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Nokia patents a crazy, ribbon-like flexible battery

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Nokia patents a crazy, ribbon-like flexible battery


Talk about innovation! A Nokia patent popped up today, describing a bending, twisting flexible battery that looks like a Swiss roll (more like Finnish roll). As you probably guessed, the battery is fit for devices that bend and twist in all directions, while maintaining their integrity. And, although having a super-flexible smartphone or tablet doesn't make very much sense (apart from a better fit inside the pocket), this battery could make a whole new breed of device designs possible.


So, how does the magic work? The battery apparatus consists of a single battery ribbon that's spread in two blocks - the anode and cathode, connected with an interconnecting portion in-between. The ribbon is encased in vacuum packaging with its middle connecting portion configured to contact a first side of the interconnecting portion, and a second opposite side of the interconnecting portion.


Nokia envisions its flexible battery in all kinds of portable electronic devices, including "mobile phone, a gaming device, a music player, a notebook computer, or a personal digital assistant." Wearables aren't mentioned, but think of the smart wristbands and rings that will be possible thanks to miniature processors, flexible batteries and displays. As Nokia transitions its business to research, development and patent licensing, we will be seeing ever more intriguing works. In the meantime, other technological companies, such as LG and Samsung, are working to perfect their own solutions as well.


source: Pattera via Nokia Power User

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posted on 12 Mar 2014, 04:04 12

1. aditya.k (Posts: 482; Member since: 10 Mar 2013)


Nokia!

posted on 12 Mar 2014, 04:10 10

2. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Nokia try their best to make the best innovation, while Microsoft try their best to sit on the couch to lick the money.

posted on 12 Mar 2014, 04:23 3

3. zuckerboy (banned) (Posts: 898; Member since: 22 Dec 2011)


this is nokia's fault. they should have used android...

posted on 12 Mar 2014, 05:09 4

6. Felix_Gatto (Posts: 554; Member since: 03 Jul 2013)


No. They should give a chance to Meego and Symbian.

posted on 12 Mar 2014, 05:27 1

7. amirlukmanhisyam (Posts: 42; Member since: 26 Jun 2012)


It's all Elop's...

posted on 12 Mar 2014, 05:38

11. papss (unregistered)


Sure.. Lets blame one person.
who are we going to blame for the Moto patent stripping?

posted on 12 Mar 2014, 05:40 1

12. zuckerboy (banned) (Posts: 898; Member since: 22 Dec 2011)


yes it would be good too

posted on 12 Mar 2014, 05:37 2

9. papss (unregistered)


Oh stop.. M$ isn't at fault here.. In fact they have many things they are working on

posted on 12 Mar 2014, 05:41

13. zuckerboy (banned) (Posts: 898; Member since: 22 Dec 2011)


why I know most of the people didnt decide to buy nokia bucuz of wp.. at least my friends...

posted on 12 Mar 2014, 06:11 1

17. papss (unregistered)


Why is it that i have converted some of my friends to WP and Nokia?
I'm not sure what you are implying sir.

posted on 12 Mar 2014, 06:14

18. zuckerboy (banned) (Posts: 898; Member since: 22 Dec 2011)


lol those r your friends.... if nokia lumia would have android it had sold like 50 millions at least... Im not a android fanboy but this is true...its all about wp

posted on 12 Mar 2014, 06:47

19. papss (unregistered)


Great thing is that I'm an individual not a follower.. WP is much more pleasing for my use and if I had to use android day to day id be very unhappy.

posted on 12 Mar 2014, 08:07

22. zuckerboy (banned) (Posts: 898; Member since: 22 Dec 2011)


yes it is personal preference I dont talk about your decision or dont try to bash others who prefer wp. I just stated my opinioon

posted on 12 Mar 2014, 05:51 3

15. Liveitup (Posts: 1572; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)


The Microsoft hating never takes a day off it seems. Considering that Microsoft makes some of the best products on earth, they deserve to sit on the couch counting money, who is to say Google and Apple are not in a back room making out on a pile of money.

posted on 12 Mar 2014, 05:38 1

10. Johnnokia (Posts: 561; Member since: 27 May 2012)


Nokia is currently having 32.376 patents. On the other hand, Samsung has only 1,311 patents. However, the dumb board in Finland refused to join Android and went to appoint a Trojan horse to make a mass destruction in the legendary Phone Empire.

posted on 12 Mar 2014, 05:42

14. aditya.k (Posts: 482; Member since: 10 Mar 2013)


Not sure what happened to the rest of my comment! :|
I wrote "I hope they bring something interesting" too! :|

posted on 12 Mar 2014, 07:36 1

20. akki20892 (Posts: 3653; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


Slimmer device, light, flexible, and stronger (graphene). We will see nokia graphene phone.

posted on 12 Mar 2014, 04:29 4

4. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2866; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


Innovation at its best. Yay Nokia...

posted on 12 Mar 2014, 07:42

21. Sauce (unregistered)


Aren't there already batteries like this already? I think I saw something similar in my little sisters toy piano she got from Toys R' Us last Christmas?

posted on 12 Mar 2014, 08:10

23. androiphone20 (Posts: 1521; Member since: 10 Jul 2013)


lol in plain sight

posted on 12 Mar 2014, 04:40 5

5. lucid.brat (Posts: 103; Member since: 09 Sep 2013)


Nokia still nt given up, 2 patents in two days..go nokia and rip everyone off

posted on 12 Mar 2014, 05:33 1

8. microsoftnokiawin (Posts: 1038; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


rip everyone off or make awesome technology to evolve the smart phone market !

posted on 12 Mar 2014, 06:07 3

16. KenAdams (Posts: 55; Member since: 17 Feb 2014)


Stupid haters always ruin a Nokia or MS article. Anyways, this is brilliant stuff from Nokia. Waiting for their smartwatches and WP8.1 phones.

posted on 12 Mar 2014, 08:47

24. dritani (Posts: 13; Member since: 14 Oct 2013)


A Nokia Android Flagship...the dream that will never become true, unfortunatly!

posted on 12 Mar 2014, 09:56 1

25. boblight (Posts: 84; Member since: 28 Jul 2012)


Ok. Can we stop it with the hating ? Like seriously. Every article that concerns Nokia / Microsoft / Windows Phone there's bound to be at least one or two person saying stuff like "oh i wish Nokia would go with Android ... Etc, etc ". Why is it a MUST for the bashing ? Why can't we just accept it ? People are GIVEN choices. Choice. It does not mean that just because Android is sitting at the top, we have to force others to accept it to. So yes. Some of us may like windows phone. Why can't your just let us and let be ? We come to this site to receive tech news, not to get bashed just because of our choice. Every time there's a similar article, the comment section is the ugliest. Seriously. Stop it. Let people have their choices. Some want to go Android, some want to go iOS, or some want to go WP is totally up to them. But lets just coexist peacefully and enough of these bashing.

posted on 12 Mar 2014, 14:14

26. Cyberchum (Posts: 281; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


Unless you're using latest flagships with minimum of 2GB RAM, Android can be a pain to use. I'll definitely switch back to windows phone once the platform gains more traction .

posted on 12 Mar 2014, 16:41

27. TheGenius (Posts: 339; Member since: 06 Mar 2014)


Aaand all the Nokia fans flock here praising Nokia for one little innovation while cursing Samsung and apple even on big innovations.!

Used to be a fan of nokia... now I hate it due to its fan following by stupid people.!
smh.! -_-

posted on 13 Mar 2014, 07:45

28. microsoftnokiawin (Posts: 1038; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


the ironic thing in your comment is that you make it sound like android and apple fan boys are angels and don't bash

and how is this a little innovation you do know that batteries are the most outdated part in a modern day smartphone !

posted on 13 Mar 2014, 08:47

29. TheGenius (Posts: 339; Member since: 06 Mar 2014)


well they arent angels but they dont pour in praises in this much bulk.!
you see .. lg made curved batteries - that was also innovation but they were not given this muchh backing .. soo!

posted on 16 Mar 2014, 02:32

30. microsoftnokiawin (Posts: 1038; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


well to be clear non had made it so far they both made concepts !
and i didn't see an article saying so with lg giving them praise !

posted on 17 Mar 2014, 21:57

31. TheGenius (Posts: 339; Member since: 06 Mar 2014)


Lg has already made the curved batteries and even used it in g flex. -_-

posted on 22 Mar 2014, 00:02

32. microsoftnokiawin (Posts: 1038; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


that's a different type of curve did you even read the article
Lg's battery is curved but this is curvable !

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