Drive with integrated inclination sensor

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 9920957
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15166655

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A drive can include a positional sensor within an outer housing of the drive so as to provide an output indicative of a position of the drive. The positional sensor can be an inclinometer. The inclinometer can be used for feedback control of an inclination of the drive. The drive can further include control electronics within the same housing, so as to provide feedback control of a motor of the drive. The control electronics can include an input for receiving a requested inclination and can be configured to drive the motor until the inclinometer outputs a signal indicative of the requested angle.

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SUNPOWER CORPORATIONSAN JOSE CA 95134

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Barton, Nicholas Richmond, US 20 303
Linderman, Ryan Oakland, US 39 328

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