US 10,433,438 B2
Flexible display electronic device
Hee Cheul Moon, Seongnam-si (KR); Gi Dae Kim, Seoul (KR); Moo Hyun Baek, Suwon-si (KR); and Chung Keun Yoo, Suwon-si (KR)
Assigned to Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., Suwon-si (KR)
Filed by Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., Suwon-si, Gyeonggi-do (KR)
Filed on May 17, 2018, as Appl. No. 15/982,550.
Application 15/982,550 is a continuation of application No. 15/678,692, filed on Aug. 16, 2017, granted, now 9,992,888, issued on Jun. 5, 2018.
Claims priority of application No. 10-2016-0117854 (KR), filed on Sep. 13, 2016.
Prior Publication US 2018/0270971 A1, Sep. 20, 2018
Int. Cl. G06F 1/16 (2006.01); H05K 5/02 (2006.01); H05K 5/00 (2006.01)
CPC H05K 5/0226 (2013.01) [G06F 1/1618 (2013.01); G06F 1/1652 (2013.01); G06F 1/1681 (2013.01); H05K 5/0017 (2013.01); H05K 5/0086 (2013.01)] 23 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A portable communication device comprising:
a flexible display;
a first housing for supporting a first region of the flexible display;
a second housing for supporting a second region of the flexible display; and
a hinge coupled with the first housing and the second housing such that the first housing and the second housing are connected via the hinge,
wherein the hinge includes:
a hinge shaft, and
a plurality of columns arranged in relation to the hinge shaft,
wherein, when the flexible display is unfolded, the plurality of columns is arranged substantially parallel to one another, and
wherein, when the flexible display is folded, the plurality of columns is arranged to partially surround a portion of the hinge shaft.