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Publication numberUS3587057 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 22, 1971
Filing dateJun 4, 1969
Priority dateJun 4, 1969
Also published asDE2010772A1
Publication numberUS 3587057 A, US 3587057A, US-A-3587057, US3587057 A, US3587057A
InventorsPhilip N Armstrong
Original AssigneePhilip N Armstrong
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Data sorting system
US 3587057 A
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United States Patent UN I Inventor Appl. No, Filed Patented DATA SORTING SYSTEM 14 Claims, 40 Drawing Figs.

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U.S. Classification707/752, 707/959, 707/999.7
International ClassificationG06F7/24, G08B27/00
Cooperative ClassificationG08B27/00, G06F7/24, Y10S707/959, Y10S707/99937, G06F2207/228
European ClassificationG08B27/00, G06F7/24