PCT/US1999/021046
Publication Date: 23.03.2000 International Filing Date: 15.09.1999
Chapter 2 Demand Filed: 11.04.2000
IPC:
A63F 13/12 (2006.01) ,H04L 12/18 (2006.01)
A HUMAN NECESSITIES
63
SPORTS; GAMES; AMUSEMENTS
F
CARD, BOARD, OR ROULETTE GAMES; INDOOR GAMES USING SMALL MOVING PLAYING BODIES; GAMES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
13
Aspects of games using an electronically generated display having two or more dimensions, e.g. on a television screen, showing representations related to the game
12
involving interaction between a plurality of game devices, e.g. transmission or distribution systems
H ELECTRICITY
04
ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
L
TRANSMISSION OF DIGITAL INFORMATION, e.g. TELEGRAPHIC COMMUNICATION
12
Data switching networks
02
Details
16
Arrangements for providing special services to substations
18
for broadcast or conference
Applicants:
HARVEY, James, Warren [US/US]; US (UsOnly)
HAM, Ethan [US/US]; US (UsOnly)
ROSENBAUM, Benjamin [US/US]; US (UsOnly)
MOYER, Lee [US/US]; US (UsOnly)
LEWIS, Jeff [US/US]; US (UsOnly)
DEKELBAUM, Robert [US/US]; US (UsOnly)
D'AMELIO, Marcus [US/US]; US (UsOnly)
POWER, Leslie [US/US]; US (UsOnly)
IKIMBO, Inc. [US/US]; 1800 Robert Fulton Drive Reston, VA 20190, US (AllExceptUS)
Inventors:
HARVEY, James, Warren; US
HAM, Ethan; US
ROSENBAUM, Benjamin; US
MOYER, Lee; US
LEWIS, Jeff; US
DEKELBAUM, Robert; US
D'AMELIO, Marcus; US
POWER, Leslie; US
Agent:
LINK, Jonathan, D. ; Hunton & Williams 12th floor 1900 K. Street N.W. Washington, D.C. 20006, US
Priority Data:
09/264,98815.09.1998US
Title (EN) SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR INFORMATION AND APPLICATION DISTRIBUTION
(FR) SYSTEME ET PROCEDE DE DISTRIBUTION D'INFORMATIONS ET D'APPLICATIONS
Abstract:
(EN) An Information and Application Distribution System (IADS) for distributing (500), initiating and allowing to play multi-player games via the Internet. The IADS employs known Internet protocols such as Internet Relay Chat (IRC), HTTP and email protocols, (e.g., X.25) to distribute and initiate computer games such that the application's executable and information concerning virtual locations for application interactions are automatically installed on local computer. Application distribution occurs through the transmission (500) and receipt of an 'application object' which contains both the application executable code and the application invoker for invoking the application and linking multiple users in connection with the specific application. The application object includes functionality which allows the user's local computer to automatically set-up a socket connection with a central controller which controls interaction (530) and introduction between and among users.
(FR) L'invention concerne un système de distribution d'informations et d'applications (IADS) destiné à distribuer (500) et à lancer des jeux multijoueurs et à permettre de jouer à ces jeux via l'Internet. Le système IADS de la présente invention utilise des protocoles Internet connus tels que Internet Relay Chat (IRC), HTTP et de courrier électronique (par exemple, X.25) pour distribuer et lancer des jeux informatiques de manière à ce que l'exécutable de l'application et les informations sur les emplacements virtuels nécessaires à l'interaction de l'application soient automatiquement installées sur un ordinateur local. La distribution des applications se fait au moyen de la transmission (500) et de la réception d'un 'objet application' qui contient le code exécutable de l'application et le dispositif pour appeler l'application et pour relier entre eux plusieurs utilisateurs en rapport avec une application déterminée. L'objet application comprend une fonctionnalité qui permet à l'ordinateur local de l'utilisateur d'établir automatiquement une connexion 'socket' avec un contrôleur central qui commande la présentation des utilisateurs les uns aux autres et l'interaction (530) entre eux.
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African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO) (GH, GM, KE, LS, MW, SD, SL, SZ, TZ, UG, ZW)
Eurasian Patent Office (AM, AZ, BY, KG, KZ, MD, RU, TJ, TM)
European Patent Office (EPO) (AT, BE, CH, CY, DE, DK, ES, FI, FR, GB, GR, IE, IT, LU, MC, NL, PT, SE)
African Intellectual Property Organization (BF, BJ, CF, CG, CI, CM, GA, GN, GW, ML, MR, NE, SN, TD, TG)
Publication Language: English (EN)
Filing Language: English (EN)