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Title: US5890164: Estimating the degree of change of web pages
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Country: US United States of America

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Inventor: Nielsen, Jakob; Atherton, CA

Assignee: Sun Microsystems, Inc., Palo Alto, CA
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Published / Filed: 1999-03-30 / 1996-06-24

Application Number: US1996000668893

IPC Code: Advanced: G06F 17/30;
IPC-7: G06F 17/30;

ECLA Code: G06F17/30W9;

U.S. Class: Current: 001/001; 707/999.01; 707/999.201; 707/E17.119;
Original: 707/201; 707/010;

Field of Search: 707/010,201,203,204

Priority Number:
1996-06-24  US1996000668893

Abstract:     When monitoring a large number of information sources such as pages on the World Wide Web, a user may not have time to normally look at each source at regular intervals. A background process will connect to each source maintained in a database and calculate an estimate of how much the source has changed since the last time a user viewed it. The amount of change is graphically displayed to the user as part of an icon or file listing. The user can thus determine whether the amount of new material justifies connecting to the source.

Attorney, Agent or Firm: McDermott, Will & Emery ;

Primary / Asst. Examiners: Lintz, Paul R.;

Maintenance Status: CC Certificate of Correction issued

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Family: None

First Claim:
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I claim:     1. A system for displaying information about changes in files on one or more file servers, comprising:
  • a. a network;
  • b. one or more file servers connected to said network; and
  • c. a computer, having a database and a display, connected to said network and configured to periodically access files listed in said database over said network and to determine the amount the files have changed since the last time a user viewed the files and to display an indication of how much a file has changed.


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Patent  Pub.Date  Inventor Assignee   Title
Get PDF - 24pp US5471629  1995-11 Risch  Hewlett-Packard Company Method of monitoring changes in an object-oriented database with tuned monitors
Get PDF - 22pp US5479654  1995-12 Squibb  Squibb Data Systems, Inc. Apparatus and method for reconstructing a file from a difference signature and an original file
Get PDF - 45pp US5561793  1996-10 Bennett et al.  Borland International, Inc. System and methods for data field management in a computer database system
Get PDF - 12pp US5742820  1998-04 Perlman et al.  Novell, Inc. Mechanism for efficiently synchronizing information over a network
       
Foreign References: None

Other Abstract Info: DERABS G1999-243515 DERABS G1999-243515

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