US Patent No. 10,398,043

GLASS ENCLOSURE


Patent No. 10,398,043
Issue Date August 27, 2019
Title Glass Enclosure
Inventorship Christopher Prest, San Francisco, CA (US)
Emery A. Sanford, San Francisco, CA (US)
Assignee APPLE INC., Cupertino, CA (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,398,043

1. A portable electronic device, comprising:an enclosure defining an internal volume and comprising:
a unitary housing component formed from a glass material and comprising:
a first glass member defining a glass front surface;
a second glass member defining a glass back surface; and
a glass band defining:
a first segment defining at least a portion of a glass first side surface of the enclosure;
a second segment parallel to the first segment and defining at least a portion of a glass second side surface of the enclosure;
a third segment defining at least a portion of a glass third side surface of the enclosure; and
a fourth segment parallel to the third segment and defining at least a portion of a glass fourth side surface of the enclosure; and
a touch-screen display assembly within the internal volume of the enclosure and configured to display graphical outputs visible through at least the glass front surface.