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Data port security lock

United States Patent

June 24, 2008
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In a security apparatus for securing an electrical connector, a plug may be fitted for insertion into a connector receptacle compliant with a connector standard. The plug has at least one aperture adapted to engage at least one latch in the connector receptacle. An engagement member is adapted to partially extend through at least one aperture and lock to at least one structure within the connector receptacle.
Quinby; Joseph D. (Albuquerque, NM), Hall; Clarence S. (Albuquerque, NM)
Sandia Corporation (Albuquerque, NM)
11/ 133,869
May 19, 2005
BACKGROUND This invention was developed under Contract DE-AC04-94AL85000 between Sandia Corporation and the U.S. Department of Energy. The U.S. Government has certain rights in this invention.