An apparatus, system, and method to facilitate the display and management of composition candidates in a service-oriented architecture (SOA). In one embodiment, the method includes receiving a user request to view one or more composition candidates from a composition candidate inventory in a SOA service model, and displaying the composition candidate inventory to the user …

Legal parties

Inventors (applicants): Thomas F. Erl
Assignees (initial): Red Hat, Inc. (Raleigh, US)
Agents: Lowenstein Sandler LLP (attorney)

The application was examined by Boris Pesin (USPTO dept. 2172), Matthew Ell


  • 1. A method comprising: …
  • 2. The method of claim 1 , wherein the composition candidate inventory is displayed in alphabetical …
  • 3. The method of claim 1 , wherein the user interface comprises: …

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Brief Description of the Drawings

The accompanying drawing figures incorporated in and forming a part of this specification illustrate several aspects of the invention, and together with the description serve to explain the principles of the invention. …


Field of the Invention

Embodiments of the present invention relate to service-oriented modeling in support of a service-oriented architecture (SOA), and more specifically, to display and management of a service composition candidate …

Related Applications

The present application claims priority to U.S. Provisional Patent Application Ser. No. 60/807,761, entitled “Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) Service Modeler System and Method,” filed on Jul. 19, 2006, which is incorporated …

Detailed Description

Described herein is an apparatus, system, and method to facilitate the display and management of service composition candidates (also called “composition candidates”) in service-oriented architecture (SOA). A composition candidate is a composition …

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Miscellaneous patent data

The claim number 1 is selected as exemplary, located in Raleigh (US), the assignee organization is Red Hat, Inc., the applicant's name is Thomas F. Erl, the invention description is illustrated by 47 drawings, the examination was conducted by Matthew Ell, the assistant, Boris Pesin, the main examiner (2172 USPTO department), the protection scope is defined by 24 claims, developed by Thomas F. Erl, includes the following drawings: exemplary software architecture of FIG., Display and Management of a Service, exemplary service-oriented architecture (SOA) service, typical, exemplary software architecture illustrating, the patent extension term is 1050 days, categorized under On-screen workspace or object as a primary classification, the invention is named Display and Management of a Service Composition Candidate Inventory, the recorded inventor's name is Thomas F. Erl, the recorded agent's company is Lowenstein Sandler LLP, the application publication date is Jul. 18, 2007, assigned to a United States company, the patent was granted on Jul. 15, 2014, 47 figures depict the invention details, numbered 11/879,839 (application), the grant publication number is 08782542, similar classification categories are Arrangements for sorting, selecting, merging, or comparing data on individual record carriers, Processing or translating of natural language, Cultural based (including language, time, monetary units displayed), content attributes on scroll tool, Hypermedia, Focus control of multiple diverse workspace objects, inhibiting the analysis of circuitry or operation, e.g. to counteract reverse engineering, Protection against loss of memory contents, Menu or selectable iconic array, Distribution of clock signals.

Invention classification information

The invention is classified under Interaction techniques based on graphical user interfaces [GUIs], Programming language, Arrangements for executing specific programmes, On-screen workspace or object. The designated search classifications include On-screen workspace or object, Configuration initialization.

Patent details
Publication number 08782542
Publication date Jul. 15, 2014
Kind code B2
Application number 11/879,839
Application date Jul. 18, 2007
Application type U
Application series code 11
Extension term 1050
National classification 715/764
Total number of claims 24
Exemplary claims 1
Number of drawings 47
Number of figures 47
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