US 11,656,660 B2
Mandrel flex circuit routing
Mikael M. Silvanto, San Francisco, CA (US); Bartley K. Andre, Menlo Park, CA (US); Adam T. Garelli, Santa Clara, CA (US); Simon Regis Louis Lancaster-Larocque, San Jose, CA (US); Robert Y. Cao, San Francisco, CA (US); Dinesh C. Mathew, Fremont, CA (US); Jacob S. Kononiuk, Allenford (CA); Robert J. Lockwood, San Carlos, CA (US); Bryan W. Posner, La Selva Beach, CA (US); Kevin M. Keeler, Saratoga, CA (US); Bruce E. Berg, Encinitas, CA (US); Yi-Chen Kuo, Santa Clara, CA (US); Kevin M. Robinson, Sunnyvale, CA (US); and Houtan R. Farahani, San Ramon, CA (US)
Assigned to APPLE INC., Cupertino, CA (US)
Filed by Apple Inc., Cupertino, CA (US)
Filed on Jun. 4, 2021, as Appl. No. 17/338,973.
Application 17/338,973 is a continuation of application No. 16/808,075, filed on Mar. 3, 2020, granted, now 11,029,735.
Application 16/808,075 is a continuation of application No. 15/567,932, granted, now 10,635,141, issued on Apr. 28, 2020, previously published as PCT/US2016/030816, filed on May 4, 2016.
Application 15/567,932 is a continuation in part of application No. 14/704,447, filed on May 5, 2015, granted, now 9,513,672, issued on Dec. 6, 2016.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/167,848, filed on May 28, 2015.
Prior Publication US 2021/0294391 A1, Sep. 23, 2021
Int. Cl. G06F 1/16 (2006.01); E05D 11/00 (2006.01); E05D 11/10 (2006.01)
CPC G06F 1/1683 (2013.01) [E05D 11/0054 (2013.01); E05D 11/0081 (2013.01); E05D 11/1028 (2013.01); E05D 2011/0072 (2013.01); G06F 1/1616 (2013.01); G06F 1/1656 (2013.01); G06F 1/1681 (2013.01)] 17 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
1. An electronic device, comprising:
a first housing;
a second housing;
a cable routed from the first housing to the second housing;
a hinge coupling the first housing and the second housing, the hinge having a mandrel surface at least partially covered by the cable;
a cover disposed over a portion of the cable, the cover having a first end, a retaining feature formed on the first end, and a second end, the second end being affixed to the first housing; and
a tensioning mechanism disposed within the second housing, the retaining feature engaging the tensioning mechanism to couple the tensioning mechanism to the cover.