05671840 is referenced by 3 patents and cites 8 patents.

A method for fabricating protective seals or "boots" for electric switches, such as push button and toggle switches, is described. In place of traditional rubber molding techniques, the seals are made by thermoforming a plastic film, preferably polyurethane, over a mold containing the nut portion of the seal and pins configured for a suitable shape for toggle or push button switches. Inexpensive stamped, threaded nuts can be employed, and this, together with reduced tooling costs and the efficiency of the method, produce extremely economical electric switch seals. The seals themselves offer unique benefits in that the thin, yet tough, plastic film does not interfere with the functioning of the switches, while providing prolonged service life under difficult conditions. Utilizing clear urethane film, the resultant seals provide clear viewing of the functioning of the switch within.

Title
Vacuum formed electric switch seals
Application Number
8/503099
Publication Number
5671840
Application Date
July 17, 1995
Publication Date
September 30, 1997
Inventor
Milton Glicksman
Teaneck
NJ, US
Agent
Martin Parkinson
Assignee
Multi Flex Seals
NJ, US
IPC
H01H 19/06
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