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Last week the US Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Samsung revealing a new invention regarding a computer input system and a method of using a smartphone as an input device of a computer. The dock is shown as a smartphone and S Pen dock. The unique aspect of the dock is that a user's home computer would be able to provide the dock with sufficient power so that it could double as digitizing graphics tablet for art like a Wacom device. According to Samsung's patent filing, "The smart terminal-assisted input apparatus and method of the present invention makes use of the superior computing power of the computer and the diverse input schemes of the smart terminal, thereby improving the usability of the smart terminal."