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Selection Pin Interlock

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000069995D
Original Publication Date: 1978-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-21

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Stahlman, LE [+details]

Abstract

Pin and barrel cam selection mechanisms, such as those disclosed in U.S. Patent 3,892,304, are subject to late pin selections which will cause the selection pin to drop into the wrong groove. This may result in catastrophic failure in the form of cam breakage or jamming.