US 10,892,117 B2
Method for the initial adjustment of a control device for electronic equipment
Jean-Christophe Villain, Dole (FR)
Assigned to C&K Components S.A.S., Dole (FR)
Filed by C&K Components S.A.S., Dole (FR)
Filed on Apr. 28, 2017, as Appl. No. 15/581,400.
Application 15/581,400 is a continuation of application No. 14/511,826, filed on Oct. 10, 2014, granted, now 9,672,997.
Claims priority of application No. 13 59892 (FR), filed on Oct. 11, 2013.
Prior Publication US 2017/0229259 A1, Aug. 10, 2017
Int. Cl. H01H 13/14 (2006.01); H01H 11/06 (2006.01); H01H 3/12 (2006.01); H01H 11/04 (2006.01); H01H 11/00 (2006.01); G06F 3/01 (2006.01); G06F 3/02 (2006.01); G06F 3/0338 (2013.01)
CPC H01H 13/14 (2013.01) [G06F 3/016 (2013.01); G06F 3/0202 (2013.01); G06F 3/0338 (2013.01); H01H 3/12 (2013.01); H01H 3/122 (2013.01); H01H 3/125 (2013.01); H01H 11/00 (2013.01); H01H 11/0006 (2013.01); H01H 11/04 (2013.01); H01H 11/06 (2013.01); H01H 2235/01 (2013.01); Y10T 29/49105 (2015.01); Y10T 29/49126 (2015.01)] 16 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A method for adjustment of a control device for electronic equipment, comprising:
applying a preload force simultaneously to shafts of a control device so as to take up initial assembly play, wherein the control device comprises:
an upper actuating element having an upper actuating face, on which a user can exert at least one control action by applying a generally downwardly directed pressure to the upper actuating face,
a lower supporting mounting, the upper actuating element being mounted so as to be movable relative to the lower supporting mounting by a vertical movement between an upper rest position, towards which the upper actuating element may be returned elastically, and an active lower position,
a switch which is actuated by the upper actuating element when the upper actuating element is in the active lower position, and
an articulated structure that is interposed vertically between the upper actuating element and the lower supporting mounting to keep the upper actuating element parallel to a horizontal plane during vertical downward movement of the upper actuating element relative to a frame, wherein the articulated structure comprises at least one of the shafts; and
providing an adjustment stop fixed on the lower supporting mounting and forming a stop surface which interacts with a facing portion of the at least one shaft by:
vertically positioning a stop member relative to the lower supporting mounting in such a way that a front end face of the stop member is in contact with the facing portion of the at least one shaft, wherein the stop member comprises a stop pin that is mounted so as to be axially slidable in a vertical direction in a complementary hole in the lower supporting mounting,
vertically fixing the stop member on the lower supporting mounting to lock the stop member in an adjusted position under the preload force, and
removing the preload force.