US 9,809,181 B2
Systems and methods for covering access ports
Bradley D. Chamberlin, Pendleton, IN (US); and Steve Burton, Anderson, IN (US)
Assigned to BorgWarner Inc., Auburn Hills, MI (US)
Filed by Remy Technologies, LLC, Pendleton, IN (US)
Filed on Oct. 30, 2014, as Appl. No. 14/528,199.
Application 14/528,199 is a continuation of application No. PCT/US2013/038946, filed on Apr. 30, 2013.
Claims priority of provisional application 61/640,333, filed on Apr. 30, 2012.
Prior Publication US 2015/0055317 A1, Feb. 26, 2015
Int. Cl. B60K 17/00 (2006.01); B60R 16/023 (2006.01)
CPC B60R 16/0239 (2013.01) 23 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. An access port cover system, comprising:
a housing defining an interior region inside of the housing and an exterior region outside of the housing;
an access port disposed on an exterior wall of the housing through which access to an item in the interior region from the exterior region is provided;
a cover inhibiting access through the access port from the exterior region to the interior region; and
a fastener connectable to the exterior wall of the housing and the cover, the fastener having an actuation portion for disconnecting the housing and the cover to permit access through the access port from the exterior region to the interior region, the actuation portion disposed in the interior region and being inaccessible from the exterior region when the fastener is connected to the exterior wall of the housing and the cover.