06880014 is referenced by 16 patents and cites 20 patents.

A method and system using directive script in a web intermediary proxy machine that provides the function of a transcoder. The intermediary machine's transcoders are controlled by directive script that directs the order and properties of transcoder operations executed on one or more transcoders in the intermediary machine. These directive scripts are stored in an on-the-fly modifiable directive database accessible to the web intermediary proxy machine. The user's client machine browser passes an HTTP request to the web intermediary machine, which passes the HTTP request to a web content server, which returns an HTML response back to the web intermediary machine. This HTML response is sent to at least one transcoder that resides in or is at least accessible to the intermediary proxy machine. The transcoder identifies the type of device being used by the client from the HTTP request. The user's preference transcoding settings are retrieved in the form of directives from a directive script, preferably in XML format, retrieved from a settings database, and applied to the transcoders. The tailored transcoded response is then sent back to the user's client machine.

Title
Method and system of use of transcode directives for distributed control of transcoding servers
Application Number
9/961896
Publication Number
6880014 (B2)
Application Date
September 24, 2001
Publication Date
April 12, 2005
Inventor
Beth Rush Tibbitts
Lexington
KY, US
Richard Scott Schwerdtfeger
Round Rock
TX, US
Vicki Lynne Hanson
Chappaqua
NY, US
Peter Gustav Fairweather
Yorktown Heights
NY, US
Samuel R Detweiler
Austin
TX, US
Susan Crayne
Hartsdale
NY, US
Frances C Brown
Austin
TX, US
Agent
Dillon & Yudell
Robert M Carwell
Assignee
International Business Machines Corporation
NY, US
IPC
G06F 013/00
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