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INTERLOCK - SWITCH

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000025881D
Original Publication Date: 1988-Oct-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-04
Document File: 2 page(s) / 46K

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

A new interlock switch design incorporating use of a miniature snap-action switch for high level switching and a solid state switch (Hall effect or opt0 coupled) for example, for low level switching. The new switch is designed to have a longer actuation distance, lower actuator forces, 1-13. pounds maximum, and a reliability that meets or exceeds the high volume market needs. When the plunger is displaced by approximately 7mm the maximum force the actuator can see is 1.5pounds.

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XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL

INTERLOCK - SWITCH Roger D. DeWitt
Donald W. Guglielmo

Proposed Classification

U.S. C1.355/3R Int. C1. G03g 15/00

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Volume 13 Number 5 September/October 1988

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INTERLOCK - SWITCH (Cont'd)

A new interlock switch design incorporating use of a miniature snap-action switch for high level switching and a solid state switch (Hall effect or opt0 coupled) for example, for low level switching. The new switch is designed to have a longer actuation distance, lower actuator forces, 1-13. pounds maximum, and a reliability that meets or exceeds the high volume market needs. When the plunger is displaced by approximately 7mm the maximum force the actuator can see is 1.5pounds.

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