Patents by Inventor Ottmar GLEISSNER

Ottmar GLEISSNER has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 10664055
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a control device with at least one touch-sensitive input surface that can be activated for haptic feedback with an electromagnetic actuator, where the actuator comprises an actuator coil and an armature that is activated by energizing the actuator coil. The control device is divided into at least two control assemblies at least one of which has a touch-sensitive input surface and an armature connected therewith. These at least two control assemblies are installed at a minimum spacing from each other on a common circuit board, which in turn is connected with a common carrier element, whereby the armatures protrude through the circuit board with play. On each carrier element, an actuator coil at a spacing x from the armature of the respective control assembly is installed. The present disclosure also refers to a process for manufacturing the control device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: PREH GMBH
    Inventor: Ottmar Gleissner
  • Publication number: 20200067506
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an input device including a flat panel defining an array of control surfaces, and an array of capacitive sensors and a support, where the control surfaces are on a surface of the panel facing towards the operator and the support is on a side of the panel facing away from an operator, and where a capacitive sensor forms a measuring capacitance assigned to a control surface, where the capacitive sensor is formed by a common substantially flat film layer structure. The film layer structure includes a first electrode for forming the measuring capacitance, wherein, on the side of the support, a lighting means is provided for each control surface for backlighting the associated control surface and transmitting light through the film layer structure, where the input device is configured to reduce the passage of light from one capacitive sensor to an adjacent capacitive sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2017
    Publication date: February 27, 2020
    Applicant: PREH GMBH
    Inventors: Ottmar GLEISSNER, Jochen SCHLERETH
  • Publication number: 20180150139
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a control device comprising an actuator for generating a haptic feedback. The method includes providing at least two flat anchors each of which comprises a connecting element for connection to a support component. The connecting element is arranged differently on each of the flat anchors. An actuator solenoid and the support component are mounted within the control device. A distance between the actuator solenoid and a predetermined point on the support component is determined to obtain a determined distance. One flat anchor is selected from the flat anchors based on an actual distance to the actuator solenoid when the one flat anchor is connected to the support component corresponding to a specific requirement, the actual distance being determined based on the determined distance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2017
    Publication date: May 31, 2018
    Applicant: PREH GMBH
    Inventors: OTTMAR GLEISSNER, Frank Then
  • Publication number: 20180150137
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a control device with at least one touch-sensitive input surface that can be activated for haptic feedback with an electromagnetic actuator, where the actuator comprises an actuator coil and an armature that is activated by energizing the actuator coil. The control device is divided into at least two control assemblies at least one of which has a touch-sensitive input surface and an armature connected therewith. These at least two control assemblies are installed at a minimum spacing from each other on a common circuit board, which in turn is connected with a common carrier element, whereby the armatures protrude through the circuit board with play. On each carrier element, an actuator coil at a spacing x from the armature of the respective control assembly is installed. The present disclosure also refers to a process for manufacturing the control device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2017
    Publication date: May 31, 2018
    Applicant: PREH GMBH
    Inventor: Ottmar GLEISSNER