06625517 is referenced by 33 patents and cites 10 patents.

The present invention is directed to a machine with a position feedback system and a method for use thereof. The machine includes at least one movable element mounted for movement on a path and at least one programmable controller. The machine further includes at least two absolute or magnetostrictive sensors or the machine includes an absolute sensor and a non-absolute sensor. The programmable controller uses positional information from the sensors to determine the position of the movable elements on the path and control the movable elements. The method includes determining a known position for the movable elements, linking at least two magnetostrictive sensors into one virtual sensor, and/or performing commutation alignment for the movable elements. Determining the position and commutation alignment can occur when the movable elements are stationary or moving.

Title
Position feedback system and method for use thereof
Application Number
9/587365
Publication Number
6625517 (B1)
Application Date
June 2, 2000
Publication Date
September 23, 2003
Inventor
Randall C Restle
9 Winding Way, Crestview Hills
KY, US
Gregory A Bologna
226 Cannonade Dr., Loveland
OH, US
Donald A Arms
321 S. Main St., Middletown
OH, US
Mark S Ortiz
1145 Glen Echo La., Milford
OH, US
Emil D Bogdanov
3063 Columbia Trail Rd., Loveland
OH, US
Agent
Dechert
US
Agent
John W Ryan
US
IPC
G06F 19/00
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