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David W Caldwell: Touch switch with integral control circuit. TouchSensor Technologies, Jenner & Block, November 20, 2001: US06320282 (521 worldwide citation)

A touch switch apparatus for detecting the presence of an object such as a human appendage, the apparatus having a touch pad and a local control circuit connected to the touch pad and to a controlled device. The touch pad preferable includes a first electrode and a second electrode spaced from and s ...


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David P Chandler: Switch apparatus. Mattel, John G Mesaros, Max E Shirk, Ronald M Goldman, January 20, 1981: US04246452 (263 worldwide citation)

A switch apparatus having first and second surfaces with conductive pattern segments thereon in proximate spaced overlying relation, each of the patterns being generally identical and having a circular array of alternating solid and interleaved conductive portion, one pattern being movable toward th ...


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Robert B Fenwick, Larry L Peden, Robert Snyder, John W McMains, Jeffrey R Gile: Video selection and distribution system. On Command Video Corporation, Flehr Hohbach Test Albritton & Herbert, August 7, 1990: US04947244 (220 worldwide citation)

A video distribution system transmits selected video programs to a number of independently controlled video monitors. The video monitors are arranged in groups, each group being coupled to a distinct transmission medium. A program selector associated with each video monitor generates video connectio ...


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Robert Phares: Resistive touchscreen having multiple selectable regions for pressure discrimination. Elo Touch Systems, Pitts & Brittian P C, September 29, 1998: US05815141 (174 worldwide citation)

A resistive two sheet touchscreen that provides discrimination between objects touching the surface thereof. This is achieved by subdividing at least one sheet into a selected number of separated portions of selected configuration. Each of these portions is connected through a switch apparatus to ci ...


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Takuya Maeda: Two-stage movement seesaw switch apparatus. Alps Electric, Guy W Shoup, Patrick T Bever, December 2, 1997: US05693920 (135 worldwide citation)

A two-stage movement seesaw switch apparatus of the light irradiation type which is compact and superior in operation feeling. The two-stage movement seesaw switch includes a pair of operation plates disposed immediately below a manually operable knob. Two sets of push switches, each set including t ...


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Franklin N Eventoff: Bounceless switch apparatus. Nilsson Robbins Dalgarn Berliner Carson & Wurst, February 9, 1982: US04315238 (104 worldwide citation)

A pressure responsive, variable resistance, analog switch has first and second conductors interleaved in spaced-apart relationship and disposed on a base member. An insulative spacer ring is positioned around and rises above the first and second conductors. A resilient cover sheet is attached to the ...


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Vladimir Miloushev, Peter Nickolov, Becky L Hester, Borislav S Marinov: Apparatus, method and system for aggregrating computing resources. 3Tera, Rosenberg Klein & Lee, May 27, 2008: US07380039 (100 worldwide citation)

A system for executing applications designed to run on a single SMP computer on an easily scalable network of computers, while providing each application with computing resources, including processing power, memory and others that exceed the resources available on any single computer. A server agent ...


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Franklin N Eventoff: Electronic pressure sensitive force transducer. Nilsson Robbins Dalgarn Berliner Carson and Wurst, December 18, 1984: US04489302 (100 worldwide citation)

A bounceless switch apparatus having a junction resistance which varies inversely with the pressure applied normally thereto which includes a first conductor member, a pressure-sensitive layer including a semiconducting material covering the first conductor member in intimate electrically conducting ...


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David W Caldwell: Touch switch with integral control circuit. Touchsensor Technologies, Jenner & Block, March 30, 2004: US06713897 (96 worldwide citation)

A touch switch apparatus for detecting the presence of an object such as a human appendage, the apparatus having a touch pad and a local control circuit connected to the touch pad and to a controlled device. The touch pad preferable includes a first electrode and a second electrode spaced from and s ...