08873227 is referenced by 53 patents and cites 998 patents.

Flexible hinge and removable attachment techniques are described. In one or more implementations, a flexible hinge is configured to communicatively and physically couple an input device to a computing device and may implement functionality such as a support layer and minimum bend radius. The input device may also include functionality to promote a secure physical connection between the input device and the computing device. One example of this includes use of one or more protrusions that are configured to be removed from respective cavities of the computing device along a particular axis but mechanically bind along other axes. Other techniques include use of a laminate structure to form a connection portion of the input device.

Title
Flexible hinge support layer
Application Number
14/199924
Publication Number
8873227 (B2)
Application Date
March 6, 2014
Publication Date
October 28, 2014
Inventor
Karsten Aagaard
Monroe
WA, US
Christopher Harry Stoumbos
Sammamish
WA, US
Hua Wang
Sammamish
WA, US
Ralf Groene
Kirkland
WA, US
Timothy C Shaw
Sammamish
WA, US
Joel Lawrence Pelley
Bellevue
WA, US
Matthew David Mickelson
Seattle
WA, US
Robyn Rebecca Reed McLaughlin
Seattle
WA, US
Summer L Schneider
Portland
OR, US
Rob Huala
Bellevue
WA, US
Todd David Pleake
Sammamish
WA, US
David C Vandervoort
Seattle
WA, US
Eric Joseph Wahl
Kirkland
WA, US
David Otto Whitt III
Sammamish
WA, US
Agent
Micky Minhas
Glen Johnson
Jeremy Snodgrass
Assignee
Microsoft Corporation
WA, US
IPC
G06F 1/16
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