Patent Number: 6,332,658

Title: Lock device for expansion unit in computer

Abstract: A lock device is provided that easily enables attachment and detachment ofan expansion unit to and from a computer body such as of a notebookpersonal computer. The lock device includes a pivotal piece near anexpansion-unit insertion slot in the computer body, a first element thatextends along a moving direction of the expansion unit, which moves in anextending direction by the pivoting action of the pivotal piece, andincludes a press portion that presses the expansion unit when theexpansion unit is to be released, and a second element engageable with anengagement portion of the expansion unit, the second element beingdisengageable from the engagement portion when the first element moves.

Inventors: Sato; Masahiko (Kawasaki, JP), Ohnishi; Masuo (Kawasaki, JP)


International Classification: G06F 1/16 (20060101); G11B 33/02 (20060101); G11B 25/04 (20060101); H05K 007/18 ()

Expiration Date: 12/25/2014