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Fluid Translator

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000094646D
Original Publication Date: 1965-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-06
Document File: 2 page(s) / 90K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Voit, F: AUTHOR

Abstract

Fluid devices using coded tapes are employed to translate input signals in a first code to output movements in a second code.

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Fluid Translator

Fluid devices using coded tapes are employed to translate input signals in a first code to output movements in a second code.

Three actuators such as solenoids 10...12, are responsive to a source 13 of coded input signals and are operatively connected to the ends of coded input tapes 14...16. Each tape is formed from a thin strip of plastic or metal material and has a number of coding and valving apertures 17 and 18. These apertures are positioned in the tapes in accordance with the code scheme employed in connection with the input signals. The arrangement is such that a conduit corresponding to an input signal and extending through the input tapes is completed when the solenoids are actuated by the input signal to move the tapes.

Also there are three coded output tapes 20...22. Each output tape has a plurality of sensing apertures 23 and slots 24 formed in accordance with desired code of the output movements. Solenoids 25 are connected to the output tapes and are actuated at certain times to apply moving forces. A spring 26 is associated with each input and output tape to return it to its initial position after movement by the associated solenoid.

The groups of input tapes 14...16 and output tapes 20...22 are disposed in overlying spaced relation in housing 27. Extending between the groups of input and output tapes is a plurality of vertically extending and longitudinally spaced sensing passageways 28. Received in each passageway is a sensing plunger
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An input signal to be translated actuates the solenoids 10...12 to move one or more of input tapes 14...16. A conduit corresponding to the input signa...