No idea how I came across this but someone mentioned my blog postings in a patent.
 The news aggregator runs on the client machine and regularly check the RSS files of a number of web sites that the user is interested in. When a new item is available, the software notifies the user, in much the same way as a user is notified when a new email comes in. Examples of such software applications are RSSBandit (http://www.rssbandit.org/) and SharpReader (http://www.sharpreader.net/) Software is available to run on some mobile phones to take advantage of Internet connectivity on the mobile phone. An example of such software is found at http://www.softwaremarketingresource.com/article18.html. A web page that discusses implementing news aggregator software on a Blackberry-type device is found at http://www.jroller.com/page/nuprn1/20040611. Commercially available news aggregators include feedburner (http://www.feedburner.com/fb/a/mfr) and mReader (http://www.markallanson.net/html/technical/j2me/mReader.htm).