Patent Number: 6,310,888

Title: System and method for communicating data

Abstract: The present invention provides a system and method for communicating data between a source application process and one or more destination application processes. This system and method perform conversion and routing functions which require only a single conversion of all outbound transmissions regardless of the variety of destinations, and only a single conversion of all inbound transmissions regardless of the variety of sources. The functions also enable changes, additions, and deletions of sources and destinations of transmissions to be made without modification of a source or destination application process and without taking a source or destination application process off-line. The functions further enable this system and method to be implemented in virtually any enterprise architecture without requiring that each processing system of the architecture be custom built. These conversion and routing functions are performed by first receiving data to be transmitted in a source format from a source application. This data are then converted from the Source format to a standard format. Next, one or more destinations are identified in a database using a transaction type corresponding to the data and/or the address of the source application. After identifying the one or more destinations, a copy of the data is transmitted to each and the data are then converted from the standard format to a destination format. Lastly, this converted data are passed to the destination process.

Inventors: Hamlin; James K. (Kernersville, NC)

Assignee: iWork Software, LLC

International Classification: H04L 29/06 (20060101); H04J 003/16 ()

Expiration Date: 10/30/2018