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1. (WO2016061085) CAPACITIVE TOUCH FACEPLATE FOR A BLENDER

Pub. No.:    WO/2016/061085    International Application No.:    PCT/US2015/055303
Publication Date: Fri Apr 22 01:59:59 CEST 2016 International Filing Date: Wed Oct 14 01:59:59 CEST 2015
IPC: A47J 43/042
A47J 43/07
H01H 35/00
Applicants: VITA-MIX MANAGEMENT CORPORATION
Inventors: KOLAR, David, J.
GEE, Jack, Warren, II
Title: CAPACITIVE TOUCH FACEPLATE FOR A BLENDER
Abstract:
Touch sensors form various controls for a touch controller of a blender. The controls are arranged on the touch controller such that a user holding the blender can operate the blender by articulating their thumbs. In one example, button controls for preset programs are arranged in an arcuate manner on one side of the touch controller, the curvature of the arcuate shape being open to the side of the blender. A button for a pulsating function may be located inside the curvature opening. Start and stop buttons may be located near the bottom in the middle of the touch controller. A vertical sliding speed control may be located on the side of the touch controller opposite the button controls. The touch controller may also have an LED or LCD screen.