DISPLAY ACTIVATED SWITCH WITH SHOCK ISOLATION
Original Publication Date: 1994-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-Mar-08
As pagers continue to shrink in size, it is impor- tant to get the maximum functionality from every component. Each part needs to be used for multiple functions whenever possible. This invention shows how an elastomeric switch pad can be used as a shock pad and how the display assembly itself can be used to activate the switch pad. Use ofthis method reduces the number of components required during the assembly ofthe radio and the space required for buttons on the face of the radio. In addition to these benefits, this invention Will also improve the radio's resistance to direct impact LCD fractures and increase the user's intuitive operation ofthe radio.