US Patent No. 10,498,115

IRRIGATION CONTROL BOX WITH OFFSET HINGE ASSEMBLY


Patent No. 10,498,115
Issue Date December 03, 2019
Title Irrigation Control Box With Offset Hinge Assembly
Inventorship Michael F. Paul, San Diego, CA (US)
Assignee Hunter Industries, Inc., San Marcos, CA (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,498,115

1. An irrigation control box configured to releasable receive a facepack, the irrigation control box comprising:a housing having a plurality of side walls and a back wall forming an interior for receiving at least a portion of the facepack;
at least one hinge post disposed in the interior and supported by the housing, the at least one hinge post having an engaging portion; and
a hinge assembly having:
at least one engagement feature to selectively move from at least a first position to a second position, the at least one engagement feature engaging with the engaging portion of the at least one hinge post when in the first position so as to secure the hinge assembly relative to the housing and disengaging from the engaging portion when in the second position so as to allow the hinge assembly to be separated from the housing, the at least one engagement feature being biased towards the first position,
a mating feature configured to engage with the facepack so as to allow the facepack to rotate relative to the hinge assembly, and
a biasing portion, the biasing portion being configured to bias the at least one engagement feature towards the first position.