Pivoting battery carrier and a life safety device incorporating the same

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 7492273
APP PUB NO 20040229113A1
SERIAL NO

10788764

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An electronic device, for example a smoke alarm, that includes a battery carrier that includes a push to open and push to close apparatus for opening and closing the carrier. In one embodiment, the carrier is mounted so as to be pivotable between a closed position and an open position. Pivoting movement of the carrier is controlled by a double acting latch mechanism that includes at least one heart-shaped cam groove and at least one cam follower engaging with the cam groove. The carrier is a simple to access and operate to facilitate replacement of the battery. A lockout mechanism can also be provided to prevent closure of the carrier without a battery installed. In addition, a tamper resist mechanism can be provided to prevent the carrier from being opened when the carrier is at the closed position.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
WALTER KIDDE PORTABLE EQUIPMENT, INC.MEBANE, NC39

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
DeLuca, Joseph G Colorado Springs, US 12 116
Ratzlaff, Larry R Elgin, US 7 39
Sharpe, Jason M Colorado Springs , US 4 16

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LEEO, INC. (6)
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