Patents by Inventor Adam Pierce Harris

Adam Pierce Harris has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20180337979
    Abstract: Systems and methods of the present invention for maintaining network data distribution are provided. Network data may be distributed in such as manner as to allow a network session to weather interrupted communications between host and clients without significant loss of data. Embodiments of the present invention provide for one or more clients to serve as backup host(s) for the network session. When the other clients transmit data to the host, they may also transmit the data to one or more backup hosts if there are any indications of interrupted communication.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2018
    Publication date: November 22, 2018
    Inventors: Mark Lester Jacob, Ronald Joseph Roy, Adam Pierce Harris
  • Patent number: 10063631
    Abstract: Systems and methods of the present invention for maintaining network data distribution are provided. Network data may be distributed in such as manner as to allow a network session to weather interrupted communications between host and clients without significant loss of data. Embodiments of the present invention provide for one or more clients to serve as backup host(s) for the network session. When the other clients transmit data to the host, they may also transmit the data to one or more backup hosts if there are any indications of interrupted communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: SONY INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT AMERICA LLC
    Inventors: Mark Lester Jacob, Ronald Joseph Roy, Adam Pierce Harris
  • Patent number: 9886508
    Abstract: Exemplary systems and methods for server management are provided. An exemplary system comprises a plurality of servers, with each server having the ability to access a database or, in some embodiments, be configured to perform a calculation, computation or make a determination of a particular value, values or other information. A communications network delivers queries to each server whereby a look-up table directs query processing by the servers. Further embodiments of the system feature a program logic controller for rebalancing the workload of the network servers. Exemplary methods of processing queries on the system comprise submitting a query to the network, communicating the query to each server in the network and each server looking-up on a look-up table the processing responsibilities of the servers in the network. The query is processed by the server having primary responsibility for processing the query while other the servers monitor query processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: SONY INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT AMERICA LLC
    Inventor: Adam Pierce Harris
  • Publication number: 20180013820
    Abstract: Systems and methods of the present invention for maintaining network data distribution are provided. Network data may be distributed in such as manner as to allow a network session to weather interrupted communications between host and clients without significant loss of data. Embodiments of the present invention provide for one or more clients to serve as backup host(s) for the network session. When the other clients transmit data to the host, they may also transmit the data to one or more backup hosts if there are any indications of interrupted communication.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2017
    Publication date: January 11, 2018
    Inventors: Mark Lester Jacob, Ronald Joseph Roy, Adam Pierce Harris
  • Patent number: 9729621
    Abstract: Systems and methods of the present invention for maintaining network data distribution are provided. Network data may be distributed in such as manner as to allow a network session to weather interrupted communications between host and clients without significant loss of data. Embodiments of the present invention provide for one or more clients to serve as backup host(s) for the network session. When the other clients transmit data to the host, they may also transmit the data to one or more backup hosts if there are any indications of interrupted communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: SONY INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT AMERICA LLC
    Inventors: Mark Lester Jacob, Ronald Joseph Roy, Adam Pierce Harris
  • Patent number: 9516068
    Abstract: Systems and methods of the present invention for maintaining network data distribution are provided. Network data may be distributed in such as manner as to allow a network session to weather interrupted communications between host and clients without significant loss of data. Embodiments of the present invention provide for one or more clients to serve as backup host(s) for the network session, such determinations including the use of NAT profile information. When the other clients transmit data to the host, they may also transmit the data to one or more backup hosts if there are any indications of interrupted communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: SONY INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT AMERICA LLC
    Inventors: Mark Lester Jacob, Ronald Joseph Roy, Adam Pierce Harris
  • Publication number: 20150180958
    Abstract: Systems and methods of the present invention for maintaining network data distribution are provided. Network data may be distributed in such as manner as to allow a network session to weather interrupted communications between host and clients without significant loss of data. Embodiments of the present invention provide for one or more clients to serve as backup host(s) for the network session. When the other clients transmit data to the host, they may also transmit the data to one or more backup hosts if there are any indications of interrupted communication.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2015
    Publication date: June 25, 2015
    Inventors: Mark Lester Jacob, Ronald Joseph Roy, Adam Pierce Harris
  • Patent number: 9002945
    Abstract: Scheduling an online session including: determining desired time slots for an online session; determining potential users to participate in the online session; sending invitations to the potential users; receiving responses to the invitations thereby identifying participants for the online session; and entering the online session into the calendars of the participants of the online session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC
    Inventor: Adam Pierce Harris
  • Patent number: 8972548
    Abstract: Systems and methods of the present invention for maintaining network data distribution are provided. Network data may be distributed in such as manner as to allow a network session to weather interrupted communications between host and clients without significant loss of data. Embodiments of the present invention provide for one or more clients to serve as backup host(s) for the network session. When the other clients transmit data to the host, they may also transmit the data to one or more backup hosts if there are any indications of interrupted communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC
    Inventors: Mark Lester Jacob, Ronald Joseph Roy, Adam Pierce Harris
  • Publication number: 20140310309
    Abstract: Exemplary systems and methods for server management are provided. An exemplary system comprises a plurality of servers, with each server having the ability to access a database or, in some embodiments, be configured to perform a calculation, computation or make a determination of a particular value, values or other information. A communications network delivers queries to each server whereby a look-up table directs query processing by the servers. Further embodiments of the system feature a program logic controller for rebalancing the workload of the network servers. Exemplary methods of processing queries on the system comprise submitting a query to the network, communicating the query to each server in the network and each server looking-up on a look-up table the processing responsibilities of the servers in the network. The query is processed by the server having primary responsibility for processing the query while other the servers monitor query processing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2014
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Applicant: Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC
    Inventor: Adam Pierce Harris
  • Patent number: 8732162
    Abstract: Exemplary systems and methods for server management are provided. An exemplary system comprises a plurality of servers, with each server having the ability to access a database or, in some embodiments, be configured to perform a calculation, computation or make a determination of a particular value, values or other information. A communications network delivers queries to each server whereby a look-up table directs query processing by the servers. Further embodiments of the system feature a program logic controller for rebalancing the workload of the network servers. Exemplary methods of processing queries on the system comprise submitting a query to the network, communicating the query to each server in the network and each server looking-up on a look-up table the processing responsibilities of the servers in the network. The query is processed by the server having primary responsibility for processing the query while other the servers monitor query processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC
    Inventor: Adam Pierce Harris
  • Publication number: 20130304931
    Abstract: Systems and methods of the present invention for maintaining network data distribution are provided. Network data may be distributed in such as manner as to allow a network session to weather interrupted communications between host and clients without significant loss of data. Embodiments of the present invention provide for one or more clients to serve as backup host(s) for the network session, such determinations including the use of NAT profile information. When the other clients transmit data to the host, they may also transmit the data to one or more backup hosts if there are any indications of interrupted communication.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2013
    Publication date: November 14, 2013
    Inventors: Mark Lester Jacob, Ronald Joseph Roy, Adam Pierce Harris
  • Patent number: 8560707
    Abstract: Systems and methods of the present invention for maintaining network data distribution are provided. Network data may be distributed in such as manner as to allow a network session to weather interrupted communications between host and clients without significant loss of data. Embodiments of the present invention provide for one or more clients to serve as backup host(s) for the network session, such determinations including the use of NAT profile information. When the other clients transmit data to the host, they may also transmit the data to one or more backup hosts if there are any indications of interrupted communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Assignee: Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC
    Inventors: Mark Lester Jacob, Ronald Joseph Roy, Adam Pierce Harris
  • Publication number: 20120166651
    Abstract: Systems and methods of the present invention for maintaining network data distribution are provided. Network data may be distributed in such as manner as to allow a network session to weather interrupted communications between host and clients without significant loss of data. Embodiments of the present invention provide for one or more clients to serve as backup host(s) for the network session. When the other clients transmit data to the host, they may also transmit the data to one or more backup hosts if there are any indications of interrupted communication.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2012
    Publication date: June 28, 2012
    Inventors: Mark Lester Jacob, Ronald Joseph Roy, Adam Pierce Harris
  • Patent number: 8131802
    Abstract: Systems and methods of the present invention for maintaining network data distribution are provided. Network data may be distributed in such as manner as to allow a network session to weather interrupted communications between host and clients without significant loss of data. Embodiments of the present invention provide for one or more clients to serve as backup host(s) for the network session. When the other clients transmit data to the host, they may also transmit the data to one or more backup hosts if there are any indications of interrupted communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2012
    Assignee: Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC
    Inventors: Mark Lester Jacob, Ronald Joseph Roy, Adam Pierce Harris
  • Publication number: 20120016905
    Abstract: Exemplary systems and methods for server management are provided. An exemplary system comprises a plurality of servers, with each server having the ability to access a database or, in some embodiments, be configured to perform a calculation, computation or make a determination of a particular value, values or other information. A communications network delivers queries to each server whereby a look-up table directs query processing by the servers. Further embodiments of the system feature a program logic controller for rebalancing the workload of the network servers. Exemplary methods of processing queries on the system comprise submitting a query to the network, communicating the query to each server in the network and each server looking-up on a look-up table the processing responsibilities of the servers in the network. The query is processed by the server having primary responsibility for processing the query while other the servers monitor query processing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2011
    Publication date: January 19, 2012
    Inventor: Adam Pierce Harris
  • Patent number: 7979460
    Abstract: Exemplary systems and methods for server management are provided. An exemplary system comprises a plurality of servers, with each server having the ability to access a database or, in some embodiments, be configured to perform a calculation, computation or make a determination of a particular value, values or other information. A communications network delivers queries to each server whereby a look-up table directs query processing by the servers. Further embodiments of the system feature a program logic controller for rebalancing the workload of the network servers. Exemplary methods of processing queries on the system comprise submitting a query to the network, communicating the query to each server in the network and each server looking-up on a look-up table the processing responsibilities of the servers in the network. The query is processed by the server having primary responsibility for processing the query while other the servers monitor query processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2011
    Assignee: Sony Computer Entainment America Inc.
    Inventor: Adam Pierce Harris
  • Patent number: 7962509
    Abstract: Exemplary systems and methods for server management are provided. An exemplary system comprises a plurality of servers, with each server having the ability to access a database or, in some embodiments, be configured to perform a calculation, computation or make a determination of a particular value, values or other information. A communications network delivers queries to each server whereby a look-up table directs query processing by the servers. Further embodiments of the system feature a program logic controller for rebalancing the workload of the network servers. Exemplary methods of processing queries on the system comprise submitting a query to the network, communicating the query to each server in the network and each server looking-up on a look-up table the processing responsibilities of the servers in the network. The query is processed by the server having primary responsibility for processing the query while other the servers monitor query processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2011
    Assignee: Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC
    Inventor: Adam Pierce Harris
  • Publication number: 20100312796
    Abstract: Exemplary systems and methods for server management are provided. An exemplary system comprises a plurality of servers, with each server having the ability to access a database or, in some embodiments, be configured to perform a calculation, computation or make a determination of a particular value, values or other information. A communications network delivers queries to each server whereby a look-up table directs query processing by the servers. Further embodiments of the system feature a program logic controller for rebalancing the workload of the network servers. Exemplary methods of processing queries on the system comprise submitting a query to the network, communicating the query to each server in the network and each server looking-up on a look-up table the processing responsibilities of the servers in the network. The query is processed by the server having primary responsibility for processing the query while other the servers monitor query processing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2010
    Publication date: December 9, 2010
    Inventor: Adam Pierce Harris
  • Patent number: 7716238
    Abstract: Exemplary systems and methods for server management are provided. An exemplary system comprises a plurality of servers, with each server having the ability to access a database or, in some embodiments, be configured to perform a calculation, computation or make a determination of a particular value, values or other information. A communications network delivers queries to each server whereby a look-up table directs query processing by the servers. Further embodiments of the system feature a program logic controller for rebalancing the workload of the network servers. Exemplary methods of processing queries on the system comprise submitting a query to the network, communicating the query to each server in the network and each server looking-up on a look-up table the processing responsibilities of the servers in the network. The query is processed by the server having primary responsibility for processing the query while other the servers monitor query processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2010
    Assignee: Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc.
    Inventor: Adam Pierce Harris