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Title: Systems for mechanical logic based on additively manufacturable micro-mechanical logic gates

Abstract

The present disclosure is directed to various mechanical logic gates. In one example a mechanical logic NOT gate system is formed which has a first pair of bi-stable buckling structures each being operatively connected at a first connection point thereof to one another, and also to a first rigid structure at second connection points, the first rigid structure being held stationary. A second pair of bi-stable buckling flexures is each operatively connected at first connection points thereof to each other and at second connection points thereof to a second rigid structure being held stationary. An output element is coupled a first one of each of the first and second pairs of bi-stable buckling structures. An input element is coupled to a second one of each of the first and second pairs of bi-stable buckling structures. The output element moves from a logic 1 position to a logic 0 position in response to movement of the input element from a logic 0 position to a logic 1 positions, respectively.

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Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1650997
Patent Number(s):
10678293
Application Number:
16/178,690
Assignee:
Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (Livermore, CA); The Regents of the University of California (Oakland, CA)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
H - ELECTRICITY H03 - BASIC ELECTRONIC CIRCUITRY H03K - PULSE TECHNIQUE
G - PHYSICS G06 - COMPUTING G06C - DIGITAL COMPUTERS IN WHICH ALL THE COMPUTATION IS EFFECTED MECHANICALLY
DOE Contract Number:  
AC52-07NA27344
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 11/02/2018
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Pascall, Andrew, Mancini, Julie, Panas, Robert Matthew, Song, Yuanping, and Hopkins, Jonathan. Systems for mechanical logic based on additively manufacturable micro-mechanical logic gates. United States: N. p., 2020. Web.
Pascall, Andrew, Mancini, Julie, Panas, Robert Matthew, Song, Yuanping, & Hopkins, Jonathan. Systems for mechanical logic based on additively manufacturable micro-mechanical logic gates. United States.
Pascall, Andrew, Mancini, Julie, Panas, Robert Matthew, Song, Yuanping, and Hopkins, Jonathan. Tue . "Systems for mechanical logic based on additively manufacturable micro-mechanical logic gates". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1650997.
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author = {Pascall, Andrew and Mancini, Julie and Panas, Robert Matthew and Song, Yuanping and Hopkins, Jonathan},
abstractNote = {The present disclosure is directed to various mechanical logic gates. In one example a mechanical logic NOT gate system is formed which has a first pair of bi-stable buckling structures each being operatively connected at a first connection point thereof to one another, and also to a first rigid structure at second connection points, the first rigid structure being held stationary. A second pair of bi-stable buckling flexures is each operatively connected at first connection points thereof to each other and at second connection points thereof to a second rigid structure being held stationary. An output element is coupled a first one of each of the first and second pairs of bi-stable buckling structures. An input element is coupled to a second one of each of the first and second pairs of bi-stable buckling structures. The output element moves from a logic 1 position to a logic 0 position in response to movement of the input element from a logic 0 position to a logic 1 positions, respectively.},
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place = {United States},
year = {2020},
month = {6}
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Micro-mechanical elements
patent, August 2002


System and method for flexure based microstructural logic gates
patent, November 2018