Patents Assigned to ZAGG Intellectual Property Holding Co., Inc
  • Patent number: 10416621
    Abstract: An on-demand production system for accessories for use with electronic devices is configured to generate digital templates defining the design of the accessories and provide the digital templates to retail or other locations. The retail or other locations may receive access to the digital templates automatically and/or electronically within a week, a day, or even minutes, of the digital template being created. When a customer requests an accessory, the digital template may be accessed. Using an electronic production machine and a supply of stock material, the accessory can be cut, formed, printed, or otherwise produced based on instructions or designs of the digital template. The electronic production machine may automatically read the digital template to automate the production at a retail location. The electronic production machine may produce the accessory on-demand, and production of the accessory may be completed within two hours, or potentially within ten minutes, of a request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: ZAGG Intellectual Property Holding Co., Inc.
    Inventor: Randall Hales
  • Patent number: 10364374
    Abstract: A system for protecting a surface of a substrate includes a protective film, which is configured to be applied and secured to the surface, as well as a backing on an adherent surface of the protective film and an application tape over an exterior surface of the protective film. Protruding features, such as tabs, adjacent to different peripheral edges of the protective film may enable removal of the backing and the application tape from the protective film, and may include features that indicate the order in which each protruding feature is to be grasped to peel its corresponding element away from the protective film. Methods of using such a system are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: ZAGG Intellectual Property Holding Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Jim A. Colby, Gregory E. Booth, Jonathan B. Benson, Derek M. Smith, James McGuire
  • Patent number: 10296103
    Abstract: A wireless keyboard wirelessly connects to a desktop computer, a tablet and/or a cellular phone, and carries the tablet and/or cellular phone in a dock. The dock has a slot formed in an upper wall of a keyboard panel. A bar with a channel is pivotally carried by the keyboard panel and pivots in the slot. One or more ribs and/or notches on an exterior of the bar are engaged by a pawl in the keyboard panel to releasably maintain a position of the bar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: ZAGG Intellectual Property Holding Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Manuel Carreon, Kelly A. Harward, Paul Faerber
  • Patent number: 10013074
    Abstract: An accessory for an electronic device, such as a mobile computing device, includes a housing and a support element that are configured to support the electronic device in an inclined orientation. The support element of the accessory may comprise an elongated recess that receives a portion (e.g., an edge portion) of an electronic device to orient and support the electronic device in the inclined orientation. The accessory may also include a peripheral component, such as a user interface component (e.g., a keyboard, a track pad, etc.) or any other component that may enhance or supplement functionality of the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: ZAGG Intellectual Property Holding Co., Inc.
    Inventor: David P. Gengler
  • Patent number: 10009057
    Abstract: A system for protecting a surface of an electronic device includes a protective film and a liner. The protective film includes an adhesive-coated surface. The liner, which covers the adhesive-coated surface until the protective film is secured to the surface of an electronic device, includes a main element that covers a majority of the adhesive-coated surface and a strip element that covers a smaller strip of the adhesive-coated surface, which strip is located adjacent to an edge of the adhesive-coated surface. One or both of the strip element and the main element of the liner may also include a tab for facilitating their removal from the adhesive-coated surface of the protective film. Methods for using the system to apply a protective film to a surface, such as a surface of a display screen, of an electronic device are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: ZAGG Intellectual Property Holding Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy Andrew Chaves, Steven Smith Fellows
  • Patent number: 9777195
    Abstract: A system for protecting a surface of a substrate includes a protective film, which is configured to be applied and secured to the surface, as well as a backing on an adherent surface of the protective film and an application tape over an exterior surface of the protective film. Protruding features, such as tabs, adjacent to different peripheral edges of the protective film may enable removal of the backing and the application tape from the protective film, and may include features that indicate the order in which each protruding feature is to be grasped to peel its corresponding element away from the protective film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: ZAGG Intellectual Property Holding Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Jim A. Colby, Gregory E. Booth, Jonathan B. Benson, Derek M. Smith, James McGuire
  • Patent number: 9580626
    Abstract: Systems and films for protecting surfaces of various substrates, including electronic devices, such as portable electronic devices, include a liner with a strip liner and a main liner. The strip liner, which covers a small strip of adhesive on the back side of a protective film, is configured to be removed before the main liner. With the small strip of adhesive exposed, the protective film may be aligned with a substrate and, if necessary, removed from the substrates and repositioned thereon. Thereafter, the main liner may be removed to enable complete application of the protective film to the substrate. Methods for securing protective films to substrates are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: ZAGG Intellectual Property Holding Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Jim A. Colby, Gregory E. Booth
  • Patent number: 9575516
    Abstract: Tablet computer cases and associated methods are disclosed and described. In one embodiment, a tablet computer case may include a first panel configured to releasably engage and hold a tablet computer of a predetermined size and shape, a second panel, and a hinge rotatably attaching the two panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: ZAGG Intellectual Property Holding Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Brian H. Probst, David W. Osborne
  • Patent number: 9557776
    Abstract: A hinge resistively holds an orientation between first and second members. The hinge has an elongated shaft with a head mating with a bore in the first member. A key is rotatably disposed on an axel portion of the shaft and has a tab mating with a slot in the second member. A friction ring is disposed on the shaft adjacent the key, and keyed to rotated with the shaft. The friction ring and the key have opposing bearing surfaces to hold their relative position by friction. One of the friction ring and the key can have a dimple while the other has a detent. A spring is carried by the shaft and biases the key and the friction ring together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: ZAGG Intellectual Property Holding Co., Inc.
    Inventor: Dan Oakeson
  • Patent number: 9489054
    Abstract: A keyboard folio comprises a shell to receive a tablet computer. The shell has an attachment strip along a side thereof. A wireless keyboard has a keyboard panel with an alphanumeric keyboard pivotally coupled to an attachment bar. The attachment bar of the wireless keyboard removably attaches to the attachment strip of the shell in a fixed relationship. The keyboard panel pivots with respect to the attachment bar, and thus the shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: ZAGG Intellectual Property Holding Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Cecily Sumsion, Dan Oakeson
  • Patent number: 9414146
    Abstract: A wireless audio receiver comprises a housing with a wireless transceiver and a battery disposed therein. An audio cord comprises an audio wire with a pair of earbuds at one end and an audio connection at an opposite end coupled to the housing. A flexible band is coupled to the housing at a proximal end and extends to a distal free end. A magnetic coupling is between the distal free end of the flexible band and the housing. The flexible band and the housing form a ring for enclosing and securing a portion of the audio cord wound around the housing of the wireless audio receiver and secured by the flexible band. The flexible band and the housing form a clip capable of gripping an article of clothing in the magnetic coupling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: ZAGG Intellectual Property Holding Co., Inc.
    Inventor: Cecily Sumsion
  • Patent number: 9402123
    Abstract: A cord management system comprises a collar with a bore enclosing a portion of the cord. A flexible band extends from a proximal end at the collar to a distal free end. A free ferromagnetic button is embedded in the distal free end of the band. A fixed ferromagnetic button is embedded in the collar. The band forms a ring with the free ferromagnetic button of the distal free end of the band magnetically coupled to the fixed ferromagnetic button of the collar for enclosing and securing a portion of a loop or a bundle formed by the cord. The proximal end of the band can extend from one side of the collar, and the fixed ferromagnetic button can be disposed in the collar on another side of the collar opposite the proximal end of the band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2016
    Assignee: ZAGG Intellectual Property Holding Co., Inc.
    Inventor: Cecily Sumsion
  • Patent number: 9301031
    Abstract: A multi-speaker audio system is configured to provide flexible use of speakers in any number of different environments. The multi-speaker system may include a stationary speaker unit and a portable speaker unit. The portable speaker unit may be operated in conjunction with, or separate from, the stationary speaker unit. When connected or otherwise used with the stationary speaker unit, the portable speaker unit may receive audio signals and pass at least some of the signals and/or corresponding data to the stationary speaker unit for output. When disconnected from the stationary speaker unit, the portable speaker unit may receive audio signals and output sound accordingly. The stationary speaker unit may also be able to receive audio signals and pass at least some of the signals or corresponding audio data to the portable speaker unit or output the data itself.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: ZAGG Intellectual Property Holding Co., Inc.
    Inventors: David Gengler, Arthur Healey, Jeffrey King, Terence Hulsman
  • Patent number: 9277103
    Abstract: A wireless speaker and digital camera device comprises a speaker, a lens, and image sensor, a processor, a wireless transceiver, a digital memory device, a battery and a shutter button to cause the at least one processor to capture a still image or video from the image sensor and store a captured image or video in the digital memory device. The processor and the wireless transceiver being configured to pair with a portable, hand-held computer. The device also having a play button to cause the processor and the transceiver to wirelessly receive music data from the portable, hand-held computer and play the music data through the speaker. The device can have a microphone and the processor can be capable of suspending operation of the speaker during operation of the microphone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: ZAGG Intellectual Property Holding Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Randy Hales, Paul Faerber
  • Patent number: 9227763
    Abstract: A computing system is provided with a portable electronic device, a computing accessory, and a multi-functional support accessory. The support accessory may provide a supportive configuration for supporting the portable electronic device in an upright, working position. The support accessory can also transition to a protective configuration for acting as a protective cover for the computing accessory. When the support accessory is in the protective configuration, the computing accessory can be inserted into, or otherwise protected thereby. When the support accessory is in the supportive position, the portable electronic device can be stabilized in an upright orientation by the support accessory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignee: ZAGG Intellectual Property Holding Co., Inc.
    Inventor: David Gengler
  • Patent number: D746265
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Assignee: ZAGG Intellectual Property Holding Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Jim A. Colby, Gregory E. Booth
  • Patent number: D750094
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: ZAGG Intellectual Property Holding Co., Inc.
    Inventor: David P. Gengler
  • Patent number: D753123
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: ZAGG Intellectual Property Holding Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Brian H. Probst, David W. Osborne
  • Patent number: D770453
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: ZAGG Intellectual Property Holding Co., Inc.
    Inventor: Cecily Sumsion
  • Patent number: D772298
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: ZAGG Intellectual Property Holding Co., Inc.
    Inventor: Manuel Carreon