08001189 is referenced by 40 patents and cites 29 patents.

A routing protocol is provided for exchanging messages between an initial sender and an ultimate receiver, potentially via a set of intermediaries. The routing protocol provides an optional reverse message path that enables two-way message exchange patterns. The routing protocol can be expressed as a header entry within a message envelope, is independent of the underlying protocol, and can be generated at the application layer of a protocol stack. The routing protocol may allow each intermediary to process the message and dynamically alter the message path en route to the intended recipient.

Title
Routing of network messages
Application Number
10/270445
Publication Number
8001189 (B2)
Application Date
October 15, 2002
Publication Date
August 16, 2011
Inventor
Christopher Kaler
Sammamish
WA, US
Satish R Thatte
Redmond
WA, US
Andrew J Layman
Bellevue
WA, US
Mark H Lukovsky
Sammamish
WA, US
James M Lyon
Redmond
WA, US
Christian Huitema
Clyde Hill
WA, US
Alfred M Lee
Seattle
WA, US
Erik B Christensen
Seattle
WA, US
John P Shewchuk
Redmond
WA, US
Henrik F Nielsen
Seattle
WA, US
Agent
Shook Hardy & Bacon L
Assignee
Microsoft Corporation
WA, US
IPC
G06F 15/16
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