KNOB WITHOUT ACCIDENTAL MOMENTARY CONTACT DURING SWITCH SLIDING ACTUATION
Original Publication Date: 1990-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2001-Nov-23
This idea can be applied to both current art multiple slide switches that have a momentary contact function incor- porated, or to switch knob covers that are used as environmental protection to the switch component. This design idea is used to prevent any accidental momentary contact function while sliding the switch knob (or switch knob cover) from a current position the next desired position. For this example we will use the switch knob to illustrated the functionality of this design. A mechanical key feature is incorporated on the stem of the switch knob. This key feature may have many embodiments, but for this example we will use a solid cube.