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1. EP0829066 - ANALOGUE CONTROL ELEMENT

Office European Patent Office
Application Number 96917469
Application Date 30.05.1996
Publication Number 0829066
Publication Date 18.03.1998
Publication Kind B1
IPC
G06K 11/18
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING OR COUNTING
KRECOGNITION OF DATA; PRESENTATION OF DATA; RECORD CARRIERS; HANDLING RECORD CARRIERS
11Methods or arrangements for graph-reading or for converting the pattern of mechanical parameters, e.g. force or presence, into electrical signals
06Devices for converting the position of a manually-operated writing or tracing member into an electrical signal
18Hand-held sensing devices, e.g. light-pen, joystick, mouse, tracing-ball
G05G 9/047
GPHYSICS
05CONTROLLING; REGULATING
GCONTROL DEVICES OR SYSTEMS INSOFAR AS CHARACTERISED BY MECHANICAL FEATURES ONLY
9Manually-actuated control mechanisms provided with one single controlling member co-operating with two or more controlled members, e.g. selectively, simultaneously
02the controlling member being movable in different independent ways, movement in each individual way actuating one controlled member only
04in which movement in two or more ways can occur simultaneously
047the controlling member being movable by hand about orthogonal axes, e.g. joysticks
CPC
G05G 9/047
GPHYSICS
05CONTROLLING; REGULATING
GCONTROL DEVICES OR SYSTEMS INSOFAR AS CHARACTERISED BY MECHANICAL FEATURES ONLY
9Manually-actuated control mechanisms provided with one single controlling member co-operating with two or more controlled members, e.g. selectively, simultaneously
02the controlling member being movable in different independent ways, movement in each individual way actuating one controlled member only
04in which movement in two or more ways can occur simultaneously
047the controlling member being movable by hand about orthogonal axes, e.g. joysticks
G05G 2009/04729
GPHYSICS
05CONTROLLING; REGULATING
GCONTROL DEVICES OR SYSTEMS INSOFAR AS CHARACTERISED BY MECHANICAL FEATURES ONLY
9Manually-actuated control mechanisms provided with one single controlling member co-operating with two or more controlled members, e.g. selectively, simultaneously
02the controlling member being movable in different independent ways, movement in each individual way actuating one controlled member only
04in which movement in two or more ways can occur simultaneously
047the controlling member being movable by hand about orthogonal axes, e.g. joysticks
04703Mounting of controlling member
04722elastic, e.g. flexible shaft
04729melastomeric
G05G 2009/04762
GPHYSICS
05CONTROLLING; REGULATING
GCONTROL DEVICES OR SYSTEMS INSOFAR AS CHARACTERISED BY MECHANICAL FEATURES ONLY
9Manually-actuated control mechanisms provided with one single controlling member co-operating with two or more controlled members, e.g. selectively, simultaneously
02the controlling member being movable in different independent ways, movement in each individual way actuating one controlled member only
04in which movement in two or more ways can occur simultaneously
047the controlling member being movable by hand about orthogonal axes, e.g. joysticks
0474characterised by means converting mechanical movement into electric signals
04762Force transducer, e.g. strain gauge
Applicants WERGEN GERHARD
Inventors WERGEN GERHARD
Priority Data 19519941 02.06.1995 DE
29515312U 25.09.1995 DE
29518293U 19.11.1995 DE
9602332 30.05.1996 EP
Title
(DE) ANALOGES STELLELEMENT
(EN) ANALOGUE CONTROL ELEMENT
(FR) ELEMENT ANALOGIQUE DE COMMANDE
Abstract
(DE)
Ein hermetisch kapselbares Stellelement weist einen mittels eines Gegengewichtes (34) auf labiles Gleichgewicht austarierten Hebel aus Handhabe (12) und druckübermittelndem Element (15) auf, der formschlüssig verschwenkbar in ein Gehäuse (14) eingehängt ist und darin spielfrei gegen wenigstens einen praktisch weglos ansprechenden Kraft-Sensor (25) anliegt, welcher seinerseits gegen das Gehäuse (14) abgestützt ist. Bei mehreren übereinander kaskadierten solchen Stellelement-Gehäusen (14) verlaufen die daraus hervorstehenden Handhaben (12) unter geringem radialem Spiel koaxial ineinander, bei untereinander gleichen Hebelverhältnissen bezüglich ihrer Aufhängungen (11). Das ermöglicht gleichzeitige mehrachsige weglose Variablen-Vorgaben hoher Reproduzierbarkeit und Dynamik mit den Fingern einer Hand durch Querdruck-Beanspruchung der auseinander hervorragenden Handhaben (12).

(EN)
A hermetically sealable control element has a lever tared by a counter-weight (34) in unstable equilibrium. The lever consists of a handle (12) and of a pressure-transmitting element (15) form-fittingly suspended in a housing (14) so as to swivel therein. The pressure-transmitting element (15) is supported with no clearance in the housing (14) against at least one force sensor (25) that reacts practically without delay and is in turn supported against the housing (14). When several such control element housings (14) are superimposed in cascade, the projecting handles (12) are coaxially nested into each other with a small radial clearance, whereas their lever relationships in relation to their suspensions (11) are identical. Variable, highly reproducible and dynamic controls may thus be given along several axes simultaneously without any delay, by exercising with the fingers of one hand a transverse pressure on the handles (12) that project out of each other.

(FR)
L'élément analogique de commande décrit peut être hermétiquement fermé et comprend un levier taré par un contrepoids de manière à se tenir en équilibre instable. Le levier est constitué d'une manette (12) et d'un élément (15) transmetteur de pression suspendu par liaison de forme dans un boîtier (14) de manière à pivoter dans celui-ci. L'élément transmetteur de pression (15) s'appuie sans jeu contre au moins un capteur dynamométrique (25) qui réagit pratiquement sans aucun délai, et qui à son tour est soutenu sur le boîtier (14). Lorsque plusieurs boîtiers (14) d'éléments de commande sont superposés en cascade, les manettes (12) qui en sortent s'emboîtent coaxialement avec un jeu radial minime, les rapports de levier par rapport à leur suspension (11) étant identiques. On peut aussi donner avec les doigts d'une main des commandes variables sur plusieurs axes simultanément et sans délais, de façon très reproductible et dynamique, en exerçant une pression transversale sur les manettes (12) saillantes les unes par rapport aux autres.

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