US Patent No. 10,194,544


Patent No. 10,194,544
Issue Date January 29, 2019
Title Mounting Systems For Media Players
Inventorship Eric John Wengreen, Sammamish, WA (US)
Assignee Innovelis, Inc., Sammamish, WA (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,194,544

1. A mounting system configured to couple an electronic device to a wall, the mounting system comprising:a base having a backside configured to face inward towards the wall and a frontside configured to face outward away from the wall;
a first sidewall and a second sidewall that are coupled to the base, are configured to protrude away from the wall, and are configured to secure the electronic device to the base; and
a first protrusion,
wherein the base comprises a first side coupled to the first sidewall, a second side located opposite the first side and coupled to the second sidewall, a third side having a third sidewall oriented within plus or minus 20 degrees of perpendicular to the first and second sidewalls, and a fourth side located opposite the third side and configured to enable inserting the electronic device at least partially into the mounting system between the first and second sidewalls,
wherein the first protrusion has an outermost portion located between the first and second sidewalls, the outermost portion is coupled to the base by a spring such that a neutral position of the outermost portion is located in an insertion path of the electronic device such that inserting the electronic device pushes the outermost portion inward while the outermost portion applies an outward force on the electronic device, and the first and second sidewalls are configured to resist the outward force of the first protrusion,
the mounting system further comprising a fourth sidewall located opposite the third sidewall and coupled to the base by a flex arm configured to bend to enable the fourth sidewall to move inward out of the insertion path of the electronic device.