Fold Out Wings for Lid Support

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Signal entry panels are often uncovered and thereby exposed to environmental elements such as rain, snow, soil, sand and debris. Such exposure may interfere with the operation of the signal entry panels by disrupting the electrical connections and causing intermittent failures.

Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division (NSWC Crane), has developed and patented a signal interface assembly that includes a support structure having a pivotally supported cover and side wings. A latching mechanism is provided to secure the cover to the side wings in both stowed and deployed positions. This assembly structure is built to shield signal entry panels from environmental elements such as water and sand.

-Protection against environmental conditions
-Reduces electrical connection interference

Potential Applications:
-Mobile Communication
Jan 29, 2010
Utility Patent
United States
May 28, 2013
Purdue Office of Technology Commercialization
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