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Protective Storgage for an Adapter Plug for a Mobile Device

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000130510D
Publication Date: 2005-Oct-25
Document File: 3 page(s) / 14K

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Abstract

An electric adapter plug on a mobile device power supply is vulnerable to breakage. Certain adapter plugs are removable, consisting of a small thin plasitc base and two prongs (for the North American standard electric plug). It is easily broken by mishandling during travel, and it can poke through thin nylon carrying cases. Furthermore, if it is removed from its usual place on the charger, it can be lost, rendering the charger useless.

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ADAPTER PLUG PROTECTIVE STORAGE

Protective Storgage for an Adapter Plug for a

Mobile

Device

Disclosed Anonymously

An electric adapter plug on a mobile device power supply is vulnerable to breakage. Certain adapter plugs are removable, consisting of a small thin plasitc base and two prongs (for the North American standard electric plug). It is easily broken by mishandling during travel, and it can poke through thin nylon carrying cases. Furthermore, if it is removed from its usual place on the charger, it can be lost, rendering the charger useless.

The proposed solution solves the problems as follows:

   1. It provides a means of easily storing the plug in the power adapter to protect

           it from breakage by shielding the plug's prongs.

   2. This storage also prevents the loss of the plug, since it is stored in the adapter.

   3. The storage of the North American adapter plug allows other (

UK

, European, or other) adapter plugs to be used while the North American adapter plug is secure in its stored position. Since it is secured in the storage position rather than being loose, its loss is prevented.

The proposed solution provides a means of safeguarding the North American adapter plug that is totally removable from the charger (power adapter). There is now no protected storage method for the adapter plug. It is vulnerable to breakage or causing damage to the case is may be carried in. It is also vulnerable to loss when separated from the adapter.

The solution uses a North American adapter plug that is permanently fastened to the power adapter; it rotates from an extended position to a protected position.

 


 
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