Compacting grip for handheld devices

  • US 10,953,535 B2
  • Filed: 06/18/2020
  • Issued: 03/23/2021
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/19/2010
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A one hand gripping apparatus attached to the back of a handheld device or its case consisting essentially of,a one hand gripping apparatus attached to the back of a handheld device,a base is fastened or built into, the back of the hand-held device or its case, an extension is attached to the base by a hinge,the hinge is attached to the base,attached or built in on the opposite end of the extension from the hinge is a grip that extends wider than the extension on at least two opposite sides, the grip extends wider in the direction of the outside sides of the received fingers, the received fingers are two adjacent non-thumb fingers of a gripping hand inserted between handheld device and the grip, each received finger straddling the outside of the extension,the hand-gripping apparatus consisting essentially of one or more of the following features;

  • the hinge has a friction force on the swinging extension,the hinge has a ratcheting hinge on the swinging extension,the hinge swivels or rotates on the base,the hinge has a spring force for pushing and/or pulling the extension,a locking mechanism to stay in an expanded and/or collapsed position,the grip is attached by a second hingethe apparatus in the collapsed position lies flat to the handheld device.

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