Foldable mobile terminal

  • US 9,954,985 B2
  • Filed: 06/19/2015
  • Issued: 04/24/2018
  • Est. Priority Date: 01/19/2015
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A foldable mobile terminal, comprising an upper shell and a lower shell that are hinged;

  • and a flexible panel disposed at folding inner surfaces of the upper shell and the lower shell, whereinat least one of the upper shell and the lower shell can be pivoted inwardly or outwardly to an adjustable angle with respect to a hinge axis;

    a region of the upper shell closer to the hinge axis comprises an upper cavity which is formed to be concaved from an inner side of the upper shell in a direction away from the flexible panel, and a region of the lower shell closer to the hinge axis comprises a lower cavity which is formed to be concaved from an inner side of the lower shell in a direction away from the flexible panel;

    a region of the flexible panel closer to the hinge axis comprises a bending portion, and the flexible panel can be bent at the bending portion, and whereinupon at least one of the upper shell and the lower shell is pivoted inwardly with respect to the hinge axis, the bending portion can be received in the upper cavity and the lower cavity,the upper shell comprises an upper chute communicated with the upper cavity, and the lower shell comprises a lower chute communicated with the lower cavity, andthe mobile terminal further comprises;

    an upper sliding plate mounted in the upper chute;

    a lower sliding plate mounted in the lower chute; and

    a driving element, the driving element is configured to drive the upper sliding plate to be partly protruded out of the upper chute to block an opening of the upper cavity and drive the lower sliding plate to be partly protruded out of the lower chute to block an opening of the lower cavity upon at least one of the upper shell and the lower shell is pivoted outwardly to a maximum adjustable angle with respect to the hinge axis; and

    the driving element is further configured to drive the upper sliding plate to be completely retracted to the upper chute to expose the opening of the upper cavity and drive the lower sliding plate to be completely retracted to the lower chute to expose the opening of the lower cavity upon at least one of the upper shell and the lower shell is pivoted inwardly with respect to the hinge axis to fold the mobile terminal.

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