Retractable cable assembly in use with electrical devices

Register USPTO Patent
Application Number 16681538
Grant Number 11177641
Status In Force
Filing Date 2019-11-12
First Publication Date 2021-11-16
Publication Date 2021-11-16
Grant Date 2021-11-16
Owner AI Incorporated (Canada)
Inventor
  • Ebrahimi Afrouzi, Ali
  • Phillips, Michael Patrick

Abstract

A retractable cable assembly in use with an electrical charger, power adapter, or other power supply. A cable wound on a spool disposed within a housing may be extracted by manually pulling on the cable or pressing of a release switch until the desired length of the cable is drawn. As the cable is drawn an engaged locking mechanism is used to keep the cable in place during and after extraction of the cable until which time retraction of the cable is desired. Rotation or twisting of at least a portion of the housing disengages the locking mechanism, thereby freeing the cable and immediately retracting the cable within the housing.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H02G 11/02 - Arrangements of electric cables or lines between relatively-movable parts using take-up reel or drum
  • H05K 5/00 - Casings, cabinets or drawers for electric apparatus
  • B65H 75/30 - Arrangements to facilitate driving or braking
  • H02J 7/00 - Circuit arrangements for charging or depolarising batteries or for supplying loads from batteries
  • B65H 75/44 - Constructional details
  • H05K 5/02 - Casings, cabinets or drawers for electric apparatus - Details