Patent Number: 6,170,016

Title: System for selectively requesting data from a server based on prior accepted requests, transmission rate, and transmission capacity

Abstract: A content collection part compares the transmission rate (TD) inputted from a transmission rate monitoring part with a threshold value (C-.alpha.) in response to a start operation by a user. When a condition TD<(C-.alpha.) is satisfied, the content collection part starts an automatic content collection part to perform a background process to collect URL contents which were set up beforehand from a Web server. When the user designates URL contents, the content collection part controls the automatic content collection part to terminate the background process and enters a foreground process to collect the designated URL contents.

Inventors: Nakai; Shinji (Yokohama, JP), Narita; Izuru (Yamato, JP), Suzuki; Hidefumi (Kawasaki, JP), Tanaka; Takayuki (Yokohama, JP)

Assignee: International Business Machines Corp.

International Classification: H04L 29/08 (20060101); G06F 015/16 ()

Expiration Date: 01/02/2018