US 11,058,018 B1
Electronic device including flexible display
Yeonggyu Yoon, Suwon-si (KR); Youngmin Kang, Suwon-si (KR); Moonchul Shin, Suwon-si (KR); Seungjoon Lee, Suwon-si (KR); Joongyeon Cho, Suwon-si (KR); and Byounguk Yoon, Suwon-si (KR)
Assigned to Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., Suwon-si (KR)
Filed by Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., Suwon-si (KR)
Filed on Mar. 15, 2021, as Appl. No. 17/201,532.
Claims priority of application No. 10-2020-0131465 (KR), filed on Oct. 12, 2020.
Int. Cl. H05K 5/02 (2006.01); H05K 5/00 (2006.01); G06F 1/16 (2006.01); H04N 5/225 (2006.01); G06F 3/041 (2006.01)
CPC H05K 5/0217 (2013.01) [G06F 1/1624 (2013.01); G06F 1/1652 (2013.01); H05K 5/0017 (2013.01); G06F 3/0412 (2013.01); G06F 2203/04102 (2013.01); G06F 2203/04105 (2013.01); H04N 5/2257 (2013.01)] 22 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. An electronic device comprising:
a housing;
a plate capable of being slid out from the housing;
a flexible display comprising a first area disposed on one surface of the plate, and a second area extending from the first area and at least partially drawn out from an inner space of the housing when the plate is slid out;
a curved member positioned in an inner space of the housing to correspond to the second area;
a first linear gear positioned on another surface of the plate, and comprising a plurality of gear teeth arranged in a first direction in which the plate is slid out;
a second linear gear comprising a plurality of gear teeth arranged in the first direction;
a multi-bar structure extending to a space between the second area and the curved member, coupled to overlap the second area, and connected to the second linear gear; and
a circular gear capable of being rotated about a rotation shaft perpendicular to the first direction, and disposed between the first linear gear and the second linear gear to be spaced apart from the curved member in a second direction opposite to the first direction, the circular gear being engaged with the first linear gear and the second linear gear, and
wherein, in a state in which the plate is slid out, when viewed from above the first area, a portion of the multi-bar structure overlaps the second linear gear, and the first linear gear does not overlap the multi-bar structure.