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Woodrum Luther J: Directory searching method and means. International Business Machines Corporation, Goldman Bernard M, October 28, 1975: US3916387 (56 worldwide citation)

An electrical method, and machine apparatus using that method, to efficiently locate objects through an electrical directory entity contained in the machine. An electrical identifier signal for an object is applied to the machine to cause it to automatically follow a connected path in the directory ...


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Davis Stephen A, Dougherty Keith H, Levit Alan D, Hendrickson Thomas A, Sanderson Kenneth R: Apparatus for processing music as data. International Business Machines Corporation, Goldman Bernard M, December 16, 1975: US3926088 (23 worldwide citation)

A musical instrument such as an organ with a keyboard is attached to a data processing system. The interface between the instrument and the computer includes means for converting electrical signals produced by depressing the keys on the instrument to data in a format suitable for processing. The mus ...


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Lawlor Francis Daniel: System for improving the reliability of systems using dirty memories. International Business Machines Corporation, Goldman Bernard M, March 26, 1974: US3800294 (22 worldwide citation)

Enables any 'dirty' hardware portion of main memory (i.e. 'dirty' means causing correctable errors) in a computer system to be used for operations which read its contained data or program, as long as the content of the portion is not changed and an I/O copy of the identical content exists. The 'dirt ...


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Davis Stephen A, Hendrickson Thomas A: Apparatus for attaching a musical instrument to a computer. International Business Machines Corporation, Goldman Bernard M, October 28, 1975: US3915047 (16 worldwide citation)

A musical instrument such as an organ with a keyboard is attached to a data processing system. The musical instrument is provided with a mechanism such as a foot pedal which can be actuated by the artist to provide rhythm timing to the computer. Means are provided for scanning the keyboard and foot ...


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Woodrum Luther Jay: Minimal redundancy decoding method and means. International Business Machines Corporation, Goldman Bernard M, September 10, 1974: US3835467 (10 worldwide citation)

Electronically decoding variable length minimal redundancy binary input codes into characters in a character set. Code flexibility is provided by easily supporting (1) different transmitted codes for the same outputted character set, and (2) the same transmitted code for different output character s ...


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Woodrum Luther Jay: Minimal redundancy encoding method and means. International Business Machines Corporation, Goldman Bernard M, November 18, 1975: US3921143 (5 worldwide citation)

Generating electric signals representing a minimal-redundancy encoded variable-length output character from each received input character. A sequentially scanable device T has its bit positions set with a sequence of electric signals derived from a left list scan of a binary tree representing the mi ...


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Woodrum Luther J: Odd/even boundary address alignment system. International Business Machines Corporation, Goldman Bernard M, November 18, 1975: US3921144 (2 worldwide citation)

Computer handling a binary representation of an index for an entry in a computer table to determine if the index is an odd or even multiple of the number of addressable units (i.e. bytes, characters, or words) in the length of an entry in the table. A mask field is generated and used in making the o ...