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Compact USB and PS/2 Combo Connector for USB and PS/2 Combo Mouse

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000012139D
Original Publication Date: 2003-Apr-11
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Apr-11
Document File: 3 page(s) / 126K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Disclosed is a compact connector for Mouse which has USB and PS/2 combination interface. The compact connector saves space around PS/2 mouse port when the mouse is attaced to PS/2 mouse port.

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JP820020515 Akihiko Nadaguchi/Japan/IBM Shinichi Uchida

Compact USB and PS/2 Combo Connector for USB and PS/2 Combo Mouse

    Disclosed is a compact connector for Mouse which has USB and PS/2 combination interface. Mice for personal computer has the following interfaces:

    PS/2 interface USB interface PS/2 and USB interface If the mouse has PS/2 and USB interface, USB to PS/2 adapter is attached usually.(Fig. 1).

Fig. 1 Conventional adapter (USB to PS/2)

If the mouse is used as PS/2 mouse and attached to the computer, at least 8cm is required to connect the adapter to PS/2 mouse port.(Fig. 2)

Fig.2 Mouse attached with PS/2 interface

The compact cnnector for USB and PS/2 interface mouse requires 50mm to connect the mouse with PS/2 interface. It is the same length as the connector for the conventional PS/2 Mouse. (Fig. 3)

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Fig. 3 Compact connector for PS/2 mouse port

This adapter consists from the following three parts(Fig. 4):

Connector base USB connector PS/2 connector

Fig. 4 Parts

If the mouse is connected with USB port on the computer. USB Connector part is connected with the connector base part. Otherwise, PS/2 connector part is connected with the connector base.

Dimensions of the connector base part and USB connector part is compatible with dimensions of USB specifications. (Fig 6)

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