US Patent No. 10,251,287

MAGNETIC STAND FOR TABLET DEVICE


Patent No. 10,251,287
Issue Date April 02, 2019
Title Magnetic Stand For Tablet Device
Inventorship Matthew Dean Rohrbach, San Francisco, CA (US)
Assignee Apple Inc., Cupertino, CA (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,251,287

1. A device holder for carrying a portable electronic device in an automobile, the device holder comprising:a body that is integrated with the automobile, the body including a cupped portion that is contoured with a size and shape that at least partially conforms to that of the portable electronic device such that the at least a portion of the portable electronic device fits within the cupped portion; and
magnetic elements carried by the body such that when the portable electronic device is in contact with an interior surface of the cupped portion the magnetic elements magnetically couple with magnets of the portable electronic device and secure the portable electronic device to the interior surface, wherein a receipt of the portable electronic device into the cupped portion establishes a communication connection between the portable electronic device and a device in the automobile.