Reader adapted for a portable computer

  • US 7,516,484 B1
  • Filed: 04/07/2008
  • Issued: 04/07/2009
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/13/2008
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A reader configured to interact with a portable computer without input and output means for interacting directly therewith, the reader comprising:

  • a housing that is at least one of an input or an output device; and

    a connector for connecting to the portable computer;

    wherein the housing is configured to provide direct user interaction with the portable computer when the portable computer and reader are connected, andwherein the reader is configured to be a non-functioning shell when not connected to the portable computer, andwherein the readers are configured so that they will not operate with a computer other than a portable computer of the system.

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