SWITCH DEVICE AND KEY INPUT DEVICE

Registre Brevet WIPO
Numéro d'application JP2020010723
Numéro de publication 2021/038932
Statut Délivré - en vigueur
Date de dépôt 2020-03-12
Date de publication 2021-03-04
Propriétaire OMRON CORPORATION (Japon)
Inventeur(s)
  • Takamori Satoshi
  • Furusawa Koichi
  • Kurata Gouo
  • Yoshida Hayato
  • Mori Yuto

Abrégé

Provided are: a switch device capable of suppressing an occurrence of a mistake in which an attachment is performed in an incorrect attachment direction or arrangement position in an assembly step; and a key input device in which the switch device is disposed. A key switch 1 (switch device) is provided with a fixed member 10 and a movable member 11 for receiving a pushdown operation. Furthermore, the key switch 1 is provided with: a plurality of light sources that are disposed at different positions in the fixed member 10 and that can emit light individually; an optical member 13 irradiated with the light emitted from the light sources; and a support member 14 that supports the optical member 13. In addition, the optical member 13 has: a lens array in which a plurality of convex lenses are arranged; and a selective transmission layer that selectively transmits refracted light according to the light source that has emitted light. In addition, the support member 14 has a shape that limits the support direction for the optical member 13.

Classes IPC  ?

  • H01H 9/16 - Indicators for switching condition, e.g. "on" or "off"
  • H01H 13/83 - Switches having rectilinearly-movable operating part or parts adapted for pushing or pulling in one direction only, e.g. push-button switch having a plurality of operating members associated with different sets of contacts, e.g. keyboard characterised by legends, e.g. Braille, liquid crystal displays, light emitting or optical elements
  • H01H 13/88 - Processes specially adapted for manufacture of rectilinearly movable switches having a plurality of operating members associated with different sets of contacts, e.g. keyboards