Patents by Inventor Tobin C. Laursen

Tobin C. Laursen has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 6062887
    Abstract: To accommodate two different electronic cards, such as a subscriber identity card and a flash memory card, in an electronic device (100), such as a cellular telephone, a dual card reader (214) is employed. The dual card reader (214) has a reader housing (222) and two sets of contacts (410 and 412) carried on the reader housing (222). The dual card reader (214) further has a drawer (224) adapted for receipt by the reader housing (222). The drawer (224) is further adapted to receive a first electronic card (300) having a first size and a second electronic card (302) having a second size different from the first size.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 1998
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2000
    Assignee: Motorola, Inc.
    Inventors: David C. Schuster, Robert J. Stinauer, II, Tobin C. Laursen