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Title: Safety lock-out device for electrical appliances

Abstract

A safety lock-out device prevents the insertion of an electrical power cord into an electrical power cord receptacle of an electrical appliance. The device comprises a mounting plate fastened to the appliance and a hinged cover plate attached to the appliance. The cover plate is movable between a first position and a second position such that, in the first position, the cover plate covers and prevents insertion of a power cord into the appliance receptacle. In said second position, the appliance receptacle is uncovered to permit insertion of a power cord into the receptacle. Extending a lock shank through aligned openings formed in flange members extending from the mounting plate, the cover plate locks the cover plate in the first position. 15 figs.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Universities Research Association
OSTI Identifier:
253861
Patent Number(s):
5,535,096
Application Number:
PAN: 8-379,270
Assignee:
Universities Research Association, Inc., Washington, DC (United States)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-76CH03000
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 9 Jul 1996
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; ELECTRIC APPLIANCES; EQUIPMENT PROTECTION DEVICES; DESIGN; ELECTRIC CABLES; SAFETY ENGINEERING; ELECTRIC CONTACTS; MITIGATION

Citation Formats

Cliff, Jr, P L. Safety lock-out device for electrical appliances. United States: N. p., 1996. Web.
Cliff, Jr, P L. Safety lock-out device for electrical appliances. United States.
Cliff, Jr, P L. Tue . "Safety lock-out device for electrical appliances". United States.
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abstractNote = {A safety lock-out device prevents the insertion of an electrical power cord into an electrical power cord receptacle of an electrical appliance. The device comprises a mounting plate fastened to the appliance and a hinged cover plate attached to the appliance. The cover plate is movable between a first position and a second position such that, in the first position, the cover plate covers and prevents insertion of a power cord into the appliance receptacle. In said second position, the appliance receptacle is uncovered to permit insertion of a power cord into the receptacle. Extending a lock shank through aligned openings formed in flange members extending from the mounting plate, the cover plate locks the cover plate in the first position. 15 figs.},
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