US 9,992,884 B2
Phone and tablet case
Armani Williams, Lubbock, TX (US)
Filed by Armani Williams, Lubbock, TX (US)
Filed on Oct. 20, 2014, as Appl. No. 14/519,074.
Claims priority of provisional application 61/893,183, filed on Oct. 19, 2013.
Prior Publication US 2015/0136620 A1, May 21, 2015
Int. Cl. H05K 5/02 (2006.01); A45C 11/00 (2006.01); A45C 11/18 (2006.01); A45C 15/06 (2006.01); H04B 1/3888 (2015.01); E05B 73/00 (2006.01); G06F 1/16 (2006.01); G06F 21/86 (2013.01); E05B 37/02 (2006.01); E05B 39/00 (2006.01); E05B 65/52 (2006.01); H04M 1/18 (2006.01)
CPC H05K 5/02 (2013.01) [A45C 11/00 (2013.01); A45C 11/182 (2013.01); A45C 15/06 (2013.01); E05B 37/02 (2013.01); E05B 39/005 (2013.01); E05B 65/52 (2013.01); E05B 73/0082 (2013.01); G06F 1/1626 (2013.01); G06F 1/1679 (2013.01); G06F 21/86 (2013.01); H04B 1/3888 (2013.01); H04M 1/185 (2013.01); A45C 2011/002 (2013.01); A45C 2011/003 (2013.01); G06F 2200/1633 (2013.01); G06F 2221/2111 (2013.01)] 19 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A case for a portable electronic device having an outer cover comprising:
a substantially hollow housing formed of a first section and a second section;
the first section dimensioned and configured to tightly retain the outer cover of the portable electronic device;
a hinged connector securing a first portion of the first section to a first portion of the second section that allows access to and removal of the portable electronic device when the second section is in an open position;
one or more locking mechanisms removably connecting a second portion of the first section to a second portion of the second section that prevents access to and removal of the portable electronic device when the second section is in a closed and locked position;
a geographic location device disposed within or attached to the first section that is not connected to the portable electronic device, operates independently of the portable electronic device and provides a location of the case even when the portable electronic device is turned off;
a power source disposed within the case that is connected to the one or more locking mechanisms or the geographic location device, is not connected to the portable electronic device, and operates independently of the portable electronic device; and
the case provides a second outer cover for the portable electronic device.