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6744340 Switch with magnetically coupled rocker armature  
An electrical switch, such as a two-position rocker or a momentary rocker switch, has an electrically conductive armature made of magnetic material that includes at least two faces extending from...
6729016 Method for making a modular reed switch assembly  
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...
6724285 Monitor hinge  
A monitor hinge having a magnet plug and a magnetic switch plug. The magnet plug and magnetic switch plug have countersink heads to seat in the hinge fastening holes and insert through juxtaposed...
6690253 Precure magnetic switch  
A magnetic switching device having a shaft with a permanent magnet and contact affixed, rotating between two stationary contacts, thereby providing two electrical circuits. All afore mentioned...
6677843 Magnetically coupled pushbutton plunger switch  
A magnetically coupled pushbutton plunger switch is discrete and may be used with a keyboard. A post attached to magnetic armature is normally magnetically held in coupled engagement with a...
6670873 Thin switch and display panel provided with switch  
When pressing a pushbutton (12) in this thin switch (40), the pushbutton (12) rotates at a constant stroke until a lower end of this pushbutton (12) on the side of a permanent magnet (16) comes...
6667679 Joint including a field responsive material and method  
A temporary joint that includes a first discrete member having a first edge and a first movable coupling means; and a second discrete member having a second edge and a second movable coupling...
6663154 Servocontrolled magnetic gripping device  
A magnetic gripping device having a magnetic assembly in turn having an outer magnetic core, and an inner magnetic core mounted inside the outer magnetic core so as to rotate, about a given axis...
6659630 Contactless vehicle lamp switch  
A switch (10) for controlling operation of vehicle lamps (e.g., 16) comprises a base (30) and a manually engageable assembly (50) rotatable about an axis (32) relative to the base for controlling...
6653919 Magnetic closure apparatus for portable computers  
A magnetic closure apparatus for portable computers that utilizes magnetic attraction and repulsion to allow users to open and close the first housing member and second housing member of said...
6650211 Valve position switch  
An electrical switch for indicating the position of a movable member of a valve is disclosed. The movable member of the valve may be a linear moving stem or a rotating shaft. The switch includes a...
6636135 Reed switch control for a garbage disposal  
The invention is directed to a reed switch to control the “on” and “off” operation of a garbage disposal. The reed switch is mounted under a counter top while a magnet is movable on top of the...
6630877 Electromagnetic closing and opening device for door leaves that can be pivoted  
An electromagnetic device for restraining hinged door leaves in a closed position within a door frame as well as for opening hinged door leaves which are restrained in the closed position. The...
6623276 Safety connector for household table-top electrical appliances  
A safety connector for a table-top household electrical appliance, formed by a socket member (3) mounted in the appliance and a plug member (2) complementary to the socket member (3), and having...
6614336 Rotary switch mechanism  
A novel construction for a multifunctional rotary switching device is provided. The body of the switch includes a radial array of switching contact arms, each arm being connected at one end to a...
6603378 Magnetic switch assembly  
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...
6600397 Device for controlling an electric appliance, in particular a drier or other electric household appliance  
A device for controlling an electric appliance having a door, a main power circuit, and a switch for automatically shutting off the main circuit when the door is opened the switch is a...
6590763 Weatherproof switch assembly  
An assembly is provided. The assembly includes a casing having a magnet sensitive switch enclosed therein, and a magnet movably associated with the outside of the casing. The magnet is capable of...
6577235 Adjustable door hinge monitoring device  
The invention is in a device for monitoring the position of a swinging door that is mounted on a stationary frame, the device essentially comprises a magnet and magnetic proximity sensor which are...
6556112 Converting a magnetically coupled pushbutton switch for tact switch applications  
A magnetically coupled pushbutton switch having hard electrical conductors is discrete and may be used in place of a dome tact switch. The hard electrical conductors of the magnetically coupled...
6549109 Magnet-sensible triggering doorbell mechanism  
A doorbell mechanism includes a triggering board and a main body of a conventional doorbell. The triggering board has a magnet-sensible device and a decorative doorknocker. The magnet-sensible...
6548775 Paddle flow monitoring device  
A flow sensor has a paddle assembly that is mounted to a housing by opposed pivot posts which extend from the paddle assembly between the paddle and the magnet. The housing has two pivot post...
6545576 Switch assemblies  
A switch assembly, which is particularly suitable for use in a fruit machine, is constituted by a front part (5) to be located by an outer face of a glass panel (52) and a rear part (54) to be...
6545577 Frictionless pen ejector mechanism  
An apparatus and a method for locking and removing a pen using electromagnetism are provided. The apparatus includes a pen housing, a DC source, a coil, a first magnetic element attached to the...
6542058 Island switch  
A magnetically actuated pushbutton switch has individual switch modules pre-assembled as standalone subassemblies. Each subassembly has a platform with a cavity on its underside. A portion of the...
6528746 Electrical connector system  
A connector system, including two electrical connectors configured to mate together; one electrical connector containing a magnetic flux responsive device configured for generating an electrical...
6509818 Smart overlay for electrical switching  
A circuit element has a substrate with a set of spaced switch leads thereon and an overlay magnetically retained on the substrate with a shorting strap on the overlay in facing relation with the...
6486764 Rotary position sensor  
A rotary position sensor featuring a robust and simply constructed magnetic field assembly which provides a uniform magnetic field in the working air gap for a conventional mangetosensitive device...
6483436 Method and apparatus for sensing skews and disconnects of adjacent movable components  
A sensor detects skewed adjacent movable component. The sensor may be used to detect harmful skews of aircraft control surfaces, such as slats or flaps on aircraft wings, which may be caused by an...
6476699 Reed switch unit  
A reed switch unit 44 for detecting a liquid level of a reservoir tank 30 of a master cylinder includes a reed switch 11, including a contact portion 14 sealed in a glass tube 16, and reed...
6466118 Overlay electrical conductor for a magnetically coupled pushbutton switch  
A magnetically coupled pushbutton switch has a coupler magnet layer that normally holds an electrically conductive magnetic armature spaced from a substrate layer. An overlay having an overlay...
6449167 Method and apparatus for building and testing electronic circuits  
A method and system with a magnetically attractive breadboard and associated devices for constructing and testing electronic circuits. The breadboard can comprise a single or multi-layer circuit...
6404311 Magnetic light switch with hermetic glass box  
The construction of the invention is composed of a hermetically sealed cylindric glass box filled with inert gas, a broad U-shaped permanent magnet on it; two pairs of galvanized, impermanently...
6400267 Wireless reed switch-based burglar alarm  
A reed switch-based burglar alarm features two reed switches mounted perpendicularly to each other within the alarm enclosure. The orientations of the perpendicular reed switches permit the...
6400246 Switch with magnetically coupled dual armature  
An electrical switch, such as an automotive power window up/down switch, has an electrically conductive dual armature that is normally magnetically held in coupled engagement with a sheet magnet....
6392515 Magnetic switch with multi-wide actuator  
A magnetically actuated switch has a magnet coupler layer spaced from a set of electrodes formed on a substrate. The electrodes include spaced contacts. The coupler layer normally holds a...
6380733 Latched switching device  
So that a device for producing selector positions is easy to operate, the stop positions of which can be taken in securely and largely free of mechanical wear, and so that it is easily adaptable,...
6380499 Float sensor employing reed switch  
A reed switch in a solid plastic body is positioned by a clip adjacent to a fluid container. A change in fluid level opposite the reed switch moves a magnet connected to a float, turning the reed...
6369692 Directionally sensitive switch  
An electrical switch has spaced, facing coupler and carrier layers with a set of electrodes formed on the facing surfaces thereof. There is an aperture in the coupler layer. A conductive armature...
6359538 Bracket assembly for mounting a reed switch and associated magnet  
A bracket assembly for mounting a reed switch and associated magnet on an overhead opening door includes first and second interlocking pieces, both of which are stamped from sheet metal that is,...
6344782 Dry type vacuum cleaner/sander switching adapter  
A dry type vacuum cleaner/sander switching adapter is constructed to include a pneumatic control unit and a relay air. When operating the sander, compressed air passes to the sander through the...
6335498 Shock sensor employing a spring coil for self-test  
A reed switch based shock sensor provides for passing electrical current through the coil spring used to bias the shock sensing magnetic mass. The spring is wrapped around the reed switch,...
6329618 Reed switch with shock sensing mass within the glass capsule  
A shock sensor has a shock sensing magnetic mass that rides on the inside of a glass tube that is sealed about a reed switch. The reed switch has a first stop positioned so that the shock sensing...
6329893 Buckle with non-contact buckle switch  
A buckle is provided with a non-contact buckle switch to find an engagement condition with a tongue. When a lock member of the buckle is disposed in a locking position, a magnetic field produced...
6313724 Multifaceted balanced magnetic proximity sensor  
An apparatus and method of proximity switch/sensor based generally on a balanceable magnetic pole array. The magnetic pole array contains at least four poles with optional ferromagnetic shunt(s)....
6304177 Switching assembly for an exit alarm lock  
A switching assembly for use with an exit alarm lock. The switching assembly uses two reed switches which must both be closed for the alarm horn to sound. An arm/disarm switch is operated by a...
6292074 Switch unit  
A reed switch unit 44 for detecting a liquid level in a reservoir 30 of a master cylinder which comprises a reed switch 11 including a contact part 14 which is sealingly contained in a glass tube...
6278347 Switch for the control of a shut-off of a belt lock  
The present invention concerns a switch device for verifying the locking position of an automobile seatbelt lock having at least two switch elements whose switch condition can be determined, as...
6246319 Lever bar activation detecting structure  
Lever bar activation detecting structure including a lever bar and a lever bar pivot seat with which the lever bar is pivotally connected. A magnet and a magnetic switch are respectively disposed...
6246307 Magnetic switch  
A magnetically activated switch includes a flexible metallic strip on the inside of a sealed encasement, having first and second ends. The first end provides for an electrical contact and extends...