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Cognitive Prioritization of Website Network Connections

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000250340D
Publication Date: 2017-Jun-29
Document File: 2 page(s) / 36K

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Abstract

Disclosed is a cognitive method to prioritize the loading of websites contained in separate browser tabs. The method not only allows the user to set a priority for each tab to open, but also automatically sets priorities based on the user’s current activity, communications, and schedule.

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Cognitive Prioritization of Website Network Connections

When using a web browser, users may have several tabs open with a different website in each tab. Upon initial opening in different tabs, the websites load in the order of opening. Users do not have the option of indicating which types of websites to load and open first. For example, a user might want work-related websites to load prior to recreational sites (e.g., social media, shopping, etc.). In addition, if all the tabs have websites containing dynamic (AJAX*- loaded) data, then the user might want the AJAX calls on the work-related tabs load sooner than the less important tabs.

The novel contribution is a cognitive method to prioritize the loading of websites contained in separate browser tabs. The method allows the user to set a priority for each tab to open. The priority settings direct the higher-priority tabs to load sooner than the lower-priority tabs do. This prioritized loading occurs for both the initial loading of the tabs, as well as the dynamic (AJAX-loaded) data that is repeatedly reloaded within a website.

When the tabs open with websites, the cognitive portion of the solution automatically sets a priority to the tabs based on relevance in relation to the user’s:

1. Current activity (i.e., on the computer) 2. Calendar entries/schedule 3. Communications (e.g., SMS texts, calls, messages, or emails)

The system assigns a higher priority to any of the opened websites that meet any of the above criteria. The system automatically assigns a lower priority to advertisements that open in a separate tab because many ads unintentionally open.

To implement the method and system in a preferred embodiment: 1. The user opens a tab in the browser 2. The user assigns the opened tab a priority (e.g., on a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being

the highest priority) 3. The user repeats Step 1 for each website to open 4. Once all tabs have begun loading, the tabs with the higher priorities use more

bandwidth, Ce...