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Method and Apparatus for providing multiple displays on a flexible display

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000235628D
Publication Date: 2014-Mar-13
Document File: 1 page(s) / 20K

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Abstract

Disclosed is a design for a flexible screen display that determines when and where the screen is folded and works with software running on the host system to parse the screen into multiple displays for user manipulation and sharing.

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Method and Apparatus for providing multiple displays on a flexible display

Flexible screens are currently in development and are expected to be mainstream features in the near future. However, the technology is currently primarily used for curved displays. These displays simply act as standard displays, just with a curved surface. What is missing is a way to both take advantage of the ability of the screen to flex as well as making it a dynamic feature that can be exploited by the user.

Proposed herein is a flexible screen display that includes the capability of determining when and where the screen is folded, coupled with software running on the host system that uses this folding, as well as its location, to parse the screen into multiple displays. The contents of those displays are configurable by the user. For example, the user can fold the screen in half, exposing half of the screen to said user and half to an observer. The screen then splits into two displays, one that the user manipulates and a second that the observer can see, similar to a presentation mode. In another example, the user places the display face down and only folds up a corner of the display for viewing. The system detects this small 'marginal' screen surface and split it off into a banner-type display. The larger, facedown screen is darkened or showing blank space.

The flexible screen display is dynamic and configurable. For example, folding the screen into thirds displays three displays....