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Dec 12, 2015

Samsung just filed a patent for foldable smartphones

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With tech giants around the world dipping their toes in the foldable display game, a flexible, rollable, and foldable smartphone was inevitable. And it looks like Samsung has the upper hand at this point, having recently filed a patent with the US Patent and Trademark Office for a slick new design.

Dubbed Project Valley, the product features a foldable display that could roll and fold in a number of different ways, according to the patent application. But Samsung will likely take advantage of the fact that a foldable screen gives you many different surfaces on which to display things, so we could see screens on the outside, inside, and flanks of the new device.

While the patent was filed earlier this year, the US Patent and Trademark Office only just published it this week, so we can finally get a look at the details. Samsung filed a similar patent application in South Korea in 2014, so it could be that the product will be released there first before it’s rolled out to other markets around the world (excuse the pun).

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  • CLAUDIO CRINITI on December 16, 2015 12:37 pm

    Hello, my friends of the Lifeboat Foundation.

    A hug to everyone, and thank you for being one of his admirers in the works that appear on your site.

    I need more concrete information on this article that you guys put in your site on the sansung as link below:
    http://lifeboat.com/blog/2015/12/samsung-just-filed-a-patent…more-19960
    I have a patent in WIPO, and runs counter to this article sansung, and would like to develop this patent, but in the OLED FLEXIBLE market, sansung and LG dominate and do not let anyone buy to develop patents approved already in the my case I have the right to manufacture.
    See my patent:
    https://patentscope.wipo.int/search/en/detail.jsf?docId=WO20…ec=2302606
    Current address:
    http://www.cnpjbrasil.com/e/cnpj/fundacao-k/01558301000106
    You have to share my work after analyze what I did and I have over a patent that meets with the “Cloud GOOGLE”, who at the time and now I need to STARTUP processes or people who buy my patent.
    Thank you in advance and await news that at least read and can give any criticism or help.

    thank you
    Claudio Criniti
    Sorry for the English because I am using google translator.