Nashville, TN, United States
Nashville, TN, United States

Griffin Technology is a privately held U.S. company founded in Nashville, Tennessee in 1992 by Paul Griffin. The company designs and manufactures computer peripherals, consumer electronics, and accessories for smartphones and mobile devices. The company's first products were primarily video adapters, in particular those to enable the connection of DB-15 based Macintosh computers to the more popular VGA based monitors of the time. June 1998 marked Griffin's entry into USB based computer peripherals with the introduction of the iMate, a device that allowed the use of Apple Desktop Bus based devices with the newer, and increasingly more common, Universal Serial Bus . Griffin introduced additional USB devices, such as iMic and PowerMate, over the next two years, and continued to enjoy moderate growth during this period.Griffin was one of the first 3rd-party vendors to produce peripherals for Apple's iPod. One year after iPod came out, at MacWorld San Francisco 2003, Griffin introduced iTrip. iTrip is an FM transmitter that allows iPod owners to transmit audio from an iPod to a nearby FM receiver.The company experienced rapid growth fueled by the success of its iPod accessories, especially the iTrip. As evidence, the number of people employed by Griffin Technology increased four-fold between 2003 and 2007. This growth allowed the company to take on more ambitious projects such as the Evolve wireless speaker system, and to diversify the product line to include accessories for iPod competitors such as Microsoft's Zune, and SanDisk's Sansa.At present, the company's accessories line-up includes those for Apple's iOS devices, as well as popular smartphones, tablets, and handheld devices from Google, Amazon, Samsung, HTC, and Motorola. Products range from protective cases for these devices, to consumer electronics and accessories for audio performance and playback, remote-controlled model cars and helicopters, consumer electronics accessories for children, and products for retail and healthcare markets. Griffin Technology currently employs 350+ employees, world-wide.In 2014, Griffin became one of the first Nashville companies to become a naming partner at a career academy of a local high school. The Giffin Academy of Design and Technology is located at Hunters Lane High School of Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools. Wikipedia.


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Patent
Griffin Technology | Date: 2016-09-23

An arm band case for portable electronic device is disclosed. The arm band case may be secured to the user with straps and includes a pocket having a transparent window that provides visibility to the touchscreen of the electronic device and a plurality of powered light sources that are configured to illuminate the arm band and thereby provide added visibility to the user when in use. The arm band case is formed of multiple layers that encapsulate the light sources while allowing access to the battery housed therein and while facilitating the transmission and dispersion of light to illuminate the arm band.


Patent
Griffin Technology | Date: 2016-10-21

A configurable watch stand capable of supporting and charging a smart watch, such as an Apple Watch is disclosed. The watch stand includes a base support, a multisided open-ended sleeve extending from the base support, and a post configured to be removably inserted into an opening of the sleeve and fixedly positioned thereon. The post includes an angled support surface that is configured to retain a watch charger and a helical groove that encircles the exterior of the post that is configured to receive and mange a cable wrapped thereabout. The base support may be sloped and may include a lip structure on one side, a cable management system on the underside, and a wireless charging surface on the top side. The height and/or orientation of the angled support surface relative to the base may be configurable or adjustable.


Patent
Griffin Technology | Date: 2016-03-14

A protective case for a portable electronic device includes a back frame and a front cover. The back frame has a rigid plastic back frame with an elastomeric material bonded to portions of the plastic frame. An elastomeric insert is positioned around a portion of the interior perimeter of the back frame to provide impact resistance. Back frame engagement members are positioned on the perimeter of the rigid plastic back frame. The front cover mates with the back frame to enclose the elastomeric insert and the device. The front cover includes a touch screen cover and a rigid plastic front frame bonded to a perimeter of the touch screen cover. Front cover engagement members extend from the rigid plastic front frame that engage the back frame engagement members to hold the front cover on the back frame and enclose the device.


News Article | November 1, 2016
Site: www.newsmaker.com.au

Future Market Insights (FMI) delivers key insights on the Global Mobile Phone Accessories Market in a report titled “Mobile Phone Accessories Market: Global Industry Analysis and Opportunity Assessment, 2015 - 2025”. The global mobile phone accessories market is anticipated to expand at a CAGR of 6.9% during the forecast period. In this report, FMI offers fundamental insights into the various factors impacting this growth. Growth of the global mobile phone accessories market is largely driven by growing population, increasing disposable income, rising urbanisation, deeper penetration of smartphones, and a strong global distribution network. Rising adoption of mobile phone accessories especially in developing regions such as Latin America and Asia Pacific has bolstered market growth over the last few years. Adoption of smartphones across countries such as China, Indonesia, and Brazil is growing at a rapid pace, linked to wider internet penetration and rising social networking in these countries. E-commerce and e-banking have accentuated the demand for smartphones globally and this in turn is supporting the growth of the mobile accessories market. This report focuses on the trends driving each segment and respective sub-segments and offers analysis and insights on the potential of the mobile phone accessories market in specific regions. Key players in the global mobile phone accessories market today include BYD Inc., Energizer, Sony Corporation, Samsung Electronics, Panasonic Corporation, JVC Corporation, Beats (Apple Inc.), Plantronics Pty Ltd, Sennheiser Electronics GmbH & Co. KG, Bose Corporation, Otterbox, and Griffin Technology. Given the stiff competition in the mobile phone accessories market, key players are adopting strategies such as geographical expansion, product innovations and new product launches, and mergers and acquisitions to gain a competitive edge.


— Mobile Phone Accessories Market is expected to grow at US $104 billion by end of forecast period with CAGR of 6% between the years 2016 to 2022. The Mobile Accessories Market is growing rapidly due to high adoption of mobile devices such as smartphone and tablets. The modern-day Smartphone have limited battery life and are unable to endure heavy usage that in turn increasing the demand of power banks which is supporting the mobile accessories market. The growing demand for wireless mobile accessories such as Bluetooth handsets, portable speaker and wireless chargers is also fuelling the prospects for Mobile Accessories Market growth. Key Players • Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (South Korea) • Sony Corporation (Japan) • Panasonic Corporation (Japan) • Apple Inc. (U.S.) • JVC Kenwood Corp. (Japan) • Plantronics, Inc. (U.S.) • Bose Corporation (U.S.) • Griffin Technology (U.S.) • Otter Products, LLC (U.S.) • Sennheiser Electronics GmbH & Co. KG (Germany) Mobile Accessories Market: The key factor in the growth of Mobile Accessories is the widespread adoption of Smartphone and tablets with high power platform and high end features The Mobile Accessories offers various benefits such as increased comfort level, protection of physical damage and added fashion sense that are supporting the Mobile Accessories Market Segmentation By Products- Headphone/earphone, Protective Cases, Power Bank, Portable Speakers By Distribution Channel- Online and Offline By Price Range- Premium, Medium, and Low By Region- North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and Row Taste the market data and market information presented through more than 35 market data tables and figures spread over 110 numbers of pages of the project report. Avail the in-depth table of content TOC & market synopsis on “The Global Mobile Accessories Market Research Report -Forecast to 2022.” Regional Analysis The market of mobile accessories in Asia-Pacific is showing healthy growth due to the heavy use of smartphone and tablet user with increased internet penetration in regions such as China and India. The expanding urban population and strong distribution network in this region is also contributing in the growth of Mobile Accessories market. Table of Content 1. Report Prologue 2. Introduction 3. Research Methodology 4. Market Dynamics 5. Market Factor Analysis 5.1 Value Chain Analysis/Supply Chain Analysis 5.2 Porters Five Forces 6 Global Mobile Accessories Market, Estimation & Forecast, By Product 7 Global Mobile Accessories Market, Estimation & Forecast, By Distribution Channel 7.1 Introduction 7.2 Online 7.3 Offline 8 Global Mobile Accessories Market, Estimation & Forecast, By Price Range 8.1 Introduction 8.2 Premium 8.3 Medium 8.4 Low 9 Global Mobile Accessories Market Estimation And Forecast, By Geography 9.1 Introduction 9.2 North America 9.3 Europe 9.4 Apac 9.5 Row Continued…. About Market Research Future At Market Research Future (MRFR), we enable our customers to unravel the complexity of various industries through our Cooked Research Report (CRR), Half-Cooked Research Reports (HCRR), Raw Research Reports (3R), Continuous-Feed Research (CFR), and Market Research & Consulting Services. For more information, please visit https://www.marketresearchfuture.com/reports/mobile-accessories-market


Patent
Griffin Technology | Date: 2016-01-22

A mesh network includes an array of stationary sensing devices. Each of the devices is controlled by a microprocessor control unit and has a sensor capable of detecting a non-stationary object that enters a detection range of the sensor. A wireless communication component allows the sensing devices to wirelessly communicate with any other sensing devices or mobile phones within communication range. The devices include a power harvesting component that collects energy from the environment and a power capacitor that stores the collected energy. The devices automatically communicate data concerning any detected non-stationary objects to a central server.


Patent
Griffin Technology | Date: 2015-11-13

A protective case for a portable electronic device includes a rigid plastic frame bonded to a stretchable rubber cover and a back panel insert that can be removably inserted into a pocket in the rear of the stretchable rubber cover and plastic frame. To position a device in the case, the device is simply inserted into the front opening of the rigid plastic frame and stretchable rubber cover such that the edges of the stretchable cover stretch over the device and secure the device in the case. A variety of different removable back panels allow the stand to be easily reconfigured to include a stand for the device case, a pocket adapted to hold payment cards, a folding style wallet, a mirror or a fabric covering.


Patent
Griffin Technology | Date: 2015-02-12

A protective cover for a device having a touchscreen and a fingerprint sensor includes a Polyethylene terephthalate touchscreen cover that covers the touchscreen while allowing the touchscreen to be used. A die cut opening in the touchscreen cover corresponds to a location of the fingerprint sensor and a flexible membrane covers the opening. The flexible membrane is preferably constructed from Thermoplastic polyurethane that is bonded to the touchscreen cover. The touchscreen cover is then glued to an injected polycarbonate plastic rigid frame to for the front of a protective device case assembly.


Patent
Griffin Technology | Date: 2016-04-11

A device case for a portable electronic device includes a device stand attached to a back surface of the case housing. The device stand is formed by an inner stand and outer stand connected by releasable hinged connections to the hack surface of the case housing. A track is formed on a surface of the outer stand that the inner stand glides along. A locking portion such as a cavity or channel on the outer stand locks the inner stand into an open position with respect to the outer stand. At least a portion of the outer stand is flexible such that applying a threshold pressure to the device case causes the portion of the outer stand to flex such that the locking portion releases the inner and outer stand from the open position without damaging the stand.


Patent
Griffin Technology | Date: 2015-05-22

A water resistant device case includes a front and back assembly that mate to enclose an electronic device. The front assembly includes a rigid front frame, a touch screen cover bonded to the front frame, an inner bumper attached to the rigid front frame and an elastomeric main seal attached around a periphery of the rigid front frame. The back assembly includes a rigid back frame, an elastomeric over mold formed on an exterior of the black frame and an inner bumper attached to the rigid back frame. A snap tab attached to the rigid back frame mates with a snap hook on the front assembly to hold the front and back assemblies together when the device is enclosed within the case. A main water resistant seal is formed around a perimeter of the front and back assemblies by the elastomeric main seal on the front assembly being held against an inner surface of the rigid back frame. A secondary water resistant seal is formed around a perimeter of the front and back assemblies by an elastomeric secondary sealing member attached around a periphery of the rigid front frame that mates with an exterior surface of the back assembly to form a secondary water resistant seal. A closed cell foam is used to seal apertures associated with the devices audio inputs and outputs.

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