Patent Number: 7,100,916

Title: Indicator wheel system

Abstract: An electromechanical indicator including a body with an axis of rotation. The rotary body is provided with a number of segments radiating from the axis of rotation which are associated with at least two different indicia. A motor is coupled to the rotary body such that the rotary body is adapted for a rotating mode and a stationary mode about the axis of rotation. A pointer associated with the rotary body is adapted to point to a predetermined segment of the number of segments when the rotary body is in the stationary mode. A segment detector detects a rotary position of each of the number of segments. In operation, the motor rotates the rotary body to point the pointer to the predetermined segment.

Inventors: Kelly; Bryan (Alamo, CA), Petermeier; Norman (Pleasanton, CA), Kelly; Matthew (Scottsdale, AZ), Oltmann; J. Richard (Burbank, IL)

Assignee: Bally Technologies, Inc.

International Classification: A63F 7/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 9/05/02018