United States Patent 7,396,996


Expandable in-use outlet cover

Issued:  July 8, 2008

Assignee:  TayMac Corporation (Gilbert, AZ)

Inventors:  Shotey; Marcus J. (Scottsdale, AZ), Maltby; Edgar W. (Mesa, AZ), Baldwin; Jeffrey P. (Phoenix, AZ), Jolley; Lincoln (West Jordan, UT), Booth; Kenneth C. (Mesa, AZ)

Abstract:  A telescoping in-use cover plate that includes at least two inter-fitting members that enable the cover to be retracted to the wall when not in use and expanded to increase the depth of the outlet cover and allow a plug to be plugged into the outlet when the cover is closed. Specific implementations allow for vertical and horizontal mounting and installation, knockouts and/or adapter plates for conversion to alternate electrical configurations.