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Panel Switch Actuator

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000048456D
Original Publication Date: 1982-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-08

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Gresham, DM Kelley, TF Yenerich, PC [+details]

Abstract

A switch actuator is molded integral with the control panel such that the face of the panel is free from protrusions. Cuts are made through the panel material on three sides to form one actuator section. A relief cut can be made on the fourth side. Force-concentrating blades are molded integrally to the actuator section for contact with an electrical switch. Depressing the actuator section causes the blade to depress and actuate the switch.