US Patent No. 10,194,542

DISPLAY DEVICE HAVING DISPLAY PANEL AND A CASE THAT COVERS AN EDGE OF THE DISPLAY PANEL


Patent No. 10,194,542
Issue Date January 29, 2019
Title Display Device Having Display Panel And A Case That Covers An Edge Of The Display Panel
Inventorship Jein Lee, Seoul (KR)
Seunggyu Kang, Seoul (KR)
Jaehun Lee, Seoul (KR)
Hyuncheol Cho, Seoul (KR)
Assignee LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seoul (KR)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,194,542

1. A display device comprising:a display panel including a front surface and a rear surface;
a back cover provided at a rear of the display panel; and
a guide panel provided adjacent to an edge of the display panel and coupled with the back cover,
wherein the guide panel includes a base part that faces the rear surface of the display panel, a side wall that covers a side of the display panel, and a plurality of guide parts that protrude from the side wall toward the side of the display panel,
wherein the display panel includes a short side and a long side connected to an end of the short side,
wherein the guide panel includes a first part that extends along the short side of the display panel and a second part that extends along the long side of the display panel,
wherein the plurality of guide parts includes a first guide part and a second guide part, the first guide part is provided at a first side wall of the first part of the guide panel and the second guide part is provided at a second side wall of the second part of the guide panel,
wherein a first buffer layer is attached on the first guide part and a second buffer layer is attached on the second guide part,
wherein the first guide part and the second guide part are spaced apart from a corner of the guide panel between the first part and the second part of the guide panel,
wherein the first buffer layer is in contact with the short side of the display panel and the second buffer layer is in contact with the long side of the display panel, and
wherein the first side wall of the guide panel is spaced apart from the short side of the display panel and the second side wall of the guide panel is spaced apart from the long side of the display panel such that a gap is formed between the first and the second side wall of the guide panel and the display panel adjacent to a corner of the display panel between the short side and the long side of the display panel.