Global Patent Index - EP 1054482 A2

EP 1054482 A2 2000-11-22 - Electrical socket strip

Title (en)

Electrical socket strip

Title (de)

Elektrische Steckdosenleiste

Title (fr)

Réglette de prises de courant électrique

Publication

EP 1054482 A2 (EN)

Application

EP 00303938 A

Priority

GB 9911385 A

Abstract (en)

An electrical socket strip adapted for removably receiving a number of separate electrical appliance plugs and comprising a housing (10) to which is connected a power supply lead (at 15) and several plug sockets (11) on each of two opposed faces of the housing (10). Pivotally folding feet (12) may be deployed to support the strip with its opposed socket faces upright and with the sockets inverted whereby power leads extend upwardly from plugs inserted into the strip thus preventing the leads from trailing across the floor and becoming tangled. The electrical terminal conductor bars within the housing (10) for the respective sockets (11) are offset whereby the pins of plugs inserted into the housing from the opposed faces lie alongside one another in overlapping relationship thus to minimise the depth of the strip. <IMAGE>

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

H01R 25/00

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

H01R 25/14 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

H01R 25/142 (2013.01)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE

EPO simple patent family

EP 1054482 A2 20001122; EP 1054482 A3 20021211; GB 2350242 A 20001122; GB 2350242 B 20030305; GB 9911385 D0 19990714

INPADOC legal status


2003-08-06 [18W] APPLICATION WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20030614

2002-12-11 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A3

- Designated State(s): AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE

2002-12-11 [AX] REQUEST FOR EXTENSION OF THE EUROPEAN PATENT TO:

- Free text: AL;LT;LV;MK;RO;SI

2002-12-11 [RIC1] CLASSIFICATION (CORRECTION)

- Free text: 7H 01R 25/00 A, 7H 01R 25/14 B

2000-11-22 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A2

- Designated State(s): AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE

2000-11-22 [AX] REQUEST FOR EXTENSION OF THE EUROPEAN PATENT TO:

- Free text: AL;LT;LV;MK;RO;SI