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1. (WO2017040379) APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR PROTECTION OF GLASS DISPLAY OF AN ELECTRONIC DEVICE

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/040379    International Application No.:    PCT/US2016/049211
Publication Date: Fri Mar 10 00:59:59 CET 2017 International Filing Date: Tue Aug 30 01:59:59 CEST 2016
IPC: H04M 1/02
H04M 1/18
H05K 5/00
H05K 5/02
H05K 5/03
G06F 1/16
Applicants: CORNING INCORPORATED
Inventors: DANNOUX, Thierry Luc Alain
GOLYATIN, Vladislav Yuryevich
GORELCHENKO, Petr
ZHANG, Bin
Title: APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR PROTECTION OF GLASS DISPLAY OF AN ELECTRONIC DEVICE
Abstract:
A glass sleeve assembly for a portable electronic device may comprise a glass sleeve extending longitudinally from a first opening defined by a first rim to a second opening defined by a second rim. The glass sleeve may have an internal surface. A first end cap may be positioned adjacent to the first opening and may have at least a portion extending longitudinally beyond the first rim. A second end cap may be positioned adjacent to the second opening and may have at least a portion extending longitudinally beyond the second rim. A frame may comprise first and second ends and a central portion between the first and second ends. The central portion may be located within the glass sleeve. The ends of the frame may be connected to the end caps. Shock absorbing interlayers may be mounted to the end caps and the glass sleeve.