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Title:
SYSTEMS AND METHODS THAT USE MAGNETIC FIELD SENSORS TO IDENTIFY POSITIONS OF A GEAR SHIFT LEVER
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO/2013/106151
Kind Code:
A3
Abstract:
A system and an associated method provide an ability to sense, with a magnetic field sensor, a position of a plurality of gears (and neutral) selected by a gear shift lever of a vehicle. In some embodiments, the system and method use a ferromagnetic target having features, positions of which can be sensed by the magnetic field sensor. In other embodiments, the system and method use a magnet having features and characteristics that can be sensed by the magnetic field sensor.

Inventors:
FRIEDRICH, Andreas, P. (51 route des grands pres, Metz-Tessy, Metz-Tessy, FR)
FOLETTO, Andrea (1 rue des Pavillons, Annecy, Annecy, Annecy, FR)
GILLET, Cedric (27 rue de Narvik, Annecy, Annecy, Annecy, FR)
Application Number:
US2012/068925
Publication Date:
January 03, 2014
Filing Date:
December 11, 2012
Export Citation:
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Assignee:
ALLEGRO MICROSYSTEMS, LLC (115 Northeast Cutoff, Worcester, Massachusetts, 01606, US)
International Classes:
G01D5/14; F16H59/70
Domestic Patent References:
WO2008145662A12008-12-04
Foreign References:
US6339325B12002-01-15
US20110148398A12011-06-23
DE102007050531A12009-04-23
US20050258820A12005-11-24
EP1450136A22004-08-25
US20050126322A12005-06-16
FR2954824A12011-07-01
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
ROBINSON, Kermit et al. (Daly, Crowley Mofford & Durkee, LLP,Suite 301A,354A Turnpike Stree, Canton Massachusetts, 02021, US)
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