Security device for a portable computer

  • US 6,112,561 A
  • Filed: 11/08/1996
  • Issued: 09/05/2000
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/26/1994
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A method of providing a locking interface to a security slot having preselected dimensions in a wall of a portable device, the wall having an inner surface, the method comprising the steps of:

  • placing a first and a second leg, pivotally coupled to rotate within a plane of rotation about an articulation point defined by a pin, each of said legs having opposing flanges extending within said plane of rotation on a first end and opposing handles on a second end, in a first position, said opposing flanges of said first leg and said second leg adapted for concurrent insertion and removal from the slot when in said first position, said opposing flanges of said first leg and said second leg adapted for engagement with the inner surface in a second position;

    inserting said opposing flanges of said first leg and said second leg in the security slot when in said first position;

    placing said first leg and said second leg in said second position;

    retaining said opposing handles of said first leg and said second leg in said second position with a retainer; and

    coupling said retainer to an object other than to the portable device to inhibit theft of the portable device.

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