Nokia patents a crazy, ribbon-like flexible battery


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



So, how does the magic work? Thebattery apparatus consists of a single battery ribbon that's spreadin two blocks - the anode and cathode, connected with aninterconnecting portion in-between. The ribbon is encased in vacuumpackaging with its middle connecting portion configured to contact afirst side of the interconnecting portion, and a second opposite sideof the interconnecting portion.



Nokia envisions its flexible battery inall kinds of portable electronic devices, including "mobilephone, a gaming device, a music player, a notebook computer, or apersonal digital assistant." Wearables aren't mentioned, butthink of the smart wristbands and rings that will be possible thanksto miniature processors, flexible batteries and displays. As Nokiatransitions its business to research, development and patentlicensing, we will be seeing ever more intriguing works. In themeantime, other technological companies, such as LG and Samsung, areworking to perfect their own solutions as well.



source: Patteravia NokiaPower User

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32 Comments

1. aditya.k

Posts: 496; Member since: Mar 10, 2013

Nokia!

2. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

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

3. zuckerboy

Posts: 898; Member since: Dec 22, 2011

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

6. Felix_Gatto

Posts: 942; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

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

7. amirlukmanhisyam

Posts: 44; Member since: Jun 26, 2012

It's all Elop's...

11. papss unregistered

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

12. zuckerboy

Posts: 898; Member since: Dec 22, 2011

yes it would be good too

9. papss unregistered

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

13. zuckerboy

Posts: 898; Member since: Dec 22, 2011

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

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.

18. zuckerboy

Posts: 898; Member since: Dec 22, 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

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.

22. zuckerboy

Posts: 898; Member since: Dec 22, 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

15. Liveitup

Posts: 1798; Member since: Jan 07, 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.

10. Johnnokia

Posts: 1158; Member since: May 27, 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.

14. aditya.k

Posts: 496; Member since: Mar 10, 2013

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

20. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

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

4. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Innovation at its best. Yay Nokia...

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?

23. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

lol in plain sight

5. lucid.brat unregistered

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

8. microsoftnokiawin

Posts: 1268; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

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

16. KenAdams

Posts: 55; Member since: Feb 17, 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.

24. dritani

Posts: 19; Member since: Oct 14, 2013

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

25. boblight

Posts: 84; Member since: Jul 28, 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.

26. Cyberchum

Posts: 1093; Member since: Oct 24, 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 .

27. TheGenius

Posts: 339; Member since: Mar 06, 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.! -_-

28. microsoftnokiawin

Posts: 1268; Member since: Mar 30, 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 !

29. TheGenius

Posts: 339; Member since: Mar 06, 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!

30. microsoftnokiawin

Posts: 1268; Member since: Mar 30, 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 !

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