Patent Number: 7,103,657

Title: Method and system for centralized network usage tracking

Abstract: In accordance with a method and system for centralized network usage tracking, documents on a network server include a reference to content on a centralized logging server. When one of the documents is accessed by a client computer, the process of rendering the content at the client computer includes requesting the content from the logging server. The logging server, upon receipt of such a request, logs information embedded in the request and returns a trivial response which requires little time and which rendering of need not be perceivable by the user.

Inventors: Mariani; Rico (Kirkland, WA), Najm; Tarek (Kirkland, WA), Manne; Ramesh (Redmond, WA), Wang; Lee (Kirkland, WA), Prakriya; Tara S. (Redmond, WA), Subhas; Madhan (Kirkland, WA)

Assignee: Microsoft Corporation

International Classification: G06F 15/173 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 9/05/02018