US Patent No. 10,798,816

TAMPER DETECTION AT ENCLOSURE-TO-BOARD INTERFACE


Patent No. 10,798,816
Issue Date October 06, 2020
Title Tamper Detection At Enclosure-to-board Interface
Inventorship James A. Busby, New Paltz, NY (US)
Arthur J. Higby, Cottekill, NY (US)
David C. Long, Wappingers Falls, NY (US)
Michael J. Fisher, Poughkeepsie, NY (US)
Russell A. Budd, North Salem, NY (US)
Michel Turgeon, Bromont (CA)
Sylvain Tetreault, Bromont (CA)
Assignee INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION, Armonk, NY (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,798,816

1. A tamper-respondent assembly comprising:an enclosure with an edge surface; and
a tamper-respondent sensor, the tamper-respondent sensor covering, at least in part, an inner surface of the enclosure and extending over the edge surface of the enclosure, the tamper-respondent sensor comprising:
at least one tamper-detect circuit, the at least one tamper-detect circuit comprising at least one conductive trace in a tamper-detect pattern; and
wherein the tamper-respondent sensor includes exposed regions and unexposed regions of the at least one conductive trace at the edge surface of the enclosure to facilitate an adhesive directly contacting the at least one conductive trace in the exposed regions.