For a garaged pen in a computer system, people with big hand/finger may have
difficulty to remove the pen from garaged position. The design proposed here is to
provide an easy and intuitive way for user to access the garaged pen, it also solves
the problem of wasting system space for accessing the pen (finger scoop for
In this design, pen will be attracted in the garaged position by magnetic force, an
actuator will move the magnets on the system side to pop the pen out when the pen
release sensor is triggered.
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INC, HP, "AUTOMATIC GARAGED PEN RELEASE ON A COMPUTER SYSTEM", Technical Disclosure Commons, (June 08, 2021)