Patent Number: 6,310,291

Title: Utility lock-out apparatus

Abstract: A utility lock-out apparatus for power outlet assemblies, electrical switch assemblies, communication outlet assemblies, cable outlet assemblies, or the like. The utility lock-cut apparatus may be configured in the form of a power outlet face plate, an electrical switch face plate, a communication outlet face plate, a cable outlet face plate. The utility lock-out apparatus may also be configured in the form of an attachment to a conventional power outlet face plate, a conventional electrical switch face plate, a conventional communication outlet face plate, or a conventional cable outlet face plate, wherein the particular utility lock-out face plate or attachment includes a base element and at least one longitudinal element that extends from the surface of the base element at a particular location for a desired distance above the surface of the base element. Each longitudinal element includes a hole defined therein having a size configured for enabling a lock bar to pass therethrough. The particular utility lock-out face plate or attachment provides the ability of a user to lock-out access to one or more power outlets, electrical switches, communication outlets, or cable outlets.

Inventors: Clough; Emett (Everett, WA)

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International Classification: H02G 3/14 (20060101); H01R 13/639 (20060101); H01H 9/20 (20060101); H01H 9/28 (20060101); H01R 25/00 (20060101); H02G 003/14 ()

Expiration Date: 10/30/2018