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Title: MULTI-ELECTRODE TUBE PULSE MEMORY CIRCUIT

Abstract

Control circuits are described for pulse memory devices for scalers and the like, and more particularly to a driving or energizing circuit for a polycathode gaseous discharge tube having an elongated anode and a successive series of cathodes spaced opposite the anode along its length. The circuit is so arranged as to utilize an arc discharge between the anode and a cathode to count a series of pulses. Upon application of an input pulse the discharge is made to occur between the anode and the next successive cathode, and an output pulse is produced when a particular subsequent cathode is reached. The circuit means for transfering the discharge by altering the anode potential and potential of the cathodes and interconnecting the cathodes constitutes the novel aspects of the invention. A low response time and reduced number of circuit components are the practical advantages of the described circuit.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
4318729
Patent Number(s):
2835848
Assignee:
U. S. Atomic Energy Commission
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
H - ELECTRICITY H03 - BASIC ELECTRONIC CIRCUITRY H03K - PULSE TECHNIQUE
NSA Number:
NSA-12-014454
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-58
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
PATENTS; ANODES; CATHODES; CIRCUITS; CONTROL SYSTEMS; EFFICIENCY; ELECTRIC DISCHARGES; ELECTRIC POTENTIAL; ELECTRODES; ELECTRON TUBES; GASES; PATENT; PULSES; SCALERS; STORAGE

Citation Formats

Gundlach, J C, and Reeves, J B. MULTI-ELECTRODE TUBE PULSE MEMORY CIRCUIT. United States: N. p., 1958. Web.
Gundlach, J C, & Reeves, J B. MULTI-ELECTRODE TUBE PULSE MEMORY CIRCUIT. United States.
Gundlach, J C, and Reeves, J B. Tue . "MULTI-ELECTRODE TUBE PULSE MEMORY CIRCUIT". United States.
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title = {MULTI-ELECTRODE TUBE PULSE MEMORY CIRCUIT},
author = {Gundlach, J C and Reeves, J B},
abstractNote = {Control circuits are described for pulse memory devices for scalers and the like, and more particularly to a driving or energizing circuit for a polycathode gaseous discharge tube having an elongated anode and a successive series of cathodes spaced opposite the anode along its length. The circuit is so arranged as to utilize an arc discharge between the anode and a cathode to count a series of pulses. Upon application of an input pulse the discharge is made to occur between the anode and the next successive cathode, and an output pulse is produced when a particular subsequent cathode is reached. The circuit means for transfering the discharge by altering the anode potential and potential of the cathodes and interconnecting the cathodes constitutes the novel aspects of the invention. A low response time and reduced number of circuit components are the practical advantages of the described circuit.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1958},
month = {5}
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