Thumb drive with retractable USB connector

  • US 20050130468A1
  • Filed: 07/29/2004
  • Published: 06/16/2005
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/10/2003
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A thumb drive comprising:

  • on-board memory for storing digital information;

    a male USB connector coupled to the on-board memory for connecting to a USB port of a computer appliance; and

    an extension/retraction mechanism coupled to the connector and on-board memory for extending the connector from an enclosure of the drive and for retracting the connector when not in use.

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