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8912652 Semiconductor device and method for manufacturing the same  
Embodiments relate to a method for manufacturing a semiconductor device including at least one of: (1) Forming a lower electrode pattern on a substrate. (2) Forming an etch stop film on/over the...
8841567 Compact and mechanical inertial igniters for thermal batteries and the like for munitions with short duration firing setback shock  
An inertial igniter including: a body having a base; a striker release element rotatably disposed on the body, the striker release element having a first surface; a first biasing element for...
8829373 Three-axis acceleration switch array  
An acceleration switch array having at least two acceleration switches. Each acceleration switch includes a substrate, an anchor attached to the substrate, an electrically conductive mass disposed...
8809706 Integrating impact switch  
An integrating impact switch that can discriminate between accelerations due to different stimuli is provided. Embodiments of the present invention actuate only in response to an acceleration...
8791380 Acceleration switch and electronic device  
An acceleration switch includes a mass body having a space therein, a single arc-shaped beam supporting the mass body, a support portion supporting the arc-shaped beam, and a counter electrode...
8772657 Acceleration switch and electronic device  
An acceleration switch has a frame fixed to a first substrate, a beam positioned inside the frame and supported by the frame, and a mass body supported by the beam and having a hole portion at...
8772656 Acceleration switch  
An acceleration switch has a mass body having a space inside, and a counter electrode provided in the space of the mass body. An arc-shaped beam surrounds and supports the mass body. The...
8766118 Seismic actuator  
An actuator that includes a shelf having a pivot cone, a first member, a second member, a trigger pin and a trigger lever latch. The first member includes a weight, a first shaft extending...
8765511 Semiconductor device and method for manufacturing the same  
A method for manufacturing a semiconductor device including at least one of the following steps: (1) Forming a lower electrode pattern on/over a substrate. (2) Forming a first interlayer...
8748762 Setback and set-forward activated electrical switches  
An electrical switch including: a body; a mass element; a spring element attached at one end to the body and at another end, at least indirectly, to the mass element; and an inclined surface upon...
8691610 Semiconductor device and method for manufacturing the same  
A method of manufacturing a semiconductor device including at least one of the following steps: (1) Forming a plurality of lower electrodes over a substrate. (2) Forming a first stop film over the...
8638298 Computer mouse and method thereof  
A method for a mouse is provided. The mouse includes a housing, a timing unit. A container is secured in the housing. The container is full of insulated liquid. A sphere suspends in the liquid....
8586910 Optical switch having a slide disc  
An optical switch includes a housing having reflecting and mounting surfaces facing each other, and a receiving chamber formed between the reflecting and mounting surfaces. The mounting surface is...
8541703 Automatic vibrational electrical switch device  
The various embodiments of the present invention provide an automatic vibrational electrical switch device that includes a shell, a first sphere, a transient sphere and a pressure switch. The...
8507813 Integrating impact switch  
An integrating impact switch that can discriminate between accelerations due to different stimuli is provided. Embodiments of the present invention actuate only in response to an acceleration...
8468643 Warning indicator for use with wiper blades, method of operating the same and wiper blade with a warning indicator  
Various embodiments of a warning indicator for use with wiper blades are provided. In one embodiment, the warning indicator has a housing, a counting unit disposed in the housing, an indicating...
8471161 Rolling-ball switch  
A rolling-ball switch includes a surrounding wall defining an axial hole and including two opposite open ends, and two metallic terminals plugged in the axial hole respectively from the open ends....
8461468 Multidirectional switch and toy including a multidirectional switch  
A multidirectional switch includes a base, a weight coupled to the base via resilient member, and at least first and second contacts coupled to the base. The weight is biased toward a neutral...
8387531 Impact sensing switch  
An impact switch includes a housing having a wall including at least two electrically conductive contact elements spaced apart from one another. The switch includes an inertial body having a...
8367952 Acceleration sensor  
An acceleration sensor is provided. The acceleration sensor contains a first electrically conductive element and a second electrically conductive element. An electrically insulative element is...
8324533 Dual-person electric heating blanket  
A dual-person electric heating blanket having a receiving bag and a remote controller, the receiving bag has therein a first and a juxtaposed second heating wire which are connected with a...
8283586 Circuit board sensing module  
The present invention discloses a circuit board sensing module comprising a plurality of circuit boards and a sphere. The circuit boards form a hollow polyhedron with multiple surfaces and...
8263884 Tilt switch activated light for use with a vehicle egress  
A tilt switch activated light apparatus suitable for use in connection with an egress of a vehicle, the apparatus including a magnet disposed within a cavity of a housing, where the cavity is...
8242392 Multi-directional momentum-change sensor and methods of use  
What is disclosed is a multi-directional momentum-change sensor, adaptable to a variety of practical applications, including, but not limited to, its use as a collision-detector for automatic...
8217284 Anti dumping switch and device having same  
An anti dumping switch includes a circular and hollow housing, a bottom surface connected to the housing, a first switch end, a second switch end, a bush, and two balls, the housing and the bottom...
8217790 Portable motion detector and alarm system and method  
A portable security alarm system including a movement detecting and signal transmitting member for mounting on or proximate to the object whose movement is to be detected, a signal receiving and...
8210956 Motion switch  
A switch or switch mechanism that can be used with an object to detect motion of the object in a particular direction or directions is disclosed. The switch can include two contacts and a...
8188391 Vibration switch and circuit using the same  
A vibration switch is provided. The vibration switch includes a housing; a plurality of conductive members are received in the housing and spaced apart from each other; a biasing member is...
7999789 Electrical device with a selected orientation for operation  
The present invention provides methods and apparatuses for configuring an electrical device to a selected orientation. Direction information that is indicative of the orientation of the electrical...
7999201 MEMS G-switch device  
A Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS) G-switch includes one or more actuators formed between fixed driving stages and moveable driving stages. A proof mass is attached to the moveable driving...
7956302 Hermetically packaged MEMS G-switch  
A hermetically packaged G-switch includes a MEMS structure having a bottom substrate layer, a top device layer and an intermediate oxide layer. A mass disposed in the top device layer is connected...
7934321 Tilt switch employing graphite  
The invention relates to a form of a tilt switch that solves the problem of poor electrical contact, excessive/unpredictable hysteresis, high contact resistance, short life and/or electrical...
7897887 Ball switch in a multiball switch arrangement  
A ball switch for a multi ball-switch arrangement includes a base plate and a metallic circular disk centrally disposed on the base plate. A first electrically-conductive contact track, which is...
7829804 Rolling-ball switch  
A rolling-ball switch is adapted to be fixed on a circuit board, and includes a conductive housing defining a receiving space and having two opposite open ends, two conductive balls disposed...
7767919 Sealed control device with magnetically adjustable control parameter  
A switch including a sealed housing; a magnetic sensor; and a control element configured to modify a control parameter for the switch in response to a signal from the sensor. In some aspects, the...
7753419 Mounting Structure for vehicle crash sensor  
A sensor assembly of a vehicle includes a substantially horizontal protrusion secured to a body portion of the vehicle and extending therefrom in a direction of an impact input and a crash sensor...
7745746 Micromachined mechanical switch  
A mechanical switch is arranged to electrically connect a power source to an electrical component. The switch includes a resilient structure, a first electrically conductive element connected to...
7692110 Tilt switch  
A tilt switch comprises an insulating housing, a cover covering the opening of the housing, three terminals fixed at the bottom of the housing and an electrically conductive ball movably received...
7684106 Compatible MEMS switch architecture  
A method of fabricating a display device includes forming a switch and forming a plurality of display elements in parallel electrical communication with the switch. The switch includes an...
7649150 Sensor having switch function, manufacturing method thereof and electronic device having sensor built therein  
There are provided a sensor which is small, suitable for reflow soldering by automatic cleaning and automatic mounting, can be manufactured in batch, and has a switch function, and a manufacturing...
7633025 Inertial switch using fully released and enclosed conductive contact bridge  
A micro-electromechanical system (MEMS) switch comprises a trench formed in a substrate. A free moving conductive mass may be formed within the cavity. When the switch is moved or otherwise acted...
7629545 Impact-activated trigger with omni-directional sensor  
An omni directional impact-activated trigger assembly. The trigger comprises a switch mechanism that controls the activation of an operation, such as an electrical circuit, so that movement of the...
7592556 Vibration switch  
The vibration switch includes a housing with a chamber formed thereon and extended in a longitudinal direction. Two attachment means are disposed at two ends of the chamber respectively. Two...
7566839 Contact-breaker device, circuit and apparatus comprising the same, and method for assembling contact-breaker device  
A contact-breaker device that can be miniaturized, realize low power consumption and low cost, and generate an irregular pulse current by causing irregular electrical conduction and insulation of...
7563997 Rolling-ball switch and method of making the same  
A rolling-ball switch includes an insulative casing part having first and second connecting faces and an intermediate through hole, insulative first and second covering parts each having a...
7544910 Vibration sensor built in an object  
A vibration sensor includes casing, substrate, and elastic metal piece; two electrode areas separated by a separation zone being provided on the substrate; a vibration contact being provided on...
7541551 Method and apparatus for detecting free fall  
A data processing system including a data storage device having data stored on a data storage medium. Within said data processing system, a system electronics is operatively coupled to a sensor...
7532118 Vibration sensor for boundary fences  
It is an aim of the preferred embodiment, to provide an improved sensor unit that is at least as reliable as two sensor units of the prior art, thereby allowing one unit per fencing unit, i.e. per...
7504598 Control device for an electrical appliance  
An operator control device for an electric heating apparatus comprises a control element, which rotatably and removably rests on a mounting surface and is held by a magnetic retaining force. The...
7504599 Pendulous control valve system electric current embodiment  
A housing containing a rotatable cage for rotatably supporting a spherical flow control valve having a vertically orientated open or filled conduit and an internal bottom weight mass centered on...