United States Patent 7,402,749


Weatherproof cover plate

Issued:  July 22, 2008

Inventors:  Shotey; Marcus J. (Scottsdale, AZ), Shotey; Michael J. (Las Vegas, NV)

Abstract:  A weatherproof cover plate is disclosed. A continuous ridge on the base is disclosed in association with a gasket and a biased hinge to provide additional protection against the weather. Particular implementations include an opening in the gasket and the lid. In a weatherproof bubble cover plate, a biased hinge is provided to bias the lid closed upon the base. Additionally, one or more cord catches in the base and knock-outs in the lid are disclosed. Other embodiments include bubble cover plates having gaps between the lid and the base to allow a cord to pass therethrough when the lid is close.