GB2233499B - Sheet-like switch - Google Patents

Sheet-like switch

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Publication number
GB2233499B
GB2233499B GB9013635A GB9013635A GB2233499B GB 2233499 B GB2233499 B GB 2233499B GB 9013635 A GB9013635 A GB 9013635A GB 9013635 A GB9013635 A GB 9013635A GB 2233499 B GB2233499 B GB 2233499B
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Grant status
Grant
Patent type
Prior art keywords
switch
sheet
Prior art date
Legal status (The legal status is an assumption and is not a legal conclusion. Google has not performed a legal analysis and makes no representation as to the accuracy of the status listed.)
Expired - Fee Related
Application number
GB9013635A
Other versions
GB2233499A (en )
GB9013635D0 (en )
Inventor
Kiyosi Yagita
Masahisa Kobukuro
Current Assignee (The listed assignees may be inaccurate. Google has not performed a legal analysis and makes no representation or warranty as to the accuracy of the list.)
Mitsubishi Electric Corp
Original Assignee
Mitsubishi Electric Corp
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Publication date
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    • GPHYSICS
    • G06COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
    • G06FELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
    • G06F3/00Input arrangements for transferring data to be processed into a form capable of being handled by the computer; Output arrangements for transferring data from processing unit to output unit, e.g. interface arrangements
    • G06F3/01Input arrangements or combined input and output arrangements for interaction between user and computer
    • G06F3/03Arrangements for converting the position or the displacement of a member into a coded form
    • G06F3/041Digitisers, e.g. for touch screens or touch pads, characterised by the transducing means
    • G06F3/045Digitisers, e.g. for touch screens or touch pads, characterised by the transducing means using resistive elements, e.g. single continuous surface or two parallel surfaces put in contact
    • HELECTRICITY
    • H01BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS
    • H01HELECTRIC SWITCHES; RELAYS; SELECTORS; EMERGENCY PROTECTIVE DEVICES
    • H01H13/00Switches having rectilinearly-movable operating part or parts adapted for pushing or pulling in one direction only, e.g. push-button switch
    • H01H13/70Switches having rectilinearly-movable operating part or parts adapted for pushing or pulling in one direction only, e.g. push-button switch having a plurality of operating members associated with different sets of contacts, e.g. keyboard
    • H01H13/702Switches having rectilinearly-movable operating part or parts adapted for pushing or pulling in one direction only, e.g. push-button switch having a plurality of operating members associated with different sets of contacts, e.g. keyboard with contacts carried by or formed from layers in a multilayer structure, e.g. membrane switches
    • HELECTRICITY
    • H01BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS
    • H01HELECTRIC SWITCHES; RELAYS; SELECTORS; EMERGENCY PROTECTIVE DEVICES
    • H01H13/00Switches having rectilinearly-movable operating part or parts adapted for pushing or pulling in one direction only, e.g. push-button switch
    • H01H13/70Switches having rectilinearly-movable operating part or parts adapted for pushing or pulling in one direction only, e.g. push-button switch having a plurality of operating members associated with different sets of contacts, e.g. keyboard
    • H01H13/702Switches having rectilinearly-movable operating part or parts adapted for pushing or pulling in one direction only, e.g. push-button switch having a plurality of operating members associated with different sets of contacts, e.g. keyboard with contacts carried by or formed from layers in a multilayer structure, e.g. membrane switches
    • H01H13/703Switches having rectilinearly-movable operating part or parts adapted for pushing or pulling in one direction only, e.g. push-button switch having a plurality of operating members associated with different sets of contacts, e.g. keyboard with contacts carried by or formed from layers in a multilayer structure, e.g. membrane switches characterised by spacers between contact carrying layers
    • HELECTRICITY
    • H01BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS
    • H01HELECTRIC SWITCHES; RELAYS; SELECTORS; EMERGENCY PROTECTIVE DEVICES
    • H01H2209/00Layers
    • H01H2209/024Properties of the substrate
    • H01H2209/038Properties of the substrate transparent
    • HELECTRICITY
    • H01BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS
    • H01HELECTRIC SWITCHES; RELAYS; SELECTORS; EMERGENCY PROTECTIVE DEVICES
    • H01H2209/00Layers
    • H01H2209/046Properties of the spacer
    • H01H2209/06Properties of the spacer transparent
    • HELECTRICITY
    • H01BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS
    • H01HELECTRIC SWITCHES; RELAYS; SELECTORS; EMERGENCY PROTECTIVE DEVICES
    • H01H2209/00Layers
    • H01H2209/068Properties of the membrane
    • H01H2209/082Properties of the membrane transparent
    • HELECTRICITY
    • H01BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS
    • H01HELECTRIC SWITCHES; RELAYS; SELECTORS; EMERGENCY PROTECTIVE DEVICES
    • H01H2211/00Spacers
    • H01H2211/006Individual areas
    • H01H2211/014Individual areas universal
    • HELECTRICITY
    • H01BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS
    • H01HELECTRIC SWITCHES; RELAYS; SELECTORS; EMERGENCY PROTECTIVE DEVICES
    • H01H2227/00Dimensions; Characteristics
    • H01H2227/002Layer thickness
    • H01H2227/006Spacer
    • HELECTRICITY
    • H01BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS
    • H01HELECTRIC SWITCHES; RELAYS; SELECTORS; EMERGENCY PROTECTIVE DEVICES
    • H01H2231/00Applications
    • H01H2231/034Coordinate determination
GB9013635A 1989-06-28 1990-06-19 Sheet-like switch Expired - Fee Related GB2233499B (en)

Priority Applications (3)

Application Number Priority Date Filing Date Title
JP16605289 1989-06-28
JP17456189 1989-07-06
JP6664990A JPH03129421A (en) 1989-06-28 1990-03-16 Transparent switch

Publications (3)

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GB9013635D0 true GB9013635D0 (en) 1990-08-08
GB2233499A true GB2233499A (en) 1991-01-09
GB2233499B true GB2233499B (en) 1994-03-02

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Family Applications (1)

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GB9013635A Expired - Fee Related GB2233499B (en) 1989-06-28 1990-06-19 Sheet-like switch

Country Status (2)

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DE (1) DE4020472C2 (en)
GB (1) GB2233499B (en)

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GB1562264A (en) * 1976-11-22 1980-03-12 Control Data Corp Electric switch matrix
EP0063851A1 (en) * 1981-04-20 1982-11-03 John Fluke Mfg. Co., Inc. A transparent switch array
US4636582A (en) * 1983-08-31 1987-01-13 Toppan Moore Co., Ltd. Signal input sheet having a conductive shield layer
GB2180994A (en) * 1985-09-26 1987-04-08 Fluke Mfg Co John Particulate spacers for touch sensitive overlay panel applications

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GB2192307B (en) * 1986-05-02 1990-08-22 Shinetsu Polymer Co Push-button keyboard switch unit

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GB1562264A (en) * 1976-11-22 1980-03-12 Control Data Corp Electric switch matrix
EP0063851A1 (en) * 1981-04-20 1982-11-03 John Fluke Mfg. Co., Inc. A transparent switch array
US4636582A (en) * 1983-08-31 1987-01-13 Toppan Moore Co., Ltd. Signal input sheet having a conductive shield layer
GB2180994A (en) * 1985-09-26 1987-04-08 Fluke Mfg Co John Particulate spacers for touch sensitive overlay panel applications

Cited By (3)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US9081426B2 (en) 1992-03-05 2015-07-14 Anascape, Ltd. Image controller
US8674932B2 (en) 1996-07-05 2014-03-18 Anascape, Ltd. Image controller
US6456778B2 (en) 1997-10-01 2002-09-24 Brad A. Armstrong Analog controls housed with electronic displays for video recorders and cameras

Also Published As

Publication number Publication date Type
DE4020472A1 (en) 1991-01-10 application
DE4020472C2 (en) 1993-03-04 grant
GB2233499A (en) 1991-01-09 application
GB9013635D0 (en) 1990-08-08 application

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Legal Events

Date Code Title Description
746 Register noted 'licences of right' (sect. 46/1977)

Effective date: 19960611

PCNP Patent ceased through non-payment of renewal fee

Effective date: 19990619