US Patent No. 10,251,297

PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD HOUSING INCLUDING GUIDING RIBS


Patent No. 10,251,297
Issue Date April 02, 2019
Title Printed Circuit Board Housing Including Guiding Ribs
Inventorship Ligor Manushi, Northville, MI (US)
Keith Gerber, West Bloomfield, MI (US)
Alexander Moore, Ann Arbor, MI (US)
Assignee Robert Bosch LLC, Broadview, IL (US) Robert Bosch GmbH, Stuttgart (DE)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,251,297

1. An electronic control unit, comprisinga housing including
a base, and
a cover that overlies the base, the cover including
a planar end portion,
sidewall portions that surround a periphery of the end portion, and
a rib that protrudes inward from a base-facing surface of the end portion, the rib having
a first end adjacent a first one of the sidewall portions,
a second end adjacent a third one of the sidewall portions, and
a free edge that is spaced apart from the base-facing surface of the end portion, the free edge extending between the rib first end and the rib second end; and
a printed circuit board disposed in the housing, the printed circuit board including
a cover-facing surface,
a base-facing surface, and
electrical components supported on at least one of the cover-facing surface and the base-facing surface,whereina height of the free edge is a distance between the free edge and the base-facing surface of the end portion in a direction normal to the base-facing surface of the end portion, andthe height of the free edge varies between the rib first end and the rib second end such that the height of the free edge is greatest at a location between the rib first end and the rib second end.