US Patent No: 6,467,026

Number of patents in Portfolio can not be more than 2000

Web cache memory device and browser apparatus utilizing the same

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Abstract

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The present invention relates to a cache mechanism of a browser apparatus as a World Wide Web (WWW) client and aims at the improvement of utilization efficiency and the shortening of an information acquisition delay time. A cache is constituted in an HDD or DVD-RAM under the control of a Web cache program. A copy of acquired information is stored in the cache. A directory of the cache is managed by a Web cache management table, and the control is made so that the writing of the cache contents and necessary entries of the management table is completed before the DVD-RAM is removed from the browser apparatus. A browsing work can be continued smoothly by loading the DVD-RAM to another browser apparatus. Also, if an information provider provides information in a form stored in a disk in the form of a Web cache, the browsing of the information becomes possible with the same URL as that in WWW access.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
HITACHI CONSUMER ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.TOKYO823

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Suzuki, Norihiro Cupertino, CA 22 188
Umetani, Yukio Hamamatsu, CA 8 147
Yamaguchi, Muneaki Campbell, CA 32 299
Yamamoto, Kazumichi Cupertino, CA 27 341

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HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, L.P. (1)
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CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC. (1)
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MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC (2)
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MATSUSHITA ELECTRIC INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD. (1)
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Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (1)
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INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION (1)
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APPLE INC. (3)
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UNWIRED PLANET, LLC (1)
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MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC (2)
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BLACKBERRY LIMITED (2)
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KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA (1)
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GOOGLE INC. (4)
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MATSUSHITA ELECTRIC INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD. (1)
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