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1. US20190037061 - Modular device and methods therefor

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Claims

1. A device, comprising:
a housing comprising a first end forming a recessed bay, and a second end;
an electronic device comprising at least one processor, at least one memory device, a display, and a first electrical connector,
wherein a first rabbet is defined into a rear side of the electronic device, and
wherein a second rabbet is defined into a front side of the electronic device and extends beyond a bottom of the display; and
an electronic accessory module, operable with the at least one processor of the electronic device, and comprising a second electrical connector,
wherein a third rabbet complementary in shape to the first rabbet of the electronic device is defined into the electronic accessory module, and
wherein when the electronic device and the electronic accessory module are disposed and secured within the housing, (i) the second rabbet of the electronic device engages the recessed bay of the first end of the housing, (ii) the electronic accessory module engages the second end of the housing, (iii) the first electrical connector is biased together with the second electrical connector, and (iv) the third rabbet of the electronic accessory module engages with the first rabbet of the electronic device.
2. The device of claim 1, wherein the electronic device further comprises a component casing, and wherein the second rabbet is defined into the component casing.
3. The device of claim 1, wherein the third rabbet of the electronic accessory module comprises a tongue that engages a step-shaped recess of the first rabbet of the electronic device.
4. The device of claim 3, wherein when the third rabbet of the electronic accessory module engages with the first rabbet of the electronic device, the first rabbet sits atop the tongue of the third rabbet.
5. The device of claim 3, wherein the second electrical connector of the electronic accessory module is disposed along the tongue of the third rabbet.
6. The device of claim 1, wherein the housing further comprises a set of retention mechanisms that couples with a corresponding set of coupling mechanisms of the electronic device.
7. The device of claim 1, wherein the first electrical connector is disposed on the first rabbet of the electronic device, and the second electrical connector is disposed on the third rabbet of the electronic accessory module.
8. The device of claim 1, wherein the electronic device is a portable phone that supports wireless communication and display of visual output by the display.
9. The device of claim 1, wherein the electronic device further comprises a component casing into which the second rabbet is defined.
10. The device of claim 1, wherein the first electrical connector is disposed on the first rabbet of the electronic device, and the second electrical connector is disposed on the additional rabbet of the electronic accessory.
11. A device, comprising:
an electronic device having a front side and a rear side, and comprising:
a processor,
a memory,
a display disposed along at least a portion of the front side of the electronic device,
a first electrical connector,
a first rabbet defined into the rear side of the electronic device, and
a second rabbet defined into the front side of the electronic device and extending beyond a bottom of the display;
an electronic accessory comprising:
a second electrical connector configured for data communication with the processor of the electronic device, and
an additional rabbet complementary in shape to the first rabbet of the electronic device; and
a housing comprising a first end forming a recessed bay and a second end;
wherein when the electronic device and the electronic accessory are disposed and secured within the housing, the second rabbet of the electronic device engages the recessed bay of the first end of the housing, (ii) the electronic accessory engages the second end of the housing, (iii) the first electrical connector is biased together with the second electrical connector, and (iv) the additional rabbet of the electronic accessory engages with the first rabbet of the electronic device.
12. The device of claim 11, wherein the additional rabbet of the electronic accessory comprises a tongue that engages a step-shaped recess of the first rabbet of the electronic device.
13. The device of claim 12, wherein when the additional rabbet of the electronic accessory engages with the first rabbet of the electronic device, the first rabbet sits atop the tongue of the additional rabbet.
14. The device of claim 12, wherein the second electrical connector of the electronic accessory is disposed along the tongue of the additional rabbet.
15. The device of claim 11, wherein the housing further comprises a set of retention mechanisms that couples with a corresponding set of coupling mechanisms of the electronic device.
16. The device of claim 11, wherein the electronic device is a portable phone that supports wireless communication and display of visual output by the display.
17. A method of assembling a device, the method comprising:
inserting, into a first end of a housing, an electronic accessory comprising a first electrical connector and a first rabbet;
toeing a second rabbet of an electronic device into a recessed bay of a second end of the housing, the electronic device comprising a second electrical connector and a third rabbet complementary in shape to the first rabbet of the electronic accessory and defined into a rear side of the electronic device, the second rabbet defined into a front side of the electronic device and extending beyond a bottom of a display of the electronic device;
pivoting the electronic device to (i) engage the first electrical connector of the electronic accessory with the second electrical connector of the electronic device, and (ii) engage the first rabbet of the electronic accessory with the third rabbet of the electronic device; and
securing the electronic device and the electronic accessory within the housing.