US Patent No. 10,219,378

FLEXIBLE PRINTED CIRCUIT AND DISPLAY DEVICE


Patent No. 10,219,378
Issue Date February 26, 2019
Title Flexible Printed Circuit And Display Device
Inventorship Hisashi Watanabe, Sakai (JP)
Assignee SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, Sakai (JP)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,219,378

1. A display device comprising:at least one flexible printed circuit including a flexible substrate provided with multiple slits, multiple conductive lines, and multiple terminals that are independently electrically coupled with the respective conductive lines; and
a display panel including a curved outer edge portion having a curved whole shape at at least part of the outer edge thereof,
the slits and the conductive lines being disposed in the longitudinal direction of the flexible substrate,
the terminals being disposed on a first longitudinal end of the flexible substrate,
the curved outer edge portion being provided with multiple panel terminals,
a second longitudinal end of the flexible substrate and the curved outer edge portion being attached to each other,
the flexible printed circuit including multiple divided portions separated by the slits,
each of the divided portions being bent along the periphery of the curved outer edge portion toward the back surface side of the display panel,
the flexible printed circuit being twisted on the back surface side of the display panel, and
the terminals being located on the display panel side of the flexible substrate.