US Patent No. 10,433,438

FLEXIBLE DISPLAY ELECTRONIC DEVICE


Patent No. 10,433,438
Issue Date October 01, 2019
Title Flexible Display Electronic Device
Inventorship Hee Cheul Moon, Seongnam-si (KR)
Gi Dae Kim, Seoul (KR)
Moo Hyun Baek, Suwon-si (KR)
Chung Keun Yoo, Suwon-si (KR)
Assignee Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., Suwon-si (KR)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,433,438

1. A portable communication device comprising:a flexible display;
a first housing for supporting a first region of the flexible display;
a second housing for supporting a second region of the flexible display; and
a hinge coupled with the first housing and the second housing such that the first housing and the second housing are connected via the hinge,
wherein the hinge includes:
a hinge shaft, and
a plurality of columns arranged in relation to the hinge shaft,
wherein, when the flexible display is unfolded, the plurality of columns is arranged substantially parallel to one another, and
wherein, when the flexible display is folded, the plurality of columns is arranged to partially surround a portion of the hinge shaft.