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Laptop Device Locking Mechanism

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000123812D
Original Publication Date: 1999-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Apr-05
Document File: 1 page(s) / 26K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Hsu, J: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

Disclosed is a method of design to improve security for portable computing devices. The idea is to incorporate a key lock and rod/hook mechanism into the casing design of portable computers (laptops/notebooks/thinkpads/etc.).

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Laptop Device Locking Mechanism

   Disclosed is a method of design to improve security for
portable computing devices.  The idea is to incorporate a key lock
and rod/hook mechanism into the casing design of portable computers
(laptops/notebooks/thinkpads/etc.).

   By using a key lock and a rod/hook mechanism, the internal
devices (hard drive, CD-ROM, DVD, battery, etc.) of laptops can be
secured to the casing (refer to Fig. 1).  Presently, internal laptop
devices snap into contacts or pin assemblies.  Once in the laptop, a
key can be inserted into the key hole and turned to lock the devices
to the casing.  A metallic rod and hook mechanism can rotate into a
bottom opening of a laptop device (refer to Fig. 2).  This will
prevent the laptop device from being removed once it's lock in.