US Patent No. 9,281,638


Patent No. 9,281,638
Issue Date March 08, 2016
Title Connectors
Inventorship Michael D. McBroom, Leonard, TX (US)
Brian T. Sudderth, Leonard, TX (US)
Daniel L. McBroom, Leonard, TX (US)
Assignee Apple Inc., Cupertino, CA (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 9,281,638

1. A powered device, comprising:
a device housing enclosing electrical components and defining an opening leading into a receptacle connector that includes
a base portion recessed below an outer surface of the device housing;

a first electrical contact having a substantially circular geometry and extending away from the base portion of the receptacle
connector; and

a second electrical contact extending from the base portion of the receptacle connector and enclosing the first electrical

wherein the first and second electrical contacts are configured to receive electricity for powering the electrical components.