Jon H. Myer has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).
Abstract: Disclosed are magnetic domain (bubble) memory arrays and correlator type memory arrays in uniaxially anisotropic crystals which utilize wavering loop conductor patterns at each bit location defining three contiguous magnetic domain retaining regions. On current reversal a bubble in the center loop of a wavering loop pattern will be equally attracted to either of the outside loops. Decision control is provided by a second array of two conductor lines interposed between the respective domain retaining regions. These control conductors establish an aiding or inhibiting magnetic field when current flows through them. In an alternate design a correlator function is obtained by using bubbles retained in previously disclosed bistable loops as memory elements and interrogating them by means of auxiliary bubbles driven by adjacent wavering loops.
Abstract: There is disclosed coercivity control and signal generating and detection means comprising a two-dimensional lattice array of dots of magnetically susceptible material in intimate physical contact with the major plane surface of a uniaxially anisotropic ferromagnetic crystal platelet which has its major plane surface cut perpendicularly to the easy axis of magnetization of the crystal so as to be capable of sustaining movable cylindrical magnetic domains therein. Such crystals are used in digital signal translating and memory devices. In the conductor access type of device disclosed herein such domains are moved between predetermined locations in the crystal by electrical drive signals in magnetic field generating conductor loops.
Abstract: There is disclosed a miniaturized mechanically actuated magnetocrystalline counter comprising a shift register formed in a known manner on a crystal platelet of uniaxially anisotropic material. The device is suitable for use in counting a series of mechanical events such as the rotation or reciprocation of a mechanical member. Particular examples include the rotation of the unit counter of a utility meter or the reciprocation inherent in the recoil of a discharged weapon. Direct actuation of the counter by the occurrence of the mechanical event is achieved by using a permanent magnet as a transducer. The magnet is mounted to be moved with respect to the platelet responsively to the mechanical event to be counted in such a fashion that it generates a cyclically moving magnetic field to propagate at least one movable magnetic domain through the serial shift register formed in the platelet forming a bit stream which digitally accumulates data representative of the series of mechanical events.