06282088 is referenced by 8 patents and cites 33 patents.

Embodiments of this invention provide for coupling an accessory device to a back face of a handheld computer while electrically connecting to the handheld computer through a communications or output port. In one embodiment, the accessory device “piggy-backs” on the handheld computer so that the accessory device and handheld computer form a portable combination. An insertion coupling may be used to detachably secure the accessory device with the handheld computer. The insertion coupling used with embodiments of the invention is preferably a snap-in coupling having one or more biased members. The biased members may be contracted to engage an aperture on a back face of the handled computer. When released, the biased members secure the accessory device to the handheld computer.

Title
Detachable securement of an accessory device to a handheld computer
Application Number
9/612017
Publication Number
6282088 (B1)
Application Date
July 7, 2000
Publication Date
August 28, 2001
Inventor
Alan Urban
San Jose
CA, US
David C Stowers
Morristown
NJ, US
Neal A Osborn
Milpitas
CA, US
Madeleine L Francavilla
Santa Cruz
CA, US
Francis J Canova
Fremont
CA, US
Agent
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
US
Agent
Van Mahamedi
US
Assignee
Palm
CA, US
IPC
G06F 1/16
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