06351776 is referenced by 154 patents.

The Shared Internet Storage Resource provides Internet-based file storage, retrieval, access, control, and manipulation for a user. Additionally, an easy-to-use user interface is provided both for a browser or stand-alone application. The entire method provides means by which users can establish, use, and maintain files on the Internet in a manner remote from their local computers yet in a manner that is similar to the file manipulation used on their local computers. A high capacity or other storage system is attached to the Internet via an optional internal network that also serves to generate and direct metadata regarding the stored files. A web server using a CGI, Java®-based, or other interface transmits and retrieves TCP/IP packets or other Internet information through a load balancer/firewall by using XML to wrap the data packets. File instructions may be transmitted over the Internet to the Shared Resource System. The user's account may be password protected so that only the user may access his or her files. On the user's side, a stand-alone client application or JavaScript object interpreted through a browser provide two means by which the XML or other markup language data stream may be received and put to use by the user. Internet-to-Internet file transfers may be effected by directly downloading to the user's account space.

Title
Shared internet storage resource, user interface system, and method
Application Number
9/570583
Publication Number
6351776 (B1)
Application Date
May 12, 2000
Publication Date
February 26, 2002
Inventor
Martin Hald
Irvine
CA, US
Lucas McGregor
Santa Monica
CA, US
Sean Whiteley
Millbrae
CA, US
Brett O&apos Brien
Pacific Palisades
CA, US
Agent
Cislo & Thomas
US
Assignee
XDrive
CA, US
IPC
G06F 15/16
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