US Patent No. 10,219,397

ELECTRONIC DEVICE


Patent No. 10,219,397
Issue Date February 26, 2019
Title Electronic Device
Inventorship Jin-Hyuk Choi, Gyeonggi-do (KR)
Jae-Woo Lee, Seoul (KR)
Jee-Young Jung, Seoul (KR)
Jong-Chul Choi, Gyeonggi-do (KR)
Assignee Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., (KR)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,219,397

1. An electronic device comprising:a first main body part;
at least one second main body part connected to the first main body part so as to be rotatable, or such that the first and second main body parts pivot relative to each other; and
a connecting part that connects the second main body part to the first main body part or another second main body part adjacent thereto,
wherein the connecting part comprises:
a connecting member that rotatably connects the first main body part and at least one second main body part and that includes an inner cover member and an outer cover member formed of a flexible material and bonded to face each other;
a flexible printed circuit board (FPCB) that is interposed between the inner cover member and outer cover members and electrically connects the at least one second main body part to the first main body part; and
a reinforcing member that is interposed between the inner cover member and the FPCB or between the outer cover member and the FPCB and at least partially overlaps the FPCB,
wherein the electronic device further comprises:
at least one bonding layer formed between the reinforcing member and the outer cover member or between the reinforcing member and the inner cover member; and
a slot formed in the bonding layer, and
wherein the FPCB is disposed in the slot while an edge of the FPCB is spaced apart from the bonding layer.