United States Patent 6,977,342

6,977,342

Receptacle-mounted cover plate to hide electrical socket face

Issued:  December 20, 2005

Inventores:  Maltby; Edgar W. (Mesa, AZ), Shotey; Marcus J. (Scottsdale, AZ)

Abstract:  An easily-installed cover plate for hiding the face of sockets by covering an electrical outlet, including the face of the sockets. The cover plate is mounted over the receptacle and has apertures for plug blades. In the preferred embodiment, the cover plate is rectangularly shaped to cover a duplex receptacle, having apertures to receive plug blades, a center hole for receiving a screw which secures the cover plate over the duplex receptacle and a thickness at the apertures for receiving plug blades of not more than 0.075 inches.