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1. (WO2019005209) MICROPHONE ET DISPOSITIF D'ÉCLAIRAGE COMBINÉS ET DISPOSITIF INFORMATIQUE DOTÉ DE CEUX-CI
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CLAIMS:

1. A combination port for a computing device, the combination port including: a microphone boot;

a microphone coupled to a printed circuit board (PCB);

a light source coupled to the PCB;

a first cavity defined in a first end portion of the microphone boot, the first cavity defining a first opening at the first end portion of the microphone boot, and a second opening in a wall of the first cavity, the first opening being in fluid communication with the second opening, and the microphone being coupled to a side portion of the microphone boot such that a microphone port of the microphone is aligned with the second opening in the wall of the first cavity; and

a second cavity defined in a second end portion of the microphone boot, the light source being disposed in the second cavity.

2. The combination port of claim 1 , wherein

a body portion of the microphone boot is positioned between the first cavity and the second cavity, and

the first end portion of the microphone boot is configured to be positioned adjacent to an input/output opening in a housing of a computing device, with the first opening aligned with the input/output opening.

3. The combination port of claim 2, wherein the microphone boot also includes: a first flange portion at the first end portion of the microphone boot, surrounding the first opening into the first cavity; and

a second flange portion at the second end portion of the microphone boot, surrounding the second cavity.

4. The combination port of claim 3, further comprising:

a first panel supporting the coupling of the microphone to the PCB;

a second panel supporting the coupling of the light source to the PCB;

a first compressible seal at an outer surface of the first end portion of the microphone boot, and configured to be positioned between the first flange and the input/output opening in the housing;

a second compressible seal configured to be positioned between the first panel and the housing; and

an adhesive layer between the microphone and the microphone boot.

5. The combination port of claim 4, wherein the first compressible seal includes an opening, configured to be positioned corresponding to the input/output opening in the housing, and configured to be positioned corresponding to the first opening into the first cavity.

6. The combination port of claim 4 or claim 5, further comprising an acoustic mesh panel positioned between the first compressible seal and the first flange of the microphone boot.

7. The combination port of any of claims 2 to 6, further comprising:

an attachment bracket extending outward from a side portion of the body portion of the microphone boot; and

a fastener extending through the attachment bracket, wherein the fastener is configured to extend into the housing to couple the combination port in the housing.

8. The combination port of any of claims 2 to 7, wherein the body portion of the microphone boot is configured to guide light, emitted by the light source installed in the second cavity, into the first cavity, and

wherein the first cavity is configured to guide light out of the combination port through the first opening in the first cavity and out of the computing device through the input/output opening in the housing.

9. The combination port of claim 8, wherein the microphone boot is made of a translucent material having greater than 50% transmissivity.

10. The combination port of any of claims 2 to 9, wherein the first cavity is configured to receive external audio inputs through the input/output opening in the housing and the first opening of the first cavity, and to guide the received external audio inputs to the microphone through the second opening of the first cavity and the microphone port of the microphone.

11. The combination port of any preceding claim, wherein the first cavity includes:

a distal end at which the first opening is formed;

a closed proximal end; and

the wall defining a periphery of the first cavity, extending between the proximal end and the distal end.

12. The combination port of claim 1 1, wherein the first cavity has a substantially circular cross section.

13. The combination port of claim 12, wherein a cross sectional area of the first cavity at the proximal end of the first cavity is less than a cross sectional area of the first cavity at the distal end.

14. The combination port of claim 13, wherein the peripheral wall of the first cavity is tapered such that the first cavity becomes gradually wider from the proximal end to the distal end of the first cavity.

15. The combination port of claim 14, wherein the taper of the first cavity is substantially linear from the proximal end of the first cavity to the distal end of the first cavity.

16. A multi-functional port for a computing device, comprising:

a microphone boot, including:

a body portion;

a first cavity at a first end portion of the body portion, the first cavity being defined by a closed proximal end, an open distal end, and a tapered wall extending between the closed proximal end and the open distal end;

a second cavity at a second end portion of the body portion; a first flange extending outward from the open distal end of the first cavity;

a second flange surrounding an open end of the second cavity; and an attachment bracket extending outward from a side portion of the body portion;

a microphone attached to a bottom portion of the microphone boot; and

a light source installed in the second cavity.

17. The port of claim 16, wherein

the body portion of the microphone boot is configured to guide light, emitted by the light source installed in the second cavity, into the first cavity, and

wherein the first cavity is configured to guide light out of the multi-functional port through the open distal end of the first cavity.

18. The port of claim 16 or claim 17, wherein the first cavity is configured to receive external audio inputs through the open distal end of the first cavity, and to guide the received external audio inputs to the microphone through an opening in the peripheral wall of the first cavity, the opening in the peripheral wall of the first cavity being aligned with a microphone port of the microphone.

19. The port of any of claims 16 to 18, wherein the first cavity has a substantially circular cross section, and wherein a cross sectional area of the first cavity at the proximal end of the first cavity is less than a cross sectional area of the first cavity at the distal end.

20. The port of any of claims 16 to 19, wherein the peripheral wall of the first cavity is tapered and substantially linear such that the first cavity becomes gradually wider from the proximal end to the distal end of the first cavity.