05163045 is referenced by 65 patents and cites 7 patents.

A communications system that is arranged to transport so-called connection oriented messages via respective virtual circuit connections is enhanced so that it also transports so-called connectionless messages via a predefined virtual circuit connection that is common among those data modules which participate in the connectionless message service. In particular, each module which participates in the connectionless message service is assigned, in addition to a primary address that is used in conjunction with associated channels numbers to transport respective connection oriented messages, a common address and a channel number that is used solely for transporting connectionless messages. In this way, the communications system processes connectionless messages as though they were connection oriented messages.

Title
Communications network arranged to transport connection oriented and connectionless messages
Application Number
7/591182
Publication Number
5163045
Application Date
October 1, 1990
Publication Date
November 10, 1992
Inventor
Harvey Rubin
Morristown
NJ, US
Ronald C Roposh
Flemington
NJ, US
Bruce E Caram
Branchburg
NJ, US
Agent
F B Luludis
Assignee
AT&T Bell Laboratories
NJ, US
IPC
H04Q 11/04
H04J 3/24
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