Locking assembly for electronic tablet and other devices

CAFC
  • US 8,837,144 B1
  • Filed: 05/05/2014
  • Issued: 09/16/2014
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/10/2004
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
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 installed in the at least one housing to anchor the captive security rod thereto;

    said captive security rod being captive partially in said at least one housing after installation and partially out of said at least one housing during and before locking use after installation; 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 installed security rod and portable electronic device to the locking device.

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