07940754 cites 21 patents.

A system is disclosed for communicating with a plurality of network processors, one or more of the processors having a different operating environment, includes receiving an application programming interface (API) call from a user application, the API call including a call address identifying one or more of the network processors; and accessing a memory that identifies an appropriate form for the API call for each operating environment implemented by each network processor identified by the call address; and building one or more messages including the appropriate form for the API call for the operating environment of each of the network processors to receive any particular message.

Title
Message formation and distribution in heterogeneous networks
Application Number
12/48528
Publication Number
7940754 (B2)
Application Date
March 14, 2008
Publication Date
May 10, 2011
Inventor
Colin Beaton Verrilli
Apex
NC, US
Mathieu Michel Girard
Tourrettes sur Loup
FR
Alain Albert Dorel
la Gaude
FR
Philippe Damon
Raleigh
NC, US
Claude Basso
Raleigh
NC, US
Agent
Jennifer R Davis
Yee & Associates P C
Assignee
International Business Machines Corporation
NY, US
IPC
H04Q 11/00
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