Global patent index - EP 0805465 B1

EP 0805465 B1 2000-08-16 - Flat mechanical keyboard

Title (en)

Flat mechanical keyboard

Title (de)

Flache mechanische Tastatur

Title (fr)

Clavier mécanique plan

Publication

EP 0805465 B1 (FR)

Application

EP 97400991 A

Priority

FR 9605515 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: EP0805465A1] The keyboard (10) includes a number of main keys (P), arranged in a matrix, and separated by secondary keys (S). Each main key is surrounded by four secondary keys to which it is connected. The keys are mounted on a base (30) with guiding components (31). Each secondary key has a hexagonal surface at same level as the surface of the main keys. Key actuating mechanisms are placed between each main key and its secondary keys. This arrangement ensures that when the main key is pressed all its associated secondary keys are moving downwards as well.

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

H01H 13/70

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

H01H 13/84 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

H01H 13/84 (2013.01); H01H 2217/012 (2013.01); H01H 2217/036 (2013.01)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

DE GB

EPO simple patent family

EP 0805465 A1 19971105; EP 0805465 B1 20000816; DE 69702808 D1 20000921; DE 69702808 T2 20010222; FR 2748345 A1 19971107; FR 2748345 B1 19980717; US 5861588 A 19990119

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