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1. WO2012138579 - DEVICES AND METHODS FOR PROVIDING ACCESS TO INTERNAL COMPONENT

Publication Number WO/2012/138579
Publication Date 11.10.2012
International Application No. PCT/US2012/031663
International Filing Date 30.03.2012
IPC
G06F 1/16 2006.01
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING OR COUNTING
FELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
1Details not covered by groups G06F3/-G06F13/82
16Constructional details or arrangements
G02F 1/1334 2006.01
GPHYSICS
02OPTICS
FDEVICES OR ARRANGEMENTS, THE OPTICAL OPERATION OF WHICH IS MODIFIED BY CHANGING THE OPTICAL PROPERTIES OF THE MEDIUM OF THE DEVICES OR ARRANGEMENTS FOR THE CONTROL OF THE INTENSITY, COLOUR, PHASE, POLARISATION OR DIRECTION OF LIGHT, e.g. SWITCHING, GATING, MODULATING OR DEMODULATING; TECHNIQUES OR PROCEDURES FOR THE OPERATION THEREOF; FREQUENCY-CHANGING; NON-LINEAR OPTICS; OPTICAL LOGIC ELEMENTS; OPTICAL ANALOGUE/DIGITAL CONVERTERS
1Devices or arrangements for the control of the intensity, colour, phase, polarisation or direction of light arriving from an independent light source, e.g. switching, gating or modulating; Non-linear optics
01for the control of the intensity, phase, polarisation or colour
13based on liquid crystals, e.g. single liquid crystal display cells
133Constructional arrangements; Operation of liquid crystal cells; Circuit arrangements
1333Constructional arrangements
1334based on polymer-dispersed liquid crystals, e.g. microencapsulated liquid crystals
CPC
G06F 1/1656
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
FELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
1Details not covered by groups G06F3/00G06F13/00 and G06F21/00
16Constructional details or arrangements
1613for portable computers
1633Constructional details or arrangements of portable computers not specific to the type of enclosures covered by groups G06F1/1615 - G06F1/1626
1656Details related to functional adaptations of the enclosure, e.g. to provide protection against EMI, shock, water, or to host detachable peripherals like a mouse or removable expansions units like PCMCIA cards, or to provide access to internal components for maintenance or to removable storage supports like CDs or DVDs, or to mechanically mount accessories
G06F 1/1684
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
FELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
1Details not covered by groups G06F3/00G06F13/00 and G06F21/00
16Constructional details or arrangements
1613for portable computers
1633Constructional details or arrangements of portable computers not specific to the type of enclosures covered by groups G06F1/1615 - G06F1/1626
1684Constructional details or arrangements related to integrated I/O peripherals not covered by groups G06F1/1635 - G06F1/1675
G06F 21/32
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
FELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
21Security arrangements for protecting computers, components thereof, programs or data against unauthorised activity
30Authentication, i.e. establishing the identity or authorisation of security principals
31User authentication
32using biometric data, e.g. fingerprints, iris scans or voiceprints
G06F 21/83
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
FELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
21Security arrangements for protecting computers, components thereof, programs or data against unauthorised activity
70Protecting specific internal or peripheral components, in which the protection of a component leads to protection of the entire computer
82Protecting input, output or interconnection devices
83input devices, e.g. keyboards, mice or controllers thereof
G06F 2203/04804
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
FELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
2203Indexing scheme relating to G06F3/00 - G06F3/048
048Indexing scheme relating to G06F3/048
04804Transparency, e.g. transparent or translucent windows
G06F 2221/2101
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
FELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
2221Indexing scheme relating to security arrangements for protecting computers, components thereof, programs or data against unauthorised activity
21Indexing scheme relating to G06F21/00 and subgroups addressing additional information or applications relating to security arrangements for protecting computers, components thereof, programs or data against unauthorised activity
2101Auditing as a secondary aspect
Applicants
  • APPLE INC. [US]/[US] (AllExceptUS)
  • ALVAREZ Rivera, Feliz Jose [US]/[US] (UsOnly)
  • DINH, Richard H.M. [US]/[US] (UsOnly)
  • MYERS, Scott A. [US]/[US] (UsOnly)
Inventors
  • ALVAREZ Rivera, Feliz Jose
  • DINH, Richard H.M.
  • MYERS, Scott A.
Agents
  • HEMENWAY, S., Craig
Priority Data
13/082,11807.04.2011US
Publication Language English (EN)
Filing Language English (EN)
Designated States
Title
(EN) DEVICES AND METHODS FOR PROVIDING ACCESS TO INTERNAL COMPONENT
(FR) DISPOSITIFS ET PROCÉDÉS POUR PERMETTRE UN ACCÈS À UN COMPOSANT INTERNE
Abstract
(EN)
Systems, methods, and devices are disclosed for applying concealment of components of an electronic device 10. In one embodiment, an electronic device 10 may include a component, e.g., 20, 32, 24, that is disposed behind a window 24 configured to selectively become transparent or opaque, such as a polymer- dispersed liquid crystal PDLC window. The component includes an image capture device 20, a strobe flash 32, a biometric sensor 34, a light sensor, a proximity sensor, or a solar panel, or a combination thereof. Additionally, the electronic device 10 includes data processing circuitry 12 configured to determine when an event requesting that the component be exposed occurs. Furthermore, the electronic device 10 includes a window controller 22 that may control the window 24 to become transparent, to expose the component upon the occurrence of the event requesting that the component be exposed.
(FR)
L'invention concerne des systèmes, des procédés et des dispositifs pour appliquer une dissimulation de composants d'un dispositif électronique 10. Dans un mode de réalisation, un dispositif électronique 10 peut comprendre un composant (par exemple, 20, 32, 24), qui est disposé derrière une fenêtre 24 configurée pour devenir de manière sélective transparente ou opaque, telle qu'une fenêtre à cristaux liquides dispersés dans un polymère (PLDC). Le composant comprend un dispositif de capture d'image 20, un flash stroboscopique 32, un capteur biométrique 34, un capteur de lumière, un capteur de proximité, ou un panneau solaire, ou une combinaison de ceux-ci. De plus, le dispositif électronique 10 comprend des circuits de traitement de données 12 configurés pour déterminer la survenue d'un évènement requérant que le composant soit exposé. En outre, le dispositif électronique 10 comprend un contrôleur de fenêtre 22 qui peut commander la fenêtre 24 pour qu'elle devienne transparente, pour exposer le composant lors de la survenue de l'évènement requérant que le composant soit exposé.
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