Patent Number: 6,297,810

Title: Programmable switch array with tactical feel

Abstract: Disclosed are a programmable switch array which provides tactical feel indication of activation to a user. The switch array includes a display device adapted to display switch information. A glass plate is positioned in front of the display device. Multiple switching mechanisms are positioned behind the glass plate. One or more pivot members are positioned behind the glass plate and disposed such that upon the user pushing upon a region of the glass plate, the glass plate pivots about the pivot member and actuates a corresponding one of the multiple switching mechanisms. The pivoting of the glass plate provides the user a tactical feel indication of the activation of the switch.

Inventors: Anderson; Roger D. (Marengo, IA)

Assignee: Rockwell Collins

International Classification: H01H 13/70 (20060101); H01H 25/04 (20060101); G09G 005/00 ()

Expiration Date: 10/02/2018