Mounting systems for digital media players

  • US 8,988,616 B2
  • Filed: 10/29/2014
  • Issued: 03/24/2015
  • Est. Priority Date: 11/23/2010
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A mounting system configured to mount a digital media player to a backside surface of a television, the television comprising a frontside surface configured to display an image, the mounting system comprising:

  • a tray base, wherein the tray base comprises a top half and a bottom half, and the tray base comprises a left half and a right half;

    a first sidewall coupled to the left half of the tray base, wherein the first sidewall extends from the top half to the bottom half of the tray base;

    a second sidewall coupled to the right half of the tray base such that the first sidewall and the second sidewall are coupled at opposite sides of the tray base, wherein the second sidewall extends from the top half to the bottom half of the tray base, wherein the tray base is coupled to the backside surface of the television such that the first sidewall and the second sidewall protrude from the tray base outward relative to the backside surface of the television in a direction away from the frontside surface of the television while the tray base is coupled to the backside surface of the television,a first retaining lip coupled to the first sidewall; and

    a second retaining lip coupled to the second sidewall, wherein the first retaining lip protrudes towards the second retaining lip, and wherein the second retaining lip protrudes towards the first retaining lip, wherein the first retaining lip and the second retaining lip engage at least one surface of the digital media player that faces away from the backside surface of the television while the digital media player is at least partially located between the first sidewall and the second sidewall such that the mounting system couples the digital media player to the backside surface of the television.

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