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1. (WO2015047359) WATERPROOF PORT FOR ELECTRONIC DEVICES

Pub. No.:    WO/2015/047359    International Application No.:    PCT/US2013/062509
Publication Date: Fri Apr 03 01:59:59 CEST 2015 International Filing Date: Mon Sep 30 01:59:59 CEST 2013
IPC: G06F 1/16
H04M 1/03
H04M 1/18
Applicants: APPLE INC.
Inventors: WEBER, Douglas J.
Title: WATERPROOF PORT FOR ELECTRONIC DEVICES
Abstract:
One embodiment of the present disclosure may take the form of an electronic device. The electronic device includes a housing defining a port and a cavity, a processing element contained within the cavity of the housing, an input/output device (such as, but not limited to, a sound wave transducer) in selective communication with the port, and a flow-blocking member movably connected to the housing. The flow-blocking member selectively prevents fluid-flow, such as the flow of air, through the port. The electronic device also includes a fluid repelling member connected to the housing and positioned in a flow path between the port and the input/output device.