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Safety plug for an electric cord

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000004402D
Publication Date: 2000-Nov-08
Document File: 1 page(s) / 25K

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Abstract

The present invention reduces this risk by providing a safer and more comfortable plug design. The plug design includes a handle on each side of the plug housing so that the user can remove the plug with greater ease than conventional plugs. Moreover, by placing his fingers in the handles, the user is prevented from touching the plug before it is fully disengaged from the electric outlet.

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Safety plug for an electric cord

Electric sockets cause countless injuries every year to both children and adults. Many accidents result from "sticky" plugs that are difficult to remove from the wall outlet. In the process of removing difficult plugs, users often end up touching the prongs of the plug before it can be fully disengaged from the outlet, resulting in electric shock.

The present invention reduces this risk by providing a safer and more comfortable plug design. The plug design includes a handle on each side of the plug housing so that the user can remove the plug with greater ease than conventional plugs. Moreover, by placing his fingers in the handles, the user is prevented from touching the plug before it is fully disengaged from the electric outlet.

Figure 1 Top view of a safety plug for an electric cord

Figure 1 is a top view of a safety plug for an electric cord that consists of plug housing 110, handles 120, electric cord 130, and prongs 140.