US Patent No. 10,925,175

COMPRESSION GASKET FOR AN ELECTRONIC ASSEMBLY


Patent No. 10,925,175
Issue Date February 16, 2021
Title Compression Gasket For An Electronic Assembly
Inventorship Ron G. Gipson, Metamora, MI (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,925,175

1. A trim panel assembly, comprising:a support panel, the support panel including an exterior surface and a panel cavity defined in the exterior surface;
an electronic assembly located in the cavity, the electronic assembly including
a printed circuit board including a perimeter and having a first face,
a compression gasket extending around and in contact with at least a portion of the perimeter of the printed circuit board,
a housing including a first wall and a housing side wall extending from the first wall, the first wall and housing side wall forming a cavity, wherein the printed circuit board and the compression gasket are located within the cavity with the compression gasket positioned between the perimeter and the housing side wall, and
a substrate positioned adjacent to the support panel, wherein the printed circuit board is connected to the substrate and the housing side wall is in contact with the substrate; and
wherein the first wall contacts the first face of the printed circuit board at the perimeter and the cavity is disposed above the first face within the perimeter;
a skin layer disposed on the support panel and the electronic assembly.