US Patent No. 10,342,121

FLEXIBLE DISPLAY UNIT AND MOBILE TERMINAL HAVING THE SAME


Patent No. 10,342,121
Issue Date July 02, 2019
Title Flexible Display Unit And Mobile Terminal Having The Same
Inventorship Hyungmo Koo, Seoul (KR)
Seyong Kim, Seoul (KR)
Minchul Lee, Seoul (KR)
Seunggeun Lim, Seoul (KR)
Sunghan Kim, Seoul (KR)
Assignee LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seoul (KR)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,342,121

1. A flexible electronic device comprising:a flexible display; and
a flexible frame coupled to a rear of the flexible display, the flexible frame comprising:
a first rigid portion;
a second rigid portion; and
a flexible portion located between the first rigid portion and the second rigid portion and configured to permit the frame to be bent, the flexible portion comprising:
a first region comprising a first plurality of holes having a first size and arranged in a first pattern; and
second regions each comprising a second plurality of holes having a second size and arranged in a second pattern different from the first pattern,
wherein the first size is greater than the second size and the first plurality of holes and the second plurality of holes are shaped to be elongated along a same direction,
wherein a center axis of the flexible frame is positioned in the first region,
wherein the second regions are correspondingly arranged at opposite sides of the first region in a direction away from the center axis,
wherein an area of the first plurality of holes within a portion of the first region having a particular area is greater than an area of the second plurality of holes within a portion of each of the second regions having the same particular area, and
wherein the flexible display is configured to bend according to a bending of the flexible frame about the center axis.