US Patent No. 10,363,520

DRYING CARTRIDGE FOR OUTDOOR ELECTRICAL COMPONENTS


Patent No. 10,363,520
Issue Date July 30, 2019
Title Drying Cartridge For Outdoor Electrical Components
Inventorship Jonathan Vucic, Poyntelle, PA (US)
Assignee Tesla, Inc., Palo Alto, CA (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,363,520

1. A gas drying device comprisinga two-piece housing comprising a fixed portion and a detachable portion;
a threaded male connector built into the fixed portion, the threaded male connector having a female restraining nut operable to restrain the fixed portion against the wall of an electric box when the threaded mail connector is inserted into a knockout formed in a wall of the box;
a gasket positioned between the restraining nut and the wall of the box;
a molecular sieve contained within the two-piece housing so that openings in the sieve are open to the ambient atmosphere within the two-piece housing when the housing is closed; and
a volume of desiccant contained within the molecular sieve, wherein at least a portion of the detachable portion comprises a window allowing viewing of the molecular sieve without detaching it from the fixed portion.