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1. WO2008022872 - CONTROL MODULE, IN PARTICULAR FOR AN AUTOMOTIVE VEHICLE MODULE DE COMMANDE, EN PARTICULIER POUR VEHICULE AUTOMOBILE

Publication Number WO/2008/022872
Publication Date 28.02.2008
International Application No. PCT/EP2007/057728
International Filing Date 26.07.2007
IPC
H01H 13/704 2006.01
HELECTRICITY
01BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS
HELECTRIC SWITCHES; RELAYS; SELECTORS; EMERGENCY PROTECTIVE DEVICES
13Switches having rectilinearly-movable operating part or parts adapted for pushing or pulling in one direction only, e.g. push-button switch
70having a plurality of operating members associated with different sets of contacts, e.g. keyboard
702with contacts carried by or formed from layers in a multilayer structure, e.g. membrane switches
704characterised by the layers, e.g. by their material or structure
CPC
H01H 13/704
HELECTRICITY
01BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS
HELECTRIC SWITCHES; RELAYS; SELECTORS; EMERGENCY PROTECTIVE DEVICES
13Switches having rectilinearly-movable operating part or parts adapted for pushing or pulling in one direction only, e.g. push-button switch
70having a plurality of operating members associated with different sets of contacts, e.g. keyboard
702with contacts carried by or formed from layers in a multilayer structure, e.g. membrane switches
704characterised by the layers, e.g. by their material or stucture
H01H 2209/016
HELECTRICITY
01BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS
HELECTRIC SWITCHES; RELAYS; SELECTORS; EMERGENCY PROTECTIVE DEVICES
2209Layers
016Protection layer, e.g. for legend, anti-scratch
H01H 2209/038
HELECTRICITY
01BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS
HELECTRIC SWITCHES; RELAYS; SELECTORS; EMERGENCY PROTECTIVE DEVICES
2209Layers
024Properties of the substrate
038transparent
H01H 2209/082
HELECTRICITY
01BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS
HELECTRIC SWITCHES; RELAYS; SELECTORS; EMERGENCY PROTECTIVE DEVICES
2209Layers
068Properties of the membrane
082transparent
H01H 2219/036
HELECTRICITY
01BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS
HELECTRIC SWITCHES; RELAYS; SELECTORS; EMERGENCY PROTECTIVE DEVICES
2219Legends
036Light emitting elements
Applicants
  • DAV [FR]/[FR] (AllExceptUS)
  • LAURENT, Patrice [FR]/[FR] (UsOnly)
  • DROUIN, Xavier [FR]/[FR] (UsOnly)
Inventors
  • LAURENT, Patrice
  • DROUIN, Xavier
Agents
  • CROONENBROEK, Thomas
Priority Data
060748323.08.2006FR
Publication Language French (FR)
Filing Language French (FR)
Designated States
Title
(EN) CONTROL MODULE, IN PARTICULAR FOR AN AUTOMOTIVE VEHICLE MODULE DE COMMANDE, EN PARTICULIER POUR VEHICULE AUTOMOBILE
(FR) MODULE DE COMMANDE, EN PARTICULIER POUR VEHICULE AUTOMOBILE
Abstract
(EN)
The present invention relates to a control module that comprises at least one touch control surface (3) made of a sensor (31) sensitive to the pressure applied on the touch surface (3) and of a flexible protection layer (33) covering said sensor (31) and allowing a pressure to be locally transmitted to the sensor. The module further includes a rigid mechanical support (15) in which openings (27) are formed, allowing therethrough the light from at least one light source (25) and defining back-lighting regions of the touch surface (3), and a plate (20) of an incompressible material and transparent to the light which is sandwiched between the mechanical support (15) and the sensor (31) and defines a continuous smooth surface at the touch surface (3), wherein the sensor (31) and the flexible protection layer (33) are made so as to allow the light at least partially through the back-lighting regions.
(FR)
La présente invention a pour objet un module de commande, comprenant au moins une surface de commande tactile (3) réalisée par l'intermédiaire d'un capteur (31) sensible à la pression exercée sur la surface tactile (3), et une couche souple de protection (33) recouvrant ledit capteur (31) et permettant de transmettre localement une pression au capteur. Le module comprend en outre un support (15) mécanique rigide dans lequel sont ménagées des ouvertures (27) permettant de laisser passer la lumière d'au moins une source lumineuse (25) et définissant des régions de rétro -éclairage de la surface tactile (3), et une plaque (29) en un matériau incompressible et laissant passer de la lumière qui est placée en sandwich entre le support mécanique (15) et le capteur (31), et qui définit au niveau de la surface tactile (3) une surface continue lisse, et en ce que le capteur (31) ainsi que la couche souple de protection (33) sont réalisés de manière à laisser passer de la lumière au moins partiellement au niveau des régions de rétro - éclairage.
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