US Patent No. 10,694,623

FOLDABLE DISPLAY APPARATUS


Patent No. 10,694,623
Issue Date June 23, 2020
Title Foldable Display Apparatus
Inventorship Changmin Park, Yongin-si (KR)
Assignee Samsung Display Co., Ltd., Yongin-si (KR)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,694,623

1. A foldable display apparatus comprising:a first housing;
a second housing;
a folding portion at a space between the first housing and the second housing to connect the first housing to the second housing so that the first and second housings are configured to be folded with respect to each other;
a flexible display comprising:
a contraction surface supported by the first housing, the second housing, and the folding portion; and
a tensile surface configured to display images; and
a hinge holder configured to be selectively inserted into, or withdrawn from, the folding portion, such that a portion of the hinge holder is configured to be inserted in a holding hole within the folding portion to be hidden between front and rear surfaces of the foldable display apparatus when the hinge holder is inserted into the holding hole within the folding portion,
wherein the front surface of the foldable display apparatus supports the flexible display, and
wherein the front and rear surfaces are the two largest surfaces of the display apparatus.