The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office published a great number of design patents for smartphones thus far this month. A second report of ours that we'll post later this week will cover a series of new scrollable and foldable designs. In today's granted patent report we cover two distinct smartphone designs that are along the Galaxy style line of smartphones. The second design that we cover offers a nice new gradual curvature that's very appealing. Neither design illustrates physical buttons on the sides of the smartphones. With Samsung pounding out new smartphone designs every week, it's impossible to known if ether of these new designs will ever make it to market.
Unlike "patent applications," design patents published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office don't reveal pertinent information about a particular design. We can look at the design and appreciate it for what it projects, but we'll never discover which materials may be used to construct the design. We'll never know what unique internal components may be hidden within the device or learn about any unique features that we could look forward to. All we get are simple visuals of what could be coming down the pipeline.
Samsung Design Patent #1
Samsung's first granted patent for a smartphone presents us with CAD drawings of the design. While it looks like the Verizon Galaxy S5, except the edges are completely curved and smooth. There are no physical buttons on the sides of the phone.
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Samsung's Smartphone Design Patent #2
In Samsung's second design patent they present us with a series of line-art patent figures to view. Here we clearly see that the design offers a curvature as seen in Patent FIG. 1 below that's original. We can also see that the display wraps around the sides through to the backside. Once again, Samsung shows no physical buttons on the sides to interfere with the side displays. This is one of Samsung's cleanest designs in some time.