06560604 is referenced by 78 patents and cites 5 patents.

A system, method, and apparatus for automatically and dynamically updating options, features, and/or services available to a client device operating in a client-server environment. The client device includes a client template database for storing templates defining a configuration of the client device. This configuration determines the options, features, and/or services available to a client device and the user of the client device. A server includes a server template database for storing the most current or latest versions of the templates used to configure the client device. When a user enters a user request at the client device, the client device transmits an associated information request to the server. The information request includes a client template identifier associated with the information request and a client template version identifier. The server receives the information request and compares the client template version identifier to a version identifier for a corresponding template in the server template database, to determine if the client device has the latest version of the template. If it does not, then the server transmits an information response message to the client, including a template update.

Title
System, method, and apparatus for automatically and dynamically updating options, features, and/or services available to a client device
Application Number
9/523168
Publication Number
6560604 (B1)
Application Date
March 10, 2000
Publication Date
May 6, 2003
Inventor
Anthony C Fascenda
Rockville
MD, US
Agent
Ashok K Mannaya
US
John W Ryan
US
Assignee
Aether Systems
MD, US
IPC
G06F 17/30
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