US Patent No. 10,367,164

FOLDABLE DISPLAY APPARATUS


Patent No. 10,367,164
Issue Date July 30, 2019
Title Foldable Display Apparatus
Inventorship Sungsang Ahn, Yongin-si (KR)
Taehyeog Jung, Yongin-si (KR)
Assignee Samsung Display Co., Ltd., Yongin-si (KR)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,367,164

1. A foldable display apparatus that is adjustable between a folded configuration and an unfolded configuration, the foldable display apparatus comprising:a flexible display panel that is foldable;
a case comprising:
a first case that supports a first side of the flexible display panel; and
a second case that supports a second side of the flexible display panel;
an elastic piece connecting the first case to the second case, the elastic piece being substantially flat in the unfolded configuration;
a link member connecting the first case to the second case and comprising a concave-convex type single body metal sheet; and
a locking unit configured to prevent rotation of the first case and the second case in a folding direction when the foldable display apparatus is in the unfolded configuration.