09176901 is referenced by 34 patents and cites 1275 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
14/457881
Publication Number
9176901 (B2)
Application Date
August 12, 2014
Publication Date
November 3, 2015
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
Portland
OR, US
Robyn Rebecca Reed McLaughlin
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 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 3/02
H01H 13/785
H01H 13/78
H01H 13/79
G06F 13/10
H01F 7/02
H01F 1/00
G06F 1/16
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