Today, you will find tablets paired with flexible keyboards or laptops that have backward-facing displays to provide different configurations for presentations or watching TV without seeing the keyboard. While consumers are finally warming up to the idea of buying a hybrid notebook, Google's recently granted patent suggests that they have a Surface Book challenger on the drawing board. It's like their Pixelbook, but with the ability to remove the screen from the base. An alternative many will appreciate.
This week, the US Patent & Trademark Office published a given patent for Google that addresses this new foldable tablet / note hybrid hybrid head. They want the switching process from Notebook UI to Table UI to be seamless to make the experience positive and eliminate complexity.
Google's approved patent covers a computer-implemented method for automatically transmitting a user interface in a personal computing device between a portable configuration and a tablet configuration.
Google's Patent FIG. 3 below illustrates a number of hardware configurations of a personal data processing.
A specific configuration that is remarkable but not illustrated in the granted patent is one in which " hinge mechanism includes levers, arms and clamps configured to physically separate, partially or completely, the shield portion from the base portion. "
Google's granted patent 10,353,530, issued on Tuesday, was filed in Q4 2017. The inventors listed on the patent includes Mr. Truong, Mr. Kuscher and Ms Chen. You can also see our complete Patently Mobile report here.