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Light shielding apparatus

United States Patent

October 10, 2017
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A light shielding apparatus for blocking light from reaching an electronic device, the light shielding apparatus including left and right support assemblies, a cross member, and an opaque shroud. The support assemblies each include primary support structure, a mounting element for removably connecting the apparatus to the electronic device, and a support member depending from the primary support structure for retaining the apparatus in an upright orientation. The cross member couples the left and right support assemblies together and spaces them apart according to the size and shape of the electronic device. The shroud may be removably and adjustably connectable to the left and right support assemblies and configured to take a cylindrical dome shape so as to form a central space covered from above. The opaque shroud prevents light from entering the central space and contacting sensitive elements of the electronic device.
Miller; Richard Dean (Kansas City, MO), Thom; Robert Anthony (Kansas City, MO)
Honeywell Federal Manufacturing & Technologies, LLC (Kansas City, MO)
14/ 957,388
December 2, 2015
GOVERNMENT INTERESTS This invention was developed with support from the U.S. government under a contract with the United States Department of Energy, Contract No. DE-NA0000622. Accordingly, the U.S. Government has certain rights in this invention.