Patent Number: 7,102,090

Title: Front panel having push buttons formed integrally therewith

Abstract: A front panel for electrical equipment is provided that has a plurality of push buttons formed integrally with the front panel and requires no additional panel for covering around the push buttons while being excellent in appearance. Each of the push buttons is linked to the face plate of the front panel through a button supporting portion and a button arm. The button supporting portion is extended from the back of the face plate at a substantially right angle to the face plate. The button arm is extended from the rear end of the button supporting portion so as to be parallel to the face plate. The face plate and the button arm are arranged, with a space formed by removing a slidable core, to overlap each other when viewed from front. Thus, the front panel does not require any additional cover panel.

Inventors: Morisada; Katsuhiro (Daito, JP)

Assignee: Funai Electric Co., Ltd.

International Classification: H01H 13/04 (20060101); H01H 13/08 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 9/05/02018