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9013070 Apparatus for sectioning an electric energy flow in one or more conductors, and an electric energy generating plant comprising said apparatus  
The present application describes an apparatus (1) for sectioning an electric energy flow in one or more conductors (15) of an electric energy generating plant (100), comprising a pneumatic...
8791603 Two lead electronic switch system adapted to replace a mechanical switch system  
Systems and methods for a two lead electronic switch adapted to replace a mechanical switch are provided. In one embodiment, a method comprises, in an electronic switch having a sensor, an...
8760011 Fan  
A fan includes a housing, a cable, a number of blades received in and mounted to the housing, a motor driving the blades to operate and receiving electric energy by the cable, and a switch mounted...
8465473 Surgical footswitch with movable shroud  
The present invention provides a surgical footswitch with a movable shroud. The footswitch is capable of controlling different kinds of surgical instruments and is adaptable by moving the shroud...
8432067 External electrical power adapter  
An apparatus, system and method are disclosed for eliminating the power consumption of external electrical power adapters plugged into sources of power but detached from electrical devices they...
8238110 Device to shield against interference from electrical appliances  
The invention concerns an anti-interference advice for a housing (1) including at least two electrically conductive terminals (32, 33) distinctly positioned on an electronic card (30) and...
8198757 Energy savings for a system powering a lower voltage device from a higher voltage power source, and wherein the system includes a power plug that outputs power to a converter, and a switch actuator  
The present invention provides a power saving method and apparatus for powering a lower voltage device from a higher voltage power source. The apparatus includes a switch having an input coupled...
8113823 Apparatus and method for controlling a damper in a gas-fired appliance  
A damper mechanism for a gas-fired appliance is disclosed. The damper mechanism is mechanically operated in response to changes in pressure within a portion of the appliance. Changes in gas...
8098029 Force invariant touch sensitive actuator  
A load control device for controlling an amount of power delivered to an electrical load from an AC power source, the load control device comprising a semiconductor switch operable to be coupled...
8053994 Intelligent wall switch  
An intelligent wall switch comprises an extend operation panel including sensor areas with a first conducting film; a glass on the back sides of the sensor areas including second conducting films;...
8048551 Battery safety device and battery having the same  
Disclosed is a battery safety device having a first metal plate, a second metal plate, and a pressure-sensitive conducting film interposed between both metal plates and adapted to exhibit...
8040080 Force invariant touch sensitive actuator  
A user interface for a lighting control has a touch sensitive front surface; a four-wire resistive touch pad responsive to a point actuation on the front surface, the touch pad having a...
8035623 User interface with proximity sensing  
An electronic circuit including a microchip for use as an intelligent user interface also comprises touch sensor technology that differentiates between proximity and physical contact events to...
7989989 Circuit having a micro crush capacitor  
A start-up circuit having a micro crush capacitor that is operatable with a small pressure. The crush capacitor may be connected to a silicon controlled rectifier or similar device. Applying the...
7932643 Lighting control system  
A lighting control system comprises a plurality of toggle switches, a plurality of pushbuttons, a plurality of timer circuits, a plurality of relays, and a plurality of photocells to control a...
7855543 Force invariant touch sensitive actuator  
A load control device, such as a dimmer switch, has a touch sensitive actuator, such as a three-wire touch sensitive screen, that produces an output voltage representing the position of a manual...
7786624 Power control device  
A power control device prevents unauthorized and unwanted use of electrical devices by locking the plug of the electrical device in the power control device, when the current flowing through the...
7755221 Electronic device with compound audio interface and power adapter  
An exemplary electronic device includes a power module having an anode and a cathode; an audio module having an audio signal terminal and a ground terminal; an audio socket having an audio signal...
7750510 Device switch actuation  
An electronic device includes a substantially planar face, a switch and a switch actuation mechanism. The switch is configured such that successive actuations of the switch actuates the device...
7723868 Operating switch wiring device and handle member therefor  
An operating switch wiring device capable of easily setting a load which is a group control object, without using a dedicated setter, and a handle member used therefore. The operating switch...
7719142 Audio and tactile switch feedback for motor vehicle  
An interface comprises a switch supported in relation to a motor vehicle interior trim component. The switch is operable to actuate and de-actuate an electrically operated device of the motor...
7692559 Self-powered switch initiation system  
A self-powered switching system using electromechanical generators generates power for activation of a latching relay. The electromechanical generators comprise electroactive elements or magnetic...
7638901 ***WITHDRAWN PATENT AS PER THE LATEST USPTO WITHDRAWN LIST***
Operating switch wiring device and handle member therefor
 
An operating switch wiring device capable of easily setting a load which is a group control object, without using a dedicated setter, and a handle member used therefore. The operating switch...
7626132 Foot controller  
A foot controller for a microsurgical system that includes a body, a switch disposed on the body, and a switch guard coupled to the body and disposed in a spaced relationship to an outer surface...
7595570 Solid state pressure switch  
A pressure switch employs a Wheatstone bridge incorporating piezoresistive elements. The output of the bridge is monitored by a control circuit which produces a first control signal when a high...
7582990 Power control device  
A power control device prevents unauthorized and unwanted use of electrical devices by locking the plug of the electrical device in the power control device, when the current flowing through the...
7566995 Touch screen having a uniform actuation force and a maximum active area  
A load control device for controlling the amount of power delivered to an electrical load from an AC power source comprises a touch sensitive device having a touch sensitive front surface...
7566996 Touch sensitive actuator having a uniform actuation force and a maximum active area  
A load control device for controlling the amount of power delivered to an electrical load from an AC power source comprises a touch sensitive device having a touch sensitive front surface...
7492064 Luminaire safety system  
A safety system for powering an outdoor light is provided. The system includes a breakaway cable which runs from the luminaire pole to the junction box. The breakaway is connected to a switch...
7403135 Capacitive relay takeoff swimming platform sensor system  
A capacitive relay takeoff swimming platform sensor system including multiple stations, timing devices and capacitive sensor devices where the presence or departure of a second swimmer on a relay...
7319282 Switch circuit  
A switch circuit for controlling the supply of electrical power from an electrical power source to a load includes a power supply switch comprising input, output and control terminals. The circuit...
RE39855 Power management strategy to support hot swapping of system blades during run time  
A hot swappable system is described. It included software controlled hot swapping operations which provided a graceful booting or power-down of the system. In the even of force insertion or...
7258572 Modular DC power step down adapter  
An apparatus for providing DC power to a portable computer operating at a source voltage and a peripheral device operating at step down voltage having a lower magnitude has an input cord for...
7190786 Telephone with removable DSL cartridge  
A telephone including a removable DSL filter cartridge is disclosed. The telephone includes a location adapted to receive a filter cartridge. The filter cartridge is designed to fit inside the...
7068496 Docking solution for a tablet notebook computer  
A docking solution for a tablet notebook computer is described. Specifically, the docking solution provides a way to adjust the tilt angle of the tablet screen while conserving area. Further, a...
7016744 Man-machine interface  
A man-machine interface is provided for a domestic appliance in which remotely sensed buttons, slider bars, marker pucks and a knob are used. The sensing coils for remotely sensing the positions...
6921988 Anti-spoofing elastomer membrane for secure electronic modules  
A tamper-proof elastomeric membrane device for secure electronic housings. At least one button is molded in this elastomeric membrane. The button is under pressure when the housing is closed to...
6896533 Safety mat connector apparatus and method  
A pressure-sensitive mat system includes a mat with a recessed mat connector and a cable assembly that includes a cable connector that detachably mates to the mat connector. The cable connector is...
6812594 Self-powered trainable switching network  
A self-powered switching device using a prestressed flextensional electroactive member generates a signal for activation of a latching relay. The electroactive member has a piezoelectric element...
6756701 Shock responsive momentary relay  
This disclosure is directed to an earthquake or shock responsive electric relay, shutting off electric power, or actuating the use of power in lights, motors, alarms or any electric device, which...
6756703 Trigger switch module  
A trigger switch module suitable for use with various household appliances and instruments is capable of generating a signal needed by a microcontroller via a human-machine interface, so that the...
6707386 Security mat alarm system  
A security mat alarm system having a pressure sensor sheet that is capable of detecting pressure and outputting a pressure sensed signal. A wireless transmitter is electrically connected to the...
6639332 Foot controller with ophthalmic surgery interlock circuit and method  
A foot controller 32 for use with ophthalmic surgical equipment 34 includes a foot controller 32 having a door 18. Door 18 covers a surgical switch 24 when door 18 is in a closed position, and...
6630755 Guardian personnel protection system  
Electrically operated folding operable walls controlled by an electrical operation circuit of the type having a key switch, a control panel, an extend limit, a stack limit, control relays and a...
6617709 Controlling device for a heat-dissipating system  
A controlling device adapted to be used for a heat-dissipating device. The controlling device includes a signal generator electrically connected between the heat-dissipating device and a power...
6608267 Foot switch including elastic joint for proper positioning of switch component  
A foot switch for use in the control of medical apparatus comprises a pedal that is connected to and movably seated on a floor plate of a joint connection, a sensor linked to a switch element, and...
6590303 Single button MP3 player  
This invention includes an electronic accessory having a single button that actuates all of its control features. In one embodiment, the accessory is a MP3 player wherein songs are stored on a...
6566770 Semiconductor manufacturing apparatus and device manufacturing method  
A semiconductor manufacturing apparatus operable with supply of an electric power from a main electric power source wherein, in response to actuation of an emergency-off switch, the main electric...
6556119 High current intensity fuse device  
The invention relates to a device for isolating an electric circuit, especially for high current intensities, with a housing (1) in which is provided at least one electrical conductor element (3)...
6522032 Electrical switch and method of generating an electrical switch output signal  
An electrical switch and a method of generating an electrical switch output signal. An electric switch senses both pressure placed upon the switch's surface and the contact of the object exerting...

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