JVCKENWOOD has been granted a patent for an electronic device with a display panel, front panel, circuit board, and holder. The holder has interconnected grooves on its back, and the front panel has a through hole aligned with the grooves. GlobalData’s report on JVCKENWOOD gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

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Patent granted for an electronic device with grooved holder

Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Credit: JVCKENWOOD Corp

A recently granted patent (Publication Number: US11778761B2) describes an electronic device with a unique design for its display panel and circuit board housing. The device includes a display panel with a display surface on the front and a front panel surrounding it. The circuit board is located on the front side of the lower portion of the display panel and is housed within the front panel. A holder is positioned between the front of the display panel and the back of the circuit board.

The holder in this device is notable for its design, featuring a series of grooves on the back that are connected to each other and continuously extend in an up-down direction. The front panel is formed with a through hole that faces the lower ends of these grooves. Additionally, each groove is formed to be inclined.

The holder also includes a protrusion that fits into the through hole and is positioned at the lower ends of the grooves. This protrusion includes a cut portion along the through hole, which is connected to the lower ends of the grooves.

The circuit board in this electronic device includes a switch element mounted on the front. The grooves in the holder are specifically designed to avoid the position on the back side of the switch element.

The display panel in this device is configured as a touch panel with a pressure-sensitive display surface. The holder is placed with a gap between it and the display surface.

Furthermore, the front panel of the device has a passage for sending air, which is located outside the front panel at the opening of the through hole.

Overall, this patent describes a unique design for an electronic device that includes a display panel, a front panel, a circuit board, and a holder. The design of the holder, with its grooves and protrusion, allows for efficient placement and protection of the circuit board while maintaining functionality and usability of the device. The inclusion of a touch panel and an air passage further enhances the device's features and user experience.

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