CN2394309Y - Keyboard buttons with dual linkage - Google Patents

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CN2394309Y
CN2394309Y CN 99248652 CN99248652U CN2394309Y CN 2394309 Y CN2394309 Y CN 2394309Y CN 99248652 CN99248652 CN 99248652 CN 99248652 U CN99248652 U CN 99248652U CN 2394309 Y CN2394309 Y CN 2394309Y
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The utility model relates to keyboard keys with dual connecting rods, which comprises upper end key caps supported by an outer connecting rod and an inner connecting rod which are mutually crossed and combined, wherein the upper end key caps are arranged on a key seat on a keyboard base plate, an elastic body is arranged at the bottom of each of the key caps and can trigger electric contacts, the inner and the outer connecting rods are staggered, an embedded slide shaft and a shaft seat are respectively arranged at each of the contact parts of the key caps and the base plate, and an oblique guiding way is arranged at the ringent end of each shaft seat; thus, the outer connecting rod, the inner connecting rod, the key caps and the base plate can be rapidly pressed into and combined with the shaft seats, and the key caps which are supported can be stably positioned.

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双连杆式键盘按键 Double link type keyboard

本实用新型是关于一种电脑键盘的按键,特别是指一种双连杆式键盘按键。 The present invention relates to a computer keyboard is the key, and more particularly to a double-link type keyboard.

传统所知的电脑键盘按键,大都是由键帽底部向下凸伸柱体,于底座之开口作垂直伸缩运动,用以触发键盘电气接点。 Known conventional computer keyboard keys, mostly from the bottom of the key top downwardly protruding pillar, the opening of the chassis for vertical telescopic movement, electrical contacts for triggering the keyboard. 受到此一结构上的限制,这种电脑按键若设计键帽柱体与底座之接触面太小时,操作上即容易发生键帽倾斜、或有卡键等不稳定现象,因而必需藉加大上述接触面来增加键帽之稳定性。 Limited on this structure, if the computer keys when this design the contact surface of the key top column and the base is too small, that is prone to tilt the operation key top, key cards or the like instability, thus increasing required by the above-described a contact surface to increase the stability of the keycap. 再者,因为键帽与底座之间有垂直伸缩运动的关系,使得键帽很难被紧固定位,因而传统键帽的不稳定晃动情形,与实际上的操作噪音也较为严重。 Moreover, since the relationship between the vertical telescoping movement of the keycap and the base, positioned such that the keycap is difficult to be secured, and therefore rattling instability keycap conventional case, and in fact, the operating noise more serious.

另一个问题是,鉴于轻薄短小的电脑愈来愈受重视(譬如携带型电脑),若为了解决键帽垂直运动的稳定性问题而增加键帽与底座间之间距,则键盘整体厚度将明显增加,如此即难以符合轻薄短小的条件要求。 Another problem is that, given the compact size of the increasing importance attached to the computer (for example, portable computers), in order to solve the stability problem when the vertical movement of the key top spacing is increased between the keycap and the base, the keypad will significantly increase the overall thickness so slim and light that is difficult to meet the conditions require.

一种利用双连杆平行机构所组成的键盘按键,可以解决上述垂直柱体式键帽之缺失困扰,但是,已知之此类双连杆平行机构式键盘按键,大都是设计由两框形构件来控制键帽运动,由于框形构件的连杆、轴、及滑动面等相互交错,组装上极为麻烦费事,尤其电脑键盘上每一按键即为一组双连杆式机构,故键盘组装之工时成本高,制造上仍不符经济效益。 Keyboard utilizing two-link mechanism composed of parallel, vertical column can solve the problems of the above-described problems of the keycap, but of a known type parallel link mechanism bis keyboard keys, mostly designed by the two frame-shaped member keycap motion control, since the frame-shaped link member, the shaft, and sliding surfaces are interdigitated extremely troublesome trouble on the assembly, in particular each key on the computer keyboard that is a set of two-link mechanism, so the work of assembling the keyboard high cost, still does not match the economic manufacture.

本实用新型的目的,是提供一种双连杆式键盘按键,能快速组合两连杆并使被支撑的键帽稳固定位,在键帽受压时能获致平衡稳定的上下位移运动,能完全避免键帽倾斜或卡键的不稳定现象,能减少键帽下降行程,以获致厚度最薄的电脑键盘,并且整体组件简易而能使组装更便捷,降低组合作业成本。 The object of the present invention is to provide a double-link type keyboard keys, quick links and a combination of two key top positioning is firmly supported when the keycap stable equilibrium pressure attainable vertical displacement movement, completely to avoid instability or inclined keycap card key, the key top descending stroke can be reduced to the minimum thickness attainable computer keyboard, and the whole assembly is assembled simple and easy to make, cost reduction combined job.

本实用新型的技术方案是:一种双连杆式键盘按键,包括键帽、外连杆、内连杆、底座板、电路板、弹性体,其特征在于;该键帽之底缘面靠近外侧边之位置分别设有一对轴座与一对滑槽,于该两轴座之开口端分别设有一斜向的引导面,于该两滑槽之开口端亦分别设有斜向的引导面,于该两滑槽的内侧端,分别设有一挡块,于键帽底缘中间设有一圆槽;该外连杆,其一侧端设有嵌置于键帽的轴座内的轴,中间部位设有中轴座,于此中轴座的开口端分别设有斜向的引导面,另一侧端设有滑轴;该内连杆其一侧端设有轴,中间部位设有嵌置于外连杆的中轴座的中轴,另一侧端设有滑轴,此滑轴之轴壁面设有斜向的引导斜角,该滑轴嵌置于键帽的滑槽内;该底座板上分别设有一对轴座与一对滑槽,该两轴座开口端分别设有斜向的引导面,该两滑槽之开口 Aspect of the present invention is: a dual link type keyboard, comprising a key cap, an outer link, an inner link, base plate, a circuit board, an elastic member, wherein; the bottom surface of the edge close to the keycap position outside the edge of each seat is provided with a pair of shafts and the pair of chutes, the open end of the axle seat are provided two guide surfaces of a obliquely, the open end of the chute is also respectively provided with two oblique guide surface, the two at the inner end of the chute, are provided with a stopper, provided on the key top bottom edge of a circular groove intermediate; the outer link having one end provided with a shaft fitted inside the shaft seat disposed keycap , with the central axis of the intermediate portion of the seat, the open end of the central axis of this housing are provided with oblique guide surfaces, the other end is provided with the slide shaft; one side end of the inner shaft is provided with a link, an intermediate portion set fitted with a rod disposed outside the central axis of the central axis of the seat, the other end is provided with the slide shaft, this wall surface of the sliding shaft is provided with an oblique angle of the guide, the sliding shaft disposed the chute fitted keycap within; the base plate are respectively provided with a pair of shaft seat and the pair of chutes, the open end of the shaft base two oblique guide surface are provided, the opening of the two chute 亦分别设有斜向的引导面,该内连杆之轴嵌置于底座板的轴座内,该外连杆之滑轴嵌置于底座板的滑槽内,使两交错的内连杆与外连杆相互结合;该弹性体,顶端设有圆形固定端被嵌置于键帽圆槽内,下半部为具有弹性之弹性端,最底缘触压电路板的电气接点,形成键盘之按键开关。 Is also an oblique guide surface are provided, the axis of the inner link axle seat insert disposed within the base plate, the slide shaft disposed within an outer link of the chute base plate fitted to the inner link two interleaved each outer link binding; the elastomer, fixed to the top end is fitted a circular key top disposed circular groove, the lower half of an elastic resilient end, the bottom edge of the electrical contact circuit board contact pressure is formed keyboard key switch.

所述的双连杆式键盘按键,其特征在于:该外连杆与内连杆为密封之框形结构。 The double-link type keyboard keys, wherein: the inner and outer link of the link frame-shaped sealing structure.

所述的双连杆式键盘按键,其特征在于:该外连杆与内连杆为U字形框架结构。 The double-link type keyboard keys, wherein: the inner link and an outer link is U-shaped frame structure.

本实用新型的效果是:组合后之本实用新型,可藉内、外连杆交错状之双连杆作用,使键帽10能以最小行程垂直向下,并藉弹性体50下压电路板60而导通电气接点;放开键帽10,即由弹性体50之弹性作用将键帽10回弹至原来位置。 This novel effect is useful: the combination of the present invention may be made by the inner and outer links of the two-link staggered effect, so that the key top 10 can travel vertically downward to a minimum, and the elastic body 50 is pressed by the circuit board An electrical contact 60 is turned on; keycap 10 is released, i.e., an elastic resilient action of the key top 50 of the body 10 spring back to its original position.

垂直伸缩运动的键帽10,除了能提供以最小行程上下动作之外,亦有效避免了键帽倾斜、晃动或卡键的困扰;在组装时,因本实用新型的引导面13、14、23、42、44与引导斜角34之设计,能使内、外连杆快速结合,简化操作,并能因此制成整体厚度最薄、结构最为稳固的双连杆式电脑键盘。 Telescopic vertical movement of the key top 10, in addition to providing a minimum stroke can be moved up and down, but also effectively prevent the key top is inclined, the fluctuation or the card key problems; when assembled, according to the present invention because the guide surfaces 13, 14, 42, 44 and 34 of the guide bevel design, make the inner and outer link rapid binding, simplify operations, and thus can be made integral thinnest, most robust structure two-link type computer keyboard.

因此,如上所述之本实用新型,位于两交错的内、外连杆间之交错部位,与键帽、底座板之间之接触部位,设计成具有适当斜向角度的引导面与引导斜角的滑槽与轴槽,使相对的滑轴能被快速嵌置入内,形成结合状态,并使键帽稳固定位,能改善旧式键盘按键结构缺失,提升稳定性,简化组装手续。 Accordingly, the present invention, positioned within a contact portion between two interleaved, interleaving between the outer link portion, and the keycap, a base plate, designed to have an appropriate oblique angle to the guide surface of the guide angle as described above chute groove and the shaft so that the spool shaft can be fitted relatively quickly into the formed coupling state, and a steady positioning of the keycap, keyboard structure can improve legacy deletion, enhance stability, simplify assembly procedures.

以下配合图示,详细说明本实用新型一具体实施例。 Illustrated with the following detailed description of embodiments of the present invention, a specific example.

图示说明:图1为本实用新型之组件分解图。 Illustrated: Figure 1 is an exploded assembly of the invention.

图2为本实用新型之组合侧视图。 FIG 2 is a side view of the combination of the invention.

图3为本实用新型自底座板上拆卸后之俯视图。 3 is a top plan view of the invention from the base plate removed.

图4为本实用新型组装动作中键帽倒置图。 FIG 4 in the present invention, the assembly operation keycap inverted FIG.

图5为本实用新型组装动作中外连杆组合图。 Assembly of the present invention FIG. 5 Foreign linkage combined action FIG.

图6为本实用新型组装动作中内连杆组合图。 FIG 6 is a view of an inner link combination in the invention, the assembly operation.

图7为本实用新型组装动作中弹性体组合图。 FIG 7 of the present invention, the assembly operation elastomer composition FIG.

图8为本实用新型组装动作中电路版组合图。 FIG assembly 8 of the present invention, FIG operation circuit board composition.

图9为本实用新型组装动作中底座板组合图。 FIG 9 the present invention is assembled in the base plate assembly operation in FIG.

图10为本实用新型组装动作中内、外连杆与底座板组合图。 FIG assembly 10 of the present invention, the operation of the outer link and the base plate assembly of FIG.

图11为本实用新型组装完成图。 11 of the present invention assembled in FIG.

本实用新型将结合附图所示实施例详细说明如下:如图1中所示,本实用新型的双连杆式键盘按键,包括在键盘基座上每一按键开关底座板40之位置,设有互为交错的一外连杆20、一内连杆30、一弹性体50与电路板60,共同支持着位于顶端之键帽10。 The present invention will be described in detail in conjunction with embodiments shown in the drawings embodiments as follows: As shown in FIG. 1, the present invention is a double-link type keyboard keys, each key switch including a position on the base plate of the keyboard base 40, disposed 20, an inner link 30, an elastic member 50 and the circuit board 60 a mutually interleaved outer links, together with the support 10 at the top of the key top.

上述键帽10,包括于键帽之底面靠近外侧边之位置,分别设有两个轴座11与两个滑槽12,该两轴座11之开口端分别设有一适当斜向角度之引导面13,位于该滑槽12之开口端,亦分别设有呈适当斜向角度之引导面14,另位于该滑槽12的内侧端,分别设有一挡块15,位于键帽10底缘中间,设有一圆槽16。 The above-described key top 10, a bottom surface including a position close to the outer edge of the key top, the two shafts are respectively provided with two sliding seats 12 and 11, the open end of the two shafts 11 of each seat is provided with a suitable oblique angle of the guide surfaces 13, 12 located at the open end of the chute, are also provided with a suitable form of the oblique angle of the guide surface 14, positioned inside the other end of the chute 12, and a stopper 15 are provided, located intermediate the bottom edge of the key top 10 , it is provided with a circular groove 16.

外连杆20与内连杆30,其中,该外连杆20为一框形构造,框之一端为两个凸出的轴21,框之中间设置中轴座22,中轴座22的一侧设置引导面23,框之另一端为两个凸出的滑轴24,框内围成一孔25。 The inner link 20 and outer link 30, wherein the outer link 20 is a frame-shaped configuration, one end of the frame for the two projecting shafts 21, the intermediate frame of the central axis of the seat 22 is provided, the central axis 22 of a seat side of the guide surface 23, the other end of the frame for the sliding shaft 24 projecting two, surrounded by a frame aperture 25.

内连杆30为一板形构造,一侧端为轴31,中间部位设有凸出的中轴32,两中轴32末端设置引导斜面35,另一侧端为两凸出的滑轴33,两滑轴33之末端设置引导斜角34,板形构造的中间形成一圆孔36。 The sliding shaft 33 of the inner link 30 is a plate-shaped configuration, one end axis 31, an intermediate portion 32 provided with projecting axis, two end disposed axis 32 guiding slope 35, the other end of the two side projecting , two end of the sliding shaft 33 is provided to guide the bevel 34, the intermediate plate-shaped structure 36 is formed a circular hole.

上述外连杆20之框形孔25,其尺寸规格大于内连杆30之外部尺寸规格,而能容置该内连杆30。 Said outer frame-shaped hole 20 of the link 25, which link the outer dimensions greater than inner dimensions of 30, and is able to accommodate 30 of the inner link.

该底座板40,包括位于此底座板40上适当位置,分别设有一对轴座41、与一对滑槽43,该两轴座41开口端,分别设有呈适当斜向角度之引导面42,该两滑槽43之开口端,亦分别没有呈适当斜向角度之引导面44。 The base plate 40 includes a base plate 40 in this position, respectively, with 41, a pair of chute 43, the two open ends of the pair shaft 41 shaft holder housing, respectively, with a suitable form of the oblique angle of the guide surface 42 the two open ends of the chute 43, are also not suitable as a guide surface 44 of the oblique angle.

弹性体50,即如一般传统所见,包括于其顶端设成圆形固定端51,恰可被嵌置于前述键帽10底缘中间之圆槽16内,弹性体50下半部为具有适当伸缩弹性之弹性端52,弹性体50的最底缘系用以触压电路板60表面,形成键盘之按键开关。 The elastic body 50, i.e. as seen generally conventional, comprising a tip disposed thereon a circular fixed end 51, can be embedded just placed in the middle of the bottom edge of the key top 10 circular groove 16, the elastic body 50 having a lower half the appropriate stretchable elastic resilient end 52, contact pressure surface for the bottom edge 60 of the circuit board 50 based elastomer, a keyboard button switch is formed.

以下配合图4至图11,说明上述各该构件之组合动作:1、首先将键帽10反面置放,如图4;2、将外连杆20之轴21压入键帽10之轴座11,如图5; 4 to the fitting 11, the combination of the above described member of action: 1, the key top 10 is first placed opposite, 4; 2, the outer link 20 of the shaft 21 is pressed into the shaft holder 10 of the key top 11, 5;

3、将内连杆30之中轴32压入外连杆20之中轴座22;再将内连杆30之滑轴33压入键帽10之滑槽12,如图6;4、将弹性体50之固定端51穿越内连杆30之圆孔36,压入键帽10之圆槽16,如图7;5、放置电路板60,如图8;6、内连杆30之轴31压入底座板40之轴座41,外连杆20之滑轴24压入底座板40之滑槽42,如图9;7、弹性体50之弹性端52压着电路板60及底座板40,使键帽10保持于高位,如图10;8、键帽10之挡块15限制内连杆30滑轴33的位置,使键帽10保持在固定高位,如图11。 3, the axis 30 of the rod 32 is pressed into the outer housing 2220 of the connecting rod axis; then the inner link 30 of the sliding shaft 33 is pushed into the chute 10 of the key top 12, 6; 4, the the fixed end 51 of the elastic body 50 of the rod through the circular hole 30 of the 36, the key cap is pressed into the circular groove 1610 of FIG. 7; 5, circuit board 60 is placed, 8; 6, 30 of the link shaft 31 pressed into the base plate 40 of the pedestal 41, the outer link 20 of the sliding shaft 24 is pressed into the base plate 40 of the chute 42, 9; 7, the elastic body 50 of the crimping terminal 52 and the base plate 60 of the circuit board 40, held in the high keycap 10, 10; 8, 30 slide shaft 33 link the position of the key top 10 of the stopper 15 restricts the keycap 10 is maintained at a fixed high level, as shown in FIG 11.

如上所述叠压组合的双连杆式键盘按键,利用互为交错的外连杆20与内连杆30支持着顶端键帽10,形成一双连杆式键盘按键,尤以其中,可藉叠压组合之操作,将两交错的内、外连杆间之交错部位,与键帽10、底座板40之间之接触部位等,直接压入嵌合,且各该轴座与滑槽之开口部位,分别设有适当斜向角度的引导面,藉由各该引导面,使键帽与外连杆、内连杆之间之组合更为快捷,同时能使此一键盘按键能方便的组合于键盘底座板40上。 Laminating double link type keyboard combination as described above, the use of cross-cutting the outer link 20 and the link 30 supports the key top to the top 10, keyboard keys form a dual linkage, particularly wherein the stack may by combination of operating pressure, the inner two staggered, interleaved between the outer link portion, keycap 10, the contact portion between the base plate 40 and the like, directly press fitting, each of the axle seat and the opening of the chute and parts, respectively with a suitable oblique angle of the guide surface, each of the guide surfaces by the keycap and outer link, a combination between the inner link more efficient, while enabling this combination of keyboard keys can be easily the base plate 40 on the keyboard.

前述实施例所揭示的外连杆20与内连杆30,也可作些微变化,譬如以两个宽度不同的U字形框架,来取代图示中密封框形结构,并不会影响其功能。 The disclosed embodiment the outer link 20 and the inner link 30 of the preceding embodiments, may be slight variations, such as different widths of two U-shaped frame, instead of the illustrated frame-shaped sealing structure does not affect its function.

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1.一种双连杆式键盘按键,包括键帽、外连杆、内连杆、底座板、电路板、弹性体,其特征在于;该键帽之底缘面靠近外侧边之位置分别设有一对轴座与一对滑槽,于该两轴座之开口端分别设有一斜向的引导面,于该两滑槽之开口端亦分别设有斜向的引导面,于该两滑槽的内侧端,分别设有一挡块,于键帽底缘中间设有一圆槽;该外连杆,其一侧端设有嵌置于键帽的轴座内的轴,中间部位设有中轴座,于此中轴座的开口端分别设有斜向的引导面,另一侧端设有滑轴;该内连杆其一侧端设有轴,中间部位设有嵌置于外连杆的中轴座的中轴,另一侧端设有滑轴,此滑轴之轴壁面设有斜向的引导斜角,该滑轴嵌置于键帽的滑槽内;该底座板上分别设有一对轴座与一对滑槽,该两轴座开口端分别设有斜向的引导面,该两滑槽之开口端亦分别设有斜向的引导 A double link type keyboard, comprising a key cap, an outer link, an inner link, base plate, a circuit board, an elastic member, wherein; the bottom surface of the key top position closer to the edge of each outer side edge a pair of shaft seat and the pair of chutes, the open end of the axle seat are provided two guide surfaces of a obliquely, the open end of the chute is also respectively provided with two oblique guide surface, to the two slide the inner end of the slot, are respectively provided with a stopper, provided on the key top bottom edge of a circular groove intermediate; the outer link having one end provided with a shaft disposed within the keycap shaft holder fitted, provided in an intermediate portion shaft seat, the open end of the central axis of this housing are provided with oblique guide surfaces, the other end is provided with the slide shaft; one side end of the inner rod provided with a shaft, fitted with an intermediate portion disposed externally connected axis of the rod seat axis, the other end is provided with the slide shaft, this wall surface of the sliding shaft is provided with an oblique angle of the guide, the sliding shaft disposed within the chute key caps fitted; the base plate each seat is provided with a pair of shafts and the pair of chutes, the two axle housing provided with an open end of each oblique guide surface, the open end of the chute is also respectively provided with two oblique guide ,该内连杆之轴嵌置于底座板的轴座内,该外连杆之滑轴嵌置于底座板的滑槽内,使两交错的内连杆与外连杆相互结合;该弹性体,顶端设有圆形固定端被嵌置于键帽圆槽内,下半部为具有弹性之弹性端,最底缘触压电路板的电气接点,形成键盘之按键开关。 , The axis of the inner link axle seat insert disposed within the base plate, the slide shaft disposed within an outer link of the chute base plate fitted to the inner link two interleaved outer links bonded to each other; the resilient body, fixed to the top end is fitted a circular key top disposed circular groove, the lower half of an elastic resilient end, the bottom edge of the electrical contact circuit board of the contact pressure, the key switches forming the keyboard.
2.依据权利要求1所述的双连杆式键盘按键,其特征在于:该外连杆与内连杆为密封之框形结构。 2. The double-link according to claim 1 of the keyboard keys, wherein: the inner and outer link of the link frame-shaped sealing structure.
3.依据权利要求1所述的双连杆式键盘按键,其特征在于:该外连杆与内连杆为U字形框架结构。 3. The double-link according to claim 1 of the keyboard keys, wherein: the inner link and an outer link is U-shaped frame structure.
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