Lockout device

  • US 6,209,365 B1
  • Filed: 08/11/1999
  • Issued: 04/03/2001
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/03/1994
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. In a lockout device in combination with an energy controlling apparatus to prevent unauthorized access to an energy controlling apparatus, and having a generally cylindrical handle body with an opening in a lower portion thereof for receiving a gear rotatably mounted in the opening and fixed to a rotatable shaft on the apparatus, the rotatable shaft angular setting controlling the amount of energy passing through the apparatus, and a first locking mechanism carried by the handle body for selectively coupling the shaft to the handle body to permit the handle body to rotate the shaft when coupled and permitting the handle body to free-wheel when uncoupled, the improvement comprising:

  • a second locking mechanism, comprising a single shell slideably and selectively engagable with the handle body so as to prevent access to the first locking mechanism, said shell having a plate portion overlying said first locking mechanism, wherein a portion of said plate portion extending radially beyond said handle body defines an opening therein for receiving a padlock.

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