Angular position sensor for pivoted control devices

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 5831554
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08925298

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A non-contact angular position sensor for sensing the position of a pivotably mounted device, which includes a housing containing a generally spherical socket having a relatively large pivot ball mounted for rotation in the socket, the ball including a spherical magnet having its center coincident with that of the pivot ball, magnetic sensing elements cooperating with and mounted at a fixed distance from the magnet, a joystick having its axis passing through the center of the spherical magnet, and output apparatus connected to the magnetic sensing elements to provide a signal representative of the orientation of the joystick.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
Joseph Pollak CorporationBOSTON, MA4
NATIONAL CITY BANKCLEVELAND, OH33
Stoneridge Control Devices, Inc.CANTON, MA48

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Hedayat, Kayvan Chestnut Hill, MA 22 147
Tromblee, Gerald A Hanover, MA 2 40

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