US Patent No: 5,888,087

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One-handed dock for a portable data collection terminal

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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, WA564

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Hanson, George E Andover, KS 101 4926
Pavek, John G Dyersville, IA 12 584

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* Cited By Examiner

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
QUALCOMM INCORPORATED (1)
* 6,364,697 Palmtop computer docking system 21 2000
 
VERIZON PATENT AND LICENSING INC. (9)
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7,830,860 Packet data network voice call quality monitoring 5 2003
7,664,097 Telephone service via networking 12 2004
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7,483,417 Telephony communication via varied redundant networks 4 2006
8,976,782 Network session management for telephony over hybrid networks 0 2007
8,379,531 Telephony communication via varied redundant networks 2 2008
8,553,681 Telephone service via packet-switched networking 0 2010
 
SONY CORPORATION (1)
D475011 Battery charger 12 2002
 
FUJITSU FRONTECH LIMITED (1)
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INTERMEC TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION (1)
* 6,621,942 Data capture apparatus with handwritten data receiving component 16 1998
 
SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT (1)
* 7,507,123 Contacting appliance and contacting arrangement for mobile electrical devices 0 2008
 
Hand Held Products, Inc. (11)
* 7,479,946 Ergonomically designed multifunctional transaction terminal 5 2002
7,748,620 Transaction terminal including imaging module 32 2002
7,631,807 Transaction terminal including imaging module 0 2002
7,451,917 Transaction terminal comprising imaging module 22 2003
* 2005/0039,052 Ease of use transaction terminal 3 2004
7,556,203 Method and system for linking a wireless hand held optical reader with a base unit or other wireless device 4 2005
7,686,216 Method and apparatus for uniquely associating a bar code reading terminal to a cash register in a retail store network 5 2007
8,544,737 Terminal including imaging assembly 10 2009
8,011,580 Terminal including imaging assembly 0 2009
8,561,895 Terminal including imaging assembly 11 2011
8,967,468 Terminal including imaging assembly 0 2013
 
SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD. (1)
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Molex Incorporated (2)
* 8,932,083 Connector and connector assembly for use with flex circuits 0 2012
* 2012/0329,334 CONNECTOR 0 2012
 
STEELCASE INC. (1)
8,794,579 Support arm assembly 0 2006
 
PANASONIC MANUFACTURING UK LIMITED (1)
* 7,606,025 Docking station 1 2007
 
Northstar Systems, Inc. (1)
6,386,884 Rotatable connector system 4 2000
 
COMCAST IP HOLDINGS I, LLC (1)
8,938,062 Method for accessing service resource items that are for use in a telecommunications system 0 2012
 
ZIH CORP. (1)
7,306,386 Docking station and associated method for docking a portable printer 17 2004
 
CONTINENTAL AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS, INC. (1)
* 6,633,482 System for adapting driver information systems to existing vehicles 42 2001
 
UNWIRED PLANET, LLC (2)
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ADVANCED-CONNECTEK INC. (1)
* 6,299,467 Electrical connector 5 2000
 
XPRESS SYSTEMS, LLC (1)
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FUJIFILM SONOSITE, INC. (9)
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* 6,364,839 Ultrasound diagnostic instrument having software in detachable scanhead 40 2000
7,591,786 Dock for connecting peripheral devices to a modular diagnostic ultrasound apparatus 14 2003
7,534,211 Modular apparatus for diagnostic ultrasound 8 2003
* 2004/0152,982 Modular apparatus for diagnostic ultrasound 46 2003
* 2004/0150,963 System for use with a modular apparatus for diagnostic ultrasound 34 2003
7,849,250 Docking station with hierarchal battery management for use with portable medical equipment 6 2006
8,088,071 Modular apparatus for diagnostic ultrasound 6 2009
8,398,408 Charging station for cordless ultrasound cart 0 2009
 
INTERMEC IP CORP. (1)
* 6,042,414 Vehicle dock for portable data collection terminal 89 1997
 
BROADCOM CORPORATION (2)
7,120,319 Data capture apparatus with handwritten data receiving component 13 2002
7,646,941 Data capture apparatus with handwritten data receiving component 3 2006
 
VERIZON SERVICES CORP. (1)
7,486,660 Transport of caller identification information through diverse communication networks 0 2001
* Cited By Examiner