Methode Electronics | Date: 2014-01-30
A cabinet frame enclosure is provided having a first side wall, a second side wall, a first opening and a second opening each in combination defining an interior space for accommodating a plurality of equipment, the equipment being removable through the first opening. A plurality of functional modules are provided such as: an asset tracking module for detecting the presence or absence of the equipment from the interior space of the cabinet frame enclosure, the asset tracking module disposed in the first side wall adjacent the first opening; an access control module for providing electronic locking and access control to the interior space of the cabinet frame enclosure; an environmental management module for monitoring and controlling environmental conditions within the interior space of the cabinet frame enclosure; a power management module for monitoring and controlling power distribution to equipment located in the interior space of the cabinet frame enclosure, the power management module disposed in one of the first side wall or second side wall and adjacent the second opening; and a cabinet control module (CCM) for providing consolidated connectivity to the plurality of functional modules, wherein the CCM presents a single network connection for managing the equipment located in the cabinet frame enclosure.
Methode Electronics | Date: 2014-04-28
A freewheel hub and a bicycle, pedelec, fast pedelec or e-bike comprising this freewheel hub is provided. The freewheel hub comprises a rotating hub shell for carrying a free running wheel. Torque is coupled to the rotating hub shell via a torque transmitting member. At least one magneto-elastically active region is directly or indirectly attached to or forms a part of the torque transmitting member in such a manner that the applied torque is transmitted to the active region comprising at least one magnetically polarized region. The magnetic polarization becomes increasingly helically shaped as the applied torque increases. A magneto-elastic sensor means having at least one magnetic field sensor is arranged proximate to the at least one magneto-elastically active region for outputting a signal corresponding to a torque-induced magnetic flux emanating from the magnetically polarized region.
Methode Electronics | Date: 2015-06-09
A keyless entry system for an automobile includes a capacitive touch screen having at least one drive line and at least one sense line, the drive and sense lines defining a plurality of touch detection nodes. The touch screen is associated with an exterior surface of the automobile. A control circuit coupled to the touch screen is configured to detect proximity of a stimulus to the touch detection nodes. The control circuit provides a control output to a lock or latch controller when the control circuit determines that the stimulus has been placed proximate the touch detection nodes according to predetermined criteria.
Methode Electronics | Date: 2015-08-18
Methode Electronics | Date: 2014-04-14
A magneto elastic sensor having a longitudinally extending shaft like member which is subject to a load, is provided. A magneto-elastically active region is directly or indirectly attached to or forming a part of the member in such a manner that the mechanic stress is transmitted to the active region. A magnetically polarized region of the active region becomes increasingly helically shaped as the application stress increases. A magnetic field sensor means is arranged approximate the at least one magneto elastically region for outputting a signal corresponding to a stress induced magnetic flux emanating from the magnetically polarized region. The magnetic sensor means is configured for determination of a shear stress and/or of a tensile or compressive stress. In particular, the sensor means comprises at least one direction sensitive magnetic field sensor, which is arranged having a predetermined and fixed spatial coordination with the member.