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Environmentally Hardened TrackPoint Device

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000014885D
Original Publication Date: 2001-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-20

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Disclosed is an enhanced design of the IBM 'TrackPoint' pointing device used primarily on the IBM ThinkPad series of laptop computers. This design addresses the market for durable or hardened devices that exceed normal operating environments. The design provides the following enhancements: Resistance to rain and weather Resistance to chemical and biological attack agents Withstands rough usage and handling