Khyber Technologies announces the licensing availability of US Patent 8,783,574 B2. This patent was filed in 2005, with a priority date of May 5th, 2004. The patent was published on July 22nd, 2014.
From the US Patent Abstract:
The invention relates to a peripheral unit system that provides a universally usable system for adding peripheral functions to off-the-shelf handheld host devices of variable size and configuration.
The deployment of such a Size-Adaptable Add-On Module adds new functions to smartphones and tablets of different sizes. This is especially suited for vertical enterprise applications.
Specifically, the module captures a PDA between two arms on the module. These arms are adjustable via screw to adapt to PDAs of different widths. A drop-in cradle charges the now integrated unit in similar fashion as conventional Auto-ID units. A prototype developed by Khyber Technologies for a client and the concept has been successfully proven and enhanced because of the development.
For more application specific information and a full presentation of Khyber IP, please read this latest blog post.