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Securing Accessories to a Computer System

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000118196D
Original Publication Date: 1996-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Apr-01
Document File: 2 page(s) / 23K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Denny, IM: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

Unauthorized removal of plug-in accessories such as the mouse or the keyboard from a computer system can cause inconvenience and financial loss.

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Securing Accessories to a Computer System

      Unauthorized removal of plug-in accessories such as the mouse
or the keyboard from a computer system can cause inconvenience and
financial loss.

      The Figure shows an arrangement which provides significant
enhancement to the security of such a system.  The system unit
chassis 1 is slotted at its rear edge 3 so that the accessory cables
4, 5 may be looped therethrough to be retained when the cover 2 is
secured to the chassis 1.  The slots are wide enough to accommodate
the cables but too narrow for the accessories or their connectors to
pass through.