Patent Number: 6,480,752

Title: Final operating element positioning device

Abstract: In a control device for manually inputting information into a device, having a final control element whose position can be changed under the effect of an activation force and which is connected to a converter for generating electrical signals which characterize the position of the final control element, and having a motor element which is connected to the final control element and which exerts, under the control of the electrical signals, a force on the final control element, the size and direction of which force is dependent on the position of the final control element and/or on the information which is to be input, there is provision for the converter to be composed of the rotor (3) of the motor element and sensors (9, 10) which respectively emit an electrical signal as a function of the position of the rotor.

Inventors: Blume; Jochen (Darmstadt, DE), Breinich; Herbert (Wiesbaden, DE), Schmidt; Peter (Bad Homburg, DE)

Assignee: Mannesmann VDO AG

International Classification: G01D 5/14 (20060101); G01D 5/12 (20060101); G01D 005/14 ()

Expiration Date: 11/12/2019