US Patent No: 8,189,101

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Data connector for an electronics device

ALSO PUBLISHED AS: 20090109329

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One embodiment of the invention sets forth a hand-held electronics device for recording digital video that includes a housing, a processor disposed within the housing, and a data connector coupled to the processor such that data can be transmitted to and from the processor through the data connector. The data connector includes an arm rotationally coupled to the housing, and an adapter portion matable with a corresponding adapter of a computer system. The data connector forms a portion of a top part or a bottom part of the housing when in a retracted position. Among other things, the disclosed hand-held electronics device advantageously enables a user to easily, with one hand, hold the hand-held electronics device and slide the trigger with a thumb or other finger to release the data connector into the extended position.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC.SAN JOSE, CA10863

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Cummings, Greg Allen - 15 82
Dinger, Maarten - 42 173
Furlan, John Louis Warpakowski Belmont, CA 37 341
Jingles, Lionel - 7 59
Kang, Jaewon Samuel - 7 59
Michaelian, Peter Tappan, NY 66 808
Sheppard, Nasahn Adam Cincinnati, OH 69 252

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D-LINK CORPORATION (1)
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