In order to transfer a series of data files between two computers, each computer is provided with a file transfer mechanism. The file transfer mechanism is responsible for the overall control of the transfer of the series of files. Each file transfer mechanism controls the transfer of a series of files in accordance with a protocol. In this protocol, the computer receiving data files (the initiator) sends a poll request message to the computer transmitting the data files (the responder). In response, the responder sends a reply message to the initiator containing a list of files which are available for transfer. From this list, the initiator selects the files which it wishes to receive and then copies each file in turn. It then sends an acknowledge to the responder.
Please note there is up to 60 days of latency in this Status indicator for certain status conditions. You can obtain up-to-date Status indicator readings by ordering PAIR for the file.
An application with the status "Published" (which means it is pending) may be recently abandoned, but not yet updated to reflect its abandoned status. However, an application filed less than one year ago is unlikely to be abandoned.
A patent with the status "Granted" may be recently expired, but not yet updated to reflect its expired status. However, it is highly unlikely a patent less than 3.5 years old would be expired.
An application with the status "Abandoned" is almost always current, but there is a small chance it was recently revived and the status not yet updated.
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