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7301944 Media File Distribution With Ada

7301944 Media File Distribution With Ada

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UnitedStatesPatent
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PatentNo.:
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US7,301,944
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(54)MEDIAFILEDISTRIBUTIONWITHADAPTIVETRANSMISSIONPROTOCOLS(75)Inventor:ScottD.Redmond,SanFrancisco,CA(US)(73)Assignee:Tranz-SendBroadcastingNetwork,Inc.,SanFrancisco,CA(US)Subjecttoanydisclaimer,thetermofthispatentisextendedoradjustedunder35U.S.C.154(b)by0days.(21)Appl.No.:09/295,000(*)Notice:(22)Filed:Apr.16,1999RelatedU.S.ApplicationData(63)Continuation-in-partofapplicationNo.08/956,743,filedonOct.24,1997,nowPat.No.6,370,139.(51)Int.Cl.
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12/56(2006.01)(52)U.S.Cl.370/390;709/203;725/93(58)FieldofClassificationSearch370/352,370/354,390;707/9,10;709/203,217,709/218,219;725/93,96Seeapplicationfileforcompletesearchhistory.ReferencesCited56)U.S.PATENTDOCUMENTS
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PrimaryExaminer-Melvin
Marcelo
(74)Attorney,Agent,orFirm-Carr
&
FerrellLLP(57)ABSTRACTAserver/clientmediafiledistributionsystemisprovidedinwhichtheserversystemisadaptedtoreceivetransmissionrequestsfromclients,statusinformationfromanetwork,andprotocolinformationfromeachclient.Theserver,baseduponthisinformation,adaptivelytransmitsagivenmediafilestoredthereintooneormoreclientsusingtheoptimaltransmissionspeedand/ornetworkprotocolbasedonthenetworkstatusinformationandprotocolinformation.Addi-tionally,thepresentinventionprovidesaloopingfilearrangementinwhichapluralityofclientscanreceivethesamemediafileonmultiplenetworkchannels,withouttheneedtoprovidemultiplecopiesofthesamemediafileforeachrequestofthatfile.18Claims,14DrawingSheets
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