Global Patent Index - EP 2026366 A2

EP 2026366 A2 2009-02-18 - Rotary selector

Title (en)

Rotary selector

Title (de)

Drehwähler

Title (fr)

Sélecteur rotatif

Publication

EP 2026366 A2 (DE)

Application

EP 08013968 A

Priority

DE 102007037965 A

Abstract (en)

A rotary selector forming a control element comprises a rotatably mounted control portion (16) and an adapter (18) having a latching section with side faces formed and arranged in a circumferential direction. A stationary spring element (22) is disposed with the latching section of the adapter, and has elastic legs formed and arranged uniformly in the circumferential direction of the latching section and extending relative to the side faces. A rotary selector forming a control element comprises a rotatably mounted control portion (16) and an adapter (18) rotationally fixed to the control portion and disposed to assume rotary positions to be detected and transmitted to the electronic control system. The adapter has a latching section with side faces formed and arranged in a circumferential direction. A stationary spring element (22) is disposed with the latching section of the adapter, and has elastic legs formed and arranged uniformly in the circumferential direction of the latching section and extending tangentially relative to the side faces of the latching section. The side faces of the latching section are an integral multiple of the elastic legs of the spring element.

Abstract (de)

Es wird ein Drehwähler als Bedienelement zur Eingabe einer Stellgröße an eine elektronische Steuerung, der insbesondere für eine Bedienungseinrichtung eines elektronischen Haushaltsgeräts wie beispielsweise einer Waschmaschine, Spülmaschine und dergleichen einsetzbar ist, vorgeschlagen. Der Drehwähler weist ein drehbar gelagertes Bedienteil (16) und einen Adapter (18), der mit dem Bedienteil (16) drehfest verbunden ist und dessen Drehstellung erfassbar oder übertragbar ist, auf. Erfindungsgemäß weist der Adapter (18) einen Rastabschnitt (19) mit einer vorbestimmten Anzahl von in Umfangsrichtung gleichmäßig angeordneten und ausgebildeten Seitenflächen (20) auf und koaxial zum Rastabschnitt des Adapters (18) ist ein ortsfestes Federelement (22) vorgesehen, das eine vorbestimmte Anzahl von elastischen Stegen (24) aufweist, die in Umfangsrichtung des Rastabschnitts (19) gleichmäßig angeordnet und ausgebildet sind und tangential zu den Seitenflächen (20) des Rastabschnitts verlaufen, wobei die Anzahl der Seitenflächen (20) des Rastabschnitts (19) ein ganzzahliges Vielfaches der Anzahl der elastischen Stege (24) des Federelements (22) beträgt.

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

H01H 19/11 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

H01H 19/115 (2013.01); G05G 5/06 (2013.01); G05G 1/08 (2013.01); H01H 25/065 (2013.01)

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EPO simple patent family

EP 2026366 A2 20090218; EP 2026366 A3 20091216; EP 2026366 B1 20160525; CN 101364496 A 20090211; CN 101364496 B 20121114; DE 102007037965 A1 20090219; PL 2026366 T3 20161130; US 2009038921 A1 20090212; US 7987738 B2 20110802

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