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1. (WO1997009706) OPERATIONAL-STATUS INDICATOR

Pub. No.:    WO/1997/009706    International Application No.:    PCT/DE1996/001155
Publication Date: Mar 13, 1997 International Filing Date: Jun 28, 1996
IPC: G09F 11/02
G09F 11/10
Applicants: SIEMENS NIXDORF INFORMATIONSSYSTEME AG
Inventors: BEHR, Hubert
RÖSNER, Günter
Title: OPERATIONAL-STATUS INDICATOR
Abstract:
The invention concerns a device designed for the visual indication of two statuses. The device includes a small motor fitted in a cylinder with its spindle fixed to the housing. When the motor is supplied with current from a high-resistance power supply, the cylinder is rotated against the action of a spring and a coloured zone is moved out into a position in which it is visible behind a window, this rotational motion being limited in each direction by stops. Alternatively, the stops may be designed as permanent magnets and the motor supplied with pulsed current.