Apparatus for mounting a telephone or other cordless device in a building structure and related methods

  • US 7,141,736 B2
  • Filed: 12/12/2003
  • Issued: 11/28/2006
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/12/2003
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A combination electrical power and telephone outlet housing comprising:

  • a base housing having a backwall and a sidewall defining an inner chamber and having an open front, the inner chamber adapted to house an electrical power cord, a power plug, and a telephone cord, the open front dimensioned to permit the passage therethrough of an electrical power cord, a telephone cord, and a male telephone jack, the sidewall having an aperture therethrough for receiving a power outlet and a female telephone jack;

    a power outlet housing affixable to the base housing and comprising a backwall, an open front and a sidewall defining an auxiliary inner chamber, the open front positionable in communication with the base housing aperture, the sidewall having a wiring aperture therethrough dimensioned for passing electrical wiring from exterior of the power outlet housing through to the auxiliary inner chamber, the auxiliary inner chamber dimensioned for housing the power outlet; and

    means for affixing a power outlet within the combination housing, the power outlet comprising a front side having a socket and an outlet body protruding rearward of the front side, wherein the power outlet front side is affixable to face the inner chamber so as to be substantially flush with the base housing sidewall, the outlet body contained within the auxiliary inner chamber and connectable to electrical wiring passed through the wiring aperture.

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