Patent Number: 6,311,221

Title: Streaming modules

Abstract: Computer-implemented methods of transmitting modules between a first computer and a second computer are disclosed. At the first computer, a module set is formed by selecting a sequence of modules from a collection of available modules. Each of the selected modules are associated with an application executing at the second computer. The selected modules may then be transparently streamed from the first computer to the second computer. The selection of modules is made in accordance with predetermined selection criteria and is independent of the second computer's execution environment. At the second computer, received modules may be integrated with the executing application. Systems for transmitting modules between a first computer and a second computer are also featured. The disclosed systems include a first computer and a second computer. The first computer includes means for executing an application, means for receiving a sequence of modules associated with the application while the application is executing, and means for integrating a first module in the received sequence with the application. The second computer includes means for storing a collection of modules associated with the application, means for selecting a sequence of modules from the collection, and means for transferring the selected sequences from the first computer to the second computer.

Inventors: Raz; Uri (Fairlawn, NJ), Volk; Yehuda (Tel-Aviv, IL), Melamed; Shmuel (Ramat-Gat, IL)

Assignee: AppStream Inc.

International Classification: H04L 29/06 (20060101); G06F 015/16 ()

Expiration Date: 10/30/2018