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Shuttle Snap Action Key Module

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000069385D
Original Publication Date: 1978-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-20

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Harris, RH [+details]

Abstract

A snap-action switch actuator mechanism is described. The mechanism provides the various human factor requirements, such as gradual increase in the feel of force applied to the key top, sudden snap action which promotes nonteasability, produces a quick reduction in force, and informs the operator that actuation has occurred, and a unique snap-action stroke which is independent of the key depression speed or pressure.