United States Patent 7,230,184


Universal outlet cover

Issued:  June 12, 2007

Assignee:  TayMac Corporation (Gilbert, AZ)

Inventors:  Shotey; Michael J. (Las Vegas, NV), Shotey; Marcus J. (Scottsdale, AZ), Hagen; George Lynn (Flagstaff, AZ), Booth; Kenneth C. (Mesa, AZ)

Abstract:  A cover plate for hiding the socket faces of an electrical outlet. Particular embodiments of the cover plate are configured with multiple outlet configurations for use with more than one type of electrical outlet. The cover plate is mounted over the receptacle and has apertures for plug blades or thin, puncturable films over the apertures for the plug blades. Particular embodiments of the invention include thickness around the plug blade apertures for receiving plug blades of not more than 0.075 inches between the socket face and the front surface of the cover plate.