Patent Number: 6,310,601

Title: Resizing images to improve network throughput

Abstract: A method to resize an image on a server comprising the steps of: hosting multimedia content on a server, wherein said server is coupled to one or more client systems capable of rendering multimedia content, wherein said multimedia content includes at least one image; receiving user requests to transmit user selected multimedia content; determining the display size directives of each image referenced on said user selected multimedia content; scaling said image referenced to the size specified in said multimedia content; and transmitting said user selected multimedia content with said image scaled to said size directive. A server for hosting multimedia content is electrically connected to one or more client systems for rendering multimedia content.

Inventors: Moore; Victor S. (Boynton Beach, FL), Walters; Glen R. (Sebring, FL)

Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation

International Classification: G06F 3/14 (20060101); G06F 17/30 (20060101); G09G 005/00 ()

Expiration Date: 10/30/2018