United States Patent 7,598,454

7,598,454

While in-use electrical device cover

Issued:  October 6, 2009

Inventors:  Baldwin; Jeffrey P. (Phoenix, AZ), Booth; Kenneth C. (Mesa, AZ)

Assignee:  TayMac Corporation (Gilbert, AZ)

 

Abstract: An electrical device cover assembly is described. A base includes a perimeter edge, a cord port, at least two substantially perpendicular base walls joined by an angled wall, and an electrical outlet opening. A lid is moveable between open and closed positions. The lid includes two substantially perpendicular base walls joined by an angled lid wall, and a cord port notch. The base includes a hinge member adjacent the angled base wall that extends from the base toward the lid. The lid includes a hinge member adjacent the angled lid wall that extends from the lid toward the base, and a hinge shield that extends over both the lid hinge member and the base hinge member. The lid has a flexible element coupled to a lid ring, and is expandable so that the flexible element extends beyond the lid ring to enclose an electrical connector coupled with the electrical outlet.