US Patent No. 10,973,134

VOICE-ACTIVATED ELECTRONIC DEVICE ASSEMBLY WITH SEPARABLE BASE


Patent No. 10,973,134
Issue Date April 06, 2021
Title Voice-activated Electronic Device Assembly With Separable Base
Inventorship Jung guen Tak, Millbrae, CA (US)
Amy Martin, San Francisco, CA (US)
Willard McClellan, Mountain View, CA (US)
Assignee Google LLC, Mountain View, CA (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,973,134

1. An electronic device, comprising:an exterior including an upper portion and a base portion, the upper portion having a top surface and a first periphery, the base portion having a bottom surface and a second periphery, each of the top surface, first periphery cross-section, bottom surface and second periphery cross-section being substantially circular, the second periphery of the base portion including an acoustically transparent wall and being covered by a first surface material, and the first periphery having a second surface material that is different from the first surface material;
two or more speakers that are concealed within the exterior and face at least two distinct directions, each speaker being attached to and extending below the upper portion, wherein the two or more speakers face towards the acoustically transparent wall of the base portion;
one or more microphones configured to collect audio inputs;
one or more display LEDs mounted in the upper portion, wherein the one or more display LEDs are configured to indicate status of voice processing associated with an audible user request captured by the one or more microphones;
one or more processors electrically coupled to the microphone, the one or speakers, and the one or more display LEDs; and
a power supply connector disposed at the base portion and configured to couple to an external power supply to power the electronic device.