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1. (WO2012174322) SWITCH
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Pub. No.: WO/2012/174322 International Application No.: PCT/US2012/042575
Publication Date: 20.12.2012 International Filing Date: 15.06.2012
IPC:
H03K 17/96 (2006.01) ,H01H 3/02 (2006.01)
H ELECTRICITY
03
BASIC ELECTRONIC CIRCUITRY
K
PULSE TECHNIQUE
17
Electronic switching or gating, i.e. not by contact-making and -breaking
94
characterised by the way in which the control signals are generated
96
Touch switches
H ELECTRICITY
01
BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS
H
ELECTRIC SWITCHES; RELAYS; SELECTORS; EMERGENCY PROTECTIVE DEVICES
3
Mechanisms for operating contacts
02
Operating parts, i.e. for operating driving mechanism by a mechanical force external to the switch
Applicants:
OSRAM SYLVANIA INC. [US/US]; 100 Endicott Street Danvers, MA 01623, US (AllExceptUS)
HOFFKNECHT, Marc [DE/CA]; CA (UsOnly)
REIST, Peter [CA/CA]; CA (UsOnly)
ROJAS, Javier Orlando [CA/CA]; CA (UsOnly)
POUPORE, Timothy J. [CA/CA]; CA (UsOnly)
ARMSTRONG, Steve [CA/CA]; CA (UsOnly)
Inventors:
HOFFKNECHT, Marc; CA
REIST, Peter; CA
ROJAS, Javier Orlando; CA
POUPORE, Timothy J.; CA
ARMSTRONG, Steve; CA
Agent:
MONTANA, Shaun P.; 100 Endicott Street Danvers, MA 1923, US
Priority Data:
13/161, 35815.06.2011US
Title (EN) SWITCH
(FR) COMMUTATEUR
Abstract:
(EN) A switch according to various embodiments of the disclosure comprises a mechanical actuator configured to control a function associated with the switch and a face coupled to the actuator. The face is configured to depress in response to a force applied to at least a portion of the face, whereby depression of the face engages the actuator to control the function associated with the switch. The face includes a plurality of segments, each segment for controlling a respective additional function associated with the switch. A respective capacitive touch sensor is coupled to each respective segment of the plurality of segments, wherein each capacitive touch sensor is configured to control the function associated with its respective segment in response to detecting human skin in contact with the segment.
(FR) L'invention porte sur un commutateur qui, selon divers modes de réalisation, comprend un actionneur mécanique configuré pour commander une fonction associée au commutateur et une face couplée à l'actionneur. La face est configurée pour être enfoncée en réponse à une force appliquée sur au moins une partie de la face, l'enfoncement de la face venant en prise avec l'actionneur pour commander la fonction associée au commutateur. La face comprend une pluralité de segments, chaque segment permettant la commande d'une fonction additionnelle respective associée au commutateur. Un capteur tactile capacitif respectif est couplé à chaque segment respectif de la pluralité de segments, chaque capteur tactile capacitif étant configuré pour commander la fonction associée au segment respectif en réponse à la détection de la peau humaine en contact avec le segment.
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African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO) (BW, GH, GM, KE, LR, LS, MW, MZ, NA, RW, SD, SL, SZ, TZ, UG, ZM, ZW)
Eurasian Patent Organization (AM, AZ, BY, KG, KZ, RU, TJ, TM)
European Patent Office (AL, AT, BE, BG, CH, CY, CZ, DE, DK, EE, ES, FI, FR, GB, GR, HR, HU, IE, IS, IT, LT, LU, LV, MC, MK, MT, NL, NO, PL, PT, RO, RS, SE, SI, SK, SM, TR)
African Intellectual Property Organization (BF, BJ, CF, CG, CI, CM, GA, GN, GQ, GW, ML, MR, NE, SN, TD, TG)
Publication Language: English (EN)
Filing Language: English (EN)
Also published as:
CN103597747EP2721737EP3145083EP3145084EP3145085