Strattec Security has filed a patent for a vehicle body closure system for service ports or storage compartments. The system includes a door with a seal requiring compression for closure, a powered closure device for opening and closing the door, and a backup release mechanism for manual operation without interrupting the drive connection. GlobalData’s report on Strattec Security gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

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According to GlobalData’s company profile on Strattec Security, Intelligent access control was a key innovation area identified from patents. Strattec Security's grant share as of January 2024 was 50%. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

Vehicle body closure system for service port or storage compartment

Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Credit: Strattec Security Corporation

The patent application (Publication Number: US20240011346A1) describes a vehicle body closure system designed for service ports or storage compartments in a vehicle body. The system includes a door that can move between open and closed positions, with a seal that requires compression for the door to close properly. A powered closure device, operated by a motor, can release and close the door in a powered mode. Additionally, a backup release mechanism, separate from the powered device, allows manual operation to release the door without interrupting the drive connection that automatically locks the door closed.

Furthermore, the system includes specific configurations for different types of service ports, such as fuel fillers or charge ports, with the door covering and preventing access to these ports when closed. The backup release mechanism can be activated by pulling a cable to release the door, and the system also features a gooseneck hinge for door coupling. The powered closure device can cinch the door closed in a second mode, with an intermediate linkage maintaining the door in a locked position. Overall, the system provides a secure and efficient way to manage access to service ports and storage compartments in a vehicle body, combining powered and manual operation for flexibility and reliability.

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