06185625 is referenced by 436 patents and cites 23 patents.

A system for enhancing data access over a communications link is disclosed. In accordance with a particular embodiment, a system for retrieving an object over a computer network includes a network client with a browser for rendering an object to a user and a user interface enabling the user to establish an encoding preference. A remote scaling server is coupled between the network client and the computer network, and includes a remote proxy and an encode service provider. The remote scaling server is configured to request a user-specified encoding preference from the network client, retrieve an object from the computer network using the remote proxy, encode the object using the encode service provider in accordance with the requested user-specified encoding preference, and transmit the encoded object to the network client using the remote proxy. The disclosed system thus enables users to dynamically influence the trade-off between quality of content and download speed.

Title
Scaling proxy server sending to the client a graphical user interface for establishing object encoding preferences after receiving the client's request for the object
Application Number
8/772164
Publication Number
6185625 (B2)
Application Date
December 20, 1996
Publication Date
February 6, 2001
Inventor
Seshardi Sathyanarayan
Portland
OR, US
Bikram Singh Bakshi
Hillsboro
OR, US
Daniel Joshua Gillespie
Portland
OR, US
David Alfred Romrell
Hillsboro
OR, US
Robert Conrad Knauerhase
Portland
OR, US
Jin Jing
Vancouver
WA, US
Michael Man Hak Tso
Hillsboro
OR, US
Agent
Kenyon & Kenyon
US
Assignee
Intel Corporation
CA, US
IPC
G06F 15/16
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