06031524 is referenced by 272 patents and cites 16 patents.

The present invention includes a user-replaceable components assembly which permits rapid and intuitively obvious replacement of components in devices such as portable electronic devices. An environmental seal is provided around the components to protect the inner circuitry of the electronic device. Shock-resistant mounting of a display panel beneath the keypad and accommodation for the electrical connection between the keypad and the portable electronic device's inner circuitry are also provided. An environmental seal is provided around a touch sensitive panel to protect the inner circuitry of the electronic device. Shock-resistant mounting of a display panel beneath a touch sensitive panel and accommodation for the electrical connection between the touch sensitive panel and the inner circuitry of an electronic device are further provided.

Title
Hand-held portable data terminal having removably interchangeable, washable, user-replaceable components with liquid-impervious seal
Application Number
481655
Publication Number
6031524
Application Date
June 18, 1997
Publication Date
February 29, 2000
Inventor
Steven R Kunert
Cedar Rapids
IA, US
Agent
Suiter & Associates PC
Assignee
Intermec IP
CA, US
IPC
G09G 5/00
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