05030128 is referenced by 140 patents and cites 28 patents.

A docking module facilitates conversion of a portable computer between a lap-top mode of operation and a desk-top mode of operation by permitting simultaneous attachment of the computer to a plurality of electrical connectors thereby eliminating the need for individual cable connections between the computer and the respective individual apparatus. Toggle latches that attach the docking module to the computer chassis contain spring biased latches designed to emit an audible signal indicating proper alignment between the complementary connectors on the facing surfaces of the docking module and the computer chassis, whereby toggling of the latches can be undertaken without danger of damaging the connectors.

Title
Docking module
Application Number
7/319200
Publication Number
5030128
Application Date
March 6, 1989
Publication Date
July 9, 1991
Inventor
Dan H Wilkie
Westlake Village
CA, US
Matthew A Herron
Menlo Park
CA, US
Agent
Lyon & Lyon
Assignee
Dynabook Technologies Corporation
CA, US
IPC
H01R 31/06
H01R 13/62
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