Touch screen protector

  • US 8,044,942 B1
  • Filed: 06/14/2011
  • Issued: 10/25/2011
  • Est. Priority Date: 01/18/2011
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A touch screen protector for a hand held electronic device having a front face that includes a touch screen portion and an outer perimeter comprising:

  • a plastic film having front and back sides, an outer perimeter that corresponds to that of the device, and a transparent window that corresponds in size to the touch screen portion; and

    a spacer provided along the outer perimeter of the plastic film continuously surrounding the transparent window, having a thickness sufficient to space the plastic film near but not in contact with the touch screen portion, and an exposed adhesive for removably mounting the protector upon the outer perimeter of the front face to form an enclosed air space between the transparent window of the plastic film, the spacer and the touch screen portion of the device;

    wherein the window can be pressed against the touch screen portion for operation of the electronic device while preventing direct contact of a user'"'"'s fingers with the touch screen portion and without producing visible interference patterns during use.

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