Lauri Valjakka

U.S. Patent No. 8,495,167


This prior art search report presents the mappings of the various elements of Claim 1 of U.S. Patent No. 8,495,167 (’167 Patent), titled “Data communications networks, systems, methods and apparatus”, from assignee Lauri Valjakka published on 23 July 2013.

This patent discloses a data communications network comprising a number of terminals and a main server capable of managing selective data retrieval from a first server by at least one target terminal. Some or all of the terminals are configured to adapt and serve data retrieved from the first server to at least one target terminal as relay servers. The network includes a network information database, and the main server uses terminal performance information stored in the network information database to select at least one target terminal to act as a relay server for serving data to other target terminals. Relay server terminals also choose additional downstream target terminals to act as additional relay servers based on their relative performance.

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