Patent Number: 6,480,376

Title: Elevationally adjustable portable computer docking station

Abstract: A portable computer docking station housing is provided on its bottom sidewith a support foot structure which is pivotable relative to the housingto prop it up on a horizontal work station surface in a selectivelyvariable one of a series of different front-to-rear tilt angles thereon.This permits the opened display screen of a docked portable computerdisposed on the top side of the docking station housing to be selectivelyadjusted upwardly and downwardly in a vertical plane to accommodate theheight and viewing preferences of a user of the docked computer. Aspecially designed spring-loaded, manually operable clutch mechanism isuseable to releasably lock the support foot in its selected pivotalorientation relative to the housing. Various peripheral device connectionports are conveniently incorporated in the support foot.

Inventors: Nguyen; Minh H. (Katy, TX), Youens; John E. (Magnolia, TX)


International Classification: G06F 1/16 (20060101); G06F 001/16 ()

Expiration Date: 11/12014