Manual controller configurable by user arrangement of matable building elements

  • US 8,091,892 B2
  • Filed: 06/07/2010
  • Issued: 01/10/2012
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/10/2006
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A configurable casing for a manual controller for manipulating images or symbols on a display, the manual controller having a housing with an exterior surface and an interior region confining electrical components operatively connected to control actuators to produce signals for manipulating images or symbols on the display, and the casing adapted for construction with user-arranged matable building elements to exhibit a customized ornamental appearance, comprising:

  • a main casing configured to conformably fit around a portion of the exterior surface of and thereby receive the housing of the manual controller, the main casing having a patterned surface portion configured to support a set of building elements that are configurable for mating to the patterned surface portion, the set of building elements including a subset of building elements having top surfaces that do not have mating features so as to enable a user to assemble the building elements in the subset to produce a finished surface of the main casing.

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