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1. (WO2017156260) HEADPHONE OR EARPHONE ASSEMBLY HAVING A PIVOTABLE USB CHARGING CONNECTOR INTEGRATED INTO A HOUSING THEREOF

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/156260    International Application No.:    PCT/US2017/021557
Publication Date: Fri Sep 15 01:59:59 CEST 2017 International Filing Date: Fri Mar 10 00:59:59 CET 2017
IPC: H01R 13/40
H01R 13/44
H01R 13/62
H01R 13/64
Applicants: VOXX INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
Inventors: HORST, Edward, Robert
WOODLING, Yiqi, W.
ANDREWS, John, Anthony
Title: HEADPHONE OR EARPHONE ASSEMBLY HAVING A PIVOTABLE USB CHARGING CONNECTOR INTEGRATED INTO A HOUSING THEREOF
Abstract:
Wireless earphones or headphones include a control unit having a housing which contains electronic circuitry, and exposed push button switches mounted on the housing. The control unit has a pivotable and foldable male connector plug in the form of a micro or mini USB connector. The plug may be pivoted outwardly, away from the control unit, and unfolded to conform to the shape of a standard micro or mini USB plug. The advantage of such a design is that there are no extra cables required for charging internal battery of the earphones or headphones. Rather, the male connector of the control unit, which is exposed when pivoted away from the control unit and useable when unfolded, may be plugged directly into a laptop computer or other source of power having a compatible micro or mini USB female connector, without the need for a cable extending between the two devices.