Patent Number: 6,253,217

Title: Active properties for dynamic document management system configuration

Abstract: A document management system is provided which organizes, stores and retrieves documents according to properties attached to the documents. A property attachment mechanism allows a user to attach arbitrary static and active properties to a document. The active properties include executable code which dynamically change system configuration of the document in response to a triggering event which is predefined by the user. The present invention eliminates the generally tedious and error-prone process of configuring and reconfiguring an existing system configuration in response to new or changing user needs.

Inventors: Dourish; James P. (San Francisco, CA), Edwards; Warren K. (San Francisco, CA), LaMarca; Anthony G. (Redwood City, CA), Lamping; John O. (Los Altos, CA), Petersen; Karin (Palo Alto, CA), Salisbury; Michael P. (Mountain View, CA), Terry; Douglas B. (San Carlos, CA), Thornton; James D. (Redwood City, CA)

Assignee: Xerox Corporation

International Classification: G06F 17/30 (20060101); G06F 015/00 ()

Expiration Date: 06/26/2018