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Enhanced Notebook Computer Package

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000115451D
Original Publication Date: 1995-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-30
Document File: 2 page(s) / 56K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Nee, WJ: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

This invention provides for notebook computer tilt, protection of connectors, physical security, secure carrying in a ring binder along with written materials needed such as software documentation.

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Enhanced Notebook Computer Package

      This invention provides for notebook computer tilt, protection
of connectors, physical security, secure carrying in a ring binder
along with written materials needed such as software documentation.

      Laptops are small, somewhat fragile, and often the user needs
such items as written information about use of a program, phone
numbers, and the like when he or she is using the computer.

      The invention is the inclusion of a hinged plate on the back of
the notebook computer.  This hinged plate is connected to the
computer with a "piano hinge" or other such flexible connection that
allows the plate to pivot.  The plate will have round or elongated
holes in it to allow the rings of a conventional ring binder to go
through them and hold the entire computer in the ring binder.  The
hinge mechanism will allow the plate to swing such that the computer
is held securely without binding or mechanical stress.  Keeping the
notebook computer in a ring binder offers a large degree of
mechanical protection from bumping, jarring, dropping, and spills.
Associated paper materials such as instructions for computer and/or
program use can also be held in a conventional manner by the rings,
thus keeping the computer and related paper in the same place.  When
the computer is removed from the ring binder the plate can be swung
up to cover the back of the computer, protecting any rear Personal
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