ApplicationNo. 12408554 filed on 03/20/2009
US Classes:705/1AUTOMATED ELECTRICAL FINANCIAL OR BUSINESS PRACTICE OR MANAGEMENT ARRANGEMENT , 705/7.11
ExaminersPrimary: Mansfield, Thomas L. Jr.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
International ClassG06Q 10/00
AbstractA claims-based factory pattern is described for creating objects on an application server. The pattern extends the functionality of factories to include the operations of staking a claim to creating particular objects and re-evaluating their claim in light of other factories staking claims. A process to create an object includes checking all registered factories to see whether they are willing to stake a claim. The claims are then compared to select a factory having the highest claim. If two or more factories have the same claim, they are asked to re-evaluate the claim by providing them information regarding other factories that have also staked a claim. Once the factories have re-evaluated their claims, their number can be reduced to a single factory that will be used to create the object. Alternatively, if no factory can be singled out, the caller can be informed of the deadlock.
Field of SearchAUTOMATED ELECTRICAL FINANCIAL OR BUSINESS PRACTICE OR MANAGEMENT ARRANGEMENT