US 11,755,067 B2
Foldable electronic device including display protection structure
Jungwon Park, Gyeonggi-do (KR); Jongmin Kang, Gyeonggi-do (KR); Daeyoung Kim, Gyeonggi-do (KR); Sunghun Kim, Gyeonggi-do (KR); Chijoon Kim, Gyeonggi-do (KR); Hyosang An, Gyeonggi-do (KR); Seungjun Lee, Gyeonggi-do (KR); Hyunggeun Lee, Gyeonggi-do (KR); Seungwhee Choi, Gyeonggi-do (KR); Junyoung Choi, Gyeonggi-do (KR); Dooryong Kim, Gyeonggi-do (KR); and Yonghee Jang, Gyeonggi-do (KR)
Assigned to Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
Filed by Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., Gyeonggi-do (KR)
Filed on Oct. 19, 2022, as Appl. No. 17/969,239.
Application 17/969,239 is a continuation of application No. 17/028,193, filed on Sep. 22, 2020, granted, now 11,507,137.
Application 17/028,193 is a continuation of application No. 16/838,555, filed on Apr. 2, 2020, granted, now 10,838,458, issued on Nov. 17, 2020.
Claims priority of application No. 10-2019-0064849 (KR), filed on May 31, 2019; and application No. 10-2019-0087535 (KR), filed on Jul. 19, 2019.
Prior Publication US 2023/0044853 A1, Feb. 9, 2023
This patent is subject to a terminal disclaimer.
Int. Cl. G06F 1/16 (2006.01); H04M 1/02 (2006.01)
CPC G06F 1/1618 (2013.01) [G06F 1/1681 (2013.01); H04M 1/0216 (2013.01); H04M 1/0268 (2013.01)] 14 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
1. An electronic device, comprising:
a first housing;
a second housing;
a hinge structure connecting the first housing and the second housing in a foldable manner with respect to a folding axis;
a flexible display including a first region corresponding to the first housing, and a second region corresponding to the second housing;
a first protection cover disposed over the first housing to cover a periphery of the first region of the flexible display;
a second protection cover disposed over the second housing to cover a periphery of the second region of the flexible display; and
a protection structure disposed over the hinge structure,
wherein the protection structure comprises:
a blocking member to cover the periphery of the flexible display and to bend corresponding to the foldable manner; and
at least one protective cap to support the blocking member,
wherein the at least one protective cap comprises:
a base fixed to the hinge structure;
a protrusion extending from the base; and
a support part extending from the protrusion toward the flexible display, and
wherein, in a direction perpendicular to the folding axis, the protrusion has a first width, and the support part has a second width smaller than the first width.