05408382 is referenced by 105 patents and cites 7 patents.

An improved apparatus for portable interchangeable data terminals and peripherals includes a terminal adapted to receive information from a pen inputing device and a docking mechanism having a terminal receiver for selectively receiving the terminal. The terminal receiver includes a handle extending upwardly therefrom, a base extending laterally across the docking mechanism, and open channel members extending upwardly from each side of the base. A rear portion of each of the channel members may carry at least one roller guide and/or a central portion of each of the channel members may carry at least one roller guide disposed to contact a respective lateral edge of the terminal as the terminal is received by the docking mechanism. The base has a guide and a receiver connector configured to operably and respectively connect to a tab and a terminal connector of the terminal, as the terminal is received by the terminal receiver such that information is processable from the terminal to peripherals. The handle is inclined back from the open channel members. The base carries a spare battery charge station at a rear thereof.

Title
Terminal and docking mechanism with open channel members and guide rollers
Application Number
558895
Publication Number
5408382
Application Date
July 15, 1994
Publication Date
April 18, 1995
Inventor
Richard A Sherman
Toddville
IA, US
Alan G Bunte
Cedar Rapids
IA, US
Robert B Jaeger
Swisher
IA, US
Arvin D Danielson
Solon
IA, US
Darald R Schultz
Cedar Rapids
IA, US
Agent
Simmons Perrine Albright & Ellwood
Assignee
Norand Corporation
IA, US
IPC
G06F 1/16
H05K 7/10
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