LG flexible display patent application includes fever-dreams of future devices


We’re still a ways out from real-world applications of flexible displays, but LG is preparing for the future: it’s just filed a patent application that details changing a flexible display’s touch sensitivty depending on the state of the display, and it’s included some intriguing drawings of potential devices with the application. Specifically, the patent application includes claims referencing cylindrical, prism, folding, “rolling,” “freestyle,” and “hybrid” body shapes, which all sound pretty intense — especially the hybrid body, which is a “combination of the folding body and rolling body.” Of course, patent applications don’t always turn into granted patents, let alone shipping products, but if you’re in the mood to stare wistfully at line art and dream about the future, the full PDF is at the source link.

LG flexible display patent application includes fever-dreams of future devices originally appeared on Engadget on Tue, 25 May 2010 19:20:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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