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Bidirectional Fluid Matrix Element

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000095111D
Original Publication Date: 1965-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-07
Document File: 2 page(s) / 73K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Muller, HR: AUTHOR

Abstract

The jet amplifier in which a power jet of fluid is deflected by a transverse control jet into one of several outlet ducts is an element for use in computer logic applications. The apparatus shows a matrix which exploits the jet amplifier principle. Such achieves a unique output in one out of sixteen possible output ducts with combinations of positive and negative controls applied to the coordinates of a two-by-two matrix.

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Bidirectional Fluid Matrix Element

The jet amplifier in which a power jet of fluid is deflected by a transverse control jet into one of several outlet ducts is an element for use in computer logic applications. The apparatus shows a matrix which exploits the jet amplifier principle. Such achieves a unique output in one out of sixteen possible output ducts with combinations of positive and negative controls applied to the coordinates of a two-by-two matrix.

The cross-sectioned areas represent elevated lands. These are normally capped by a cover plate to define fluid channels. The latter are shown as white areas. The fluid power jets are selectively injected into ducts 1... 4, and, in the absence of control jet flow into any of control ducts 6... 9, flows undeflected out of the corresponding opposite duct. If fluid is injected into one of the control ducts, the power stream is deflected into one of the outlet ducts in accordance with the following table where F denotes fluid injection.

Analyzing only one of the now reactions of the table suffices to illustrate the action. When the power jet flows into duct 1, it passes out of duct 2 if no control is applied. This is because the successive throats through the fluid flows are configured so that the jet flow is monostable. That is, it flows preferentially through the central channel in the absence of a control. If control fluid enters duct 6, it imparts its transverse momentum to the power jet to deflect it into the o...