One-handed dock for a portable data collection terminal

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 5888087
SERIAL NO

08772538

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A docking device for a data collection terminal comprises a latch which positively retains an inserted data collection terminal in a docking position wherein communication and power contacts of the data collection terminal are communicatively coupled to complementary contacts of the docking device. The latch urges the inserted data collection terminal into a latched rest position with an optimal minimum contact engagement force, such that any shock or vibration has a tendency to increase the contact engagement force to thereby eliminate an inadvertent opening of contacts due to shock or vibration. The latch is adapted to facilitate one-handed insertion and removal of the data collection terminal into and from the docking device. The docking device includes a scanner bracket for holding a scanner operably connected to the data collection terminal wherein the scanner, inserted in the bracket, and the controls of the data collection terminal, inserted into the docking device, remain accessible to a user thereof.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
INTERMEC IP CORP.EVERETT, WA580

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Hanson, George E Andover, KS 102 5449
Pavek, John G Dyersville, IA 12 859

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