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Title:
CONFIGURABLE NON-CONTACT POSITION SENSOR
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO/2011/119597
Kind Code:
A3
Abstract:
Embodiments herein relate to the general art of motor vehicles, and to the particular field motor vehicle components, especially sensors for electronic throttle controls. Particular embodiments include configurable Hall-effect sensors for use in vehicle controls. In various embodiments, the configurable sensors may include a flexible over molding that may allow the sensor assemblies to achieve an environmental rating conforming International Protection Rating IP 67 and/or IP 66. Additionally, because the sensor assemblies are modular, a single assembly may be configured in any number of different ways, including direct drive and indirect drive applications and multiple different proprietary interface connections, while maintaining compliance with Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) standards.

Inventors:
HOFMOCKEL, Klaus (14100 SW 72nd Avenue, Portland, OR, 97224, US)
MILLER, Christopher (14100 Sw 72nd Avenue, Portland, OR, 97224, US)
Application Number:
US2011/029415
Publication Date:
December 22, 2011
Filing Date:
March 22, 2011
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Assignee:
WILLIAMS CONTROLS. INC. (14100 SW 72nd Avenue, Portland, OR, 97224, US)
HOFMOCKEL, Klaus (14100 SW 72nd Avenue, Portland, OR, 97224, US)
MILLER, Christopher (14100 Sw 72nd Avenue, Portland, OR, 97224, US)
International Classes:
F02D9/08; F02D9/00; F02D35/00; G01B7/30
Foreign References:
US20070113824A12007-05-24
US20050183695A12005-08-25
US20060176050A12006-08-10
US6116215A2000-09-12
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
BUNKER, Gillian, L. et al. (Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt P.C.,Pacwest Center, Suite 1600,1211 SW Fifth Avenu, Potland OR, 97204, US)
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