Foldable device

  • US 10,365,691 B2
  • Filed: 01/05/2017
  • Issued: 07/30/2019
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/09/2015
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A foldable device comprising:

  • a flexible display comprising a first portion, a second portion, and a third portion disposed between the first portion and the second portion;

    a body comprising a first support portion which supports the first portion of the flexible display, a second support portion which supports the second portion of the flexible display, and a third support portion which supports the third portion of the flexible display;

    a hinge comprising a first rotation axis which connects the first support portion to the third support portion, and a second rotation axis which connects the second support portion to the third support portion, the first rotation axis and the second rotation axis allowing the first support portion and the second support portion to rotate with respect to the third support portion when the flexible display changes from an open state to a closed state; and

    a slot hole which is disposed on at least one of the first support portion and the third support portion, and at least one of the second support portion and the third support portion, which is rotatably coupled with the first rotation axis and the second rotation axis, and which shifts the first rotation axis and the second rotation axis along an inner surface of the slot hole when the first support portion and the second support portion rotate with respect to the third support portion.

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