Encoder for measuring the absolute position of moving elements

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07176109

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An optical encoding system for determining the absolute position of a movable member relative to a stationary member. For example, a bar-code scanner may be supported by a stationary member for scanning bar-code symbols in its field of view. An encoding band may be supported by the movable member so that a portion of the band is scanned by the bar-code scanner. Affixed to or otherwise marked on the band is a sequential series of bar-code symbols, each symbol encoding the absolute position of its location on the band. A bar-code decoding system, actuated by the signals produced by the bar-code scanner, decodes the bar-code symbol scanned by the scanner, and determines the absolute position of a movable member relative to the stationary member.

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THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIAOAKLAND, CA6611

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Kibrick, Robert I Santa Cruz, CA 3 290

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