Patent Number: 6,169,655

Title: Computer docking drawer

Abstract: A portable computer is docked within a drawer concealing the computer from view and minimizing use of scarce desktop space. The drawer includes a docking platform with a docking connector. The computer is positioned on the platform at a desired alignment position. The computer includes a docking connector for mating to the drawer's docking connector. The action of closing the drawer causes the computer docking connector and drawer docking connector to mate. The drawer docking connector is electrically coupled to an expansion unit which has ports or other interfaces for coupling to a display, full-size keyboard, network resources and peripheral devices, such as a printer, CD-ROM, and floppy disk drive.

Inventors: Helot; Jacques H. (San Mateo, CA)

Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Company

International Classification: A47B 21/00 (20060101); G06F 1/16 (20060101); H05K 005/00 (); H05K 007/00 ()

Expiration Date: 01/02/2018