US 10,893,129 B2
Hinged electronic device with moving support plates for a flexible display and corresponding systems
Roger Harmon, Crystal Lake, IL (US); Steve Emmert, McHenry, IL (US); Alberto Cavallaro, Northbrook, IL (US); and Jee-Woong Lee, Vernon Hills, IL (US)
Assigned to Motorola Mobility LLC, Chicago, IL (US)
Filed by Motorola Mobility LLC, Chicago, IL (US)
Filed on Apr. 29, 2020, as Appl. No. 16/862,274.
Application 16/862,274 is a continuation of application No. 16/749,721, filed on Jan. 22, 2020.
Application 16/749,721 is a continuation of application No. 16/579,517, filed on Sep. 23, 2019, granted, now 10,601,967, issued on Mar. 24, 2020.
Application 16/579,517 is a continuation of application No. 16/131,937, filed on Sep. 14, 2018, granted, now 10,491,725, issued on Nov. 26, 2019.
Prior Publication US 2020/0259937 A1, Aug. 13, 2020
This patent is subject to a terminal disclaimer.
Int. Cl. H04M 1/02 (2006.01); H04B 1/3888 (2015.01); G06F 1/16 (2006.01)
CPC H04M 1/0214 (2013.01) [G06F 1/1616 (2013.01); G06F 1/1652 (2013.01); H04B 1/3888 (2013.01); H04M 1/0268 (2013.01); G06F 1/1681 (2013.01); H04M 1/0216 (2013.01)] 20 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. An electronic device, comprising:
a first device housing and a second device housing; and
a hinge coupling the first device housing to the second device housing, the first device housing pivotable about the hinge relative to the second device housing;
the hinge comprising:
a cam;
a first support plate pivotally coupled to a first side of the cam and extending distally into the first device housing from the first side of the cam; and
a second support plate pivotally coupled to a second side of the cam and extending distally into the second device housing from the second side of the cam;
wherein each of the first device housing and the second device housing define a support plate receiving recess comprising an inclined plane;
wherein a distal end of each of the first support plate and the second support plate travels along the inclined plane between a first position within the first device housing and the second device housing, respectively, with the distal end situated at a top of the inclined plane, to a second position within the first device housing and the second device housing, respectively, with the distal end situated at a bottom of the inclined plane, when the first device housing and the second device housing pivot about the hinge from an axially displaced open position to a closed position.