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Roller Cover For A Keyboard

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000004378D
Publication Date: 2000-Oct-19
Document File: 1 page(s) / 13K

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Abstract

This article of manufacture is directed to keyboard covers for personal computers, and more specifically to functional covers to keep out dirt, dust and unwanted entry. In general, a personal computer keyboard cover is described which is useful for personal computer owners who wish to keep the keyboard clean and free from unwanted use.

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Roller Cover For A Keyboard

This article of manufacture is directed to keyboard covers for personal computers, and more specifically to functional covers to keep out dirt, dust and unwanted entry. In general, a personal computer keyboard cover is described which is useful for personal computer owners who wish to keep the keyboard clean and free from unwanted use.

The cover is a roller-type removable cover which protects the keyboard from dirt, fluids, and unwanted use.

Figure 1 shows a standard keyboard 100. Roller 210 is attached to the standard keyboard via L-brackets 230. The keyboard cover is mounted in a cylindrical manner around roller 210 and includes a cover material 205, and a locking mechanism 220. The cover material 205 is made of a soft vinyl material manufactured as one piece. Further, Figure 1 shows a two-piece locking mechanism 220 where first piece is sewn to bottom portion of cover material 205 front end. Second piece of locking mechanism 220 is adhered to front plane of keyboard. Bracket 230 is attached to both sides of keyboard side planes (as shown in Figure 1). Using Velcro-type material, first piece is attached to bracket 230, shown above, and second piece is adhered to side plane of keyboard 100, thereby connecting bracket 230 to side plane of keyboard 100. Further, bracket 230 is connected using screw (not shown) through bracket 230 and into roller 210 to connect both brackets to roller 210.