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Exansion slot adapter for a palm held computer

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US20020068487A1
US20020068487A1 US09737571 US73757100A US2002068487A1 US 20020068487 A1 US20020068487 A1 US 20020068487A1 US 09737571 US09737571 US 09737571 US 73757100 A US73757100 A US 73757100A US 2002068487 A1 US2002068487 A1 US 2002068487A1
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Abstract

A slot set of a palm held compute for receiving multiple function cards simultaneously comprises a personal digital card and an adapting seat. The personal digital assistant has a receiving groove thereon. A bottom of the receiving groove is installed with an electrically connecting terminal set. The adapting seat has a receptacle at a lower end thereof. The receptacle is communicated with the electrically connecting terminal set. A plurality of slots are installed on the adapting seat. The bottom of each slot is installed with a terminal seat communicated with the receptacle for being inserted by function cards of different or the same specification. Thereby, the palm held computer is suitable for function cards of different specifications. If function cards of different specifications are to be read, it is necessary to update cards or download data.

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    FIELD OF THE INVENTION
  • [0001]
    The present invention relates to a slot set of a palm held compute for receiving multiple function cards simultaneously. Thereby, the palm held computer is suitable for function cards of different or identical specification.
  • BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION
  • [0002]
    A palm held computer (personal digital assistant) is a microcomputer, wherein the user inputs from the function keys on the panel or by a pen to select data or instructions thereon so as to perform related instructions.
  • [0003]
    Referring to FIG. 1, in general, a palm held microcomputer 60 has a slot 65 at a back side thereof for being inserted by a function card 80, such as SM cards (smart media card), MD cards (mini disk card); SD cards (secure digital card) or CF card (compact flash card). The power of the function card 80 is from the inner circuit unit in the palm held microcomputer 60. The function card 80 has a control unit 70 therein. The control unit 70 is communicated with the circuit unit as the function card 80 and the palm held microcomputer 60 are combined as an integral body.
  • [0004]
    Since the palm held microcomputer 60 has only single one slot for using a single function. A plurality of function cards with different or the same specification can not be used at the same time. If function cards of different specifications are to be read, it is necessary to update cards or download data.
  • SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION
  • [0005]
    Accordingly, the primary object of the present invention is to provide a slot set of a palm held compute for receiving multiple function cards simultaneously, which comprises a personal digital assistant and an adapting seat. The personal digital assistant has a receiving groove thereon. A bottom of the receiving groove is installed with an electrically connecting terminal set. The adapting seat has a receptacle at a lower end thereof. The receptacle is communicated with the electrically connecting terminal set. A plurality of slots are installed on the adapting seat. The bottom of each slot is installed with a terminal seat communicated with the receptacle for being inserted by function cards of different or the same specification. If function cards of different specifications are to be read, it is necessary to update cards or download data.
  • [0006]
    Another object of the present invention is to provide a slot set of a palm held compute for receiving multiple function cards simultaneously. Thereby, the palm held computer is suitable for function cards of different or identical specification.
  • [0007]
    The various objects and advantages of the present invention will be more readily understood from the following detailed description when read in conjunction with the appended drawing.
  • BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS
  • [0008]
    [0008]FIG. 1 is an exploded view of a prior art palm held microcomputer.
  • [0009]
    [0009]FIG. 2 is a perspective view of the palm held computer in the present invention.
  • [0010]
    [0010]FIG. 3 is an exploded view of the palm held computer of the present invention.
  • [0011]
    [0011]FIG. 4 is a cross sectional view of the adapting seat according to the present invention.
  • [0012]
    [0012]FIG. 5 is an exploded view of the second embodiment in the present invention.
  • [0013]
    [0013]FIG. 6 is an exploded view of third embodiment in the present invention.
  • [0014]
    [0014]FIG. 7 is an exploded view of the fourth embodiment in the present invention.
  • DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENTS
  • [0015]
    Referring to FIGS. 2 to 4, the slot set of a palm held computer according to the present invention is illustrated. The slot set of a palm held computer includes a machine body 1 of a personal digital assistant (PDA) and an adapting seat 2.
  • [0016]
    The machine body 1 is installed with a display plate. A window 11 and function keys 12 are installed on the plate. The inner circuit unit thereof has a function of storage. Thereby, the user may select desired numbers and icons on the window 11 using the function keys 12 so that the object of storage and recording is achieved. The back panel of the machine body 1 is installed with a receiving groove 13 for being inserted by the adapting seat 2. A bottom opposite to the receiving groove 13 is mounted with an electrically connecting terminal set 14. The electrically connecting terminal set 14 is communicated with the circuit unit 16. A battery cover 15 is installed adjacent to the receiving groove 13. The battery cover 15 has batteries therein for supplying power to the circuit unit 16.
  • [0017]
    The two lateral surfaces of the adapting seat 2 are formed with respective sliding grooves 21 for being combined with the receiving groove 13 of the machine body 1. A bottom of the adapting seat 2 is installed with a receptacle 22. The receptacle 22 is firmly secured to a circuit board 20. A plurality of adjacent slots are installed on the adapting seat 2. In the embodiment of the present invention, there are three slots. The bottom of each slot 23 is installed with a receptacle 22 communicated with the terminal seat 24 for being inserted by three functional cards (not shown), such as SM card, SD card, MD card, or CF card. A recess 25 is formed between two sliding grooves 21 of the adapting seat 2. Thereby, the user may push the adapting seat 2 into the receiving groove 13 of the machine body 1, or extract the adapting seat 2 from the machine body 1.
  • [0018]
    Thereby, the palm held computer can be suitable for the function cards without modification for function cards with different specifications.
  • [0019]
    Referring to FIG. 5, in the present invention, two slots 23, 23′ can be formed on one lateral surface of the adapting seat 2.
  • [0020]
    Referring to FIG. 6, in the present invention, four adjacent slots 23 can be formed on one lateral surface of the adapting seat 2.
  • [0021]
    Referring to FIG. 7, in the present invention, one lateral surface of the adapting seat 2 is formed with two slots 23 and at another adjacent surface is installed with another two slots 23.
  • [0022]
    Thereby, the user may insert the function card into the slots 23 (23′) of the adapting seat 2 at the same time. Thereby, the machine body 1 may read data in the function card.
  • [0023]
    In summary, the present invention has the following advantage:
  • [0024]
    1. A plurality of cards can be used on the adapting seat.
  • [0025]
    2. It is unnecessary to update or download for function cards of different specifications.
  • [0026]
    3. The user may select as required.
  • [0027]
    Although the present invention has been described with reference to the preferred embodiments, it will be understood that the invention is not limited to the details described thereof. Various substitutions and modifications have been suggested in the foregoing description, and others will occur to those of ordinary skill in the art. Therefore, all such substitutions and modifications are intended to be embraced within the scope of the invention as defined in the appended claims.

Claims (6)

What is claimed is:
1. A slot set of a palm held compute for receiving multiple function cards simultaneously comprising:
a personal digital assistant having a receiving groove thereon, a bottom of the receiving groove being installed with an electrically connecting terminal set; and
an adapting seat having a receptacle at a lower end thereof; the receptacle being communicated with the electrically connecting terminal set; a plurality of slots being installed on the adapting seat; a bottom of each slot being installed with a terminal seat communicated with the receptacle for being inserted by function cards of different or the same specification;
whereby the palm held computer is suitable for function cards of different specifications.
2. The slot set of a palm held compute for receiving multiple function cards simultaneously as claimed in claim 1, wherein the slots are installed on one lateral surface of the adapting seat.
3. The slot set of a palm held compute for receiving multiple function cards simultaneously as claimed in claim 1, wherein the slots are installed at different lateral surfaces of the adapting seat.
4. The slot set of a palm held compute for receiving multiple function cards simultaneously as claimed in claim 1, wherein a recess portion is installed between two sliding grooves of the adapting seat.
5. The slot set of a palm held compute for receiving multiple function cards simultaneously as claimed in claim 1, wherein the receptacle is firmly secured to a circuit board.
6. The slot set of a palm held compute for receiving multiple function cards simultaneously as claimed in claim 1, wherein the function cards are at least one of the SM cards (smart media card), MD cards (mini disk card); SD cards (secure digital card) or CF card (compact flash card).
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