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Publication numberUS3597742 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateAug 3, 1971
Filing dateSep 20, 1968
Priority dateSep 20, 1968
Publication numberUS 3597742 A, US 3597742A, US-A-3597742, US3597742 A, US3597742A
InventorsLouis E Philipps, Eugene A Stanis
Original AssigneeMedelco Inc
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Data handling system
US 3597742 A
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U.S. Classification235/375
International ClassificationG06F19/00, G06F17/40, G06Q10/00
Cooperative ClassificationG06F19/322, G06F19/3406, G06Q10/087, G06F19/327, G06F17/40
European ClassificationG06F19/32G, G06F19/32C, G06Q10/087, G06F17/40