Brady has filed a patent for a lockout device designed to secure valves, valve stems, or other controls. The device includes a cover, flexible cable, cable attachment point, and a lockout module with a door that securely covers the cable engagement element when closed and can be locked to prevent opening. GlobalData’s report on Brady gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

According to GlobalData’s company profile on Brady, Pressure Sensitive Adhesive Tape was a key innovation area identified from patents. Brady's grant share as of January 2024 was 60%. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

Lockout device for securing valves, valve stems, or controls

Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Credit: Brady Corp

The patent application (Publication Number: US20240026991A1) describes a lockout device designed to secure valves, valve stems, or other controls. The device consists of a cover with an internal cavity for accommodating the valve, a flexible cable attached to the cover with a securable end and a free end, a cable lockout module with a cable engagement element for creating a cable loop between the cable attachment point and the module. The module includes a door that can be locked to prevent unauthorized access to the cable engagement element, ensuring the device remains securely in place.

Furthermore, the lockout device includes features such as a pair of rotatable cleats in the cable engagement element, a cable attachment point and lockout module positioned on different sides of the cover, and an insert around the opening of the cover for added security. The method of attaching the device involves placing the cover over the valve, wrapping the free end of the cable around the valve or associated pipe, and securing the free end within the cable engagement element to form a cable loop. By closing and locking the door of the cable lockout module, the device effectively prevents the cable loop from being tampered with, ensuring the valve or control remains safely locked out.

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