System and method for synchronizing data among a plurality of users via an intermittently accessed network

  • US 6,553,037 B1
  • Filed: 04/08/1999
  • Issued: 04/22/2003
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/08/1999
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
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1. A system for sharing data among a plurality of users via an intermittently accessed network comprising:

  • a plurality of portable data storage modules each suitable for storing a plurality of personal data sets thereon;

    a server including server data sets stored thereon; and

    a plurality of client computers for providing a communication link between the portable data storage modules and the server, each communication link suitable for synchronizing the server data sets stored thereon with the personal data sets stored on the portable data storage modules for obtaining the personal data set of one portable data storage module on another portable data storage module, thereby synchronizing the personal data sets between different portable data storage modules;

    said communication link suitable for interfacing local memory of a said client computer to synchronize a plurality of local data sets stored thereon with the personal data sets during synchronization in the absence of communication between the communication link and the server.

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