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United States Patent D505,932
Eckholm ,   et al. June 7, 2005

Portable communications device


The ornamental design for a portable communications device, as shown and described.
Inventors: Eckholm; Hans Fredrik (Raleigh, NC), Hunt; Charles (Wake Forest, NC), Collins; Chris (Cary, NC)
Assignee: Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications AB (Lund, SE)
Appl. No.: D/189,238
Filed: August 29, 2003

Current U.S. Class: D14/138AA
Current International Class: 1403
Field of Search: D14/137,138,218,147-148,247-248,144,149-151,341-347 379/433.01-433.13,419,434,428.01-428.04,420.01-420.04,440 455/550.1-90.3 D21/517 D13/168 D18/2,7 345/168,169

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Foreign Patent Documents
DM/053836 Oct., 2000 WO
DM/055620 Apr., 2001 WO
Primary Examiner: Asch; Jeffrey
Attorney, Agent or Firm: Myers Bigel Sibley & Sajovec PA


FIG. 1 is a front perspective view of the portable communications device showing our design;

FIG. 2 is rear perspective view thereof;

FIG. 3 is a front view thereof;

FIG. 4 is a side view thereof;

FIG. 5 is an opposing side view thereof;

FIG. 6 is a rear view thereof;

FIG. 7 is a top view thereof;

FIG. 8 is a bottom view thereof;

FIG. 9 is a front perspective view of a first alternative embodiment of the portable communications device illustrating my design;

FIG. 10 is a front view thereof;

FIG. 11 is a front perspective view of a second alternative embodiment of the portable communications device illustrating our design; and,

FIG. 12 is a rear perspective view illustrating the opposing side of the design.

The remaining views of the alternative embodiments of FIGS. 9 and 11 that are not separately illustrated above correspond to those views illustrated above for the embodiment shown in FIGS. 1-8. The broken lines shown herein are for illustrative purposes only and form no part of the claimed design. The illustrated device is not limited to the scale shown.

As shown in the embodiment of FIG. 9, the device may present a visually contrasting shaded perimeter region disposed in a display window and configured to surround a display region in the device.

In certain embodiments of the design, as shown in the embodiment of FIGS. 11 and 12, certain surfaces may be formed of a first material and/or color with other surfaces formed of a different material and/or color for visual contrast and accent, as represented by the shaded and non-shaded portions of the device. In particular embodiments, with reference to FIGS. 11 and 12, the shaded portions of the side panels on the body of the device represent a translucent colored material with the non-shaded portions illustrating a different opaque surface color and/or material.

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