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Matthew Dean Rohrbach, Mark Edward Doutt, Bartley K Andre, Kanye Lim, John C DiFonzo, Jean Marc Gery: Magnetic connector for electronic device. Apple, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, December 25, 2007: US07311526 (381 worldwide citation)

An electrical plug and receptacle relying on magnetic force to maintain contact are disclosed. The plug and receptacle can be used as part of a power adapter for connecting an electronic device, such as a laptop computer, to a power supply. The plug includes electrical contacts, which are preferably ...