05452180 is referenced by 49 patents and cites 9 patents.

An apparatus for docking a portable data processing unit is provided in which a cylindrically shaped, pivotal support member is attached to a base member for supporting the portable unit. An interface card extends from a cavity within the support member and is configured to electrically and mechanically engage within a card interface slot of the portable data processing unit. In addition to providing an electrical interface between the docking apparatus and the portable data processing unit, the interface card provides a mechanical guide for guiding the portable data processing unit into the support member and provides additional support for the portable data processing unit when engaged within the cavity of the support member. The docking unit is tiltable relative to the base member to accommodate a suitable viewing angle.

Title
Docking apparatus for a portable data processing unit including an arcuate support member with a card extension pivotally mounted on a base member
Application Number
8/92178
Publication Number
5452180
Application Date
July 15, 1993
Publication Date
September 19, 1995
Inventor
Clint H O Connor
Austin
TX, US
David S Register
Austin
TX, US
Agent
James Huffman
Warren Kice
Assignee
Dell USA
TX, US
IPC
G06F 1/16
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