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Single-use USB port protector

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A single-use Universal Serial Bus port protector having a top piece and a tongued planar surface, where the top piece includes a rectangular surface, a rectangular planar surface, a slotted planar surface, and at least one lever breakably attached to the slotted planar surface, and where the tongued planar surface includes two rails and two projections, where the top piece and the tongued planar surface are slideably insertable into a Universal Serial Bus port to ensure that no electrical connection is made to the Universal Serial Bus port when the top piece and the tongued planar surface are so inserted, where the at least one lever engages with at least one of the rails of the tongued planar surface upon insertion, and where the at least one lever breaks off when the Universal Serial Bus port protector is removed from the Universal Serial Bus port.

Inventors: 
Mosholder, Gary S.
Patent Number: 
Technical domain: 
Electronics and Energy
FIle Date: 
2011-12-07
Grant Date: 
2013-04-09
Grant time: 
489 days
Grant time percentile rank: 
8
Claim count percentile rank: 
3
Citations percentile rank: 
3
'Cited by' percentile rank: 
1
Assignee: 
US DIRECTOR NAT SECURITY AGENC