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Binary Information Transferring Device

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000096681D
Original Publication Date: 1963-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-07
Document File: 2 page(s) / 52K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Muller, HR: AUTHOR

Abstract

The drawing shows a shift register arrangement of a fluid, data transfer device. The device, which is engraved on a single plate, consists of main cell X and auxiliary cell Y. Each cell contains one bistable element B and two monostable elements M and M'. Multi stage devices are obtained by stacking several plates.

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Binary Information Transferring Device

The drawing shows a shift register arrangement of a fluid, data transfer device. The device, which is engraved on a single plate, consists of main cell X and auxiliary cell Y. Each cell contains one bistable element B and two monostable elements M and M'. Multi stage devices are obtained by stacking several plates.

In operation, continuous jets are fed through inlets 11 and 12 to bistable elements Bx and By. The jet from inlet 11 is caused to flow through channel 14 into stable channel 16 of element Mx, if a 1 input is applied to inlet 18 or to channel 20. Similarly, the jet from inlet 11 is caused to flow through channel 22 and stable channel 24 of element M'x, if an input is applied to 0 input inlet 26 or to 0 input channel 28. Fluid flow in channel 16, signifying that bistable element Bx is in its 1 condition, causes the jet out of inlet 12 to flow through channel 30 and through stable output channel 32 of element M'y.

Fluid flow from channel 24, signifying that element Bx is in its 0 condition, causes the jet from inlet 12 to be diverted through channel 34 and through stable output channel 36 of element My. Once a flow is established from inlet 11 through a channel 14 or 22, it remains in that channel until switched to the opposite channel by a fluid pulse from inlet 18 or 26 or from channel 20 or 28. Similarly, a fluid flow in channel 30 or 34 from inlet 12 remains in that channel until switched to the opposite channel....