The invention relates to an operating element for a regulating and/or switching functionality having at least two switching or regulating stages, comprising: an actuating part which can be actuated manually and thereby moved out of a rest position; at least three permanent magnets, comprising: a first movable permanent magnet, which is driven synchronously in its range …

Legal parties

Inventors (applicants): Thilo Schultheis, Arthur Klossek, Volker Gessner
Assignees (initial): Preh GmbH DE
Agents: Cantor Colburn LLP (attorney)

The application was examined by Bernard Rojas (USPTO dept. 2837)


  • 1. An operating element for a regulating and/or switching functionality having at least two switching …
  • 2. The operating element according to claim 1 , wherein the first and second permanent …
  • 3. The operating element according to claim 1 , wherein the permanent magnets are configured …

International priority data

DE: 10 2010 029 817 / Jun. 8, 2010 (national)

Cited documents


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Brief Description of the Figures

The disclosure as well as the technical environment are explained below in more detail with reference to the figures. It must be remarked that the Figures depict a particular embodiment …



The disclosure relates to an operating element for a regulating and/or switching function having at least two switching or regulating …

Detailed Description

In a simplified schematic representation, the Figures show the mode of operation of the haptic feedback of the operating element 10. Three permanent magnets 1, 2, 3 are provided …

More details about Operating Element Having Two Switching or Control Stages

Miscellaneous patent data

Includes the following drawings: the end position of the actuating, the position of the actuating, Operating Element Having Two Switching, the rest position of the actuating, similar patents are classified under Controlling members for hand-actuation by linear movement, e.g. push buttons, Comprising energy storage means, Controlled members, Assemblies or arrangements thereof, Means for securing the members on rotatable spindles or the like, plural magnet or coil means, Terminals, Connections, Controlling members specially adapted for actuation by other parts of the human body than hand or foot, flies, i.e. fan governors, timing of actuation of contacts due to a part rotating at substantially constant speed, self-adjusting, Impedances connected with contacts, arc-suppression or extinguishing means, Plural switches, Contacts, Arc-extinguishing means, e.g. arcing rings, Vacuum or hermetically sealed type, the invention is named Operating Element Having Two Switching or Control Stages, developed by Volker Gessner et al., the assignee company name is Preh GmbH, the examination was conducted by Bernard Rojas, the main examiner (2837 USPTO department), illustrated by 3 drawings, the assignee classification - a foreign company or corporation, the known agent's company is Cantor Colburn LLP, 3 figures depict the invention details, the claim 1 is exemplary as chosen by the examiner, the known applicant's name is Thilo Schultheis, claims 1-10 comprise the invention scope, the grant publication date is Oct. 7, 2014, categorized under Plural magnets as a primary classification, the application number is 13/702,441 (U.S.), the application was published on Jun. 3, 2011, the recorded inventor's name is Thilo Schultheis, the grant publication number is 08854163, particularly claims an operating element for a regulating and/or switching functionality having…

Invention classification information

The invention is classified under Permanent Magnet-Actuated Switches, Switches actuated by change of magnetic field or of electric field, e.g. by change of relative position of magnet and switch, by shielding, Plural magnets, Controlling members for hand-actuation by linear movement, e.g. push buttons, Details of switching devices, not covered by groups H01H 1/00-H01H 7/00. The designated search classifications include With permanent magnet, With magneto-mechanical motive device.

Patent details
Publication number 08854163
Publication date Oct. 7, 2014
Kind code B2
Application number 13/702,441
Application date Jun. 3, 2011
Application type U
Application series code 13
Int. pub. country WO
Int. pub. number WO2011/154322
Int. publication Dec. 15, 2011
Int. filing country WO
Int. filing PCT/EP2011/059211
Filed internationally Jun. 3, 2011
National stage date Mar. 1, 2013
National classification 335/207
Total number of claims 10
Exemplary claims 1
Number of drawings 3
Number of figures 3
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