Computer case shell with handgrip

  • US 8,690,210 B1
  • Filed: 05/25/2011
  • Issued: 04/08/2014
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/17/2010
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A shell case for use with a pad style computer comprising:

  • a shell having a back and upwardly rigidly extending sides defining a perimeter from the back;

    at least one overhang extending from at least one of the sides, said overhang configured to at least assist in retaining a pad style computer between the overhang and the back when the computer is installed in the case; and

    a hand retainer connected to a rear of the back, said hand retainer configured to at least assist in retaining a portion of a user'"'"'s hand to the case when in use and is located in its entirety intermediate the perimeter defined by the sides;

    wherein a perimeter of the user'"'"'s hand when retained in the hand retainer is smaller than and retained within a perimeter of the pad style configuration when it'"'"'s being held;

    further comprising a convex disc at the back of the case supporting the hand retainer with the hand retainer connected to the disc and spanning a portion of the disc at the rear of the back; and

    wherein the disc is operably coupled to the shell and is rotatable relative thereto with the disc having a perimeter lip received in a slot in the shell to provide for rotation.

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