Computer security lock for trapezoidal security slot

  • US 9,137,911 B2
  • Filed: 08/23/2013
  • Issued: 09/15/2015
  • Est. Priority Date: 01/12/2012
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A lock configured to be attached to electronic equipment requiring securing against theft, the lock comprising:

  • a lock body;

    a locking element protruding from the lock body and having a forward distal section that is comparatively wider in cross-sectional size compared to a rear section thereof, said locking element having a cross-sectional size that gradually decreases from said forward distal section toward said rear section thereof, said forward section being configured to be insertable into a cavity defined by cavity walls formed in said equipment, where said cavity comprises an opening for insertion therethrough said locking element, said cavity opening having a size and shape larger than the cross-sectional size of said forward section of said locking element and an interior defined by said cavity walls, said interior tapering larger in cross-sectional size beginning at said opening of said cavity;

    a slidable locking pin configured to slide alongside the locking element and into said cavity, after said locking element has been inserted into said cavity, to substantially fill a space of said cavity left unoccupied by said locking element inside said interior of said cavity, in a manner such that said locking element and said locking pin bear against and hold onto at least two of said cavity walls;

    a sliding mechanism coupled to said locking pin and configured to slide said locking pin into and out of said cavity; and

    a locking mechanism to lock said locking pin within said lock body to prevent withdrawal of the locking element and the locking pin from the cavity.

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