Patents by Inventor Christian Rickeby

Christian Rickeby 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: 20210031100
    Abstract: A computer simulation controller includes both a Bluetooth transceiver and a Wi-Fi transceiver. Player input to the controller generates commands that are sent using both transceivers, such that a receiving apparatus such as a game console or a web server can use the first-arriving one of the two commands to reduce latency.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2019
    Publication date: February 4, 2021
    Inventors: Christian Rickeby, Torgeir Hagland
  • Publication number: 20200206616
    Abstract: A method is provided, including: receiving a request from a client device to initiate gameplay of a cloud video game; assigning the client device to a first data center from which to stream the gameplay of the cloud video game, and initiating transfer of user save data from a second data center to the first data center; loading the cloud video game on a cloud gaming machine at the first data center, including loading of generic save data and a first portion of the user save data; initiating interactive gameplay of the cloud video game with the generic save data and the first portion of the user save data; during the interactive gameplay, transferring a second portion of the user save data to the first data center; applying the second portion of the user save data to update the execution of the cloud video game.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2020
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Inventors: David Perry, Christian Rickeby
  • Patent number: 10583360
    Abstract: A method is provided, including: receiving, over a network by a cloud gaming server computer, a request from a client device to initiate gameplay of a cloud video game; assigning the client device to a data center from which to stream the cloud video game; loading a cloud gaming machine at the data center with the cloud video game; substantially simultaneous with the loading of the cloud gaming machine, performing a stream test between the data center and the client device to determine a quality of service of the streaming of the cloud video game; after completion of the loading and the stream test, initiating interactive gameplay of the cloud video game by streaming video data, generated from execution of the cloud video game by the cloud gaming machine, to the client device, and receiving input data from the client device to drive the execution of the cloud video game.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment America LLC
    Inventors: David Perry, Christian Rickeby
  • Patent number: 10226700
    Abstract: A video server is configured to provide streaming video to players of computer games over a computing network. The video server can provided video of different games to different players simultaneously. This is accomplished by rendering several video streams in parallel using a single GPU (Graphics Processing Unit). The output of the GPU is provided to graphics processing pipelines that are each associated with a specific client/player and are dynamically allocated as needed. A client qualifier may be used to assure that only clients capable of presenting the streaming video to a player at a minimum level of quality receive the video stream. Video frames provided by the video server optionally include overlays added to the output of the GPU. These overlays can include voice data received from another game player. These overlays may be used to prevent presentation of non-allowed input controls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment America LLC
    Inventors: Andrew Buchanan Gault, Rui Filipe Andrade Pereira, David Perry, Brian K. F. Lau, Kelvin Michael Yong, Claes Christian Rickeby, Ryan Hamilton Breed, Eleazar T. Galano, III, Austin English
  • Publication number: 20180290054
    Abstract: A method is provided, including: receiving, over a network by a cloud gaming server computer, a request from a client device to initiate gameplay of a cloud video game; assigning the client device to a data center from which to stream the cloud video game; loading a cloud gaming machine at the data center with the cloud video game; substantially simultaneous with the loading of the cloud gaming machine, performing a stream test between the data center and the client device to determine a quality of service of the streaming of the cloud video game; after completion of the loading and the stream test, initiating interactive gameplay of the cloud video game by streaming video data, generated from execution of the cloud video game by the cloud gaming machine, to the client device, and receiving input data from the client device to drive the execution of the cloud video game.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2018
    Publication date: October 11, 2018
    Inventors: David Perry, Christian Rickeby
  • Patent number: 9998388
    Abstract: The method may include sending, via an unreliable protocol, a stream of data packets to at least one recipient device over a network. The stream of data packets may include source packets and forward error correction (FEC) packets. The method may include, during said sending, receiving one or more feedback reports from the at least one recipient device, each said periodic feedback report characterizing packet loss during a corresponding period of time. The method may also include, during said sending, adjusting a rate at which said data packets are sent in the stream in response to at least one of said feedback reports. Adjusting the rate may include increasing a FEC rate at which the FEC packets are sent while maintaining a source rate at which the source packets are sent in response to a one of the feedback reports which characterizes the packet loss as within an acceptable level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment LLC
    Inventors: Christian Rickeby, Kelvin Yong
  • Patent number: 9993729
    Abstract: A method is provided, including: receiving, over a network by a cloud gaming server computer, a request from a client device to initiate gameplay of a cloud video game; responsive to the request, assigning the client device to a first data center from which to stream the gameplay of the cloud video game; responsive to the request, initiating transfer of user save data over the network from a second data center to the first data center; loading the cloud video game on a cloud gaming machine at the first data center, the loading of the cloud video game including loading of generic save data; initiating interactive gameplay of the cloud video game with the generic save data; during the interactive gameplay, completing the transfer of the user save data to the first data center; applying the user save data to update the execution of the cloud video game.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment America LLC
    Inventors: David Perry, Christian Rickeby
  • Publication number: 20170050111
    Abstract: A method is provided, including: receiving, over a network by a cloud gaming server computer, a request from a client device to initiate gameplay of a cloud video game; responsive to the request, assigning the client device to a first data center from which to stream the gameplay of the cloud video game; responsive to the request, initiating transfer of user save data over the network from a second data center to the first data center; loading the cloud video game on a cloud gaming machine at the first data center, the loading of the cloud video game including loading of generic save data; initiating interactive gameplay of the cloud video game with the generic save data; during the interactive gameplay, completing the transfer of the user save data to the first data center; applying the user save data to update the execution of the cloud video game.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2016
    Publication date: February 23, 2017
    Inventors: David Perry, Christian Rickeby
  • Publication number: 20160339341
    Abstract: A video server is configured to provide streaming video to players of computer games over a computing network. The video server can provided video of different games to different players simultaneously. This is accomplished by rendering several video streams in parallel using a single GPU (Graphics Processing Unit). The output of the GPU is provided to graphics processing pipelines that are each associated with a specific client/player and are dynamically allocated as needed. A client qualifier may be used to assure that only clients capable of presenting the streaming video to a player at a minimum level of quality receive the video stream. Video frames provided by the video server optionally include overlays added to the output of the GPU. These overlays can include voice data received from another game player. These overlays may be used to prevent presentation of non-allowed input controls.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2016
    Publication date: November 24, 2016
    Inventors: Andrew Buchanan Gault, Rui Filipe Andrade Pereira, David Perry, Brian K.F. Lau, Kelvin Michael Yong, Claes Christian Rickeby, Ryan Hamilton Breed, Eleazar T. Galano, III, Austin English
  • Patent number: 9349201
    Abstract: A video server is configured to provide streaming video to players of computer games over a computing network. The video server can provided video of different games to different players simultaneously. This is accomplished by rendering several video streams in parallel using a single GPU (Graphics Processing Unit). The output of the GPU is provided to graphics processing pipelines that are each associated with a specific client/player and are dynamically allocated as needed. A client qualifier may be used to assure that only clients capable of presenting the streaming video to a player at a minimum level of quality receive the video stream. Video frames provided by the video server optionally include overlays added to the output of the GPU. These overlays can include voice data received from another game player. These overlays may be used to prevent presentation of non-allowed input controls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment America LLC
    Inventors: Andrew Buchanan Gault, Rui Filipe Andrade Pereira, David Perry, Brian K. F. Lau, Kelvin Michael Yong, Claes Christian Rickeby, Ryan Hamilton Breed, Eleazar T. Galano, III, Austin English
  • Publication number: 20150222555
    Abstract: The method may include sending, via an unreliable protocol, a stream of data packets to at least one recipient device over a network. The stream of data packets may include source packets and forward error correction (FEC) packets. The method may include, during said sending, receiving one or more feedback reports from the at least one recipient device, each said periodic feedback report characterizing packet loss during a corresponding period of time. The method may also include, during said sending, adjusting a rate at which said data packets are sent in the stream in response to at least one of said feedback reports. Adjusting the rate may include increasing a FEC rate at which the FEC packets are sent while maintaining a source rate at which the source packets are sent in response to a one of the feedback reports which characterizes the packet loss as within an acceptable level.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2014
    Publication date: August 6, 2015
    Applicant: Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC
    Inventors: Christian Rickeby, Kelvin Yong