US 10,368,457 B2
Offset control for assembling an electronic device housing
David Pakula, San Francisco, CA (US); Richard Hung Minh Dinh, Saratoga, CA (US); Scott Myers, Saratoga, CA (US); and Tang Yew Tan, Palo Alto, CA (US)
Assigned to APPLE INC., Cupertino, CA (US)
Filed by Apple Inc., Cupertino, CA (US)
Filed on Mar. 22, 2017, as Appl. No. 15/466,739.
Application 13/967,636 is a division of application No. 12/794,563, filed on Jun. 4, 2010, granted, now 8,551,283, issued on Oct. 8, 2013.
Application 15/466,739 is a continuation of application No. 13/967,636, filed on Aug. 15, 2013, granted, now 9,606,579.
Claims priority of provisional application 61/325,801, filed on Apr. 19, 2010.
Claims priority of provisional application 61/300,780, filed on Feb. 2, 2010.
Prior Publication US 2017/0196112 A1, Jul. 6, 2017
This patent is subject to a terminal disclaimer.
Int. Cl. G06F 1/16 (2006.01); H04M 1/02 (2006.01); H05K 7/14 (2006.01); H05K 5/03 (2006.01); G02B 7/02 (2006.01); H04N 5/225 (2006.01); H05K 5/00 (2006.01); G02B 13/00 (2006.01); B29L 31/34 (2006.01)
CPC H05K 7/14 (2013.01) [G02B 7/02 (2013.01); G06F 1/1626 (2013.01); G06F 1/1637 (2013.01); G06F 1/1656 (2013.01); G06F 1/1658 (2013.01); H04M 1/0202 (2013.01); H04N 5/2254 (2013.01); H05K 5/0086 (2013.01); H05K 5/03 (2013.01); B29L 2031/3481 (2013.01); G02B 13/001 (2013.01); H04M 1/0266 (2013.01); H04N 5/2252 (2013.01); Y10T 29/49002 (2015.01); Y10T 156/10 (2015.01)] 20 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. An electronic device comprising:
a display; and
an enclosure housing the display and defining an external sidewall of the electronic device, the enclosure comprising:
an outer periphery member defining a first portion of the external sidewall of the enclosure;
a front cover assembly attached to the outer periphery member and having a front glass member, the front cover assembly defining a front surface of the electronic device and a second portion of the external sidewall; and
a back cover assembly attached to the outer periphery member and having a back glass member, the back cover assembly defining a back surface of the electronic device and a third portion of the external sidewall,
wherein:
the first, second, and third portions of the external sidewall cooperate to form a smooth continuous external surface of the external sidewall of the enclosure that extends along at least three sides of the electronic device.