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COMBINED AIR VENT AND WATER SEAL VALVE FOR AUTOMOTIVE ELECTRONIC MODULES

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000005933D
Original Publication Date: 1990-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2001-Nov-16

Publishing Venue

Motorola

Related People

Authors:
Fred E. Ostrem

Abstract

An electronic module mounted in the engine compartment of an automobile is subjected to a wide range of external temperature and humidity conditions which can cause condensation to form inside the module unless it is properly vented. At the same time, the module must prevent the ingress of water in the event that the module is flooded with or immersed in water. The present disclosure combines the concepts of air venting and water sealing in a single feature.