US Patent No: 7,187,363

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Integrated handheld data processing device having a sliding form factor

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A handheld data processing device having three functional components assembled in a sliding configuration. A processor module is mechanically coupled to two sliding covers. The processor module houses circuits for performing the functions of data processing and may also include a display and input/output functionality. The two sliding covers provide protection for the processor module and may include input/output transducers such as a keypad, speaker or microphone. Embodiments of the handheld data processing device include a handheld computer, wireless telephone and handheld video display. Used as a telephone, the sliders may house a speaker and a microphone.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
QUALCOMM INCORPORATEDSAN DIEGO, CA12749

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Lam, Lawrence San Jose, CA 126 1124
Nguyen, Huy P San Jose, CA 13 292

Cited Art Landscape

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* Cited By Examiner

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
COX COMMUNICATIONS, INC. (4)
8,564,540 Split keyboard and handles for mobile devices 0 2010
D641724 Mobile communications device with handle members 7 2010
D653643 Mobile communications device with handle members 1 2011
D670673 Mobile communications device with handle members 0 2011
 
QUALCOMM INCORPORATED (4)
* 7,880,724 Integrated handheld data processing device having a sliding form factor 14 2006
8,233,948 Slider assembly for a housing of a mobile computing device 2 2007
8,150,482 Mobile computing device with moveable housing segments 7 2008
8,200,298 Keypad housing configuration for a mobile computing device 2 2008
 
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UCANSI INC. (2)
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8,403,485 System and method for vision evaluation 0 2010
 
Baek, Nam Young (1)
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KAWELL, LEONARD M. (1)
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Kinesis Corporation (1)
* RE43485 Keyboard 0 2009
 
LITE-ON TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION (1)
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NINTENDO CO., LTD. (1)
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WISTRON CORPORATION (1)
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Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (2)
* 7,667,962 Wireless devices with flexible monitors and keyboards 16 2005
8,644,010 Wireless devices with flexible monitors and keyboards 0 2008
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