Mobile lock with retractable cable

  • US 8,854,207 B2
  • Filed: 06/26/2013
  • Issued: 10/07/2014
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/02/2012
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A mobile lock comprising:

  • a body component with a retractable cable;

    one end of the retractable cable including a cable lock end component that is insertable into and removable from a cable attaching component and a second end of the retractable cable attached to a cable retraction component that retracts the retractable cable into the body component when not in use;

    one end of the cable lock end component including a tamper resistant component to prevent tampering at a connection between the cable lock end component and the cable attaching component and a second end of the cable lock end component including an engaging portion to securely engage the cable lock end component into the cable attaching component;

    the cable attaching component integral to the body component for securely engaging the second end of the cable lock end component of the retractable cable when the retractable cable is being used to secure a mobile device to a solid object;

    a cable unlocking component for unlocking the second end of cable lock end component from the cable lock component;

    an attachment component connected to the body component for attaching the mobile lock to the mobile device;

    a location component inside the body component with a circuit configured for providing real-time physical location information of the mobile device and for securely and wirelessly communicating with a communications network via a wireless interface, the location component including at least;

    a non-transitory memory, a baseband transceiver or an ultra-wideband transceiver, a wireless Radio Frequency (RF) antenna, a processor, a security interface, an internal power source, an accelerometer and a Global Positioning System (GPS) location chip set.

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