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Physical ejection USB port

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When a USB device is inserted, it compresses a spring which then latches.

When the device is "stopped" a solenoid releases the spring, physically ejecting the device.

The DeLuxe version has a servomotor instead of a spring, giving controlled ejection speeds.

The Super DeLuxe Premium version, developed in conjunction with Morton Thiokol, Martin-Baker, Smith & Wesson and Al-Quaeda, uses extruded double-base nitrocellulose propellant instead of a servomotor and/or spring, giving entirely uncontrolled ejection speeds.*

*Void where prohibited. Not recommended for use indoors. May cause death or serious injury if used correctly.

8th of 7, Jul 15 2012

US2004235327 http://www.google.c...CUN3sDMG1iQeR4O2RCA
[xaviergisz, Jul 15 2012]

Cock_20and_20Leap_20USB_20Memory_20Stick sound of small cough.... [xenzag, Jul 15 2012]

Prank_20Thumbdrive [FlyingToaster, Jul 15 2012]

Sirius Cybernetics Corporation http://en.wikipedia...rnetics_Corporation
"Go Stick Your Head in a Pig" [8th of 7, Jul 15 2012]

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       Oooh, and you could play the sound of an old Mac ejecting a floppy!
ytk, Jul 15 2012
  

       Is this for use with silver-tipped USB sticks, as some kind of undead-repellant?   

       I ask purely out of curiosity.
not_morrison_rm, Jul 15 2012
  

       Silver tipped, garlic-impregnated wooden stake … "Van Helsing" brand, ask for it by name…   

       [xav], yes, we have looked at that but crucially the Prior Art makes no reference to servo control.   

       [xen], this is built into the host device, thus saving space & mass in the peripheral - not the same.
8th of 7, Jul 15 2012
  

       This would be great if it found a corrupted file and made the sound of a cat coughing up a fur ball or a "ptuei!" sound as it shot it out.   

       Bun to 8 and Xen.
doctorremulac3, Jul 15 2012
  

       hey [doc] !   

       Mine says "Oh, Yuck !" <link>
FlyingToaster, Jul 15 2012
  

       Bun to FT as well then.   

       And by the way, to anybody else that comes up with an idea that gives computers a little more personality.
doctorremulac3, Jul 15 2012
  

       We hope you're not suggesting building systems with Genuine People Personalities, [doc] ... <link>   

       "Share and Enjoy, Share and Enjoy ..."
8th of 7, Jul 15 2012
  

       This would of course sort out those annoying devices that automatically reconnect whenever they detect that they are not connected - such as immediately after you 'eject' them. (A herring sandwich! I like herring sandwiches.)
spidermother, Jun 30 2013
  

       I thought you were meant to just pull them out, and then click the thankyou button that the computer shows you afterwards?
pocmloc, Jun 30 2013
  
      
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