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Fluid Matrix

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000096537D
Original Publication Date: 1963-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-07
Document File: 2 page(s) / 34K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Mitchell, AE: AUTHOR

Abstract

Each cell of the fluid matrix has a passive element 11 connected to an active element 12. If fluid is supplied only to the upper input lead 13 of the passive element, it passes straight through and enters the lower output lead 14. Conversely, fluid supplied only to the lower input lead 15 enters the upper output lead 16. If fluid is supplied simultaneously to both input leads 13 and 15, fluid interaction takes place and the fluid enters output lead 17, indicating coincidence.

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Fluid Matrix

Each cell of the fluid matrix has a passive element 11 connected to an active element 12. If fluid is supplied only to the upper input lead 13 of the passive element, it passes straight through and enters the lower output lead 14. Conversely, fluid supplied only to the lower input lead 15 enters the upper output lead 16. If fluid is supplied simultaneously to both input leads 13 and 15, fluid interaction takes place and the fluid enters output lead 17, indicating coincidence.

Leads 14 and 16 are connected to control ports 18 and 19 of active element
12. In its rest position, main jet stream 20 enters output lead 21. Activation of control port 18 deflects the jet stream upward to output lead 22 and of control port 19 deflects the stream downward to output lead 23. Adjacent cells are connected from output lead 22 to input lead 13 (columns), and from output lead 23 to input lead 15 (rows). Since fluid flow can never occur simultaneously in both leads 22 and 23, their crossing can be in the same plane.

To select a matrix cell one column and one row signal are applied simultaneously. These signals propagate along the selected column and row by switching all jet streams 20 downward or upward, respectively. At the selected cell the interacting fluid enters output lead 17, the jet stream 20 remains in its rest position, and signal propagation stops.

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