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The assignee for this patent, patent number 8769114, is
Reporters obtained the following quote from the background information supplied by the inventors: "Embodiments of the inventive subject matter generally relate to the field of data processing, or, more specifically, distribution of images from a server to client.
"In distributing images on data processing systems, documents having many images are slow to load on the client side, and the images are cumbersome to administer on the server side. Consider the following HTML segment:
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"Notice also that the `src` attributes identify image files in several file system locations. In fact, the `src` attribute can only identify files stored in file system locations. System administrators on the server side must store and manage image files in ways that are cumbersome, with image files often scattered around in different file system locations on different servers. Tracking updates and locating and removing obsolete images are all very cumbersome on file systems. For all these reasons, there is an ongoing need for improved ways of distributing images in data processing systems."
In addition to obtaining background information on this patent, VerticalNews editors also obtained the inventors' summary information for this patent: "Embodiments of the inventive subject matter include a method of distributing images from a server for web pages. The server receives a request from a client for a group of images associated with a web page. The request encodes an image group identifier and a retrieving function. The server executes the retrieving function with the image group identifier to obtain the group of images. In response to the request, the group of images are transmitted over a number of data communication connections between the client and the server that are less than a number of images in the group of images.
"Embodiments include a method of distributing images from a server for dynamic web pages. The server obtains dynamic server page content responsive to a request from a client for a dynamic server page. The server determines that the dynamic server page content indicates a plurality of images. The server inserts into the dynamic server page content an image group identifier and a first indication that the image group identifier identifies a group of images, which is the plurality of images. For each of the plurality of images, the server inserts into the dynamic server page content a client side file name and a second indication of location for displaying the image by the client. The server transmits to the client the dynamic server page content with the image group identifier, the first indication, the client side file names, and the second indications."
For more information, see this patent: Dinh, Hung T.; Lakhdhir, Mansoor A.; Pham, Phong A.. Distributing Group of Images Associated with
Keywords for this news article include: Information Technology, Information and Data Processing,
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Source: Information Technology Newsweekly