Patent Number: 6,338,081

Title: Message handling method, Message handling apparatus, and memory media forstoring a message handling apparatus controlling program

Abstract: The broker agent asks a facilitator agent to locate a service provideragent which is involved in its own job. The broker agent, upon receivingfrom a regular agent a message packet indicating a request for mediationof a job, analyzes the message packet to judge the outline of therequested job and applies certain conversion to the request message forsending it to the service provider agent which is relevant to the request.The broker agent receives a reply from the service provider agent andsends it to the regular agent after applying certain conversion.

Inventors: Furusawa; Osamu (Sagamihara, JP), Nakda; Akifumi (Kawasaki, JP), Suzuki; Toshihiro (Yokohama, JP), Tsuchitani; Hajime (Kamakura, JP)

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International Classification: H04L 12/24 (20060101); G06F 015/16 (); G06F 015/173 (); G06F 009/44 ()

Expiration Date: 01/08/2014