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CONNECTOR INTERPOSER LOCK

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000185692D
Original Publication Date: 2009-Jul-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2009-Jul-31
Document File: 2 page(s) / 41K

Publishing Venue

Lenovo

Abstract

Disclosed is a connector interposer concept which provides a convenient method of physical asset security by reducing the number of steps required to secure an electronic asset but still providing physical security at a level equal to today’s solutions.

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CONNECTOR INTERPOSER

LOCK

Disclosed is a connector interposer concept which provides a convenient method of physical asset security by reducing the number of steps required to secure an electronic asset but still providing physical security at a level equal to today’s solutions. Physical security of notebook computers and electronic assets is a major concern in the industry. However current “locking slot” mechanism solutions are very inconvenient.  This is due to multiple alignment issues and the fact that it requires the user to take multiple steps to enter and leave their work stations. This inconvenience often causes users to break well intentioned company policies and not use the locks.

The connector design presented creates a “security interposer” which has, at one end, the standard data or power input receptacle. At the other end, it has a secure connector which passes through data and power signal and features a mechanical locking mechanism. The electronic asset to be secured has a modified receptacle port which accepts standard plugs in addition to the security interposer. The modified receptacle is reinforced and has holes in the port which would accept one-way locking arms from the interposer plug. The interposer has a mechanical or electronic method of releasing these arms once the security interposer is plugged in and...

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