Patent Number: 6,305,353

Title: Electronic engine speed and position apparatus for camshaft gear applications

Abstract: An apparatus for sensing engine speed and engine angular position. A tone wheel with a plurality of reference indicators and a position indicator is mounted to a camshaft gear. The reference and position indicators rotate past a Hall Effect sensor which generates a sensor signal suitable for use by a controller for determination of engine speed and engine angular position. Other embodiments do not include a controller.

Inventors: Weber; Gregory A. (Greensburg, IN), Antcliff; G. Steven (Hambleden Oxon, GB), Purcell, III; John Jerl (Marlow, GB)

Assignee: Cummins Engine Company

International Classification: F02D 41/34 (20060101); G01D 5/12 (20060101); G01P 3/487 (20060101); G01P 3/42 (20060101); G01D 5/14 (20060101); G01D 5/245 (20060101); F02P 005/00 ()

Expiration Date: 10/23/2018