Kentucky Patent of the Month – April 2024

Touchless technology has become increasingly essential in various industries, particularly in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, where minimizing physical contact became a priority. Audio Authority Corp. has stepped up to the challenge with its innovative touchless sensor, revolutionizing the way we interact with electronic devices.

At the heart of this invention is a motion sensor designed to detect objects within a specific zone. What sets this sensor apart is its unique sensor lens, shaped like a hand, which enhances its functionality and user experience. This hand-shaped lens is housed within a carefully crafted housing, along with a light source and guide, ensuring optimal performance.

The touchless sensor is not only about functionality but also about versatility. Its modular pin connector seamlessly integrates into existing systems, making it easy to retrofit into various electronic devices. This means that common push-buttons and switches can be replaced with touchless sensors, offering a safer and more convenient alternative for users.

One notable feature of the touchless sensor is its attention to detail in design. The housing, comprising core and shell portions, encases the sensor components securely while maintaining an aesthetic appeal. The end face of the housing features a hand-shaped sensor window, enhancing its visual appeal and user engagement.

The touchless sensor incorporates indicator windows, strategically placed around the sensor window, providing visual feedback to users. Whether it’s a segmented circle or cardinal arrows, these indicators ensure intuitive interaction and seamless operation.

What makes the touchless sensor even more impressive is its compatibility with standard push-button housings, making it a practical choice for retrofitting electronic devices. With this innovation, touchless operation is no longer a luxury but a standard feature, ensuring safety and convenience in various applications.

Audio Authority’s touchless sensor represents a significant advancement in touchless technology. Its combination of functionality, versatility, and attention to design detail makes it a game-changer in the industry. As we continue to adapt to new norms and challenges, innovations like these pave the way for safer and more efficient interactions with electronic devices.

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