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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,...
8698018 Key assembly for an electronic device having a connected keycap  
The present application provides a key assembly for use in an electronic device. The key assembly comprises a plurality of dome switches and one or more single-piece keycaps. Each keycap has a...
8686303 Thin film switch and press key/keyboard using the same  
A thin film switch, comprising: a first thin film, having a first conductor unit mounted thereon; and a second thin film, having a second conductor unit mounted on a surface thereof facing toward...
8658919 Multi-touch panel including equipotential line distortion corrector  
A multi-touch panel includes a first substrate for receiving coordinate input, a second substrate provided to face the first substrate, a first conductive film formed on the first substrate; and a...
8658920 Switch module system  
A switch module system includes switch modules. Each switch module has a housing, a keypad with switch domes, and an actuator for the switch domes. The housing of each switch module includes a...
8641525 Controller for video game console  
An improved controller (10) for a game console that is intended to be held by a user in both hands in the same manner as a conventional controller (1), which has controls on the front operable by...
8642904 Link structure and key switch structure  
A link structure can include an outside link member and an inside link member. Shaft holes can be formed in respective inner lateral sides of the outside link member and face each other across a...
8633411 Side button structure for electronic device  
A side button structure includes a housing with switches, and a button assembly moveably fixed on the housing; the button assembly includes a flexible pin and at least one pressing blocks, the...
8624135 Switch unit  
A switch unit for detecting movement of a target object in a first direction and in a second direction orthogonal to the first direction includes a first movable body arranged to move in the first...
8618429 Keypad assembly, and image forming device and data processor incorporating the same  
A keypad assembly includes a first keypad element including a first frame element, first elastic elements connecting with the first frame element, keycaps swingably connected to the first frame...
8614401 Keyswitch and keyboard  
A keyswitch includes a base, a circuit board, a resilient support member and a key cap. The circuit board is disposed on the base and has a switch. The resilient support member is disposed on the...
8598476 Apparatus, and associated method, for applying a finish to a keypad  
A keypad assembly, and an associated method, is constructed in a manner to permit application of a finish, such as a decoration or painting, to any desired portion of the keys of the assembly,...
8592699 Single support lever keyboard mechanism  
A keyboard mechanism for a low-travel keyboard and methods of fabrication are described. The low-travel keyboard is suitable for a thin-profile computing device, such as a laptop computer, netbook...
8586882 Multi-directional switch  
A multi-directional switch includes switches, a wiring board having an electrode, a pressure-sensitive body disposed over the electrode, a detection pin disposed on the upper surface of the...
8586883 Key module for portable devices  
A key module for portable devices includes a PCB having at least one pair of high resistance film and welding point, a rubber key having a protruded key head, and a set of upper case and bottom...
8586884 Tamper-resistant keypad for mobile device  
A tamper-resistant keypad is described. The keypad includes a keycap for actuation by a user. An actuator includes a first end that is coupled to the keycap. A frame having an aperture is adapted...
8581125 Illuminated keyboard  
An illuminated keyboard includes a supporting plate, a transparent frame plate, a key, a light source and a membrane switch circuit module. The light source is arranged between the key and the...
8581124 Terminal device  
A terminal device includes a first housing, a key attached to a cut portion in a corner of the first housing, a key support portion configured to support the key, the key support portion including...
8569638 Dome switch array  
An array of domes is constructed from a single sheet of conductive material. For example, several domes can be stamped at a preset distribution within a sheet of metal. The domes can be placed at...
8569639 Breathable sealed dome switch assembly  
A sealed dome switch assembly is provided to allow air to flow between the interior and the exterior of the dome switch during the collapse and recovery of the resilient dome shell. The sealed dome...
8563881 Input device and electronic apparatus having the same  
An input device and an electronic apparatus having the same are provided. The input device includes a main body, and a plurality of keys each having a contact part which contacts a pressing unit...
8558125 Button-key structure and electric device having the same  
A button-key structure includes a plurality of button-keys arranged next to each other; and a button-key supporting portion disposed on a downstream side in a direction that the button-keys move....
8546707 In-vehicle input device  
An in-vehicle input device includes a housing including a supporting member; an operating knob including a shaft hole (supported part) and supported by the supporting member in such a manner that...
8536473 Method and apparatus for a combination light pipe and air gap switch  
An electrical switch device includes a housing, faceplate, and a light pipe assembly that includes a light transmissive channel, a position stop, and a cam. The device also includes an air gap...
8530767 Multi-directional switch device  
In a multi-directional switch device including: an operation body which moves to be inclined in multiple directions; four actuators which are operated to be pressed by an inclination operation of...
8530766 In-cell touch panel for flat panel display device  
The present disclosure relates to an in-cell touch panel embedded into the flat panel display devices. The present disclosure suggests an in-cell touch panel for flat panel display device...
8513548 Keypad having tamper-resistant keys  
A tamper resistant keypad includes one or more key assemblies having a resilient key member and a contact. The resilient key member is configured to flex when the key assembly is depressed to allow...
8513549 Illuminated keyboard  
An illuminated keyboard includes a main circuit board, a membrane switch circuit module and an illumination circuit board. The membrane switch circuit module includes a first connecting zone and a...
8502094 Illuminated keyboard  
An illuminated keyboard includes a transparent frame plate, a key, a light source and a membrane switch circuit module. The light beam emitted by the light source is transmissible through the...
8504934 Displaying a graphical keyboard  
In general, this disclosure describes techniques for providing a mechanism for facilitating text entry by a user interacting with a graphical keyboard displayed at a presence-sensitive screen of a...
8502093 Multidirectional operating switch  
In a multidirectional operating switch, an operating body has a support having a spherically convex surface on the lower end of a central cylinder, and a holding base has a retainer having a...
8497441 Luminous switch and electronic device provided with the same  
A luminous switch using an inorganic EL material is provided with a plurality of switch sections so as to reduce acoustic noise. The switch sections are provided with a plurality of protruding...
8492666 Key assembly for a mobile device  
A key assembly for an electronic device comprises at least one key including a body having a first external contact portion and a second external contact portion. The first external contact portion...
8487200 Structure for operating pivot switches of multi-function switch assembly  
A multi-function switch assembly configured to implement a push switch function is provided. A structure for operating pivot switches of the multi-function switch assembly includes a Printed...
8481874 Key switch structure  
Provided is a key switch structure wherein a membrane sheet (7) having a movable contact point (7e) and a stationary contact point (7d) is provided between a housing (5), which supports a key top...
8471158 Power seat switch assembly  
A switch assembly is provided that includes a series of bridge actuators that include oppositely spaced protrusions separated by a bridge. The protrusions extend through apertures in a support that...
8461467 Local lighting keyboard  
A local lighting keyboard includes a baseboard, a plurality of keycaps movable up and down against the baseboard, and a circuit board located between the baseboard and the keycaps that is...
8455774 Electronic apparatus  
In an electronic apparatus, a first switch and a second switch are located in a correspondence relationship with each other. The first switch is configured to obtain an electric output by causing a...
8451146 Legend highlighting  
A method for manufacturing keycap includes applying a first coating layer on a surface of a keycap layer, applying a second coating layer on top of the first coating layer, etching at least a...
8440921 Keypad  
A keypad includes a circuit board, a key, and a rotating member. The circuit board includes at least one first keypad switch and at least one second keypad switch. The key includes a first...
8431843 Luminous keyboard  
The present invention discloses a luminous keyboard. The luminous keyboard includes an illumination element, a membrane circuit board, and a plurality of keys. The membrane circuit board includes...
8431852 Key switch device  
A key switch device and a keyboard, capable of preventing key-entry noise from rebounding and having a drip-proof effect so as to avoid a contact fault and/or insulation failure. The key switch...
8404984 Lighted keyboard  
A lighted keyboard includes transparent, rectangular keys each comprising a bottom stem; scissors shaped structures disposed under the keys, each scissors shaped structure being aligned with the...
8404989 Membrane switch sheet  
Disclosed herein is a membrane switch sheet for a switch matrix-type key input apparatus. The membrane switch sheet is used in a switch matrix-type key input apparatus, including a plurality of...
8399784 Apparatus for key actuation and associated methods  
An apparatus for key actuation of an electronic device comprising a linear bearing configured for transmitting user actuation, and a complementary guide portion, wherein the linear bearing and the...
8400342 Explosion proof electro-mechanical joystick  
A joystick comprising a housing, a ball supported and held within the housing, and a joystick handle attached to the ball. The joystick also includes a first device held within the housing, and a...
8383966 Key assembly for an electronic device having a multi-character keycap  
A key assembly for use in an electronic device is provided. The key assembly includes a plurality of dome switches, a plurality of single-piece keycaps and plurality of actuators which activate the...
8378244 Portable electronic device  
An exemplary portable electronic device includes a housing, a cover detachably mounted on the housing, a circuit board mounted inside the housing, a switch assembly electrically connected with the...
8367958 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...