Preventing glare to camera from flash in smartphone case

  • US 8,509,864 B1
  • Filed: 07/18/2011
  • Issued: 08/13/2013
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/16/2010
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A case for an electronic device comprising:

  • a first case portion comprising;

    a first base surface upon which a back of a housing of the electronic device will be placed against, wherein the base surface comprises a top edge;

    a lower sidewall, connected to the first base surface at an end opposite of the top edge, that will be positioned against a bottom side edge of the electronic device;

    a second case portion comprising;

    an upper sidewall that will be positioned against a top side edge of the electronic device when the second case portion is seated against the first case portion; and

    an open side end, opposite the upper sidewall, wherein the second case portion slides onto the first case portion through the open side end,wherein when the second case portion is seated against the first case portion, the first and second case portions meet at and form a seam which extends across a back of the case, anda camera-flash opening, comprising a hole through the back of the case, wherein the camera-flash opening has a length dimension greater than a width dimension, and an edging of the camera-flash opening comprises a first color that is darker than a second color of the back of the case;

    when the second case portion is seated against the first case portion, a first open-shaped opening for the first case portion merges with a second open-shaped opening for the second case portion to form a front opening of the case through which a screen of the electronic device will be visible, the front opening having a closed shape, andthe back opening has a closed shape through which a camera flash and camera lens of the electronic device will be visible.

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