Locking assembly for electronic tablet and other devices

  • US 8,717,758 B2
  • Filed: 06/18/2012
  • Issued: 05/06/2014
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/10/2004
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A locking assembly for securing a portable electronic device having at least one housing to a substantially immovable object, the locking assembly comprising:

  • a captive security rod having a locking end and an anchoring end, wherein the anchoring end is passed through the at least one housing to anchor the captive security rod thereto;

    said captive security rod partially in said at least one housing and partially out of said at least one housing during and before locking use; and

    a locking device with a locking mechanism, wherein the locking device is configured with an opening to receive the locking end of the captive security rod to activate the locking mechanism, where the activation causes the locking mechanism to securely grasp the locking end and thereby lock the security rod and portable electronic device to the locking device.

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