Global Patent Index - EP 1078140 A1

EP 1078140 A1 2001-02-28 - PDA LOCK

Title (en)

PDA LOCK

Title (de)

PDA SCHLOSS

Title (fr)

ANTIVOL POUR ASSISTANT NUMERIQUE

Publication

EP 1078140 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 99915972 A

Priority

  • IB 9900804 W
  • US 26742199 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO0055458A1] A locking apparatus (20) and method for attaching to a portable electronic device (16) that has an outer shell (20) defining a cavity (18), such as a stylus cavity in a personal digital assistant (PDA) or the like. The apparatus (10) includes a cavity engagement mechanism (12) having an insert portion (22) for occupying the cavity (18), and a clamping mechanism (15) coupled to the cavity engagement mechanism (12). The clamping mechanism (15) includes a wedge (25) having a clamping surface (26) that compresses against the exterior wall (21) in a direction relative to the insert portion (22) when the insert portion (22) occupies the cavity (18), to maintain the insert portion (22) within the cavity (18) to secure the apparatus (10) to the portable electronic device (16). The locking apparatus (10) attaches to a cable (14) or other securing means to secure the electronic device (16) from theft.

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

E05B 73/00; G06F 1/16

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

E05B 73/00 (2006.01); G06F 1/16 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

E05B 73/0005 (2013.01); G06F 1/1626 (2013.01); E05B 73/0082 (2013.01); G06F 2200/1632 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 0055458A1

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE

EPO simple patent family

WO 0055458 A1 20000921; AU 3438299 A 20001004; CA 2330825 A1 20000921; EP 1078140 A1 20010228; JP 2003508653 A 20030304

INPADOC legal status


2004-05-12 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20031104

2003-06-04 [17Q] FIRST EXAMINATION REPORT

- Effective date: 20030423

2001-08-29 [RIN1] INVENTOR (CORRECTION)

- Inventor name: ZEREN, GREGORY

2001-08-29 [RIN1] INVENTOR (CORRECTION)

- Inventor name: MYERS, GARY

2001-05-16 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 20010321

2001-02-28 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A1

- Designated State(s): AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE