Global Patent Index - EP 1242922 A1

EP 1242922 A1 2002-09-25 - METHOD OF BACKGROUND DOWNLOADING OF INFORMATION FROM A COMPUTER NETWORK

Title (en)

METHOD OF BACKGROUND DOWNLOADING OF INFORMATION FROM A COMPUTER NETWORK

Title (de)

VERFAHREN ZUR IM HINTERGRUND ABLAUFENDEN HERUNTERLADUNG VON INFORMATION VON EINEM RECHNERNETZWERK

Title (fr)

PROCEDE PERMETTANT DE TELECHARGER DES INFORMATIONS EN ARRIERE-PLAN DEPUIS UN RESEAU INFORMATIQUE

Publication

EP 1242922 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 99967335 A

Priority

US 9929807 W

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO0144988A1] The invention is a method for maximizing the use of available bandwidth while browsing the World Wide Web section of the Internet, by allowing users to dynamically pre-select content to be viewed next. The method reduces or eliminates the waiting associated with using the World Wide Web. The method utilizes an interface which displays itself in accompaniment with known Web browser (62) software, onto which the user can dynamically select hyperlinks from a Web page displayed in the window of a browser by "dragging & dropping" them with a pointing device, such as a mouse. This procedure allows for the real-time background downloading of Web pages which the user designates as the next Web pages he/she wants to view, while he/she is viewing other content. These dragged & dropped links are downloaded in the background according to a sophisticated schedule of bandwidth priority when the connection between the client and the server is idle, and stored in a cache on the user's hard drive.

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

G06F 17/30

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

G06F 17/30 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

G06F 17/30902 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 0144988A1

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE

EPO simple patent family

WO 0144988 A1 20010621; AU 2363400 A 20010625; EP 1242922 A1 20020925

INPADOC legal status


2006-01-04 [18D] APPLICATION DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20050701

2005-04-13 [17Q] FIRST EXAMINATION REPORT

- Effective date: 20050223

2003-04-09 [RAP1] TRANSFER OF RIGHTS OF AN APPLICATION

- Owner name: QMGN, INC.

2002-09-25 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 20020716

2002-09-25 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A1

- Designated State(s): AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE