US Patent No. 10,117,346

SUPPORTING STRUCTURE HAVING VARIABLE FORM AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE HAVING SUPPORTING STRUCTURE


Patent No. 10,117,346
Issue Date October 30, 2018
Title Supporting Structure Having Variable Form And Electronic Device Having Supporting Structure
Inventorship Songling Yang, Shenzhen (CN)
Songya Chen, Shenzhen (CN)
Dan Ni, Shenzhen (CN)
Zihong Liu, Shenzhen (CN)
Assignee SHENZHEN ROYOLE TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD., Shenzhen (CN)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,117,346

1. A supporting structure having a variable form, comprising:at least two flexible modules; and
at least one fixing module, each of the at least one fixing module is operable to accommodate electronic components of an electronic device having the support structure and arranged between two of the at least two flexible modules;
wherein each of the at least two flexible modules comprises a plurality of chain units, each chain unit comprises a support plate having a support surface and a lower surface opposite to the support surface, and a driving portion extending from a side of the support plate away from the lower surface of the support plate, the chain units are hingedly connected in succession, and adjacent chain units drive the support surfaces to be bent through interaction between the driving portion and the lower surface of each two adjacent chain units, a bent of the support surfaces of the adjacent chain units changes a form of the flexible module.