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8987617 Multicolor light-emitting computer input device  
A multicolor light-emitting computer input device includes a key switch module including a bottom plat having through holes, press members spaced above the bottom plate, and linking members...
8981243 Keyboard mechanisms for electronic devices  
An input device configured to communicate with a computing device includes at least one keycap, a support mechanism operably connected to the keycap and configured to move the keycap from a first...
8975547 Keyswitch and keyboard including the same  
A keyswitch, disposed on a base plate, includes a keycap and a scissors-like supporting structure. The scissors-like supporting structure is disposed on the base plate and supports the keycap. The...
8975542 Pressing-type input device  
A switching substrate on which switching portions are mounted is attached at an angle to a case. The length in the pressing direction of a first push button of a push button unit is larger than the...
8963034 Keyswitch structure  
A keyswitch structure includes a bottom board, a circuit board disposed on the bottom board, a resilient member, a key cap and two supporting members. The bottom board is formed with two first...
8957332 Key switch structure  
A key switch structure can include a key top, a link structure, a back plate, a membrane sheet, an elastic member, an arm bar, and a pushing member. The link structure can guide the key top in the...
8957333 Thin keyboard structure  
A thin keyboard structure includes a circuit board and a keycap assembly board located on the circuit board. The circuit board has a plurality of command portions to receive contact and generate...
8957337 Rigid keyboard mechanism  
A keyboard for an electronic device, including a switch plate configured to be in communication with the electronic device, a key cap movably supported above the switch plate, and a translation...
8946570 Keyboard systems utilizing a switch and proximity sensors  
A keyboard apparatus is provided. The apparatus can include a rigid member comprising a plurality of keycaps and a proximity sensing member comprising a plurality of proximity sensors and a...
8927884 Replaceable key module and keyboard with the same  
A replaceable key module for a keyboard, comprising: a keycap holder, a springy member and a keycap. The keycap holder embraces an accommodation space, a first surface having an opening, and a...
8921720 Apparatus and method pertaining to a key assembly having a plinth-receiving key mat  
A key assembly comprises a contact-responsive switch and a keycap having a plinth extending from an underside surface thereof. A key mat disposed between the keycap and the contact-responsive...
8921721 Switch device  
A switch device includes a lid arranged between a tactile switch, which is arranged on a substrate, and an operation button, which is coupled to a retainer so that the operation button can be...
8907190 Switch device and electronic musical instrument  
The present invention includes a first rotating operation unit which is arranged in one end section of an instrument main body such that a portion thereof protrudes from the top surface of the...
8895879 In-vehicle lever switch device  
In a lever switch device, a holder is assembled in and fixed to a cylindrical lever body formed by combining halved lever bodies and the holder supports two rotating knobs so as to allow the...
8890008 Keyboard  
An exemplary keyboard includes a keyboard shell; a supporting panel arranged to the keyboard shell and having a plurality of elastomer holes therein; a plurality of keycaps arranged on the...
8884790 Matrix keyboarding system  
A data input system and method utilize a keyboard including a first keypad having at least five keys and a second keypad having at least five keys. With the at least ten keys of the first and...
8884172 Keypad apparatus for portable communication device  
A keypad apparatus for a portable communication device in which a plurality of pressurizing protrusions are integrated with a plurality of dome switches is provided. To this end, the keypad...
8884173 Illuminated keycap for generating soft light  
An illuminated keycap for generating soft light is located in a keyboard which includes a command circuit board located beneath the keycap and a lighting unit to project light to the keycap. The...
8878083 Button key assembly and electronic apparatus that employs the button key assembly  
Button keys, resilient supports and a frame are molded in one piece such that the button keys are resiliently movable and are spaced apart by a gap. Each of the button keys includes an engagement...
8872051 Control device for switches with silicone domes  
A control device for switches with silicone domes comprising actuator means (10) which act on silicone domes (13) associated with metallic means adapted to close and selectively open electric...
8866030 Keyboard mounting apparatus  
A mounting apparatus secures a keyboard to a base. The keyboard defines a plurality of nicks. The base comprises a supporting member and a receiving member installed on the supporting member. A...
8836339 Switching device  
In a switching device with at least one first electrical switching device input and at least one first electrical switching device output and at least one second electrical switching device output,...
8835780 Power seat switch to present simultaneous activation  
A switch actuating assembly for an automobile seat has a switch operating member moveable along a first path to operate a first switch associated with a first function and moveable along a second...
8822851 Method and apparatus for controlling a multi-mode keyboard  
A multi-mode keyboard for a portable electronic device is provided. The keyboard comprising: a layer of flexible transparent touch sensors for receiving touch input; a layer of flexible output...
8823649 Pointing device having rotational sensors  
A pointing device and method for providing both translational and rotational input to a computer, to manipulate graphical objects. In one embodiment, a pointing stick is cantilevered to a base. One...
8816227 Dust-proof keyboard  
A dust-proof keyboard includes a keyboard main body and a plurality of keyboard keys (4) buckled on the keyboard main body. The keyboard keys (4) include key caps (41) and contact blocks (42)...
8809703 Keys with double-diving-board spring mechanisms  
Keys may be formed for keyboards. The keyboards may be attached to electronic devices such as computers or may be formed within a portable computer or other electronic equipment. A keyboard may be...
8803014 Contact switches in a uniform control panel  
A pushbutton switch array is proposed which provides a uniform operating surface in which switching units are distinguished from dummy elements only by symbols provided on the switching units and...
8804363 Printed circuit boards with embedded components  
Printed circuit boards are provided with embedded components. The embedded components may be mounted within recesses in the surface of a printed circuit board substrate. The printed circuit board...
8791378 Keyboard preventable keycaps from breaking off  
The present invention provides a keyboard preventable keycaps from breaking off, which comprises a keyboard main body, and a limit board fixed to the keyboard main body. The keyboard main body...
8791379 Switchgear  
It is an object to provide a switchgear capable of alleviating burden to a manager. In order to solve the aforementioned problem, the switchgear according to the present invention includes a...
8790331 Apparatus for sealing electronics from environment in DC powered arthroscopic surgical handpiece with pushbutton actuation  
A button for actuating a switch in a surgical handpiece. The button is sealed to a bezel, and the bezel is sealed to the handpiece. The button, bezel, and handpiece create a sealed enclosure...
8779308 Key switch device and keyboard  
A key switch device including a key top; a pair of link members connected to the key top and interlocked with each other to guide a vertical motion of the key top; a switch mechanism including a...
8772652 Keypad assembly for portable terminal  
A keypad assembly includes an operation member deformed according to user's manipulation to operate key switches, a binding member disposed on a top surface of the operation member, binding pieces...
8772653 Encryption keyboard  
An encryption keyboard is provided, especially an encryption keyboard including a front spying and detecting protection system. The encryption keyboard comprises a panel and a main control panel. A...
8770772 Luminous keyboard  
A luminous keyboard includes: a press key unit and a backlight module unit including a light guiding plate, a plurality of light guiding points, an upper light-permeable thin film disposed on a top...
8766114 Keypad apparatus for portable communication device  
Provided is a keypad apparatus for a portable communication device structured to have a Printed Circuit Board (PCB) including a plurality of dome switches and a plurality of Light-Emitting Diodes...
8766115 Pushbutton controller with cutoff switch  
A controller for operating an electric drive of a reclining chair or couch has a housing mountable on the chair or couch, a pair of control switches on the housing and connectable to the drive...
8742276 Press key  
A press key includes: a base unit having a metal plate; a position-limiting unit formed with a through hole, the metal plate and the position-limiting unit defining an accommodating space...
8735747 Compact double-contact secured pushbutton switch  
A pushbutton switch comprises a plunger, which provokes, under the action of pressure by a user, the depression of an upper dome positioned above switching means, any depression of the upper dome...
8735748 Keyboard structure  
There is provided a keyboard structure capable of preventing a fingernail of a user from being inserted between key tops and achieving uniform illumination without illumination leakage. A key top...
8737052 Mobile terminal  
Disclosed is a mobile terminal. The mobile terminal of the present invention comprises: a front case having a keypad-accommodating portion; a rear case attachably/detachably coupled to a rear...
8729414 Button assembly with inverted dome switch  
A portable electronic device may have an inverted dome switch assembly. The switch assembly may have an inverted dome that has a base and a conductive underside. The base may be attached to a...
8710383 Thin film switch and press key/keyboard using the same  
A thin film switch is disclosed, which comprises: a first thin film, having a first conductor unit mounted on a surface thereof; and a second thin film, having a second conductor unit mounted on a...
8707946 Household appliance, in particular a kitchen range  
The invention relates to a household appliance (1), in particular a kitchen range with at least one control and/or display circuit board (2) that is set in an appropriate mounting recess (3), said...
8710382 Keypad assembly for electronic devices  
A key pad assembly includes a keypad and a shading sheet. The keypad includes a board and a plurality of supporting portions formed on and protruding from the board, each supporting portion has an...
8710381 Keyswitch controller  
A keyswitch controller includes a housing, a circuit board, a keyswitch module, and a force feedback module. The housing includes a keyswitch hole. The circuit board is disposed in the housing and...
8704113 Keyboard and electronic apparatus  
Disclosed herein is a keyboard, including: a membrane switch having contacts disposed at positions thereof corresponding to keys; a spacer member provided on the membrane switch and having openings...
8698016 Configuration and method for mounting a key to a deflection web for a keypad  
A keypad assembly comprising one or more keys arranged on a deflection web is provided. Each key may comprise a key cap and a post operatively coupled to the key cap. The deflection web may...
8698017 Switch device  
In the switch device including the case in which switches are accommodated, tube portions provided on an upper surface of the case, operation knobs swingably provided to the tube portions,...