US Patent No. 11,032,929

ELECTRONIC DEVICE INCLUDING FLEXIBLE DISPLAY


Patent No. 11,032,929
Issue Date June 08, 2021
Title Electronic Device Including Flexible Display
Inventorship Chung-Keun Yoo, Suwon-si (KR)
Jung-Jin Kim, Suwon-si (KR)
Jong-Yoon Kim, Yongin-si (KR)
Gi-Dae Kim, Seoul (KR)
Young-Sun Park, Yongin-si (KR)
Moo-Hyun Baek, Suwon-si (KR)
Hyun-Woo Sim, Suwon-si (KR)
Assignee SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD., Suwon-si (KR)

Claim of US Patent No. 11,032,929

1. A portable communication device comprising:a flexible display including a first display area and a second display area each of which is visible in a bended state of the flexible display in which the first display area and the second display area face in opposite directions and an unbended state of the flexible display in which the first display area and the second display area face in a same direction;
a housing accommodating the flexible display, the housing including a first housing portion corresponding to the first display area and a second housing portion corresponding to the second display area;
a hinge coupled between the first housing portion and the second housing portion and configured to facilitate bending of the flexible display, with respect to a rotational axis, between the unbended state and the bended state;
a plurality of bars disposed between the flexible display and the housing and configured such that first surfaces of respective bars of the plurality of bars facing the flexible display form a planar surface when the flexible display is unbended, and form at least a partially curved surface when the flexible display is bended; and
an elastic member disposed between the plurality of bars and at least part of an area of the flexible display that curves when the flexible display is bended.