Multiplexing mirror

  • US 6,485,155 B1
  • Filed: 07/06/2001
  • Issued: 11/26/2002
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/06/2001
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method for positioning a mirror comprising:

  • (a) providing a mirror including a reflective surface;

    (b) a carrier assembly attached to said mirror surface, said carrier assembly including a motor having a shaft for adjusting an angular orientation of the mirror by said motor;

    (c) a signal pickup for electrically picking up a signal for each rotation of the motor shaft;

    (d) measuring the rotation of the shaft between a first position and a second position of the mirrors for providing a position index for positioning said reflective surface at any predetermined point between said first and second position; and

    (e) establishing a base point for positioning of said mirror surface by driving the motor to a stop at one of said first and second positions and thereafter actuating said motor along said position index to a predetermined position between said first and second positions.

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