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Dual Phone With Dual Displays and Radio Stacks

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000244631D
Publication Date: 2015-Dec-30
Document File: 3 page(s) / 117K

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Abstract

Disclosed is a splittable mobile device. When the parts are interlocked, the device is singular; the once-split portions act as an individual device with different functionalities. When separated, the two parts perform independent functions, but continue to communicate and synchronize with each other.

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Dual Phone With Dual Displays and Radio Stacks

Every component of a mobile device can be split and assembled to make a fully functional mobile device. The basic frame of the device has multiple slots, into which an assembler can fix the appropriate hardware block.

Figure 1: Individual components of the mobile device

The novel contribution is a splittable mobile device. When the parts are interlocked, the device is singular; the once-split portions act as an individual device with different functionalities. When separated, the two parts perform independent functions, but continue to communicate and synchronize with each other.

The novel method and system comprise a mobile device with two backplanes, one for each device. The said backplanes connect with a hinge along one edge, allowing the two sides to open and close (as a laptop does). When connected, the two planes act as a single device. Upon disconnection, the two planes again act as individual mobile devices.

In an example configuration:


1. Backplane #1 holds a color display and 4G radio stack
2. Backplane #2 holds a monochrome (electrophoretic display eReader Display)

  and a Wi-Fi radio stack 3. Each black plane has a pluggable socket for a radio stack, and a pluggable socket for a display. Alternatively, each backplane could have a color liquid crystal display (LCD).

4. Combined devices, full functionality is available in the device:
A. One phone with full 4G/Wi-Fi capability and dual displays
B. The monochrome display can be configured as a dedicated soft keyboard

5. Separated devices:
A. Each phone independently operates
B. The 4G phone works on 4G
C. The Wi-Fi phone works on Wi-Fi
D. Devices continue to exchange information (e.g., updated contacts,

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calendar, etc.) via Bluetooth*

Figure 2: Backplanes connected to form one functional device, disconnected to form independent devices

To implement the system and method in a preferred embodiment:

1. Construct a single mobile device comprising two backplanes connected at the edge with a hinge

2. Backplanes contain different structures, for example:

A. Backplane #1 holds a color display and 4G B. Backplane #2 holds a monochrome (electrophoretic display eReader Display) and a Wi-Fi radio stack.

3. Backplanes' hardware communicates and then accordingly acts as one individual mobile device

4. Hardware slots placed in each backplanes in such a way that, once separated, each backplane acts as an individual mobile device

5. The split devices communicate with each other and accordingly share/synchronize mutual information (e.g., c...