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Stored Media And Connector Security

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000119414D
Original Publication Date: 1991-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Apr-01
Document File: 1 page(s) / 40K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Rachui, RA: AUTHOR

Abstract

Described is a security device arrangement that physically locks a connector cable to the device and protects access device connector and stored media when the connector cable is not attached.

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Stored Media And Connector Security

      Described is a security device arrangement that physically
locks a connector cable to the device and protects access device
connector and stored media when the connector cable is not attached.

      A key lock (1) is located over the channel (see Fig. 1) leading
to the access connector (not shown) of the device (2).  The key lock
(1) is incorporated with a number of different lobes (3,4) which
rotate when activated.  With the external connector cable (4) not
attached, a lobe (3) blocks the channel entrance (see Fig. 1) to the
access device connector and stored media.  A secondary lobe (4)
restricts access and visibility of the device address switch (behind
lobe 4).

      Prior to attachment of the connector cable media (5) to the
device (2), the lobes (3,4) are rotated out of the way to permit
channel entrance.  After media (5) and device (2) connector
attachment, rotation of the key lock lobes can be returned to their
original position.  A groove (6) in the cable media (5) matches the
arc of the key lock lobe (3), thus securing the connector cable with
connector media directly to the device (2).

      Disclosed anonymously.