Global Patent Index - EP 1087414 B8

EP 1087414 B8 2007-10-10 - Switch assemblies

Title (en)

Switch assemblies

Title (de)

Schalteinrichtungen

Title (fr)

Ensembles commutateurs

Publication

EP 1087414 B8 (EN)

Application

EP 00308278 A

Priority

GB 9922382 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: EP1087414A1] An electric push button switch particularly for an amusement or gaming machine has a base part (3) with a microswitch (15) and a lamp holder (16) which fits into the bottom of a threaded tube (4) with an enlarged head (5, 6) which is mounted on the outer surface of a machine panel (1). A push button (7) fits within the head (5, 6) and acts on the switch (15) via a slider (8) within the tube (4). The base part (3) fits detachably within the end of the tube (4) by engagement of projections (24) on the base part (3) with holes (25) in the tube (4). The projections (24) are on the end of springy circumferentially extending arms (23) so that the projections can readily snap fit into and pull axially out of the holes (25) whilst ensuring precise circumferential location required to ensure correct operation of the switch (15) by the slider (8). <IMAGE>

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

H01H 13/02 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

H01H 13/023 (2013.01); H01H 2229/042 (2013.01)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE

EPO simple patent family

EP 1087414 A1 20010328; EP 1087414 B1 20070829; EP 1087414 B8 20071010; AT 371943 T 20070915; DE 60036175 D1 20071011; ES 2293887 T3 20080401; GB 2354638 A 20010328; GB 2354638 B 20030716; GB 9922382 D0 19991124

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