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Laptop Computer Handle

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000118610D
Original Publication Date: 1997-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Apr-01
Document File: 2 page(s) / 22K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Becker, CH: AUTHOR

Abstract

Disclosed is a simple idea: a handle built into a laptop computer.

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Laptop Computer Handle

      Disclosed is a simple idea: a handle built into a laptop
computer.

      Laptop computers are really great, but they are not
particularly easy to carry around.  Typically, they must be packed in
a case of some sort in order to transport them.  This inhibits
spontaneity, since it is actually somewhat of a hassle to pack up a
laptop.  Some means are needed to allow transport of the laptop
quickly and easily for spontaneous movement.  This way, it can be
carried to a  meeting or other places with ease.

      The solution is to build a handle into the case of the laptop
so that transporting it involves simply closing the lid and picking
it up.  Ideally, the handle would be located on the back by the
"hinge":
     |
     |
     |                -------    <> is the handle
   <>o=======      <>o=======     o is the hinge
       open           closed
      laptop          laptop

The handle might be recessed into the case so that it flips out for
easy carrying or it could simply be cast as an integral part of the
casing.