Compact electrical power outlet system

  • US 7,112,097 B1
  • Filed: 07/12/2005
  • Issued: 09/26/2006
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/12/2005
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A compact electrical power outlet system adapted to receive a plurality of electrical plugs, the compact electrical power outlet system comprising:

  • a base having opposed top and bottom surfaces and a side surface extending between the top and bottom surfaces, wherein the top surface and the side surface substantially resembles a portion of a cone;

    a plurality of electrical receptacles mounted in the side surface of the base, wherein each of the electrical receptacles is adapted to receive one of the plurality of electrical plugs;

    a power input for receiving electrical power;

    an electrical system comprising a power switch mounted on the top surface of the base, wherein the electrical system is adapted to provide the electrical power received via the power input to each of the electrical receptacles, via a circular ground conductor, a circular neutral conductor, a circular hot conductor, when the power switch is in an on position;

    wherein the power switch is located on a hold-down knob surrounded by an annular knob shoulder and wherein the power switch is adapted to emit light when electrical power is received via the power input; and

    a movable cover adapted to cover the power switch, wherein the cover is hingedly attached to the base, and wherein the cover is adapted to transmit at least a portion of the light produced by the power switch.

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