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Keyboard Garage

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000099698D
Original Publication Date: 1990-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-15
Document File: 2 page(s) / 46K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Alfonso, PM: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

This article describes a keyboard garage with a sliding drawer which protects a computer system keyboard from a hostile environment and discourages tampering.

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Keyboard Garage

       This article describes a keyboard garage with a sliding
drawer which protects a computer system keyboard from a hostile
environment and discourages tampering.

      Referring to the drawings, Fig. 1 is a perspective view of the
keyboard garage showing the drawer tray storage area. Fig. 2 is a
side view of the garage with the door completely open.  The garage
has an opening in its front end into which the drawer tray having a
storage area for a keyboard is slidably mounted.  A handle is mounted
on the front of the drawer for operating the drawer.  When in closed
position, the drawer front covers the opening in the garage.  This
protects the keyboard from foreign particles inhibiting its
performance.  When in the tray, two-thirds of the keyboard can be
extended beyond the front of the computer CPU.  This allows the user
to be farther away from the monitor that accompanies the system, thus
getting a better viewing angle. The top of the garage serves as a
platform for the monitor. The garage is fastened to the top of the
processor and the monitor is fastened to the top of the garage to aid
in securing the system when being moved.