Nokia Granted Patent for Flexible Batteries

| March 12, 2014 | 24 Replies

WO2014029908A1fpLast month Nokia applied for a patent on a “flexible battery” which allows for flexing/bending in an arch shaped direction (similar to the LG Flex?), as well as being twistable along the long axis. This is of course another step in the direction of completely flexible phones and screens (flexible screens already exist).

In accordance with an example embodiment of the present invention, an apparatus is disclosed. The apparatus includes a single battery ribbon (14) and vacuum packaging. The single battery ribbon includes a first portion (22), a second portion (22), and an interconnecting portion (15) between the first portion (22) and the second portion (22). The first portion (22), the second portion (22), and the interconnecting portion (15) form a continuous single layer including an anode (16) and a cathode (20). The vacuum packaging surrounds the single battery ribbon (14). The vacuum packaging includes a middle connecting portion configured to contact a first side of the interconnecting portion (15) and a second opposite side of the interconnecting portion (15).

Although it’s unlikely we’ll see a flexible phone from Nokia, they can certainly license out this technology, or Microsoft can use it in future WP as they have also acquired rights for Nokia patents along with their purchase, either way interesting stuff.

If you’re interested read the full patent description over here:

Thanks for the tip Alvester


Category: Lumia, Nokia, Windows Phone

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