Foldable device

  • US 10,310,551 B2
  • Filed: 11/25/2015
  • Issued: 06/04/2019
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/09/2015
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A foldable device comprising:

  • a hinge comprising;

    a first hinge shaft; and

    a second hinge shaft;

    a flexible display comprising;

    a first part;

    a second part; and

    a third part between the first part and the second part;

    a first body which rotates around the first hinge shaft to move between a folding position and an unfolding position, the first body comprising;

    a first fixed portion to which the first part is fixed; and

    a first support portion which supports the third part in a support position when the first body is in the folding position and forms a receiving space for the third part to be received in a receiving position when the first body is in the unfolding position; and

    a restriction unit switches between providing support to the first support portion to support the third part in the support position and withdrawing the support from the first support portion to form the receiving space for the third part in the receiving position according to rotation of the first body around the first hinge shaft between the unfolding position and the folding position.

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