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1. WO1998037462 - WATCH FACE HAVING TACTILE PORTIONS FOR ACTIVATING FUNCTIONS

Publication Number WO/1998/037462
Publication Date 27.08.1998
International Application No. PCT/US1998/002482
International Filing Date 06.02.1998
Chapter 2 Demand Filed 21.09.1998
IPC
G04G 21/08 2010.01
GPHYSICS
04HOROLOGY
GELECTRONIC TIME-PIECES
21Input or output devices integrated in time-pieces
08Touch switches specially adapted for time-pieces
G04C 3/00 2006.01
GPHYSICS
04HOROLOGY
CELECTROMECHANICAL CLOCKS OR WATCHES
3Electromechanical clocks or watches independent of other time-pieces and in which the movement is maintained by electric means
G04G 17/02 2006.01
GPHYSICS
04HOROLOGY
GELECTRONIC TIME-PIECES
17Structural details; Housings
02Component assemblies
G04G 21/00 2010.01
GPHYSICS
04HOROLOGY
GELECTRONIC TIME-PIECES
21Input or output devices integrated in time-pieces
G04G 9/00 2006.01
GPHYSICS
04HOROLOGY
GELECTRONIC TIME-PIECES
9Visual time or date indication means
CPC
G04C 3/001
GPHYSICS
04HOROLOGY
CELECTROMECHANICAL CLOCKS OR WATCHES
3Electromechanical clocks or watches independent of other time-pieces and in which the movement is maintained by electric means
001Electromechanical switches for setting or display
G04G 21/00
GPHYSICS
04HOROLOGY
GELECTRONIC TIME-PIECES
21Input or output devices integrated in time-pieces
G04G 9/0064
GPHYSICS
04HOROLOGY
GELECTRONIC TIME-PIECES
9Visual time or date indication means
0064in which functions not related to time can be displayed
Applicants
  • STEWART, Michael, A. [US]/[US]
Inventors
  • STEWART, Michael, A.
Agents
  • YORKS, Ben, J.
Priority Data
08/803,52520.02.1997US
Publication Language English (EN)
Filing Language English (EN)
Designated States
Title
(EN) WATCH FACE HAVING TACTILE PORTIONS FOR ACTIVATING FUNCTIONS
(FR) CADRAN DE MONTRE PRESENTANT DES PARTIES TACTILES DESTINEES A ACTIVER DES FONCTIONS
Abstract
(EN)
Described is a watch having a face (38) disposed over watch module (32) with display (34) presenting a plurality of functions. Watch face (38) includes tactile portions (44) that may be depressed to activate the functions presented on display (34). Watch face (38) has four tactile portions (44) to activate four primary functions. Watch face (38) can also be pressed in between tactile portions (44) to activate four secondary functions. Watch face (38) is secured to module (32) which is mounted at a central pivot point in a base. Watch module (32) has switches on its edge, one beneath each tactile portion (44), and a flexible waterproof seal which includes knobs, one for each switch, which closes the associated switch when associated tactile portion (44) is depressed. A platform prevents straight-down depression of the watch which could cause more than two switches to close. A bumper surrounding the perimeter of watch face (38) prevents inadvertent depression of the tactile portions.
(FR)
L'invention porte sur une montre dont le cadran (38) disposé au-dessus d'un module de montre (32) muni d'un écran (34) comporte plusieurs fonctions. Ledit cadran (38) comprend des parties tactiles (44), qui, une fois pressées, activent les fonctions apparaissant sur l'écran (34). Ces parties tactiles (44), au nombre de quatre, commandent quatre fonctions primaires. Il est également possible de presser le cadran (38) entre les parties tactiles (44) pour activer quatre fonctions secondaires. Le cadran (38) est fixé au module de montre (32), lequel est fixé à un point central de pivotement du fond. Le module (32) comporte sur ses bords des contacts, un derrière chacune des parties tactiles (44), et un joint étanche souple muni de boutons, un par contact, qui ferment le contact associé lorsque la partie tactile (44) associée est pressée. Une plaque empêche qu'une pression directe sur la montre n'entraîne la fermeture de plus de deux contacts. Une protection entourant le cadran (38) empêche de presser par inadvertance les parties tactiles.
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