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

  • US 10,589,320 B1
  • Filed: 11/27/2019
  • Issued: 03/17/2020
  • 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;

    wherein the second case is decoupled from the first case by overcoming magnetic force the portable switching device is configured to activate, deactivate, or send into hibernation the portable electronic device;

    the electronic device plays or pauses 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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