07895261 is referenced by 42 patents and cites 151 patents.

A method and system for preloading data is provided. Resources are preloaded on a client before they are needed by an application. Application hints and static resources lists may be used to indicate resources are needed. The application may begin execution before receiving all of the resources associated with the application. Preloading may be done during execution of an application, or when the application is not executing. Preloading allows an application to run smoothly without consuming more resources than are needed by an application. A prediction graph may be generated that is used in predicting the resources that are likely to be needed by the application. An analyzer may also be used to simulate the system and adjust parameters used in creating the prediction graph.

Title
Method and system for preloading resources
Application Number
10/319424
Publication Number
7895261 (B2)
Application Date
December 12, 2002
Publication Date
February 22, 2011
Inventor
Mikel Howard Thompson
Shoreline
WA, US
Derrick Jason Birum
Duvall
WA, US
Richard Donald Ellis
Carnation
WA, US
Christopher Richard Newcombe
Kirkland
WA, US
Paul David Jones
Renton
WA, US
Agent
John W Branch
Frommer Lawrence & Haug
Assignee
Valve Corporation
WA, US
IPC
G06F 15/16
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