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US5679933: Control panels for elevators

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Filing Information

Inventor(s) Robert Weber · Ralf Schmidt ·
Assignee(s) Weber Steuerungstechnik GmbH ·
Attorney/Agent(s) Whitham, Curtis, Whitham & McGinn ·
Primary Examiner Robert Nappi ·
Application Number US8539633
Filing date 10/05/1995
Issue date 10/21/1997
Predicted expiration date 10/05/2015
U.S. Classifications 187/395  · 187/389  ·
International Classifications B66B 134  ·
Kind CodeA
International Classifications 187395;396;414;901;380;384;389 ·
Foreign Priority DE4435740 - 10/06/1994 · DE9416959U - 10/21/1994 ·
16 Claims, No Drawings


Abstract

An elevator control panel is provided with a means for selecting a destination among a plurality of destinations for the passenger using a minimum number of input devices.

Independent Claims | See all claims (16)

  1. 1. A control panel for an elevator or the like, with a hand operated means for selecting a destination floor among a plurality of possible destination floors, said hand operated means having at least two distinct operational directions, each representing either an ascending or descending order of destination floors and sequentially presenting each of said destination floors for selection, and a means for entering a command on the basis of said selected destination floor.
  2. 3. Control panel for an elevator or the like, with a hand operated means for selecting a destination among a plurality of possible destinations, said means being continuously movable in at least two directions, each representing either an ascending or a descending numerical order of destinations, and a means for entering a command on the basis of said selected destinations, wherein said means for selecting a destination is a rotary type control knob and said means for entering is a push button.
  3. 6. Control panel for an elevator or the like, with a hand operated means for selecting a destination among a plurality of destinations, said means being continuously movable in a least two directions, each representing either an ascending or a descending numerical order of destinations, and a means for entering a command on the basis of said selected destination, wherein said means for selecting a destination is a track ball.
  4. 12. An elevator control panel, comprising:means for selecting a destination floor amongst a plurality of destination floors, said means for selecting comprising a means to sequentially move through each of said plurality of destination floors in an ascending and a descending order until said destination is indicated by said display; andmeans for entering a command pertaining to said destination floor based on a selection made by said means for selecting.
  5. 14. An elevator control panel, comprising:means for selecting a destination amongst a plurality of destinations, said means for selecting comprising a display and a means to sequentially move through said plurality of destinations in an ascending and a descending order until said destination is indicated by said display wherein said means to sequentially move through said plurality of destinations in an ascending and a descending order until said destination is indicated by said display comprises a rotary knob which can rotate both clockwise and counter-clockwise, and wherein said display comprises indicia positioned on said rotary knob, and a means for identifying a destination positioned adjacent said rotary knob in alignment with said indicia; andmeans for entering a command pertaining to said destination based on a selection mady by said means for selecting.
  6. 15. An elevator control panel, comprising:means for selecting a destination amongst a plurality of destinations, said means for selecting comprising a display and a means to sequentially move through said plurality of destinations in an ascending and a descending order until said destination is indicated by said display;means for entering a command pertaining to said destination based on a selection mady by said means for selecting; anda means for entering a password, and wherein said means for selecting a destination is selectively enabled or disengaged in response to said password.

References Cited

U.S. Patent Documents

Document NumberAssigneesInventorsIssue/Pub Date
US1893332 GEN ELECTRIC Lind Jan 1933
US3342289 TURNBULL ELEVATOR LTD Gingrich et al. Sep 1967

Foreign Patent Documents

Document NumberAssigneesInventorsIssue/Pub Date
JP1288584Nov 1989
WO198202704Aug 1982

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