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1. WO2020112433 - DYNAMICALLY ADJUSTABLE DISPLAY SYSTEM AND METHODS OF DYNAMICALLY ADJUSTING A DISPLAY

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WHAT IS CLAIMED IS:

1. A dynamically adjustable display system, comprising:

a flexible display that is capable of reversibly bending along one or more bending axes;

an adjustable support on which the flexible display is mounted, wherein the adjustable support is configured to selectively bend the flexible display;

a plurality of photodetectors positioned about a perimeter of the flexible display for detecting ambient light; and

a control unit in communication with the adjustable support and the plurality of photodetectors, wherein the control unit causes the adjustable support to bend the flexible display in response to ambient light detected at the plurality of photodetectors.

2. The display system of claim 1, wherein the flexible display comprises a cold-bent glass substrate.

3. The display system of claim 2, wherein the flexible display further comprises a display module attached to a surface of the cold-bent glass substrate.

4. The display system of claim 3, wherein the display module comprises a second glass substrate and a backlight unit, wherein the second glass substrate is disposed adjacent to the cold-bent glass substrate and between the backlight unit and the cold-bent glass substrate.

5. The display system of claim 3 or claim 4, wherein the display module comprises an

organic light emitting diode display.

6. The display system of any of claims 1-5, wherein the flexible display comprises a border positioned on and extending along the perimeter of the flexible display, and wherein the plurality of photodetectors are positioned on the border.

7. The display system of any of claims 1-6, wherein the control unit is configured to determine a bending direction and a bending degree based upon ambient light detected at the plurality of photodetectors.

8. The display system of any of claims 1-7, wherein the flexible display is capable of

bending into a concave configuration or a convex configuration.

9. The display system of any of claims 1-8, wherein the adjustable support comprises one or more mechanical actuators configured to selectively bend the flexible display.

10. The display system of any of claims 1-9, wherein the control unit is configured to cause the adjustable support to bend the flexible display so as to reduce an intensity of ambient light detected by at least one of the plurality of photodetectors.

11. The display system of any of claims 1-10, further comprising one or more location

sensors configured to detect a location of a user, wherein the control unit further causes the adjustable support to adjust the flexible display based on the location of the user.

12. The display system of claim 11, wherein the control unit is configured to adjust the

flexible display so as to orient the flexible display towards the location of the user as determined by the one or more location sensors.

13. A method for dynamically adjusting a flexible display, the method comprising:

detecting an intensity of ambient light at each of a plurality of photodetectors, wherein the plurality of photodetectors are positioned about a perimeter of a flexible display; and bending the flexible display based upon the intensity of ambient light detected at the plurality of photodetectors so as to reduce the intensity of ambient light detected by at least one of the plurality of photodetectors.

14. The method of claim 13, further comprising determining a bending direction in which to bend the flexible display based upon the intensity of ambient light detected at each of the plurality of photodetectors.

15. The method of claim 13 or claim 14, further comprising determining a bending degree to which to bend the flexible display based upon the intensity of ambient light detected at the plurality of photodetectors.

16. The method of any of claims 13-15, further comprising tilting the flexible display based upon the intensity of ambient light detected at the plurality of photodetectors so as to reduce the intensity of ambient light detected by at least one of the plurality of photodetectors.

17. The method of any of claims 13-16, further comprising bending the flexible display based upon a location of a user as determined by one or more location sensors.

18. A vehicle display system for dynamically adjusting a flexible display based upon ambient lighting conditions, the vehicle display system comprising:

a vehicle base;

an adjustable support disposed on the vehicle base,

a flexible display mounted on the adjustable support such that a rear surface of the flexible display is in contact with the adjustable support and a front surface of the flexible display allows for an image on the flexible display to be viewed by a user;

a plurality of photodetectors positioned about a perimeter of the flexible display for detecting ambient light; and

a control unit in communication with the adjustable support and the plurality of photodetectors, wherein the control unit receives ambient light information from the plurality of photodetectors and causes the adjustable support to bend the flexible display in response to the ambient light information.

19. The vehicle display system of claim 18, wherein the vehicle base comprises a center console, a dashboard, or a steering wheel.

20. The vehicle display system of claim 18 or claim 19, wherein the flexible display comprises a display module attached to a surface of a cold-bent glass substrate.