07741839 is referenced by 5 patents and cites 12 patents.

A sensor for sensing the position of an object includes a magnet and a magnetic flux sensor. The magnet has dimensions that include a length, a width and a height. The magnet is adapted to generate a flux field. The flux field has a magnitude of flux and a flux direction. The flux direction changes along at least one of the dimensions. The magnetic flux sensor is mounted adjacent the magnet. The magnet provides a rotating magnetic field vector. A method for magnetizing a magnet to create the rotating magnetic field vector is also disclosed.

Title
Non-contacting position sensor using a rotating magnetic vector
Application Number
11/254574
Publication Number
7741839 (B2)
Application Date
October 20, 2005
Publication Date
June 22, 2010
Inventor
Craig Allen Jarrard
Middlebury
IN, US
Agent
Daniel J Deneufbourg
Mark P Bourgeois
Assignee
CTS Corporation
IN, US
IPC
G01R 33/06
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