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1. US20160077843 - Inductive peripheral retention device

Office
United States of America
Application Number 14486381
Application Date 15.09.2014
Publication Number 20160077843
Publication Date 17.03.2016
Grant Number 09424048
Grant Date 23.08.2016
Publication Kind B2
IPC
H01R 31/00
HELECTRICITY
01BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS
RELECTRICALLY-CONDUCTIVE CONNECTIONS; STRUCTURAL ASSOCIATIONS OF A PLURALITY OF MUTUALLY-INSULATED ELECTRICAL CONNECTING ELEMENTS; COUPLING DEVICES; CURRENT COLLECTORS
31Coupling parts supported only by co-operation with counterpart
G06F 9/44
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING OR COUNTING
FELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
9Arrangements for program control, e.g. control units
06using stored programs, i.e. using an internal store of processing equipment to receive or retain programs
44Arrangements for executing specific programs
G06F 13/10
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING OR COUNTING
FELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
13Interconnection of, or transfer of information or other signals between, memories, input/output devices or central processing units
10Program control for peripheral devices
H01R 31/06
HELECTRICITY
01BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS
RELECTRICALLY-CONDUCTIVE CONNECTIONS; STRUCTURAL ASSOCIATIONS OF A PLURALITY OF MUTUALLY-INSULATED ELECTRICAL CONNECTING ELEMENTS; COUPLING DEVICES; CURRENT COLLECTORS
31Coupling parts supported only by co-operation with counterpart
06Intermediate parts for linking two coupling parts, e.g. adapter
G06F 1/26
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING OR COUNTING
FELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
1Details not covered by groups G06F3/-G06F13/82
26Power supply means, e.g. regulation thereof
H02J 7/02
HELECTRICITY
02GENERATION, CONVERSION, OR DISTRIBUTION OF ELECTRIC POWER
JCIRCUIT ARRANGEMENTS OR SYSTEMS FOR SUPPLYING OR DISTRIBUTING ELECTRIC POWER; SYSTEMS FOR STORING ELECTRIC ENERGY
7Circuit arrangements for charging or depolarising batteries or for supplying loads from batteries
02for charging batteries from ac mains by converters
CPC
G06F 1/3287
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
FELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
1Details not covered by groups G06F3/00G06F13/00 and G06F21/00
26Power supply means, e.g. regulation thereof
32Means for saving power
3203Power management, i.e. event-based initiation of power-saving mode
3234Power saving characterised by the action undertaken
3287by switching off individual functional units in the computer system
G06F 1/1656
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
FELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
1Details not covered by groups G06F3/00G06F13/00 and G06F21/00
16Constructional details or arrangements
1613for portable computers
1633Constructional details or arrangements of portable computers not specific to the type of enclosures covered by groups G06F1/1615 - G06F1/1626
1656Details related to functional adaptations of the enclosure, e.g. to provide protection against EMI, shock, water, or to host detachable peripherals like a mouse or removable expansions units like PCMCIA cards, or to provide access to internal components for maintenance or to removable storage supports like CDs or DVDs, or to mechanically mount accessories
G06F 1/266
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
FELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
1Details not covered by groups G06F3/00G06F13/00 and G06F21/00
26Power supply means, e.g. regulation thereof
266Arrangements to supply power to external peripherals either directly from the computer or under computer control, e.g. supply of power through the communication port, computer controlled power-strips
G06F 3/03545
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
FELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
3Input arrangements for transferring data to be processed into a form capable of being handled by the computer; Output arrangements for transferring data from processing unit to output unit, e.g. interface arrangements
01Input arrangements or combined input and output arrangements for interaction between user and computer
03Arrangements for converting the position or the displacement of a member into a coded form
033Pointing devices displaced or positioned by the user, e.g. mice, trackballs, pens or joysticks; Accessories therefor
0354with detection of 2D relative movements between the device, or an operating part thereof, and a plane or surface, e.g. 2D mice, trackballs, pens or pucks
03545Pens or stylus
G06F 9/4413
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
FELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
9Arrangements for program control, e.g. control units
06using stored programs, i.e. using an internal store of processing equipment to receive or retain programs
44Arrangements for executing specific programs
4401Bootstrapping
4411Configuring for operating with peripheral devices; Loading of device drivers
4413Plug-and-play [PnP]
G06F 13/102
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
FELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
13Interconnection of, or transfer of information or other signals between, memories, input/output devices or central processing units
10Program control for peripheral devices
102where the programme performs an interfacing function, e.g. device driver
Applicants Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
Inventors Timothy Allen Jakoboski
Shiu Sang Ng
William H. Standing
Agents Qudus Olaniran
Judy Yee
Micky Minhas
Title
(EN) Inductive peripheral retention device
Abstract
(EN)

Inductive peripheral retention device techniques are described. In one or more implementations, an apparatus includes a plug configured to removably engage a communication port of a device to form a communicative coupling with the device. The plug is securable to and removable from the device using one or more hands of a user. The apparatus also includes a peripheral securing portion connected to the plug and configured to removably engage a peripheral device via an inductive element formed as a flexible loop and configured to form a communicative coupling between the peripheral device and the device, which may be used to support charging of the apparatus.