This is the generic class for electrical apparatus and corresponding methods for performing calculation operations.
SCOPE OF THE CLASS
(1) Note. This class is limited to electrical and calculating computer apparatus and corresponding methods wherein a calculation operation is performed on information carried by wave propagation (either electromagnetic or compressional waves) provided that input to and output from the apparatus is electrical. Note: where the apparatus performing the calculation operation is electrically responsive but the data is not presented to and output from the apparatus as electrical signals, classification is with the appropriate wave energy subject matter, as per one of the optical classes.
(2) Note. Significantly claimed apparatus external to this class, claimed in combination with apparatus under the class definition, which perform data processing or calculation operations are classified in the class appropriate to the external device unless specifically excluded therefrom.
(3) Note. Nominally claimed apparatus external to this class in combination with apparatus under the class definition is classified in this class unless provided for in the appropriate external class.
THIS CLASS IS STRUCTURED INTO THREE MAIN DIVISIONS:
A. Electrical Hybrid Calculating Computers
B. Electrical Digital Calculating Computers C. Electrical Analog Calculating Computers
REFERENCES TO OTHER CLASSES
SEE OR SEARCH CLASS
235, Registers, various subclasses for basic machines and associated indicating mechanisms for ascertaining the number of movements of various devices and machines, plus machines made from these basic machines alone (e.g., cash registers, voting machines)or in combination with various perfecting features, such as printers and recording means, as well as for various data bearing record controlled systems.
307, Electrical Transmission or Interconnection Systems, various subclasses for generic residual electrical transmission or interconnection systems and miscellaneous circuits.
326, Electronic Digital Logic Circuitry, various subclasses for digital logic devices.
327, Miscellaneous Active Electrical Nonlinear Devices, Circuit, and Systems, various subclasses for miscellaneous active device analog circuits.
340, Communications: Electrical, various subclasses for residual electrical communication systems.
341, Coded Data Generation or Conversion, various subclasses for electrical pulse and digital code converters.
345, Computer Graphics Processing, Operator Interface Processing, and Selective Visual Display Systems, various subclasses for the selective control of two or more light generating or light controlling display elements in accordance with a received image signal.
359, Optics: Systems (Including Communication) and Elements, 107+, for optical computing without diffraction and subclasses 237+ for optical modulators.
360, Dynamic Magnetic Information Storage or Retrieval, appropriate subclasses for record carriers and systems wherein information is stored and retrieved by interaction with a medium and there is relative motion between a medium and a transducer, for example, magnetic disk drive devices and control thereof, per se.
361, Electricity: Electrical Systems and Devices,
679+, for housing or mounting of electronic device or system which may provide keyboard or computer support.
364, Electrical Computers and Data Processing Systems,
130+, for data processing control systems, subclasses 400+ for particular application of electrical computers and data processing systems.
365, Static Information Storage and Retrieval, various
subclasses for addressable static singular storage elements or plural singular storage elements of the same type.
369, Dynamic Information Storage or Retrieval, various subclasses for record carriers and systems wherein information is stored and retrieved by interaction with a medium and there is relative motion between a medium and a transducer.
370, Multiplex Communications, various subclasses for generic multiplexing and demultiplexing systems.
375, Pulse or Digital Communications, various subclasses for generic pulse or digital communication systems.
377, Electrical Pulse Counters, Pulse Dividers, or Shift Registers: Circuits and Systems, various subclasses for generic circuits for pulse counting. 379, Telephonic Communications, various subclasses for two-way electrical communication of intelligible audio information of arbitrary content over a link including an electrical conductor.
382, Image Analysis, appropriate subclasses for operations performed on image data with the aim of measuring a characteristic of an image, detecting variations, detecting structures, or transforming the image data, and for procedures for analyzing and categorizing patterns present in image data.
395, Information Processing System Organization,
80+, for robot control, subclasses 101+ for static data presentation processing, and subclasses 500 and 527 for simulation, emulation, or compatability of system components.
701, Data Processing: Vehicles, Navigation, and Relative Location, appropriate subclasses for vehicular or navigational data processing.
702, Data Processing: Measuring, Calibrating, and Testing, appropriate subclasses for measuring or testing data processing.
704, Data Processing: Speech Signal Processing, Linguistics, Language Translation, and Audio Compression/Decompression for speech, language or audio compression/decompression processing.
705, Data Processing: Financial, Business Practice, Management, or Cost/Price Determination, appropriate subclasses for data processing related to business, finances, management, or cost/price determining.
706, Data Processing: Artificial Intelligence, appropriate
subclasses for processing of artificial intelligence.
707, Data Processing: Databases and File Management, Data Structures, and Document Processing appropriate subclasses for database structure, database/file management, or document processing.
709, Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems: Multiple Computer or Process Coordinating, appropriate subclasses for computers and digital processing related to plural computers or plural process coordinating. 710, Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems: Input/Output, appropriate subclasses for input/output processing (e.g., bus processing) in a computer or digital data processing system.
711, Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems: Memory, appropriate subclasses for storage accessing, control, or addressing in a computer or digital processing system.
712, Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems: Processing Architectures and Instruction Processing (e.g., Processors), appropriate subclasses for computer or digital processing system architecture or instruction processing.
713, Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems: Support, appropriate subclasses for computer or digital processing system support ( e.g., security, power supply, and timing, etc. )
714, Error Detection/Correction and Fault Detection/Recovery, appropriate subclasses for error or fault detection or compensation in a computer or digital processing system.
Arithmetic or some limited logic operations performed upon or with signals representing numbers or values. These include arithmetic and related logic operations. A related logic operation is one that is associated with arithmetic computations.
DISCRETE ELECTRICAL SIGNAL
Discontinuous signals which can assume only a finite number of states.
Symbols that represent a specific quantity or amount of units.