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Mechanism To Keep Key Level

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Keyswitch structure
12/18/14 - 20140367236 - A keyswitch structure includes a keycap having a vertical connection member and a vertical-horizontal-translation mechanism, a baseplate having a vertical connection member, a slidable part having a vertical-horizontal-translation mechanism, and a restoring member. The vertical connection members are engaged for constraining the keycap to move relative to the baseplate substantially...

Rattle-free keyswitch mechanism
09/11/14 - 20140251772 - A keyswitch mechanism having reduced key rattle and a keyboard having reduced key rattle. A rattle suppression mechanism may be formed on a portion of the scissor mechanism or on a portion of the keycap. The rattle suppression mechanism is configured to maintain force on the portion of the scissor...

Self-guided key switch and keyboard configured with same
08/14/14 - 20140224632 - In a key switch, a base is disposed under a keycap. A frame has a receiving space for accommodating the keycap, and the receiving space is defined with a first dimension, a second dimension and a third dimension, and any two of the first, second and third dimensions are perpendicular...

Keycap structure
08/07/14 - 20140216905 - A keycap structure includes a reinforcement element and a keycap body. The reinforcement element includes two long segments and two short segments. The keycap body includes plural fixing parts and two protruding parts. The plural fixing parts are used for fixing two ends of each long segment of the reinforcement...

Key structure
08/07/14 - 20140216906 - A key structure including a bottom portion, a keycap, an elastic element and a positioning unit is provided. The keycap includes a plurality of fixing portions. The elastic element is configured between the bottom portion and the keycap. The positioning unit is fixed on the bottom portion and is assembled...

Keyswitch structure and balance link thereof
06/26/14 - 20140174900 - A keyswitch structure includes a base plate, a keycap, a lift mechanism, and a balance link. The lift mechanism connects between the keycap and the base plate such that the keycap can move up and down relative to the base plate. The balance link is formed substantially in a U-shaped...

Scissors-type connecting member and key structure with scissors-type connecting member
05/22/14 - 20140138223 - A key structure with a scissors-type connecting member is provided. The key structure includes a base plate, a scissors-type connecting member, and a keycap. The scissors-type connecting member includes a first frame and a second frame. The first frame includes a rotating shaft and an extension bulge. The second frame...

Scissors-type connecting member and key structure with scissors-type connecting member
05/22/14 - 20140138224 - A key structure with a scissors-type connecting member is provided. The key structure includes a base plate, a scissors-type connecting member, and a keycap. The scissors-type connecting member includes a first frame and a second frame. The first frame includes a rotating shaft and an extension structure. The extension structure...

Scissors-type connecting member
05/08/14 - 20140124345 - A scissors-type connecting member includes an inner frame and an outer frame. The inner frame includes a pivot rod. The pivot rod includes a curved edge and two flat slant surfaces. The outer frame includes a pivot hole, an entrance, and a guiding surface. The pivot hole has a flat...

Keyswitch using magnetic force
05/08/14 - 20140124346 - A key for user input having superior tactile qualities. The key is suspended by a magnetic field force to improve the smoothness of motion. Two compact interleaved members link a keycap to a key base to provide highly precise parallel travel with reduced tilt and flexion, and improved durability....

Low-travel key mechanisms using butterfly hinges
05/01/14 - 20140116865 - A key mechanism can include one or more butterfly hinges. Each butterfly hinge includes a double wing design operative to move between a depressed position and non-depressed position. Hinged coupling mechanisms couple respective arms of the wings together....

Keyswitch and keyboard
01/09/14 - 20140008195 - A keyswitch and a keyboard are provided. A top plate of a keycap of the keyswitch, for being pressed and decoration, and a frame including groove bodies, for linking with a supporting mechanism, are separated into two components such that the top plate may be implemented as a plate structure...

Key structure of a keyboard
12/19/13 - 20130334019 - A key structure of a keyboard of the present invention includes a base board and a scissors structure mounted on the base board. The base board is provided with a groove, and a pair of clasps extends upwards from opposite two sides of the groove. The scissors structure includes a...

Control device comprising a movable upper panel for actuating a switching breaker
10/10/13 - 20130264181 - A device for the control of an electronic apparatus. The device includes an upper panel upon which a user may exert at least one control action, a lower support armature upon which the upper panel is vertically and movably mounted, a switching breaker configured to be triggered by the upper...

Press key
09/12/13 - 20130233685 - A press key includes: a keycap movable with respect to a base unit; and a magnetic restoring device including a first magnetic member connected to the keycap and disposed between the base unit and the keycap, and a second magnetic member disposed on the base unit. The first and second...

Rigid keyboard mechanism
08/29/13 - 20130220786 - A keyboard for an electronic device, including a switch plate configured to be in communication with the electronic device, a key cap movably supported above the switch plate, and a translation mechanism operably connected to the switch plate and the keycap. The translation mechanism is configured to translate the key...

Key structure for keyboards
06/06/13 - 20130140162 - An improved key structure, for keyboards, comprises a keycap and a scissor-like assembly disposed above a bottom plate. A membrane sheet containing an electrical circuit is placed on the bottom plate and is provided with a silicone elastomer at a center thereof. A middle plastic plate has first engagement portions...

Key switch structure
02/21/13 - 20130043113 - A key switch structure can include a key top, a link structure, a back plate, a membrane sheet, an elastic member, an arm bar, and a pushing member. The link structure can guide the key top in the pushing direction while the key top is pushed. The back plate can...

Button assembly and electronic device having the same
01/24/13 - 20130020185 - An electronic device includes a panel, a button assembly, and a circuit board. The panel defines an opening. The button assembly is mounted to the rear surface of the panel, and includes a button partially received in the opening of the panel, a base plate fixed to the rear side...

Press key
12/06/12 - 20120305376 - A press key includes: a circuit module; a keycap disposed above the circuit module; and an elastic member disposed between the circuit module and the keycap, and including a bowl portion and a leg portion. The bowl portion has a width larger than that of the leg portion and includes...

Keyboard
11/29/12 - 20120298495 - A large key for a keyboard includes a keyboard base, a circuit board, a keycap, an elastic member, and a linkage assembly. The linkage assembly is disposed between the keyboard base and the keycap, and includes: a first link unit having two first link levers that are spaced apart, each...

Link structure and key switch structure
11/22/12 - 20120292168 - A link structure can include an outside link member and an inside link member. Shaft holes can be formed in respective inner lateral sides of the outside link member and face each other across a first opening portion. First stopper members can be arranged on the respective inner lateral sides,...

Key structure with scissors-type connecting member
10/25/12 - 20120267226 - A key structure with a scissors-type connecting member is provided. The scissors-type connecting member includes a first frame and a second frame. The first frame includes a rotating shaft and a pushing bulge. After the first frame is stacked on the second frame, if the second frame may be pushed...

Keyswitch structure
10/11/12 - 20120255845 - A keyswitch structure includes a bottom board, a circuit board disposed on the bottom board, a resilient member, a key cap and two supporting members. The bottom board is formed with two first holes spaced apart from each other. The key cap is located over the bottom board, and includes...

Key structure with scissors-type connecting member
08/23/12 - 20120211340 - A key structure with a scissors-type connecting member is provided. The scissors-type connecting member includes a first frame and a second frame. The first frame has a bulge. The second frame has a recess. The height of the bulge is smaller than the length of the recess entrance. The length...

Key structure of keyboard device
08/02/12 - 20120193202 - A key structure of a keyboard device includes a scissors-type connecting member and a base plate. The base plate includes a base plate fixing hook, a base plate sliding hook and a stopping structure. The entrance of the base plate fixing hook and the entrance of the base plate sliding...

Button module
05/17/12 - 20120118715 - A button module including a cap, a first arm, a second arm, and a base is provided. The first arm has a first pivoting shaft, a first end connected to the cap, and a second end opposite to the first end. The second arm has a second pivoting shaft, a...

Push button switch assembly
05/10/12 - 20120111705 - Push button switch assembly, in particular for insertion in a control panel of a domestic appliance, the push button switch assembly comprising at least one push button and a frame for receiving the at least one push button, wherein the push button has a push button cap, whose top wall...

Control device comprising a moveable upper panel and arms for actuating a switch
05/03/12 - 20120103773 - A device for controlling an electronic apparatus, comprising: a generally flat upper panel; a lower armature of a support with respect to which armature the upper panel can move in a generally vertically downward movement; a switch; and at least two arms for actuating the switch, each arm comprising a...

Keypad assembly and electronic device using the same
03/15/12 - 20120061221 - A keypad assembly includes a support member, a key switch, a keycap, and a resilient member. The key switch is fixed on the support member and includes a triggering portion. The keycap is located opposite to the triggering portion. The resilient member includes a rotation portion and a resilient support...

Keypad assembly and electronic device using the same
03/15/12 - 20120061222 - A keypad assembly includes a support member, a key switch, a keycap and a resilient member. The key switch is fixed on the support member, and includes a triggering portion. The keycap is located opposite to the triggering portion. The support member and the key switch are located between the...

Keypad assembly and electronic device using the same
03/15/12 - 20120061223 - A keypad assembly includes a support member, a key switch, a keycap and a resilient member. The key switch is located on the support member, and includes a triggering portion. The keycap is fixed opposite to the triggering portion. The resilient member is fixed to the keycap. The support member...

Keyboard fo reducing assembly procedures
03/08/12 - 20120055772 - A keyboard for reducing assembly procedures mainly includes a baseboard, a driven mechanism and a holding board located on the baseboard. The baseboard has at least two horizontal detent portions forming a holding space therebetween. The driven mechanism has a coupling member and an elastic member. The coupling member has...

Key device
03/01/12 - 20120048698 - A key device includes a plate body, a positioning seat having a through hole, a circuit unit mounted on the plate body, a keycap disposed above the circuit unit, and an elastic member disposed between the circuit unit and the keycap. The circuit unit includes a multi-layered structure, and a...

Key switch structure
07/14/11 - 20110168537 - The key switch structure includes: a key top; first and second linking mechanisms and adapted to support the key top; a membrane sheet having a contact point portion; a back plate disposed below the membrane sheet and having a function to guide light; and an LED sheet having an LED...

Key switch structure
07/07/11 - 20110162948 - Provided is a key switch structure wherein a membrane sheet (7) having a movable contact point (7e) and a stationary contact point (7d) is provided between a housing (5), which supports a key top (1) so as to allow the key top to be pushed downward and a base plate...

Depressible key structure
05/19/11 - 20110114461 - A depressible key structure includes a key frame, a keycap, and plural elastic arms. The key frame has a receiving hole. The keycap is accommodated within the receiving hole, and includes plural outer corner portions. Each of the elastic arms includes an inner fixed arm part, at least one outer...

Key module and manufacturing method for keycap thereof
03/10/11 - 20110056817 - A key module includes a circuit board including a first conductive portion, a spacer sheet, a membrane circuit board, an elastic assembly, and a keycap. The spacer sheet is fixed on the circuit board, and defines a through hole. The membrane circuit board is fixed on the spacer sheet, and...

Linking mechanism for key switch assembly
02/17/11 - 20110036697 - A linking mechanism used in a key switch assembly is disclosed to include a first link, which is shaped like an open frame, and a second link, which is receivable within the first link. The first link and the second link are respectively symmetrically configured and obliquely coupled between a...

Keyswitch and supporting structure thereof
01/20/11 - 20110011713 - A supporting structure for use in a keyswitch and the keyswitch are provided. The keyswitch comprises a keycap, a base and the supporting structure. The supporting structure comprises two supporting arms and two latch sets, wherein the two supporting arms intersect based on a virtual axis and are disposed between...

Key structure of a keyboard
12/16/10 - 20100314231 - A key structure of a keyboard includes a cap having a cover and a key post protruded under the cover, a key base which has a base board, restraining posts and a guiding post protruded on the base board with being arranged and spaced to surround a receiving space thereamong,...

Key structure with scissors-type connecting member
12/09/10 - 20100307902 - A key structure includes a scissors-type connecting member. The scissors-type connecting member includes a first frame and a second frame. The first frame includes a first protrusion and a second protrusion. The second frame includes a first receiving recess for accommodating the first protrusion, a second receiving recess for accommodating...

Key switch
12/02/10 - 20100300857 - A key switch includes a fixing base having a fixing board. The fixing board has an installing trough and a plurality of positioning rods extending upwards therefrom and arranged around the installing trough. A resilient assembly has a first connecting portion and a second connecting portion engaged in the installing...

Key structure
12/02/10 - 20100300858 - A key structure has a fixing base. The fixing base includes a fixing board, and a plurality of platforms extending upwards from a top of the fixing board and spaced away from each other. Each of the platforms is formed with a restraining hole at a top thereof. A resilient...

Key switch unit
11/25/10 - 20100294638 - A key switch unit includes a keycap elongated in a lengthwise direction; a switch mechanism; a supporting plate supporting the switch mechanism; and a key reinforcement mechanism engaging the keycap on its lower side for reinforcement. The key reinforcement mechanism includes a first wire member having a beam part extending...

Key switch structure for input device
09/30/10 - 20100243419 - A key switch structure used in an input device is disclosed to include a circuit module, a key cap supported on a vertically compressible and elastically deformable hollow actuation member of a rubber membrane of the circuit board, a positioning board fastened to the circuit module, and two links arranged...

Keyboard, linkage assembly set, and method of assembling a keyboard
09/30/10 - 20100243420 - A keyboard includes a keyboard base, a membrane circuit substrate, and a press key set having a plurality of press keys. Each of the press keys includes: a keycap, a linkage assembly including intersecting first and second link levers, and a first pivot mechanism to interconnect pivotally the first and...

Low profile multi-directional key unit structure
07/15/10 - 20100175974 - A low profile multi-directional key unit structure is provided, especially for allowing a user to generate various instructions by pushing one single key unit. The key unit structure comprises a magnetic element, a key cap and an elastic member. The magnetic element is fixed to the key cap, and the...

Switch structure having display and playback device
07/01/10 - 20100163387 - A switch structure having a display and playback device is proposed. The switch structure comprises an upper housing and a lower housing jointly enclosing therein the display and playback device that is connected to a circuit board. A resilient member is provided for supporting and positioning internal components of the...

Key structure and keyboard having such key structure
06/24/10 - 20100155209 - A key structure and a keyboard including multiple key structures are provided. The key structure includes a keycap, a base plate and a scissors-type support member between the keycap and the base plate. The scissors-type support member includes an inner frame having a convex part and an outer frame having...

Supporting structure, keyswitch and keyboard
06/10/10 - 20100140071 - This invention discloses a supporting structure for supporting a keycap of a switch. The supporting structure includes a first supporting member and a second supporting member. The first supporting member has a first arm, and the first arm forms a first shaft is perpendicularly protruded from the first arm. The...

Support member, keyswitch and keyboard
05/20/10 - 20100122896 - A support member for supporting a key cap, a keyswitch and a keyboard with the support structure are disclosed. The support member includes a first subunit and a second subunit. The first subunit includes a first arm which includes a first pivoting part at one end. The second subunit includes...

Control element for a motor vehicle
05/06/10 - 20100108485 - A control element including at least four switches for electrical/electronic functions having a precise guidance for operation, where mount arms are disposed in a cross shape on their underside on a tip disposed in a housing, and on their top side in a spherical shell, and a pin is attached...

Keyboard structure
04/01/10 - 20100078301 - A keyboard structure including a base, a membrane circuit, a keycap, an elastic body and a triggering element is provided. The membrane circuit is disposed on the base. The keycap is disposed upon the membrane circuit. The elastic body is disposed between the membrane circuit and the keycap, and has...

Key structure
02/11/10 - 20100032272 - A key structure includes a first keycap, a second keycap, a base, a first extending part extended under the first keycap from the second keycap and rotatably connected to the base, an elastomer located under the first keycap and supported by the base, and a second extending part extending under...

Key structure
02/04/10 - 20100025213 - The object of the present invention is to provide a key structure in which the first pivot axis and the second pivot axis of the supporting element are pivotally coupled with the base and the keycap respectively, the end of the stabilizer bar stored in the base, and the third...

Dynamically self-stabilizing elastic keyswitch
05/14/09 - 20090120774 - A dynamically self-stabilizing elastic keyswitch for a key of a keyboard includes a rigid keytop, a thin elastic sheet, and a downward-facing convex rigid key bottom. The rigid keytop has a central axis at least substantially perpendicular to a surface of the rigid keytop. The thin elastic sheet is disposed...

Key switch and keyboard
03/26/09 - 20090078552 - A key switch including a base section, a key top, a pair of link members and a switching mechanism. Each link member is provided, at one end region thereof, with a toothed portion meshable with a toothed portion of another link member in a gearing manner and a pivot axle...