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Long Life, Finger Acutated Elastic Diaphragm Switch Assembly

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000052648D
Original Publication Date: 1981-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-11

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Sebrosky, RA Sienkiewicz, GC [+details]

Abstract

This article relates to deformable electrical switches and, more partic relates to finger-actuated elastic diaphragm switch (EDS) assemblies. Present finger-actuated EDS assemblies cannot be designed for extremely long fatigue life and/or reliable operation because it is possible to kink or overstress a circuit line when it is deflected by a finger through a hole in the separator panel, causing intermittent and unreliable operation.