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8993903 Sealed dual plunger switch assembly with simultaneity  
A sealed dual plunger switch assembly includes two switch sub-assemblies comprising plunger actuating mechanisms and basic switches. The sub-assemblies can be inserted into an overall enclosure...
8946569 Multi-directional button assembly and electronic device  
A multi-directional button assembly includes a first switch, a second switch, a support piece, a pressing slice, a center button body, and a directional button body. The first switch and the...
8941585 Input device with touch input function  
An input device with touch input function has an input member which is operable to input at least one of shifting operation and pushing operation. The input member has a touch input device which...
8916784 Push button switch  
A push button switch having a base, a plurality of contact plates, a switching assembly, and a push button assembly. The base has a first cavity with a plurality of first, second, and third...
8907234 Hybrid current switching device  
A hybrid current switching device has a casing which includes a main current switch having first fixed and movable contacts connected in series with first and second terminals, a power switch...
8853569 Touch-sensing module  
A touch-sensing module including a plurality of first sensing strings and a plurality of second sensing strings is provided. Each of the first sensing strings includes a first strip-shaped...
8830026 Shape memory alloy actuated circuit breaker  
A thermal trip unit for a circuit breaker having a primary conductive path for conducting a load current is provided. The thermal trip unit comprises a shape memory alloy (SMA) member adapted to...
8829370 Operating device of switch  
An operating device includes click feeling generation members provided on a base plate, a pusher that elastically deforms the click feeling generation members, a pressure receiving surface...
8829378 Control device comprising a moveable upper panel and arms for actuating a switch  
A device for controlling an electronic apparatus, comprising: a generally flat upper panel; a lower armature of a support with respect to which armature the upper panel can move in a generally...
8803011 Sequential switching device with surrounding distinctive joint points structure  
The present invention is an innovation about a sequential switching device with surrounding heterogeneous joint points structure, in which the exterior of a middle conductive joint point is...
8797153 Rotary control device with haptic feedback  
The present invention relates to a rotary control device with haptic feedback to be mounted in a control panel (5) of a motor vehicle, said rotary control device (1) comprising: a rotary control...
8692770 Operation apparatus having a unit movable on a two-dimensional operation surface  
A movable operation unit is movable on a two-dimensional operation surface of a main body. The two-dimensional operation surface is defined by an X-axis and a Y-axis perpendicular to each other. 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...
8586885 Force-feedback multidirectional input device  
A force-feedback multidirectional input device includes a slider slidably supported by a support base and an operation knob joined to the slider. In a sliding operation, the slider operates in...
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...
8519987 Operating and display device for a vehicle  
An operating and display device is provided for a vehicle having a display unit and having a rotary knob for selecting a function and/or for selecting a menu within a hierarchical menu structure...
8476542 Input device  
A flat-type input unit capable of outputting information regarding a position where a finger touches as coordinate data is provided in a casing of an input device. A main-switch unit and...
8445795 Multi function navigational switch  
An assembly includes an electronic device having depressible controls and a navigation button which is positioned over the electronic device. The navigation button has a central portion, and...
8431842 Sequential switching device with surrounding distinctive joint points structure  
The present invention is an innovation about a sequential switching device with surrounding heterogeneous joint points structure, in which the exterior of a middle conductive joint point is...
8416219 Operating device and operating system  
An annular switch (SW) for detecting contact is provided on an operating lever (R6), and when the annular switch detects contact, an operation screen (104) pre-associated with the annular switch...
8399783 Multi-directional switch device  
A multi-directional switch device includes: an operation member; an actuator which is applied with an operation force from the operation member; a plurality of rubber contacts which is pressed...
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...
8367948 Handheld device  
A pair of side keys disposed on a lateral plate casing of a stationary-side rear case in a cellular phone is coupled with a film sheet that is fabricated in a substantially identical length to the...
8367949 Electric operating device of vehicle seat  
An electric operating device includes an operation member for operating to activate a plurality of electric functions provided at a vehicle seat. The operation member is disposed at a position...
8330061 Compact input device  
Compact input devices formed on flexible substrates are disclosed. The input devices may be formed using three or more conducting layers. By including three or more conducting layers, the diameter...
8314721 Key switch  
A key switch can generate several signals is provided. The key switch includes a key top, a body, a first electronic circuit, a second electronic circuit, and a switch mechanism. Pressing the key...
8299381 Cantilevered push button  
A cantilevered push button adapted for accepting an input on an electrical or electronic device is disclosed. The button can include an elongated button top component disposed about an exterior...
8294049 Rotary switch  
A rotary switch includes a body having a fixing surface, a thin-plate-like flexible substrate fixed onto the fixing surface and having a plurality of first electrodes arranged along a first circle...
8274479 Gimballed scroll wheel  
An input device that includes both a movement detector, such as mechanical switch, and positional indicator, such as touch pad touch screen, and/or touch sensing housing is disclosed. These two...
8258416 Electrical switch and flashlight  
An electrical switch and a flashlight employing the switch may comprise a base having electrical conductors thereon and an electrically conductive flexible dome. The flexible dome has plural...
8247713 Slide switch structure and power seat switch using the same  
A power seat switch includes a structure main body; switches provided in the structure main body; sliders slidably provided in the structure main body and changing over contacts of the switches;...
8232486 Power seat control unit  
A power seat control unit has a dial-type switch, a seesaw-type switch and button-type switches. The dial-type switch is ring-shaped, and allows a seat occupant to perform frontward and rearward...
8228162 Pressure sensitive switch and input device using pressure sensitive switch  
There is provided a pressure sensitive switch including: a cover; a slide portion that is stored in the cover and is slidable by being pressed in a horizontal direction; a pressing unit including...
8186239 Origin restoration mechanism for operating member and multi-direction input apparatus using the same  
An origin restoration mechanism includes a base unit arranged in X-Y directions to cross the axis of an operating member body of an operating member, a link mechanism arranged on the upper surface...
8178802 Unitized appliance control panel assembly and components of the assembly  
An electronics enclosure and associated components form a self-contained, unitized assembly including control buttons and illuminated indicator elements, that can be mated as a single piece with...
8143536 Switch  
A switch (1) for converting mechanically generated movements into electrical switching signals, consisting of a cover (2) and a carrier plate (3) at a distance from one another and fixedly...
8138432 Electrical switch assembly  
A switch assembly operating an electrical circuit using an elastomeric pad is provided. The elastomeric pad comprises one or more collapsible domes that are positioned such that a plunger element...
8134091 Electronic manually controllable adjustment device  
An electronic manually controllable adjustment device for adjusting electric power provided to an electric load connectable to the device is described. The device comprises first switching...
8129637 Switch mechanism  
A switch mechanism includes a support; a plurality of switches connected to the support. An encoder rotatable about an axis of a shaft; an actuator rotatable with the shaft and tiltable relative...
8124893 Multi-functional switch assembly  
A multi-functional switch assembly for a vehicle interior is provided. In at least one embodiment, the switch assembly includes a switch base having a guide with a longitudinal axis and a...
8125450 Operating device for vehicle  
An operation knob of an operating device for a vehicle is movably supported by an X-direction sliding unit and a Y-direction sliding unit. A push switch is interposed between the operation knob...
8096714 Stenographic keyboard device providing extended set of keys and method for electronically adjusting key depth sensitivity  
A device and method for determining key registration settings in a stenographic device, includes providing a plurality of keys making up a standard stenographic keyboard, each key having a resting...
8084699 Vehicle switch  
A vehicle switch includes a switch unit formed of a wiring board and an operating unit placed over the wiring board, a housing accommodating the wiring board, and a supporting member elastically...
8086759 Controller having reduced control key set and method for operating same in a learning, macro, or cloning mode  
In some embodiments, a wall-mountable, configurable controller having control keys (e.g., less than eight keys or another small number of keys), a subassembly including circuitry, and a control...
8071896 Switch device generating analog output with click mechanism  
A switch device includes an electrical component having an operating unit and outputting a predetermined analog signal based on a position of the operating unit, and a detecting unit that detects...
8058573 Electronic apparatus with press panel  
An electronic apparatus comprises a main body, a front frame mounted on the main body, a transparent elastic press panel disposed between the main body and the front frame, a plurality of contacts...
8044316 Slide operation apparatus and knob therefor  
A slide operation apparatus capable of ensuring the operability of a knob and improving the visibility of scales on a panel surface of an electronic instrument, without the need of increasing a...
8042868 Power seat system for vehicle  
A power seat system for a vehicle, includes an operational switch configured to be operated by an occupant for changing positions and attitudes of a vehicle seat whose positions and attitudes are...
8044314 Hybrid button  
A hybrid button according to the invention is provided. In one embodiment, the button can be implemented in an electronic device such as a media player. The button can include a metal or other...
8039767 Compound operation input device  
A compound operation input device includes a case; an operating member for pushing operation, tilting operation and rotating operation, having a push button for pushing operation and a rotary knob...