Patent Number: 6,253,205

Title: Object oriented translation framework method, apparatus, and program

Abstract: The invention is a translation framework which performs data conversions in an object oriented environment from clipboards, drag, and drop tend entire files and entire objects into compound documents. There are three primary classes: the translator, the translator surrogates, and the translation query. Translators are heavy objects that may include the translator's shared library and supporting libraries. The framework uses light weight surrogate translators as stand-ins for translators. The surrogates do not pull in the translators unless there is a request to do an actual translation. When a translation is requested, the translator must be streamed into the address space of the repeating client. Clients desiring a document object be translated for inclusion in a compound document interact with the framework by using queries to access a translation surrogate.

Inventors: Quarato; James A. (Sunnyvale, CA), Anderson; David R. (Cupertino, CA), Werner; Laura (Sunnyvale, CA), Adler; Mitch (Cupertino, CA)

Assignee: Object Technology Licensing Corporation

International Classification: G06F 17/00 (20060101); G06F 017/00 ()

Expiration Date: 06/26/2018