06161137 is referenced by 121 patents and cites 32 patents.

A presentation system is disclosed for distributing a performance of a presentation synchronously to a plurality of client nodes on a network such as the Internet. The presentation system distributes presentation content data to a plurality of network server nodes, and during a performance of the presentation, the client nodes receiving the presentation determine a particular variation of data presentation to retrieve from the network server nodes. In particular, the retrieval of presentation data depends upon the transmission characteristics of the network such as data transmission rate. Thus, if a low transmission data rate is detected at a first client node, presentation elements of a reduced size can be retrieved. Alternatively, if a higher transmission rate is detected at a second client node, presentation elements of greater size (and corresponding enhanced quality of presentation) can be retrieved. Thus, within a single performance, client network nodes with varying available network bandwidths can be utilized for synchronously and simultaneously performing the presentation.

Title
Method and system for providing a presentation on a network
Application Number
9/52862
Publication Number
6161137
Application Date
March 31, 1998
Publication Date
December 12, 2000
Inventor
Frank E Johnson
Aurora
IL, US
Robert H Ogdon
Littleton
CO, US
Agent
Sheridan Ross P C
Assignee
MSHOW com
CO, US
IPC
G06F 15/16
G06F 15/00
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