US 9,814,151 B2
Mobile electronic device faceplate border and related methods
Brian Hullinger Probst, Orem, UT (US)
Assigned to NLU Products, L.L.C., Lehi, UT (US)
Filed by NLU Products, L.L.C., Lehi, UT (US)
Filed on Jan. 23, 2015, as Appl. No. 14/604,349.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/056,379, filed on Sep. 26, 2014.
Prior Publication US 2016/0095241 A1, Mar. 31, 2016
Int. Cl. H05K 5/03 (2006.01); H04M 1/02 (2006.01); H04B 1/00 (2006.01); H04B 1/3888 (2015.01); H04B 1/3827 (2015.01); H04M 1/18 (2006.01)
CPC H05K 5/03 (2013.01) [H04B 1/3838 (2013.01); H04B 1/3888 (2013.01); H04M 1/0266 (2013.01); H04M 1/185 (2013.01)] 16 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A faceplate border for minimizing exposure of a perimeter side or edge of a screen protector coupled to a screen of a mobile electronic device, said border comprising:
an interior edge configured to be oriented toward the screen protector when the faceplate border is secured directly to the mobile electronic device;
an exterior edge configured to be oriented away from the screen protector when the faceplate is secured directly to the mobile electronic device;
an attachment surface extending between the interior and exterior edges, said attachment surface configured to be oriented toward the mobile electronic device when the faceplate border is secured directly to the mobile electronic device and having a shape substantially matching a portion of the mobile electronic device to which the attachment surface is to be secured; and
an exterior surface extending between the interior and exterior edges and configured to be oriented substantially away from the mobile electronic device when the faceplate border is secured directly to the mobile electronic device;
wherein the faceplate border is capable of being used without a screen protector and the faceplate border is configured to abut at least one perimeter side or edge of the screen protector; and wherein when the faceplate border is used with a screen protector the faceplate border has a thickness at a point of abutment with the screen protector that substantially matches a thickness of a perimeter edge of the screen protector.