System comprising a portable switching device for use with a portable electronic device

  • US 10,562,077 B2
  • Filed: 07/02/2019
  • Issued: 02/18/2020
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/05/2011
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A system comprising:

  • a portable switching device coupled to a portable electronic device;


    the switching device and the electronic device are configured to selectively couple to each other employing magnetic force;

    the switching device comprises a first case;

    the electronic device comprises a second case and an electronic circuit that is responsive to the switching device;

    a first magnet is fully disposed within the electronic device;

    the electronic device comprises at least one element selected from the group consisting of beveled edges, ridges, recessed areas, grooves, slots, indented shapes, bumps, raised shapes, and combinations thereof;

    configured to correspond to complimentary surface elements on the switching device;

    the portable switching device is configured to activate, deactivate, or send into hibernation the portable electronic device;

    the electronic device plays, pauses and/or changes the volume of a remote device;

    the switching device includes a lid and hinge attaching the lid to the switching device;

    the lid is recessed to configure to the electronic device; and

    when coupled, the first case functions to protect the second case.

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