Control device for vehicles

  • US 20060211368A1
  • Filed: 03/15/2005
  • Published: 09/21/2006
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/15/2005
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A remote controller for a vehicle, the remote controller comprising:

  • a storage module for storing control data to be transmitted to an in-vehicle transceiver;

    a transceiver switch having a transmit mode to transmit a data signal to said in-vehicle transceiver and a receive mode to listen for an acknowledgement signal from said in-vehicle transceiver;

    a user interface having at least one translucent key switch to contact said transceiver switch and thereby activate transmission of said data signal;

    a light source beneath said translucent key switch to illuminate said translucent key switch when said acknowledgement signal has been received; and

    control circuitry adapted to receive a command from said translucent key switch when it is depressed, retrieve said control data from said storage module, and provide said control data to said transceiver switch for transmission as said data signal, and to cause said light source to illuminate when said acknowledgement signal has been received.

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