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1. US6563517 - Automatic data quality adjustment to reduce response time in browsing

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United States of America
Application Number 09236622
Application Date 29.01.1999
Publication Number 6563517
Publication Date 13.05.2003
Grant Number 6563517
Grant Date 13.05.2003
Publication Kind B1
IPC
G06F 15/00
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING OR COUNTING
FELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
15Digital computers in general; Data processing equipment in general
G06F 15/16
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING OR COUNTING
FELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
15Digital computers in general; Data processing equipment in general
16Combinations of two or more digital computers each having at least an arithmetic unit, a program unit and a register, e.g. for a simultaneous processing of several programs
G06F 17/30
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING OR COUNTING
FELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
17Digital computing or data processing equipment or methods, specially adapted for specific functions
30Information retrieval; Database structures therefor
H04L 29/06
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
LTRANSMISSION OF DIGITAL INFORMATION, e.g. TELEGRAPHIC COMMUNICATION
29Arrangements, apparatus, circuits or systems, not covered by a single one of groups H04L1/-H04L27/136
02Communication control; Communication processing
06characterised by a protocol
H04L 29/08
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
LTRANSMISSION OF DIGITAL INFORMATION, e.g. TELEGRAPHIC COMMUNICATION
29Arrangements, apparatus, circuits or systems, not covered by a single one of groups H04L1/-H04L27/136
02Communication control; Communication processing
06characterised by a protocol
08Transmission control procedure, e.g. data link level control procedure
H04N 7/24
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
NPICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION
7Television systems
24Systems for the transmission of television signals using pulse code modulation
CPC
H04N 21/658
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
NPICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION
21Selective content distribution, e.g. interactive television or video on demand [VOD]
60Network structure or processes for video distribution between server and client or between remote clients; Control signalling between clients, server and network components; Transmission of management data between server and client ; , e.g. sending from server to client commands for recording incoming content stream; Communication details between server and client 
65Transmission of management data between client and server
658Transmission by the client directed to the server
G06F 16/9577
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
FELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
16Information retrieval; Database structures therefor; File system structures therefor
90Details of database functions independent of the retrieved data types
95Retrieval from the web
957Browsing optimisation, e.g. caching or content distillation
9577Optimising the visualization of content, e.g. distillation of HTML documents
H04L 67/28
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
LTRANSMISSION OF DIGITAL INFORMATION, e.g. TELEGRAPHIC COMMUNICATION
67Network-specific arrangements or communication protocols supporting networked applications
28for the provision of proxy services, e.g. intermediate processing or storage in the network
H04L 67/2823
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
LTRANSMISSION OF DIGITAL INFORMATION, e.g. TELEGRAPHIC COMMUNICATION
67Network-specific arrangements or communication protocols supporting networked applications
28for the provision of proxy services, e.g. intermediate processing or storage in the network
2823for conversion or adaptation of application content or format
H04L 67/306
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
LTRANSMISSION OF DIGITAL INFORMATION, e.g. TELEGRAPHIC COMMUNICATION
67Network-specific arrangements or communication protocols supporting networked applications
30involving profiles
306User profiles
H04L 67/32
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
LTRANSMISSION OF DIGITAL INFORMATION, e.g. TELEGRAPHIC COMMUNICATION
67Network-specific arrangements or communication protocols supporting networked applications
32for scheduling or organising the servicing of application requests, e.g. requests for application data transmissions involving the analysis and optimisation of the required network resources
Applicants International Business Machines Corp.
Inventors Bhagwat, Pravin
Han, Richard Yeh-whein
LaMaire, Richard Orville
Mummert, Todd William
Rubas, James
Agents Tuchman, Ido
Herzberg, Louis P.
Priority Data 09236622 29.01.1999 US
60102944 02.10.1998 US
Title
(EN) Automatic data quality adjustment to reduce response time in browsing
Abstract
(EN)

The present invention provides methods, devices and systems for dynamically adjusting transcoding parameters so as to increase the benefits of transcoding. Methods of adaptation are designed to cope with the variability of network characteristics and of the size of transcoded images. The invention also provides a method and apparatus to enable the transcoding proxy to adjust a quality-size tradeoff on a per-image and/or a per-client basis. The adaptive transcoder chooses different parameters for each object, and provides performance improvements. The invention further provides a general framework for making policy decisions taking into account available bandwidth, content and type of image, and user preferences. The invention also includes methods for generating feedback about the choice of optimal transcoding parameters to the user.


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