US 9,811,121 B2
Liquid-resistant acoustic device gasket and membrane assemblies
Steven P. Cardinali, Cupertino, CA (US); and Anna-Katrina Shedletsky, Cupertino, CA (US)
Assigned to Apple Inc., Cupertino, CA (US)
Filed by Apple Inc., Cupertino, CA (US)
Filed on Jun. 23, 2015, as Appl. No. 14/747,642.
Prior Publication US 2016/0378142 A1, Dec. 29, 2016
Int. Cl. G06F 1/16 (2006.01); H04R 1/08 (2006.01); H04R 1/00 (2006.01); H04R 7/00 (2006.01); B81B 7/00 (2006.01); G06F 15/02 (2006.01)
CPC G06F 1/1656 (2013.01) [H04R 1/00 (2013.01); H04R 1/086 (2013.01); H04R 7/00 (2013.01); B81B 7/0009 (2013.01); B81B 2207/11 (2013.01); G06F 15/0208 (2013.01)] 20 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A liquid-resistant acoustic assembly for an electronic device, comprising:
an acoustic device positioned in a housing;
a gasket positioned between the housing and the acoustic device and having a portion subject to a first compressive force, wherein the gasket has an inner surface; and
a liquid-resistant membrane having an outer edge, disposed between the housing and the acoustic device, that is subject to a second compressive force different from the first compressive force, wherein the liquid-resistant membrane is separated from the gasket by a gap between the outer edge and the inner surface, and wherein the gap mechanically isolates the liquid-resistant membrane from the first compressive force.