(12) United States Patent

(12) United States Patent
US008699215B2
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United States Patent
(10) Patent N0.:
(45) Date of Patent:
Whitt, 111 et a].
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FLEXIBLE HINGE SPINE
US 8,699,215 B2
Apr. 15, 2014
Field of Classi?cation Search
USPC ........................ .. 361/679.09, 679.15, 679.17,
(75) Inventors: David Otto Whitt, III, Sammamish, WA
361/679.27*679.29; 345/168, 169; 400/472
See application ?le for complete search history.
(US); Eric Joseph Wahl, Kirkland, WA
(US); David C. Vandervoort, Seattle,
WA (US); Todd David Pleake,
Sammamish, WA (US); Rob Huala,
Bellevue, WA (US); Summer L.
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Schneider, Seattle, WA (US); Robyn
Rebecca Reed McLaughlin, Seattle,
WA (US); Matthew David Mickelson,
Seattle, WA (US); Joel Lawrence Pelley,
Bellevue, WA (US); Timothy C. Shaw,
Sammamish, WA (US); Ralf Groene,
Kirkland, WA (US); Hua Wang,
578,325 A
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FOREIGN PATENT DOCUMENTS
103455149
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OTHER PUBLICATIONS
“ACPI Docking for Windows Operating Systems”, Retrieved from:
(73) Assignee: Microsoft Corporation, Redmond, WA
(Us)
Notice:
12/2013
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Sammamish, WA (US); Christopher
Harry Stoumbos, Sammamish, WA
(US); Karsten Aagaard, Monroe, WA
(Us)
3/1897 Fleming
Subject to any disclaimer, the term of this
patent is extended or adjusted under 35
U.S.C. 154(b) by 0 days.
<http://WWW.scritube.com/limba/engleza/software/ACPI-Docking
f0r-Wind0ws-Opera331824193.php> on Jul. 6, 2012, 10 pages.
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Primary Examiner * Ramon Barrera
(74) Attorney, Agent, or Firm * Tony Azure; Andrew
Sanders; Micky Minhas
(21) Appl. No.: 13/563,435
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Filed:
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Jul. 31, 2012
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Flexible hinge spine techniques are described. In one or more
implementations, a ?exible hinge is con?gured to communi
catively and physically couple an input device to a computing
device and may implement functionality such as a support
layer and minimum bend radius. The input device may also
Prior Publication Data
US 2013/0301199 A1
Nov. 14, 2013
Related US. Application Data
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ABSTRACT
include functionality to promote a secure physical connection
Continuation of application No. 13/470,633, ?led on
May 14, 2012, now Pat. No. 8,498,100.
between the input device and the computing device. One
example of this includes use of one or more protrusions that
are con?gured to be removed from respective cavities of the
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computing device along a particular axis but mechanically
(2006.01)
US. Cl.
USPC .......... .. 361/679.21; 361/679.27; 361/679.28;
bind along other axes. Other techniques include use of a
laminate structure to form a connection portion of the input
device.
361/679.29; 361/679.3; 361/679.43; 361/679.58;
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