Resources Contact Us Home
Browse by: INVENTOR PATENT HOLDER PATENT NUMBER DATE
 
 
Processing event notifications with an event sink










Image Number 8 for United States Patent #8117304.

Applications generating events, and system facilities generating events, send notifications of the events to a system event sink. The event sink is preferably associated with an operating system, and provides an application programming interface for registering listeners. (In one alternative approach, the event sink operates as a centrally-accessible or network-accessible entity, where it may concurrently interact with more than one client.) Upon receiving a notification of an event, the event sink forwards the notification to any registered listeners. Optionally, filters may be used to specify criteria to be met before a notification is forwarded to the listener. An event does not rely on a particular application for displaying the event to an end user. As one example, notification of a newly-arrived e-mail message might be presented in a chat window of an instant messaging client.








 
 
  Recently Added Patents
Active and progressive targeted advertising
Methods for fabricating semiconductor devices
Lead with lead stiffener for implantable electrical stimulation systems and methods of making and using
Data modulation for groups of memory cells
Functionalized main chain polymers
Image forming apparatus and method
System and method for internet based procurement of goods and services
  Randomly Featured Patents
Relief valve for hydraulic systems
User network control
Chip mounting plate construction of lead frame for semiconductor package
Leak detection system and method for fluid delivery piping
Autonomous radio timepiece
Method for determining load size in a washing machine
Visible file pocket support panel
Extending zeolite catalyst life for disproportionation by treating with phosphorus and/or steam
Connectors
Instrumenting configuration and system settings