On-line database updating network system and method

CAFC
  • US 5,937,405 A
  • Filed: 11/12/1997
  • Issued: 08/10/1999
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/25/1995
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A method for updating modules of information via a network comprising a plurality of terminals, the method comprising:

  • (a) identifying a first module containing information to be updated, wherein the first module is stored in memory of a first terminal, and wherein the first module comprises a plurality of first module blocks;

    (b) identifying a second module containing more recent information than the first module, wherein the second module is stored in memory of a second terminal, and wherein the second module comprises a plurality of second module blocks;

    (c) identifying which second module blocks contain more recent information than the first module blocks;

    (d) downloading via the network the identified second module blocks from memory of the second terminal to the first terminal; and

    (e) updating the first module stored in memory of the first terminal with the more recent information contained in the identified second module blocks downloaded from memory of the second terminal.

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