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1. (WO2015030714) RÉTRACTION DE TOUCHE
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WHAT IS CLAIMED IS:

1. An apparatus comprising:

a deck;

a depressable key movable between a raised state and a retracted state; a sloped surface; and

a retraction mechanism to move the depressable key downward along the sloped surface to the retracted state.

2. The apparatus of claim 1, wherein the retraction mechanism comprises: a first magnet supported by one of the deck and the key; and a second magnet supported by the other of the deck and the key, wherein the first magnet is movable between a first position relative to the second magnet in which the key is in the raised state and a second position relative to the second magnet in which the first magnet magnetically interacts with the second magnet to move the key to the retracted state.

3. The apparatus of claim 2, wherein the first magnet repels the second magnet in the second position.

4. The apparatus of claim 2, wherein the first magnet is supported by the deck.

5. The apparatus of claim 4, wherein the first magnet is horizontally translatable between the first position and the second position.

6. The apparatus of claim 5 further comprising a display panel pivotably coupled to the deck, wherein the first magnet horizontally translates towards the second position in response to pivoting of the display panel towards the deck.

7. The apparatus of claim 6, wherein the display panel is operably coupled to the first magnet such that torque generated by pivoting of the display panel is transmitted to the first magnet to horizontally translate the first magnet.

8. The apparatus of claim 4 further comprising a horizontally movable retraction frame extending between the key and a second key, the retraction frame carrying the first magnet.

9. The apparatus of claim 3, wherein the first magnet attracts a second magnet in the second position to move the key to the raised state.

10. The apparatus of claim 9, wherein the first magnet is supported by the deck.

11. The apparatus of claim 10, wherein the first magnet is horizontally translatable between the first position and the second position.

12. A method comprising:

biasing a depressable key to a raised state relative to a deck;

receiving a transverse force; and

redirecting the transverse force with a sloped surface to retract the key from the raised state.

13. The method of claim 12 further comprising moving a first magnet to a first position relative to a second magnet to provide the transverse force.

14. An apparatus comprising:

a deck;

a depressable key movable between a raised state and a retracted state; a first magnet supported by one of the deck and the key; and

a second magnet supported by the other of the deck and the key, wherein the first magnet is movable between a first position relative to the second magnet in which the key is in the raised state and a second position relative to the second magnet in which the first magnet magnetically interacts with the second magnet to move the key to the retracted state.

15. The apparatus of claim 14 further comprising a display panel pivotably coupled to the deck, wherein the first magnet horizontally translates to the second position in response to pivoting of the display panel towards the deck.