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1. (US20160085267) Portable user device

Office : United States of America
Application Number: 14957504 Application Date: 02.12.2015
Publication Number: 20160085267 Publication Date: 24.03.2016
Grant Number: 10061351 Grant Date: 28.08.2018
Publication Kind : B2
IPC:
H02J 7/00
G06F 1/16
H01R 13/627
H01R 24/62
H01R 13/73
H ELECTRICITY
02
GENERATION, CONVERSION, OR DISTRIBUTION OF ELECTRIC POWER
J
CIRCUIT ARRANGEMENTS OR SYSTEMS FOR SUPPLYING OR DISTRIBUTING ELECTRIC POWER; SYSTEMS FOR STORING ELECTRIC ENERGY
7
Circuit arrangements for charging or depolarising batteries or for supplying loads from batteries
G PHYSICS
06
COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
F
ELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
1
Details not covered by groups G06F3/-G06F13/82
16
Constructional details or arrangements
H ELECTRICITY
01
BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS
R
ELECTRICALLY-CONDUCTIVE CONNECTIONS; STRUCTURAL ASSOCIATIONS OF A PLURALITY OF MUTUALLY-INSULATED ELECTRICAL CONNECTING ELEMENTS; COUPLING DEVICES; CURRENT COLLECTORS
13
Details of coupling devices of the kinds covered by groups H01R12/7087
62
Means for facilitating engagement or disengagement of coupling parts or for holding them in engagement
627
Snap-action fastening
H ELECTRICITY
01
BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS
R
ELECTRICALLY-CONDUCTIVE CONNECTIONS; STRUCTURAL ASSOCIATIONS OF A PLURALITY OF MUTUALLY-INSULATED ELECTRICAL CONNECTING ELEMENTS; COUPLING DEVICES; CURRENT COLLECTORS
24
Two-part coupling devices, or either of their cooperating parts, characterised by their overall structure
60
Contacts spaced along planar side wall transverse to longitudinal axis of engagement
62
Sliding engagements with one side only, e.g. modular jack coupling devices
H ELECTRICITY
01
BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS
R
ELECTRICALLY-CONDUCTIVE CONNECTIONS; STRUCTURAL ASSOCIATIONS OF A PLURALITY OF MUTUALLY-INSULATED ELECTRICAL CONNECTING ELEMENTS; COUPLING DEVICES; CURRENT COLLECTORS
13
Details of coupling devices of the kinds covered by groups H01R12/7087
73
Means for mounting coupling parts to apparatus or structures, e.g. to a wall
CPC:
G06F 1/163
G06F 1/1635
G06F 1/1637
H01R 13/6275
H01R 13/73
H01R 24/62
Applicants: Apple Inc.
Inventors: Jeffery T. Lee
Scott Krueger
Agents: Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
Priority Data:
Title: (EN) Portable user device
Abstract: front page image
(EN)

Systems and methods are provided for docking a portable user device to a docking device or adapter via a clip mechanism. A portable user device may include two clip members which rotate relative to one another about an axis. A coupling pivot may be coupled to both clip members to facilitate relative rotation, and may provide a clamping force between the clip members. One or more terminals may be located on at least one of the clip members, allowing data transfer, charging, or other functions when the portable user device is docked using the clip mechanism.