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Majordomo was available and written about in 1992 and has a web interface component called MajorCool presented at USENIX in 1996. MajorCool will cover the first part of the patent description - "Web updated database", while Majordomo covers the second part - "record distribution via email".


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Here is a python project that scrapes the USPTO raw data files and parses them into CSV files, MySQL, and PostgreSQL databases. https://github.com/rippledj/uspto


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I believe the concept of two-pointers in a list goes back to the works of Newell and Simon at Carnegie Institute of Technology or Rand Corp. in 1957. This is probably the first time the term "lists" as a data-structure description is used. This is a bit before LISP was invented. Newell, Allen; Simon, H.A., The logic theory machine -- A complex information ...


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IP Watchdog recently ran a story about recent developments in obtaining bulk file wrapper data from the USPTO. It also describes the efforts of various companies in "scraping" data from USPTO databases. Some file wrapper data is available for bulk download from Patent Examination Data System. This contains complete file wrapper data, for those ...


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There are 3 independent claims in that patent, so you need to examine each of those claims on a clause-by-clause basis. Claim 1 is the "Method" claim embodying the process that can be implemented in software. Claim 8 is the "System" claim that implements the method on physical hardware. Claim 15 uses the clause "non-transitory", which is becoming common-...


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Sounds to me like a pretty good description of a ListServ Mailing List Manager which maintains a database of users and can send specific files based on keywords in either the subject or message body of an email. There can be many different kinds of files made available in this fashion, for instance the RFCs used to be published via a ListServ. Also various ...


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