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|1. (WO2017039934) EXTENDABLE CONNECTOR PORT|
|Applicants:||MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
MCCRACKEN, Ivan, Andrew
TOMKY, Brett, Andrew
TAZBAZ, Errol, Mark
|Title:||EXTENDABLE CONNECTOR PORT|
Extendable connector ports are described herein that may be implemented in thin computing devices. An extendable connector port includes a floor, tongue, and roof that expand from a closed position stored within a computing device to an open position that extends away from the computing device. An extension mechanism of the extendable connector port maintains a parallel orientation of the floor, tongue, and roof and gaps in the extendable connector port when the port extends to the open position. The extendable connector port may then be collapsed into the closed position by reducing or eliminating gaps between the floor, tongue, and roof, so that the connector port is thinner in its closed position than it is in its open position. This collapsibility of the extendable connector port allows thin computing devices to include ports that are thicker than a housing of the device.