Patent Number: 6,401,134

Title: Detachable java applets

Abstract: A method and system is disclosed for detaching Java applets from the constraints of the application such as a browser which provides the Java engine for executing those applets. Thus, the applets, when detached, can appear in a detached window which is more easily controllable by the operating environment desktop. The Java applets continue to run under the application's virtual machine but do so without regard to the graphical interface limits of the application. Further, if the application that launched the applet proceeds to a new URL location, the Java applet continues to run. Also, the applet, once detached, can be reattached into the application to appear in the application history.

Inventors: Razavi; Behfar (San Jose, CA), Harshbarger; Eric (San Francisco, CA)

Assignee: Sun Microsystems, Inc.

International Classification: G06F 9/445 (20060101); G06F 9/44 (20060101); G06F 009/54 ()

Expiration Date: 06/04/2019