Nokia patents foldable battery

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. 

source: DailyMail via WPCentral



1. microsoftnokiawin

Posts: 1268; Member since: Mar 30, 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

4. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 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.

5. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

Nokia is just as bad at Apple with patents.

6. mousesports

Posts: 286; Member since: Feb 28, 2013

you are patetich !

14. alterecho

Posts: 1106; Member since: Feb 23, 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.

16. cc3493

Posts: 158; Member since: Jul 06, 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.

21. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

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

24. zdprince

Posts: 24; Member since: May 10, 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.

2. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013


3. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

I will never forget Nokia!

7. Sire3008

Posts: 87; Member since: Sep 26, 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

8. woodshop20

Posts: 459; Member since: Sep 14, 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.

10. hemedans

Posts: 759; Member since: Jun 01, 2013

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

11. woodshop20

Posts: 459; Member since: Sep 14, 2013

Oh, whoops, misread. You're right. But unfortunately Nokia will soon be a part of Microsoft the patent troll ;'(

13. Gemmol

Posts: 793; Member since: Nov 09, 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.....

17. cc3493

Posts: 158; Member since: Jul 06, 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.

22. deewinc

Posts: 455; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

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

9. GrapeEyes

Posts: 248; Member since: Sep 01, 2013

Nokia are coming back in a massive way!!! Nokia Lumia 1520 lets get started

12. Bopbeak

Posts: 3; Member since: Sep 20, 2013

Are we seeing the battery for nokia morph?

15. janjhel1907

Posts: 12; Member since: Jun 21, 2013

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

18. cc3493

Posts: 158; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

You go do it then....

19. harigrg33

Posts: 188; Member since: May 20, 2013

If he do that thn there will be a sound booom

20. Tumaini

Posts: 27; Member since: Sep 24, 2013

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

23. kosal

Posts: 21; Member since: Oct 19, 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

25. merihmn

Posts: 5; Member since: Aug 21, 2012

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

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