Mobile computer mounted apparatus for controlling enablement and indicating operational status of a wireless communication device associated with the mobile computer

CAFC
  • US 6,173,352 B1
  • Filed: 08/21/1997
  • Issued: 01/09/2001
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/21/1997
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. An apparatus for enabling and disabling a wireless communication device, the wireless communication device internally located within a mobile computer comprising:

  • a switch extending through and mounted directly to an exterior housing of the computer, the switch having no affect on enablement or disablement of the mobile computer, the switch having a first position associated with enablement of the wireless communication device and being indicative of a wireless communication device enabled status, the switch having a second position associated with disablement of the wireless communication device internally located within the mobile computer and being indicative of a wireless communication device disabled status; and

    circuitry for enabling the wireless communication device when the switch is in the first position and disabling the wireless communication device when the switch is in the second position.

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