05790553 is referenced by 90 patents and cites 9 patents.

An improvement in the Open Systems Interconnection model in which Service Access Points can be established directly between peer entities in the same layer of a protocol stack. This direct seamless peer-to-peer communication is vastly superior to the use of a higher level relay function to set up and manage the communication path. In particular, setup messages are exchanged between the peer entities and a higher layer to create the Service Access Point between the peer entities. The setup and management capabilities are contained in each of the peer entities and hence no relay function is required after the peer Service Access Point, substantially speeding up the communication and reducing the management overhead.

Title
Seamless peer-to-peer communications in a layered communications architecture
Application Number
932424
Publication Number
5790553
Application Date
October 4, 1995
Publication Date
August 4, 1998
Inventor
C Eric Williford
Research Triangle Park
NC, US
Charles Pierre Rheinart
Tourrettes-sur-Loup
FR
James Harold Ragsdale
Raleigh
NC, US
R John Potok
Cary
NC, US
Jeffrey James Lynch
Apex
NC, US
Vicki Gentry Horton
Rougemont
NC, US
David James Franse
Efland
NC, US
George Allen Deaton Jr
Raleigh
NC, US
Agent
Jerry W Herndon
Assignee
International Business Machines
NY, US
IPC
G06F 13/00
H04J 3/24
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