Patent Number: 8,720,724

Title: Protective cover assembly for electronics

Abstract: A mechanism is provided for physically protecting an interface on an electronic device having first and second protrusions, each having a surface. The mechanism includes first and second clamping mechanisms, a hinge assembly and a cover plate. Each clamping mechanism has a pair of blocks that are detachably fastenable together. As assembled along the protrusion surface of the device, the blocks form a channel that rigidly engages that surface. The hinge assembly forms a pivotable joint and can be removably attached to the first clamping mechanism to orient the pivotable joint substantially parallel to the interface. The cover plate can be removably attached to the hinge assembly for disposal to swing on the pivotable joint between closed and open positions. In the closed position, the cover plate securely connects to at least the second clamping mechanism.

Inventors: Lynn, IV; Carl S. (Fredericksburg, VA)

Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy

International Classification: H02G 3/14 (20060101); F16B 1/00 (20060101); G09F 7/18 (20060101); E04G 3/00 (20060101); A47B 96/06 (20060101); F16L 3/00 (20060101); E21F 17/02 (20060101); H05K 9/00 (20060101); H05K 5/00 (20060101); B65D 51/04 (20060101); B65D 43/14 (20060101); B65D 81/24 (20060101); B65D 53/00 (20060101); B65D 25/10 (20060101); B65D 3/28 (20060101); B65D 1/40 (20060101); E06B 9/00 (20060101); B65D 45/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 5/13/12018