Reconfigurable plug strip

  • US 8,529,289 B2
  • Filed: 08/07/2012
  • Issued: 09/10/2013
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/27/2011
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. An apparatus, comprising:

  • a first housing segment having a first receptacle configured to receive at least an electrically conductive portion of a first device plug, the first housing segment defining an arcuate channel between a top housing portion and the first receptacle;

    a second housing segment having a second receptacle configured to receive at least an electrically conductive portion of a second device plug, the second housing segment including an aperture configured to receive the first receptacle, the second housing segment coupled to the first housing segment and including a substantially arcuate portion disposed in the arcuate channel defined by the first housing segment to allow the second segment to pivot relative to the first housing segment about the first receptacle;

    a signal port coupler configured to selectively conductively engage with a signal port; and

    an electrical connection assembly disposed in the first and second housing segments and configured to define a signal path between the first receptacle and the signal port coupler, and between the second receptacle and the signal port coupler.

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