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Attachment Method for Notebook Computer Peripherals

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000115308D
Original Publication Date: 1995-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-30
Document File: 2 page(s) / 66K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Nelson, FA: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

Described is the use of a non-rigid plastic holster to attach an option of nonstandard size to a variety of notebook computers having different sizes, shapes, and textures. The attachment is performed in a nondestructive manner preserving the detachability of the option.

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Attachment Method for Notebook Computer Peripherals

      Described is the use of a non-rigid plastic holster to attach
an option of nonstandard size to a variety of notebook computers
having different sizes, shapes, and textures.  The attachment is
performed in a nondestructive manner preserving the detachability of
the option.

      Without this feature, notebook computer options are typically
devices having standard sizes and shapes, such as cards built
according to the standards of the PCMCIA (Personal Computer Memory
Card International Association).  devices having non- standard shapes
that are small enough to attach to a notebook computer without
concern for shape, such as the tethered radios and antennae used for
wireless LANs (Local Area Networks), or large devices in non-standard
shapes which are attached to notebook computers only by cables.

      Fig. 1 is an isometric view of the holster 10, and Fig. 2 is an
isometric view of the holster securing an electronic device 12
against the back of display portion 14 of a notebook computer 16.
The holster 10 attaches to computer 12 by means of three VELCRO*
fastening strips 18, which, together with a perimeter sealing edge
20, keep the holster slightly above the back of the display to
accommodate a variety of raised design features existing on most
notebook computer models.  The sealing edge 20 preserves a slim,
unified appearance of notebook computer 16 with electronic device 12.

      Holster 10 i...