System and method for performing remote requests with an on-line service network
Patent 5956509 Issued on September 21, 1999. Estimated Expiration Date: August 18, 2015. Estimated Expiration Date is calculated based on simple USPTO term provisions. It does not account for terminal disclaimers, term adjustments, failure to pay maintenance fees, or other factors which might affect the term of a patent.
A remote request system and method monitors and controls the execution of remote requests on an on-line services network. When a remotely located client sends a remote request to the on-line service network, the remote request system monitors the remote request while returning operating control back to the client while the remote request remains pending in the on-line service network. The remote request system also provides for the concurrent execution of multiple pending remote requests, provides status information about each remote request, provides for the cancellation of a pending remote request and optimizes the use of memory. In addition, the remote request system dynamically allocates memory when data blocks of unknown size are transmitted over the on-line services network.
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