US Patent No. 10,602,629

PROTECTIVE HOUSING FOR A CONTROL UNIT


Patent No. 10,602,629
Issue Date March 24, 2020
Title Protective Housing For A Control Unit
Inventorship Michael Dieterich, Waiblingen (DE)
Assignee

Claim of US Patent No. 10,602,629

1. A protective housing for a control unit, comprising: at least one resizable cover element having at least two cover plates that are displaceable relative to one another and define a first cover area for protecting at least a first side of the control unit; and a displacement device configured for displacing the at least two cover plates of the resizable cover element relative to one another so that the first cover area is changed; and the displacement device comprises a first toothed wheel and a first toothed element complementary to the first toothed wheel, wherein the first toothed wheel is fastened to a first cover plate of the at least two cover plates of the resizable cover element and the first toothed element is fastened to a second cover plate of the at least two cover plates of the resizable cover element, wherein the first toothed wheel engages the first toothed element so that the first and second cover plate are displaced relative to one another by rotating the first toothed wheel; and the resizable cover element includes three cover plates that can be displaced relative to one another; the displacement device includes a second toothed element, which is fastened to a third cover plate of the three cover plates, which can be displaced relative to one another, of the resizable cover element such that the first toothed wheel engages the second toothed element so that the first, second and third cover plate of the resizable cover element are displaced relative to one another by rotating the first toothed wheel.