Patents by Inventor Roger W. Forte

Roger W. Forte has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 5278955
    Abstract: A system and method is provided which allows users of an OSI mail handling system the advantage of communicating with users of other mail handling systems and utilizing the functionality associated with the OSI system. The functionality of a RFC-987 gateway is extended to provide, in addition to a straight conversion function, full OSI mail handling functions. A conventional mail handler is extended to allow for both OSI mail and conventional mail originating from a user of any mail system to be processed, thus providing a common interface for mail system users. Further, the sendmail component has now been enabled to recognize OSI addresses and route the associated messages to the appropriate destination. Mixed mode addressing has also been extended to include OSI type addresses in an address string that may contain components from several different networks, e.g. TCP/IP, UUCP.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 1990
    Date of Patent: January 11, 1994
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Roger W. Forte, Ellen J. Stokes