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1. (WO2017037449) INPUT DEVICE FOR A COMPUTER

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/037449    International Application No.:    PCT/GB2016/052692
Publication Date: Fri Mar 10 00:59:59 CET 2017 International Filing Date: Thu Sep 01 01:59:59 CEST 2016
IPC: A63F 13/24
A63F 13/20
G06F 3/0354
Applicants: IRONBURG INVENTIONS LIMITED
Inventors: BURGESS, Simon
IRONMONGER, Duncan
Title: INPUT DEVICE FOR A COMPUTER
Abstract:
An input apparatus for a computer including a control device, a housing having a plurality of walls defining an interior, the plurality of walls comprising a top panel having a first surface and a second surface opposing the first surface, and a carriage disposed within the interior of the housing and comprising at least one biasing device for biasing the carriage to a rest position within the housing. The carriage comprises a first part of a magnetic coupling device and the control device comprises a second part of a magnetic coupling device. The magnetic coupling device is arranged to couple the carriage to the control device when the carriage and the control device are disposed on opposite sides of the top panel.