This technology provides an effective means for protecting portable devices via a system which remains hidden from view until needed to protect a falling device. This system utilizes the device's accelerometer to detect free-fall and, when the device has been falling for a pre-determined amount of time, releases spring-loaded impact-absorbing arms to protect the device from impact. Amount of device protection is far superior to the minimal protection offered by cases. After deployment, the consumer may simply press the arms back into place and the system will be reset. The impact-absorbing arms may be part of the inside of the device's casing so that an elegant look may be maintained. The function of this system would undoubtedly be fascinating to consumers.
Primary Application of the Technology
Mobile device manufacturers, mobile device case manufacturers
The Problem Solved by the Technology
Cracked mobile device screens and other damage from being dropped are very commonplace, expensive and frustrating to consumers. This technology solves the problem.
How the Technology Solves the Problem
By providing an active impact-absorbing system that utilizes the accelerometer already installed in the device and may be built into the molding of the device.
Current mobile device protection is insufficient to protect a device (particularly large and vulnerable screens) from damage upon impact with a floor or other hard object. This system accomplishes that goal in an entertaining and cool-looking manner.
U.S. Patent Classes & Classifications Covered in this listing:
Class 73: Measuring And Testing
Processes and apparatus for making a measurement of any kind or for making a test of any kind, and takes all such subject matter not provided for in other classes. The term "test" includes inspection, processes and apparatus for determining qualities by inspection being included where not provided for in other classes. This class is the generic class for sampling and takes all sampling apparatus and processes not otherwise provided.