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Kenji Inoue, Futoshi Matsui, Kouichi Santo: Push button switch assembly including single or plural sequentially closed switches. Matsushita Electric Industrial, Ratner & Prestia, May 17, 1994: US05313027 (207 worldwide citation)

A push switch is capable of performing a first switching operation and subsequently a second switching operation when a pressing force is applied to the switch. The push switch includes (a) an insulating membrane having at least one dome with at least a portion thereof overlaid by or serving as an i ...


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Oliver A Posso, Julie A Reichert: Multi-function menu selection device. Ohmeda, Roger M Rathbun, Larry R Cassett, James M Graziano, May 6, 1997: US05627531 (207 worldwide citation)

The menu selection device uses a combination of the rotary position of a rotary optical encoder and the operation of a coaxially mounted push-button switch to enable the user to progress through various layers of a hierarchical menu system. The rotary position of the shaft translates to a menu categ ...


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Suzanne K Potter: User interface for controlling accessories and entering data in a vehicle. Prince Corporation, Price Heneveld Cooper DeWitt & Litton, September 10, 1996: US05555172 (186 worldwide citation)

A data entry system includes a display of either icons, alphabet letters, numerals or a combination of visual and alpha-numeric information and allows the user to select data for entry, by using a reversible control to highlight a selected icon or other displayed control or data element and subseque ...


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Gary T Gaisser, Edward T Schmitt, Hall T Snowday III, Henry J Tenarvitz: Electronic band tag and method of storing ID information therein. Versus Technology, Brooks & Kushman P C, August 15, 2000: US06104295 (153 worldwide citation)

An electronic band tag includes a plurality of conductive wires supported within a band of material wherein each of the wires provide either an open circuit or a closed circuit to form a coded pattern of open and closed circuits. After an electrical discontinuity has been formed in at least one of t ...


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Donald S Stewart: Labelling machines. Monarch Marking Systems, Joseph J Grass, April 28, 1981: US04264396 (130 worldwide citation)

A labelling machine has a push button switch, actuation of which causes a label to be printed by a thermographic printing head with selected data which has been stored in a microprocessor by operation of a keyboard. The printed label is fed by an electrically powered drive mechanism controlled by th ...


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Kiyotaka Naitou: Push button switch. Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Jordan B Bierman Muserlian and Lucas Bierman, August 12, 1997: US05655650 (127 worldwide citation)

There is disclosed a push button switch which comprises rubber contacts each including a contact portion (311), a flared portion (312) formed integrally with the periphery of the contact portion (311), and a ring-shaped portion (313) formed integrally with a lower end of the flared portion (312) and ...


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Jiro Inagaki, Atsushi Hari, Nobuyuki Yagi, Yasutoshi Kaku, Takashi Shinoki: Keytop for push-button switches, and method of manufacturing same. Teikoku Tsushin Kogyo, Wenderoth Lind & Ponack, March 21, 1995: US05399821 (117 worldwide citation)

A push-button switch keytop includes a flexible resin film deformed in such a manner that the resin film bulges upwardly to form a curved portion that is filled with a molding resin while the resin film is being deformed. The molding resin is allowed to harden to form a keytop body, whereby the top ...


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Alan C Heller: Method and system for locating subjects within a tracking environment. Versus Technology, Brooks & Kushman P C, November 28, 2000: US06154139 (114 worldwide citation)

A method and system utilize both the radio frequency (RF) and infrared (IR) parts of the electromagnetic spectrum to locate subjects (i.e. objects and persons) within a tracking environment. The system includes a battery-operated, microprocessor-based badge for each subject to be located. Each badge ...


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Gartner Klaus W: Electronic combination lock including sequential signal generator and signal display. Miketta Glenny Poms & Smith, May 21, 1974: US3812403 (93 worldwide citation)

A manually-actuated electronic combination lock is provided in which the combination code consists of certain preselected digital signals out of a field of many such signals. Circuit means provide for generating a sequence of digital signals constituting the field in response to sustained manual eng ...


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Denis Bernier: Computer controlled parking meter. ROBIC, November 12, 1991: US05065156 (87 worldwide citation)

A computer-controlled coin parking meter for managing the use of a parking lot having up to about ten parking spaces. It includes a first display device which singularly identifies the parking places and push button switches for operating it; a second display device indicating the parking time bough ...