05727159 is referenced by 429 patents and cites 7 patents.

A system is provided wherein relatively low-end computers, such as portable, battery-powered computers ordinarily incapable of Internet browsing functions may be used to browse the Internet. The enhanced computing ability for such portables is provided by a unique arrangement having a Proxy-Server with adequate computing power for all World Wide Web (WWW) browsing and downloading functions, and further capable of transposing downloaded files to alternative, low-information-density form suitable for rapid processing and display by connected portable and other low-end computers. In some embodiments the data link from the connected low-end units is a TCP/IP pipe, supporting TCP/IP protocol, but not the many sophisticated extensions usually associated with TCP/IP. In embodiments wherein battery-powered units are used, connected to the Proxy-Server, battery life is exhibited far beyond what would be expected for a battery-powered computer with computing power for browsing the Internet directly.

Title
System in which a Proxy-Server translates information received from the Internet into a form/format readily usable by low power portable computers
Application Number
8/629475
Publication Number
5727159
Application Date
April 10, 1996
Publication Date
March 10, 1998
Inventor
Dan Kikinis
20264 Ljepava Dr., Saratoga, 95070
CA, US
Agent
Donald R Boys
IPC
G06F 5/01
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