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Disposable Cover For A Keyboard

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000004407D
Publication Date: 2000-Nov-08
Document File: 1 page(s) / 172K

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Abstract

The present invention is a disposable and removable cover for computer keyboards that protects the keyboard from the dirt, fluids, and dust present in many workplaces that use computers. The keyboard covering is a transparent, flexible material that is rolled off a roll much like everyday kitchen plastic wrap.

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Disposable Cover For A Keyboard

The use of personal computers increases daily. No longer limited to office use, many "blue collar" professions such as auto mechanics and factory workers must use computer keyboards as part of their daily work routines. However, these workers must still perform other work-related tasks in addition to computer use that may involve wet or dirty conditions. The present invention is a disposable and removable cover for computer keyboards that protects the keyboard from the dirt, fluids, and dust present in many workplaces that use computers. The keyboard covering is a transparent, flexible material that is rolled off a roll much like everyday kitchen plastic wrap.

Figure 1 shows a standard keyboard 100. Roller 210 is attached to the standard keyboard via L-brackets 230. The keyboard cover material 205 is mounted in a cylindrical manner around roller 210 and includes a locking mechanism 220. The cover material 205 is made of a soft plastic material manufactured as one piece, with perforations at 30 centimeter intervals.

In use, a typist rolls off cover material 205 from roller 210 and attaches cover material 205 to a locking mechanism 220. When the cover material 205 becomes soiled, a typist simply removes cover material from locking mechanism 220, unrolls a new 30 centimeter piece of cover material from roller 210, and tears off the old cover material at the perforations.