MANAGING TRANSFERS OF INFORMATION IN A COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK

  • US 20090037991A1
  • Filed: 09/29/2008
  • Published: 02/05/2009
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/25/1995
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A system for identifying updated items of network-based information to users in a public packet switched communications network comprising a plurality of network servers:

  • a master log server; and

    a plurality of user computers;

    said master log server being programmed to periodically receive data from at least some of said plurality of network servers, said master log server further being programmed to cause said data to be assembled into one or more master logs having a plurality of entries, each entry pertaining to creation of or changing of an item of network-based information that has occurred within a predetermined time span, and to cause at least some of said entries in said one or more master logs to be transmitted to one of said plurality of user computers;

    said plurality of user computers being programmed to receive a user query comprising a request to provide to a user at least a subset of said entries in said one or more master logs wherein each of said entries in said subset matches a search pattern contained in said user query, said search pattern comprising an identification of a time period, and to cause said user query to be executed by providing to said user, from each of said one or more master logs into which data has been assembled within said time period, said subset of said entries.

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