06728268 is referenced by 13 patents.

The present invention includes a system and method to implement Internet Protocol (IP) hosts on an application specific bus without disrupting the application specific bus. In one embodiment, an IP host determines the application specific bus address of a remote device, the remote device having an IP address in addition to the application specific bus address. The IP host formats a message conforming to the application specific bus, the message containing IP data and message identifiers. The IP host transmits the message on the application specific bus. In addition, the IP host negotiates for network access on the application specific bus. A destination IP host receives the message based upon the application specific bus address of the destination IP host and authenticates the message as an IP messages based upon the message identifiers. In addition, the destination IP host extracts the IP data from the message and processes the IP data by a conventional IP network processing protocol.

Title
Method and system to connect internet protocol hosts via an application specific bus
Application Number
9/338316
Publication Number
6728268 (B1)
Application Date
June 22, 1999
Publication Date
April 27, 2004
Inventor
David G Bird
Greensboro
NC, US
Agent
Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman
US
Assignee
Trimble Navigation
CA, US
IPC
H04J 3/24
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