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Number: 200/43.01
Name: Electricity: circuit makers and breakers > Switch activation inhibitor (e.g., unauthorized/inadvertent use prevention)
Description: Devices having structure to prohibit or restrain the operation of a switch actuator including for example coded elements (e.g., combination codes), locks or other circuit completing means.










Sub-classes under this class:

Class Number Class Name Patents
200/43.16 Actuator blocking device (e.g., latch) 136
200/43.11 Actuator locking device 114
200/43.09 Combination automatically actuates switch 7
200/43.02 Combined with connector coupling 25
200/43.03 Engine starter protector 15
200/43.22 Locked cover prevents access to actuator 48
200/43.04 Removable actuator 117


Patents under this class:
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Patent Number Title Of Patent Date Issued
6140897 Circuit breaker with externally lockable secondary cover latch Oct. 31, 2000
5999072 Electrical switch Dec. 7, 1999
5886426 Power switch locking device Mar. 23, 1999
5823321 Locking device for unipolar breaker Oct. 20, 1998
5808278 Electronic appliance and a sabbath mode therefor Sep. 15, 1998
5803237 Pushbutton switch with disabling capability Sep. 8, 1998
5794759 Protective cover for switches Aug. 18, 1998
5775481 Lockoff device and method for positively indicating the state of a distribution device Jul. 7, 1998
5738206 Child resistant switch lock Apr. 14, 1998
5670763 Dead front interlocked receptacle Sep. 23, 1997
5669484 Protective cover for the mini-slide knob of dimmers with mini-slide knobs Sep. 23, 1997
5598323 Device for protecting a computer Jan. 28, 1997
5568859 Foldable foot switch Oct. 29, 1996
5488208 Multiple electrical outlet box with locking cover and power interrupt switch Jan. 30, 1996
5477016 Circuit breaker with remote control and disconnection function Dec. 19, 1995
5473127 Interlock mechanism for a key operated door switch Dec. 5, 1995
5401924 Remote battery switch Mar. 28, 1995
5383140 Power supply control system for a portable computer Jan. 17, 1995
5380964 Switch assembly Jan. 10, 1995
5334810 Combination lock and switch mount Aug. 2, 1994
5316382 Electrically driven hand mixer with knife-like tool interlock May. 31, 1994
5268543 Locking arrangement for disconnect switch Dec. 7, 1993
5219070 Lockable rotary handle operator for circuit breaker Jun. 15, 1993
5193664 Universal access switch Mar. 16, 1993
5128503 Rotational control dial with flush/protruding flip handle Jul. 7, 1992
5113043 Circuit breaker safety interlock unit May. 12, 1992
5101430 Method and device for generating and for validating a digital message and application of such a device Mar. 31, 1992
5077452 Doorbell block Dec. 31, 1991
5070219 Electrical key locked switch Dec. 3, 1991
5047599 Locking housing for a switch Sep. 10, 1991
5025171 Method and arrangement for providing power operation of switchgear apparatus Jun. 18, 1991
4975550 Security device for computers Dec. 4, 1990
4952761 Touch contact switch Aug. 28, 1990
4891478 Anti-theft system Jan. 2, 1990
4862125 Electrical switching device with cover interlock Aug. 29, 1989
4758697 Intermittent supply control device for electric appliances of in particular a hotel room Jul. 19, 1988
4702094 Electric Solenoid operation vehicle hood lock Oct. 27, 1987
4678874 Anti-burglary device for automobile radios and cassettes Jul. 7, 1987
4677261 Device for locking the control member of an electrical appliance of the manual control type Jun. 30, 1987
4638297 Remote signaling box Jan. 20, 1987
4606426 Anti-theft device Aug. 19, 1986
4542551 Rotary floor maintenance device Sep. 24, 1985
4496811 Foot switch safety enclosure Jan. 29, 1985
4230917 Removable-key rocker type switch for two circuits Oct. 28, 1980
4121065 Toggle switch lever lock Oct. 17, 1978

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