Corel‘s patent provides a method for a centralized file registry across multiple devices and applications. The system organizes files based on events like creation, opening, and modification, allowing users to access files regardless of storage location or device. The registry simplifies file management for users. GlobalData’s report on Corel gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

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Centralized file registry system for multiple devices and applications

Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Credit: Corel Corp

A recently granted patent (Publication Number: US11886388B1) outlines a method and system for managing electronic registries on devices. The method involves executing a registry application on a first electronic device with a microprocessor and storing a centralized listing of files in a first memory accessible to the microprocessor. This electronic registry includes sections for remote files, influenced by events from other devices, and local files, influenced by events on the first device. Users can access this listing through any application on the device, allowing them to select files based on associated events like creation, modification, or saving. The metadata for each event is generated by the microprocessor, linking to the specific file involved.

The system described in the patent includes a similar setup with a first electronic device running a registry application and storing a centralized file listing in memory. The registry is divided into sections for remote and local files, with associated metadata generated for events related to these files. Users can access and interact with the file listing through various applications on the device. The metadata for each event is created by the microprocessor, establishing links to the files involved. This system aims to provide a comprehensive and user-friendly way to manage files on electronic devices, ensuring easy access and organization based on user actions and events.

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