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IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000008458D
Original Publication Date: 1997-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-Jun-17

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Joseph Namm


This device is composed of two rings (or cups), one fitting loosely in the other, A bushing (or boot) attaches one ring to the other such that the inner ring can float within the outer ring. The contigura- tion of the inner ring enables a person's finger to be inserted. One implementation has individual momentary switches along the inside of the outer ring so that when the inner ring is pressed against the outer ring one of the switches is activated. Each switch would thus be associated with one position of the device.