High security balanced-type, magnetically-actuated proximity switch system Patent #: 5668533
ApplicationNo. 424271 filed on 12/13/1999
US Classes:335/205PERMANENT MAGNET-ACTUATED SWITCHES
ExaminersPrimary: Barrera, Ramon M.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
Foreign Patent References
International ClassH01H 009/00
Foreign Application Priority Data1997-05-21 GB
AbstractA switch assembly, which is particularly suitable for use in a fruit machine, is constituted by a front part (5) to be located by an outer face of a glass panel (52) and a rear part (54) to be located by a an inner face of the glass panel (52) with the front and rear parts of the switch assembly being operably connected by magnets allowing the glass panel (52) to extend continuously therebetween, thereby avoiding the need to form a hole in the glass panel (52) and with the front part (50) including two magnets (66) which are arranged with their poles facing in opposite directions perpendicularly to the length of a reed switch (56) carried by the rear part (54) and which are displaced non-linearly with respect to the reed switch (56) as the front part (50) is rocked about a pivot (62).