US Patent No. 10,798,837

SEAMLESS SPLIT HOOD


Patent No. 10,798,837
Issue Date October 06, 2020
Title Seamless Split Hood
Inventorship Keith Sauer, Houston, TX (US)
Paul E. Westphall, Houston, TX (US)
Kenny Huy Pham, Houston, TX (US)
Assignee Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP, Houston, TX (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,798,837

1. An apparatus comprising:a base portion, wherein the base portion comprises:
an opening;
a base ridge comprising a first section and a second section;
an L-shaped cutout disposed along the first section of the base ridge; and
a T-shaped cutout disposed along the second section of the base ridge, the T-shaped cutout including a front recess and a rear recess; and
a first hood that overlays a first portion of the opening when the first hood is in a first-hood-closed position, wherein the first hood comprises:
a ridge that overlays the first section of the base ridge when the first hood is in the first-hood-closed position;
a first form that rests in a recess of the L-shaped cutout when the first hood is in the first-hood-closed position and engages with the L-shaped cutout to prevent the first hood from moving away from the base portion in a removal direction orthogonal to a cross-sectional plane of the opening when the first hood is in the first-hood-closed position; and
a J-shaped flange on a back edge of the first hood, wherein the J-shaped flange partially encloses a concave region.