Global Patent Index - EP 1137027 A3

EP 1137027 A3 2003-06-25 - Key panel formed from a strip of printed wiring material and method for making the same

Title (en)

Key panel formed from a strip of printed wiring material and method for making the same

Title (de)

Aus einer Bahn von Membranschaltermaterial geformte Tastatur und Verfahren zur dessen Herstellung

Title (fr)

Clavier formé d'une bande de matière pour commutateur à membrane et son procédé de fabrication

Publication

EP 1137027 A3 (EN)

Application

EP 01102258 A

Priority

  • US 51421300 A
  • US 61255000 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: EP1137027A2] A key panel (410) comprises a key pad (413) having a number of key sites (425) provided thereon that define an aspect ratio for the key pad (413). A strip of printed wiring material (421) is positioned adjacent the key pad (413). A number of switch contact sites (424) provided on the strip of printed wiring material (412) define an aspect ratio for the strip of printed wiring material (412) that is greater than the aspect ratio of the key pad (413). The strip of printed wiring material (412) is provided with at least one fold (430) therein so that each of the number of switch contact sites (424) provided on the strip of printed wiring material (412) is generally aligned with a corresponding one of the number of key sites (425) provided on the key pad (413). <IMAGE>

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

H01H 13/70

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

G06F 3/02 (2006.01); H01H 11/00 (2006.01); H01H 13/702 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

H01H 13/702 (2013.01); H01H 2229/022 (2013.01); H01H 2229/034 (2013.01); H01H 2229/038 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

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

EPO simple patent family

EP 1137027 A2 20010926; EP 1137027 A3 20030625; JP 2001291452 A 20011019

INPADOC legal status


2007-01-24 [18D] APPLICATION DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20060703

2004-03-17 [AKX] PAYMENT OF DESIGNATION FEES

- Designated State(s): DE FR GB

2003-10-01 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 20030731

2003-06-25 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

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

2003-06-25 [AX] REQUEST FOR EXTENSION OF THE EUROPEAN PATENT TO:

- Countries: AL LT LV MK RO SI

2001-09-26 [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 TR

2001-09-26 [AX] REQUEST FOR EXTENSION OF THE EUROPEAN PATENT TO:

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