Drag-and-Drop Communication of Data Via a Computer Network

UMMS Affiliation

Department of Quantitative Health Sciences

Publication Date


Document Type



Computer Communication Networks; Patents


Biostatistics | Digital Communications and Networking | Epidemiology | Health Services Research


Patent Pub. No.: WO/2007/008687, from World Intellectual Property Organization:

The present invention provides a system, method, and computer program product for consuming Web Services, and is composed of two parts. The first component of the present invention is a Web Services agent known as HERMES (Heterogeneous Resources Management Enterprise System), which provides a uniform application interface for accessing a plurality of heterogeneous Web Services. The second component of the present invention, known as the 1-Drag Icon or system, provides a uniform user interface for accessing Web Services, and in one embodiment provides a uniform graphical user interface (GUI) component for the consumption of Web Services. HERMES and the 1-Drag Icon may be used separately or combined to provide a complete system for the consumption of Web Services.

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Quantitative Health Sciences Publications and Presentations