Global Patent Index - EP 2019983 A2

EP 2019983 A2 2009-02-04 - HAPTIC INPUT DEVICE

Title (en)

HAPTIC INPUT DEVICE

Title (de)

HAPTISCHE EINGABEEINRICHTUNG

Title (fr)

DISPOSITIF DE SAISIE

Publication

EP 2019983 A2 (DE)

Application

EP 07724833 A

Priority

  • EP 2007003907 W
  • DE 102006019954 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO2007124955A2] The invention is directed towards an input device for a user to perform switching, setting and other input and selection operations. Such input devices are provided particularly in the form of switches, sliders and touchscreens, on electrical appliances and other controllers, e.g. in the vehicle domain. The invention is based on the object of providing solutions which allow a large degree of freedom of design to be employed in providing an input interface which is advantageous for a user, particularly one which is easy to operate intuitively. The invention achieves this object by means of an input device for providing an input interface for generating switching, setting or selection signals, on the basis of an input operation performed by a user, with at least one input element for defining an input location provided for generating that signal, and an evaluation circuit for detecting the user's input operation performed in the area of the input location, the input element being in a form such that it provides haptic feedback, and the evaluation circuit defining a detection zone which contains the input element.

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

G06F 3/046 (2006.01); G06F 3/01 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

G06F 3/016 (2013.01); G06F 3/044 (2013.01); G06F 3/017 (2013.01); H03K 17/962 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 2007124955A3

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT BE BG CH CY CZ DE DK EE ES FI FR GB GR HU IE IS IT LI LT LU LV MC MT NL PL PT RO SE SI SK TR

Designated extension state (EPC)

AL BA HR MK RS

EPO simple patent family

DE 102007020593 A1 20071108; EP 2019983 A2 20090204; JP 2009535724 A 20091001; KR 101011423 B1 20110128; KR 20090035479 A 20090409; US 2010044120 A1 20100225; US 9250705 B2 20160202; WO 2007124955 A2 20071108; WO 2007124955 A3 20080529

INPADOC legal status


2018-03-21 [18R] REFUSED

- Effective date: 20180124

2018-01-24 [REG DE R003] REFUSAL DECISION NOW FINAL

2012-08-08 [DAX] REQUEST FOR EXTENSION OF THE EUROPEAN PATENT (TO ANY COUNTRY) (DELETED)

2011-09-21 [RAP1] TRANSFER OF RIGHTS OF AN APPLICATION

- Owner name: IDENT TECHNOLOGY AG

2009-07-29 [17Q] FIRST EXAMINATION REPORT

- Effective date: 20090624

2009-02-11 [RBV] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES (CORRECTION)

- Designated State(s): AT BE BG CH CY CZ DE DK EE ES FI FR GB GR HU IE IS IT LI LT LU LV MC MT NL PL PT RO SE SI SK TR

2009-02-04 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 20081201

2009-02-04 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A2

- Designated State(s): AT BE BG CH CY CZ DE DK EE ES FI FR GB GR HU IE IS IT LI LT LU LV MC MT NL PL PT RO SE SI SK TR

2009-02-04 [AX] REQUEST FOR EXTENSION OF THE EUROPEAN PATENT TO:

- Countries: AL BA HR MK RS