04677588 is referenced by 101 patents and cites 4 patents.

A facility called "Gateway" is used to interconnect a plurality of independently controlled communication networks so that logical units (LUs) in the networks can communicate with one another without any changes to the network. The gateway includes a programmable device or devices which establish and monitor cross network sessions and for each formatted message, on the session, the programmable device changes the contents on the request unit (RU) and/or the transmission header (TH) fields so that data is delivered to a target LU. The changes include address translation within the TH field, and/or address and name translation within the RU field.

Title
Network interconnection without integration
Application Number
6/551449
Publication Number
4677588
Application Date
November 14, 1983
Publication Date
June 30, 1987
Inventor
Robert A Weingarten
Highland Mills
NY, US
Ellis L Miller
Raleigh
NC, US
Frederick E McGriff
Gechingen
DE
Matthew L Hess
Raleigh
NC, US
Royal C Hayward
Cary
NC, US
James P Gray
Chapel Hill
NC, US
Jay H Benjamin
Kingston
NY, US
Agent
Joscelyn G Cockburn
Assignee
International Business Machines
NY, US
IPC
G06F 13/00
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