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Patent Application Titled "Generating Web Pages with Integrated Content" Published Online

August 21, 2014



By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Politics & Government Week -- According to news reporting originating from Washington, D.C., by VerticalNews journalists, a patent application by the inventors SCHNEIDER, David (Aurora, CO); O'BRYAN, Scott (Golden, CO); ELGES, Michael (Littleton, CO); LIKES, Steven Bradley (Parker, CO); GUDDANTI, Venkata (Centennial, CO), filed on January 30, 2013, was made available online on August 7, 2014.

The assignee for this patent application is Oracle International Corporation.

Reporters obtained the following quote from the background information supplied by the inventors: "A development framework may be considered as a software framework used to implement a standard structure of an application, for a specific development environment. In using a standard structure for applications, a development framework may allow the underlying code structure of different applications to be predefined.

"Web applications may be developed by using a development framework. Web applications may be used to bring information together from different sources in an integrated and unified way. For example, content from different sources may be embedded and displayed by a single web page generated by a web application. The single web page may provide different dedicated areas for displaying the content from each of the sources. These dedicated areas may be generally referred to as 'portlets.'"

In addition to obtaining background information on this patent application, VerticalNews editors also obtained the inventors' summary information for this patent application: "One embodiment is a system for generating a web page that integrates content from different sources. The system defines a request configured to be transmitted from a consumer application to a producer application. The request is for the producer application to provide content to the consumer application. The system adds additional custom data to the request via a plurality of integration points. The additional custom data is configured to be interpreted by handlers corresponding to the integration points. The system receives content produced by the producer application. The producer application produces the content based upon the request and the additional custom data. The system displays the received content to appear as an integrated whole with other content on a page.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

"FIG. 1 is an overview block diagram of a computer system that generates a web page that integrates content from different sources in accordance with an embodiment of the present invention.

"FIG. 2 illustrates a development framework in accordance with the prior art.

"FIG. 3 illustrates a development framework in accordance with one embodiment.

"FIG. 4 is a screen shot of an interface showing content from different sources that is embedded and displayed within a page according to the prior art approach.

"FIG. 5 is a screen shot of an interface showing content from different sources that is embedded and displayed within a page according to another prior art approach.

"FIG. 6 is a screen shot of an interface showing content from different sources that is embedded and displayed within a page according to another prior art approach.

"FIG. 7 is a screen shot of an interface showing content from different sources that is embedded and displayed within a page according to another prior art approach.

"FIG. 8 is a screen shot of an interface that shows content from different sources that is embedded and displayed within a page in accordance with one embodiment of the present invention.

"FIG. 9 is a screen shot of an interface that shows content from different sources that is embedded and displayed within a page in accordance with another embodiment.

"FIG. 10 is a flow diagram of the functionality of the page-generating module of FIG. 1 in accordance with one embodiment.

"FIG. 11 is a flow diagram of the functionality of the page-generating module of FIG. 1 in accordance with one embodiment."

For more information, see this patent application: SCHNEIDER, David; O'BRYAN, Scott; ELGES, Michael; LIKES, Steven Bradley; GUDDANTI, Venkata. Generating Web Pages with Integrated Content. Filed January 30, 2013 and posted August 7, 2014. Patent URL: http://appft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-adv.html&r=366&p=8&f=G&l=50&d=PG01&S1=20140731.PD.&OS=PD/20140731&RS=PD/20140731

Keywords for this news article include: Oracle International Corporation.

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