Advanced computing? No matter how complex a program or application, how large the memory or how fast the internal clock of a processor or digital circuit, in essence we are still dealing with a computer being a relatively simple switching machine. The buidling blocks of these switching machines are the simplest of simple switching devices: binary switches. This is curious, as virtually no process in the real world (including mathematics) is a binary process. Almost every concept we deal with has multiple possible states.
If you are one of those people who have an innate curiosity and wonder how things can be different, you have come to the right place. You probably have heard many times that current digital technology is binary. Why not ternary, you may wonder. Or why not a 256 state logic? What would non-binary logic mean? Find out here and on related web sites.
Ternarylogic LLC is an R&D company that develops Intellectual Property (IP) in non-binary machine logic and switching technology.
Our inventions are related to novel ways of using non-binary switching functions.
Nonbinary Machine Logic: The Video
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The Logic of More. Applications in Non-binary
Machine Logic: The Book
An extensive description and explanation of the inventions with simple examples is provided in an eBook that is now available for purchase. The title of this unique book is "The Logic of More. Applications in Non-binary Machine Logic." The price is $ 24.75.
An unlimited copy license is available at significantly reduced cost for qualified schools, institutions and companies. Send a request for information to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Introductory Presentations
A series of 4 introductory presentations illustrated with relatively simple examples (including Freemat/Matlab programs) is available to be bought, presently for a very low price of 99 cent.
Simple Matlab®/Freemat programs are included to illustrate switching functions.
Each presentation is captured as an mp4 video presentation
in a lecture format illustrated by the slides and showing the Freemat/Matlab®
programs being executed in real-time. Each of these mp4 lectures is between
20-30 minutes and is a file of 40Meg or larger. You can elect to download
the mp4 files or download only the slides and the programs.
The Ternarylogic LLC IP Portfolio
The Ternarylogic portfolio has over 50 inventions and
Access to Our Portfolio and Licensing
This web site comprises a wealth of information, links, white papers and references to patents and patent applications. Feel free to download any of the documents. Please be aware that none of the patented inventions disclosed are in the public domain. No license is provided to use any part of our Intellectual Property. But you can certainly review it. Or invent something new, if you are inspired by it.
A list of Issued Patents and Published Patent Applications is provided in a document that can be downloaded for www.ternarylogic.com/portfolio.pdf. This document has live links to at least some of the disclosures. Please, visit the US Patent Office web site here for an up-to-date listing of all issued patents.
Contact us if you wish to apply any of our inventions or obtain a license. While we encourage you to review all the disclosed matter, we frown upon any infringement of our IP rights. What does this mean? It means that you cannot use, make, sell, offer to sell, or import any of our inventions that are protected by US Patents in the USA without our express and written permission. Please review the Infringement Statute to update your knowledge about patent infringement in the USA.
Non-binary concepts are currently used in error-correcting
decoding such as in Reed Solomon (RS) codes. The n-state logic functions
are generally implemented as additions and multiplications over Finite
or Galois Fields (GF(n)).
In a similar way one can address convolutional coders, including non-binary ones.
The eBook explains the above approaches.