06169339 is referenced by 21 patents and cites 26 patents.

A wireless rotating signal transducer. A control circuit is provided for transferring power and communication signals through a wireless coupling device in a vehicle steering column. A squib firing circuit transforms a high energy power signal suitable for firing an air-bag from the column side to the wheel side. A low-energy power circuit generates a signal from the column side to the wheel side suitable for operating isolated wheel side electronics, such as cruise control and the like. A pulse-encoder circuit communicates low-level control signals suitable for signaling wheel-side commands from the wheel side to the column side. The low-energy power circuit and pulse encoder circuit operate simultaneously and continuously without signal debilitating interaction.

Title
Rotating signal transducer
Application Number
9/282223
Publication Number
6169339 (A)
Application Date
March 31, 1999
Publication Date
January 2, 2001
Inventor
David Cripe
Camp Point
IL, US
Agent
David L Newman
US
Steven M Evans
US
Assignee
Methode Electronics
IL, US
IPC
B60R 21/32
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