Highly portable media device

Highly portable media device
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United States Patent
(10) Patent N0.:
(45) Date of Patent:
Jobs et a].
(54)
HIGHLY PORTABLE MEDIA DEVICE
5,185,906 A
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Feb.15,2011
2/1993 Brooks
(75) Inventors: Steve Jobs, Palo Alto, CA (US);
Anthony M. Fadell, Portola Valley, CA
(US); Jonathan P. Ive, San Francisco,
CA (US)
(73) Assignee: Apple Inc., Cupertino, CA (US)
(*)
Notice:
(Continued)
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Subject to any disclaimer, the term of this
patent is extended or adjusted under 35
U.S.C. 154(b) by 727 days.
(Continued)
(21) Appl. No.: 11/830,746
(22)
43 34 773 Al
Filed:
OTHER PUBLICATIONS
Jul. 30, 2007
“Creative Nomad MuVo TX,” www.creative.com, Nov. 1, 2004 as per
http://web.archive.0rg/web [downloaded Jun. 6, 2006].
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Prior Publication Data
US 2008/0013274 A1
(Continued)
Jan. 17, 2008
Related US. Application Data
(63)
Continuation of application No. 11/212,313, ?led on
Aug. 24, 2005, now Pat. No. 7,593,782.
(60)
Provisional application No. 60/642,276, ?led on Jan.
Primary Examinerilayprakash N Gandhi
Assistant ExamineriAnthony M Haughton
(74) Attorney, Agent, or FirmiBeyer Law Group LLP
(57)
ABSTRACT
7, 2005.
An improved portable media device and methods for operat
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Int. Cl.
H05K 5/00
H05K 7/00
(52)
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ing a media device are disclosed. According to one aspect, the
portable media device can also function as a solid-state drive
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US. Cl. ............................. ..
361/679.56; 361/679.1
Field of Classi?cation Search ............ ..
361/679.1,
361/679.01, 679.56; 200/5 R, 9
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4,090,216
4,386,345
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for data storage. The form factor of the portable media device
can be hand-held or smaller, such that it is highly portable.
The portable media device can use one or more status indi
cators. The portable media device can also include a periph
eral bus connector, a rechargeable battery, and one or more
input devices. According to another aspect, the portable
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