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Fluid Operated Flip Flop

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000095413D
Original Publication Date: 1964-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-07
Document File: 2 page(s) / 40K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Mitchell, AE: AUTHOR

Abstract

The flip flop has a fluid amplifier which is supplied with fluid pulses P through the main nozzle. Successive pulses are alternately switched from the upper to the lower output duct by passive internal controls. These comprise as energy storage devices two capacitors. They can be separated by either a flexible membrane with incompressible fluid or a fixed partition with compressible fluid. The capacitors and the associated resistors are adjusted to the pulse frequency.

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Fluid Operated Flip Flop

The flip flop has a fluid amplifier which is supplied with fluid pulses P through the main nozzle. Successive pulses are alternately switched from the upper to the lower output duct by passive internal controls. These comprise as energy storage devices two capacitors. They can be separated by either a flexible membrane with incompressible fluid or a fixed partition with compressible fluid. The capacitors and the associated resistors are adjusted to the pulse frequency.

If a pulse jet attaches to the upper side wall, it exhausts through output duct D1 and capacitor C1 is loaded via resistor channel R1. R1. When the pulse ceases, capacitor C1 discharges, setting up a counterclockwise vortex in the fluid chamber adjoining the main nozzle.

The next pulse is thus biased downwardly, attaches to the lower side wall, and exhausts through output duct D2. Capacitor C2 is now loaded via resistor channel R2. The process repeats in an analogous manner.

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