Data tree structure and maintenance method
US T916004 I4
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A DEFENSIVE PUBLICATION UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE Published at the request of the applicant or owner in accordance with the Notice of Dec. 16, 1969, 869 0.6. 687. The abstracts of Defensive Publication applications are identified by distinctly numbered series and are arranged chronologically. The heading of each abstract indicates the number of pages of specification, including claims and sheets of drawings contained in the application as originally filed. The files of these applications are available to the public for inspection and reproduction may be purchased for 30 cents a sheet.
Defensive Publication applications have not been examined as to the merits of alleged invention. The Patent Oifice makes no assertion as to the novelty of the disclosed subject matter.
PUBLISHED NOVEMBER 27, 1973 mmwm A 2 log binary tree data set structure where the null height of the nodes in any path is non-increasing, and where in any path there are not more than two nodes at the same null height. Also, the method for adding to and deleting nodes from a 2 log binary tree so that the resulting structure is also a 2 log tree.
NEW. 27, 1973 v I w CONNER A T9l6,004
DATA TREE STRUCTURE AND MAINTENANCE METHOD Original Filed Dec. 27, 1971 4 Sheets-Sheet Y 21 31 4Y 51 61 ADDRESS KEY L LINK R LINK HT H ROOT A KEY =E KEY Y W 2s 55 45 55 65 ADDRESS KEY LLINK RLlNK HT ADDRESS KEY LLINK RLINK HT =AKEY =A =\NULL =NULL =E KEY =E =CKEY =EKEY =Y 44 /Y ADDRESS KEY LLYNK RLINK HT ADDRESS KEY LLINK RLINK HT '=cKEY =c =NULL =DKEY =FKEY =F =NULL =.NULL =0 45 e 1 ADDRESS KEY L LINK R LINK HT =DKEY =0 =NULL =NULL =0' FIG. 1A
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Nov. 27, 1973 w. M. CONNER M T9169 DATA TREE STRUCTURE AND MAINTENANCE METHOD Original Filed Dec. 27, 1971 I 4 Sheets-Sheet 2 P+R L|NK(P) M L|NK(P) EXIT: FIG. 5
START l P+ ROOT YES T -EMPTY STEP 2 PUSH P 0mm P+L L!NK(P) P+RLINK(P) Nov. 27, 1973 Original Filed Dec. 27, 1971 W. M. CONNER ll DATA TREE STRUCTURE AND MAINTENANCE METHOD STEPT STEP?) YES RLINK(N)+S P+DEEPEST HT H NODE INT 4 Sheets-Sheet 3 R LINK(P) LLINK(Q) SWAP 0&N
Nov. 21, 1973 v w. M. CONNER u T916,004
DATA TREE STRUCTURE AND MAINTENANCE METHOD Original Filed Deo. 2'7, 1971 4 Sheets-Sheet STEP 2 FIG. 8
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