Global patent index - EP 1008999 A2

EP 1008999 A2 2000-06-14 - Electrical switch

Title (en)

Electrical switch

Title (de)

Elektrischer Schalter

Title (fr)

Interrupteur électrique

Publication

EP 1008999 A2 (EN)

Application

EP 99124286 A

Priority

US 20763298 A

Abstract (en)

An electrical switch (12) includes a pair of stamped switch contacts (20) opposed to each other at a gap (22). An insulative substrate (18) supports the contacts and includes a recess (34) below the contacts at said gap. The recess (34) is sufficiently large so that the switch contacts (20) extend into the recess and can flex relative to each other. A conductive actuator (38) is engageable with the switch contacts (20) at the gap (22) to close the switch, with either switch contact being flexible to ensure that the actuator engages both contacts. <IMAGE>

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

H01H 13/10; H01H 13/70

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

H01H 13/702 (2006.01); H01H 13/80 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

H01H 13/80 (2013.01); H01H 13/702 (2013.01); H01H 2201/008 (2013.01); H01H 2203/038 (2013.01); H01H 2217/01 (2013.01)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

DE FR GB IT

EPO simple patent family

EP 1008999 A2 20000614; EP 1008999 A3 20011205; CN 1259749 A 20000712; TW 433535 U 20010501

INPADOC legal status

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