Global patent index - EP 1047481 A1

EP 1047481 A1 2000-11-02 - REAL TIME VIDEO GAME USES EMULATION OF STREAMING OVER THE INTERNET IN A BROADCAST EVENT

Title (en)

REAL TIME VIDEO GAME USES EMULATION OF STREAMING OVER THE INTERNET IN A BROADCAST EVENT

Title (de)

ECHTZEIT-VIDEOSPIEL EINE EMULATION VON STRÖMUNG ÜBER INTERNET IN EINER RUNDFUNKANWENDUNG BENUTZEND

Title (fr)

DES JEUX VIDEOS EN TEMPS REELS UTILISENT L'EMULATION DU MODE CONTINU SUR INTERNET DANS UN EVENEMENT DE DIFFUSION

Publication

EP 1047481 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 99944472 A

Priority

  • EP 9906160 W
  • US 13878298 A
  • US 14995098 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO0010663A1] In a broadcast application on a client-server network the streaming is emulated of animation data over the Internet to a large number of clients. The animation is considered a sequence of states. State information is sent to the clients instead of the graphics data itself. The clients generate the animation data itself under control of the state information. The server and clients communicate using a shared object protocol. Thus, streaming is accomplished as well as a broadcast without running into severe network bandwidth problems. This approach is used to map a real life event, e.g., a motor race, onto a virtual environment in order to let the user participate in a virtual race against the real life professionals, the dynamics of the virtual environment being determined by the state changes sent to the user.

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

A63F 13/12; H04N 7/24

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

A63F 13/00 (2006.01); A63F 13/12 (2006.01); G06F 19/00 (2006.01); G06T 17/40 (2006.01); H04N 7/15 (2006.01); H04N 7/24 (2011.01); H04N 7/26 (2006.01); H04N 21/2343 (2011.01); H04N 21/43 (2011.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

A63F 13/31 (2013.01); A63F 13/12 (2013.01); A63F 13/35 (2013.01); A63F 13/65 (2014.09); H04N 7/15 (2013.01); H04N 7/24 (2013.01); H04N 19/27 (2014.11); H04N 21/234318 (2013.01); H04N 21/4307 (2013.01); A63F 2300/402 (2013.01); A63F 2300/409 (2013.01); A63F 2300/69 (2013.01); A63F 2300/8017 (2013.01); A63F 2300/8082 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 0010663A1

Designated contracting state (EPC)

DE FR GB

EPO simple patent family

WO 0010663 A1 20000302; CN 1275091 A 20001129; EP 1047481 A1 20001102; JP 2002523156 A 20020730; JP 5160704 B2 20130313

INPADOC legal status

2005-11-02 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Ref Legal Event Code: 18D

- Effective date: 20050426

2004-05-19 [17Q] FIRST EXAMINATION REPORT

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- Effective date: 20040405

2000-11-02 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

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- Effective date: 20000904

2000-11-02 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

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- Designated State(s): DE FR GB