US 10,890,942 B2
Inferred undocking for hybrid tablet computer
Han Chau, Portland, OR (US); Nithyananda S. Jeganathan, Portland, OR (US); and Bryan Y. Roe, Camas, WA (US)
Assigned to Intel Corporation, Santa Clara, CA (US)
Filed by Intel Corporation, Santa Clara, CA (US)
Filed on May 2, 2019, as Appl. No. 16/401,370.
Application 16/401,370 is a continuation of application No. 15/830,240, filed on Dec. 4, 2017, granted, now 10,353,431.
Application 15/830,240 is a continuation of application No. 14/229,793, filed on Mar. 28, 2014, granted, now 9,836,084, issued on Dec. 5, 2017.
Prior Publication US 2019/0258291 A1, Aug. 22, 2019
This patent is subject to a terminal disclaimer.
Int. Cl. G06F 1/16 (2006.01); G06F 3/0488 (2013.01)
CPC G06F 1/1632 (2013.01) [G06F 1/1626 (2013.01); G06F 1/1643 (2013.01); G06F 1/1654 (2013.01); G06F 3/0488 (2013.01)] 20 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
1. A convertible tablet computer, comprising:
a tablet, comprising:
a multicore Intel processor;
a liquid crystal display (LCD) touchscreen;
a dynamic random access memory (DRAM);
a flash memory storage having stored thereon a touchscreen-capable Microsoft Windows operating system;
a motherboard comprising an integrated graphics card;
a stereo audio system comprising two speakers;
an IEEE 802.11-compatible wireless network adapter;
a microphone;
a front-facing webcam;
a rear-facing webcam;
a plurality of universal serial bus (USB) ports;
an alternating current (AC) adapter port to receive an AC power input;
a rechargeable battery and a regulator to recharge the battery from the AC power input;
a rigid external casing; and
an electrical and mechanical interface configured to receive a detachable keyboard, the electrical and mechanical interface located on a bottom edge of the rigid external casing in a landscape orientation and comprising a permanent magnetic coupling, wherein the rigid external casing further has a top edge on an edge removed from the bottom edge; and
a detachable keyboard, comprising:
an electrical and mechanical interface configured to connect to the electrical and mechanical interface of the tablet and comprising an attractive magnetic coupling to the magnetic coupling of the tablet module;
an integrated touchpad; and
a Microsoft Windows-compatible keyboard;
wherein the storage has stored therein executable instructions to instruct the processor to determine that a user has taken an undock action on the detachable keyboard without applying a Windows eject safely software feature to the detachable keyboard, and responsive to the undock action, trigger undock software within the operating system to logically undock the detachable keyboard from the tablet.