05329619 is referenced by 503 patents and cites 8 patents.

An object interface is disclosed that supports three modes of inter-object communication--message processing (store and forward), conversational communication, and remote procedure call. A service broker manages service requests from, and responsive services provided by, a plurality of clients and servers, respectively, which may reside on different hardware platforms and operating systems and may be connected to computer networks having different network architectures and associated communications protocols. The broker manages the service offerings from servers and service requests from clients, and clients and servers communicate and exchange information with one another via the broker. The service broker includes different application programming interfaces for allowing participants to access the functionality of the service broker.

Title
Cooperative processing interface and communication broker for heterogeneous computing environments
Application Number
7/969722
Publication Number
5329619
Application Date
October 30, 1992
Publication Date
July 12, 1994
Inventor
Omid Ejtemai Jandaghi
Darmstadt
DE
Terence G Kennedy
Darmstadt
DE
Ruediger Warns
Alsbach
DE
Peter Page
Darmstadt
DE
Agent
Howrey & Simon
Assignee
Software
DE
IPC
H04J 3/12
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