Click here for the galleryBeijing, Chinese tech giant Xiaomi has published a patent for “Method and Equipment for Performing Seismic Monitoring of Mobile Devices” with publication number CN113406696A.
The patent describes a system capable of reading / tracking seismic activity from mobile equipment. This technology would be used to detect earthquakes, reports GizmoChina.
The ‘mobile device” transfer the key data obtained for sending to an earthquake treatment center.
The system would also allow the underlying processor to identify and predict seismic events based on multiple readings, the report adds.
Xiaomi earlier patented a foldable smartphone solution to reduce wrinkle in foldable devices.
The company has filed this patent with the CNIPA (China National Intellectual Property Administration).
This patent is entitled “Flexible Screen Support Structure, Flexible Screen Structure and Terminal Equipment”.
According to the documentation, the design includes two support structures for the flexible display panel.
The second structure, which is close to the screen, is deformable. Therefore, when the device is closed, the screen is unlikely to be affected by a larger crease in the long term.