09041739 is referenced by 3 patents and cites 30 patents.

Embodiments for matching participants in a virtual multiplayer entertainment experience are provided. For example, one embodiment provides a method including receiving from each user of a plurality of users a request to join the virtual multiplayer entertainment experience, receiving from each user of the plurality of users information regarding characteristics of a physical space in which each user is located, and matching two or more users of the plurality of users for participation in the virtual multiplayer entertainment experience based on the characteristics of the physical space of each of the two or more users.

Title
Matching physical locations for shared virtual experience
Application Number
13/362783
Publication Number
9041739 (B2)
Application Date
January 31, 2012
Publication Date
May 26, 2015
Inventor
Ian McIntyre
Redmond
WA, US
Darren Bennett
Seattle
WA, US
Ryan Hastings
Seattle
WA, US
Wei Zhang
Redmond
WA, US
Jeffrey Alan Kohler
Redmond
WA, US
Cameron Brown
Redmond
WA, US
Daniel McCulloch
Kirkland
WA, US
Brian Mount
Seattle
WA, US
Kevin Geisner
Mercer Island
WA, US
Stephen Latta
Seattle
WA, US
Agent
Micky Minhas
Judy Yee
Micah Goldsmith
Assignee
MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING
WA, US
IPC
G06Q 10/00
G06Q 50/00
G06F 17/30
G06T 19/00
A63F 13/48
G09G 5/00
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