US Patent No. 9,750,152


Patent No. 9,750,152
Issue Date August 29, 2017
Title Internal Component Arrangement Within A Housing
Inventorship Daniel W. Jarvis, Sunnyvale, CA (US)
Benjamin J. Pope, Sunnyvale, CA (US)
Jason S. Sloey, San Jose, CA (US)
Jonathan C. Denby, Los Altos Hills, CA (US)
Ian A. Spraggs, San Francisco, CA (US)
Shayan Malek, San Jose, CA (US)
Assignee Apple Inc., Cupertino, CA (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 9,750,152

1. A portable electronic device having a housing that includes a first component and a second component within the housing,
the portable electronic device comprising:
a retaining system, independent of the housing, that is configured to substantially maintain an amount of space between the
first component and the second component when an external force is applied to the housing;

a fastening feature disposed on a mounting surface of a side wall of the housing;
a clamping element disposed along an outside surface of the fastening feature, wherein the clamping element includes diametrically
opposed protrusions that exert a clamping force on the outside surface of the fastening feature; and

an electronic component coupled to the fastening feature such that a portion of the electronic component engages and compresses
the clamping element.