Global Patent Index - EP 0981720 A1

EP 0981720 A1 2000-03-01 - CAPACITIVE ANGLE SENSOR, IN PARTICULAR FOR MOTOR VEHICLE STEERING COLUMN

Title (en)

CAPACITIVE ANGLE SENSOR, IN PARTICULAR FOR MOTOR VEHICLE STEERING COLUMN

Title (de)

KAPAZITIVER DREHWINKELGEBER, INSBESONDERE FÜR EINE LENKSÄULE EINES KRAFTFAHRZEUGES

Title (fr)

CAPTEUR D'ANGLE DE TYPE CAPACITIF, NOTAMMENT POUR COLONNE DE DIRECTION D'UN VEHICULE AUTOMOBILE

Publication

EP 0981720 A1 (FR)

Application

EP 98925720 A

Priority

  • FR 9800972 W
  • FR 9706040 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9853275A1] The invention concerns a capacitive angle sensor, in particular for motor vehicle steering column, comprising a rotor element (300), at least a sensitive stator element (200), means adapted to apply electric signals to one of these elements, the transmitter, and means adapted to detect the signals received on the other element, the receiver; said signals depend on the rotor element (300) angular position relative to the sensitive stator element (200). The invention is characterised in that the sensitive stator element (200) is placed in a box (100) adapted to be laterally engaged on the whole assembly (10, 50) housing the rotor element (300).

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

G01D 5/241; B62D 15/02; G01B 7/30

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

B62D 15/02 (2006.01); G01B 7/30 (2006.01); G01D 5/241 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

B62D 15/02 (2013.01); G01B 7/30 (2013.01); G01D 5/2412 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 9853275A1

Designated contracting state (EPC)

DE ES GB IT

EPO simple patent family

WO 9853275 A1 19981126; EP 0981720 A1 20000301; US 6433559 B1 20020813

INPADOC legal status


2007-05-16 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20061122

2000-03-01 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 19991206

2000-03-01 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A1

- Designated State(s): DE ES GB IT