Resources Contact Us Home
Browse by: INVENTOR PATENT HOLDER PATENT NUMBER DATE
 
 
System and table-based method for converting binary floating-point numbers to a decimal representation










Image Number 2 for United States Patent #5796641.

An improved system for converting a binary floating-point number to a decimal representation within a table-based computer is disclosed. In accordance with a preferred embodiment of the present invention, a computer system is provided which includes a first table and a second table. Both of the tables have several entry locations, and each of these entry locations contains a number. The computer system also has an extraction routine for extracting a first index into the first table from a binary floating-point number, an acquiring routine for obtaining a second index into the second table from the number contained within an entry location of the first table referenced by the first index, and an identifying routine for identifying a selected entry location of the second table. Such identification can be performed either by utilizing the second index or by utilizing a decremented second index when a number contained within an initial entry location of the second table referenced by the second index is greater than the binary floating-point number. In addition, the computer system also includes a display for displaying a most significant digit of a number contained within the selected entry location of the second table. Finally, the computer system includes a subtraction routine for subtracting the number contained within the selected entry location of the second table from the binary floating-point number, and a detection routine for detecting whether the binary floating-point number is equal to zero.








 
 
  Recently Added Patents
Telephone line seizure module
Login security with short messaging
Systems, devices, methods, and compositions including fluidized x-ray shielding compositions
Electronic communication device
State detection device, electronic apparatus, measurement system and program
High frequency vertical spring probe
Authentication method
  Randomly Featured Patents
Latch actuating door handles
Remote transmitting fenceline monitoring apparatus
Polyvinyl chloride molding composition, a process for its production, and its use
Immunoassay device with improved sample closure
Multi-function switch unit and function indicating method of the same
Sound attenuation building material and system
Information processing apparatus and method, and program storage medium
Polyfluoroallyloxy compounds, their preparation and copolymers therefrom
High-performance anode plate for a directly cooled rotary piston x-ray tube
Out-of-band change detection