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1. (WO2012052751) CASES FOR PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICES

Pub. No.:    WO/2012/052751    International Application No.:    PCT/GB2011/052013
Publication Date: Apr 26, 2012 International Filing Date: Oct 18, 2011
IPC: G06F 1/16
Applicants: LUMINECTRIC LIMITED
ELLIS-BROWN, James
Inventors: ELLIS-BROWN, James
Title: CASES FOR PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICES
Abstract:
A case for a portable electronic device (especially for an iPhone and the like) comprises a shell (50), an electroluminescent (EL) panel (10) and associated power and control electronics housed on a printed circuit board (20). The electronics on the PCB include a connector (22) for mating with a corresponding connector on the portable electronic device so as to form an electrical connection to a power source in the portable electronic device. Another of the electrical components is There are further provided an inverter (24) and a transformer (26) to convert the low voltage DC power from the portable electronic device into approximately 180 V AC as required to power the EL panel (10). The shell (50) has a clear back (52) through which light produced by the EL panel (10) shines. Interchangeable graphics panels (100) can be slid into a pocket disposed between the EL panel (10) and the back (52) of the shell so as to customise the visual appearance of the case and hence the portable electronic device inside.