Global Patent Index - EP 0909424 A4

EP 0909424 A4 2000-01-05 - COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND METHOD

Title (en)

COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND METHOD

Title (de)

KOMMUNIKATIONSSYSTEM UND VERFAHREN

Title (fr)

SYSTEME ET PROCEDE DE COMMUNICATION

Publication

EP 0909424 A4 (EN)

Application

EP 96929131 A

Priority

  • AU 9600566 W
  • AU PN546195 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9710561A1] A system is disclosed for interactively communicating between a plurality of distributed players of computer based games on computer assemblies interconnected by a data communication network, the system including: at least one controller data processing assembly connectable to the data communication network for controlling the operation of the plurality of computer assemblies connected to the data communication network; and a plurality of computer assemblies for players to play computer based games, each computer assembly including: an input/output assembly for transmitting data representative of game and/or player status to a data communication network; and application program interface means for interfacing each of the computer assemblies with the controller data processing assembly; wherein application program interface data is transferable to the application program interface means from game data storage means, the application program interface means being operable to allow a plurality of players located at distributed locations and utilising computer assemblies having the same or differing operating systems and/or hardware configurations to play a game, data representative of the game being transferable to the computer assemblies from the game data storage means for processing solely by the computer assemblies.

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

G06F 19/00; A63F 13/12; G06F 15/16; G06F 161/00

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

G06F 15/177 (2006.01); A63F 13/30 (2014.01); G06F 13/00 (2006.01); G06F 19/00 (2011.01); G06F 21/22 (2006.01); G07F 17/32 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

G07F 17/32 (2013.01); A63F 13/12 (2013.01); A63F 2300/401 (2013.01); A63F 2300/532 (2013.01); A63F 2300/5546 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT BE CH DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI NL SE

EPO simple patent family

WO 9710561 A1 19970320; AU PN546195 D0 19951012; EP 0909424 A1 19990421; EP 0909424 A4 20000105; JP H11515123 A 19991221

INPADOC legal status


2006-04-21 [REG HK WD] APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN, DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN, OR REFUSED AFTER PUBLICATION IN HONG KONG

- Document: HK 1020620

2002-10-09 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20020403

2000-01-05 [A4] SUPPLEMENTARY SEARCH REPORT

- Effective date: 19991118

2000-01-05 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A4

- Designated State(s): AT BE CH DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI NL SE

2000-01-05 [RIC1] CLASSIFICATION (CORRECTION)

- Free text: 7G 06F 19/00 A, 7G 06F 161/00 B, 7G 06F 15/16 B, 7A 63F 13/12 B

1999-04-21 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 19980622

1999-04-21 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A1

- Designated State(s): AT BE CH DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI NL SE