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The Company

Ternarylogic LLC is based in New Jersey.  It was founded in 2004 to provide solutions in implementation of non-binary machine logic. The Intellectual Property (IP) relates to digital signal processing and non-binary digital coding, transmission and storage of signals. The IP is protected by patents and pending patents filed with the United States Patent and Trademark Office and copyright. 

Our inventions represent a significant advancement in the understanding and use of multi-state switching and non-binary machine logic, in particular as used in Linear Feedback Shift Register (LFSR) applications.  The inventions also introduce novel aspects in coding and signal representation by extending the LFSR beyond forbidden states and applying the reversible aspects of switching functions.

Ternarylogic LLC owns the rights to a portfolio of over 50 major inventions. The portfolio is currently available for licensing.  Other arrangements in the area of co-development will also be considered.

The Inventor

The creative force of Ternarylogic is Peter Lablans. He is an EE with an Ingenieur (Ir.) degree from Twente University in the Netherlands.  After graduating, Lablans was a mathematics and physics teacher in Suriname. 

On his return to the Netherlands, he became a digital communication systems engineer. He was the project manager for several advanced digital communication trial systems, including the first digital optical fiber transmission system in the Netherlands.

He taught digital signal processing, filter theory and other network theoretical subjects at a college, for several semesters.

Ir. Lablans became a Science Diplomat at the Netherlands Embassy in Washington (DC), followed by an assignment as Consul for Industrial Affairs in Los Angeles.

He joined an international IT company as business developer as part of a team that successfully established significant U.S. operations. During his business career he held positions as Vice-President for Business Development and Marketing.

In 2004, Lablans started working in his spare time on, what he thought was, a simple problem of digital design in logic minimization. This led to several novel insights and inventions, for which he filed patent applications. This set in motion a series of inventions that established a coherent IP portfolio that is owned by Ternarylogic LLC.

Lablans is now a prolific inventor. The nature of non-binary machine being such a fresh an unexplored field that almost any inspiration leads to novel and non-obvious inventions, with no end in sight.

He was a student of Dr. Gerrit Blaauw, now professor emeritus, where he did a thesis on a reduced instruction set digital machine. Dr. Blaauw is co-architect with Dr. Brooks and Dr. Amdahl of the legendary IBM System/360 computer. Dr. Blaauw, a computer pioneer was a student of the equally legendary Howard Aiken.

The concept of computer design apart and separate from its actual technical components was a major contribution of Dr. Aiken to computer science, which was later further distinguished as "implementation" and "architecture" by Blaauw and Brooks. The concept of non-binary machine logic implementation is further developed by Lablans in his inventions.

The Investors

The company is backed by a small group of dedicated and experienced investors who have invested for the long term.  As visionaries they recognize the potential benefits of Ternarylogic’s inventions in communications and storage products.  They have supported the Inventor to
create a portfolio that is pioneering in nature, broad and defensible by IP rights.

What's in a Name?

One may wonder if everything that Ternarylogic develops is 3-state or 3-valued. That is not the case. The name merely indicates that the major efforts are not in binary logic, though some of our inventions are. Many previous inventors have used 3-valued logic as the next step up from binary logic. And 3-state switching has a certain attractive symmetry. However with binary logic being presently dominant it may be more attractive to use a switching technology that uses a number of switching states that is a multiple of 2 and that makes transformation between binary and n-state easier to implement..