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1. (WO2016053251) COVER GLASS ASSEMBLY REMOVAL

Pub. No.:    WO/2016/053251    International Application No.:    PCT/US2014/058096
Publication Date: Fri Apr 08 01:59:59 CEST 2016 International Filing Date: Tue Sep 30 01:59:59 CEST 2014
IPC: B65H 41/00
Applicants: APPLE INC.
Inventors: MONTEVIRGEN, Anthony S.
JARVIS, Daniel W.
Title: COVER GLASS ASSEMBLY REMOVAL
Abstract:
An internal fastening feature that also acts as a means of separating a housing body from a protective cover is disclosed. The internal fastening feature includes two arms that meet at a central hub that is pivotally coupled to a bracket. The bracket is coupled to an interior-facing surface of the protective cover. A first arm defines a threaded opening that receives a fastener that keeps the protective cover coupled with the housing body. A second arm, extending in a different direction than the first arm, is positioned above a protrusion of the housing body. When the fastener is disengaged from the first arm, a disengaging tool can apply a force to the first arm that rotates the second arm until it presses against the protrusion. The force applied to the protrusion is then transmitted to the protective cover, which is consequently pushed away from the housing body.