Title:
PROTECTOR FOR PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
A protector comprising a partition wall, a first accommodating portion, a second accommodating portion and a winding mechanism. The first accommodating portion cooperates with the partition wall to form a first receiving space. The second accommodating portion cooperates with the partition wall to form a second receiving space. The winding mechanism disposed in the second accommodating portion comprises a spool and a rim protruding from a periphery of the spool at one end of the spool.



Inventors:
Zhou, De-xiang (Shenzhen City, CN)
Application Number:
12/471456
Publication Date:
12/03/2009
Filing Date:
05/25/2009
Assignee:
HONG FU JIN PRECISION INDUSTRY (ShenZhen) CO., LTD. (Shenzhen City, CN)
HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD. (Tu-Cheng, TW)
Primary Class:
International Classes:
B65D79/00
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Primary Examiner:
COLLINS, RAVEN
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
ScienBiziP, PC (Los Angeles, CA, US)
Claims:
What is claimed is:

1. A protector comprising: a partition wall; a first accommodating portion cooperating with the partition wall to form a first receiving space; a second accommodating portion cooperating with the partition wall to form a second receiving space; and a winding mechanism disposed in the second accommodating portion comprising a spool and a rim protruding from a periphery of the spool at one end of the spool.

2. The protector according to claim 1, wherein the winding mechanism is mounted on the partition wall, the spool is formed on the partition wall, the rim is arranged at the end of the spool away from the partition wall.

3. The protector according to claim 1, wherein the first accommodating portion comprises a casing, a cover rotating relative to the casing, and two magnetic buttons disposed on the casing and the cover corresponding, the two magnetic buttons attract each other to fasten the cover to the casing.

4. The protector according to claim 1, wherein the second accommodating portion comprises a housing, a lid rotating relative to the housing, and two magnetic buttons disposed on the housing and the lid corresponding, the two magnetic buttons attract each other to fasten the lid to the housing.

5. The protector according to claim 1, wherein the second accommodating portion defines an opening.

6. The protector according to claim 1, wherein the partition wall defines a hole.

7. An apparatus comprising: a portable electrical device; a peripheral device detachably connected with the portable electrical device, the peripheral device having a cable; a protector receiving the portable electronic device and the peripheral device therein, the protector comprising: a first receiving space receiving the portable electronic device; a second receiving space receiving the peripheral device; a partition block separating the second receiving space from the first receiving space, the partition block defining a hole, the cable running through the hole for electrically connecting the portable electrical device with the peripheral device; and a winding mechanism mounted in the second receiving space, the cable extendably wound on the winding mechanism.

8. The protector according to claim 7, wherein the winding mechanism comprising a spool and a rim protruding from a periphery of the spool at one end of the spool, the cable of the peripheral device winds on the spool, the rim prevent the cable of the peripheral device from sliding out of the spool.

9. The protector according to claim 8, wherein the winding mechanism is mounted on the partition block, the spool is formed on the partition block, the rim is arranged at the end of the spool away from the partition block.

10. A protector comprising: a partition wall; a first accommodating portion cooperating with the partition wall to form a first receiving space receiving an electronic device; a second accommodating portion cooperating with the partition wall to form a second receiving space receiving a peripheral device used with the electronic device together; and a winding mechanism disposed in the second accommodating portion winding the cable of the peripheral device thereon.

11. The protector according to claim 10, wherein the winding mechanism comprising a spool and a rim protruding from a periphery of the spool at one end of the spool, the cable of the peripheral device winds on the spool, the rim prevent the cable of the peripheral device from sliding out of the spool.

12. The protector according to claim 11, wherein the winding mechanism is mounted on the partition wall, the spool is formed on the partition wall, the rim is arranged at the end of the spool far from the partition wall.

13. The protector according to claim 10, wherein the partition wall defining a hole, the cable of the peripheral device is insertable into the electronic device after passing through the hole.

14. The protector according to claim 10, wherein the first accommodating portion comprises a casing, a cover rotating relative to the casing, and two magnetic buttons disposed on the casing and the cover corresponding, two magnetic buttons attract each other to fasten the cover to the casing.

15. The protector according to claim 10, wherein the second accommodating portion comprises a housing, a lid rotating relative to the housing, and two magnetic buttons disposed on the housing and the lid corresponding, two magnetic buttons attract each other to fasten the lid to the housing.

16. The protector according to claim 10, wherein the second accommodating portion defines an opening receiving one end of the peripheral device.

17. The protector according to claim 10, wherein the partition wall is a board.

Description:

BACKGROUND

1. Technical Field

The present disclosure is related to protectors, and particularly to a protector for a portable electronic device.

2. Description of Related Art

Mobile phones are widely used as communication tools. However, electromagnetic radiation, which affects people's health, are emitted by the mobile phones in use. In order to reduce electromagnetic radiation affecting users, earphones are usually adopted to act as output devices of the mobile phones.

The earphones are detachably attached to the mobile phones. When the mobile phones are not in use., the earphones are generally detached from the mobile phones and stored. Sometimes the earphones are wound around the mobile phones, this is not tidy. If the earphones are detached from the mobile phones, it is not convenient to store and/or carry.

What is needed, therefore, is a protector for a portable electronic device to overcome the described limitations.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

FIG. 1 is an isometric view of a protector in accordance with an exemplary embodiment.

FIG. 2 is a schematic view of the protector in FIG. 1 in its using state.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION

Referring to FIGS. 1 and 2, a protector 100 for an electronic device 200 having an earphone 300 is illustrated. In other embodiment, the earphone 300 can be replaced by other peripheral device used with the electronic device 200 together, such as power supply connector, USB connector and so on.

The protector 100 includes a first accommodating portion 110, a second accommodating portion 120 adjacent to the first accommodating portion 110, and a winding mechanism 140 received in the second accommodating portion 120. The first accommodating portion 110 and the second accommodating portion 120 are separated by a partition wall 130.

The first accommodating portion 110 cooperates with the partition wall 130 to form a first rectangular housing for receiving and protecting the electronic device 200. The first accommodating portion 110 includes a casing 112 connecting with the partition wall 130, a cover 114 connected to the casing 112, and two first magnetic button 116 disposed on the casing 112 and the cover 114 correspondingly.

The casing 112 cooperates with the partition wall 130 to form a first receiving space for receiving the electronic device 200. The cover 114 is capable of rotating relative to the casing 112. The two first magnetic button 116 have opposing magnetic poles so they attract each other and fasten the cover 114 to the casing 112 when the cover 114 is folded over the casing 112.

The second accommodating portion 120 cooperates with the partition wall 130 to form a second rectangular housing for receiving and protecting the earphone 300. The second accommodating portion 120 includes a housing 122 and a lid 124 connecting with the partition wall 130, and two second magnetic buttons 126 disposed on the housing 122 and the lid 124 correspondingly.

The housing 122 cooperates with the partition wall 130 to form a second receiving space for receiving the earphone 300. The housing 122 defines an opening 1220 for the earphone 300 to pass through. The opening 1220 can receive a listening end 320 of the earphone 300. The lid 124 can rotate relative to the housing 122. Two second magnetic buttons 126 have opposing magnetic poles so they attract each other and fasten the lid 124 to the housing 122 when the lid 124 is folded over the housing 122, thus the earphone 300 is received in the second accommodating portion 120.

The partition wall 130 is a board separating the first accommodating portion 110 and the second accommodating portion 120. The partition wall 130 defines a hole 132 corresponding to an earphone jack (not shown) of the electronic device 200, thus a plug (not shown) of the earphone 300 is insertable into the earphone jack of the electronic device 200 after passing through the hole 132 of the partition wall 130.

The winding mechanism 140 is used for winding a cable 330 of the earphone 300. In this embodiment, the winding mechanism 140 is mounted on the partition wall 130. The winding mechanism 140 includes a spool 142 extended perpendicularly from the partition wall 130 and a rim 144. In other embodiment, the winding mechanism 140 can be mounted on the second accommodating portion 120.

The cable 330 of the earphone 300 is wound around the spool 142. The rim 144 protrudes from a periphery of the spool 142 at the end of the spool 142 away from the partition wall 130, for preventing the cable 330 of the earphone 300 from sliding out of the spool 142. As such, the cable 330 of the earphone is tidily held in the second accommodating portion 120.

Although certain inventive embodiments of the present disclosure have been specifically described, the present disclosure is not to be construed as being limited thereto. Various changes or modifications can be made to the present disclosure without departing from the scope and spirit of the present disclosure.