Global Patent Index - EP 1397645 A1

EP 1397645 A1 20040317 - SENSING APPARATUS AND METHOD

Title (en)

SENSING APPARATUS AND METHOD

Title (de)

SENSORVORRICHTUNG UND -VERFAHREN

Title (fr)

PROCEDE ET APPAREIL DE DETECTION

Publication

EP 1397645 A1 20040317 (EN)

Application

EP 02774041 A 20020412

Priority

  • GB 0201707 W 20020412
  • GB 0113057 A 20010530
  • GB 0114441 A 20010613
  • GB 0115183 A 20010620
  • GB 0115852 A 20010628
  • GB 0124007 A 20011005
  • GB 0126014 A 20011030
  • GB 0201204 W 20020314

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO02097374A1] There is described a number of sensors which can be incorporated within a washing machine or the like to enable greater controllability. In particular, there is described a pressure sensor which uses an inductive sensor to measure the displacement of a moveable wall of an enclosure that can form part of a water level sensor within a washing machine, There is also described a connector having two relatively moveable parts and inductive sensor, including a resonant circuit which electromagnetically couples an excitation winding and a sensor winding, for detecting the relative position of the two moveable parts. There are also described a number of LVDT type sensors in which a magnetically permeable body moves through an aperture defined by a planar substrate, and the planar substrate has formed thereon plural planar coils which spiral around the aperture and are spaced at intervals along the thickness of the planar substrate.

IPC 1-7

G01D 5/20; D06F 39/00; D06F 39/08; G01F 23/16

IPC 8 full level

D06F 39/00 (2006.01); D06F 39/08 (2006.01); G01D 5/20 (2006.01); G01F 23/16 (2006.01)

CPC (source: EP US)

D06F 39/087 (2013.01 - EP US); G01D 5/2073 (2013.01 - EP); G01F 23/164 (2013.01 - EP); D06F 34/18 (2020.02 - EP US); D06F 2101/06 (2020.02 - EP US); D06F 2103/16 (2020.02 - EP US); D06F 2103/18 (2020.02 - EP US); D06F 2103/24 (2020.02 - EP US); D06F 2103/26 (2020.02 - EP US); D06F 2105/02 (2020.02 - EP US); D06F 2105/10 (2020.02 - EP US)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 02097374A1

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE TR

DOCDB simple family (publication)

WO 02097374 A1 20021205; EP 1397645 A1 20040317

DOCDB simple family (application)

GB 0201707 W 20020412; EP 02774041 A 20020412