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A Multi-Page Flexible Display eReader that Simulates Features of a Traditional Paper Bound Book

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000239973D
Publication Date: 2014-Dec-18
Document File: 5 page(s) / 133K

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Abstract

A multi-page flexible display eReader that simulates features of a traditional paper bound book with consideration of energy optimization is disclosed.

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A Multi-Page Flexible Display eReader that Simulates Features of a Traditional Paper

Bound Book

Disclosed is a multi-page flexible display electronic book eReader (hereafter multi-page eReader) that simulates features of a traditional paper bound book with consideration of energy optimization. The multi-page eReader uses thin film display ePaper technology such as Electronic Ink (EInk) and Organic Light Emitting Diodes (OLED).

The multi-page eReader is depicted in figure 1 and figure 2.

Figure 1

Figure 2

Once a multi-page electronic book (hereafter multi-page eBook) is opened in a multi-page mode, the multi-page eBook content is displayed on subsequent pages. Here, the unique ID of any document can be identified based on document metadata that can describe a page or slide number of the document, the portion of the page, or even the specific object within the page.

A user can define a page that the user desires to start from and accordingly subsequent

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pages are displayed in the multi-page eReader. So each page of the multi-page eBook is mapped with a corresponding page of the multi-page eReader.

Figure 3 illustrates how the multi-page eReader supplies power as a user flips pages.

Figure 3

As illustrated, page 2 is displayed on the reverse side of page 1. The user's viewing direction is towards page 2 and page 3, so the multi-page eBook content is displayed on page 2 and page 3. No power is supplied on page 1 since the page is not within the user's viewing direction resembling a physical book being read by the user. The user can configure default settings for page display / shape and power consumption. For example, the user can set whether the pages are to be rigid or can bend by toggling on / off using one or more controls of the multi-page eReader.

A camera installed in the multi-page eReader is used to recognize a user ID and determine the eye focus and gaze point of what the user is looking at. The multi-page eReader determines if the content of any page not in direct view needs to be lit or dimmed in order to conserve energy based on the user's gaze. In addition, if a page is deemed private by a user, a dimmed view may be provided for the page whenever the user opens it for viewing.

The multi-page eReader utilizes kinetic energy captured by tracking separation between pages, turning of pages and transfer of energy to extend battery life. Clothing with properties used to capture energy with ability to transfer to device such as multi-page eReader can be used to extend battery life. The multi-page eReader includes fibers that can be charged to make rigid or lay flat with combination of magnetized multi-page eReader frame.

A specific flexible display page of the multi-page eReader may be identified as an anchor page such that a specific page or a chapter in a multi-page eBook is locked and pages that follow are sequential after that page. The multi-page eReader dynamically

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interconnects the multi-pag...