07209437 is referenced by 72 patents and cites 20 patents.

A method is provided for more efficiently transmitting data from a server computer to a client computer over a communications network, the nodes of which are capable of providing two classes of transmission quality. Data is transmitted using the high priority class until a local cache at the client computer is filled to a certain upper threshold, at which point the data is transmitted using the low priority class. If the local cache at the client computer subsequently reaches a lower threshold then the transmitted reverts to the use of the high priority class. The communications network may be connection-based (e.g. ATM) or connection-less (e.g. the Internet).

Title
Computer communication providing quality of service
Application Number
9/787197
Publication Number
7209437 (B1)
Application Date
October 11, 1999
Publication Date
April 24, 2007
Inventor
Younes Cherradi
Ipswich
GB
Terence G Hodgkinson
Woodbridge
GB
Agent
Nixon & Vanderhye P C
Assignee
British Telecommunications public company
GB
IPC
H04L 12/56
G06F 15/173
G06F 11/00
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