04604509 is referenced by 57 patents and cites 8 patents.

An elastomeric push button return element for providing enhanced tactile feedback, and a push button switch employing the return element. The return element is configured as a tubular section, a flange adapted to be restrained on a mounting surface, a radial web thinner than the wall of the tubular section joining the flange and a first end of the tubular section, a hollow frustum section joined at its large end to the second end of the tubular section, and a crown joined to the small end of the hollow frustum section and adapted to be connected to a push button.

Title
Elastomeric push button return element for providing enhanced tactile feedback
Application Number
6/697294
Publication Number
4604509
Application Date
February 1, 1985
Publication Date
August 5, 1986
Inventor
Ralph J Schneider
Freeport
IL, US
Kevin F Clancy
Freeport
IL, US
Agent
Charles L Rubow
Assignee
Honeywell
MN, US
IPC
H01H 3/12
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