Having Particular Machine-cover Detail Patents (Class 312/208.3)
  • Patent number: 7971528
    Abstract: There is provided a used-master security system for a printing apparatus that can prohibit the removal of used masters for any type of master and to safely secure used masters by prohibiting the removal of used masters; a used-master security method for a printing apparatus in which the used-master security system of the printing apparatus is used; and a printing apparatus capable of prohibiting the removal of used masters with the used-master security system for a printing apparatus, and having a used-master storage device for storing used-masters provided to the printing apparatus main body and a used-master security device that is capable of prohibiting the removal of used masters inside the used-master storage device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2011
    Assignee: Tohoku Ricoh Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hideyuki Kagawa
  • Patent number: 7303077
    Abstract: A carrying case providing privacy and light shade for a screen of a laptop computer disposed therein. The carrying case includes top and bottom portions movable between closed and open positions, and panels disposed on the interior surface of the case top portion and pivotally movable from flush with the top portion interior surface to form an inverted u-shaped shroud resting on the interior surface of the case bottom portion. The case top and bottom portions, and panels form a five sided cavity, a sixth side being open to permit viewing of the screen of the computer by an operator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2007
    Inventor: Christopher R. Harlocker
  • Patent number: 7000660
    Abstract: A dust cover for a computer keyboard has a rectangular plastic body and two cords. The dust cover can fit any computer keyboard and provide a convenient and reliable way to press keys on the keyboard while simultaneously protecting the keyboard from pathogens and other contaminants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2006
    Inventor: Yu-Pao Chen
  • Patent number: 6705787
    Abstract: A shield for protecting a keyboard assembly includes a one-piece resiliently flexible membrane having a generally planar base overlaying a deck portion of the keyboard assembly, and one or more raised bubbles formed in the membrane and configured to envelope an entire key array or separate or combined key clusters of the keyboard assembly. In a particularly preferred form, a raised bubble enveloping an alpha-numeric and format/command key cluster includes grooves configured to surround and form-fit only alphabetical, numeric, punctuation and symbol keys of the cluster. Thus, a shield adapted for use on the keyboard assembly selected from numerous keyboard assemblies having different key configurations is attained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2004
    Assignee: Speedskin LLC
    Inventors: Deidra B. Jeffries, Claudia D. Nichol, Sandra B. Brazier
  • Patent number: 6558057
    Abstract: A keyboard having a protective lid comprises a keyboard body, a linkage board and a lid. The keyboard body has an accommodation space on rear side thereof and the accommodation space has two pivotal holes on two lateral sides thereof. The linkage board has a front end pivotally connected to the keyboard body. The linkage board has a rear end pivotally connected to a front end of the lid such that the lid can be swung to a backside of the keyboard body and functioned as a mount of the keyboard body and the keyboard body is inclined to a specific angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2003
    Assignee: Silitek Corporation
    Inventor: Winky Lin
  • Publication number: 20030002910
    Abstract: A shield for protecting a keyboard assembly includes a one-piece resiliently flexible membrane having a generally planar base overlaying a deck portion of the keyboard assembly, and one or more raised bubbles formed in the membrane and configured to envelope an entire key array or separate or combined key clusters of the keyboard assembly. Thus, a shield adapted for use on the keyboard assembly selected from numerous keyboard assemblies having different key configurations is attained. In a particularly preferred form, a raised bubble enveloping an alpha-numeric and format/command key cluster includes grooves configured to surround and form-fit only alphabetical, numeric, punctuation and symbol keys of the cluster. The bubble over the alpha-numeric and format/command key cluster includes character inscriptions offset from key indicia to enable simultaneous viewing of each.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2001
    Publication date: January 2, 2003
    Inventors: Deidra B. Jeffries, Claudia D. Nichol, Sandra B. Brazier
  • Patent number: 6491280
    Abstract: A flexible guard panel which may be releasably fastened to or about the front panel of a PC computer tower to protect the buttons on drive openings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2000
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2002
    Inventor: Gary Lee Fishman
  • Patent number: 6402269
    Abstract: A decorative cover for a computer monitor made of a pliable material that enables it to be placed over a computer monitor to protect it from hazardous elements. The decorative cover is also in the form of an animal that will enhance the appeal of the computer to a given group of computer users. There is also a conductive material disposed inside of the decorative cover that helps discharge electrostatic charges from the computer monitor when the cover is placed over the monitor and in contact with a ground.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2002
    Inventor: Ellen Roth
  • Patent number: 6396684
    Abstract: A structure of a tower-type personal computer which minimizes its main body in size, improves an aesthetic property, and efficiently performs a heat cooling process, includes: a frame having its rear portion provided with a rear panel having connectors for connection with peripheral devices, its front lower portion provided with a device drive module installing space so that a disk and the like are inserted thereinto, its front upper portion formed in a round shape curved toward a rear direction, and its one side formed for computer components to be installed; a front panel provided at the front portion of the frame, having its lower portion formed for device drive modules to be installed, and having its upper portion formed in a round shape curved toward a rear direction identically to the upper portion of the frame; a bottom panel forming a bottom portion of the frame; a cover forming an outline by covering the frame; device drive modules installed at the lower portion of the front panel in the frame; a mot
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2002
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventor: Hyun Ho Lee
  • Patent number: 6244546
    Abstract: A cantilevered sliding elbow rest has a cantilevered member slidably mountable into a mounting bracket. The mounting bracket has an opposed facing pair of laterally spaced apart longitudinally extending rails rigidly mounted in parallel spaced apart relation so as to accept the cantilevered member in sliding engagement therebetween. The opposed facing rails have lower opposed longitudinally extending sliding support surfaces on which the cantilevered member may be slidably supported when mounted in sliding engagement on the pair of rails.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 1999
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2001
    Inventor: Orance Plamondon
  • Patent number: 6188450
    Abstract: A cover for a computer monitor is provided which permits storage of office materials in side flaps attached to the cover and which provides a support platforms for holding documents being examined by the user the invention also provides a shield piece which can quickly be placed over the monitor screen to block viewing of the matter being displayed on the monitor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2001
    Inventor: Chad Coons