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Publication numberUS3651480 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 21, 1972
Filing dateNov 24, 1967
Priority dateDec 31, 1963
Publication numberUS 3651480 A, US 3651480A, US-A-3651480, US3651480 A, US3651480A
InventorsRandall W Downing, John S Nowak, Frank F Taylor, Werner Ulrich
Original AssigneeBell Telephone Labor Inc
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Program controlled data processing system
US 3651480 A
Abstract
A program controlled data processor system which employs functionally equivalent first and second control units on a mutually exclusive basis to control an input-output system. The processor system comprises a plurality of independent memory units and communication between the control means and the independent memory units is by way of communication paths which may be selectively associated with any of the memory units and with either of the control means. The processor arrangement includes means for insuring that the two control means simultaneously carry out identical work functions.
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United States Patent Downing et al.

[ Mar. 21, 1972 [54] PROGRAM CONTROLLED DATA PROCESSING SYSTEM [72] Inventors: Randall W. Downing; John S. Nowak, both of Wheaton; Frank F. Taylor, West Chicago; Werner Ulrich, Glen Ellyn, all of Ill.

[73] Assignee: Bell Telephone Laboratories, Incorporated,

New York, NY.

[22] Filed: Nov. 24, 1967 [2]] Appl. No.: 685,636

Related US. Application Data [62] Division ot'Ser. No. 334,875, Dec. 31, I963.

[52] [1.8. CI. ..340/l72.5 [5 1] Int. Cl. A ...G06i /16 [58] Field ofSearch ..340/l72.5; 235/157 [56] References Cited UNITED STATES PATENTS 3,303,474 2/1967 Moore et al. ...34O/l 72 5 3,253,262 5/1966 Wilenitz et al ..340ll72.5 3,25 l ,040 5/l966 Burkholder et al. ..340/l 72,5 3,263,2l9 7/l 966 Brun et al. ..340/l 72.5

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Classifications
U.S. Classification714/6.1, 714/48, 714/E11.63, 713/502, 714/12
International ClassificationH04Q3/545, G06F11/16
Cooperative ClassificationG06F11/1633, H04Q3/5455, G06F11/1654, G06F11/165, H04Q3/54591, G06F2201/845
European ClassificationH04Q3/545T2, H04Q3/545M1, G06F11/16C8, G06F11/16C2, G06F11/16C12