US 10,398,043 B2
Glass enclosure
Christopher Prest, San Francisco, CA (US); and Emery A. Sanford, San Francisco, CA (US)
Assigned to APPLE INC., Cupertino, CA (US)
Filed by Apple Inc., Cupertino, CA (US)
Filed on Jun. 28, 2018, as Appl. No. 16/22,588.
Application 16/022,588 is a continuation of application No. 15/226,737, filed on Aug. 2, 2016, granted, now 10,021,798.
Application 15/226,737 is a continuation of application No. 14/447,507, filed on Jul. 30, 2014, granted, now 9,439,305, issued on Sep. 6, 2016.
Application 14/447,507 is a continuation of application No. 13/233,940, filed on Sep. 15, 2011, granted, now 8,824,140, issued on Sep. 2, 2014.
Claims priority of provisional application 61/384,211, filed on Sep. 17, 2010.
Prior Publication US 2019/0014672 A1, Jan. 10, 2019
Int. Cl. H05K 5/02 (2006.01); G06F 1/16 (2006.01); G02F 1/1333 (2006.01); G02F 1/1343 (2006.01); H05K 5/00 (2006.01); H04B 1/3888 (2015.01); H04M 1/02 (2006.01)
CPC H05K 5/0217 (2013.01) [G02F 1/13338 (2013.01); G02F 1/13439 (2013.01); G06F 1/1643 (2013.01); G06F 1/1656 (2013.01); H04B 1/3888 (2013.01); H04M 1/0249 (2013.01); H05K 5/0017 (2013.01); H05K 5/0086 (2013.01); H05K 5/0091 (2013.01); H05K 5/02 (2013.01); H04M 2201/38 (2013.01); Y10T 29/49002 (2015.01)] 20 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A portable electronic device, comprising:
an enclosure defining an internal volume and comprising:
a unitary housing component formed from a glass material and comprising:
a first glass member defining a glass front surface;
a second glass member defining a glass back surface; and
a glass band defining:
a first segment defining at least a portion of a glass first side surface of the enclosure;
a second segment parallel to the first segment and defining at least a portion of a glass second side surface of the enclosure;
a third segment defining at least a portion of a glass third side surface of the enclosure; and
a fourth segment parallel to the third segment and defining at least a portion of a glass fourth side surface of the enclosure; and
a touch-screen display assembly within the internal volume of the enclosure and configured to display graphical outputs visible through at least the glass front surface.