Patent Number: 6,293,485

Title: Two-stage retractable cord reel

Abstract: A cord storage assembly is disclosed. A length of cord can be wound onto a reel. The storage assembly includes a retraction mechanism and a latch mechanism. A latch pilot mechanism is provided to selectively engage and disengage the latch mechanism. The latch pilot mechanism can be adapted to engage the latch mechanism when the cord is extended from the reel less than a predetermined length to prevent the operation of the latch mechanism. The latch pilot mechanism can be disengaged from the latch mechanism once the cord is extended greater than the predetermined length from the reel. The latch pilot mechanism can have different configurations and can be adapted to engage and disengage the latch mechanism at one or more predetermined lengths.

Inventors: Hollowed; Edward J. (Naperville, IL)

Assignee: The Morey Corporation

International Classification: B65H 75/38 (20060101); B65H 75/44 (20060101); H02G 11/02 (20060101); H02G 11/00 (20060101); B65H 075/48 ()

Expiration Date: 09/25/2018