Patent Number: 7,785,139

Title: Electrical outlet having grounds-out receptacles and method

Abstract: The present invention provides a method, apparatus and means to address the problem of attempting to utilize two large power plugs with transformers, converters and/or 90 degree plugs simultaneously with one duplex power receptacle. This invention discloses a duplex power receptacle in a ground-up and ground-down configuration, such that two conventional large three prong power plugs with transformers, converters and/or 90 degree plugs can be used simultaneously. This configuration can be utilized while still maintaining many of characteristics of the conventional duplex power receptacles such as the left and right orientation of the neutral and hot conducting busses. By maintaining the characteristics of the conventional duplex power receptacle one knowledgeable in the art can install this invention without having to be retrained in a method of installation and a conventional wall outlet box and cover plate will accommodate this invention. Additionally, by maintaining these characteristics users of this invention will not have to learn any new method of having to use the device.

Inventors: Draggie; Raymond Q. (Renton, WA), Maxwell; Scott D. (Renton, WA), Maxwell; Marian D. (Renton, WA), Lemaire; Charles A. (Apple Valley, MN)

Assignee: Mechanical Answers LLC

International Classification: H01R 13/66 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/31/12018