Patent Number: 6,310,306

Title: Safety wall socket assembly

Abstract: A safety wall socket assembly includes a housing, a pair of outer switches, a pair of inner contacts, a pair of conductor wires and a pair of interconnection wires. The outer switches are pivotally mounted to the housing and disposed in the respective cavities thereof. The outer switches are biased to a circuit break condition between the conductor wires and interconnection wires and pivotally displaced to a circuit make condition between the conductor wires and interconnection wires in response to partial insertion of the prongs of an electrical plug into the cavities. No electrical connection is established between the outer switches and the prongs of the plug. The inner contacts are mounted to the housing and disposed in the respective cavities thereof spaced inwardly from the outer switches. The inner contacts are biased to a circuit open condition with the interconnection wires and pivotally movable toward a circuit closed condition with the interconnection wires in response to substantially full insertion of the prongs of the electrical plug into the cavities of the housing wherein an electrical interconnection is established between the prongs and electrical current supply, via the inner contacts, the electrical conductor wires and the interconnection wires.

Inventors: Norling; John (Huntington Beach, CA)

Assignee:

International Classification: H01R 13/703 (20060101); H01R 13/70 (20060101); H01R 013/44 ()

Expiration Date: 10/30/2018