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Title: System and method for flexure based microstructural logic gates

A resettable mechanical logic circuit is disclosed which is formed as part of a material structure. The circuit makes use of a bistable element. The bistable element may have a characteristic of being stable in either one of first and second orientations, once moved past a midpoint between the first and second orientations.
Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1492806
Assignee:
Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (Livermore, CA) LLNL
Patent Number(s):
10,122,365
Application Number:
15/445,038
Contract Number:
AC52-07NA27344
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2017 Feb 28
Research Org:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING

Works referenced in this record:

Stable propagation of mechanical signals in soft media using stored elastic energy
journal, August 2016
  • Raney, Jordan R.; Nadkarni, Neel; Daraio, Chiara
  • Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Vol. 113, Issue 35, p. 9722-9727
  • DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1604838113