08854799 is referenced by 43 patents and cites 1033 patents.

Flux fountain techniques are described. In one or more implementations, an apparatus includes a cover configured to be disposed over at least a portion of a display device of a computing device that is configured as a tablet and a connection portion attached to the cover using a flexible hinge. The connection portion is configured to be physically coupled to the computing device using a magnetic coupling device. The magnetic coupling device includes a first magnet that is disposed in the connection portion such that a magnetic field is aligned along an axis and second and third magnets are disposed in the connection portion at opposing sides of the first magnet from each other. The second and third magnets have respective magnetic fields that are aligned along a respective axis that is substantially perpendicular to the axis of the magnetic field of the first magnet.

Title
Flux fountain
Application Number
13/471237
Publication Number
8854799 (B2)
Application Date
May 14, 2012
Publication Date
October 7, 2014
Inventor
Thomas Charles Oliver
Windsor
CO, US
Karsten Aagaard
Monroe
WA, US
Camilo Leon
Redmond
WA, US
James H Wise
Valparaiso
IN, US
Eric Joseph Wahl
Kirkland
WA, US
Summer L Schneider
Seattle
WA, US
Robyn Rebecca Reed McLaughlin
Seattle
WA, US
David Otto Whitt III
Sammamish
WA, US
Agent
Micky Minhas
Glen Johnson
Jeremy Snodgrass
Assignee
Microsoft Corporation
WA, US
IPC
G06F 3/041
G05B 11/01
H04M 1/725
H01H 13/704
H01H 13/82
G06F 3/02
H05K 5/02
H04M 1/02
G06F 1/16
H05K 7/00
H05K 5/00
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