WO2005003687A3 - Multiturn absolute rotary position sensor with coarse detector for axial movement and inductive fine detector for rotary movement - Google Patents

Multiturn absolute rotary position sensor with coarse detector for axial movement and inductive fine detector for rotary movement Download PDF

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WO2005003687A3
WO2005003687A3 PCT/GB2004/002928 GB2004002928W WO2005003687A3 WO 2005003687 A3 WO2005003687 A3 WO 2005003687A3 GB 2004002928 W GB2004002928 W GB 2004002928W WO 2005003687 A3 WO2005003687 A3 WO 2005003687A3
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detector
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position sensor
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Darran Kreit
Colin Sills
Mark Howard
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Darran Kreit
Colin Sills
Mark Howard
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    • G01D5/00Mechanical means for transferring the output of a sensing member; Means for converting the output of a sensing member to another variable where the form or nature of the sensing member does not constrain the means for converting; Transducers not specially adapted for a specific variable
    • G01D5/12Mechanical means for transferring the output of a sensing member; Means for converting the output of a sensing member to another variable where the form or nature of the sensing member does not constrain the means for converting; Transducers not specially adapted for a specific variable using electric or magnetic means
    • G01D5/14Mechanical means for transferring the output of a sensing member; Means for converting the output of a sensing member to another variable where the form or nature of the sensing member does not constrain the means for converting; Transducers not specially adapted for a specific variable using electric or magnetic means influencing the magnitude of a current or voltage
    • G01D5/20Mechanical means for transferring the output of a sensing member; Means for converting the output of a sensing member to another variable where the form or nature of the sensing member does not constrain the means for converting; Transducers not specially adapted for a specific variable using electric or magnetic means influencing the magnitude of a current or voltage by varying inductance, e.g. by a movable armature
    • G01D5/204Mechanical means for transferring the output of a sensing member; Means for converting the output of a sensing member to another variable where the form or nature of the sensing member does not constrain the means for converting; Transducers not specially adapted for a specific variable using electric or magnetic means influencing the magnitude of a current or voltage by varying inductance, e.g. by a movable armature by influencing the mutual induction between two or more coils
    • G01D5/2073Mechanical means for transferring the output of a sensing member; Means for converting the output of a sensing member to another variable where the form or nature of the sensing member does not constrain the means for converting; Transducers not specially adapted for a specific variable using electric or magnetic means influencing the magnitude of a current or voltage by varying inductance, e.g. by a movable armature by influencing the mutual induction between two or more coils by movement of a single coil with respect to two or more coils

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There is described a position sensor in which a first Aerial and a second aerial are provided on plural planar substrates which are arranged in parallel with each other. A sensor element is operable to move relative to the plurality of planar substrates along a measurement direction transverse to the planar substrates. By appropriately distributing conductive tracks on at least two planar surfaces of the Plurality of planar substrates, the orthogonal position of a sensor element relative to the planar substrates may be detected.
PCT/GB2004/002928 2003-07-04 2004-07-05 Multiturn absolute rotary position sensor with coarse detector for axial movement and inductive fine detector for rotary movement WO2005003687A3 (en)

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US4853666A (en) * 1987-05-29 1989-08-01 Mannesmann Kienzle Gmbh Push button for an inductive value input keyboard
EP0402546A2 (en) * 1989-06-14 1990-12-19 Poly-Flex Circuits, Inc. Printed circuit board
US4989329A (en) * 1988-03-31 1991-02-05 Schlumberger Industries Limited Rotary displacement transducers
DE4230950C1 (en) * 1992-09-16 1993-09-23 Peter 83620 Feldkirchen-Westerham De Ludwig Electromagnetic pushbutton switch with variable restoring force - has coil with permanent-magnet core which doubles as sensor of movement or position of button and as actuator for additional movement dependent on switching function
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US4253079A (en) * 1979-04-11 1981-02-24 Amnon Brosh Displacement transducers employing printed coil structures
US4853666A (en) * 1987-05-29 1989-08-01 Mannesmann Kienzle Gmbh Push button for an inductive value input keyboard
US4989329A (en) * 1988-03-31 1991-02-05 Schlumberger Industries Limited Rotary displacement transducers
EP0402546A2 (en) * 1989-06-14 1990-12-19 Poly-Flex Circuits, Inc. Printed circuit board
DE4230950C1 (en) * 1992-09-16 1993-09-23 Peter 83620 Feldkirchen-Westerham De Ludwig Electromagnetic pushbutton switch with variable restoring force - has coil with permanent-magnet core which doubles as sensor of movement or position of button and as actuator for additional movement dependent on switching function
WO1995031696A1 (en) * 1994-05-14 1995-11-23 Scientific Generics Limited Position encoder

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