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Nokia patents foldable battery

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Nokia patents foldable battery
Talk about folding phones or flexible phones is great and exciting, but fails to take something important into consideration. To power such a phone you would need a folding battery. And that is where a new patent from Nokia comes in. The Finnish based manufacturer has come up with a folded battery that uses cells that can curve and fold with the phone that it powers. With this technology, we could see smaller and thinner devices.

Last year, we told you about a flexible cell made by the Korean Advanced Institute of Science and Technology. Last month, we showed you how far LG has gone in order to make batteries that power flexible handsets. One of LG's ideas is the curved battery which the company is using now to power its curved LG G Flex phone.

Someday we might have a phone that folds to the size of a Post-it note and then expands to the size of a regular smartphone. For something like that to be feasible, it will have to be powered by a battery that can handle the change in sizes, and still offer enough juice to run a power hungry device. 

"Even though the internal components are becoming smaller and smaller, batteries generally lag behind other technological advancements, consistently consuming a large portion of the portable electronic device.

‘In current portable electronic devices, to have a curved and aesthetically pleasing form factor, space is generally wasted between the battery and a case making the portable electronic device seem larger and a result may be less appealing,’

‘Additionally, there may also be wasted space between the internal components and the case and/or between certain internal components.’"
-Nokia patent application

source: DailyMail via WPCentral

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posted on 08 Nov 2013, 15:04 1

1. microsoftnokiawin (Posts: 1236; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)

Fun Fact in everyday today smartphones the oldest piece of technology is are the li ion batteries back on topic i will be interested to see how does goes

posted on 08 Nov 2013, 15:45

4. Finalflash (Posts: 3527; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)

Not really excited by the fact that more generic looking patents are being handed out to companies under the control of patent hungry dinosaur corporations (MS not Nokia). Can't wait for the court battles next decade. It's so sad, every time a new invention is shown its more about who can patent horde around it more than who will make something amazing out of it.

posted on 08 Nov 2013, 16:05 6

5. Shatter (Posts: 2036; Member since: 29 May 2013)

Nokia is just as bad at Apple with patents.

posted on 08 Nov 2013, 16:12 1

6. mousesports (Posts: 279; Member since: 28 Feb 2013)

you are patetich !

posted on 08 Nov 2013, 19:33

14. alterecho (Posts: 1099; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)

AFTER they were touched by that troja...Elop. As far as i've noticed, they've started the patent attacks only after adopting Microsoft's Windows Phone.

posted on 08 Nov 2013, 21:04 1

16. cc3493 (Posts: 158; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)

as they should be. They have a right to make people pay for use of their ideas and innovation, so does apple. It prevents copying too, which is better for the consumer cause i dont want to go to a store and see all the same looking phones from different OEMS.

posted on 09 Nov 2013, 11:33

21. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)

And that too when Apple copied everyone else starting from xerox.

posted on 09 Nov 2013, 14:34 1

24. zdprince (Posts: 24; Member since: 10 May 2013)

As far as I know, Apple is the patent hungry corporation and not Microsoft. Microsoft with wisdom signs wise agreements with these companies where they are unable to sue Microsoft but at the same time keep paying millions to Microsoft. Instead of Apple and Samsung applying the same trick they go to court. Now that Microsoft is buying Nokia, yes, it has to make sure that all those who were cheating Nokia on patents and continue to do so are brought to books. I do not see anything wrong with that since any wise business entity will do the same.

posted on 08 Nov 2013, 15:15 7

2. akki20892 (Posts: 3902; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


posted on 08 Nov 2013, 15:43 3

3. ArtSim98 (Posts: 3535; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)

I will never forget Nokia!

posted on 08 Nov 2013, 16:24 9

7. Sire3008 (Posts: 87; Member since: 26 Sep 2013)

Way to go Nokia. Sue Apple for billions of dollars if they try to come near the folding battery thingy. Apple started this nonsense 'rounded corner' LOL

posted on 08 Nov 2013, 16:37 4

8. woodshop20 (Posts: 459; Member since: 14 Sep 2013)

Actually Nokia is suing WITH Apple (and Microsoft, Sony, RIM) against Google, Samsung, HTC, Huawei etc. for infringing on their patents.


Nokia and Microsoft are just as annoying as Apple in terms of patent trolling.

posted on 08 Nov 2013, 17:35 3

10. hemedans (Posts: 642; Member since: 01 Jun 2013)

that is a lie, nokia is not part of rockstar, only microsoft, apple, sony, rim and erricson are part of rockstar

posted on 08 Nov 2013, 18:02 2

11. woodshop20 (Posts: 459; Member since: 14 Sep 2013)

Oh, whoops, misread. You're right.

But unfortunately Nokia will soon be a part of Microsoft the patent troll ;'(

posted on 08 Nov 2013, 18:11 1

13. Gemmol (Posts: 792; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)

no the lumia line will be part of microsoft, not the name Nokia, and they only borrowing the part of nokia that make phones and their patents for a few years, it is not a direct buy out.....

posted on 08 Nov 2013, 21:05 1

17. cc3493 (Posts: 158; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)

Actually, no. Their patents are still owned by them but they are licensing it to Microsoft for quite a sum of money, i think they're licensing it for too cheap to MS.

posted on 09 Nov 2013, 11:41

22. deewinc (Posts: 392; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)

Hahaha..which patents? Samsung paid for them all.

posted on 08 Nov 2013, 17:18 5

9. GrapeEyes (Posts: 248; Member since: 01 Sep 2013)

Nokia are coming back in a massive way!!!

Nokia Lumia 1520 lets get startedhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wof0yqB8MFk

posted on 08 Nov 2013, 18:07

12. Bopbeak (Posts: 3; Member since: 20 Sep 2013)

Are we seeing the battery for nokia morph?

posted on 08 Nov 2013, 20:29 1

15. janjhel1907 (Posts: 12; Member since: 21 Jun 2013)

its easy to create foldable battery, just make tiny batteries then connect it with flexible copper wires connect it in series then BOOM!!!

posted on 08 Nov 2013, 21:06 1

18. cc3493 (Posts: 158; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)

You go do it then....

posted on 09 Nov 2013, 00:54 1

19. harigrg33 (Posts: 181; Member since: 20 May 2013)

If he do that thn there will be a sound booom

posted on 09 Nov 2013, 07:39

20. Tumaini (Posts: 27; Member since: 24 Sep 2013)

Go Nokia.. Make us smile with clean,stunning,excited,..tech

posted on 09 Nov 2013, 12:24

23. kosal (Posts: 21; Member since: 19 Oct 2013)

Its not necessary for Samsung nor LG to have foldable batteries as you fold the display the other half would be normal... So i don't think that to be a big issue... But sure the concept was cool enough for others to try in the same in a different manner without infringing this patent

posted on 11 Nov 2013, 22:57

25. merihmn (Posts: 5; Member since: 21 Aug 2012)

Morph !! they said after 7 years so .. 2015

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