US Patent No. 9,288,928

LOAD SHARING DEVICE AND I/O ARCHITECTURE AGAINST IMPARTED ABUSE LOADS


Patent No. 9,288,928
Issue Date March 15, 2016
Title Load Sharing Device And I/o Architecture Against Imparted Abuse Loads
Inventorship Albert J. Golko, Saratoga, CA (US)
Eric S. Jol, San Jose, CA (US)
Charles B. Woodhull, San Francisco, CA (US)
Assignee APPLE INC., Cupertino, CA (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 9,288,928

1. A bracket configured to be interposed between a housing of a mobile electronic device and an electrical receptacle that
is disposed in the mobile electronic device, the bracket comprising:
an electrically conductive bracket body sized and shaped to be positioned between a receptacle connector housing and an enclosure
of an electronic device, the bracket body including: a front face; a back face; a protrusion extending from the front face
and an edge that extends between the front face and the back face around an outer perimeter of the bracket body; and

an electrically insulative sheath surrounding at least portions of the bracket body including the bracket body edge, the sheath
including a pair of fastener accommodations extending through the sheath on opposite sides of the protrusion, wherein the
fastener accommodations are configured to receive a fastener such that the fastener is not in physical contact with the bracket
body.