05412165 is referenced by 16 patents and cites 10 patents.

A switch assembly of the type having a rocker actuator user rotatable in opposite directions from a neutral position for alternate actuation of individual switches on opposite sides of the rocker each having a moveable actuator member movement of which by the rocker effects actuation of the switches. The rocker has a plurality of arcuately spaced recesses which are resiliently engaged to detent the rocker in a neutral and an actuated position. In one embodiment, the recesses engage a resilient wire beam spring extending parallel to the rocker axis. In another embodiment, the recesses are formed on a portion of the rocker which resiliently deflects to permit engagement and disengagement with a stationary pivot surface. In another embodiment, recesses in the rocker are engaged by a detent surface provided on a stationary resiliently deflectable beam extending at right angles to the rocker axis.

Title
Multiple switch assembly with detented rocker actuator
Application Number
8/155058
Publication Number
5412165
Application Date
November 19, 1993
Publication Date
May 2, 1995
Inventor
Louis C Lai
Brookfield
IL, US
Peter G Malone
Park Ridge
IL, US
Agent
Roger A Johnston
Assignee
Eaton Corporation
OH, US
IPC
H01H 13/00
H01H 9/00
H01H 3/00
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