Can I patent a machine that stores electric charge in multiple capacitors each being addressed by a transistor on a chip in a specified way leading to a predefined current output? In other words, is it conceivable to patent software by defining it through the electric charge that is being stored in the memory components? I guess to completely disclose the invention, I then would need to provide details on how I measure the charge in each capacitor. But if it was possible to do that, which it is, could software be patented that way?
On a side note, what does it mean when it is said that software is not patentable "as such"?