A CONTROLLABLE MICROSWITCH, A METHOD OF MAKING IT, AND USE OF SUCH A MICROSWITCH

Peter Pinholt (Inventor), Ole Hansen (Inventor)

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    Abstract

    A controllable microswitch comprises a closed cavity having a plurality of contact electrodes, a movable switch body capable of making and breaking an electrical connection between the contact electrodes, and a plurality of control electrodes capable of generating an electrical field to control the position of the switch body. The switch body is formed by a diaphragm which is provided with a conducting surface and which divides the cavity into two subcavities. A method of making such a microswitch is moreover disclosed. The microswitch may be used for power regulation of systems connected to an electrical voltage source and for remote-controlled connection and disconnection of an electrical apparatus.
    Original languageEnglish
    Patent numberWO1996038850
    Filing date05/12/1996
    CountryInternational Bureau of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)
    Publication statusPublished - 1996

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