Document stream operating system

DC CAFC
  • US 6,006,227 A
  • Filed: 06/28/1996
  • Issued: 12/21/1999
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/28/1996
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A computer system which organizes each data unit received by or generated by the computer system, comprising:

  • means for generating a main stream of data units and at least one substream, the main stream for receiving each data unit received by or generated by the computer system, and each substream for containing data units only from the main stream;

    means for receiving data units from other computer systems;

    means for generating data units by the computer system;

    means for selecting a timestamp to identify each data unit;

    means for associating each data unit with at least one chronological indicator having the respective timestamp;

    means for including each data unit according to the timestamp in the respective chronological indicator in the main stream; and

    means for maintaining the main stream and the substreams as persistent streams.

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