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Terminal Keys With Anti-Static Pads

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000036267D
Original Publication Date: 1989-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-28

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Pickover, CA Reed, AR [+details]

Abstract

Described here is a means of discharging electrostatic voltages each time a keyboard is used. A thin tape is provided on all or selected keys. The tape has two outer conductive vinyl layers and a middle carbon layer. The pad provides a discharge path for static electricity.