06389853 is referenced by 43 patents.

An apparatus for deterring theft of an electronic device, includes a lock having a housing and a retention member movably mounted in the housing for being moved between a locked position and an unlocked position. An elongated retaining member has a first end connected to the lock, and a second end connected to an anchoring member. A plurality of contacts are attached to the lock. A first one of the contacts is electrically isolated from a second one of the contacts. A continuity detection element is attached to the retaining member for detecting a discontinuity between the first and the second ends of the retaining member. The continuity detection element is electrically connected to the first and the second contacts.

Title
Apparatus and method for deterring the theft of a computer
Application Number
9/482596
Publication Number
6389853 (B1)
Application Date
January 13, 2000
Publication Date
May 21, 2002
Inventor
Andrew Moore
Austin
TX, US
John C Pate
Windsor
US
Agent
Haynes and Boone
US
Assignee
Dell USA
TX, US
IPC
E05B 73/00
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