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Rotary pin-in-maze discriminator

United States Patent

5,626,040
May 6, 1997
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A discriminator apparatus and method that discriminates between a unique signal and any other (incorrect) signal. The unique signal is a sequence of events; each event can assume one of two possible event states. Given the unique signal, a maze wheel is allowed to rotate fully in one direction. Given an incorrect signal, both the maze wheel and a pin wheel lock in position.
Benavides; Gilbert L. (Albuquerque, NM)
Sandia Corporation (Albuquerque, NM)
08/ 277,100
July 20, 1994
GOVERNMENT RIGHTS The Government has rights to this invention pursuant to Contract No. DE-AC04-76DP00789 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy.