Global Patent Index - EP 1040701 A2

EP 1040701 A2 2000-10-04 - REMOTE CONTROL UNIT

Title (en)

REMOTE CONTROL UNIT

Title (de)

FERNSTEUERUNGSEINHEIT

Title (fr)

UNITE DE COMMANDE A DISTANCE

Publication

EP 1040701 A2 (EN)

Application

EP 98959309 A

Priority

  • NO 9800366 W
  • NO 975804 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9930526A2] The invention relates to a universal remote control unit for the control of a selection of electronic apparatus. The remote control unit is equipped with two parallel rows of operating knobs (4). Laterally of the row of operating knobs (4), an operating cylinder (3) is positioned, countersunk and parallel to the operating knobs (4). Visible on the surface of the operating cylinder (3) through a cavity of the operator panel are fixed or replaceable descriptions (2a - 2i) of functions for all of the operating knobs (4) placed axially for each apparatus to be operated. The operating cylinder (3) can be turned about its axis, and the user may, thus, select between a plurality of sets of functional descriptions (2a - 2i) for the operating knobs. When a certain set of functional descriptions (2b) is visible and centralized in relation to the operating knobs (4), the operating cylinder is mechanically in a more stable position than when the functional descriptions (2b) are only partly visible, the cylinder (3) being locked in the stable position by means of a spring-loaded, mechanical lock (13).

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

H04Q 9/00

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

G08C 17/00 (2006.01); G08C 19/28 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

G08C 19/28 (2013.01); G08C 17/00 (2013.01); G08C 2201/92 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 9930526A3

Designated contracting state (EPC)

DE DK ES FI FR GB IT SE

EPO simple patent family

WO 9930526 A2 19990617; WO 9930526 A3 19990819; WO 9930526 A9 20010531; AU 1513299 A 19990628; CA 2311121 A1 19990617; EP 1040701 A2 20001004; NO 306006 B1 19990830; NO 975804 A 19990611; NO 975804 D0 19971210

INPADOC legal status


2003-11-26 [18W] APPLICATION WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20030930

2000-10-04 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 20000519

2000-10-04 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A2

- Designated State(s): DE DK ES FI FR GB IT SE