US Patent No. 9,285,282

MAGNETIC SENSOR PACKAGING FOR TRANSMISSIONS


Patent No. 9,285,282
Issue Date March 15, 2016
Title Magnetic Sensor Packaging For Transmissions
Inventorship Nimrod Kapas, Canton, MI (US)
Joseph F. Kucharski, Livonia, MI (US)
Gregory Michael Pietron, Canton, MI (US)
Diana Yanakiev, Birmingham, MI (US)
Mark Richard Dobson, Howell, MI (US)
Yuji Fujii, Ann Arbor, MI (US)
Assignee Ford Global Technologies, LLC, Dearborn, MI (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 9,285,282

1. A transmission comprising:
a transmission case;
an output shaft having a magnetized region;
bearings supporting the shaft; and
a sensor housing having a magnetic torque sensor for detecting torque of the output shaft, the housing being directly between
the transmission case and the shaft and supported over the bearings thereby maintaining spacing between the sensor and the
shaft and being affixed to the transmission case to be held in place as the shaft rotates.