Network system extensible by users

  • US 7,949,752 B2
  • Filed: 11/24/2004
  • Issued: 05/24/2011
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/23/1998
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A system for performing user customized network-based operations, comprising:

  • means for receiving data for creating a network-based agent;

    means for invoking, in response to receiving a URL defining a type of event and identifying the network-based agent, an execution of the network-based agent;

    means, including the network-based agent, for using a service and a service resource configured to be consumed by the network-based agent for performing the operation, wherein an amount of the service resource is exhausted upon being consumed by the network-based agent; and

    means for communicating a result of the operation over a network communications link.

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