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"Display Arrangement" in Patent Application Approval Process

February 13, 2014



By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Politics & Government Week -- A patent application by the inventor CALVO ALONSO, Vicente (Piispanristi, FI), filed on July 18, 2012, was made available online on January 30, 2014, according to news reporting originating from Washington, D.C., by VerticalNews correspondents.

This patent application is assigned to Nokia Corporation.

The following quote was obtained by the news editors from the background information supplied by the inventors: "Many electronic devices comprise a display arrangement comprising an organic light emitting diode (OLED) display panel or a liquid crystal display (LCD) panel. A compact display arrangement that requires only a minimal border around its perimeter advantageously enables the display panel to encompass more of the front face of an electronic device."

In addition to the background information obtained for this patent application, VerticalNews journalists also obtained the inventor's summary information for this patent application: "According to various, but not necessarily all, embodiments of the invention there is provided an apparatus, comprising: a display panel having a length, a width and a depth; and a film comprising a first portion, extending along a surface of the display panel defined by the length and the width, and a second portion, extending at least partially along the depth, coupled to an electronic device housing.

"According to various, but not necessarily all, embodiments of the invention there is provided a method, comprising: causing a first portion of a film to extend along a surface of a display panel, the surface being defined by a length and a width of the display panel; and coupling a second portion of the film, extending at least partially along a depth of the display panel, to an electronic device housing.

"According to various, but not necessarily all, embodiments of the invention there is provided an apparatus, comprising: a display panel comprising an array of pixels that, when the display panel is operational, are visible through a surface of the display panel; and a film that extends along the surface, wherein tension in the film at least partially holds the display panel in position in an electronic device housing.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION

"For a better understanding of various examples of embodiments of the present invention reference will now be made by way of example only to the accompanying drawings in which:

"FIG. 1 illustrates a first schematic of a cross section of an apparatus comprising a film and a display panel;

"FIG. 2 illustrates a perspective view of the display panel;

"FIG. 3 illustrates a perspective view of the film covering the display panel;

"FIG. 4 illustrates a flow chart of a method;

"FIG. 5 illustrates a second schematic of a cross section of the apparatus in which the display panel is, for example, an OLED display panel;

"FIG. 6 illustrates a third schematic of a cross section of the apparatus in which the display panel is, for example, an LCD panel;

"FIG. 7 illustrates a fourth schematic of a cross section of the apparatus in which the film is a polarizer;

"FIG. 8 illustrates a fifth schematic of a cross section of the apparatus in which the film is used to provide a touch sensor at a side of an electronic device housing;

"FIG. 9 illustrates a sixth schematic of a cross section of the apparatus in which the film is used to provide a key at a side of an electronic device housing; and

"FIG. 10 illustrates a seventh schematic of a cross section of the apparatus in which the film provides a base or a substrate for electrical wiring."

URL and more information on this patent application, see: CALVO ALONSO, Vicente. Display Arrangement. Filed July 18, 2012 and posted January 30, 2014. Patent URL: http://appft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-adv.html&r=3530&p=71&f=G&l=50&d=PG01&S1=20140123.PD.&OS=PD/20140123&RS=PD/20140123

Keywords for this news article include: Nokia Corporation.

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