06239968 is referenced by 172 patents and cites 45 patents.

The present invention provides a personal information system unit detachable case. This case has a top cover assembly, a bottom cover assembly, both of which are pivotable around a longitudinal axis forming a hinge assembly. The top and bottom cover assemblies are similar in shape and function to allow a personal information management electronic system unit to be mounted within the case either facing to the right or to the left at the user's preference. Mounted on the hinge assembly is a mounting rail, which is pivotally mounted on the hinge assembly of the detachable case. This mounting rail extends most of the internal vertical dimension of the case. The mounting rail provides a means for removably attaching a personal management unit within the detachable case. Indents and other openings are provided in the top and/or bottom cover assemblies to accommodate a specific personal system unit or other type of electronic instrument whether it faces toward the top assembly or bottom assembly.

Title
Detachable case for an electronic organizer
Application Number
9/451679
Publication Number
6239968 (B1)
Application Date
November 30, 1999
Publication Date
May 29, 2001
Inventor
Elisha Tal
Macabin
US
Markus Diebel
San Francisco
CA, US
Dennis Joseph Boyle
Palo Alto
CA, US
Edwin Thorne III
Palo Alto
CA, US
Daniel Sung hwe Kim
Palo Alto
CA, US
Agent
Carr & Ferrell
US
Assignee
Ideo Product Development
CA, US
IPC
H05K 5/00
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