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A touch sensitive slide method of opening an IBM Thinkpad CD Tray

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000031507D
Original Publication Date: 2004-Sep-27
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Sep-27

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

The current invention relieves the user of searching for small buttons to open the CD tray. A thin, touch sensitive strip would be applied along the front of the CD tray, that would trigger the CD tray to open when the user slides a finger along the strip. Users could remain in their normal posture and simply slide their finger along the side of their laptop with little regard to exactly where the CD tray is.