The sensor technology used on the SimplexMotion line of integrated motor units has been subject for a patent application in early 2011. The application was submitted to the swedish patent office and has now been granted in November 2012. A PCT application has been filed with the original priority date from the swedish submission.
The patent covers rotor position sensing using the magnetic field from the motor magnets on outer rotor brushless motors and with the magnetic sensors on a tangentially arranged PCB circuitboard.
Further patent applications covering technologies in the field of mechatronics is under consideration.