US Patent No. 10,368,457

OFFSET CONTROL FOR ASSEMBLING AN ELECTRONIC DEVICE HOUSING


Patent No. 10,368,457
Issue Date July 30, 2019
Title Offset Control For Assembling An Electronic Device Housing
Inventorship David Pakula, San Francisco, CA (US)
Richard Hung Minh Dinh, Saratoga, CA (US)
Scott Myers, Saratoga, CA (US)
Tang Yew Tan, Palo Alto, CA (US)
Assignee APPLE INC., Cupertino, CA (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,368,457

1. An electronic device comprising:a display; and
an enclosure housing the display and defining an external sidewall of the electronic device, the enclosure comprising:
an outer periphery member defining a first portion of the external sidewall of the enclosure;
a front cover assembly attached to the outer periphery member and having a front glass member, the front cover assembly defining a front surface of the electronic device and a second portion of the external sidewall; and
a back cover assembly attached to the outer periphery member and having a back glass member, the back cover assembly defining a back surface of the electronic device and a third portion of the external sidewall,
wherein:
the first, second, and third portions of the external sidewall cooperate to form a smooth continuous external surface of the external sidewall of the enclosure that extends along at least three sides of the electronic device.