US Patent No. 10,338,885

AURAL AND VISUAL FEEDBACK OF FINGER POSITIONS


Patent No. 10,338,885
Issue Date July 02, 2019
Title Aural And Visual Feedback Of Finger Positions
Inventorship Neil C. Johnson, Cedar Rapids, IA (US)
Christopher R. Chapman, Marion, IA (US)
Assignee Rockwell Collins, Inc., Cedar Rapids, IA (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,338,885

1. An apparatus, comprising:at least two control elements, the at least two control elements including a key and a knob;
a capacitive sensor associated with each control element of the at least two control elements, the capacitive sensor located at least partially above an exterior surface around each control element of the at least two control elements, configured to detect a presence of a finger near one of the at least two control elements and generate a detection signal, the capacitive sensor formed as a ring and configured to surround each control element of the at least two control elements; and
one or more processors in communication with the capacitive sensor, the one or more processors configured to process the detection signal and provide a feedback indicating the presence of the finger near the one of the at least two control elements to a user.