US Patent No. 10,368,453

HOUSING FOR RECEIVING ELECTRICAL AND/OR ELECTRONIC COMPONENTS, ELECTRONIC CONTROL UNIT AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING SAME


Patent No. 10,368,453
Issue Date July 30, 2019
Title Housing For Receiving Electrical And/or Electronic Components, Electronic Control Unit And Method For Producing Same
Inventorship Gregory Drew, Zeitlarn (DE)
Assignee Continental Automotive GmbH, Hannover (DE)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,368,453

1. A housing for receiving at least one of electrical or electronic components, the housing comprising:a housing base part;
a spacer bolt; and
a housing cover covering said housing base part, said housing cover being at least one of supported on said housing base part or fastened to said housing base part at least by said spacer bolt, and said housing cover having an opening formed therein defining an edge of said opening;
said spacer bolt being connected by substance bonding to said edge of said opening causing said spacer bolt to close said opening;
said spacer bolt having a depression formed therein, said depression being below said opening in said housing cover; and
said depression and said opening being configured for at least partially receiving a friction stir welding tool.