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RE39731 Alarm switch  
A magnetic switch apparatus (10) detects relative movement between first (12) and second (14) members and defeats attempted external magnetic manipulation of the apparatus. A rod-shaped, first...
7236072 Passive magnetic latch  
A passive magnetic latch is disclosed. The latch includes, according to various embodiments, a magnetically-actuated switch and a hard, non-linear biasing magnet. The switch may include components...
7227436 Modular reed switch assembly and method for making  
A modular reed switch assembly and method for making the same are provided. A switch assembly (101) includes a reed switch (206, 106) that is enclosed between a primary reed switch cover (208) and...
7218194 Tamperproof magnetic switch assembly  
An improved magnetic switching assembly for detecting relative movement between first and second members, the switching assembly including a flux directing device for channeling a majority of...
7205872 Electromagnetic locking system for a safety switch  
A locking system (1) for a safety switch includes a read head (2) and an actuator (3), each of which is provided with first or second componentry (10, 14) encompassing electrical and/or electronic...
7196282 Movable contact unit arrangement including a movable contact unit and a magnetic sensor  
A movable contact unit arrangement includes a movable contact disposed close to a magnetic sensor. The movable contact unit includes a base sheet made of insulating resin, and a movable contact...
7187296 Miniature fault indicator  
A rugged, miniature, waterproof and lightweight magnetic latching indicator with an auxiliary switch. The indicator includes a solenoid, an elongated plunger mounted in the solenoid, the plunger...
7173506 Dial assembly with magnetically biased reed switch  
A dial assembly for a magnetically driven gauge. The dial assembly, including a rotatable dial magnet, a reed switch and a bias magnet. The bias magnet and reed switch being positioned such that...
7170019 Inertia switch and flashing light system  
Inertia switches in insulating housings are used to make or break electrical contact. The switches may be small in size, and may be used with flashing light systems in footwear or other articles....
7167675 Magnetic switch and apparatus including magnetic switch  
A magnetic switch and children's apparatuses, such as print media apparatuses and plush dolls, which include magnetic switches are disclosed. One magnetic switch includes a first conductor and a...
7164357 Magnet seat in a warning system to enhance magnetic field  
A magnet seat for engagement with a magnet in a warning system includes a base and a column extending upward from a side face of the base for extending through the magnet and having a stop formed...
7164335 Switch assembly employing magnetic reed switches  
A three-position push-pull switch assembly is disclosed that includes two magnetic reed switches mounted to a circuit board located within the switch housing. A magnet is mounted to an actuator...
7151461 Magnetic contact tamper switch for security accessories  
A tamper detection switch is primarily for use in an enclosure of a security system component. The enclosure has a base and a cover that may be repositioned relative to the base. One of the cover...
7145454 Method, apparatus and computer program product for intuitive energy management of a short-range communication transceiver associated with a mobile terminal  
The method, terminal and computer program product determine the acceleration of a mobile terminal associated with the short-range communication transceiver and adjusts the power consumption of the...
7126072 Key switch and electronic device  
A jog dial switch, which functions as a key switch, includes a key sheet, a rotatable key top arranged on the key sheet, and a movement amount detector for detecting movement amount of the key...
7113063 Rotation sensing  
Methods and apparatus implementing and using techniques for sensing rotations of a rotating device, including using at least one switch located in a first plane and a magnet rotating in a plane...
7105757 Magnetic flow switch, for aspirators in particular  
A magnetic flow switch (1) is described that includes a body (2) defining a chamber (20) destined to have a fluid flow pass through it, an excitation magnet (4) placed in a shuttle (3) mounted...
7106159 Mobile magnet actuator  
This magnetic actuator comprises a fixed magnetic part (3) cooperating magnetically with a mobile magnetic part (1) and means (4) for initiating movement of the mobile magnetic part (1). The...
7068132 Compact magnetic induction switch  
An extremely compact low cost magnetic induction switch which may be activated by an extremely small operation force (approximately 1 g) has a movable member (2) and a coil spring (3) arranged...
7057484 Reed switch device and method of using same  
A reed switch device connects to a door facing of a door. The reed switch device includes an impact unit, adapted to stop movement of the door, and a reed switch. In one configuration, the reed...
7049510 Sensor  
A sensor with a carrier board which is arranged in a housing is at least partly produced by an injection molding process and fitted with electronic, optical, electromechanical and/or...
7049533 Hood switch for a front end module carrier  
Disclosed is a hood switch of a front end module carrier, which employs a contactless-type proximity switch installed on an inner panel of a hood in order to inform the driver of an opened state...
7034644 Non-contact auxiliary switch and electric power apparatus incorporating same  
The auxiliary switch includes a non-contact sensor, such as a Hall effect device, that is switched by the condition of a magnetic field. The magnetic field condition is effected by a movable...
7026898 Magnetic actuation of a switching device  
A control device including a switch with a ferromagnetic armature moving between a first position and a second position. The armature actuates a plunger that causes the switch to snap from an open...
7019607 Precision non-contact digital switch  
A switch apparatus, system and method are disclosed herein, including one or more magnetic sensing elements that follow a travel path thereof, and a plurality of permanent magnets located in a...
7015782 Magneto-mechanical apparatus  
A magnetic field based mechanical apparatus is disclosed. The apparatus is based on coupled attracting or opposing magnets in conjunction with the insertion or removal of a magnetic field...
6989727 Locking system of a safety switch comprising a reading head and an actuator  
A locking system is for a safety switch. The switch has a reading head (2) and an actuator (3) with first and second modules (10, 14) containing electric and/or electronic components. The...
6989728 Flexible magnetically coupled pushbutton switch  
A flexible magnetically coupled pushbutton switch assembly has a coupler layer magnetically held against a flexible layer that has flaps that function as flexible armatures. The flexible armatures...
6982617 Dual output magnetically coupled pushbutton switch  
A magnetically coupled pushbutton switch may be improved by adding protuberances to the top of an armature to create a weak heel on the armature. The protuberances impose a physical barrier which...
6977570 Reed switch apparatus  
A reed switch apparatus utilizes one or more reed switches to communicate with one or more devices. In one configuration, the reed switch apparatus utilizes a single magnetic field to...
6964510 Magnetic rotary switch mechanism  
A novel construction for a flashlight including a multifunctional rotary switching device is provided. The body of the switch includes an array of magnetic field effect sensors arranged on a base...
6941934 Purge valve including an annular permanent magnet linear actuator  
A purge valve includes an aperture, a member, and an actuator. The aperture defines a portion of a vapor flow path that extends between a first port that communicates vapor with a fuel vapor...
6900713 Magnetic switch capable of instantaneous switching of an output signal and magnetic sensor  
A magnetic switch using magnetoresistive elements having respective free layers whose magnetization directions are varied by an external magnetic field. The magnetic switch also has a first magnet...
6894595 Magnetically operated hinge switch  
A switch has a unitary plastic body that can be formed by injection moulding or extrusion. The body has a base that holds a magnetic field sensor. The base is fastened to a support structure by a...
6873233 Combination switch  
A combination switch which includes a lever member operable to move relative to a stationary portion, and a position detector for detecting a position of the lever member. The position detector...
6868919 Switching device for multifunctional hand-held machine tool  
The object of the invention is a device, intended for a multifunctional, hand-held tool machine, for example, an electric combination hammer, for the ON/OFF switching or changeover of individual...
6862748 Magnet module for night vision goggles helmet mount  
The present invention provides for a magnet module adapted for use in an automatic shutdown assembly of a flip-up helmet mount for a night vision device, the magnet module comprising a vertically...
6864679 Rotary manipulation type input device and electronic apparatus using the same  
A rotary manipulation type input device obtains a specified output by detecting intensity changes of magnetic field due to rotation of an operating element by a detecting element disposed on a...
6852937 Inductive position sensing switching device  
A switching device, in particular a position sensing switching device, generates switching signals. The position sensing switching device comprises at least one switching unit and at least one...
6850136 Magnetoresistive based electronic switch  
A magnetoresistive-based electronic switching apparatus and method. A housing having a first compartment contains switching electronics and a second compartment contains an actuation assembly. A...
6842098 Flex armature for a magnetically coupled switch  
A magnetically coupled switch that utilizes a flex armature has a user manipulated holder that carries at least one magnetic coupler made of magnetic material. The flex armature is a substantially...
6838963 Reducing effects of magnetic and electromagnetic fields on an implant's magnet and/or electronics  
An implantable magnet that can freely turn in response to an external magnetic field, thus avoiding torque and demagnetization on the implantable magnet. The implantable magnet can be combined...
6831537 Device for detecting the fitting of a child's seat  
A device for detecting the installation of a child seat, in particular on a vehicle seat, includes one fixed part and one movable mechanism. The fixed part has a switch element with two switching...
6812816 Rotary multi-position magnetic detent device  
A rotary multi-position magnetic detent device includes an inner member having an outer cylindrical surface and an outer member receiving the inner member. The outer member has an inner...
6803845 Magnetic switch  
An improved magnetic switch (10) is provided which is designed for use in an alarm circuit (52) in order to detect relative movement between first and second members such as a door (14) and frame...
6801112 Device for switching a connection according to the state of an apparatus to be monitored, especially a safety switch  
A device for switching a connection according to the state of an apparatus to be monitored, especially a safety switch, includes an actuator having first signaling device preferably be fixed on...
6788201 Motion sensitive switch and circuitry  
A motion sensitive device for causing an electronic signal to be sent to one or more output devices, comprising a printed circuit board, a battery connected to the printed circuit board,...
6784774 Magnetic switch capable of performing normal detection for a long period of time  
A magnetic switch hardly affected by an external magnetic field even if a cheap magnet is used and capable of performing magnetic detection for a long period of time is provided. A first magnetic...
6763584 Method of manufacturing a waterproof flashlight assembly  
A novel construction and method for manufacturing a flashlight housing is provided. The housing includes two interior compartments wherein a lighting assembly is installed into a first compartment...
6759932 Magnetic sensor switch  
There is provided a magnetic sensor switch in which its magnetic sensor is responsive to approach of a magnet to turn its electrical switch on or off. A cylindrical magnetic sensor having magnetic...