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The rumor of Microsoft spending time to make theire first foldable PC has been there for quite some time now. However, we haven’t got any official notification from the Redmond giant yet.
Today we have another patent that provides some new perspectives to the much-rumored Microsoft’s folding PC. Titled “FLEXIBLE DISPLAY HINGED DEVICE,” the patent was published by USPTO yesterday.
The new patent looks a lot like Microsoft’s Surface Book 2. The patented folding Windows 10 PC has two hinges, each attached to one portion. Interestingly, these hinges got a fascinating name – “Exoskeletal hinge.”
“The first exoskeletal hinge segment can define an arcuate tab that travels in an arcuate cavity defined by the second exoskeletal hinge segment to allow relative rotation between the first and second portions” Microsoft explains.
“The present implementations can employ a self-adjusting arcuate hinge design that can automatically adjust its length during rotation and can maintain the flexible display on the neutral axis during rotation. Flexible displays have advantages over rigid displays, but can be susceptible to damage. Thus, these implementations solve a technical problem of maintaining the flexible display in a neutral environment throughout the range of rotation of the first and second portions,” Microsoft further explains.