Another ‘Magic’ Compression Patent: Claims 1.28GB on a Floppy
The patent describes “An “Frequency-Time Based Data Compression Method” supporting the compression, encryption, decompression, and decryption and persistence of many binary digits through frequencies where each frequency represents many bits.”
The patent claims A new digit data compression method providing the means to transport parallel digital data over a serial medium and providing the means of storing parallel data on a serial storage media.
And mentions “Enhanced Quality of Life”, “Energy Savings” and “Counter Terrorism” as some of its applications.
Don’t be surprised if you can’t understand how and what it does or even what it claims, I couldn’t do that either :-)
The real fun is in their press release. Here are some interesting excerpts:
It can be applied to data storage as well (imagine a floppy disk that can store 1.28 GigaBytes of data) or when applied to a 32 bit computer buss effectively creating a 32,000 bit computer buss.
“This invention is expected to significantly change the way we use computers in the future. We will no longer be constrained by the box; i.e. the number of slots in the computer backplane). The network becomes the computer backplane. The total computing power available is the sum of the parts of all computers on the network,” noted Jeff Fries, Vice President - Pegasus Web Services Inc.
And as expected, company doesn’t plans to build any products but only license the technology. What a surprise!!! Duh!