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Clothes-Pin Tether

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000100753D
Original Publication Date: 1990-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-16
Document File: 2 page(s) / 52K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Rachui, RA: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

Described is an arrangement which provides an economical, reliable and easily installed physical security for a portable and/or desktop device.

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Clothes-Pin Tether

       Described is an arrangement which provides an economical,
reliable and easily installed physical security for a portable and/or
desktop device.

      The arrangement consists of a vinyl clad cable 1, two
(identical) brackets 4, and a commercial lock 8.

      A rectangular-shaped opening 5 is provided in the rear panel 9
of the device 3.  Assembly to the rear panel is by having the curved
edge 6 of the brackets together and in a vertical position (see
figure), with the curved edges 6 being placed through the rectangular
opening 5 of the rear panel.  The brackets are than pivoted toward
each other, the top down and the bottom up.

      A space 10 is created between the brackets 4 after pivoting.
The vinyl clad cable 1, having a closed loop 2,7 on each end,
provides the tether to a permanent structure. After wrapping the
cable around a permanent structure (not shown), one loop 2 is passed
over the other loop 7, creating a closed circumference around the
permanent structure.  The loose loop 7 is placed in the space 10
created by the assembled brackets 4.  A commercially available
padlock 8 is passed through the cable loop 7 and hole 11 provided in
each bracket.  Thus the device 3 becomes physically secured to a
permanent structure.

      This arrangement has a number of advantages.
1.   Lock arrangement may be added or removed without opening the
device.
2.   A unique economical, simple and reliable method.
3.   Appl...