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Ultra-compact, Auto-aligning, Convertible Audio Solution

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000016457D
Original Publication Date: 2002-Feb-20
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-23

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Disclosed is an ultra-compact, auto-aligning, convertible audio solution. Ultra-compact Flat panel speakers are stored (side-by-side or overlapping) inside an enclosure. Once the speakers are deployed outside of the enclosure (see convertible section), the cavity inside the enclosure where the speakers were stored may be used as a subwoofer bass chamber (in this case the enclosure will have a bass port hole). The ability to store flat panel speakers inside the subwoofer bass chamber saves a significant amount of desktop space while not in use and is much easier for the user to transport. This audio application may likely be integrated into a device with it’s own power supply; if so, this audio application should share the power supply with the parent device thus not requiring one of its own.