Global Patent Index - EP 0829066 B1

EP 0829066 B1 2001-03-14 - ANALOGUE CONTROL ELEMENT

Title (en)

ANALOGUE CONTROL ELEMENT

Title (de)

ANALOGES STELLELEMENT

Title (fr)

ELEMENT ANALOGIQUE DE COMMANDE

Publication

EP 0829066 B1 (DE)

Application

EP 96917469 A

Priority

  • DE 19519941 A
  • DE 29515312 U
  • DE 29518293 U
  • EP 9602332 W

Abstract (en)

[origin: US6201196B1] A single-axis or multi-axis joystick assembly which is operative with a minimal amount of input force or displacement. As such, the joystick assembly is especially suited for those with severe motor handicaps who have limited movement in their extremities. The joystick assembly includes a housing and a handle operatively mounted to the housing for movement relative thereto. The handle operatively engages a sensor which generates an output signal when an input force is applied to the handle. The output signal is proportional to the input force. Preferably, the sensor is a piezoelectric pressure transducer.

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

G06K 11/18

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

G05G 9/047 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

G05G 9/047 (2013.01); G05G 2009/04729 (2013.01); G05G 2009/04762 (2013.01)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT BE CH DE DK ES FI FR GB IT LI NL SE

EPO simple patent family

US 6201196 B1 20010313; AT 199792 T 20010315; EP 0829066 A1 19980318; EP 0829066 B1 20010314; WO 9638810 A1 19961205

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