Global Patent Index - EP 1242707 A1

EP 1242707 A1 2002-09-25 - COMBINED MECHANICAL AND ELECTRONIC KEY, IN PARTICULAR FOR LOCKS IN A VEHICLE

Title (en)

COMBINED MECHANICAL AND ELECTRONIC KEY, IN PARTICULAR FOR LOCKS IN A VEHICLE

Title (de)

KOMBINIERTER MECHANISCHER UND ELEKTRONISCHER SCHLÜSSEL, INSBESONDERE FÜR AN FAHRZEUGEN BEFINDLICHE SCHLÖSSER

Title (fr)

CLE MECANIQUE ET ELECTRONIQUE COMBINEE, NOTAMMENT POUR DES SERRURES DE VEHICULES AUTOMOBILES

Publication

EP 1242707 A1 (DE)

Application

EP 00981354 A

Priority

  • DE 19962976 A
  • EP 0012431 W

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO0148342A1] In a combined mechanical and electronic key, electronic components and mechanical flat keys (30) are normally housed in a common key holder (10). In order to place the flat key (30) between a lowered rest position in a holder (10) and a projecting in-use position, the flat key (30) is movably located in a container (10) and secured in at least one of said positions by a push button (40). The key container is assembled from an upper and a lower shell. In order to avoid sealing problems between both shells, according to the invention, the upper shell (11) is provided with an outbreak in a region pertaining thereto which lies outwith the push button.The outbreak creates a void chamber which can be accessed from the outside and is located on the inside of the shell interior. Said electronic components are enclosed by a housing-like capsule and form therewith a prefabricated electrocapsule (20). The electrocapsule (20) forms a socket unit, which can be inserted thereafter in the void chamber pertaining to the pre-assembled key container (10). The electrocapsules (10) are secured in the key container (10) when inserted in said socket. The push button (40) is used to advantage for securing.

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

E05B 49/00; E05B 19/00; E05B 19/04

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

E05B 19/04 (2006.01); G07C 9/00 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

E05B 19/043 (2013.01); G07C 9/00944 (2013.01); G07C 2009/00952 (2013.01); Y10T 70/7825 (2015.04); Y10T 70/7876 (2015.04); Y10T 70/8676 (2015.04); Y10T 70/8757 (2015.04)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 0148342A1

Designated contracting state (EPC)

DE ES FR GB IT

DOCDB simple family

WO 0148342 A1 20010705; AU 1862701 A 20010709; DE 19962976 C1 20010920; EP 1242707 A1 20020925; US 2003000267 A1 20030102; US 6691539 B2 20040217