US PATENT SUBCLASS 712 / 207
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ELECTRICAL COMPUTERS AND DIGITAL PROCESSING SYSTEMS: PROCESSING ARCHITECTURES AND INSTURCTION PROCESSING (E.G., PROCESSORS)
(under subclass 205) Subject matter including fetching of a given instruction or variable before it is utilized.
(1) Note. This subclass provides for advance fetching of instruction data. pipelining is classified elsewhere. Memory access
(2) Note. This subclass is for the fetching of instruction data. Generating of addresses for implementing a prefetch is classified elsewhere.
(3) Note. Prefetching for branch target addressing is classified elsewhere.
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237, for branch target instruction addressing.
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711, Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems: Memory, 169, for memory access pipelining, and subclass 213 for formation or generation of prefetch addresses.