04365120 is referenced by 39 patents and cites 7 patents.

An apparatus for illuminating keyboard or individual switches in which a conventional plastic contact actuator member is fabricated of translucent material so that it may function additionally as a conductor and diffuser of light. A lamp source is positioned in the center of a conventional dome-printed circuit switch within holes provided in the metal contact domes and the substrate of the switch. The actuator includes a cylindrical lower hood portion having a recess in the center thereof permitting it to receive the lamp source upon switch actuation.

Title
Illuminated keyboard
Application Number
6/253814
Publication Number
4365120
Application Date
April 13, 1981
Publication Date
December 21, 1982
Inventor
Walter R Pounds
Lafayette
CO, US
Agent
Lloyd L Zickert
Assignee
KB Denver
CO, US
IPC
H01H 13/70
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