Patents by Inventor Jeffrey P. Baldwin

Jeffrey P. Baldwin has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 11456582
    Abstract: A snap-in zip connector with a clamp for gripping a wire between a first bracket and a second bracket. The first bracket includes a clamp seat and a first fastener opening formed by an elongated slot and hole joined together and extending through the clamp seat. The second bracket includes a fastener opening that aligns with the hole. An insert positioned in the elongated slot includes a spring arm extending into the circular hole extend into the circular hole that engages a threaded shaft of the fastener to restrict removal except through rotation of the at least one fastener.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Inventor: Jeffrey P. Baldwin
  • Patent number: 11456585
    Abstract: An electrical wall plate having a front face plate, an opposing rear plate face, at least one electrical device opening extending through both the front plate face and rear plate face, and at least one movable extension member configured to move and extend away from and also back toward the front plate face and support at least one electronic accessory device placed on the movable extension member is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Inventors: Jeffrey P. Baldwin, John E. Klein
  • Patent number: 11404831
    Abstract: A powered wall plate with a plug-in module having an electrical plug and an module cover. The electrical plug has at least two electrical prongs that are configured to removably mate with an electrical receptacle. The module cover is located adjacent to the electrical plug and has a surround configured to extend around a portion of the perimeter of the wall plate, an LED light located along a bottom edge of the module cover, a USB port exposed on a surface of the module cover, and a circuit contained within the module cover and configured to supply power to the USB port and the LED light when power is supplied to the electrical prongs. The wall plate has a first mounting screw aperture and the plug-in module has a second mounting screw aperture that receive a mounting screw, attaching the plug-in module to the wall plate and the electrical device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Inventors: Jeffrey P. Baldwin, John E. Klein
  • Patent number: 11339934
    Abstract: A tamper resistant nightlight comprising a body and a housing. The body may comprise a base, a cover coupled to the base, and at least one circuit located between the base and the cover. The base is configured to be disposed over a face of an electrical outlet. The at least one circuit comprises at least one light. The body may also comprise a plurality of plug apertures extending through the cover and through the base. The plurality of plug apertures is configured to align with an electrical receptacle on the electrical outlet. The housing is coupled to the body and comprises a locking element configured to restrict a child from removing the tamper resistant nightlight from the electrical outlet. The locking element may be configured as a flange that extends away from the body and behind a rear surface of an electrical wall plate associated with the electrical outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Inventors: Jeffrey P. Baldwin, John E. Klein
  • Patent number: 11322892
    Abstract: A tamper resistant nightlight for placement in an electrical receptacle, the nightlight includes a body that has a base with an LED circuit and plug blades extending from the body. A housing includes a locking element configured to restrict a child from removing the nightlight from the electrical receptacle through a flange that extends away from the body to be positioned behind a rear surface of an electrical wall plate associated with the electrical receptacle to prevent the tamper resistant nightlight from being removed from the electrical receptacle while the electrical wall plate is coupled to the electrical receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Inventors: Jeffrey P. Baldwin, John E. Klein
  • Patent number: 11303058
    Abstract: An electrical outlet cover assembly having a base and a lid is disclosed. The base comprises a first base hinge aperture, and the lid comprises a first lid hinge aperture. The lid is hingedly coupled to the base by at least a first pin. The first pin is rotatably coupled to one of the first lid hinge aperture and the first base hinge aperture, and rotationally fixed with respect to the other of the first lid hinge aperture and the first base hinge aperture. The lid is biased from an open position to a closed position by a rotational bias from a bias element that is mechanically engaged with an end of the first pin and with an anchor rotationally fixed with respect to one of the lid and the base. The first pin may include teeth and is rotationally fixed with respect to complementary teeth of a hinge aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Inventor: Jeffrey P. Baldwin
  • Patent number: 11276945
    Abstract: A wire connector includes an outer shell with a wire cavity therein, a plurality of raised ribs on the surface of the outer shell, each of the raised ribs having a rib cap overmolded on to a top surface with a gap between the rib cap corresponding to each of the raised ribs and the rib cap corresponding to each adjacent raised rib. Two leverage wings may extend outward from the outer shell on opposing sides. A wire skirt may be overmolded around the open end of the outer shell, the wire skirt and plurality of rib caps formed of a material more flexible than a material used to form the outer shell. A wing rib may be overmolded onto a portion of the first side of each leverage wing. A base of the wire connector may include texture in the form of raised grip bumps of various shapes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Inventors: John E. Klein, Jeffrey P. Baldwin
  • Patent number: 11276996
    Abstract: An electrical outlet cover with a lid having a configurable protrusion or recess to accommodate different uses and weather resistance states. The electrical outlet cover includes a base coupled to an electrical outlet and a lid hingedly coupled to the base along a first side. The lid includes a frame with a central aperture and a telescoping enclosure with a flange at a front edge of a sleeve, the flange extending outward from the sleeve. The sleeve may include a ledge extending outward from the sleeve adjacent a back edge of the sleeve on at least two sides of the sleeve. The sleeve is slidably coupled within the central aperture and movable between an expanded position and a collapsed position. The flange may abut the frame in the collapsed position and the ledge may abut the frame in the expanded position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Inventors: Jeffrey P. Baldwin, John E. Klein
  • Patent number: 11274820
    Abstract: An electrical switch light may include a housing with a back surface, the back surface including a mounting portion and recessed portion offset from the mounting portion. A wall coupler may be disposed at the mounting portion and be configured to removably couple with a wall. The at least one may be LED disposed adjacent the recessed portion of the back surface such that the at least one LED is separated from the wall to which the electrical switch light is coupled. At least one second LED may be disposed adjacent the front surface of the housing. A switch may be accessible from an external surface of the housing and electrically coupled to the at least one LED and the at least one second LED to adjust a brightness of the at least one LED and the at least one second LED.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Inventors: Jeffrey P. Baldwin, John E. Klein
  • Patent number: 11277587
    Abstract: An electrical wall plate includes at least one electrical device opening extending through the wall plate and a camera electrically connected to a power connector configured to electrically connect to an electrical device, when the electrical wall plate is mounted to the electrical device, and a corresponding of method of capturing video images is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Inventors: Jeffrey P. Baldwin, John E. Klein, Ryan Liebengood
  • Patent number: 11268684
    Abstract: A dimmable tamper resistant nightlight may include a body comprising at least one light emitting diode (LED). Plug blades may extend from the body. A dimming switch may be coupled to the at last one LED, the dimming switch configured to move between a first position that activates about 50% luminosity of the at least one LED, a second position that deactivates about 100% luminosity of the at least one LED, and a third position that activates about 100% luminosity of the at least one LED. A housing may be coupled to the body, the housing comprising an access opening through which the dimming switch may be moved among the first position, the second position, and the third position. A housing may also comprise a locking element configured to prevent the dimmable tamper resistant nightlight from being removed from the electrical receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Inventors: Jeffrey P. Baldwin, John E. Klein
  • Patent number: 11217977
    Abstract: A floor electrical outlet cover may be disposed over and coupled to a floor electrical outlet, the floor electrical outlet cover comprising a first color and further comprising at least one opening aligned with the floor electrical outlet, and at least one flap coupled to the floor electrical outlet cover, the flap configured to move from a closed position that restricts access to the floor electrical outlet to an open position that provides access to the floor electrical outlet. A colored electrical plate cover may comprise a second color different from the first color and a structural element coupled to the floor electrical outlet cover. The colored electrical plate cover may further comprise at least one opening aligned with the at least one opening in the floor electrical outlet cover. At least one colored flap cover may be coupled to the flap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Inventor: Jeffrey P. Baldwin
  • Patent number: 11189975
    Abstract: A powered wall plate with at least two electrical plug prongs configured to removably mate with an electrical receptacle of an electrical device. A protruding front face extends from the front surface and has a plurality of electrical current apertures extending into the front face, which are configured to receive an electrical plug. A plurality of mounting screw apertures extend through the wall plate, configured to receive a plurality of mounting screws to attach the wall plate to the electrical device. One of the mounting screw apertures may be located on the front face. A spacer may be placed between the wall plate and the electrical device to close a gap. A plurality of LED lights is located along a bottom edge of the front surface, a photocell is exposed on the front surface of the wall plate, and a control switch has an on position, an off position, and an auto position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Inventor: Jeffrey P. Baldwin
  • Patent number: 11171455
    Abstract: An electrical receptacle including a body having a first cavity and a second cavity, a plurality of first electrical connections in the first cavity and a plurality of second electrical connections in the second cavity, at least one electrical plug sensing device in the first cavity, and wherein electrical continuity to the plurality of first electrical connections from the plurality of second electrical connections only occurs when the at least one electrical plug sensing device senses a presence of an electrical plug in the first cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Inventors: Jeffrey P. Baldwin, Ryan Liebengood
  • Patent number: 11159005
    Abstract: An electrical box comprising an adjustable voltage divider may include a housing comprising an inner surface and ribs or threads integrally formed on the inner surface of the rectangular housing. A voltage divider plate may be disposed within the housing with vertical edges of the voltage divider plate extending along and held in place between the ribs or threads integrally formed on the inner surface of the housing, the voltage divider plate dividing the housing into a high voltage area and a low voltage area. The voltage divider plate area may comprise a plurality of horizontal guide lines vertically offset from each other, and a plurality of vertical guide lines horizontally offset from each other and intersecting the plurality of horizontal score lines. Upper outer corners of the voltage divider plate may be inwardly disposed from the vertical edges of the voltage divider plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Inventor: Jeffrey P. Baldwin
  • Patent number: 11121533
    Abstract: An enclosure, such as an electrical enclosure, includes a base having a series of walls that define an interior, and a cover. The base and cover include a hinge arrangement that enables the cover to be secured to the base for movement between a closed position and an open position. The hinge arrangement enables the cover to be hinged to either a first wall of the base or an opposite, second wall of the base. A latch member is configured to be selectively engaged with either the first wall of the base or the second wall of the base, and is engaged with the second wall of the base when the cover is hinged to the first wall of the base and is engaged with the first wall of the base when the cover is hinged to the second wall of the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Reliance Controls Corporation
    Inventor: Jeffrey P. Baldwin
  • Patent number: D928103
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Inventor: Jeffrey P. Baldwin
  • Patent number: D939449
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Inventor: Jeffrey P. Baldwin
  • Patent number: D940078
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Inventor: Jeffrey P. Baldwin
  • Patent number: D940079
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Inventor: Jeffrey P. Baldwin