Protective enclosure for electronic device

  • US 8,976,512 B2
  • Filed: 03/28/2014
  • Issued: 03/10/2015
  • Est. Priority Date: 11/19/2001
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A protective cover for an electronic device having a touch screen control panel and one or more electrical contacts for receiving electrical power, the protective cover comprising:

  • a protective shell that is crush resistant and has an inner surface, an outer surface, and a plurality of side members defining a perimeter of the protective shell, the perimeter at least partially covering a peripheral side of the electronic device and having one or more compliant portions formed to flexibly engage a portion of the electronic device to at least partially cover the electronic device when the electronic device is disposed in the protective shell, the electronic device being a separate unit from the protective shell;

    an aperture defined by the perimeter of the protective shell, the aperture being aligned to expose at least the touch screen control panel when the electronic device is at least partially covered by the protective shell;

    a cushioning member coupled with the inner surface of the protective shell; and

    an electrical port in one of the plurality of side members of the protective shell, the electrical port including an electrical connector affixed to an internal portion of the protective shell, the electrical port for connecting an electrical source to at least one of the one or more electrical contacts of the electronic device to provide the electrical power from the electrical source to the electronic device after the electronic device is received by the inner surface of the protective shell.

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