07281217 is referenced by 11 patents and cites 28 patents.

A system and method is provided for integrating portlets. When viewing portlets within a portal container, a user is presented with a choice of one or more sources of data and, for each source, one or more actions that the user can take regarding the source. When an action is selected, it causes the source data to be transferred to one or more “target” portlets that have also been activated by the user. The set of actions available from a given source is automatically provided given the available target portlets. As each portlet is initialized, it informs a “broker” of the actions that the portlet supports along with the type of data that is used by the action. When a portal page is being constructed, each portlet identifies to the broker the sources of data within the portlet along with the values and data types corresponding to the sources.

Title
System and method for user driven interactive application integration
Application Number
10/448968
Publication Number
7281217 (B2)
Application Date
May 30, 2003
Publication Date
October 9, 2007
Inventor
Douglass J Wilson
Boston
MA, US
Amber Roy Chowdhury
Cary
NC, US
Sai Gopala Rathnam
Seven Fields
PA, US
Shankar Ramaswamy
Chapel Hill
NC, US
John M Lucassen
Katonah
NY, US
Samar Choudhary
Cary
NC, US
Agent
Andre Gibbs
Van Leeuwen & VanLeeuwen
Assignee
International Business Machines Corporation
NY, US
IPC
G06F 17/00
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