Microsoft's new patent for surface pen technology has recently surfaced online, combining the features of ink pens and surface pens. Potentially, Microsoft may be aiming to push ink pens out of business with this device.

The new surface pen from Microsoft is a digital pen with a pressure-based tip, based on one of the company's patents. Microsoft has yet to introduce this design into any of its pen devices.

The surface pen technology in the patent shows a stylus tip which operates depending on the pressure a user is applying onto the screen. Upon applying a forward press while writing, this stylus pen will work like a regular writing tool.

Other than its pressure operated tip, the patent design also shows a back-heavy pen with a large handle. Instead of the usual slimmer design, the stylus is encased with a large base. The patent calls the big base a “capsule” which contains technology to not only keep the stylus in place, but also allow it to adapt with how the user writes.

For the sake of precise and accurate strokes, slimmer pens are often relied on for its weight and ease of use. While the design looks different from most pens, Microsoft still has time to improve this device since no official announcement has been made.

Back in 2015, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said that writing pens will be obsolete in a decade. While the company has yet to either conquer the industry or completely replace the product, the company’s Surface Pens provide an alternative that could help make this future without ink pens happen. However, Microsoft is still far from achieving this as ink pens are still in circulation and Surface Pens are not the current top product of its industry.

As of now, Microsoft has yet to announce some concrete release dates for any new Surface Pen iterations. With this patent, the company has a way to introduce the new iteration.

Microsoft has been silent about possible new release dates of their devices. Fans who want to see this design in action would have to wait for now.

Microsoft Surface Pen Pictured: The new Microsoft Surface Pro 3 tablet with detachable keyboard and pen for writing on the screen after it was unveiled May 19, 2014 in New York. Photo: AFP/Getty Images/Stan Honda