Friday, December 14, 2007

US Patent 7307540 - Logic function in response to MEMS sensor

This patent from General Electric presents some broad claims to the combination of both sensing and logic functions in a MEMS device. Claim 9 reads:

9. A microelectromechanical system sensor, comprising: a sensing portion to generate a mechanical movement in response to a current to be sensed; and a logic portion to mechanically perform a logic function in response to the movement.