Patent Number: 6,294,906

Title: Control elements for switching and controlling electrical appliances having cover panels

Abstract: A control element for switching and controlling an electrical appliance having a cover panel includes a support (4) for receiving a top part, which can be attached and removed. The support can be glued onto the front panel (2), which need have no openings. Elements (14, 15, 16, 17) are in the top part for causing an indirect control transmission through the front panel, with sensors (5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 21, 22) behind the front panel (2) electrically sensing the indirect control transmissions and carrying out operational functions of the electrical appliance.

Inventors: Kuechler; Wolfgang (Ostheim, DE)

Assignee: Preh-Werke GmbH & Co. KG

International Classification: G01D 5/12 (20060101); G01D 5/14 (20060101); H01H 19/00 (20060101); H01H 19/14 (20060101); H05F 001/00 (); A47B 063/00 ()

Expiration Date: 09/25/2018