Methods and apparatus for receiving excessive inputs in a VCT system

Patent No. 6,955,145

Issued: October 18, 2005
Filed: June 4, 2004

Inventors: McCabe; Thomas (Ithaca, NY); Taylor; Danny R. (Freeville, NY); Ekdahl; Earl (Ithaca, NY)
Assignee: BorgWarner Inc. (Auburn Hills, MI)

A method that provides increased flexibility to measure dynamic range of a rotating system is provided. The method includes the steps of: providing a first rotating member; providing a second rotating member suitably engaged to the first rotating member; providing a set of sensors disposed to sense variations in characteristics along a circumference of the first member and the second member respectively; providing a controller for receiving information sensed by the sensors; determining a rate of rotation of the rotating members; selectively using the sensed information thereby at different rate of rotation different amount of the sensed information is used.


This application claims an invention which was disclosed in Provisional Application No. 60/562,452, filed Apr. 15, 2004, and entitled "METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR RECEIVING EXCESSIVE INPUTS IN A VCT SYSTEM The benefit under 35 USC 119(e) of the United States provisional application is hereby claimed, and the aforementioned application is hereby incorporated herein by reference.

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