05768525 is referenced by 145 patents and cites 13 patents.

A method for efficiently setting up a data transmission session over a communication channel between a local endpoint application and a network endpoint application with a proxy engine in a manner that is transparent to the user. The proxy engine is placed in simultaneous communication sessions with the local endpoint application and the network endpoint application. The proxy engine determines the network control protocols that are supported by both the network endpoint application and the local endpoint application. The proxy engine enables the network control protocols that are supported by both the network endpoint application and the local endpoint application. Optionally, the proxy engine enables data compression techniques that are supported by both the network endpoint application and the proxy engine. After the network control protocols and data compression techniques (if desired) are enabled, the proxy engine transmits data between the local endpoint application and the network endpoint application over the communication channel.

Title
Transparent support of protocol and data compression features for data communication
Application Number
525385
Publication Number
5768525
Application Date
April 25, 1997
Publication Date
June 16, 1998
Inventor
Douglas F Ortega
Laytonsville
MD, US
Joseph D Kralowetz
Germantown
MD, US
Agent
McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff
Assignee
U S Robotics
IL, US
IPC
G06F 13/38
G06F 15/16
H04L 9/32
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