Patent Number: 6,401,099

Title: Asynchronous binding of named objects

Abstract: An object-oriented framework unifies retrieval and browsing of data locally and from remote computer networks. The framework includes a class of monikers that operate on behalf of a client program to asynchronously bind or retrieve data referenced by a name without blocking execution of the client. This allows the client to provide responsive user interaction including when remotely retrieving data.

Inventors: Koppolu; Srinivasa R. (Redmond, WA), Posch; Johann (Mercer Island, WA), Stone; Victor (Mercer Island, WA), Williams; Antony S. (Mercer Island, WA)

Assignee: Microsoft Corporation

International Classification: G06F 17/30 (20060101); G06F 017/30 ()

Expiration Date: 06/04/2019