(i9) United States
(12) Patent Application Publication (i0) Pub. No.: US 2008/0068519 Al
Adler et al. (43) Pub. Date: Mar. 20,2008
(54) NETWORKED PERSONAL AUDIOVISUAL DEVICE HAVING FLEXIBLE HOUSING
(76) Inventors: Steven M. Adler, San Diego, CA (US);
Joseph B. Grand, San Diego, CA
(US); Andrew S. Huang,
Cardiff-by-the-Sea, CA (US); Duane S.
Maxwell, San Diego, CA (US);
Kenneth E. Steele, San Diego, CA
(US); Stephen L. Tomlin, San Diego,
COOLEY GODWARD KRONISH LLP
ATTN: Patent Group
777 - 6th Street, NW
WASHINGTON, DC 20001 (US)
(21) Appl. No.: 11/845,021
(22) Filed: Aug. 24, 2007
Related U.S. Application Data
(60) Provisional application No. 60/805,830, filed on Sep. 5, 2006. Provisional application No. 60/823,491, filed on Aug. 24, 2006. Provisional application No. 60/823,
493, filed on Aug. 24, 2006. Provisional application No. 60/823,496, filed on Aug. 24, 2006. Provisional application No. 60/945,900, filed on Jun. 22, 2007. Provisional application No. 60/869,297, filed on Dec. 8, 2006.
(51) Int. CI.
H04N 5/64 (2006.01)
(52) U.S. CI 348/838; 348/E05
A portable information device including a frame structure is disclosed herein. The device includes communications circuitry and a core electronics unit supported by the frame structure. The core electronics unit includes memory in which are stored instructions for one or more computer programs received by the communications circuitry and executed by a processor. A user interface in electrical communication with the core electronics unit is disposed to receive user instructions pertinent to execution of the one or more computer programs. The device also includes a flexible housing attached to the frame structure, the flexible housing at least partially defining a compartment containing the core electronics unit.