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- Patents > 2007-08-30 > SECTION G PHYSICS > COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING > DATA PROCESSING SYSTEMS OR METHODS, SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR ADMINISTRATIVE, COMMERCIAL, FINANCIAL, MANAGERIAL, SUPERVISORY OR FORECASTING PURPOSES; SYSTEMS OR METHODS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR ADMINISTRATIVE, COMMERCIAL, FINANCIAL, MANAGERIAL, SUPERVISORY OR FORECASTING PURPOSES, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
Purchasable Token Bandwidth Portioning
Embodiments of purchasable token bandwidth portioning techniques are described herein. Tokens are designated to portion bandwidth, allocated by a content provider to stream contents, to a plurality of client devices as a group. When one of the client devices attempts to consume content that would cause the group to exceed the allocated amount of bandwidth, an additional token is purchased.
Filed on: 2006-02-28; Application Number: 11276445
Applicant(s)Elizabeth Rose McEnroe
Thomas H Taylor
Peter J Potrebic