07580972 is referenced by 17 patents and cites 130 patents.

A method and system for controlling bandwidth used to communicate between at least one client and a server. A history is accessed that includes information about communications between the at least one client and a server during a period of time. The history is employed to determine a send time at which a message could be sent without exceeding a bandwidth threshold. The bandwidth threshold indicates an upper limit for an amount of bandwidth allowed during a period of time to communicate between the at least one client and the server. A data structure is then modified to delay sending the message until at least the send time.

Title
Method and system for controlling bandwidth on client and server
Application Number
10/317851
Publication Number
7580972 (B2)
Application Date
December 11, 2002
Publication Date
August 25, 2009
Inventor
Derrick Jason Birum
Duvall
WA, US
Richard Donald Ellis
Carnation
WA, US
Christopher Richard Newcombe
Kirkland
WA, US
Paul David Jones
Renton
WA, US
Agent
John W Branch
Darby & Darby PC
Assignee
Valve Corporation
WA, US
IPC
G06F 15/16
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