US 9,812,265 B2
Switching module for a switch, switch, method for indicating an actuation of a switch and method for controlling a device
Eduard Ruff, Auerbach (DE)
Assigned to ZF FRIEDRICHSHAFEN AG, Friedrichshafen (DE)
Appl. No. 14/351,221
Filed by Eduard Ruff, Auerbach (DE)
PCT Filed Sep. 14, 2012, PCT No. PCT/EP2012/068018
§ 371(c)(1), (2), (4) Date May 21, 2014,
PCT Pub. No. WO2013/053565, PCT Pub. Date Apr. 18, 2013.
Claims priority of application No. 10 2011 084 407 (DE), filed on Oct. 13, 2011.
Prior Publication US 2014/0265640 A1, Sep. 18, 2014
Int. Cl. H01H 9/00 (2006.01); H01H 9/02 (2006.01); H01H 23/08 (2006.01); H01H 23/14 (2006.01); H01H 9/16 (2006.01)
CPC H01H 9/00 (2013.01) [H01H 9/0271 (2013.01); H01H 23/08 (2013.01); H01H 23/143 (2013.01); H01H 9/168 (2013.01); H01H 2239/076 (2013.01); H01H 2300/03 (2013.01); Y02B 90/224 (2013.01); Y04S 20/14 (2013.01); Y10T 307/937 (2015.04)] 18 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A switch device, comprising:
a tray having a side wall forming a ramp-shaped bridge;
a housing positioned in the tray, the housing configured to pivot with respect to the tray about a first axis to perform a switching motion;
an actuator in the housing, the actuator in contact with the ramp-shaped bridge and configured to execute a linear movement in a direction of an energy converter to convert the switching motion into a mechanical input of the energy converter;
the energy converter mechanically connecting to the actuator, configured to convert the mechanical input into an electrical pulse; and
a circuit electrically connected to the energy converter and configured to emit a switching signal corresponding to the switch motion of the housing based on the electrical pulse.