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Snap Together Cover Assembly and Sensors Utilized to Enhance Computer Security

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000034381D
Original Publication Date: 1989-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-27

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Wittmann, EG Zarger, CA [+details]

Abstract

A computer cover (sheath) design concept is shown which, when used with piezoelectric sensors, will enhance the physical security of electronic modules and connectors by minimizing the vulnerability to unauthorized probing. Referring to the figure, a protective sheath 10 is utilized to encapsulate a circuit board populated with integrated circuit modules. The sheath is comprised of a front section 11 and back section 12 which is snap-fastened together around the perimeter to form sheath 10. A long "U"-shaped channel secures the sections together along the overlapping regions at the edges. See points 13 of cross-section A. Another type of snap-fastener 14, shown in cross-section A and in detail A, is located mid-way down front section 11 and back section 12.