AN OVERBROAD PATENT ON a remotely updatable database with a user interface - This issued patent from 1998 is being used by a troll Data Distribution Technologies LLC to sue a variety of real estate companies and software companies! 10 minutes of your time can help invalidate overbroad US patents. Follow @askpatents on twitter to help.
Seeking prior art for:
- Patent Number: US 6,529,908
- Assignee: Netspan Corporation
- Prior Art Date: Seeking prior Art predating 5/28/1998
- Link to Google Prior Art Search - "Find Prior Art"
QUESTION - Have you seen anything that was published before 5/28/1998 that discusses:
- Web-updated database with record distribution by email
If so, please submit evidence of prior art as an answer to this question. We welcome multiple answers from the same individual.
Claim 100 requires each and every component below:
A remotely updatable database system comprising:
a) a central server and at least one subscriber system, said central server including:
i) a user interface for communicating with said at least one subscriber system to receive user input from a user at said at least one subscriber system;
ii) a database of information records;
iii) a database manager in communication with said user interface, for controlling said database such that each information record is associated with at least one user, and for amending said information records in response to user input received at said user interface from said at least one subscriber system; and
iv) a message server in communication with said database manager for serving a message including at least one record received from said database manager to said at least one user associated with said information record.
b) said subscriber system including:
i) a message receiver for receiving a message from said message server, said message including at least one file from said database;
ii) transfer memory for storing said at least one file;
iii) an output device for presenting information to a user; and
iv) a processor circuit in communication with said message receiver, said transfer memory and said output device, and processor memory programmed with processor-readable codes for directing said processor to direct said output device to present to the user a list of files stored in said local memory, the files included in said list having at least one predefined characteristic; and to direct said output device to present to the user at least some of the contents of at least one file having said at least one predefined characteristic.