US 10,367,164 B2
Foldable display apparatus
Sungsang Ahn, Yongin-si (KR); and Taehyeog Jung, Yongin-si (KR)
Assigned to Samsung Display Co., Ltd., Yongin-si (KR)
Filed by SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD., Yongin-si, Gyeonggi-do (KR)
Filed on Dec. 18, 2015, as Appl. No. 14/975,689.
Claims priority of application No. 10-2015-0093232 (KR), filed on Jun. 30, 2015.
Prior Publication US 2017/0006725 A1, Jan. 5, 2017
Int. Cl. H01L 51/00 (2006.01); H01L 51/52 (2006.01); H05K 1/02 (2006.01); G06F 1/16 (2006.01); H04M 1/02 (2006.01); H01L 29/786 (2006.01)
CPC H01L 51/5237 (2013.01) [G06F 1/16 (2013.01); G06F 1/1616 (2013.01); G06F 1/1652 (2013.01); G06F 1/1681 (2013.01); H04M 1/0214 (2013.01); H04M 1/0268 (2013.01); H05K 1/028 (2013.01); H01L 29/7869 (2013.01); H01L 2251/5338 (2013.01)] 13 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A foldable display apparatus that is adjustable between a folded configuration and an unfolded configuration, the foldable display apparatus comprising:
a flexible display panel that is foldable;
a case comprising:
a first case that supports a first side of the flexible display panel; and
a second case that supports a second side of the flexible display panel;
an elastic piece connecting the first case to the second case, the elastic piece being substantially flat in the unfolded configuration;
a link member connecting the first case to the second case and comprising a concave-convex type single body metal sheet; and
a locking unit configured to prevent rotation of the first case and the second case in a folding direction when the foldable display apparatus is in the unfolded configuration.