In 2019, Microsoft launched Surface Pro X with an progressive answer to recharge the stylus ‘Surface Slim Pen’. The pen is designed for becoming into the notch on the removable Surface Pro X keyboard and when the pen is saved, it’s additionally recharging with a small inexperienced mild.
Microsoft additionally seems to be engaged on an identical implementation for its next-gen Surface Pro lineup. According to a patent submitting, Surface Pro 8 or the next-gen Surface Pro X may include wi-fi charging coil positioned on its edges to recharge your Surface Pen and even different merchandise.
The patent was utilized by Microsoft in October 2019 and published by the WIPO on May 7, 2020, and seen by us in the present day.
As per the submitting, the next-gen Surface Pro could have a ‘charging source side’ and it will likely be aligned with an aperture within the steel casing of the computing. The aperture is aligned with a protect and wi-fi charging coil is wrapped across the protect for some configurations.
Microsoft says its wi-fi charging coil can be positioned between the protect and the steel casing of the Surface gadget. This supplies wi-fi charging to the goal digital gadget (Surface Pen). In concept, the facility from the supply coil could be transmitted to the receiver coil and it’ll cost the rechargeable battery of the Surface Pen.
“A first providing operation provides a first aperture in a metal casing of an electronic device. The first aperture includes at least two sub-apertures connected by at least one channel. In some implementations, each of the two sub-apertures provides access to a port of the electronic device, such as USB ports,” Microsoft famous.
The similar implementation can be utilized for close to subject communication (NFC). The wi-fi charging frequency is definitely the identical because the NFC frequency and the configuration together with the antenna meeting can be utilized for each wirelessly charging the Surface Pen and NFC functionality of the gadget.
Either manner, this isn’t one thing new for Microsoft. The firm has beforehand carried out cupboard space within the Type Cover to recharge and conceal Surface Pen. The patent dives a bit deeper into the long run plans of Microsoft and the way the perimeters of the gadget can be utilized for recharging a pen.
While the diagrams do present a tool that appears quite a bit like a brand new Surface Pro, you will need to observe that not all patents find yourself being produced.