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Apple Granted a Patent for a Docking Station with Self-Retracting Connector

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The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of x-amount newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. In this particular report we cover Apple's invention that relates to a docking station having a self-retracting connector. For more information on this granted patent, see Patently Apple's report on this invention that was published as a patent application back in May 2014.


Apple's patent FIGS. 3A and 3B noted below illustrate cross-sectional views of a docking station with a portable electronic device docked in it. Apple's patent FIG. 3A shows a plug connector of the docking station in a retracted position and connected with the device. FIG. 3B shows the plug connector in an extended position and nearly disconnected from the device.



Apple's patent FIG. 2C noted below illustrates a perspective view of the retraction mechanism.



Apple's granted patent 9,201,453 was originally filed in Q4 2012 and published today by the US Patent and Trademark Office.


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