Patent Number: 6,305,071

Title: Method for converting a flat panel switch

Abstract: This concerns a method and kit for converting a flat panel switch to a raised panel switch by mounting a rotary switch thereto. The flat panel switch has a carrier layer. A set of electrodes forming an electrical circuit is disposed on the carrier. The kit includes a rotor having a head mounted in a front cover. A stem attached to the head extends through the front cover for actuation by a user. An electrical contact member is connected to the head for movement therewith. The contact member is associated with the electrodes to alter the condition of the electrical circuit upon actuation of the rotor. The front cover has latches that extend through perforations in the carrier for engagement with a back cover. The latches lock the front and back cover in place on the carrier.

Inventors: Van Zeeland; Anthony J. (Mesa, AZ)

Assignee: Duraswitch Industries, Inc.

International Classification: H01H 11/00 (20060101); H01H 36/00 (20060101); H01H 1/00 (20060101); H01H 1/58 (20060101); H01H 19/20 (20060101); H01H 19/58 (20060101); H01H 19/00 (20060101); H01F 041/00 ()

Expiration Date: 10/23/2018