US Patent No. 10,398,039

PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND INTERNAL STRUCTURE OF THE SAME


Patent No. 10,398,039
Issue Date August 27, 2019
Title Portable Electronic Device And Internal Structure Of The Same
Inventorship Jong-Min Choi, Seongnam-si (KR)
Yun-Sup Kim, Seoul (KR)
Seung-Jae Ahn, Hwaseong-si (KR)
Jung-Hwan Jun, Hwaseong-si (KR)
Hae-Min Yoon, Seoul (KR)
Assignee Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., Suwon-si (KR)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,398,039

1. An electronic device comprising:a supporting member including a first surface, a second surface opposite to the first surface and a plurality of supporting protrusions formed along a side surface thereof;
a case member coupled with the supporting member to surround the side surface of the supporting member and including:
a rear surface portion positioned opposite the second surface of the supporting member,
a first side wall extending from the rear surface portion and disposed to surround the side surface of the supporting member, and
a second side wall extending from the rear surface portion and facing an inside surface of the first side wall;
a first coupling member coupled between the first side wall and the second side wall, wherein the first coupling member extends from the second surface of the supporting member and the plurality of supporting protrusions are formed on an outside surface of the first coupling member;
a second coupling member protruding from the second surface of the supporting member and facing the first coupling member, wherein the second side wall is coupled between the first coupling member and the second coupling member;
a front cover coupled to a front surface of the case member, surrounded by the case member, and attached to the first surface of the supporting member, the front cover includes a window member positioned in the front surface of the case member, and a display panel disposed in an inside surface of the window member; and
a shock-absorbing member including a double-sided adhesive tape attaching the display panel to the supporting member and disposed between the display panel and the supporting member,
wherein an end of the first side wall is positioned in a periphery of the front cover,
wherein the plurality of supporting protrusions are supported by corresponding inner surfaces of the case member to couple the supporting member to the case member, and
wherein the supporting member supports a first side wall of the case member and resists deformation of the first side wall when an external force is applied to the case member.