Patent number 8559182 is assigned to
The following quote was obtained by the news editors from the background information supplied by the inventors: "Embodiments described herein relate to a device module used in an electronic device such as a small-sized electronic calculator, a cellular phone, an electronic dictionary or a watch, and an electronic device including the device module.
"JP-A-2001-235560 describes some electronic devices such as wristwatches, each of which is formed so that a device module protected by a protection cover is incorporated in a watch casing.
"In this case, the device module has a watch movement, a dial plate, watch hands and a crown which are covered with a transparent protection cover. In this state, the watch movement, the dial plate, the watch hands and the crown are separably incorporated in the watch casing. The protection cover is formed to protect the watch hands and the dial plate from being injured when the device module is taken out from the watch casing.
"In such an electronic device according to the background art, the device module is formed to be protected by the protection cover to thereby prevent the watch hands and the dial plate from being damaged. However, the structure is provided in such a manner that the protection cover cannot give water proofing property and dust proofing property to the device module. There is hence a problem that the device module needs to be taken out from the watch casing when the watch casing is washed with water, that is, the water casing must be washed with water in the state where the device module is taken out from the watch casing."
In addition to the background information obtained for this patent, VerticalNews journalists also obtained the inventor's summary information for this patent: "Exemplary embodiments described herein provide a device module and an electronic device which can be kept waterproof and dustproof in a simple structure and can be washed with water.
"According to one or more illustrative aspects of the present invention, there is provided a device module. The device module includes: a key input portion; a display portion; a power supply portion; a circuit board, wherein the key input portion, the display portion and the power supply portion are mounted on and electrically connected to the circuit board; and a sheet member, wherein the key input portion, the display portion, the power supply portion and the circuit board are enveloped in and sealed with the sheet member.
"According to one or more illustrative aspects of the present invention, there is provided an electronic device. The electronic device includes: the device module mentioned above; and a device casing, wherein the device module is incorporated in the device module.
"Other aspects and advantages of the present invention will be apparent from the following description, the drawings and the claims."
URL and more information on this patent, see:
Keywords for this news article include: Electronics, Circuit Board,
Our reports deliver fact-based news of research and discoveries from around the world. Copyright 2013, NewsRx LLC
Most Popular Stories
- 5 Potential Snags to the Bipartisan Budget Deal
- Phil Pustejovsky's Relief Real Estate Offers Seminars in Daytona Beach
- Rubio Offers Endorsements, Cash to 2014 GOP Candidates
- Legal Dope in Uruguay Breaks International Law, Says Buzzkill U.N.
- GM Plant Tackles Tough Waste Challenge
- Sonoma Growers Win Emerald Cup Cannabis Competition
- Cantor Fitzgerald Settles Suit
- Pope Removes U.S. Archbishop from Powerful Post
- Researchers Question Effectiveness of Vitamins
- Vets Vow to Fight for Benefits in Budget Battle