Electronic Position Sensor for Power Operated Accessory

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An electronic position sensor for use with a power operated vehicle accessory, such as a power liftgate. The position sensor includes an elongated resistive circuit that is mounted such that it is stationary and extends along the path of a track portion of the power operated accessory. The position sensor further includes a contact nub mounted to a link member that moves within the track portion such that the contact nub is slidingly biased against the elongated circuit. As the link member moves under the force of a motor-driven output gear, the contact nub slides along the surface of the ... continued below

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Haag, Ronald H. & Chia, Michael I. May 31, 2005.

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An electronic position sensor for use with a power operated vehicle accessory, such as a power liftgate. The position sensor includes an elongated resistive circuit that is mounted such that it is stationary and extends along the path of a track portion of the power operated accessory. The position sensor further includes a contact nub mounted to a link member that moves within the track portion such that the contact nub is slidingly biased against the elongated circuit. As the link member moves under the force of a motor-driven output gear, the contact nub slides along the surface of the resistive circuit, thereby affecting the overall resistance of the circuit. The position sensor uses the overall resistance to provide an electronic position signal to an ECU, wherein the signal is indicative of the absolute position of the power operated accessory. Accordingly, the electronic position sensor is capable of providing an electronic signal that enables the ECU to track the absolute position of the power operated accessory.

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Patent and Trademark Office, Box 9, Washington, DC 20232 (US), www.uspto.gov; OSTI as DE00840701

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  • Other Information: PBD: 31 May 2005

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  • Report No.: PATENTS-US-A6898900
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 840701
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc777143

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  • May 31, 2005

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Haag, Ronald H. & Chia, Michael I. Electronic Position Sensor for Power Operated Accessory, text, May 31, 2005; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc777143/: accessed August 18, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.