Global Patent Index - EP 1035556 A2

EP 1035556 A2 2000-09-13 - Push switch

Title (en)

Push switch

Title (de)

Tastschalter

Title (fr)

Interrupteur à bouton poussoir

Publication

EP 1035556 A2 (EN)

Application

EP 00105076 A

Priority

JP 6559699 A

Abstract (en)

A layout structure of fixed terminals in a housing of a push switch is provided, the fixed terminals having a shape permitting the length in their arranged direction in the housing to be shortened and permitting the push switch to be surface-mounted onto a circuit board, and wherein even if a plurality of bent portions are formed within the housing, the spacing between contacts can be set to a minimum without being influenced by variations in machining of the bent portions, thus making it possible to reduce the size of the housing and hence of the push switch. The push switch comprises a box-shaped housing, a pair of fixed terminals fixed within the housing, a stem held slidably by inner side faces of the housing, and a movable contact disposed above the fixed terminal so as to be operable in interlock with movement of the stem. The paired fixed terminals each comprises a base portion embedded in the housing, a terminal portion extending outwards of the housing, and a contact portion exposed to an inner surface of a bottom of the housing so as to be spaced a predetermined distance from a contact portion of the other fixed terminal. The paired fixed terminals are arranged so that the respective base portions are aligned with each other. The contact portions are bent and opposed to each other on a line perpendicular to the arranged direction of the base portions. <IMAGE>

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

H01H 13/10

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

H01H 13/52 (2006.01); H01H 9/02 (2006.01); H01H 13/10 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

H01H 13/10 (2013.01); H01H 2001/5888 (2013.01); H01H 2207/032 (2013.01)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

DE FR GB

EPO simple patent family

EP 1035556 A2 20000913; EP 1035556 A3 20010829; CN 1135582 C 20040121; CN 1267072 A 20000920; JP 2000260259 A 20000922; TW 434611 B 20010516

INPADOC legal status


2005-09-21 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20050315

2004-12-15 [17Q] FIRST EXAMINATION REPORT

- Effective date: 20041102

2002-05-22 [AKX] PAYMENT OF DESIGNATION FEES

- Free text: DE FR GB

2001-11-14 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 20010913

2001-08-29 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A3

- Designated State(s): AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE

2001-08-29 [AX] REQUEST FOR EXTENSION OF THE EUROPEAN PATENT TO

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2000-09-13 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A2

- Designated State(s): AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE

2000-09-13 [AX] REQUEST FOR EXTENSION OF THE EUROPEAN PATENT TO

- Free text: AL;LT;LV;MK;RO;SI