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HYBRID COMPUTING ARRANGEMENTS (optical hybrid computing devices G06E 3/00; { fuzzy computing G06N 7/02} ; neural networks for image data processing G06T; analog/digital conversion, in general H03M 1/00)
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

A "hybrid computing arrangement" is an arrangement in which part of the computation is digital and part is analogue.

References relevant to classification in this subclass
This subclass/group does not cover:
Analogue electronic computers
Analogue/digital conversion, in general
Combination of a digital computer and an analogue computer
Computer systems based on specific computational models
Digitally-programmed analogue computers
Electronic digital computers
Fuzzy computing
Hybrid optical computing devices
Neural networks for image data processing
Optical hybrid computing devices
Quantum computers
Hybrid computing arrangements (digitally-programmed analogue computers G06G 7/06)
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Combination of digital and analogue computation technologies or methods in a single machine.

Special rules of classification within this group

This is now considered obsolete technology and hardly receives new patent applications.

Systems for conjoint operation of complete digital and complete analogue computers
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Combination of a separate digital computer and a separate analogue computer in order to perform a computation.

References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Analogue electronic computers
Combination of a digital computer and an analogue computer
Electronic digital computers
Hybrid optical computing devices
Quantum computers
Special rules of classification within this group

This is now considered obsolete technology and hardly receives new patent applications.

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Last Modified: 10/11/2013