Patent Number: 7,827,216

Title: Method for coordinating relationships between multiple physical entities

Abstract: Two objects are identified. A relationship between the two objects is determined. A contract object is used to represent the relationship between the objects. The contract is useful in many applications: for example, file systems, relational databases, and spreadsheets. The contract can also have rules for processing events occurring to either of the objects related by the contract.

Inventors: Taysom; Paul James (Provo, UT)

Assignee: Novell, Inc.

International Classification: G06F 12/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2019-11-02 0:00:00