Prewired electrical apparatus having quick connect components

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 6617511
APP PUB NO 20020185296A1
SERIAL NO

10198567

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Abstract

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A power distribution system, suitable for use in a building is provided, having a junction box, a hub, a junction device, and a cover plate. Wiring from the building is connected to the hub using various alternatives such as stab-in connections, set screws, or loop screws, and color coding facilitates proper wiring. Also, the junction device is a modular piece that can be attached to the junction box via interference there between. Furthermore, a cover plate can be attached to the junction device via interference there between, or the cover plate can be integrally attached to the junction device. The hub can accommodate circuitry that functions with the junction device while simultaneously accommodating circuitry wholly independent of the junction device. As such, the power distribution system enables wiring to be completed more quickly and accurately, in a wider variety of applications, thereby advantageously reducing associated costs.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
SPEEDPLEX, LLCCOSTA MESA, CA1

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Petrak, Gary Lee 1148 Salinas, Costa Mesa, CA 92626 2 121
Schultz, James Douglas 2386 Dundee Cir., South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150 2 121
Shaw, Ronald D 1401 Outrigger, Corona del Mar, CA 92625 109 1020
Weber, Michael Henry 2163 Inverness Dr., South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150 2 121

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (12)
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REILLY, JAMES P., JOINTLY AND NOT SEVERALLY (1)
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MICHAEL J. SHOTEY (1)
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ASHLAND INDUSTRIES CORPORATION (1)
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COLOGGI, ANTHONY E, MR (1)
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Reddi-Box, Inc. (1)
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GRABOWSKI, THOMAS (1)
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* Cited By Examiner

Patent Citation Ranking

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
The West End Design Group, LLC (1)
* 2009/0107,693 ELECTRICAL APPARATUS HAVING QUICK CONNECT COMPONENTS 2 2008
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (22)
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KYOHAYA TECHNOLOGY LTD. (2)
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BYRNE, NORMAN R. (1)
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PROTECTCONNECT (22)
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Haworth, Inc. (10)
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HUBBELL INCORPORATED (1)
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Leviton Manufacturing Co., Inc. (10)
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BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. (2)
* 2011/0177,713 Continuous Flexible Bus 2 2011
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IDEAL INDUSTRIES, INC. (2)
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The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Army (1)
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Advanced Currents Corp. (5)
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HOLOCOM, INC. (2)
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* Cited By Examiner