Patents by Inventor Mark Lester Jacob

Mark Lester Jacob 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
  • 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
  • Patent number: 9433866
    Abstract: Methods, apparatuses, and techniques for adjustment of game parameters based on users' performance are described. During play of a game, a user's performance is monitored. It is then determined if the player's performance is within a desired range of performance, and game parameters are adjusted if the user's performance is outside the desired range. In a multi-player game, parameters can be adjusted differently for each of the players to make the overall game play more competitive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment America LLC
    Inventor: Mark Lester Jacob
  • Patent number: 9266026
    Abstract: A method for use with a simulation includes running the simulation, receiving information from a control interface used by a user to interact with the simulation, analyzing the received information, forming at least an indication of the user's level of skill based on the analysis of the received information, and adjusting a difficulty level of the simulation based on the indication of the user's level of skill. A storage medium storing a computer program executable by a processor based system and an apparatus for use with a simulation are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: Sony Computer Entertainment LLC
    Inventor: Mark Lester Jacob
  • Publication number: 20150265926
    Abstract: Methods, apparatuses, and techniques for adjustment of game parameters based on users' performance are described. During play of a game, a user's performance is monitored. It is then determined if the player's performance is within a desired range of performance, and game parameters are adjusted if the user's performance is outside the desired range. In a multi-player game, parameters can be adjusted differently for each of the players to make the overall game play more competitive.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2015
    Publication date: September 24, 2015
    Inventor: Mark Lester Jacob
  • Patent number: 9069441
    Abstract: Methods, apparatuses, and techniques for adjustment of game parameters based on users' performance are described. During play of a game a user's performance is monitored. It is then determined if the player's performance is within a desired range of performance, and game parameters are adjusted if the user's performance is outside the desired range. In a multi-player game, parameters can be adjusted differently for each of the players to make the overall game play more competitive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2015
    Assignee: Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC
    Inventor: Mark Lester Jacob
  • 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: 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: 20140004925
    Abstract: Methods, apparatuses, and techniques for adjustment of game parameters based on users' performance are described. During play of a game a user's performance is monitored. It is then determined if the player's performance is within a desired range of performance, and game parameters are adjusted if the user's performance is outside the desired range. In a multi-player game, parameters can be adjusted differently for each of the players to make the overall game play more competitive.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2013
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
    Applicant: Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC
    Inventor: Mark Lester Jacob
  • Publication number: 20130311951
    Abstract: A method for use with a simulation includes running the simulation, receiving information from a control interface used by a user to interact with the simulation, analyzing the received information, forming at least an indication of the user's level of skill based on the analysis of the received information, and adjusting a difficulty level of the simulation based on the indication of the user's level of skill. A storage medium storing a computer program executable by a processor based system and an apparatus for use with a simulation are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2013
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Applicant: Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC
    Inventor: Mark Lester Jacob
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8523660
    Abstract: Methods, apparatuses, and techniques for adjustment of game parameters based on users' performance are described. During play of a game a user's performance is monitored. It is then determined if the player's performance is within a desired range of performance, and game parameters are adjusted if the user's performance is outside the desired range. In a multi-player game, parameters can be adjusted differently for each of the players to make the overall game play more competitive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC
    Inventor: Mark Lester Jacob
  • Patent number: 8475274
    Abstract: A method for use with a simulation includes running the simulation, receiving information from a control interface used by a user to interact with the simulation, analyzing the received information, forming at least an indication of the user's level of skill based on the analysis of the received information, and adjusting a difficulty level of the simulation based on the indication of the user's level of skill. A storage medium storing a computer program executable by a processor based system and an apparatus for use with a simulation are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC
    Inventor: Mark Lester Jacob
  • 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: 20110269528
    Abstract: Methods, apparatuses, and techniques for adjustment of game parameters based on users' performance are described. During play of a game a user's performance is monitored. It is then determined if the player's performance is within a desired range of performance, and game parameters are adjusted if the user's performance is outside the desired range. In a multi-player game, parameters can be adjusted differently for each of the players to make the overall game play more competitive.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2011
    Publication date: November 3, 2011
    Applicant: SONY COMPUTER ENTERTAINMENT AMERICA LLC
    Inventor: Mark Lester JACOB