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Publication numberUS3784983 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJan 8, 1974
Filing dateMar 31, 1952
Priority dateMar 31, 1952
Also published asDE1193707B
Publication numberUS 3784983 A, US 3784983A, US-A-3784983, US3784983 A, US3784983A
InventorsJ Eckert, R Shaw, J Weiner, H Welsh
Original AssigneeSperry Rand Corp
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Information handling system
US 3784983 A
Abstract
1. In an information handling system wherein information is represented by electrical impulse trains having the same number of impulse positions in each train, each train representing an item of information and containing impulses which are present and absent in and from said positions in a coded arrangement which varies with the item of information represented by each train, an information transfer network, means to supply impulse trains to the input to said transfer network, and checking means coupled to said transfer network, said checking means including a first counter means indicating the count of the individual trains supplied to said network, a second counter means responsive to the indIvidual impulses contained within the trains supplied to said network, and means for periodically indicating when said first and second counter means do or do not tally.
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Eckert, Jr. et al. 1 1 Jan. 8, 1974 1 INFORMATION HANDLING SYSTEM 2,552,629 5/1951 Hamming et a1. 177 353 [75] Inventors: John Presper Eckert, Jr., Gladwyne; James R. Wemer, Philadelphia, both 2 539 043 U195] Vemeaux 35 of a; Robert Show. Brooklyn, 2,641,696 1/1953 Woolard 235/61 NY; Herbert Frazer Welsh, 2,539,623 l/l951 Heising 235/92 Philadelphia, Pa. 2,570,716 /1951 Rochester. /155 2,609,143 9/1952 Stihitz 235/61 [73] Assigneec Sperry Rand Corp., New York,

NY. FOREIGN PATENTS OR APPLICATIONS 964,113 1/1950 France 1, 235/92 [22] 1952 975,941 10/1950 France 235/92 121] P19917951 OTHER PUBLICATIONS 24 Digit Parallel Computer With Magnetic Drum [521 US. Cl 340/1725, 235/153, 235/616 Memory," 1949 [51] Int. Cl. G061 15/00 Proc. of a Symposium of Large Scale Digital Calcu- [58] Field of Search 340/1725, 347; lating Machinery," 1948 235/157, 61.6, 61.7, 153 "Proc. of the Natl Electronics Cont." Mar 17, 1948 The EDSAC Mathematical Tables and Other Aids to 1 1 Rel'el'fllctls Cited Communication (MT/AC)" 1950 UNITED STATES PATENTS A Functional Description of the EdVac, Nov. 1, 2,528,101 10/1950 Williams 235/61 1949 2 533 53 1 195 wm 23 How an Electronic Brain Works" Radio Electric 2,589,465 3/1952 Weiner i i 235/61 Magaz. July, 51 .1 12/1952 Van Duurefl /2 -1 The Binac, Proceedings of the I R.E,.1an. 1952 29357052 4/1953 Bloch 4 235/61 Computing Instruments and Machines" by D. R. 2,639,859 5/1953 Serel1,.... 235/61 Hartree 2,659,072 11/1953 Coales 235/6] 2.6.71.6 1 3/1954 vibbard 235,6] Hlgh Speed Computing Devices McGraw-H1ll Book 2,672,283 3/1954 Havens 1 235 61 728-50 2 095 2 955 stibitzm 235/6] Proc. of the Inst. of Elec. Engrs." Feb, 1951 2,726,038 12/1955 Ergen 1 235/61 Mathematical Tables and Other Aids to Communica- 2,652,196 9/1953 Sterling 235/61 [1011" 4, 1950 2,735,005 2/1956 Steele 235/92 21737342 3/1956 235/6' Primary Examiner-Paul .1. Henon 52:21:31: ttorney-Charles c. English and William Grobman 2,810,516 10/1957 Toothill e! 111... .1 235/157 2,313,238 3 1943 HOICOmb 178/52 EXEMPLARY CLAIM 5 3/1944 Kolmfi 5/ I. In an information handling system wherein informa- 23358970 11/1953 tion is represented by electrical impulse trains having 2,682,574 6/1954 Canfora 178/50 the same number of impulse positions in each train g g 'g each train representing an item of information and 9/1952 235/6] containing impulses which are present and absent in 2'6l5l27 0/1952 Edwards H 235,6] and from said positions in a coded arrangement which 2,750,532 6 1956 Samuel 235/61 varies with the item of information represented y 2,617,704 11 1952 Mallina 235/61 h train. n information transfer network. means to 2,657,856 11/1953 Edwards 235/ supply impulse trains to the input to said transfer net- .75 9/1956 wright I 0/ work, and checking means coupled to said transfer 21418928 4/1947 Gemme|m- 178/531 network, said checking means including a first counter 2'544l26 3/1951 Baldwin 235,6 means indicating the count of the individual trains 2,777,635 1/1957 Tootlll et a1. 2351157 pp to Said network a Second counter means 6,558,447 6/1951 MacSar1ey.... 235/92 r 2.604262 7/1952 Phelps n 235,61 sponsive to the mdividual impulses contained w1th1n 2,7962; 6,1957 Tomi" at n 235" the trams supplied to said network, and means for pe- 2,623,115 1211952 Woods-Hill 235/61 riodically indicating when Said first and Second 2,623,171 12/1952 w00dS-Hi11 11 235 61 counter means o or do not tally. 2,652,554 9/ I 953 Williams et a1 i 235f k 2.671,607 3/ 1954 Williams et a1 235/172 43 Claims, 303 Drawing Figures PATENTEUJAN 8:914 3.784.983 SHEEI OIUF 263 IN V EN TOR! J. PRESPER ECKERT, JR

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Classifications
U.S. Classification714/806, 714/818, 714/809
International ClassificationG06F13/12, G06F15/78
Cooperative ClassificationG06F15/78, G06F13/12
European ClassificationG06F15/78, G06F13/12
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