Have you ever dropped your cell phone? Remember that sense of dread as the phone falls, often in slow-motion, to the ground. That terrible feeling when you reach down to pick it up, just certain that it has shattered in a million pieces. That feeling would be a thing of the past if Motorola manages to bring their latest patent request to life!
Mashable says, “The company recently applied for a patent on a phone screen that can heal its own cracks and damages.
The patent, which was filed in February and awarded last week, explains how a phone screen made out of shape memory polymer could heal itself. The screen would have “thermal elements” in it that could detect deformations in the screen. Then heat would be applied to the memory polymer screen as the solution to reversing the damage that has been done.”
How cool is that!? There is a cool illustration that accompanies that filing, you can see that here.