Environmentally sealed switch construction

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 5105059
SERIAL NO

07668297

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A split switch case has a base and a mounting bracket fitted thereto. The top wall of the latter has a lateral rib defining sockets for receiving shoulder portions of the actuator. Plungers in the actuator can bottom out to break free the switch contacts should they fuse together. The rocker has a unique shape and is coupled to the actuator for positive pivotal movement on a lateral axis defined by surfaces in the rocker and in the mounting bracket's top wall rib. In the illuminated switch shown, the lamp circuit has at least one lead provided in a slot defined inside the mounting bracket. The lamp can be mounted in the mounting bracket either from above or from below, two depending legs will accommodate a conventional LED from either direction.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
CARLING TECHNOLOGIES, INC.PLAINVILLE, CT37

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Ives, Milton Stuart, FL 4 75
Sorenson, Richard W Stuart, FL 48 473

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
McGill Manufacturing Company, Inc. (1)
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THOMAS & BETTS INTERNATIONAL, INC. (1)
* 4480159 Sub-miniature three position switch with built-in lever lock 5 1983
 
Agence Nationale de Valorisation de la Recherche (ANVAR) (1)
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CARLINGSWITCH, INC. (4)
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Omron Tateisi Electronics Co. (1)
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EATON CORPORATION (2)
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Tower Manufacturing Corporation (1)
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* Cited By Examiner

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
RELIANCE CONTROLS CORPORATION (4)
6596956 SPDT switch with multiple contact arrangement 9 2001
6570114 Center contact and rocker arrangement for a single pole double-throw switch 4 2001
6600122 Centering arrangement for a movable contact member in a rocker-type switch 11 2002
7009128 Side contact rocker-type switch assembly 6 2004
 
KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOKAI RIKA DENKI SEISAKUSHO (2)
7358453 Swinging switch device 3 2005
* 2005/0247,551 Swinging switch device 0 2005
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (4)
* 5924552 Retainer structure of switch 3 1997
* 7872205 Electrical switches 1 2008
* 2008/0283,376 Electrical switches 0 2008
* 7982150 Switch assembly having indicator 0 2009
 
ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC. (1)
* 5970607 Method of making an electrical subassembly 1 1995
 
HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, L.P. (1)
D373114 Recessed rocker switch 1 1995
 
ITW Switches Asia Ltd. (1)
* 5819912 Slide selector switch and inlet outlet device 4 1996
 
ALPS ELECTRIC CO., LTD. (2)
* 7122755 Switch device having operation member which is not easily disengaged from housing even when large amount of load is applied 1 2006
* 2006/0163,052 Switch device having operation member which is not easily disengaged from housing even when large amount of load is applied 1 2006
 
DEFOND COMPONENTS LIMITED (1)
* 6590175 Illuminated rocker switch with resistor 11 2002
 
OTTO ENGINEERING, INC. (1)
* 5343007 Rocker switch 31 1993
 
SIEMENS INDUSTRY, INC. (2)
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* 2008/0135,390 Lighting control module contact arm & armature plate 3 2007
 
COACTIVE TECHNOLOGIES, LLC (1)
* 6008458 Sealed slide switch 6 1998
 
CARLING TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (6)
* 5436421 Progressive switch 3 1994
* 5725087 Rotary switch that converts to rotary action, a toggle style switching mechanism 5 1996
* 6013885 Rocker switch with lamp module 39 1999
6444930 Environmentally sealed rocker switch 10 2001
* 7170021 Electrical switch rocker and assembly 15 2005
* 2006/0081,454 Electrical switch rocker and assembly 0 2005
 
HMI SYSTEMS, LLC (2)
7373036 Switching device and method 0 2006
* 2006/0245,683 Switching Device and Method 0 2006
 
Shin Chin Industrial Co., Ltd. (1)
* 2006/0011,460 Switch structure 2 2004
 
NTT FACILITIES, INC. (2)
* 9160107 Connector 0 2012
* 2014/0187,072 CONNECTOR 0 2012
* Cited By Examiner