09146620 is referenced by 27 patents and cites 780 patents.

Input device assembly techniques are described. In one or more implementations, an input device includes a key assembly including a plurality of keys that are usable to initiate respective inputs for a computing device, a connection portion configured to be removably connected to the computing device physically and communicatively to communicate signals generated by the plurality of keys to the computing device, a flexible hinge that physically connects the connection portion to the key assembly, and an outer layer that is configured to cover the plurality of keys of the key assembly, form an outer surface of the flexible hinge, and is secured to the connection portion such that the outer layer wraps around at least two sides of the connection portion.

Title
Input device assembly
Application Number
13/471282
Publication Number
9146620 (B2)
Application Date
May 14, 2012
Publication Date
September 29, 2015
Inventor
Timothy C Shaw
Sammamish
WA, US
Christopher Harry Stoumbos
Sammamish
WA, US
Joel Lawrence Pelley
Bellevue
WA, US
Matthew David Mickelson
Seattle
WA, US
David Otto Whitt III
Sammamish
WA, US
Agent
Micky Minhas
Judy Yee
Jeremy Snodgrass
Assignee
Microsoft Technology Licensing
WA, US
IPC
H01H 9/26
G06F 3/023
G06F 13/10
G06F 11/30
G06F 9/54
H01H 13/703
H01H 13/14
H01H 13/702
G06F 3/01
G06F 3/00
H01H 13/82
H01H 13/704
G06F 3/041
G05B 11/01
H04M 1/725
H04M 1/02
H05K 5/02
G06F 1/16
H01H 13/785
H01H 13/78
H01H 13/79
G06F 3/02
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